Nintendo Dominates Amazon’s 2020 Best-Seller List, Topping Cyberpunk 2077, TLOU2 & ACV

Nintendo Dominates Amazon’s 2020 Best-Seller List, Topping Cyberpunk 2077, TLOU2 & ACV

As 2020 draws to a close, it will be interesting to see which games end up being the big winners. Well, Amazon have revealed their top-selling games of 2020, and taking stuff like pre-paid PlayStation and Microsoft Store cards out the mix, the list is an absolute Nintendo show of dominance. Here’s the Amazon US top 10 for 2020

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Physical)
  2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Digital code)
  6. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  9. The Last of Us Part II
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It’s quite obvious that 2020 is Nintendo’s year, but this really underscores it, with 8 out of the 10 spots belonging to Nintendo. Even the mega-hyped Cyberpunk 2077 can only slip in at #6. It’s interesting to note, although perhaps not surprising, that only the PS4 version Cyberpunk made the top 10 – Amazon doesn’t tend to sell a lot of PC games.

Amazon UK has also released their best-sellers, and it isn’t quite as much of a Nintendo party, with games like FIFA 21 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also sneaking onto the list. Of course, Animal Crossing is still #1 with a bullet.

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. FIFA 21 (PS4)
  3. Minecraft (Switch)
  4. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  5. FIFA 21 (Xbox One)
  6. Just Dance 2021 (Switch)
  7. The Last of Us Part II
  8. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox One)
  10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4)

Well, let’s see how next year will look like when next-gen hit titles will start rolling out.

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Bully 2 Was In Development At Rockstar But Got Canceled Multiple Times To Focus On GTA VI

Bully is one of the rare IPs from Rockstar that was a unique concept of its time but was never followed up by the GTA developer, but they did have plans.

We have heard about Bully 2 multiple times by now, even getting to see some concept art from the canceled project at Rockstar Games, but the game was actually in development multiple times from 2009 to 2017, and was canceled at different stages only to focus on the other projects at Rockstar Games. Last year, VGC shared a story on the development of Bully 2 confirming that it was considered at various points going as far back as 2009.

The most recent leak regarding Bully 2 comes from a user Tez2 on the GTA Forums, who has previously shared details on unannounced Rockstar Games projects. He clarified that the game was in development and was canned in 2017 so that Rockstar Games could focus on the next Grand Theft Auto, which in this case is GTA VI.

This was verified by Yan2295, who is a known Rockstar Insider. Although he has stopped sharing information on their projects, he was rather active in the past. So there are two sources now that verify the information about a Bully sequel being in actual development, and then getting canceled to focus on other projects.

Bully was first released in 2006 for the PS2 and it was later ported to the Xbox 360 and PC. The game is playable on the PS4 with a digital copy available on the PlayStation Store, and the Xbox One through backward compatibility.

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Dying Light 2 “Fresh Updates” Coming in the New Year

While Techland gave us a long look at Dying Light 2 last year, the game has kind of been MIA (missing in action) this year, which is understandable given the pandemic has pretty much hit everyone. It looks like that will change next year though, as the studio has promised “fresh updates” to Dying Light 2 in the coming year!

This was announced by the studio on the game’s Discord channel, where it said:

Happy Holidays from the Dying Light team! We’ve been, er, dying to update you all on how development has been going. We’ll have fresh updates about Dying Light 2 coming in the new year!

This is definitely good news. For now, all we know is that the zombie action game will be out sometime in “Spring 2020” based on the announcement made in January of this year.

Once we know more details regarding Dying Light 2, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.

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Maneater, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Greedfall – PlayStation.Blog


PlayStation Plus starts 2021 with a bang. PlayStation Plus members will receive two PS4 titles – action adventure Shadow of the Tomb Raider and action RPG Greedfall – on Tuesday January 5. On the same day, PlayStation 5 owners with a PlayStation Plus membership can play a terrifying apex predator in the open world (sea?) RPG Maneater*.

Let’s take a closer look at the games.

Maneater* (PS5 version)

Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas – a terrifying shark! Maneater is a single player, open world action RPG (ShaRkPG) where you are the shark. Starting as a small shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies – both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. Eat. Explore. Evolve.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4 game)

Fight, explore, craft and survive amid the dense and perilous jungles of South America in Lara Croft’s biggest adventure to date as you race to save the world from a Maya apocalypse. Gather resources and master the unforgiving terrain. Outgunned and outnumbered, you need to use your surroundings to your advantage; strike from the shadows and use mud to camouflage your presence. Use advanced traversal techniques to reach long-forgotten tombs and negotiate deadly puzzles

Greedfall** (PS4 game)

In this stunning action RPG, explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. You’ll have complete freedom to shape your abilities, spells and skills and decide whether to complete objectives with combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth. Forge this new world’s destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions.

 All games will be available until Monday February 1.

*PS5 console only; PlayStation Plus benefit not applicable for Maneater on PS4. Maneater is not available in Saudi Arabia.
**Greedfall: Not available in the Middle East (replaced with Assetto Corsa), Japan, or South Korea (replaced with Mistover)
***The games included in the subscription, the online features of each game, as well as the other features and benefits of the PlayStation Plus subscription, are subject to change.

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Fortnite Arrives Next Week on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

Next gen = next week!! Once you’ve taken in that sweet smell of unboxing a brand-new Xbox or PlayStation (or both, if you’re super lucky), a next-gen version of Fortnite will be ready and waiting for you to download. The Fortnite builds on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 aren’t simply tweaked last-gen builds but new native ones to harness the power of the new consoles!

