It's hard to think that less than a year ago plenty of people were talking about Nintendo getting out of the console business.
And yet at the end of its first financial quarter, the console has shipped 4.7 million units, up a further 1.97 million from its launch quarter.
The company has struggled to meet demand since the Switch's launch in March, so it's safe to assume the reported shipped figures are close to units sold.
The console's success has also contributed heavily to taking Nintendo from a ¥24.5 billion loss to a ¥21.3 billion (US$190 million) profit.
On top of strong console sales, the Switch has seen impressive figures for software as well. The console's most popular title during this period, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 3.54 million units, while launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 3.92 million units in its lifetime – not including the version sold for WiiU.
Bethesda has announced the season pass and pre-order content for the upcoming release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
In Wolfenstein II: The Freedom Chronicles, players control three different freedom fighters in their respective chapters.
• The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe – As former professional quarterback Joseph Stallion, smash through Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space!
Ubisoft has announced new additions to its 4v4 brawler, For Honor, including much-requested dedicated servers.
Since its launch in February, For Honor has been plagued with connection and matchmaking issues, due to a complicated server design.
“Making 4v4 fighting work over a network—it’s really special, because your exact position is much more important, and your timing is much more important than in a shooter,” director Roman Oriola told Eurogamer.
Bungie has given Destiny 2's PC Beta event a date in its weekly community update.
For those that have pre-ordered, Early Access will begin on August 28, with the Beta opening to all the following day. The Beta will conclude on August 31 2 meaning PC players won't enjoy a weekend of Destiny 2 until the game's release.
Specific times for when the servers go live are yet to be detailed.
EA has announced that The Sims 4 is coming to consoles.
From November 17, those with the desire to sit on their couch and play a game that includes... sitting on a couch can do just that on PS4 or Xbox One.
Sims titles have released to console previously, but usually as a watered down port. Sims 4 senior producer, Michael Duke stated that this is no longer the case.
With July coming to a close, it's time for PlayStation and Xbox to reveal their next offerings of free games.
As listed by the PlayStation Blog, the next additions to the Instant Game Collection are:
◆ Just Cause 3 for PS4
◆ Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry for PS4
◆ Super Motherload for PS3
◆ Snakeball for PS3
◆ Downwell for PS Vita and PS4 via crossbuy
◆ Level 22 for PS Vita
As Destiny 2's beta event comes to a close, further details regarding the game's Patrol mode have been revealed.
In a video with IGN, Bungie developer, Rob Engeln discussed some of the new features that will be found in Destiny 2's Patrol mode.
The full details can be found in the video below, but a brief breakdown is as follows:
Ghost Recon: Wildlands' much speculated PvP mode has now been confirmed, and is releasing later this year.
Titled 'Ghost War', the mode will pit players against each other in a 4v4 team deathmatch.
An open beta will be coming to all platforms later this winter, with the full mode releasing in a free update this spring.
Legendary Pokemon are coming Pokemon Go in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary.
Set to coincide with the Pokemon Go Fest event in Grant Park, Chicago, the first legendary Pokemon will become available for capture this weekend.
As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon and raid battles, they can keep an eye out for unique legendary eggs appearing at Gyms. If trainers and their team are able to successfully defeat a legendary raid boss, they will have the opportunity to catch a legendary pokemon of their own.
“My Super Girl has a black costume, black cape, Bizarro-themed emblem, and shoulder pads that wouldn’t be out of place in World of Warcraft”
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