Sony Reveals PlayStation 4 Has Now Sold Over 30 Million Units

It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 is absolutely dominating in the console space, but now Sony has a shiny new stat to rub into the collective wounds of the competition. According to them, the PlayStation 4 has now sold 30.2 million units as of November 22nd.

To make matters even better for Sony the Christmas rush is just about to shift into full gear, so they can expect many more units added to that already huge number. There really aren’t any massive new exclusives for the console that will drive sales, but there’s plenty of third-party stuff like Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3 that will definitely make up for it.

It will be interesting to see how things go for Microsoft on the Xbox One side of things, because as far as console exclusives go the Xbox One is looking much stronger with games like Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Don’t even get me started on the Wii U.

The New Xenoblade Chronicles X Trailer Is All About Survival

Xenoblade Chronicles X is probably my most anticipated game of the entire year, based solely on the fact that the original game is one of my favorite games of all time. No pressure on the sequel or anything, but it’s got a LOT to live up to. A LOT!

Anyways, a brief new trailer has been released for the game called Survival, and it gives a brief synopsis of the game while also showing off some of the game’s gorgeous locations. Humans are forced to flee their world and repopulate on an alien planet, which of course leads to some friction. And when I say friction, I mean that there are humongous monsters trying to eat them. Welcome to your new home!

Xenoblade Chronicles X launches exclusively for the Wii U on December 4th, 2015.

Replacement Wii U Gamepads Coming To The USA? Japan’s Selling Them Now

One of the biggest mysteries with the Wii U is that the game’s main controller, the gamepad, is only sold with the system itself. That’s right – if you happen to damage or break the controller in anyway then you are forced to buy another system entirely.

That’s a pretty ridiculous concept when you really think about it, but hopefully that could be changing worldwide very soon. The official Japanese Nintendo online store has announced that you can now purchase individual Wii U gamepads for your system if you so desire, costing 12,800 Yen. For us non-Yen using folks, that comes out to about $115 USD or £75 GBP.

Nintendo, please make this a reality worldwide, because I love the Wii U and am pretty paranoid about looking at the gamepad the wrong way for this exact reason. Paying over $100 for a replacement ain’t cheap, but at least it gives gamers an option and is sure a hell of a lot better than buying a whole other system.

 

New Star Fox Zero Footage Clip Released

With Star Fox Zero now having an official release date we can expect to be getting a lot more information from here on out, and now Nintendo has released a new video clip showing off just under a minute of new footage.

While the clip is brief and in Japanese, It’s not exactly rocket science to figure out what’s going on and realize that the game is shaping up very nicely. As a Star Fox fan since the 90’s Zero ticking all of the right boxes and will hopefully put this once beloved franchise back on the right track.

Star Fox Zero will launch exclusively for the Wii U on April 22nd, 2016.

Cloud Strife Is Coming To Super Smash Bros.

Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting to see this pop up on the screen. During the latest Nintendo Direct live stream it was revealed that none other than Cloud Strife is being added to the roster of Super Smash Bros.

The gameplay footage looks absolutely stellar as Cloud has both his original and Advent Children outfits to choose from as he completely pummels the competition. A Midgar stage is also being added to the game, making feel right at home in Smash.

Star Fox Zero Launching April 22nd, 2016

After delays that had Star Fox Zero missing its Q4 2015 release date, Nintendo has now given the game another solid release date for Wii U. As revealed during the Nintendo Direct stream, Star Fox Zero will launch on April 22nd, 2016.

As you can see above, the game also got a new trailer showing off more footage from the game. It doesn’t real give any big new revelations about the game, but fans are sure to get a kick out of it.

The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Coming To Wii U Next Year

The rumors were true, as Nintendo revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct show that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be coming to Wii U next year.

Apart from the shiny new HD graphics, the game will also be Amiibo-compatible. Inventory management via the gamepad will also be included, similarly to the inclusion in Wind Waker HD.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches exclusively for the Wii U on March 4th, 2016.