Respected analytic firm Nielsen has conducted a survey to find out which next generation consoles consumers are most interested in. The publication found that 30 percent of active gamers in the United States said they plan on purchasing Sony’s PlayStation 4, 22 percent are shopping for the Xbox One and 10 percent are looking to pick up the Wii U. The most wanted game on Wii U was unsurprisingly the recently released Super Mario 3D World closely followed by Wii Fit U.
Level-5 has released a launch trailer for Wonder Flick. The upcoming role-playing game arrives this month in Japan for smartphones. It will then hit the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U in 2014. Save data for the game will be shareable among different versions of the game. There’s currently no word on whether the game will make it to the West.
This year’s Spike VGX award nominations are available to view online and it’s your chance to vote for which game you think deserves Game of the Year. There’s five games you can choose from including Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider. It’s completely up to you which game you vote for, but it’s certainly a difficult choice as there’s been some great games released this year. The Spike VGX takes place on December 7th, so be sure to vote.
IGN has made a video that compares the graphics of the PlayStation 4′s version of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to the Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the open-world game. Based on the website’s recording, the game looks pretty good on Nintendo’s latest console, especially compared to the two last-gen consoles’ versions. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is available now for all the aforementioned platforms, as well as PC and Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Ghosts contains at least one Zelda Easter egg. As shown in the image above, a Rupee-shaped trophy is displayed on a shelf, with a description that reads: “Awarded for most bushes cut and pots smashed.” For those who don’t know, Rupees are the currency used in The Legend of Zelda series. Call of Duty: Ghosts is available now for multiple consoles, including Wii U.
Activision Publishing announced today that the company sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one.
“Call of Duty is by far the largest console franchise of this generation,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “More people have played Call of Duty this year than ever before, logging four billion hours of gameplay. And in the last 12 months, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, including its digital content, generated more revenues than any other console game ever has in a single year. Although it is too early to assess sell-through for Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s launching at a time when the franchise has never been more popular.”
Millions of people are already playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online. Since its release yesterday, Call of Duty: Ghosts has moved to the #1 spot as the most played game on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360 videogames and entertainment system from Microsoft, average player sessions for Ghosts have been longer than either Black Ops II or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, during the same time period.
Call of Duty: Ghosts launched at 15,000 midnight openings around the world. Fans around the world shared their excitement in social media, with Call of Duty-related terms trending an astounding 20 times globally on Twitter in the last 24 hours.
“Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty. The team at Infinity Ward has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I think is our best multiplayer game yet,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to GameStop, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title.”
Ducktales Remastered, which has only been available until now as an eShop title, will be hitting the Wii U in physical form on November 12th, in addition to arriving on PS3 and Xbox 360. To commemorate the release, Capcom is offering an exclusive Scrooge McDuck pin to Wii U owners who pick up the game at Target. The new remastered version of the classic game contains updated graphics and a healthy amount of new content. Capcom has stated that the continued release of remastered games will depend on the level of success attained by Ducktales. Will you be purchasing a physical copy of the game? Let us know in the comments.
US gaming publication GameSpot has managed to get some hands-on time with the monster battling mode in Call of Duty: Ghosts which is titled Extinction. The video showcases the recently announced mode by Infinity Ward which see’s players battling against alien creatures in cooperative or online multiplayer. Call of Duty: Ghosts launches worldwide on November 5th. The footage from the video is taken from the Xbox One.
Activision has released a trailer for a brand new mode in Call of Duty: Ghosts which is titled Extinction. Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces Extinction, an all-new 1-4 player cooperative game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival action, FPS base defense, scavenging and class levelling. Call of Duty Ghosts releases on Wii U on November 5th.
According to initial reports, Batman: Arkham Origins runs better on Wii U than on any other platform, in multiple ways. Despite the fact that it uses less gamepad integration than the previous Wii U Batman adventure, players of the game on multiple systems are reporting that the Wii U version contains fewer framerate drops and glitches, and even displays lighting better than the other two systems. This seems to echo the sentiment from several developers who say Wii U games tend to fall somewhere between other last gen and next gen home consoles in terms of performance. If you’ve played Batman: Arkham Origins for Wii U already, let us know about your experience in the comments below!