Rock Band Music Store update (2/19/13)
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Rock Band Music Store update (2/19/13)

The following Rock Band Music Store songs will be made available on February 19: Barenaked Ladies – “One Week” – keyboard support, previously released on Wii Collective Soul – “Shine” Fall Out Boy – “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’” Each song can be purchased for $1.99/£.99/€1.49/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points. ... Read More»
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Free Tanks And Discounts Hit Euro Wii U eShop This Week
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Free Tanks And Discounts Hit Euro Wii U eShop This Week

Gamesta.com recaps this week’s European Nintendo eShop downloads. No DS or Wii titles, but instead we get the first shimmer of free-to-play games on the Wii U and a few digital releases on ... Read More»
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January 2013 NPD: Top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.
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January 2013 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. The results can be found below. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, Wii U, PC) Far Cry 3 (360, PS3, PC) Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U) NBA 2k13 (360, PS3, ... Read More»
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Nintendo Download (2/14/13, North America)
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Nintendo Download (2/14/13, North America)

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows: Wii U app Wii Street U – free 3DS demo Naruto Powerful Shippuden – free 3DS retail Rabbids Travel in Time 3D Petz Fantasy 3D 3DS VC Dig Dug DSiWare Moke Moke Wii Virtual ... Read More»
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Next gen consoles will not be backwards compatible- EA
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Next gen consoles will not be backwards compatible- EA

And we're assuming EA's not counting the Wii U here. Duh... Read More»
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60% of Customers Won’t Buy a Console That Blocks Used Games, GameStop Says
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60% of Customers Won’t Buy a Console That Blocks Used Games, GameStop Says

While speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, GameStop’s chief financial officer Rob Lloyd claimed that over half of their customers wouldn’t purchase a console that blocked used games. “I think it was 60% of customers who said they wouldn’t buy a new console [that blocks used games],” Lloyd said. “Consumers want the ... Read More»
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Media Create hardware sales (2/4 – 2/10)
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Media Create hardware sales (2/4 – 2/10)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows: 3DS LL – 89,050 3DS – 38,645 PS3 – 17,004 Wii U – 12,185 PSP – 11,056 Vita – 8,762 Wii – 1,945 Xbox 360 – 593 For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week: 3DS LL – 51,654 3DS – ... Read More»
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Disney Infinity Screenshots Showcases Monsters University World
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Disney Infinity Screenshots Showcases Monsters University World

Check out the fun that awaits within a single Play Disc... Read More»
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Skylanders rakes in $1 billion in worldwide retail sales
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Skylanders rakes in $1 billion in worldwide retail sales

Activision’s Skylanders franchise just keeps on rolling. Yet another sales milestone was announced today – Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants have collectively accumulated over $1 billion in retail sales worldwide. The feat was accomplished in 15 months. Both Skylanders titles outsold the likes of Beyblades, Star Wars and Transformers toys in the US and ... Read More»
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Wedbush/EEDAR January 2013 NPD predictions
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Wedbush/EEDAR January 2013 NPD predictions

Wedbush and EEDAR have provided predictions for the January 2013 NPD report. The actual data will be made available on Thursday. Predictions from both groups can be found below. Wedbush / EEDAR December hardware sales estimates (change year-on-year): 360 – 180,000 (-33%) / 260,000 (-4%) 3DS – 160,000 (-7%) / 120,000 (-30%) PS3 – 145,000 ... Read More»
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Hyrule Historia a New York Times Bestseller
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Hyrule Historia a New York Times Bestseller

Since its January 29 release, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia has become a New York Times bestseller—number one on the “Advice and Miscellaneous Hardcover” list, in fact. Hyrule Historia is a 280-page chronological history of the franchise published by Dark Horse Comics. The book includes concept art, the official history of the world of Hyrule, ... Read More»
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G4 Becomes Esquire Network in April, Game Content Gone
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G4 Becomes Esquire Network in April, Game Content Gone

G4 officially becomes the Esquire Network,  “an upscale Bravo for men,” on April 22, NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines officially announced today. This change is more than just in name only: it alters the entire editorial landscape. Gaming content is going out the door. Instead, the Esquire Network will aim to capture the essence of its magazine ... Read More»
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UK software sales (Week ending 2/9)
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UK software sales (Week ending 2/9)

Individual formats LW TW Title Format Label Publisher - 1 DEAD SPACE 3 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS - 2 DEAD SPACE 3 PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 2 3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 4 4 FAR CRY 3 XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT 3 5 FIFA 13 XB360 EA SPORTS ... Read More»
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Media Create software sales (1/28 – 2/3) – Top 50
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Media Create software sales (1/28 – 2/3) – Top 50

01./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 65.740 / 2.431.866 (-20%) 02./05. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level 5) {2012.12.27} (¥5.800) – 20.606 / 208.378 (-18%) 03./02. [PS3] DmC: Devil May Cry (Capcom) {2013.01.17} (¥6.990) – 15.157 / 157.213 (-52%) 04./10. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 12.546 ... Read More»
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EGM Weekly: February 9, 2013 Edition
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EGM Weekly: February 9, 2013 Edition

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days. This week brings us more next-gen rumors, an unfortunate number of studio closings and departures, the announcement of a new Assassin’s Creed game, and our review of Dead Space 3. Here’s the rest of this week’s best: ... Read More»
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