The Wii U has reached ten million units sold, according to Nintendo's Q1 fiscal report.
Though an important milestone, it comes despite sales of the console dropping year-on-year from 510,000 last Q1 to 470,000.
Nintendo was buoyed, however, by stronger than expected sales of third-person multiplayer shooter Splatoon, which has now sold 1.62 million copies, and the continued success of its Amiibo figurines.
3DS hardware, by far the company's strongest platform, sold 1.01 million units this quarter, up from 820,000 year-on-year.
Overall, the company earned 90.2 billion yen in revenue, netting a profit of 8.3 billion yen - again, down slightly from last year.
A pen-and-paper role playing game of The Witcher is in development, says CD Projekt Red.
Co-developed by CDPR and R.Talsorian Games, the tabletop game will utilise the ruleset from the 1980s RPG Cyberpunk 2020 - which, in a neatly symmetrical twist, is also being turned into a video game by CDPR.
The RPG will allow players to create their own custom character in the same world inhabited by Geralt, and will include all the traditional Witcher elements like swords, signs, monsters, and rituals.
Childhood-baiting action title Toy Soldiers: War Chest will see a digital-only release on August 11 on Xbox One and PC and August 12 on PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has announced.
The third installment of Signal Studios’ popular franchise offers a hybrid blend of action strategy gameplay mixed with tower defence mechanics.
The standard edition will include four armies: Kaiser Wilhelm and his First World War Germans; the Black Dragon Army of the evil Dark Lord; Phantom and her Ghost Company; and Starbright and the Buddy Bears, Ponies, and Pixies from the Star Power army.
Square Enix was prepared for and expected backlash over Rise of the Tomb Raider's Xbox exclusivity, says CEO Phil Rogers.
Speaking with the Examiner, Rogers said it was a difficult decision, explaining "The decision at a studio level, we took very, very seriously. We knew it would, in the short-term, disappoint fans.”
"We’re about growing our IP, this is a long-term decision. We’re going to take Tomb Raider up to the next level," added Rogers. "With Microsoft’s belief, passion and sort of muscle to help us deliver, we really think this is going to be an awesome game that people will enjoy for years and years to come."
Gil Kenan will direct the big-screen adaptation of indie game success story Five Nights at Freddy's, according to a Deadline report.
The director recently released a remake of family horror classic Poltergeist, and was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated Monster House.
Five Nights at Freddy's' tale of a security guard trying to survive in a kids' restaurant chain inhabited by creepy, murderous animatronics seems a fine choice for a screen adaptation.
The real-life Pip-Boy accessory has sold out and no more can be produced, says Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines.
Unlike some special editions, however, the halt in production was caused by the manufacturer's inability to fit more Pip-Boys into their schedule.
The Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 proved spectacularly popular when announced at E3 2015, rapidly selling out and forcing Bethesda to expand its limited-edition release.
Microsoft has begun the rollout of its latest operating system Windows 10 as a free download.
New features include an updated UI including a new Start menu; the Cortana personal assistant; the Edge web browser, replacing the aging Internet Explorer; and various window-management, notification, and under-the-hood features.
For gamers, Windows 10 includes DirectX 12, which promises considerable performance and graphical gains, and the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 devices, bringing Microsoft's two platforms closer together.
First-person multiplayer shooter and giant mech suit sim Titanfall is going free-to-play in Asian territories.
The new version of the game will be developed by Nexon Korea Corporation in conjunction with EA and Respawn Entertainment.
Joining the likes of Halo and Call of Duty's F2P counterparts, this version of Titanfall will be PC-only, aimed at internet cafes, and will be available in China, Japan, Korea, Macau, and a few parts of Southeast Asia.
Shadowrun Returns developer Harebrained Schemes is once again turning to Kickstarter for funding, this time to reboot beloved mech combat series BattleTech.
BattleTech creator Jordan Weisman is on board, and the resulting game will be a turn-based tactics title for PC – the first in more than 20 years.
According to Harebrained, the game will feature an open-ended Mercenaries-style campaign that blends RPG mech and MechWarrior management with modern turn-based tactics.
“Seeing others pass by brings home the vastness of the world, but our solitude is meditative rather than unpleasant. They are mere passers-by in our world, and we visitors in theirs.”
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