Nintendo will be happy as the momentum for Animal Cross New Horizons is still going strong and no signs of letting up. Nintendo have dominated the boxed sales this week, though they have seen some decline in percentages per title. Obviously, do take into consideration that some of the Switch games that are in the top 10 have been on sale via the eShop. The figure combined with physical would be more and would be interesting to find out. Of course we have new games incoming soon as we have reached the halfway point in January already.
February and March are looking good months for Nintendo once again. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Feb 12th, Persona 5 Strikers for Switch and PS4 in Feb and Bravely Default 2 in Feb, and lastly Monster Hunter Rise for Switch in March.
PlayStation do have new IP Returnal coming in March. Will that prove to be a hit? It looks rather interesting as it has the Alien vibe going for me personally.
Assassins Creed Valhalla swings it’s axe into the Christmas No. 1 spot. It’s the first time Assassins Creed has claimed no.1 at Christmas, and a first for Ubisoft too.
In no shock as to why Cyberpunk 2077 dropped to third this week. CD Projekt Red sees its new IP drop by 80% in sales this week. Animal Crossing New Horizons saw a 11% drop in sales, first time in a month. Yet only 9,000 units is the difference from ACNH to Assassins Creed Valhalla at No.1.
Treyarch have announced that season 1 for Cold War is incoming on December 16th.
Players can experience double weapon xp and double xp for levelling up, starting Dec 12th until the launch of Season 1. Free bundles also available for simply logging in between Dec 8th and the 15th of Dec which include:
1 epic operator skin
1 epic smg blueprint
1 epic reticle
1 epic calling card
1 rare weapon charm
1 epic operator skin
1 epic Assault rifle blueprint
1 epic reticle
1 epic weapon charm
Treyarch goes onto say “Season One is the largest free content drop in Black Ops history: a massive expansion of free content, including the comprehensive integration of Operators, weapons, player progression, and Battle Pass rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.”
They continue “Battle Royal is set to go beyond Verdansk: prepare to drop into a new Warzone map and mode at launch. Warzone’sarsenal gets even bigger with over 30 Black Ops Cold War base weapons, as well as Blueprint variants! Also, make sure you’re ready to face down fellow prisoners of Warzone in a new Gulag experience.”
Continues, “Prepare for an incredible amount of free content in Black Ops Cold War, including new Multiplayer maps, new and fan-favorite 6v6 modes and playlists,the return of 2v2 Gunfight with four new maps, and a massive new Fireteam map.”
“This offering includes a battle through a sprawling luxury complex within the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. That’s right: the legendary Call of Duty: Black Ops II 6v6 map known as Raid will be ready to play in Black Ops Cold War at Season One launch.”
“Make room on your Gunsmith table for free-to-acquire weapons and prepare for new Zombies modes, Season Challenges, and the full cross-title launch of the Seasonal Prestige system, with up to 1,000 Season Levels to progress through!”
“It’s an unprecedented amount of free content and the teams are currently prepping for the biggest Season One launch week ever seen. For this to occur, we’re taking a few more days to finalize everything before unleashing this massive drop of new, free content to the community.”
Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War has claimed the No.1 spot in the UK charts for the week ending Nov 21st.
Spiderman: Miles Morales swings a Web and is the biggest PS5 launch game. New entry Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch lands 6th, which is a good feat seeing as this month has been busy for the videogame industry with the launch of next gen consoles.
Black Friday sales already have seen a increase for FIFA 21 and WatchDogs Legion respectively.