Last of Us 2 Falls to 4th Place During Second Week of Sales in Japan

Sony’s ongoing campaign of insulting detractors by asserting they are bigots while DMCAing content creators, does not appear to be having any success in preventing The Last of Us 2 sales from declining. As prior reported,  sales in the UK have declined by 80% in the game’s second week on the market. No word has emerged on how well sales figures are doing in the United States have been released. Continue reading “Last of Us 2 Falls to 4th Place During Second Week of Sales in Japan”

Last of Us 2 Sales Drop 80%

In prior coverage and in the comments I postulated that the likely outcome for The Last of US 2 was going to be strong launch week sales followed by a massive drop off similar to other games with great marketing budgets. This theory has now been confirmed by the GfK sales charts in the U.K., as reported by GamesIndustry.biz. As The Last of Us 2 has seen an 80% drop in sales week over week. Continue reading “Last of Us 2 Sales Drop 80%”

The Last Of Us: Part 2 Tops The UK Charts

The UK Charts for the week ending June 27th, 2020, has arrived and showcases the top ten games so far. Although FIFA 20 and Grand Theft Auto V are on the list, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been bumped off. Taking the place of the first-person shooter is Sony and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part 2. Continue reading “The Last Of Us: Part 2 Tops The UK Charts”

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Tops The UK Charts

Nintendo’s 2017 racing game best known as Mario Kart 8: Deluxe has topped the UK Charts. Trailed by games like Ring Fit Adventure and FIFA 20, no new games are in the top three, let alone the top five on said chart. Continue reading “Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Tops The UK Charts”

U.S. NPD Group Releases Top 20 Games For May 2020

As a clarification, although we are in June, the U.S. NPD Group reveals numbers and sales data related to the games industry a month later. With that said, for June’s update on May, the firm reveals that Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the top-selling game during this year’s May. Continue reading “U.S. NPD Group Releases Top 20 Games For May 2020”

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Tops The UK Charts

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has taken the UK Charts top spot while other games on the list such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trail behind the newly released definitive edition of the 2010 RPG. Continue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Tops The UK Charts”

Rumor Watch: Death Stranding’s Sales Reportedly Were Poor

Death’s Stranding sits at a nexus of industry mistakes that has culminated in its now reported failure. Initially, the game appeared to be an absolute success. At one point, a record three million users were active on the PS4 and in Japan, it had one of the most successful new IP launches of the generation, according to Kitguru. Continue reading “Rumor Watch: Death Stranding’s Sales Reportedly Were Poor”

Nioh 2 Celebrates 1 Million sales With Major Update

Nioh 2 Major Update

Sequels of great games always suffer the burden of having to fill the immense shoes of their predecessors. The more beloved the original, the harder it is for the sequel to live up to the hype and expectations that will proceed it. Nioh 2 made a valiant attempt, improving on the diversity of combat, refining mechanics, even implementing a player based NPC system to keep the experience functional, whether players picked it up at launch or a year after when most of the community had departed. Continue reading “Nioh 2 Celebrates 1 Million sales With Major Update”

Sony Reveals Top PlayStation Games Downloaded In April 2020

The official PlayStation blog released a list of top PS4 games downloaded during the month of April. In other words, the newly posted May report reflects what games PS4 goers happened to fancy, and which titles came out on top across four tiers. Continue reading “Sony Reveals Top PlayStation Games Downloaded In April 2020”

Trials of Mana Outsells Final Fantasy 7 Remake In Japan As Sales Remain Flat in UK

[Editor’s Note:] For clarification, Final Fantasy VII Remake has moved a total of 3.5 million units, according to TweakTown, and more than 700,000 units in Japan, as reported by Twinfinite. The information below relates to a comparison of a single week of sales between Final Fantasy VII Remake and Trials of Mana.

[Original article:] In the distant future, there may come a day when the video game industry learns to stop attempting to sell new games with old names they have nothing to do with. After shipped numbers for Final Fantasy 7 failed to half the sales of Final Fantasy 15, Square Enix appears to have at the very least realized mistakes were made with Final Fantasy 7’s remake. As the company attempts to backpedal their rhetoric on chasing a newer audience with promises of sticking true to the original’s story in future now smaller expansions, sales continue to remain relatively flat. Continue reading “Trials of Mana Outsells Final Fantasy 7 Remake In Japan As Sales Remain Flat in UK”

Atelier Ryza Sells 420,000 To Become Best-Selling Atelier Title

Atelier Ryza - Bouncy

Atelier Ryza has been one of Gust’s best-selling games in some time, managing to quickly move 350,000 copies from its fall release in 2019 up through February, 2020. Well, from February to April, the game managed to move an additional 70,000 copies, bringing the sum total to 420,000 units sold worldwide for the PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch thus far, making it the best-selling game in the Atelier series. Continue reading “Atelier Ryza Sells 420,000 To Become Best-Selling Atelier Title”

Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLC to be Smaller and Will Stick to Original Story Going Forward According to Developers

Final Fantasy 7’s remake was one of those games no one really asked for. Nor did anyone want a complete reimagining of the source material with a nice helping of modern standards to further water down the product. Yet the industry is desperate to convince people this game has performed exceedingly well when in reality, it hasn’t. Continue reading “Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLC to be Smaller and Will Stick to Original Story Going Forward According to Developers”

NPD Releases The Top Selling March 2020 Games In The U.S., Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tops List

It looks like Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons has beat out a lot of games when it comes to the latest chart that the U.S. NPD Group released for the wild to read over. This means the recently released title has beat out Capcom’s controversial Resident Evil 3 Remake, as well as other titles as of March 2020. Continue reading “NPD Releases The Top Selling March 2020 Games In The U.S., Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tops List”

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