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1-2-Switch strong enough to warrant standalone release, says Nintendo’s Takahashi

Switch director and general manager Shinya Takahashi has defended Nintendo’s decision to keep Switch launch title 1-2-Switch as a separate piece of software rather than tie-in bundle title. Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, he said the quality of the title was good enough for it to stand apart …

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier coming to retail on March 3rd

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier will be arriving at European retailers on March 3rd, Telltale announced today. The game will come on a special season pass disc for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles (not Switch, sadly, despite being released on the same day as …

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Nintendo’s Kimishima says 3DS will ‘co-exist’ with Switch

Nintendo has once again stated that the 3DS has a long life ahead of it, despite the company’s upcoming Switch launch. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors at a Q&A meeting that he believes the 3DS can continue to "co-exist" with the Switch for the foreseeable future. "Nintendo 3DS is …

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HMV says "no agreement" to close Oxford Street store

Property Week has reported that HMV is to close its flagship store on Oxford Street after the building’s landlords have allegedly commenced negotiations to surrender the lease through agents at Savills. However, MCV has learned that there is "no agreement in place" to close the Oxford Street store, according to …

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Pokemon Go is the fastest app to reach $1bn gross revenue

Pokmon Go has become the fastest app to surpass $1bn in worldwide gross revenue, according to a new report from data analyst Sensor Tower. After just seven months on the market, Niantic’s mobile mega hit continues to show up its rivals, earning almost double the revenue of rival title Clash …

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Resident Evil VII ships 2.5m units worldwide

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7 has shipped over 2.5m units worldwide. The latest entry in its flagship survival horror series launched on Tuesday in the UK, garnering high scores across the board from a number of critics. Meanwhile, the franchise as a whole has now reached a cumulative …

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Gravity Rush 2 and Valkyria Revolution dominate Japan weekly charts

Gravity Rush 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese games charts this week, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu. The PS4 exclusive RPG only managed to scrape 16th place in the UK charts this week, but in Japan this gravity-shifting adventure title sold 69,092 units …

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GAME cancels Resident Evil VII Collector’s Editions due to broken mansions

A broken batch of Resident Evil VII Collector’s Editions has led GAME to cancel several customer pre-orders. The 99 Collector’s Edition is exclusive to GAME and was meant to include a miniature replica of the Baker Mansion among other special items. However, GAME has now admitted that these mansion replica …

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Starbound reaches 2.5m units sold

Indie studio Chucklefish has announced that Starbound has reached a new milestone, having sold more than 2.5 million copies over the Christmas break, six months after it officially launch. The title previously spent two and a half years in Early Access, so there’s a good chance this figure also includes …

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GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME’s annual general meeting today came with an update on trading from the back-end of last year. The headlines are huge growth in its Events, eSports and Digital categories, but overall transactions were down, due to reduced margins on hardware. For the 23 weeks up to January 7th, the group …

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