Horizon Zero Dawn Number 1 in UK; Nintendo Switch Best in ‘Years’; More! | Games of Our Lives

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/// March 6, 2017 | EPISODE 179

Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

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►Horizon: Zero Dawn
►Outlast 2
►Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Horizon: Zero Dawn beat out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the top spot of the UK charts, according to Chart-Track for the week ending March 4. Horizon: Zero Dawn did release on March 1, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released on March 3.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is Sony’s biggest launch in the UK since Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

78 percent of Breath of the Wild sales were on the Switch, while 22 percent were on the Wii U. The Switch version is the third biggest Zelda launch behind Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. It also accounted for 75 percent of the Switch software sold for the week. 1-2 Switch debuted in fourth, while Super Bomberman R debuted in seventh.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

1.Horizon: Zero Dawn
2.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
3.Grand Theft Auto V
4.1-2 Switch
5.For Honor
6.FIFA 17
7.Super Bomberman R
8.Rocket League
9.Sniper Elite 4
10.Battlefield 1
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/// GameStop: Switch is One of the Most Successful Console Launches in Years!

The launch of the Nintendo Switch has been the most successful console launch at retailer GameStop in the last several years.

“Stores across the country last night were packed with customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the brand new Nintendo Switch,” said GameStop Senior Director of Merchandising Eric Bright told Game Rant. “We even had customers lining up as early as yesterday morning so that they could be one of the lucky ones to score one of the additional units for our walk-in customers.

“This is one of the strongest and most successful gaming console launches for GameStop in the last several years. For those fans who are still looking for the Nintendo Switch, don’t worry–we’re getting more. And, we’re pretty sure that there are a lot of gaming fans who pulled all-nighters last night playing their new Switch, and who also called in sick to work today with ‘game-fluenza’ just to stay home and play even more.”

The Nintendo Switch sold 80,000 units in its first 48 hours in the UK.
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/// Sony Reveals PAX East 2017 Lineup!

Sony has revealed its PAX East 2017 lineup of playable games at the PlayStation booth. PAX East runs from March 10 to 12.

Here is the list of playable games at the PlayStation booth:

Boundless
Cosmic Star Heroine
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Cryptark
Dino Frontier
Disc Jam
Eitr
Everything
Farpoint
Full Throttle Remastered
Gang Beasts
Gnog
GT Sport
Loot Rascals
MLB The Show 17
Nex Machina
Nidhogg 2
Pox Nora
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Rain World
Rime
Sundered
Tooth & Tail
What Remains of Edith Finch
Windjammers
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
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/// Outlast 2 Launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 25!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be releasing Outlast Trilogy in stores on the same day as the Outlast 2 release. It includes Outlast 2, Outlast and Outlast Whistleblower DLC.

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/// Mass Effect: Andromeda ‘Golden Planets’ Briefing Video!


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/// SD cards cannot be shared between Nintendo Switch consoles!

“The microSD card is being used by another Nintendo Switch console or was used on this console before it was initialised. Delete the Nintendo Switch data on the microSD card to use it on this console.

“Save data, screenshots, and other data not related to Nintendo Switch won’t be deleted. You can remove the microSD card if you don’t want to use it on this console.”

It’s interesting Nintendo mentioned “save data” here as being among the items that won’t be lost. Right now, save files cannot be transferred to an an SD card, whereas screenshots and game files can. [Source]
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