Thanks to Alejandro and Microtic for the heads up!
The NPD Group Australia has revealed a 12.8% year-on-year decrease in traditional retail in 2011, but local industry expects digital revenue to climb.
Highlights from the NPD’s 2011 figures were released by the IGEA, and show bricks and mortar retail channels delivering $1.5 billion, down from 2010′s efforts.
When Resident Evil: Revelations hits stores tomorrow, gamers will find the game’s title misspelled on the packaging’s spine. Capcom mistakenly misspelled the game’s title as “Revelaitons,” and will now issue a corrected version.
According to a new post on the Capcom-Unity blog, the next shipme…
Old school Pokemon fans, prepare to be excited. One of the original legendaries, Mewtwo, will soon be available as part of a special character distribution. This powerful Psychic-type Pokemon features a unique set of moves – showcased in IGN’s exclusive video (below) – and will only be available from February 12 through February 26…
Amazon (orders ship free, or ship free with a combined total order of $25 or more)
Pre-order bonus offers: $10 Amazon store credit with your Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D pre-order (3DS, $39.96, free S&H, available February 21st, release date delivery also available), Free 3D Classics Kid Icarus download with your Kid Icarus: Uprising pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available March 23rd, release date delivery also available)
Coming soon, available for pre-order: Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS, $39.99, $10 price drop, free S&H, available tomorrow), Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available April 13th), Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii, $29.99, free S&H, available February 13th), Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (DS, $29.96, free S&H, available February 28th), Heroes of Ruin (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available March 31st), Mario Party 9 (Wii, $49.99, free S&H, available March 11th), Tekken 3D Prime Edition (3DS, $39.95, free S&H, available February 14th), Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (3DS, $39.95, free S&H, available March 31st), Tales of the Abyss (3DS, $39.96, free S&H, February 14th)
The Disney sale that never ends: Save up to 50% on select Disney video games – selection includes Disney Epic Mickey, Disney Universe, Phineas and Ferb, Cars 2, and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. For Wii, DS, 3DS and other popular systems.
2 Nintendo Wii games for $30 – selection includes Namco Museum MegaMix, Dragon’s Lair Trilogy, De Blob 2, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Jewel Quest Trilogy, Toy Story Mania, MySims Agents, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, and more.
2 Nintendo 3DS games for $30 – selection includes Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Raving Rabbids Travel in Time 3D, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, and more.
2 Nintendo DS games for $30 – selection includes Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, LEGO Batman, Gardening Mama, Final Fantasy III, De Blob 2, Crafting Mama, Bejeweled Twist, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Personal Trainer: Walking, Picross 3D, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, Plants vs. Zombies, Tetris Party Deluxe, and more.
Gamestop Pre-order bonuses: Free 3D Classics Kid Icarus download with your Kid Icarus: Uprising pre-order (3DS, $39.99 new, available March 23rd), Free set of exclusive Pokemon themed Wii remote skins with your Pokepark 2: Wonders Beyond pre-order (Wii, $49.99 new, available February 27th, backordered)
Exclusive Gamestop pre-order offers: Gamestop exclusive 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory (3DS, $19.99, available tomorrow), Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii, $49.99, available April 2nd, exclusively available via Gamestop and Nintendo.com)
Toys R Us: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with Music CD (Wii, $39.99, save $10.00); Buy 1, Get 1 40% off all video games priced $19.99; Free 3DS case with your Resident Evil: Revelations pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available tomorrow); 50% off any Wii video game priced $49.99 with the purchase of Just Dance 3 (Wii, $39.99); Free 3DS system case ($9.98 value) with purchase of a base 3DS system ($169.99)
Toys R Us, in-store only: $20 gift card with the purchase of a black Nintendo Wii with New Super Mario Bros. Wii/Galaxy soundtrack bundle ($149.99), $10 gift card with the purchase of Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS, $39.99, available tomorrow)
Thanks to GrubberGamer for the heads up!
The following predictions come from Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter…
- year-over-year software sales dropped by 12 percent to $505 million
- low sales blamed on a lack of high-profile games released until the end of the month
- forecasts that late 2011 games like Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Ubisoft’s Just Dance 3 will be two biggest software titles
- these will sell around 800,000 and 600,00 units respectively
- major publishers will have “an opportunity to grow revenues by 10 percent or more annually for the next several years.”
- software sales at retail will likely begin to see monthly growth in May
- “175,000 Wii units (down 45 percent year-over-year), 390,000 Xbox 360 units (up 2 percent), 235,000 PS3 units (down 12 percent), 65,000 DS units (down 78 percent), and 215,000 3DS units.”
- January’s total hardware sales will fall by 18 percent year-over-year
- sales will jump back up once price cuts for the consoles