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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft's eighth generation home console, the Xbox One, has surpassed 40 million units sold worldwide, according to our estimates.

    The Xbox One reached the milestone for the week ending November 17, 2018. The console sold 207,143 units to bring its lifetime sales to 40,020,713 units. There have also been 268,969,618 games sold for the Xbox One at retail as of November 3.

     

    Breaking down the sales by region, the Xbox One has sold best in the US with 22,539,411 units sold (56%), compared to 10,877,912 units sold in Europe (27%) and 101,483 units sold in Japan (0.3%). Looking more closely at Europe, the console has sold an estimated 4,472,877 units in the UK, 1,311,467 units in Germany, and 1,554,968 units in France.

    Looking at the software sales for the Xbox One: five games have sold more than five million units; 36 games have sold more than two million units; and 73 games have sold more than one million units. 

    Grand Theft Auto V is the top selling Xbox One game at retail with an estimated 8.31 million units. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has sold 7.32 million units and Call of Duty: WWII has sold 6.17 million units. 

    Halo 5: Guardians is the best-selling first-party game with sales of 4.89 million units, followed by Minecraft with sales of 4.79 million units. Forza Horizon 3 has sold 3.91 million units, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has sold 3.61 million units and Halo: The Master Chief Collection has sold 3.44 million units. 

    Here are the top 20 best-selling Xbox One games at retail:

    PosGameYearGenrePublisherNorth AmericaEuropeJapanRest of WorldGlobal
    1. Grand Theft Auto V 2014 Action Rockstar Games 4.43 3.15 0.01 0.72 8.31
    2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 2015 Shooter Activision 4.59 2.04 0.02 0.68 7.32
    3. Call of Duty: WWII 2017 Shooter Activision 3.72 1.90 0.00 0.56 6.17
    4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014 Shooter Activision 3.25 1.49 0.01 0.48 5.22
    5. Battlefield 1 2016 Shooter Electronic Arts 3.35 1.26 0.02 0.48 5.12
    6. Fallout 4 2015 Role-Playing Bethesda Softworks 2.89 1.60 0.02 0.45 4.95
    7. Halo 5: Guardians 2015 Shooter Microsoft Studios 2.93 1.49 0.03 0.44 4.89
    8. MineCraft 2014 Misc Microsoft Studios 2.72 1.64 0.00 0.43 4.79
    9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 2016 Shooter Activision 2.87 1.44 0.00 0.43 4.74
    10. Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 2015 Shooter Electronic Arts 2.48 1.26 0.02 0.38 4.14
    11. Forza Horizon 3 2016 Racing Microsoft Studios 1.62 1.96 0.02 0.31 3.91
    12. FIFA 17 2016 Sports Electronic Arts 1.04 2.40 0.00 0.27 3.71
    13. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition 2015 Shooter Microsoft Studios 2.87 0.37 0.00 0.37 3.61
    14. Assassin's Creed: Unity 2014 Action Ubisoft 2.34 0.90 0.00 0.34 3.58
    15. Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2014 Shooter Microsoft Studios 2.06 1.04 0.03 0.31 3.44
    16. Destiny 2014 Shooter Activision 2.17 0.92 0.00 0.32 3.41
    17. Gears of War 4 2016 Shooter Microsoft Studios 2.16 0.90 0.00 0.31 3.37
    18. FIFA 16 2015 Sports EA Sports 0.92 2.10 0.00 0.24 3.25
    19. FIFA 18 2017 Sports EA Sports 0.97 1.92 0.00 0.23 3.12
    20. Titanfall 2014 Shooter Electronic Arts 1.87 0.91 0.04 0.28 3.11

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393979/xbox-one-sales-top-an-estimated-40-million-units-worldwide/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human has sold through more than two million units worldwide on the PlayStation 4.

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    Detroit: Become Human released for the PlayStation 4 worldwide on May 25.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393980/detroit-become-human-tops-2-million-units-sold-on-the-ps4/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Spike Chunsoft announced Zanki Zero: Last Beginning will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam on March 19, 2019 in North America.

    View the opening trailer below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    From producer Yoshinori Terasawa and game designer Takayuki Sugawara, the creators of the Danganronpa series, comes a new type of survival game, Zanki Zero: Last Beginning. Explore ruins, dungeons, and islands in this post-apocalyptic world through the POV of eight protagonists fighting for survival while also searching for meaning in their never-ending cycles of life and death.

    Story:

    God created the world in seven days. It only took one for humans to destroy it. Life as we knew it sank to the depths of the sea…until yesterday. We do not yet know this broken world or the reasons for its downfall left behind here. An earth where ruins drift about, with remnants of buildings, cars, traffic lights… Modern civilization was destroyed, becoming nothing more than debris wading in the sea. New ruins drift one after the other before our very eyes, the survivors who live on one of those decaying islands.

