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UK software sales - week ending Jan. 13th, 2018


Check out platform-specific sales charts here

Nintendo is still riding high from the holidays, with 3 titles hanging in the top 10. Nice to see Nintendo making a dent in Sony territory!

SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy Diamond Dream Edition Pre-Orders in Europe start Jan. 23rd, 2018

If you're looking to grab a preorder when they go live in Europe, you'll be able to do so through this link. Thanks to NintenDaan for the heads up!

Japan - FIFA 18 on Switch outsells PS4 version

We hinted at this happening a week back, and now we have the official data. The Switch version of FIFA 18 has manged to outsell the PS4 version. As of right Jan. 7th, the Switch version has moved 89,329 copies, while the PS4 version has sold 77,892 copies. If EA was looking for proof that Switch owners are going to buy their sports offerings, there's your proof right there.

Switch sets a record for Nintendo in South Korea

It seems like Nintendo built the Switch to set records, and that has happened once again. We now have details on how the Switch sold in its first 3 days of launch. In those 3 days, the platform sold 55k units. If you're thinking that's a small total, here's some food for thought. That 3-day total has managed to best the first month sales for any Nintendo platform launched in the region.

Freedom Planet devs say their Facebook post was a "silly pun", but now they're into bringing the first game and its sequel to Switch

I'm pretty surprised to see the Facebook post was meant as a joke. It was obvious that the image itself was a silly post, but I can't imagine how the devs wouldn't predict that fans would see it as a sly tease for the original on the Switch. Alls well that ends well though, as the post has resulted in the devs looking into bringing Freedom Planet and Freedom Planet 2 to Switch.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Limited Edition preorders going live in Europe on Jan. 18th, 2018

While the preorders for for #Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Limited Edition on Switch have already gone live in the states, our friends in Europe have been left in the cold. Thankfully that's changing later this week. Make sure you hit up the online store and get your preorder as soon as they go live!

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 - Legend Patrol DLC set to release for free

Legend Patrol DLC

- will be released for free
- was previously available to early purchasers
- pack includes the story of the first game
- being made available once again to commemorate the game achieving 500,000 units sold worldwide

Masters of Anima gameplay trailer, due out on Switch Spring 2018

Masters of Anima, the new project from Passtech Games, the makers of the indie-gem Space Run will release this Spring on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo®Switch and PC! In the Gameplay Trailer unveiled today, follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay made from the ground up for controller play, as well as keyboard and mouse!

You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your beloved fiancée Ana - who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems!

Go to the aid of your future bride, using the powers of Anima to summon an army of magical Guardians in your quest to defeat Zahr's dreaded Golems. Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way. As your victories rack up, acquire new powers and abilities for both yourself and your Guardians, ultimately becoming a true Master of Anima.

Save your fiancée and maybe even the world while you’re at it, when Masters of Anima releases on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo®Switch and PC in Spring 2018!

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Famitsu - review scores

10 Second Run Returns (Switch) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
Human Fall Flat (Switch) – 7/7/6/7 [27/40]
The Legend of Dark Witch: Chronicle 2D Act (3DS) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
The Legend of Dark Witch III: Wisdom and Lunacy (3DS) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]