NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In The United States In April 2015

We’ve finally got the NPD figures through for April 2015. The Xbox One was the best-selling video game platform, but we have yet to find out how Nintendo fared with the New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The only Nintendo title in the top ten all-formats chart is the excellent Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Hopefully we should get a press release through from Nintendo of America detailing sales shortly.

  1. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, PC, 360, PS3)
  3. Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  4. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  5. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  6. NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  8. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  9. Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)
  10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)

Super Smash Bros Wii U Has More Entrants Than Any Other Fighting Game At CEO 2015

It seems as though Super Smash Bros Wii U has become a popular choice at fighting game tournaments. Recent information from Community Effort Orlando 2015 shows that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros has more entrants than any other fighting game at the event this year. CEO tournament organizer Alex Jebailey revealed via Twitter the entrant numbers for this year’s event.

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U – 97
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 – 69
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee – 69
  • Mortal Kombat X – 42
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 28
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- – 22
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 13
  • Killer Instinct – 12
  • DiveKick – 8
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 6

Thanks, paidenthusiast

Super Smash Bros Director Sakurai Calls DLC These Days A Scam

Some DLC is well worth your money like the Mario Kart 8 downloadable content and some simply is not. Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai isn’t happy about the current downloadable content that we are peddled as he says developers are actually providing us with an unfinished product at launch. Sakurai feels that the product delivered to us at launch should be 100% complete and shouldn’t require us giving additional cash post launch.

These days, the “DLC scam” has become quite the epidemic, charging customers extra money to complete what was essentially an unfinished product. I completely understand how aggravated players must feel. After all, a game should be 100% at the time of release, and I would be livid if it were split up and sold in pieces.

Why, then, do you think so many titles provide premium DLC on or shortly following a game’s release? It’s because that’s the easiest way to make money.

After all, if you wait too long after a game’s release to distribute additional content, players will already move on to the next title. Even long tail titles–that is, ones that perform consistently well over an extended period of time–make more money the earlier they come out.

Moreover, we decided to release other characters as well because part of the fun of Smash is the anticipation: “Which character will join the fray next!?” If we keep distributing content, we can maintain that excitement, and I think that’s a really great thing.

Thanks, anon

The Mewtwo 10-Man Smash Glitch Is Causing Problems Online In Super Smash Bros

It looks as though Mewtwo is causing some problems for Super Smash Bros players who wish to play online on Wii U. The problem arises when you clear the 10-Man Smash with all Super Smash Bros characters. If you beat it with Mewtwo you can then corrupt your all-important save data. The GSP for that mini-game is reset to zero. If you then decide to play a game online you are then greeted with this message, ‘You have been disconnected because of irregular save data’. The best advice would be to avoid playing 10-Man Smash with Mewtwo until a patch is delivered via Nintendo.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Grab Super Smash Bros Wii U For $45 On Amazon

Still on the fence about purchasing Super Smash Bros on the Wii U? Well you certainly shouldn’t be as popular US retailer Amazon is selling it for $44.96. The brawler usually retails for $59.99 and is well worth the new asking price. I’m not sure how long the deal is valid for, so if you want the game then it’s best to buy now.

Thanks, Kaptain Krusha K. Roolenstein

Could Fire Emblem’s Roy And Street Fighter’s Ryu Be In The Forthcoming Smash Bros DLC?

An interesting rumour has popped up courtesy of Reddit which suggests that Roy from the Fire Emblem franchise and Ryu from Street Fighter could be included in the next batch of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. The news was uncovered by Shinyquagsire23, who is best known as being part of the Nintendo 3DS hacking and custom firmware scene. He delved deep into the latest update data and found the following:

Ok, so I just got the latest update decrypted, and I think I have some news which might be rather interesting.

First things first, new sounds. In /romfs/sound/bgm we have a slew of new sounds (and some old ones from prior updates since each update overwrites the other). The list is:

Now obviously the biggest sticklers are Ryu, Mewtwo, Roy, and Lucas. Not sure who Ryu is (although if anyone does know, please tell),. However, Roy most intrigued me. Did they update the koopa kid’s sound for some reason? Or is there more?

So I converted the 4 sounds which most stuck out to me:

Most of these are victory screens, all but the first Ryu sound file which seems to be a new stage. Now here’s the kicker: Roy’s victory theme is the Fire Emblem victory theme.

Yes, we’re getting Roy back guys!

I’ll continue exploring around if I can, it’s a bit late here unfortunately and I might not be back for a while though.

EDIT: I just looked into it, apparently Ryu is from Street Fighter

EDIT 2: Went ahead and ran a file listing on every updated file (although, granted, this also includes every update from before 1.06), txt file is here. Nothing too special, wouldn’t run to any conclusions from just a file list.

EDIT 3: Just to clarify, this is from a 3DS decryption, not Wii U. No idea what’s in the Wii U files, and I don’t have a Wii U to verify that.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

The Developers Of Adventure Quest Want Artix In Super Smash Bros

Yet another developer is wanting their franchise to appear in Super Smash Bros as part of the upcoming downloadable content. The latest developer is the team behind Adventure Quest who want Artix to be a challenger in Super Smash Bros. It’s soon going to be extremely hard to decide who to vote in for Smash.

Thanks, takamaru64