Another week in the books. Here is a roundup of the week’s big stories and some you might have missed.
THE BIG STUFF:
The NPD Group this week announced the Top 10 best-selling games of 2016 for the United States. Leading the way, of course, was Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Battlefield 1 finished in the No. 1 spot, followed by The Division at No. 3 Yep. Shooters are popular. Check out the full Top 10 chart.
Another big story this week was the suggestion that the Xbox One has now sold 26 million units. This information came from a third-party report from SuperData and not Microsoft, so keep that in mind. But whatever the case, the PS4 is the current-generation sales leader, with Sony last disclosing sales of 53.4 million systems worldwide. [Full Story]
We learned even more about the Nintendo Switch this week–but it wasn’t exactly good news. Nintendo confirmed this week that there won’t be any video-streaming services for the console at launch. That means no Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube. The better news is that Microsoft said it could bring video-streaming apps to the Switch sometime after launch. [Full story]
THE OTHER STUFF:
EA’s Patrick Soderlund has spoken to IGN about why his company is backing Nintendo and the Switch and why he believes the system could be a game-changer. Read the interview here.
Gabe Newell, who is reportedly worth $4 billion, did an AMA on Reddit this week. Of course people asked about Half-Life 3, but read the whole thing to see what he actually responded to.
Mass Effect: Andromeda lets you craft weapons and name them. Pretty cool! Get all the details here at Eurogamer.
Waypoint has an awesome interview with Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma in which he talks about the new game, Breath of the Wild, and a lot more. Read it here.
More details about the new Star Trek show, discovery, have been announced, including its release date and more. Get all the info here at EW.
Here is a cool new clip from the action movie sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. It involves a stare down with a dog, so you know it’s good.
Actor Jared Leto has posted some images of himself as The Joker–is this a tease for something? Maybe! Go to ComicBook to see all the new images.
EA’s beleaguered NBA Live series is coming back…maybe. This is according to a rating for new game that popped up in…South Korea. Pasta Padre has the scoop.
Crytek’s Warface, which has a wonderful name, is changing hands somewhat. Crytek announced this week that the game will be published by My.com going forward. Get all the details here.