    Key Features:

    • Eight Clones, Seven Deadly Sins, Infinite Lives – Play from the POV of one of eight protagonists in each chapter and explore the dungeons, towers, and islands to uncover the deadly sins of the protagonists’ pasts.
    • Survival of the Fittest – Hunt for materials and food while fending off monsters in real-time battle environments; but don’t forget to eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom (seriously, it’s bad for your health and fatal for your party)!
    • Live, Die, Repeat – With every life cycle lasting only 13 days, each clone’s stats, abilities, and capabilities differ as they grow from youths to old age. Depending on how you die, you can even earn bonus upgrades for your next life cycle. Take advantage of each life to the fullest!

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393983/zanki-zero-last-beginning-north-american-release-date-revealed/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Merge Games and developer Lince Works announced Aragami: Shadow Edition will launch for the Nintendo Switch on February 22, 2019.

    View a trailer of the Nintendo Switch version of the game below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Aragami, the action stealth hit, has sold over 500,000 copies to date. Now it’s the turn of Nintendo Switch owners as Aragami: Shadow Edition gets set for a digital and physical release.

    Aragami casts you as an undead assassin with the power to control the shadows. By manipulating the darkness you will be able to teleport via the shadows, create new paths to reach your targets, materialize weapons and abilities and even summon shadow beasts to dispose of your foes.

    Aragami is heavily inspired by old-school stealth games like Tenchu and Metal Gear Solid, and more recent gems like Mark of the Ninja and Dishonored, but with an emphasis on bringing back the challenge these games ought to offer.

    “We are huge fans of stealth games, but we feel that in the last few years ‘stealth’ in games has been diluted and doesn’t pose the same challenge. We wanted to fix that with Aragami, where you are outmatched, outnumbered, and alone,” said Aragami lead designer David Leon.

    Aragami is built around two contrasting playstyles, which players can change between throughout without the game punishing them for doing so. Use your powers to play as a Ghost, remaining undetected and getting to your target without a whisper. Or play as a total Demon, slaying everyone in your path, using your powers to wreak havoc on your foes.

    Aragami: Shadow Edition for Nintendo Switch includes the original base game, the Aragami Nightfall expansion and all the available downloadable content. The game and expansion both support full two-player online co-op that is compatible cross-platform with PC and Xbox.

    Aragami: Shadow Edition is set for digital release on the Nintendo eShop in the fall. A physical version will be available in stores too.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393982/aragami-shadow-edition-gets-switch-release-date/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher NIS America announced The Princess Guide will launch for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on March 26, 2019 in North America and March 29 in Europe.


    Here is an overview of the game:

    In a land torn by chaos and war, a new evil rises. Now, four princesses from four different kingdoms must learn how to lead their people to victory. Commence the Princess Knight training regimen! As an experienced knight, you will choose a princess to become your apprentice. Teach her the art of war, and push back the evil that threatens to take over the land! With your choices directly impacting the way your Princess Knight fights, The Princess Guide gives military training a whole new meaning!

    Key Features:

    • A Unique Tale Times Four! – Each Princess Knight has a unique story to tell, and your choice affects how the tale unfolds! Will you train the vengeful Veronica, the gluttonous Liliartie, the chivalrous Monomaria, or the dragon princess Alpana?
    • Fast-Paced Strategic Battles – The battlefield can get intense! Issue orders to your princess directly on the battlefield, and watch them clash with enemy forces! Their performance is directly affected by your tutelage!
    • To Praise or To Scold? – Your princess’ growth depends on you! During conversations and battles, “Praise” or “Scold” your princess to enhance their abilities on the battlefield.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393981/the-princess-guide-release-date-revealed-for-switch-and-ps4/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate debuted at the top of the Japanese charts with sales of 1,220,535 units, according to Media Create for the week ending December 9. The game helped increase sales of the Nintendo Switch to 281,222 units.

    Just Cause 4 (PS4) debuted in seventh with sales of 16,100 units. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (PS4) debuted in 13th with sales of 7,318 units. The Nintendo Switch version debuted in 16th with sales of 5,903 units. 

    The Switch was the best-selling platform with sales 281,222 units. The PS4 sold 74,496 units, the 3DS sold 14,272 units. The PlayStation Vita sold 2,484 units and Xbox One sold 149 units.

