Elden Ring pulls off a rare feat — outselling Call of Duty

Here’s something we didn’t expect to write: Elden Ring is the United States’ best selling video game of the past 12 months, according to the NPD Group, beating out a Call of Duty franchise that typically dominates the calendar year after year. It’s important to remember that Elden Ring launched on Feb. 25. Mat Piscatella, the NPD group’s top analyst […]

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Ubisoft’s mysterious Avatar game still coming within the year

Ubisoft’s earnings reports include something a bit surprising: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is still set to be released before the end of the publisher’s fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2023. The first-person action-adventure game set in the Avatar universe was revealed with a trailer at E3 2021 that showed off the lush flora and fauna of Pandora, along with […]

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Lego’s take on Smash Bros. will hit consoles this summer

The latest franchise to get the Super Smash Bros.-style experience is Lego — except, instead of pitting familiar characters against each other, Lego Brawls lets you build your own. Now, technically, this game isn’t new. It’s actually a port of a mobile game from 2019, which was an Apple Arcade exclusive. But the upcoming port will bring it to a […]

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Gotham Knights no longer coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Batman Arkham spinoff, Gotham Knights, is coming to PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X this October — and only those platforms. The game is no longer slated for release on last-generation consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. In a news release announcing a new gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights, […]

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Sales of Switch and PS5 held back by chip shortages

Sony and Nintendo, reporting their financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2022, have both blamed shortages in semiconductor components for sales shortfalls in their flagship consoles. Sony said it shipped 11.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles in the course of the financial year. This brought the total number of PS5s sold to 19.3 million, but it is still more […]

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Apex Legends’ season 13 battle pass revealed

Apex Legends season 13, “Saviors” launches Tuesday on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. On Monday, Respawn Entertainment dropped its final preview trailer, showcasing what players can unlock in another 100-level battle pass that goes live with the new season. The next pass includes Legendary skins for heroes Fuse and Bloodhound, plus […]

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