EA confirms Battlefield 6 is coming in 2018; Battlefield 1 is getting Esports Mode and GOTY Edition this Fall
Electronic Arts reiterates that Battlefield 6 and Anthem are coming in 2018
The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time: An Introduction and The Top 100
The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time #82: Contra
Capcom is splitting the games from the Mega Man X franchise across two Legacy Collections
Nightdive puts development of System Shock Remastered on hold
Fe, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Claybook, more added to Xbox Store
Swery’s next game, The Missing, will be published by Arc System Works in 2018
Hideki Kamiya is already thinking about Bayonetta 4
Bayonetta 1 + 2, Fe, Xeodrifter, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week
All Articles: FIFA 18
Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII has reenlisted for a second tour of duty as the best-selling game of the month. According to The NPD Group (via GamesIndustry.biz), the shooter was the best-selling game in December 2017, besting Star Wars: Battlefront II (#2) and Super Mario Odyssey (#3).
The holiday season dominated last month’s list, as several games that were tailor-made for gift-giving ranked high in the Top 20 including NBA 2K18 (#4), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#5), Madden NFL 18 (#6), and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#9). But perhaps most surprisingly, the Xbox One debut of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds landed at #7 after just a few weeks on sale (PC sales weren’t included in the NPD Group’s calculations).
You can find The NPD Group’s complete list for the Top 20 best-selling games from December 2017 after the break. (more…)
Fans have been asking to send the Call of Duty franchise back to the European Theater for years, and now that Activision has finally delivered, those same fans have gleefully opened their wallets. According to The NPD Group, Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling game in November, as well as the best-selling game in all of 2017 (so far).
Call of Duty: WWII’s launch helped push November 2017’s total game, hardware, and accessory sales to $2.7 billion, an increase of 30% over last year. Other big performers that fuled the last four weeks of sales included Star Wars: Battlefront II (#2), Assassin’s Creed Origins (#3), Super Mario Odyssey (#6), and a big debut for Need For Speed: Payback (#8).
The complete Top 20 from last month can be found after the break. (more…)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Super Mario Odyssey are October 2017’s best-selling games
A northeastern cold snap proves that Fall is all… as does the massive number of new releases that cracked The NPD Group’s list of best-selling games from October 2017. WB Games’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of War lead the way at #1, but it was closely followed by Assassin’s Creed Origins at #2, Super Mario Odyssey at #3, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole at #4.
Nintendo actually had a huge month, placing four titles in the Top 20 (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#15), Mario Kart 8 (#16), and Fire Emblem Warriors (#17) were the others), as well as owning the top two hardware platforms. However, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that overall industry sales still dropped 11% versus October 2016 to $825 million:
With interest in the Switch and the Super NES Classic still sky-high, Nintendo hardware managed to account for two-thirds of the hardware sales generated. That being said, NPD noted that Sony’s PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling hardware platform year-to-date. Furthermore, in the accessories category, the black DualShock 4 wireless controller was both the best-selling accessory of October, and the best-selling accessory year-to-date.
The complete Top 20 from October 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)
EA Sports has a particular way of doing things, and sticking to an annual release schedule for their games lineup is a big one. For decades, a new Madden appears on store shelves every August. It’s followed by updated NHL and FIFA games a month later, and the latest NBA Live (when it’s not on the bench) typically launches in October. But things might be changing for the venerable publisher.
Speaking to Bloomberg, CEO Andrew Wilson said that EA Sports might discontinue yearly releases and switch to offering downloadable expansions or subscriptions instead:
“There’s a few different things that have got to happen first. We do a lot in a FIFA game every year, and a lot in a Madden game. There’s a lot of code that we make available as part of the new iteration. But when we look at what we do in Korea or China, we don’t do it that way. There, every four years we release a new big code drop, and we offer incremental change over time.”
Wilson didn’t lay out a road map for how this change might be implemented, but I’m sure many sports fans would be interested in purchasing a full-priced game once and adding to it with roster updates and Story Mode expansions in future seasons.
Activision has been rather quiet on the Destiny 2 front since the game’s launch, but The NPD Group confirmed this morning that it was the best-selling game during the month of September. It’s doing so well at retail that the tracking firm has also declared Destiny 2 the best-selling game in all of 2017… so far.
Aside from Destiny 2, sports games dominated the sales chart in September, including the debuts of NBA 2K18 (#2), FIFA 18 (#4), and NHL 18 (#8). It was also a good month for games with long tails as Grand Theft Auto V (#7), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#9), and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (#10) continue to hold onto their slots in the top ten.
You can read more about last month’s best-sellers and view the monthly Top Ten after the break. (more…)
It’s another big week for the Nintendo Switch… because dozens of new titles (and a few new 3DS games) are now available to download through the Nintendo eShop.
Later this week, EA Sports will bring their soccer simulation FIFA 18 to the Switch on September 29. But beginning today, Sidebar’s “Golf RPG,” Golf Story, will tee off on the Switch eShop. It’ll be joined by monochromatic shooter Inversus Deluxe, picture puzzler Picross S, and co-op spaceship manager Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (on October 3).
Over on the 3DS, Nintendo fans will be able Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters on September 29 and Culdcept Revolt on October 3.
You can learn more about this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)
High stakes competitions are the name of the game in today’s Xbox Games Store update.
EA Sports launched FIFA 18, Zen Studios flipped out with Pinball FX3, and Devolver Digital delivered the “brutal action shooter” Ruiner. Also available to download today are a pair of collections editions… Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition and Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition.
You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)
We’ve got another packed PlayStation Store update today, so let’s not waste any time…
EA Sports will let players return to the pitch in FIFA 18. The battling mechs from the Gundam universe will make their PS4 debut in Bandai Namco ‘s Gundam Versus. NIS America’s murder mystery series continues in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Pinball FX3 calls “next” in the pinball simulation arena. Hob is a new action-adventure game from Runic Games. SteamWorld Dig 2 digs deep into its “MetroidVania” roots. And Bethesda has bundled together all the downloadable content in Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition.
All of these games will be available to download for the PS4.
You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store (including a handful of Vita games) after the break. (more…)