Sonic movie coming out in 2019

SEGA has reconfirmed that their Sonic movie is moving ahead. This sucker has been in development for quite some time. Now, just today we hear from SEGA that the movie will be out in 2019. Man, I don't know what to think of this film. Last we heard, it was a mix of CG and live-action. I just need to see that first trailer, damnit!

NPD Report - Gamers spent $542 million on video games in May, best-selling 3DS/Switch games

According to a recent NPD report, the total amount of money that was spent in May 2017 on video game-related hardware, software, and accessories was approximately $542 million. This is down 11% since May 2016, which was due to the fact that there were not as many significant game releases during the May 2017 period. Here's the breakdown:

  • Total: $542 million (down 11 percent from $610 million in May 2017)
  • Hardware: $147 million (up 7 percent from $138 million)
  • Console software: $271 million (down 20 percent from $339 million)
  • PC software: $12 million (down 48 percent from $23 million)
  • Accessories: $112 million (up 1 percent from $111 million)

Software for Nintendo Switch (digital sales not included):

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  4. Disgaea 5 Complete
  5. 1-2 Switch
  6. Lego City: Undercover
  7. Puyo Puyo Tetris
  8. Super Bomberman R
  9. Just Dance 2017
  10. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
Software for Nintendo 3DS/Vita
  1. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia
  2. Pokemon Sun
  3. Pokemon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Mario Kart 7
  6. Mario Sports Superstars
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  10. Super Mario 3D Land
The best-selling games of 2017 so far:
  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. For Honor
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  7. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
In terms of console sales, the PlayStation 4 was the #1 console of the month, but Nintendo's sales have soared throughout each of the other months. Hardware sales have increased by 7% since 2016, mainly due to the Switch. 

REPORT - Vivendi Is Said to Target Hostile Bid for Ubisoft by Year-End

Vivendi SA is considering making a bid for Ubisoft Entertainment SA by the end of this year as the French media giant presses for a deal despite resistance from the game maker’s founding family, according to people familiar with the plans.

Full report here

E3 2018 dated, event may move away from LA in 2020

This E3 is over, but now it's time to start thinking about next year's big event! It has been confirmed that E3 2018 will take place June 12th to 14th, held once again at the Los Angeles convention center. That's where the show will remain through 2019, but it could go somewhere else after. ESA CEO Mike Gallagher said the organization may pursue other options if the Los Angeles Convention Center does not modernize and upgrade the facility.

Pokemon Day event being held in Singapore

As you can see, it looks like it's going to be a pretty fun event. The best part is, admission is free for everyone! If you're in the area, I don't see any reason not to attend! Thanks to Nick for the heads up.

Bill Trinen teasing something for Treehouse Live

I guess this is what Nintendo was talking about over on Reddit. Can't wait to see what it is!

Nintendo says the odds of new titles announced on E3 Day 2 is "pretty good"

Looks like Nintendo has some other titles up their sleeves. Could this be related to the ARMS rumor from earlier, or something new altogether?

Mega Man hoverboard spotted at E3 2017

Interworks USA is going to release a Mega Man-themed hoverboard sometime this October. I mean, I think Interworks totally missed the boat here. This should have looked like Rush, right?!

Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi doing a Reddit AMA tomorrow

I can only imagine what kind of questions people are going to ask Mr. Koizumi. Make sure to drop in and ask some yourself!

Xbox VP wishes Nintendo a good E3

That tweet comes from Mike Ybarra, Corporate Vice President of Xbox. As you know, I really love seeing stuff like this. A bit of camaraderie during E3. Sure, it's a throwaway statement, but it's also a nice gesture that didn't even have to exist.


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