    Here is the complete top 20 chart:

    1. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 1,220,535 (New)
    2. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 93,787 (1,012,247)
    3. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 69,861 (489,767)
    4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 20,995 (1,881,751)
    5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 19,083 (2,740,677)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 16,948 (403,784)
    7. [PS4] Just Cause 4 (Square Enix, 12/06/18) – 16,100 (New)
    8. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts, 11/20/18) – 10,555 (141,324)
    9. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 9,592 (1,866,426)
    10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,531 (1,182,281)
    11. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Shadow Labyrinth (Atlus, 11/29/18) – 8,076 (87,823)
    12. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 7,677 (658,270)
    13. [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Capcom, 12/06/18) – 7,318 (New)
    14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 6,515 (485,497)
    15. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 6,466 (54,800)
    16. [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Capcom, 12/06/18) – 5,903 (New)
    17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 5,113 (236,220)
    18. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 4,931 (1,773,521)
    19. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 3,601 (376,482)
    20. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Nintendo, 09/14/18) – 3,597 (43,451)

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393978/super-smash-bros-ultimate-debuts-atop-of-the-japanese-charts/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Pixile has released the top-down 2D twist on the battle royale game, Super Animal Royale, on Steam Early Access.

    The game will be free to play through Sunday, December 16 at 4am PST / 7am EST. After that time it will be available for $12.99, however, you can purchase it for 10 percent off until December 19. The Founder's Edition, which includes extra content and the soundtrack, is also available.

    View the Early Access launch trailer below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Super Animal Royale is an intense, strategic, top-down 2D twist on the battle royale genre. Up to 64 adorably murderous animals fight tooth and claw (and machine gun) across diverse, exotic biomes, each vying for top dog (or top cat, or top sloth...you get the idea).

    • Enjoy atmospheric battle royale action from a whole new top down perspective.
    • An intuitive fog of war system enables sneaky, strategic play.
    • Explore a massive, beautifully illustrated island paradise, with diverse biomes and the cryptic remains of a super safari park gone awry.
    • Chop the tall grass to find hidden items, because that’s what you do with tall grass.


    The top down view and streamlined mechanics make this the most accessible battle royale yet, while surprisingly deep strategy and a high skill cap rewards more advanced players. The game has also been optimized to run smoothly whether you play on a Macbook or a beastly gaming PC.

    The island and roster of genetically engineered super animals are constantly (ahem) evolving with updates. Your super animal can be customized with new outfits, tombstones, death explosions, weapons, dance moves, and more, so you can look your best as you do your worst.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393977/super-animal-royale-available-now-on-steam-early-access/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley announced via Twitter this year's award show saw viewership more than double to over 26 million viewers. To compare, the total number of viewers in 2016 was just 3.8 million. 

    The number of viewers on Twitch peaked at a concurrent 1.13 million. Voting from fans increased by 50 percent compared to 2017.

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    View the list of winners here.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393976/the-game-awards-2018-viewership-more-than-doubled-to-26-million-viewers/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Team17 has released the free Snow Way Out update for The Escapists 2.

    View the trailer for the update below:

    Here is an overview of the update:

    Continuing the story from last year's free Santa's Shakedown update, Snow Way Out sees Santa trading his yearly gift-giving for a 24/7 year-round online retailer to maximize profits. Naughty or nice? No matter, anyone's free to buy from Billionaire Santa!

    Take on the role as one of Santa's hardworking elves in the factory and warehouse in the North Pole. Outsmart and escape Santa's elf guards and robot workers and make your way to freedom either alone or with friends. Will you be able to make your escape?

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393975/the-escapists-2-free-snow-way-out-update-out-now/

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    December 12th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Focus Home Interactive announced Insurgency: Sandstorm is available now on Windows PC via Steam.

    View the launch trailer below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight. Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and HDR audio putting the fear back into the genre.

    An intense atmosphere putting the terror into modern combat

    Move with speed and caution as you push through the war-torn environments of a fictional contemporary conflict in the Middle East. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

    Insurgency: refined and expanded

    For the first time in an Insurgency game, customize your character to show your veterancy with diverse sets of clothing, uniforms, accessories, and character voices. Coordinate fire support with your team, engage enemies with vehicle mounted machine guns, and go head to head in small scale high speed competitive matches. Wield new weapons and new upgrades to outmaneuver, outflank, and outsmart the enemy.

    War at its realest

    Continuing Insurgency’s acclaim as the most atmospheric shooter, Sandstorm is built on Unreal 4 to bring its gritty close-quarters combat into a whole new era of realism. Skill is rewarded, and survival is paramount. Feel every bullet, and fear every impact.

    Key Features:

    • Sequel to the indie breakout FPS Insurgency, now with 5 million units sold. Sandstorm is reborn, improved, expanded, and bigger in every way. 
    • Character and weapon customisation to show your battle-hardiness.
    • Unprecedented audio design with positional voice-chat for realistic teamwork, and heart pounding ambient audio to bring you into the battlefield.
    • Peek around corners, tactically breach doorways, use smoke to cover your team’s advance, and call in air support.
    • Battle across expansive maps in up to 16-versus-16 player game modes, or 8 player co-operative against AI, now with machine gun mounted drivable vehicles.
    • Competitive multiplayer features including matchmaking, broadcasting UI, and replays.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/393974/insurgency-sandstorm-out-now-on-steam/

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