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New releases lead the way in August 2013 NPD report of best-selling games

maddennfl25-sandersThe NPD Group has released their monthly report on the financial health of the video game industry and, good news, retail game sales in August 2013 increased 21% over the same period last year. The entire retail game industry (games, consoles, and accessories) raked in $521 million, an increase of 1% over August 2012. Though the report estimates this number accounts for only half of all video game spending in August when you factor in used games, rentals, digital sales, add-on content, subscriptions, mobile apps, and social network microtransactions that the NPD doesn’t track.

Most of the increase in game sales was due to a stronger than usual slate of August releases. In fact, only two games in the August top ten are holdovers from previous months (Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition at #5 and NCAA Football 14 at #7).

The remainder of the top ten is populated entirely by new titles: Madden NFL 25 (#1), Saints Row IV (#2), Disney Infinity (#3), Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (#4), Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (#6), Payday 2 (#8), Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (#9), and Pikmin 3 (#10).

If you’d prefer the top ten in list format, you can find it right here:

Bestselling Games in August 2013
1. Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360, PS3)
2. Saints Row IV (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
3. Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, Wii U, 3DS )
4. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
5. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
6. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
7. NCAA Football 14 (Xbox 360, PS3)
8. Payday 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
9. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
10. Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

[Source: GameSpot]

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New Releases: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Payday 2, DuckTales Remastered, More


The brothers Mario are venturing back into the RPG world with today’s release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for the 3DS.

Tuesday will see the release of a few titles on the complete opposite end of the gaming spectrum including the multiplayer heistfest Payday 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) and the latest strategy game in the Europa Universalis series, Europa Universalis IV (PC).

The rest of this week’s new releases all star anthropomorphized animals…

  • There’s the PC version of WayForward’s DuckTales Remastered. Downloadable console versions will also be available this week and special retail editions will be available next week.
  • There’s the Wii and Wii U port of Angry Birds Trilogy.
  • And there’s Phineas and Ferb: Quest For Cool Stuff, which will be available for the 3DS, DS, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360.

I guess, technically, Phineas and Ferb aren’t animals. But they sure are weird looking.

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Nintendo Download: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, DuckTales Remastered, more


Welcome to another Nintendo Download! This week, 3DS owners will be able to download the latest Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, on Sunday, August 11. Two days later, on August 13, Wii U owners will be able to relieve the hurricane of fun that is DuckTales Remastered.

But what if you want to download something new today?

3DS owners will have a choice of three games: the steampunk-styled platforming of SteamWorld Dig, the 3D bowling of Smash Bowling 3D, and the tangram puzzles of Tangram Style. Wii U owners only get two new games today: the Virtual Console-bound Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire and the Wii U GamePad party game Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party.

You can find more information about all of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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3DS Release Dates: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Shin Megami Tensei IV

shinmegamitensei4-dateThis afternoon’s Nintendo Direct presentation was stuffed full of new information on a ton of different 3DS and Wii U games. And if you’re an RPG fan who also happens to own a 3DS, Nintendo has two dates they want you to circle on your calendar.

Atlus’ long-awaited Shin Megami Tensei IV will be available on July 16 in a special Limited Edition box set. In addition to the fourth game in the series, SMT fans will be able to obtain a special Strategy & Design Book and a SMT Music Collection CD. According to Atlus, after the first printing of the game, this special edition will be gone.

Finally, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be available in stores and the 3DS eShop on August 11. A teaser trailer for the game can be found after the break. (more…)

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Golf: World Tour coming to 3DS this Summer


Nintendo has just finishing delivering their latest Nintendo Direct address to fans and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata opened things up by declaring that 2013 will be “The Year of Luigi.”

In addition to showing some new gameplay footage from Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mr. Iwata announced two new games that star “Mario’s twin brother.” Did we know they were twins? I don’t think we knew that… Anyway, Nintendo revealed they’ll be bringing Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario Golf: World Tour to the 3DS this Summer.

As you might have guessed, Dream Team takes place in Luigi’s dreams and players will actually get to wake him by pulling on his mustache with the touchscreen. The latest Mario Golf game will once again be developed by Camelot and will include multiple courses set in and around the Mushroom Kingdom.

Doesn’t Mr. Iwata look great in a Luigi hat?

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