Activision brings the energy and excitement of one of the hottest shows on television to a new stage today with the release of The Voice, an original singing video game for home consoles based on NBC’s flagship, Emmy Award-winning music competition television show of the same name.
Featuring compelling solos, powerful duets and heart-pumping head-to-head Battle Rounds, The Voice video game nails the drama and emotion of the TV series from the Blind Auditions all the way to the Finale. Players can go through a range of single and multiplayer game modes, battling rival singers on the road to stardom. Party Mode lets up to eight friends duke it out over chart-topping classic and modern hits across every genre from rock and pop to country and R&B, including songs from key moments on the show including popular songs like:
· “Counting Stars”
· “My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark”
· “You Won’t Find This”
· “Over You”
While The Voice video game is designed to accommodate newcomers by rewarding passionate performances, its scoring system is sophisticated enough to let creative, exceptional singers shine. Players can even go in-depth to learn professional-level techniques and improve with simple, responsive feedback in Voice Coach Mode.
The Voice video game is now available on PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo’s Wii U system for $49.99. It is available for Nintendo’s Wii system for $39.99. Each retail copy of the game will be bundled with a microphone. Digital copies of the game will require a USB microphone to play.
Not a fan of the brilliant Wii U Pro Controller? Well you will soon be able to purchase a new adapter in Japan that will allow you to hook up a Dual Shock 4 or a Dual Shock 3 to your Wii or Wii U. The USB adapter, which is made by Cyber Gadget, plugs into the port in the Wii Remote. Cyber Gadget will be releasing the adapter on November 30th in Japan. Here’s the controllers it will work with:
- DualShock 3
- DualShock 4
- Cyber Analog Turbo 3 (PS3)
- Classic USB Gamepad (PC USB controller)
- iBuffalo Arcade Stick 13 II (joystick)
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UK trade publication MCV has revealed that the PlayStation 4 sold one million consoles in 42 weeks which makes it the second fastest selling games console in the United Kingdom. The fastest selling console in the United Kingdom is the original Wii which sold one million units in 38 weeks.
“We have certainly seen PS3 consumers come across quite hard and fast.”
“But a very significant proportion are people we have never seen on our network before. And from their behaviour and the types of games they are playing, it’s fairly clear that a big chunk of those have come across from Xbox, which is tremendous to see.
- Sony UK MD Fergal Gara
We heard earlier today that the acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles is being ported to the new Nintendo 3DS system, but how does it stack up against the original Wii version? Thankfully, YouTube has you covered on this one. You can check out the comparison of the two versions in the video embedded above.
Analytics firm Nielson has produced a new report that suggests that one-third of PlayStation 4 owners switched from the original Wii console and the Xbox 360. The survey was conducted by 1,200 active gamers from North America aged 7 to 54. The flaw in the survey was that participants were asked which console they currently owned at the time of the survey, not what they had owned in the past. This means that those who sold their PlayStation 3 or Wii would have been listed as non console owners. We already heard earlier this week that Sony were surprised at the success of the PlayStation 4 and were undecided why it’s been such a run away success.
Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House has said that the company is currently targeting Wii owners that didn’t purchase the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. House says that they have already managed to grab some of the former Wii consumers that never upgraded, but they still have a way to go.
“Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously,.”
“Whether it’s based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that’s what’s contributing to the really great sales we’ve had.”
“And anecdotally I’ve had people who were the Wii generation and who are back in the consideration set. It’s certainly something I hear about.”
GameStop have produced a new incentive for those of you that have yet to upgrade from the original Wii to the Wii U. The US-based company is offering $50 credit towards a Wii U if you trade in your old Wii console. It’s not a huge amount, but if you’ve yet to make the plunge then now could be the time to do so.