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For those still trying to get their hands on a SNES Classic Edition, GameStop and Think Geek just received more, so watch your email.
While we’re talking about classic editions, Nintendo just filed a trademark “for ‘Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy,’” Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft reports.
Microsoft is not Kineticing any free adapters to the Xbox One X when it launches Nov. 7, Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports. “Aaron Greenberg, the head of Xbox game marketing, confirmed that this program will not be in place for the Xbox One X when it releases next month.”
Staff at Disruptor Beam have been laid off. “At least 10 team members in various roles at the Massachusetts-based studio were hit by the layoffs,” Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon reports. “The layoffs notably fall just over a month after the company launched The Walking Dead: March to War on mobile devices.”
Someone resurfaced a 1994 documentary that gives us a glimpse at Shigeru Miyamoto’s desk and some quick sketches. The documentary was orignially in French and called “Otaku,” Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett writes. “ComputerTales recently uploaded a version featuring machine translation into English.”
Sales update courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz:
Tekken 7 has sold more than 2 million units “across Xbox One and PlayStation 4 since its launch in June,” Haydn Taylor reports.
Taylor also writes that SNES Mini buyers in Japan nabbed “368,913 units” in only 4 days. “The popularity of the console has resulted in stock shortages since releasing in the West on September 29th.”
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds surpassed 15 million copies sold. James Batchelor reports that “This milestone means that PUBG has sold five million copies – a third of its total sales – in just over a month.”
Ninjas in Pyjamas announced their new PUBG roster yesterday. It includes “@C9sweaterr @Borg_TV @Ekkz_TV [and] @CrunchBruh.”
Fortnite: Battle Royale is doing alright. According to GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch, “the game reached 3.7 million players on Sunday, October 8. At its peak that day, Battle Royale had 525,000 concurrent users.”
Virtual BlizzCon-goers and Hearthstone fans, you’ll get “a promotional Golden Legendary card after the video game convention concludes on Nov. 4,” Dot Esports’ Justin Binkowski reports.