The video game market is serious business with an incredible amount of money to be made. Research firm Newzoo has revealed which public companies are currently making the most money from video games and the results are surprising. Nintendo, who one would have thought would be near the top, is actually in ninth place just before Ubisoft. In total the top 25 public companies made $54.1 billion in revenues in 2014. Now that’s a lot of cash.
Nintendo has begun rolling out another minor system update for Nintendo 3DS. Available now, version 9.7.0-25U adds further improvements to overall system stability and implements other minor adjustments to enhance the user experience. The last major 3DS system update was released in March and added a Home Menu Layout setting, which allows users to save and load up to eight layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements.
Adventures of Pip is a puzzle platformer indie game created by TicToc Games, that was born through Kickstarter after raising just under $66,000 in pledges to it. It follows Pip, an unlikely hero, a single pixel who absorbs the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve, and switch between three different forms.
Help Pip make his way through five different 32-bit worlds to rescue the Princess and defeat the evil Queen DeRezzia. It will be released on Steam and Wii U first on May 14th, followed by PS4 and Xbox One shortly after. Will you be purchasing Adventures of Pip when it comes out?
When darkness covers the kingdom, an unlikely hero will evolve and devolve to save the day in this epic 2D side-scrolling adventure.
Once we have the NPD results through Nintendo usually gives us an update on how their software is doing in the United States. We usually get sales data for key Nintendo titles. A member on the NeoGAF forums who is apparently privy to NPD data has revealed how many units certain games have sold in the United States. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has sold 326,000, ZombiU has sold 204,000 units, Bayonetta 2 has sold 157,000 copies and finally, The Wonderful 101 has sold 104,000 units. These numbers haven’t been confirmed by Nintendo so you’ll just have to trust the NeoGAF poster who published the US sales data.
The grand prize at the upcoming Wizard World Comic Con is this stunning Metallic Mega Man amiibo which has been designed by Chris “Evilos” Avalos. There can only be one winner at the tournament which will see some of the best Super Smash Bros players battle it in the tournament which is due to take place at 1pm on Saturday April 25th. If you are interested in participating in the competition then it will cost you $10 and sign ups will be started at 11am on the day, so you’ll have to be quick about entering.
Oh, tease! Beforehand in Mario Kart 8 you could blast through the tracks without letting go of accelerate, but with the 200cc update releasing on the 23rd of April, Nintendo reckons we’ll actually have to make use of the brakes to get through it without flying off the edges.
It takes skill to get all gold trophies for 150cc, and it’s going to take even more to manage 200cc and get used to actually having to use the B button. I think this almost risks taking away the fun from Mario Kart of being able to just boss through tracks without thinking about it, but either way… Challenge accepted.
Great news for fans of the Mario Kart franchise as Nintendo UK has announced that Mario Kart Super Circuit will be arriving on the Wii U eShop this week. Yes, you’ll be able to relive the original Cheese Land and Ribbon Road on your Wii U console. Mario Kart Super Circuit will be coming this Thursday.
Thanks, Nintendo Impact Gaming