The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Wii U/3DS - upcoming maintenances (February 15)

Services impacted
Wii U: online play, leaderboards (some online services)
Nintendo 3DS: online play, leaderboards (some online services)

Europe: February 15th (6AM to 9AM)
UK: February 15th (5AM to 8AM)
North America (ET): February 15th (12AM to 3AM)
North America (PT): February 14th (9PM) to February 15th (12AM)
Japan: February 15th (2PM to 5PM)


Services impacted
Nintendo 3DS: online play, leaderboards (some online services)

Europe: February 15th (10PM) to February 16th (3AM)
UK: February 15th (9PM) to February 16th (2AM)
North America (ET): February 15th (4PM TO 9PM)
North America (PT): February 15th (1PM TO 6PM)
Japan: February 16th (6AM to 11AM)

Project X Zone 2 - full anime intro

Thanks to Schentendo for the heads up!

Skylanders, Guitar Hero Live fall short of expectations

Activision usually puts out fiscal quarter press releases stating that they beat expectations and had another great quarter. That was not the case this time. While the company did well overall, things weren't as rosy as usually. It seems the culprits were Skylanders and Guitar Hero Live.

Activision says that Guitar Hero Live and Skylanders Superchargers both fell short of expectations, with Skylanders' weak performance attributed to increased competition in the market. No reasoning for Guitar Hero Live missing target was given.

Japan - 3DS theme charts for Feb. 1st to 7th, 2016

01. Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku ‘Senbonzakura’
02. Osomatsu-san theme
03. Splatoon: Squid Sisters theme
04. Splatoon: Squid theme
05. Monster Hunter X
06. Dragon Ball Super: Goku SSGSS
07. New Assassination Classroom Theme of Time
08. ONE PIECE: Luffy Sabo Ace
09. ONE PIECE: Luffy Zoro Sanji
10. Pokémon: Mega Mewtwo & BREAK Evolution Mode
11. Pokemon: Poké Kyun Collection
12. Gesu no Kiwami Otome ‘Ryoseibai de li ja Nai’
13. Nemuneko Friends ♪
14. Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y
15. Kojima clerk Special Voice
16. rerulili feat. Hatsune Miku x GUMI 'Brain Fluid Explosion Girl’
17. Shantae: Curse of the Pirates All-Stars
18. Assassination Classroom: Theme of Time 4
19. Giga P feat. Kagamine Len ’+♂ (Plus Male)’
20. Monster Hunter 4G: Hunting Weapon Gallery
21. Kagerou Project 'Blindfold Orchestra’
22. Dragon Ball Z: Goku vs Freezer
23. Giga P feat Kagamine Len 'Gigantic O.T.N.’
24. SEKAI NO OWARI 'Dragon Night’
25. HoneyWorks feat. GUMI 'Confession Rehearsal’

NPD - Jan. 2016 top 10, analysis and more

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Star Wars: Battlefront (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)

- $605.2 million on new gaming products, down 4 percent from $627.6 million last year
- hardware and software sales were down
- hardware sales were $157 million, down 15 percent from $185.4 million last year
- game sales were $212.7 million, which is a 10 percent year-over-year decrease from $235.6 million
- peripherals were up 15 percent from $206 million in 2015 to $235.5 million in 2016