PlayStation

  • According to residentevil.net, one in ten players are playing the game in VR. Those are pretty great numbers.

  • Horizon Zero Dawn has gone gold. As everyone knows, I’ve been looking forward to this game for years, but with the Switch and Zelda coming out that Friday I’ll be picking it up quite later.

  • If you haven’t picked up PSVR, Sony is releasing two new bundles for $499. They both include a PSVR unit, toe Move controllers, a PlayStation Camera, the PSVR demo disc, and either PSVR Worlds or Until Dawn Rush of Blood. Personally, is pick up VR Worlds over RoB.

  • PS4 just set a new record for the company. This quarter Sony sold 9.7 million PS4’s which bests the 8.8 previously done by PS2.

  • If you’ve been waiting to pick up The Last Guardian, I have good news. After a mere two months on the market and over ten years in development, Sony has permanently discounted the title down to $40.

  • Final Fantasy XV will be getting the PS4 Pro patch that enables 1080p 60fps on February 21. The level cap will also be raised from 99 to 120.

  • Sony is adding external hard drive support up to 8TB along with custom wallpapers and simplified notifications  in PS4 firmware update 4.50 which entered beta today. Those with PlayStation VR will also be able to watc 3D Blurays in stereoscopic 3D.
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Nintendo

  • Did you wonder why some Mega Stones are missing in PokĂ©mon Sun and Moon? Well The Pokemon Company came forward and said it plans to distribute the missing stones as entry gifts for online competitions it will hold.

  • Super Mario Run generated $53 million for Nintendo from the 5% of people who purchased the full game. According to the WSJ, that’s an amazing feat considering most games can’t get 5% of people to buy IAP of even $1-2. The game also got updated with an Easy Mode that disables the time limit and gives you infinite lives. Playing Toad Rally also nets you more Toads if you win while taking away less if you lose.

  • With Super Mario Run sales falling below expectations and the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo said they have delayed the mobile version of Animal Crossing into the next fiscal year. So that means any time after March 31, 2017.

  • Fire Emblem: Heroes released on Android and iOS and Android.

  • Since its official reveal a few weeks ago, development for Nintendo Switch has increased to over 100 games across 70 publishers, up from 80 and 50 the day of the announcement.

  • Nintendo announced their online service for Switch will cost around $20-30 per year. The company also sold 63 million 3DS systems to date as well as nearly 14 million Wii U units and 1.5 million NES/Famicom Classic units of which NES Classic accounted for 196,000.
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Industry News

  • Namco’s founder (now Namco Bandi) Masaya Nakamura has passed away at the age of 91. We feel it’s worth clarifying he is not the father of Pac Man as other outlets have miss-appropriately stated. That title belongs to Toru Iwatani.

  • Fallout 4 is getting some welcome updates for PS4 Pro users as well as PC players. Pro players will gain native 1440p resolution, nhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs, and enhanced Godray effects. Those on PC can download an ultra high resolution graphics pack that weighs in at whopping 58GB.

  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is coming out on February 21 exclusively on PlayStation VR. Hopefully we’ll have our review up before release date.

  • Yooka-Laylee has gone gold and is releasing in April for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s no word on when it will release on Switch.

  • GTA V Online players have until March 6 to transfer their progress and characters from last gen systems to current gen before they’re gone forever.

  • EA is working on a new Need For Speed game due out before March of 2018.

  • Bioware and EA announced a new IP that will launch before March 31, 2018.

  • The Elder Scrolls Online is getting a big expansion when Marrowind releases June 6 across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. The expansion will cost $40 but players can also pick up the base game plus expansion for $60.

  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 will have a proper single player campaign and is being co-developed by DICE, Criterion and Motive.

  • Oculus has been ordered to pay ZeniMax a total of $500 million for infringing on copyrights and missappropriating trade secrets. According to ZeniMax’s complaint, Oculus co-founder and Rift inventor Palmer Luckey — along with a half a dozen ex-ZeniMax employees who are now working at Oculus — are building the Rift based on years and millions of dollars’ worth of ZeniMax’s research and copyrighted code. The whole ordeal is very complicated, but you can read more of Kotaku’s in depth coverage of the suit here.

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