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October sales numbers are in, courtesy of the NPD group. “Spending on video games was up 73% year-over-year to $1.5 billion … Overall hardware spending [was] up 26% year-over-year to $300 million … Accessory and game card spending grew 54 percent year-over-year to $280 million … Year-to-date sales are up 16 percent year-over-year to $4.8 billion.,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Sony and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 took the top spots for consoles and games, respectively. While PS4 beat out the Xbox One X and Switch, the Xbox One X did see sales increases.
Black Ops 4 came in 1st for October sales followed by Red Dead Redemption II, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and NBA 2K19.
Give us the nasties. Ubisoft is reversing its decision to remove “blood, sex, and gambling references” from Rainbox Siege Six, Eurogamer’s Matt Wales writes. “The publisher has now announced that it will be reverting those changes in response to community feedback.”
PlayVS has raised “$30.5 million for its platform for high school esports,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports. “New investors include Adidas … Samsung Next, Plexo Capital, along with angels Sean “Diddy” Combs, David Drummond” and more.
Sony tweeted the first picture of the Monster Hunter movie.
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Take a quick look at D.C.’s Entertainment and Sports Arena’s first esports event, courtesy of The Washington Post’s Tramel Raggs.
ELEAGUE announced its Rocket League 2018 teams.
Nvidia will be “the official graphics platform, and a founding member for the Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest gaming and esports events facility in North America,” Esports Insiders’ Melany Moncav reports.
Anna B. Baumann joined Rogue as Managing Director and General Counsel.
Becca Henry joined Misfits as Vice President of Communications.
Happy birthday Anton “Zanster” Dahlström and Filip “SmX” Liljeström!