November 26, 2012

Wii U U.S Sells 475 000 Units In First Week

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo’s Wii U has dominated our frontpage over the last few weeks, especially after the system’s launch on the 18th. We finally have our first look at sales figures according to the NPD group and things are looking up for Nintendo’s next big thing.

The install base for the Wii U currently sits at 475,000 as of the 25th according to the Big N, not too shabby. Considering GameStop claimed to have 500,000 units already paid for by consumers, are there 100,000 Wii Us still unclaimed? That’s doubtful! With systems already fetching $500 or more on ebay demand is surely only going to increase as Christmas Day approaches.

Do you own a WiiU? If not are you going to pick up one once production picks up or the initial rush wears off? Let us know in the comments section!


Fake WiiU Gamepad Auction Sat at 90K Before Being Pulled

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

File this one under the W.T.F category. Online gaming auctions can sometimes be a little ridiculous but surely this storefront selling cardboard facsimiles of a Wii U Gamepad is a joke.

All of the hubub started after sites like destructoid picked up on a now pulled Ebay Auction featuring a crudely drawn Wii U Gamepad penned onto a piece of cardboard that had bids over the $90,000! Since all of the press imitators have started to pop up, most of which can be yours for the low low cost of $9.99!

It is doubtful any of these auctions will result in a sale, then again Ebay is the site where someone bought a grilled cheese sandwich with a picture of the Virgin Mary on it.


Ubisoft Were The Big Winners of Amazon’s Black Friday Weekend

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

With Black Friday sales currently being tallied up at the writing of this article, one fact has been confirmed, Ubisoft have been successful this past weekend on arguably the best online store on the Internet. According to data from Cowen & Company, the French video game company pulled away with massive sales this Black Friday weekend, with Just Dance and Assassin’s Creed III in the top 20. On record, the Just Dance franchise have always had a title at the top of the most sold game on Black Friday weekend, and this happenstance is no different.

December might just be 31 days, but it accounts to a quarter of annual video game software sales in the U.S., which are undoubtedly vital for publishers to factor in when capitalizing in on the days after Thanksgiving.

Other factors worth noting is ten Xbox 360 games made the top 20 list, the oldest game on the list is technically Gran Turismo 5 (XL Edition) as it was reduced to ten dollars for the weekend, and even the previous iteration of Just Dance for the Wii even squeezed onto the list.  This list of top sellers from are listed below.

Estimated top-selling video games on, as of November 23-25:

  • Just Dance 4 (Wii)
  • Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360)
  • Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
  • Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
  • Dishonored (Xbox 360)
  • Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360)
  • FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
  • FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Just Dance 4 (Xbox 360)
  • Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
  • Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PS3)
  • Dishonored (PS3)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
  • Dance Central 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Skylanders Giants (Wii)
  • God of War Saga (PS3)
  • Just Dance 3 (Wii)
  • Lego Lord of the Rings (Xbox 360)


No Multiplayer for Bioshock Infinite

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Bioshock Infinite comes out in February of next year and we have been waiting for a long time for the latest game in the Bioshock series. Unfortunately, for most fans of the series, there will be NO multiplayer in Bioshock Infinite.

The news came from the head honcho over at Irrational Games: Ken Levine. A fan asked Ken over twitter if there was going to be a mutliplayer component, and this was his response:

RT @tha_don_101@IGLevine can you clear up whether or not Bioshock Infinite will have multiplayer modes? —Nope.

He was then followed up with another question to clarify the response:

RT @wolverine11111@IGLevine Does that mean nope it won’t or nope you can’t clear that issue up? –No multi.

As you can see, it seems like Bioshock Infinite will be only a single player experience. While it is disappointing that there may not be any co-operative play, it seems that Irrational is sticking with its roots here. Bioshock Infinite releases on February 26th, 2013.


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