It’s food time! It’s also time for your weekly dose of cute cuddly gaming news which comes in the form of Usagi Meta News. The highlights this week are:
Halo 3 Recon
Halo 3 Recon has a shorter single player campaign and price tag. The campaign is said to be around three to five hours and the price tag should be under $60. The Recon armor which is pretty well exclusive to Bungie staff members and a few select others will now be available when you purchase Recon, so be ready for everyone to look like you once Recon hits shelves.
Gears of War 2
Gears 2 has sold an incredible two million worldwide on its opening weekend. Not only were Gears of War 2 sales incredibly high but also the amount of people who were logged into Xbox Live on Gears of War 2’s opening weekend, 1.5 million users to be a little more exact. Were you really that shocked?
Console and Game sales:
Though Gears of War will come close to the top in game sales this month, Fable 2 (360) took its piece of cake and ate it too with almost 800,000 sold in October. Wii Fit was choking on dust in 2nd place at about 487,000 sales and Fallout 3 taking 3rd with 375,000.
Console wise, the Wii is the little bunny that could. Wii sales have gone up just over 100,000 since September when it sold 687,000 units. Last month the PS3 sold 190,000 units, 360 with 371,000 units and PSP with 193,000 units, combined they could not overcome the tiny console; it appears size doesn’t matter.
Since we are on the topic of sales, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 2 has sold one million copies Worldwide over three weeks. Looks like Fallout 3 isn’t on everyone’s mind for open world gameplay.
Blizzard’s new MMO:
World of Warcraft’s developer Blizzard has announced they are working on a “next generation” MMO. I’m curious to see if this means they could be working on an entirely new IP, because it sounds like they are moving away from producing another Warcraft title. Check out the interview between Blizzard COO Paul Sams and VG247 for the full story.
That’s it for this weeks gaming update! Come back next week for some oh so sweet information.