The Wii U captured about six percent of the console market on Black Friday, November 28th. According to data collected by InfoScout, Nintendo’s system placed just above PlayStation 3 but below Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both Xbox platforms dominated the console market, owning 62 percent of the market share. InfoScout’s data was accumulated from purchases made at major retailers carrying electronics, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and GameStop.
Today, Hasbro, Inc. and Ubisoft announced that the MONOPOLY Plus, My MONOPOLY and MONOPOLY Deal console games, all based on the famous MONOPOLY board game, are coming to Xbox Live for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, and on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems. The party continues with the MONOPOLY Family Fun Pack, a retail-exclusive bundle featuring all MONOPOLY games.
The MONOPOLY Plus console game brings the classic board game to new heights with a colourful 3D-animated board that comes alive and evolves as players interact with it. Available as an extension to MONOPOLY Plus, My MONOPOLY downloadable content pack pushes the customisation options even further by allowing players to create their own personalised game boards and property spaces. Last but not least,MONOPOLY Deal card game is a new take on the fast-dealing property trading action of MONOPOLY. The MONOPOLY Plus, My MONOPOLY and MONOPOLY Deal console games introduce a fresh, new take on the world-famous family gaming brand, and are the first collaborations between Hasbro and Ubisoft for the Hasbro Game Channel.
MONOPOLY Family Fun Pack can be purchased at retailers on November 28 on Xbox One and PS4.
The MONOPOLY Plus console game will be available on November 26 to download through the Hasbro Game Channel on Xbox One and PS4 for £11.99, on December 10 on Xbox 360 and on December 17 on PS3 for £7.99.
My MONOPOLY console game will be available on November 26 to download through the Hasbro Game Channel on Xbox One and PS4 for £7.99, on December 10 on Xbox 360 and on December 17 on PS3 for £7.99
MONOPOLY Deal will be available on November 26 on Xbox One, December 3 on PS4 for £7.99, and on December 17 on Xbox 360 and PS3 for 3.99.
Looks like Square Enix is still investing in console titles as the publisher and developer has revealed that they have a brand new RPG title in the works for consoles that isn’t a remake. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda announced in the latest issue of Famitsu that the game will be revealed next month in December. The company also has Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 in development so it will be interesting to see which platforms it will be for. Here’s what Matsuda had to say about the mysterious title.
“Actually, right now, we’re working on a new RPG specifically for consoles and it isn’t a remake. We’ll start talking about it more in December and go from there.”
It was bound to happen sooner or later and the signs were there, but the Xbox One has now outsold the Wii U worldwide. The Xbox One has reportedly sold 7.61 million units worldwide and the Wii U has sold 7.45 million units. The Xbox One launched in November 2013 while the Wii U launched back in November 2012. Interestingly the Xbox One has been outselling the PlayStation 4 in the UK during the past three weeks according to MCV.
We heard a couple of days ago that Nexis Games will be making UCraft a multiplatform game, which means it is no longer exclusive to the Wii U. Nexis Games took to their blog to defend the move stating that they didn’t think Wii U owners would be that bothered that the game is also coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Here’s what they had to say about the bold new move after the failed Kickstarter.
“In the gaming community when a title is set to be exclusive for one Platform, Platform holders normally provide financial assistance to developers. This is done because of the massive amount of revenue developers lose by skipping other Platforms, unfortunately this is not the case for UCraft as it is being developed and funded entirely by Nexis Games (Me) and sadly I am not rich. When we made this decision we had no idea that Nintendo owners would care so much about UCraft going Multiplatform as long as it made it still made its way to the Wii U. We are not 100% against the idea of keeping UCraft on the Wii U/PC but in order for that to happen we will need your help. If there is enough interest we will consider relaunching another UCraft Kickstarter to keep UCaft exclusive to the Wii U.”
We reported yesterday that Nexis Games campaign to fund UCraft failed spectacularly on Kickstarter. However, the company says this isn’t the end of UCraft and they will continue developing it. Interestingly Nexis says that the game will no longer be exclusive to the Wii U, which presumably means it’s coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, where it faces stiff competition against the immensely popular title, Minecraft.
Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Devices and Studios at Microsoft, has announced that the company has sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles. We found out that Nintendo has sold 7 million Wii U console since the system launched back in 2012. Medhi also announced that Xbox One sales in the United States have risen dramatically due to the price cut and that they’re currently outselling the PlayStation 4.
The response to this wave of blockbuster game releases and new bundles has been amazing, and sales have skyrocketed since the new price took effect on Nov. 2. Compared to the previous week, Xbox One sales in the US have more than tripled, which is exciting as more and more friends will be playing together this holiday. As we head into the busy holiday season Xbox One led generation 8 console sales in the US for the past two weeks. Shortly, we will have sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles.