January 2016 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.
NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of January 2016. The results can be found below.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Star Wars: Battlefront (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
First hour of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
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More footage from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has hit the net. Take a look at an hour of gameplay below.
Skylanders SuperChargers, Guitar Hero Live underperform for Activision
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Activision’s 2015 full-year financial results are in. Revenue is reported at $4.6 billion, an increase from $4.4 billion in calendar 2014 with 47.5 percent of that amount stemming from subscriptions, licensing, and other revenue. Operating income is also up from $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion and net income grew from $835 million to $892 million. However, Activision fell a tad short of its revenue target.
Guitar Hero Live and Skylanders SuperChargers both fell short of Activision’s expectations. With Skylanders, there is now increased competition in the market with LEGO Dimensions. More declines are expected for Skylanders in 2016, but another game is in the pipeline. As for Guitar Hero Live, its weakness is attributed to a move to mobile devices.
Pokken Tournament eShop page up – details, tentative file size, screenshots
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Wii U owners in North America can now view Pokken Tournament’s eShop page. Some interesting details are included in the listing.
First, in terms of controllers, Nintendo says that the following options are supported:
– Wii U Pro Controller
– Wii Remote + Classic Controller Pro
– Wii Remote
– Wii Remote + Nunchuck
– Wii U GamePad
Regarding online play, players can expect the following:
– Online multiplayer
Of course, local multiplayer is included as well.
I’m usually hesitant to post about file sizes from the eShop given previous inaccuracies, but the listing says Pokken Tournament requires 4234.4MB for the download. If nothing else, it’ll take up a few gigabytes.
Head past the break for the game overview. You’ll also find some screenshots below.
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD “Game Features” trailer
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Nintendo of Europe has just put out a new “Game Features” trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Check it out below.
Video: “How LEGO’s Adapting Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Most Devastating Scene”
Game Informer has several weeks of coverage planned for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the video below, lead story designer Graham Goring and cut-scene director Phil Gray discuss the process of adapting the movie and which scenes were the toughest to convert. Beware of spoilers!
Update: $41 – Amazon: Guitar Hero Live for $36
Update: This has increased slightly to $41 now. Still not a bad deal!
Guitar Hero Live is down to one of its lowest prices yet on Amazon. It’s being sold for $36.20, which is $63.79 off the original asking price (save 64 percent). Place an order here if interested.
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
Genei Ibun Roku #FE art book out in Japan later this month
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Later this month, a 336-page art book for Genei Ibun Roku #FE will be published in Japan. It’s due out on February 26 for 3,780 yen.
Naturally, the book will feature a ton of art. There are plans to include images from character designer toi8, plus shots of the Performers, Mirages, weapons, backgrounds, and props. That’s all in addition to photos of the voice actors such as Ryouhei Kimura, Inori Minase, reproduction of Tsubasa Oribe’s “Weekly Young Rabbits Gravure” and Maiko Shimazaki’s legendary “My COMPLEX” magazines, and dialogue scripts from the main story and sub-stories.
Valentine’s Day Premium Shows coming to Guitar Hero Live
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Activision and FreeStyleGames are bringing two new Premium Shows to Guitar Hero Live featuring love ballads from across the decades in honor of Valentine’s Day.
The lineup this week includes:
Ballads of Love
Chris Cornell – Arms Around Your Love
Hoobastank – The Reason
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Love on the Rocks
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Motorhead – Heartbreaker
The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Three new GHTV tracks from artists that have been nominated for the Grammy Awards are also available. These are as follows:
Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party
Highly Suspect – Lydia
Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
Finally, there’s a Hero Cash sale in GHTV taking place between February 12 and February 15. Play Token bundles will be 50 percent off, as will the Hero Cash skip requirement for Valentine’s Day Premium Show entry.
Source: Activision PR
Yooka-Laylee – new challenge tune, Kartos revealed as latest character
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Playtonic published a pair of new updates for Yooka-Laylee today. We have some new music as well as the reveal of a new character.
First, have a listen to a challenge tune composed by David Wise below.
Players will hear the above tune during a section of the game which features Kartos. Yooka and Laylee will come across the minecart character several times, “and together they’ll hit the tracks in search of paper-shaped golden nuggets.”
Designer Kev Bayliss says of Kartos:
“In true Playtonic fashion, we wanted to make this character as fun as possible. He’s old school, so we wanted him to look old fashioned, rather than modern. He actually looks like a bad DIY project by myself, and I’m sure I’ve seen some of his body parts lying around in my shed at home! Yooka will be taking advantage of Kartos and his services, as he is for ‘hire’ at various stages in the game. And why not? After all, his slogan is ‘Mein Kart ist Ihre Kart’ after all!”