July 28, 2013

CHARTED: Nintendo (week ending Jul 13)

Posted on July 28, 2013 by Jason Nason

No matter how many weeks have passed since the release, Mario titles have holding power with several releases from the last year still holding well in the top 30 releases.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is still holding strong in its fifth week of release in North America and has sold nearly 500,000 copies in the first five weeks. That pales in comparison to the Japanese release which has more than 3.5 million sold so far, though the game has been out for 36 weeks in Japan.

Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu, which is similar to Animal Crossing except that you play the game with your Mii characters, is still in the top five in Japan after three months and has sold more than 1.2 million copies. Hopefully Nintendo finally brings this game out in North America. Would love to finally play this game.

Take a look at Nintendo’s the full top 30 performance below:

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State of Decay | Review

Posted on July 28, 2013 by Les Major

State of Decay is a unique zombie survival adventure that mixes elements of Dead Rising with RTS ideas in an open world with safe house improvements. All of this adds up to a very enjoyable experience that can be approached several different ways. Sometimes you’ll find yourself using stealth to sneak past undead hordes, using bushes, similar to that of Assassin’s Creed; there will be other times when you’ll want to tackle a mission head on, and get into a vehicle to mow down the “Zeds”.

The story begins with two survivors up at a camping site in the northern section of the map. After being away for so long, they missed the undead outbreak, but you’re immediately put into combat, rushing to save your friend Ed. It works and quickly gets you into the action. For more on the intro, check out my previous article about it here.Read More


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