ESRB Has a New Design to the Website and It Drops the EC for Early Childhood Rating

The website for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (better known as the ESRB) has an all new layout. Things are much more organized on there now. One thing that was just discovered was the absence of the listing of EC for Early childhood rating. Well, it turns out I was able to get in contact with @ESRB via Twitter and they confirmed that that rating has been dropped.

You can view the updated website here.

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PlayStation 4 Ships 100 Million Consoles Worldwide, Sales Reached 91.6 Million

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has been highly successful since launch back in 2013. The console has just shipped 100 million SKUS as of June 30, 2019. That ended FY 2019 Q1. In addition to consoles shipped, the PS4 has reached 91.6 in sales worldwide.

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PlayStation 4 Ships 100 Million Consoles Worldwide, Sales Reached 91.6 Million

 

PS4.jpgSony’s PlayStation 4 has been highly successful since launch back in 2013. The console has just shipped 100 million SKUS as of June 30, 2019. That ended FY 2019 Q1. In addition to consoles shipped, the PS4 has reached 91.6 in sales worldwide.

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Best Selling Video Games and Console in the US & Canada in June 2019

Console

In the United States and Canada, Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in June 2019. In fact, the Switch has been the best selling console every month this year in the the North American region. This also makes the platform the best selling console of the year.

NPD Group June 2019 Sales For North America

Software

As far as video game sales performed in the United States and Canada, this list will include both retail and digital copies of games. In June, Super Mario Maker 2 launched only for Nintendo Switch and was the best selling video game in the region for June 2019. In second, from Activision Blizzard, Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled made it in second place. In third place comes Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive. Other titles (in order of listing) on this list include Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, MARVEL’s Spider-man, NBA 2K19, Mario Kart 8, (Deluxe version is on Switch) and Days Gone.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

Conclusion

Nintendo may very well be the best selling platform holder for the rest of 2019 in the US and Canada if trends continue, especially when the Switch Lite launches in September. Another reason Nintendo Switch may be the best selling console this year is due to the upcoming game. There is Wolfenstein: Youngblood, DOOM Eternal, Luigi’s Mansion 3, upcoming DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, handful of indie games, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and various popular titles.

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NPD Group

Mat Piscatella – NPD Analyst, US Video Games

Death Stranding Launches November 8 For PlayStation 4

Official Launch Date Trailer 

Kojima Productions released a new trailer for Death Stranding. It was over eight minutes and shows cutscenes and more gameplay from the game. The game will release on PlayStation 4 on November 8.

There are two version to Death Stranding. One version is the standard edition, and the other one is the deluxe version. The Deluxe Edition comes with a background theme to the PS4, ga-game costumes, PlayStation Network avatars, soundtrack, and behind the scenes footage of the game. Once again, Death Stranding launches November 8 on PlayStation 4.

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PlayStation Store 

Geoff Keighley

Assassin’s Creed III REMASTERED Is Available Now On Nintendo Switch

Assassin’s Creed III launched back in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a Wii U and PC version released shortly after. For PlayStation VITA users, there was a game called Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Both games were re-released in March 2019 as part of a Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. (However, the package can be purchased separately on all platforms.) The remaster includes Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation Remastered, and The Tyranny of King Washington DLC. Today, the Nintendo Switch version released.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on the Switch includes the same content for other platforms. Liberation was playable on the go before, now Assassin’s Creed III is playable in portable mode, as well.

Assassin’s Creed III is one of my favourite games in the series. Although, I would have to give the torch to Assassin’s Creed II and Rogue for being the best. What are some of your favourite Assassin’s Creed games? Please let us know by leaving your favourites in the comment section.