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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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.

Sources

NPD Group

Mat Piscatella – NPD Analyst, US Video Games

Xbox Scarlett is Coming Holiday 2020

Xbox Scarlett is Coming Holiday 2020

Microsoft had their E3 press conference earlier today. They talked about their next gen Xbox. It is Project Scarlett and is said to be four times as powerful as the Xbox One X. The architecture for Project Scarlett is said to get a resolution beyond 4K and run as high as 120 FPS. There will also be much faster load times; that is a good advantage a solid state drive has over a hard disk drive.

Original Reveal Video

In addition to the new Xbox, a new Halo was announced to release along with Project Scarlett. Xbox Project Scarlett is slated for a holiday 2020 release. SO, there will be around 18 more months of waiting.