If you’re already a Fortnite player, you’ll easily be able to continue your progress, and if you’re new to Fortnite, it’ll be a great time to jump in. Whether you’re a veteran player or looking to play for the first time, you’ll be able to download the game on your new console Day 1 and enjoy a truly “next-gen” Fortnite experience. 

Here’s a look at what you can expect from Fortnite on the new consoles!

Fortnite on Xbox Series X|S

November 10 marks the arrival of not one but two brand-new Xbox consoles where you can play Fortnite. On Xbox Series X|S, Day 1 improvements to Fortnite include:

4K Resolution at 60 FPS on Series X

Experience Fortnite on Xbox like never before on Xbox Series X with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60 FPS.

Dynamic Visuals and Physics on Series X

Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.

1080P Resolution at 60 FPS on Series S

Hop into any game mode and enjoy 1080P running at a smooth 60 FPS. The Xbox Series S will support most of the visual enhancements available on the Series X. 

Get into Matches Faster

Loading performance has been significantly upgraded, not only improving texture loading but also helping you get into a match from game start-up much faster. 

Enhanced Split Screen

On Xbox Series X|S, Split Screen now supports 60 FPS.

Fortnite on PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 will be launching November 12 or November 19 depending on your territory. On PS5, Day 1 improvements to Fortnite include: 

4K Resolution at 60 FPS

Experience Fortnite on PlayStation like never before on PlayStation 5 with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60 FPS.

Dynamic Visuals and Physics

Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.

DualSense Controller Immersion

Haptic feedback makes it feel like you’re holding the Suppressed SMG or Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. In addition to general vibration support, we’ve integrated haptic trigger feedback for ranged weapons on the new DualSense controller.

Select Your Favorite Mode from the PS5 Home Screen

Fortnite supports PS5’s Activities, starting with the ability to go straight into the Battle Royale Lobby with either Solo, Duos, or Squads selected. Once in the Lobby, choose to queue up for your selected mode!

Get into Matches Faster

Loading performance has been significantly upgraded, not only improving texture loading but also helping you get into a match from game start-up much faster.

Enhanced Split Screen

On PS5, Split Screen now supports 60 FPS.

Pick Up Your Progress

No matter what platforms you played Fortnite on previously (or plan to continue playing alongside your new consoles), crossplay remains available, and your progression and cosmetics carry over to the new platforms. 

On Xbox Series X|S, if you’ve transferred your Xbox profile from Xbox One, just download the Xbox Series X|S release of the game and get back into the action. On PlayStation 5, just download Fortnite from the PlayStation Store and log in with your Epic or PlayStation Network account.

Throwback Bonus

In the spirit of remembering the past while looking to the future, we’re offering all Fortnite players — on all supported platforms — the free Throwback Axe Pickaxe. Starting November 4, this classic default Pickaxe from Fortnite Chapter 1 will be available through January 15, 2021, for everyone both in-game and through the PlayStation Store.

More to Come!

Like all of you, we’re excited to spend more time with the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. As we spend even more time with these consoles, we look forward to exploring new ways to maximize the potential of both!

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Guild Wars 2 Steam Release News

At the end of summer, we gave you a first look at the next Guild Wars 2 expansion, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons. We have been overwhelmed by the response. Delivering this next chapter in the Guild Wars® universe is our highest priority.

With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to put the Guild Wars 2 Steam release on hold for the time being. Our number one priority right now is crafting Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons with the high quality you expect and deserve. Additionally, we’re full speed ahead on delivering an epic climax to The Icebrood Saga that lives up to (and we hope exceeds) previous Living World finales.

In the meantime, we’re looking forward to showing you the first trailer for The Icebrood Saga: Champions next Thursday, November 5.

-The Guild Wars 2 Team

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will not launch on PS4 and will be exclusive for PS5

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart ps5 exclusive

Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: Great Adventure and Horizon Forbidden West will debut simultaneously on two generations of Sony, but there are many indications that the Japanese will not make similar decisions for all new titles.

After Jim Ryan said that they will continue to support PS4 for few more years, players, Insomniac Games was asked by players – will Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart also hit the PlayStation 4. The studio has now confirmed the exclusivity of the game for PS5.

The case of the new God of War and Demon’s Souls has not yet been confirmed, although it seems extremely likely that part of the production will follow the Ratchet & Clank route and will be available only on PlayStation 5.

Sony wants to continue to support PS4 owners, but we must remember that each cross-generation production will receive different modes and functions depending on the power of the console. Last week you could check the leak from Spider-Man: Miles Morales, where we saw the game loading lightning fast, we will not experience this option on PlayStation 4.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla runs at 4k 60 fps on PS5 and Xbox series X

New Assassin’s Creed will look better than ever on 4k at 60 fps on both PS5 and Xbox series X.

More news coming in every day from developers around the globe as we wait patiently for the next-gen consoles to drop next month along with their launch titles and exclusives. In a recent blog post, Ubisoft explained how their upcoming games are going to perform for the next-gen consoles, and we can safely say that they have not disappointed us with the news of 4k at 60fps on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Read more- Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine delayed by Ubisoft due to COVID

They have finally confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run at 4k upscaled at 60 fps on PS5 and native 4k at 60 fps on Xbox series X. Now the rumor that PS5 will only be able to hit 4k or 60fps is over, gamers can now relax finally after this news from the developers. They said on a blog, “I can confirm that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla runs at 4K at 60 fps on PS5 (upscaled 4K)”.

Seeing how the game will now perform, it all depends on the quality of the gameplay and story and how players engage with it. The long and loved series of Assassin’s Creed has always performed to the expectations of the fans, and we are expecting the Viking version of Assassin’s Creed to do so as well.

With the release dates closing in, everyone is very excited to play console games on 60fps in 4k. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming out on Xbox on November 10th, and on November 12th on PS5. So tune in and let your inner Viking rise.

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