Wii U is moving 1.2 games per system sold, according to Longbow Research analyst James Hardiman, down from two games sold per console when Wii was first introduced in 2006. Hardiman gleaned his figures from the latest NPD report, via GI International, and believes the lower than expects units numbers derive from one of two things: the inclusion of NintendoLand with the Wii U Deluxe version; or the console price left consumers’ wallets a bit too empty to purchase more than one title. Most analysts tend to agree, though, that the console will continue to sell well into spring 2013. Beyond summer, even the analysts are unsure.
Brace yourselves: the Steam Summer Sale has started.
Crash Bandicoot is back and so are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Diablo 3, but don’t be fooled – stacks of new and interesting things are happening this week, too.
GTA modding tool OpenIV is back online after discussions between Rockstar and parent company Take-Two
OpenIV is back online alongside an updated version, thanks to Rockstar Games having a chat with Take-Two.
Analyst Eiichi Katayama, an analyst at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, believes Sony could dominate the home console market and make it its own.
China’s mobile gaming market is likely to reach $3 billion spend this year, according to digital industry analyst firm Superdata, which will mean it overtakes the US.