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January 2018 NPD sales results - Nintendo Switch sold most the most units during the month overall


This comes from NPD analyst Mat Piscatella...

''Hardware spending in January 2018 grew 119 percent when compared to year ago, to $278 million. Spending gains were driven by Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 hardware sales growth. PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One all performed well in the month of January. In dollar sales, the gap between the top-selling platform and the third best-selling was only 3 percent. Nintendo Switch was the month’s best-selling platform in Unit sales, while PlayStation 4 topped dollar sales. Xbox One dollar and unit sales in January 2018 are the highest achieved for the platform in a January month.''

January 2018 NPD sales results - month overall, top Switch and 3DS, best the past 12 months


Overall

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. Super Mario Odyssey**
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  9. Mario Kart 8**
  10. Madden NFL 18
  11. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
  12. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  13. UFC 3
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  15. FIFA 18*
  16. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
  17. The Sims 4*
  18. Splatoon 2**
  19. Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
  20. Need for Speed: Payback*

* No PC digital sales
** No digital sales

Nintendo Switch**

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Pokken Tournament DX
  6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  8. ARMS
  9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. Doom 2016


Nintendo 3DS**

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Mario Party: The Top 100
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Mario Maker
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  9. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Kirby: Battle Royale


The best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2*
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  9. Super Mario Odyssey**
  10. Mario Kart 8**

Typoman: Revised - more footage

Typoman is a puzzle platformer which takes you on a journey to explore the Power of Words in the everlasting battle between good and evil. You slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make your way through a dark and hostile world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can craft words which will have an effect on the environment!

Sakurai details his experience of playing Minecraft on the Switch

Minecraft has been played by millions upon millions of people across the world, and Masahiro Sakurai is one of them. While he wrapped up his time with the game awhile ago, he was recently pulled back into the franchise. This time around, he set out to give things a go on the Switch. You can check out his experience with the game via his Famitsu feature, which has been translated by Source Gaming.

Yoiko’s Minecraft Survival was an interesting show, so I decided to start playing Minecraft. I don’t usually go back to games after I’ve completed them, but when something piques my interest, it can’t be helped. Wait a second. This time I’m going to be playing on the Nintendo Switch, so I’ll be starting with a fresh slate, without my previous save data. I’m also going to go through Survival Mode instead of Creative Mode because it puts an exciting spin on the game.

This isn’t a mode where you can relax and take a carefree approach. You have to hurry to chop down trees, hurry to build a shelter, and hurry to start digging. Survival Mode is more intense than even a lot of action games. There’s no time to get lost! I have to hurry!!

Full feature here

Japan - Switch eShop preloading for Attack on Titan 2 and Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story now live

Two more titles are available to preload on the Switch eShop in Japan. You can get the pricing details on each game below.

Attack on Titan 2

- ¥8,424 for the regular edition or ¥13,824 for the ‘Deluxe Edition’

Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story

- ¥7,538

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Famitsu print ad

I'm looking for my hardcore Hyrule Warriors fans on this one. Is there anyone out there who grabbed both the New 3DS and Wii U versions, and you're still going to get the Switch version? There's gotta be a few of your out there!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus - more two-player footage

Enjoy all the excitement and action of the original "PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2" with an all new 2-player co-op mode available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Kickstarter - NetherWorld has a Switch stretch goal

NetherWorld is a horizontal side-scrolling adventure game, where character development, dialogues and narrative have a special role. Immerse yourself in a sinister world: explore its darkest corners, get along with weird NPC’s, use flames and handguns to battle horrific bosses or just get drunk in a bar.

Your life is perfect in the dark and decadent land of NetherWorld… until your wife abandons you for a creature with longer tentacles. You handle your misfortune with alcohol and other sins...and in no time at all, you’ll be involved in a surreal, bloody and twisted journey surrounded by quirky fellow travelers.

Kickstarter here

Night in the Woods dev shares hits thoughts on the "evergreen" elements of the game

A portion of a Gamasutra interview with Night in the Woods animator, Scott Benson...

GS: It is a fairly unique setting, this small-town life, the malaise of the underemployed, that a lot of people will recognize. Do you think it speaks to a particular cultural moment?

SB: I think the overall themes -- that life changes, that we have to accept when things are over and deal with moving on, or fight for things that aren't yet over and are worth preserving -- that's something that is evergreen. I'm 32 and I still deal with all that. And moreover I think these coming-of-age stories are something that goes back forever [in our media], at least as far back as the early 20th century with the beatniks. That was a gigantic theme with them.

That said there's also a lot that will probably seem closer to the last few years, particularly the collapse of not only national, but local economies. It's no longer necessarily true that you can stay in your home town and there will be jobs for you. That may not be something this generation alone faces, but it is facing it. We've had a lot of fans come forward really strongly identifying with the small town setting of the game, telling us that they were from that town.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Extra Pack 2 DLC "Goku (Ultra Instinct)" screens


Check out more here

Goku (Ultra Instinct)

- offense and defense are left to pure instinct
- he has earned the power of Gods
- may be considered completely undefeatable in this form
- special moves include “Hiken” and “Dodge,” and his ultimate ability is called “God Awakening Performance”