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Nintendo is at the top of Amazon’s gaming category for August, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports. “The publisher had six of the top 10 best-selling games on Amazon with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coming in No. 1 overall for software. Other highlights for Nintendo include a launch game that continues to sell and a big September release that is already charting thanks to preorders.”
Nintendo UK announced “it is partnering with Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), a programme run by UKIE to help inspire future generations with ‘play-based learning,’” Eurogamer reports. “DSH provides computing workshops to primary schools across the UK, to make sure kids are fully equipped to pursue careers in digitally based industries.”
Ubisoft’s new service, Uplay+, is now available on PCs for $15 a month.
IN: Paul Candland joined Age of Learning as CEO.
Extra Esports News:
The Esports Regulatory Congress is holding an “event [that] will provide opportunities for networking with prominent industry figures and is said to be the first international esports regulations event,” ESI’s Adam Fitch writes.
Future FC and Audi are partnering, ESI’s Laura Byrne reports. “The deal will see the Audi logo visible on the Future FC jersey, which is set to be released soon. Audi and Astralis Group will also work closely to develop content and fan engagement through their social media channels.”
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