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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…)

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Gran Turismo Sport, WWE 2K18, Jackbox Party Pack 4, more added to PS Store

Get ready to go on a wild ride with friends of all stripes in this week’s PlayStation Store update.

To start things off, Sony will launch the first online-focused entry in the Gran Turismo franchise, Gran Turismo Sport. 2K Games will offer up their own knockdown-dragout clash for the PS4 this week with the release of WWE 2K18. However, for the true cutthroat competitor, there’s The Jackbox Party Pack 4, the latest party game compilation from Jackbox Games.

Two very different sets of friends round out the rest of the PlayStation Store update. The South Park gang will tackle superhero franchises in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and Deck Nine will continue the story of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm in Episode 2: Brave New World.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store (including a handful of Vita games) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: WWE 2K18, Gran Turismo Sport, Fire Emblem Warriors, More

It’s impossible to say that a single genre is representative of “video games” in 2017, and this grab bag approach is n full display in this week’s new retail releases report.

2K Games will launch their latest wrestling sim, WWE 2K18, for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Sony will follow that up with their simulation, Gran Turismo Sport, an online-focused racer for the PS4.

However, Nintendo is taking the opposite tack and launching Fire Emblem Warriors, a swords-and-sorcery mashup of the franchise’s entire history for the Switch and New 3DS. The crazy kids from South Park will also march into stores this week in South Park: The Fractured But Whole for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. And speaking of RPGs, Atlus will release Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth for the 3DS.

You can read all about the rest of this week’s new retail releases after the break. (more…)

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Gran Turismo Sport will finally race into stores on October 17

It’s been a rocky road for Gran Turismo Sport.

The racing sim has suffered multiple delays since its initial announcement back in 2015, but it looks like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Polyphony’s Kazunori Yamauchi took over the PlayStation Blog today to confirm that it’ll officially launch for the PS4 this Fall on October 17:

Hello GT Fans! I’m extremely excited to confirm that Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on October 17 in North America. Following the successful completion of our Closed Beta phase, as announced earlier this week, we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch.

In the meantime, I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and PDI to express my gratitude for the continued support of GT fans and PlayStation supporters around the world during this beta period. We’re as keen as all of you to get the game into players’ hands, and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of the game when it launches in October.

In addition to the launch date, Sony also revealed a pair of special editions for Gran Tursimo Sport:

Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition ($69.99)

  • Gran Turismo Sport Starter Pack (8 Cars)
  • $1MM In-Game Credits
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 30 Gran Turismo Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet for Driver Profile
  • Limited Steel Book and Packaging

Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99)

  • Gran Turismo Sport Starter Pack (12 Cars)
  • $2MM In-Game Credits
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 60 Gran Turismo Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet for Driver Profile

The consolemaker plans to announce more information connected to Gran Turismo Sport as we get closer to the release date, including additional details on the Campaign Mode, various creative tools, and a final tally of all cars and tracks.

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Sony will bring 26 playable PS4 games to PAX East 2017

Sony has announced (via the PlayStation Blog, naturally) that they’re bringing 26 PS4 games to this year’s PAX East convention.

By giving attendees more than two dozen demo options, Sony will be able to showcase a wide variety of titles at their booth including AAA blockbusters (Gran Turismo Sport and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy), highly-anticipated indie offerings (Cosmic Star Heroine, Tooth & Tail, and What Remains of Edith Finch), and a few PlayStation VR curiosities (Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin and Farpoint).

Here’s a full look at the 26 PS4 games Sony will bring to PAX East 2017 (though a few of them are also in development for the Vita):

PlayStation at PAX East 2017
  • Boundless
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Cryptark
  • Dino Frontier
  • Disc Jam
  • Eitr
  • Everything
  • Farpoint
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Gang Beasts
  • Gnog
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Loot Rascals
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Nex Machina
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Pox Nora
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Rain World
  • Rime
  • Sundered
  • Tooth & Tail
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Windjammers
  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

The 2017 PAX East convention will open its doors this Friday, March 10, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Sony shines a spotlight on what’s coming to PS4 in 2017 including Detroit: Become Human

PlayStation Europe definitely kicked the year off right after they unveiled a new video highlighting the many exclusives coming to the PS4 in 2017.

In addition to games such as Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the PaRappa The Rapper remaster, the sizzle reel also includes a glimpse of Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, which had previously been tagged with a “TBA” release date.

Here’s the full list of games featured in the video:

Coming to PS4 in 2017

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Drawn To Death
  • Dreams
  • Farpoint
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Gravity Rush 2 (January 20)
  • Hellblade
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (February 28)
  • Knack 2
  • Matterfall
  • MLB The Show 17 (March 28)
  • New Hot Shots Golf
  • Nex Machina
  • Nier: Automata (March 7)
  • Nioh (February 7)
  • Persona 5 (April 4)
  • PaRappa The Rapper
  • Pyre
  • Starblood Arena
  • Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy
  • Wipeout: Omega Collection
  • World of Warriors
  • Yakuza 0 (January 24)

The first big event of the 2017 “Video Game Calendar” will be PAX South, which will be held in San Antonio beginning on January 27. We’ll surely hear more about at least a few of these games then.

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Gran Turismo Sport pushed back to 2017 by Polyphony Digital

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Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony Digital’s multiplayer-focused Gran Turismo spinoff, won’t launch this Fall as originally planned. Instead, CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has announced (via the PlayStation Blog) that the game will now be released sometime in 2017.

According to Yamauchi, Gran Turismo Sport is being delayed so the development team can “perfect” it because they “do not want to compromise the experience in any way”:

From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.

However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way.

Yamauchi closed by saying, “We are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.”

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Gran Turismo Sport’s E3 2016 trailer is bombastically operatic

Sony and Polyphony Digital got together recently to produce another epic preview of Gran Turismo Sport for the upcoming E3 Expo. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s Ken Chan broke down the four-minute trailer for fans:

With E3 2016 just around the corner, we thought we’d give the community a first look at some of the new features in Gran Turismo Sport, including Livery Editor, Social Features, Live Broadcast, and Photo Scapes modes.

Gran Turismo’s legacy of innovation is rekindled once again with the next iteration of Polyphony Digital’s eSports-focused racing simulator. More than 15 years ago Kazunori Yamauchi and his team introduced console gamers to real-world physics, and more recently, Gran Turismo has trailblazed new paths across the gaming and automotive industries with programs such as Vision Gran Turismo and GT Academy. Building on GT Academy’s success, GT Sport empowers gamers of all skill levels to compete in high-stakes racing with FIA-certified championships.

Gran Turismo Sport will be released exclusively for the PS4 on November 15. We’ll definitely hear quite a bit more about it during next week’s E3 Expo.

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