‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game’ sets physical pre-order record for Limited Run Games
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game has set a new physical game pre-order record for publisher Limited Run Games.
Limited Run Games president and owner Douglas Bogart revealed on Twitter that pre-orders for the physical verison Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold 45,000 copies on the Nintendo Switch alone, with an additional 15,000 units on the PS4.
Check out his tweets below.
For those asking PS4 is close to hitting 15K! Switch is definitely the preferred platform for this one!
— Douglas (Dougie) Bogart (@LimitedRunDoug) January 18, 2021
Over the weekend, on January 16, Bogart had revealed that 25,000 copies of the game had been purcahsed by fans within just three hours of pre-orders going live. “Thank you so much for your support in making this our biggest release of all time!,” he said at the time. Pre-orders opened on Friday, January 15, and will run through February 28. Physical pre-orders bundles can be found here.
Developed by Ubisoft, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game first released in 2010, before being removed from digital stores in 2014. The game’s re-release was announced in last September to coincide with the game – and film’s – 10th anniversary. The re-release of the game will be The Complete Edition, which comes with the base game, and its two DLC packs for Knives Chau and Wallace Wells.
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game is currently available digitally on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. It also also available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through backwards compatibility.
In other Ubisoft game news, the company has announced that it is working on an open-world Star Wars game in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. The game is reportedly in very early development, with its team still being in the recruitment phase.
Published at Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:51:57 +0000
Nintendo Switch made up 87 per cent of all consoles sold in Japan in 2020
The Nintendo Switch dominated the Japanese market in 2020, selling over six million units and accounting for 87 per cent of all consoles sales in the country, according to a new report.
New data from Famitsu/Kadokawa (via gamesindustry.biz) shows that the popular hybrid console maintained a strong lead over its competitors in the Japanese market, despite the release of next-gen consoles in Q4 2020.
It sold over six million units in Japan in 2020, well ahead of its closest rival the PS4 with 542,000 units. The report also noted 255,000 PS5 units were sold in Japan in 2020. Of the six million Nintendo Switch units sold, 3.9million units came from the regular Switch console, with the remaining 2.1milliion units being the handheld-only Switch Lite.
The report also highlighted the top 10 best-selling physical games in Japan last year. The list was dominated by titles for the Nintendo Switch, with the only exception being Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4 at number four. The report also revealed that Nintendo games accounted for nearly half of the total boxed games sold in Japan.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which released just as the world entered lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, was the best-selling physical game with 6.4million units sold. Ring Fit Adventure took the second spot with 1.6million copies sold.
Other Switch games in the list include Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa Mo Teiban!, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft for Switch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, Pokémon Sword and Shield and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Earlier this month, a dataminer shared new leaked details about the long-rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro console. SciresM revealed that the proposed Switch upgrade will include a Mariko (Tegra X1+) SoC chip and an “upgraded” display.
This is despite Nintendo Of America president Doug Bowser shuttomg down rumours of a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch in December. Back then, Bowser said that he believed the Switch is currently only “at the midpoint” of its life cycle.
Published at Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:27:44 +0000