Pokémon is coming up with some really creative and interesting ways for you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Post Malone will be putting on a virtual concert on Feb 27th at 7pm ET to celebrate. Nope you don’t need to rub the sleep out of your eyes, you read that right the first time. What else can we expect? I think it is safe to say…no friggin’ idea. The announcement video can be found here (the website also has more info).
It is that time of the month again where NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella tells us all that we need to know about the prior month’s industry performance. Some highlights: January 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories achieved a January record $4.7B, 42% higher when compared to a year ago, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units sold for the month of January. Unit sales of Nintendo Switch were the highest of any platform in a January month since the Nintendo Wii in January 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was January’s best-selling game and has been the best-selling game in the U.S. each month since its November launch, it now ranks as the 20th best-selling video game in U.S. tracked history.