Sony Postpones This Week’s State of Play to Showcase Upcoming PS5 Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios recently announced that they would be holding a live stream on Thursday, June 4 to reveal upcoming PlayStation 5 games. Unfortunately, SIE has decided to postpone the State of Play for this week. This is likely due to current world events occuring or they are not ready to reveal the titles or console yet.

The Last of Us Part II is Still Launching June 19

Sony Interactive Entertainment are still planning on releasing The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4 on June 19. Naughty Dog has been hard at work on the game. SIE also held a video presentation this week to show more of the game.

During the State of Play, approximately 25 minutes of information surround the The Last of Us Part II. There was a new cutscene shown off, a playable demo, as well as new details on gameplay.

The game takes place after The Last of Us. Much of the game will take place in Seattle, Washington. Ellie is now 19 years old and Joel appears to be much older in this game. The main character Ellie seem very angry and wants revenge in the game. She once even stated that she wants to “kill every last one of them.” It is currently unknown what she is referring to, so the fans will have to hold off a little longer until the game launches in the coming weeks.

With gameplay, there will be new mechanics. Ellie will be able to hide more in this game but if an enemy gets to close, they may still be able to spot her. When fighting, players can run away, go through openings in walls, and crawl to elude the enemies. Fans will also be able to play through all four season of the year.

For more on The Last of Us Part II, check out the Official PlayStation Blog.

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GamesRadar

Detroit: Become Human Launches June 18 On Steam

Detroit: Become Human launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive back in 2018. It was later announced to release on PC via the Epic Games Store. Next, it will be launching on Steam June 18.

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Best Selling Software and Hardware for the Month of April 2020 | NPD Group (US)

Mat Piscatella is a market researcher at the NPD Group. He tracks sales records for video game hardware and software. This will cover the best selling video game console and the top selling titles for the United States.

April 2020 sales report came out late this month. It shows that the Nintendo Switch was again the best selling platform in the US. Additionally, dollar sales have reached 160%, which is more than April of last year, 2019.

Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons released back in March for the Nintendo Switch and was the best selling game on the console. This is followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Just Dance 2020 from Ubisoft. Furthermore in their respected order, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Sora and BANDAI Namco, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword, Square Enix/s Trials of Mana, and last up, Super Mario Party had all made it on the top 10 selling Switch titles.

Xbox ONE

Next up is Microsoft’s Xbox ONE; the 2019 remake of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Remastered, and Take-Two Interactive’s and Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V made the top 3. Numerous other games also made the list. This includes titles such as Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3, Madden NFL 20 from EA Sports, Red Dead Redemption II, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order, and FIFA 20.

PlayStation 4

The last top 10 will cover best selling games on the Sony PlayStation 4. The first three include Final Fantasy VII: Remake from Square Enix, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Take-Two’s NBA 2K20. These games are followed by Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games and Take-Two again, SIE Worldwide Studio’s MLB: The Show 20, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3, Predator: Hunting Grounds; EA’s Madden NFL 20, Atlus’ and SEGA’s Persona 5: Royal, and finally from Microsoft, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition.

For more, give the NPD Group’s official website a visit to get a better look at the data.

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@MatPiscatella: https://twitter.com/MatPiscatella/status/1263817459498250240?s=20

NPD Group: https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/industry-expertise/video-games/

Watch the Ghost of Tsushima State of Play

Apologies for not covering this on Twitch or YouTube. Another State of Play was held for PlayStation. This episode was about the upcoming title from Sucker Punch, Ghost of Tsushima. Enjoy 18 minutes of information about the game.

Sony is Brilliant for Doing This Move!

Sony Interactive Entertainment is giving you a good reason to not leave your house during unfortunate event occuring in the world at present. Additionally, SIE will be using $10 million US to help indie developers that are having financial trouble.