GameTrailers Officially Shutting Down

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GameTrailers, the popular website for the hottest video game videos, is officially closing its doors after 13 years. The staff was informed of the news just a few hours before it was made public on NeoGAF and Twitter.

No word was given why the site is shutting down. We hope that the staff from the popular website has options for the future following this announcement.

Sad news as we loved their E3 coverage…. Let’s see if anything comes of this (who knows, maybe the some of the staff will form an alliance and make a similar website).

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Latest Japanese Hardware Sales

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The latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) are in and you can check them out below. Sony looks to have has a great week taking the top 2 spots followed by the New 3DS XL. Check out the impressive numbers below (Look at that JUMP in Vita Sales):

PlayStation Vita – 45,114 (14,999)
PlayStation 4 – 32,557 (24,441)
New 3DS LL – 22,593 (31,452)
Wii U – 8,931 (11,298)
New 3DS – 4,978 (4,715)
3DS – 3,298 (2,813)
PlayStation 3 – 1,993 (1,671)
3DS LL – 558 (697)
Xbox One – 92 (52)

Latest Japanese Hardware Sales

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Here are the latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) for your viewing enjoyment. The New 3DS LL took top honors followed by Sony’s PS4 and PS Vita. For the full rundown, check out the list below:

New 3DS LL – 31,452 (30,172)
PlayStation 4 – 24,441 (25,592)
PlayStation Vita – 14,999 (18,202)
Wii U – 11,298 (15,398)
New 3DS – 4,715 (6,241)
3DS – 2,813 (4,797)
PlayStation 3 – 1,671 (1,939)
3DS LL – 697 (1,162)
Xbox One – 52 (99)

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Gametrailers Shares Their 10 Most Anticipated Games Of 2016

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Respected online site, Gametrailers has decided to pick their top 10 most anticipated games of 2016 so be sure to read the list below. Persona 5 sits on top of the list followed by Final Fantasy XV. To round out the top 3, Drake and his team from Uncharted come in at #3. Check out the list below:

10. The Legend of Zelda
9. The Last Guardian
8. Dark Souls III
7. Street Fighter V
6. Overwatch
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
4. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
2. Final Fantasy XV
1. Persona 5

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ESPN.COM Gets Dedicated to eSports

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Following today’s announcement that ESPN will be broadcasting Super Smash Bros events, the company has posted a dedicated link to eSports on their main page. It appears as though the network is becoming quite interested in showcasing the growing sport and only time will tell how the general public reacts to this news (some may not view it as an actual sport). This is fantastic news for gamers everywhere and it will be interesting to see how things pan out.

I know I would LOVE to watch more competitive eSports on my TV. Great news.

ESPN Will Broadcast Super Smash Bros Events

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Don’t look now but the eSports scene is about to get some HUGE attention as ESPN has agreed to broadcast Super Smash Bros events on their network. The popular sports channel showed DOTA 2 championships in the past so it will be exciting to see how they handle Nintendo’s Super Smash series. Super Smash Bros will join the likes of League of Legends, Dota 2, and Hearthstone.

Awesome stuff!

LATEST JAPANESE HARDWARE SALES

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The latest Japanese hardware sales are in from Japan so be sure to check out the list below. The 3DS had another dominate week followed by Sony’s pair of newest consoles. Check out the list below:

3DS – 60.479
PS4 – 36.559
PS Vita – 31.338
Wii U – 24.722
PS3 – 2.784
Xbone – 293

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Here Are This Weeks Most Wanted Games For Japan

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Famitsu has released this weeks most wanted games and you can check them out below. It looks as though the Japanese are craving Dragon Quest XI, Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5 as they have taken the top 3 positions.

Check out the full list below:

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 689 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 614 votes
3. [PS4] Persona 5 – 597 votes
4. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 541 votes
5. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 491 votes
6. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV Final – 331 votes
7. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 292 votes
8. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 249 votes
9. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends – 237 votes
10. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders – 220 votes
11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3 – 219 votes
12. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 210 votes
13. [PS3] Persona 5 – 209 votes
14. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 208 votes
15. [PS4] Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – 196 votes

Latest Japanese Hardware Sales

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Here are the latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales). The 3DS took the top spot followed closely by Sony with the PS4 and PS Vita rounding out the top 3. Check out the latest Japanese hardware sales below:

New 3DS LL – 73,778 (107,374)
PlayStation 4 – 65,427 (53,023)
PlayStation Vita – 63,811 (73,163)
Wii U – 53,547 (92,801)
3DS – 21,621 (13,109)
New 3DS – 21,501 (29,252)
PlayStation 3 – 4,221 (3,994)
3DS LL – 3,205 (5,083)
Xbox One – 765 (490)
PlayStation Vita TV – 670 (1,167)

Nintendo Lights Up Japanese Hardware Sales

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Would you look at this… Nintendo has lit up hardware sales in Japan with the 3DS selling over 160,000 units and the Wii U selling over 101,000. Only time will tell if this victory lasts but Nintendo has to be doing a little dance over at their HQ (at least for this week anyway).

Check out the numbers below everyone:

Nintendo 3DS: 160.447
Wii U: 101.122
PlayStation Vita: 66.069
PlayStation 4:60.330
PlayStation 3: 3.459
Xbox One: 479

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