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.
Data provided by official UK chart outlet GFK Chart Track shows that Watch Dogs for Wii U failed to perform upon release. Watch Dogs entered in the UK Wii U software charts at number 14 which placed it just above Wii U launch title, Mass Effect 3. The game was pushed back by Ubisoft and we barely saw any footage of the title upon release. I’ve no idea if they’ve marketed the game on television, but I’ve yet to see a commercial for the game.
Thanks, Nintendo Commander Quadraxis
If you were going to diagram an equation for a record-breaking software launch, it would probably look something like this:
Popular Franchise (more than 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone)
Demand (it has been six years since the last Super Smash Bros. console game, plus the new game benefits from heightened awareness for the franchise coming on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game)
Critical Acclaim (current Metacritic score of 93, making it the highest-rated original game of this generation, tied with last year’s Super Mario 3D World game)
Strong Reaction from Fans (current user score of 9.2 on Metacritic, becoming the eighth Wii U game to have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher AND a user score of 8.5 or higher)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the U.S. market (dethroning Mario Kart 8), with more than 490,000 physical and digital units combined sold during the three-day period of Nov. 21 through Nov. 23.
“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
*All numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and are specific to the United States only.
We’ve finally got some more footage of the charming Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Wii U. The footage is all direct feed, so you couldn’t ask for more. Captain Toad is currently scheduled to be released in the US on December 5th, while those in Europe will have to wait a little while longer as the game comes out January 2nd.
Popular retailer eBay has announced exactly which deals you’ll be able to get your hands on this Black Friday. The deals kick off on Thursday November 27th at 9pm PST. The main Nintendo deal on offer is a Wii U with a copy of Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $259.99 which is 33% off according to the retailer. The company will also be selling the same bundle on Cyber Monday for $249.99. That deal kicks off at 9pm PST next Sunday.
We haven’t heard too much about Devil’s Third in recent times so it’s nice to finally good to get some more information about the state of the game from its creator, Tomonobu Itagaki. Here’s what he had to say about the development of Devil’s Third via Facebook.
I recently received lots of questions about Devil’s Third from my fans.
I’d like to speak about development status of Devil’s Third in my own words, to the extent that I am allowed.
- Devil’s Third is a strong fusion between action games and shooters.
- Devil’s Third development is going smoothly. In other words, we finished editing the closing movie the other day.
- Devil’s Third will be released next year. Nintendo has already announced this in their press release.
- The scale of Devil’s Third‘s story mode is greater than that of Ninja Gaiden.
- Devil’s Third demolishes the standard of past console games in online multiplayer.
- Almost all specifications I wanted to do were implemented. I got an up-close look at the great forerunners Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, and my beloved Halo. On that basis, we added completely new level of playability that only we can create.
- Anyone can enjoy this game; from casual gamers to hard-core gamers. Let me put it this way. You guys can throw a fun party, or can kill each other in realistic war. You can play your heart out.
- This is all I can disclose to you today. I can’t tell you when the war will begin. It’s the way the world goes. I really want to tell you more, my fans waiting with crushing frustration.
It’s rough on a man!
Well, be patient just a little longer. Don’t miss it!
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.