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.
Ubisoft has announced a release date for The Hidden Ones, the first downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed Origins. Release dates for upcoming DLC content were also provided.
Further details on the open world functions Dynasty Warriors 9 were announced today alongside a release date.
As well as extra content, Arcade Edition’s tweaked menus cut down on the waiting between matches.
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.