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Red Dead Redemption 2 put out “over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days,” according to a press release.
The first 6 months of 2018 saw Nintendo sell “5.07 million Switch hybrid consoles … revenues grew only 4 percent to $3.9 billion in the six months ended September 30,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
September pulled in $1.24 billion in consumer spending on digital console games, SuperData reports. Dungeon Fighter Online was #1 for PC, Destiny 2 for console and Honour of Kings for mobile.
Sony reports it sold 3.9 million PS4s in the second quarter, according to Takahashi. Its “game and network services division grew revenues 27 percent … Revenues were $4.88 billion in the quarter.”
EA unveiled Project Atlas in a Medium post by Chief Technology Officer Ken Moss.
The Legend of Zelda TV?! “A new rumor suggests Castlevania producer Adi Shankar will be adapting The Legend of Zelda into a TV series,” IGN’s Lucy O’Brien writes. “Shankar announced on Instagram that he was ‘working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series.’”
Ninja came in 6th for total hours watched on Twitch last week at 1.75 million, TEO reports. Shroud came in 5th at 1.75 million, dakotaz in 7th at 1.71 million and lirik in 8th at 1.35 million.
Six thousand dollars in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tournament prizes was awarded this weekend.
Players’ Lounge is hosting $2,000+ a day in tournaments that cost $1 to enter.
Venture capitalists continue to lay siege to Players’ Lounge founder inboxes.
Extra Esports News:
Germany just went and did a dumb. “The German Olympic Sports Confederation has decided that esports are not a sport on the basis of ‘self-motor, sport-determining movement is not a constitutive feature’ inherit to professional competitive video game play. The Confederation has also decided that most esports titles ought to be called ‘eGaming’ instead,” Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner writes. Lol kay.
Hardpoint – Hacienda has been added to the 2019 CWL ruleset.
Werder Bremen and EWE AG are partnering for an esports jersey sponsorship, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports.
IN: Team Dignitas hired former CS:GO pro Heather “sapphiRe” Garozzo as vice president of marketing, TEO’s Ferguson Mitchell reports.
Kristen “KittyPlays” Valnicek is Gen.G’s new head of new gaming initiatives, Esports Insider’s Melany Moncav reports.