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Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 once again reign supreme over the monthly sales chart as The NPD Group has confirmed the two titles were #1 and #2, respectively, in their June 2014 top-selling games report. The two games were part of a trend that included other May releases such as Minecraft (#3) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (#7).
The only June releases to crack the top ten were EA Sports UFC (#4) and Tomodachi Life (#9),
With Microsoft’s Kinect-less Xbox One hit store shelves in June, so the battle between the next-generation heated up just as the thermometer did. According to Joystiq, the PS4 once again topped the Xbox One, though all console sales more than doubled (a 106% increase, to be exact) the month of May. Ultimate, the entire industry saw a 24% increase in sales over the last month… and that includes a big jump in Wii U hardware sales too.
You can view the complete top ten chart for the month of June after the break. (more…)
PC and PlayStation Call of Duty players should start getting hyped! The Call of Duty: Ghosts third DLC pack, Invasion, will be available to download on the PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 starting July 3.
With Invasion, players will get “Awakening,” the third part in Extinction, the four-part episodic storyline. They’ll also get four brand-new multiplayer maps: “Departed,” “Pharaoh,” “Mutiny,” and “Favela.” Players can pay either $14.99 for the Invasion DLC, or get it for a discounted price through the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass.
Pick up the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC pack on July 3 for $14.99 on PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
We were already pretty aware of the fact that a lot of copies of Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 were sold in the last week of May. Now, the NPD Group has made it official by releasing their official report of the best-selling games of May 2014.
Not surprisingly, Watch Dogs took the gold while Mario Kart 8 had to settle for the silver. The top ten was populated by several other May releases including Wolfenstein: The New Order (#4) and Kirby: Triple Deluxe (#9). A retail release of Minecraft on the PS3 also pushed that game back into the top five (#5, to be exact).
According to Joystiq, the NPD Group also confirmed that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One for the fifth straight month. You can view the complete top ten list from the month of May after the break. (more…)
Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the Invasion Map Pack, the next downloadable expansion for Call of Duty: Ghosts. As always, the Invasion Map Pack will add four new maps and the next chapter of Extinction Mode to the game. This time, players will be able to battle killer mariachis in “Departed,” trigger booby-trapped pyramids in “Pharaoh,” and unearth angry pirate ghosts in “Mutiny.” The final map, “Favela,” is a recreation of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map of the same name.
The Invasion Map Pack will be available to download from the Xbox Live Store this Tuesday, June 3, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. As with all Call of Duty DLC, Season Pass owners will be able to grab the pack for free while everyone else will have to shell out $14.99. The Invasion Map Pack will likely be made available to PC, PS3, and PS4 players sometime in early July.
Check out the trailer above for a sneak peek at the new maps found in the Invasion Map Pack. We’ve also got an in-depth description of each map, straight from Activision, available after the break. (more…)
After selling 925,000 copies in March, TitanFall continued to roll over the competition at retail as the NPD Group crowned it the best-selling game of April 2014 as well.
The remainder of the top ten was made up almost entirely of games released last Fall including Call of Duty: Ghosts (#2), NBA 2K14 (#3), and Lego The Hobbit (#5). Amazingly, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition continues to hang out in the top five, landing at #4 for the month of April. That ranking may improve next month now that the retail version of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is available. And speaking of things that are amazing, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the only other April release to crack the top ten (it was #8).
Finally, according to Joystiq, Sony’s PlayStation 4 can lay claim to the next-generation consoles sales title for another month. That makes four in a row for the PS4.
The complete top ten list for April 2014 can be found after the break. (more…)
Right on schedule, Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ Devastation Map Pack will be available for the PC, PS3, and PS4 on May 8. The pack has been priced at $14.99 and will include four new multiplayer maps (“Ruins,” “Behemoth,” “Collision,” and “Unearthed”), the 2-in-1 “Ripper” SMG/Assault Rifle, and the Extinction Mode’s second episode (“Mayday”). And don’t forget, you can play as the Predator in “Ruins.” Definitely a point in its favor… as long as you ain’t got time to bleed.
In case you missed them the first time around, more information on all the new maps can be found after the break. (more…)
Activision and Infinity Ward have released a brand new gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ Devastation Map Pack, which will be available to download for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Thursday, April 3. The trailer gives us a more in-depth look at the add-ons four maps (“Ruins,” “Behemoth,” “Collision,” and “Unearthed”), as well as Extinction Mode’s second episode, “Mayday.”
However, most importantly, the trailer confirms that the Predator will play some part in the “Ruins” map. It’s unknown if the Predator is a playable character the way Michael Myers was in the Ghosts’ first DLC pack or an invisible assassin, but he’s definitely there. All the Predator action (all one second of it), begins at 2:23 in the video above.
PC, PS3, and PS4 players will likely receive access to the Devastation Map Pack in early May. You can expect Activision to announce the release date for those platforms soon.