Here Are The 10 Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

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Here Are The 10 Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

This story originally stated Stardew Valley was the best-selling indie game on Switch, which is not the case. Game Informer regrets the error.

Nintendo confirmed at GDC this week that Stardew Valley is now among the best-selling indie games on the Switch. The beloved farming sim now joins heavyweight contenders like Dead Cells and Undertale. The game's multiplayer update that launched at the end of last year likely contributed to its upsurge in popularity.

Here are all ten titles on the Switch's best-selling indie games list, as Nintendo revealed at this year's GDC:

Stardew Valley Tops Nintendo's Best-Selling Indie Games List

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Stardew Valley Tops Nintendo's Best-Selling Indie Games List

Nintendo confirmed at GDC this week that Stardew Valley now holds the record for best-selling indie game on the Switch. The beloved farming sim beat out heavyweight contenders like Dead Cells and Undertale. The game's multiplayer update that launched at the end of last year likely contributed to its upsurge in popularity.

Here are all ten titles on the Switch's best-selling indie games list:

While a few standout titles appeared on the list that Nintendo released last year, many games have not returned this time around (e.g. NBA Playground, SteamWorld Dig 2, Kamiko, Fast RMX, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove). 

Microsoft To Showcase Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass In Upcoming Stream

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Microsoft To Showcase Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass In Upcoming Stream

Next week on March 26 at 9 AM PDT, Microsoft is hosting a livestream titled ID@Xbox Game Pass where it will announce several new indie titles that will then be making their way to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription based game service. Microsoft regularly highlights the large new releases coming to the service, but the stable of smaller indie titles is constantly growing, so this gives the company a chance to put the focus on the other half of the catalog.

We already know that previously announced games, Afterparty, Void Bastards, and Supermarket Shriek will make appearances in addition to all new game announcements.

This news comes hot on the heels of Sony announcing plans to have its new State of Play stream the day before on March 25. That will seemingly focus on more wide-ranging announcements for games across the PS4 and PSVR while Microsoft's stream will more narrowly focus on its Game Pass program. In either case, we should have plenty of game announcements to tide us over in the months leading up to E3.

Microsoft To Showcase Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass In Upcoming Stream

about X hours ago from
Microsoft To Showcase Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass In Upcoming Stream

Next week on March 26 at 9 AM PDT, Microsoft is hosting a livestream titled ID@Xbox Game Pass where it will announce several new indie titles that will then be making their way to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription based game service. Microsoft regularly highlights the large new releases coming to the service, but the stable of smaller indie titles is constantly growing, so this gives the company a chance to put the focus on the other half of the catalog.

We already know that previously announced games, Afterparty, Void Bastards, and Supermarket Shriek will make appearances in addition to all new game announcements.

This news comes hot on the heels of Sony announcing plans to have its new State of Play stream the day before on March 25. That will seemingly focus on more wide-ranging announcements for games across the PS4 and PSVR while Microsoft's stream will more narrowly focus on its Game Pass program. In either case, we should have plenty of game announcements to tide us over in the months leading up to E3.

Devil May Cry 5 Ships Over Two Million Copies In Two Weeks

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Devil May Cry 5 Ships Over Two Million Copies In Two Weeks

Devil May Cry 5 is the return to form fans have been waiting over a decade for, and it looks to be scoring S-ranks when it comes to sales, too.

The title has shipped over two million copies across all platforms globally, Capcom announced today. A little while ago, we reported the title was the company's second-biggest PC launch ever (behind Monster Hunter: World), so the milestone should be no surprise. Still, it's good to know that Capcom's attempt to revive the series has worked, which will hopefully prompt them to support the game long-term or get cracking on that sequel before long.

Of course, we already know the game will have its free Bloody Palace update next month, so there's at least some DMC5 to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Devil May Cry 5 Ships Over Two Million Copies In Two Weeks

about X hours ago from
Devil May Cry 5 Ships Over Two Million Copies In Two Weeks

Devil May Cry 5 is the return to form fans have been waiting over a decade for, and it looks to be scoring S-ranks when it comes to sales, too.

The title has shipped over two million copies across all platforms globally, Capcom announced today. A little while ago, we reported the title was the company's second-biggest PC launch ever (behind Monster Hunter: World), so the milestone should be no surprise. Still, it's good to know that Capcom's attempt to revive the series has worked, which will hopefully prompt them to support the game long-term or get cracking on that sequel before long.

Of course, we already know the game will have its free Bloody Palace update next month, so there's at least some DMC5 to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Judgment's Western Release Date Unchanged After Actor's Cocaine Scandal

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Judgment's Western Release Date Unchanged After Actor's Cocaine Scandal

Update: Sega has announced that Judgment's release date in the west is unaltered and that the game is still coming out on June 25. However, the company has noted that the mo-cap and voice performance of the character Kyohei Hamura will be "adjusted." While it isn't clear what that means, it definitely suggests Pierre Taki, who was arrested on suspicion of cocaine use, is being replaced. You can read the statement in full here:

Original Story: Last year, Sega revealed Judgment, a new title adjacent to the Yakuza series that features a lot of the same gameplay and takes place in Kamurocho. It was released in December to decent critical acclaim and is scheduled to be released in the west this Summer, but a recent issue with an actor in the game may have totally derailed Sega's future plans.

Like Yakuza, Judgment uses real film and often well-known actors to play the parts of the characters in the game for both marketing and performance quality reasons. One of the actors used this time around is Pierre Taki, a member of the Japanese synthpop group Denki Groove Band and actor in movies like Attack on Titan and Shin Godzilla, as well as the Japanese dub voice of Olaf in Frozen. Late last night, Japanese police arrested Taki on possession and use of cocaine, setting off a firestorm that has resulted in the entire game being pulled from shelves and digital stores.

Judgment's Western Release Date Unchanged After Actor's Cocaine Scandal

about X hours ago from
Judgment's Western Release Date Unchanged After Actor's Cocaine Scandal

Update: Sega has announced that Judgment's release date in the west is unaltered and that the game is still coming out on June 25. However, the company has noted that the mo-cap and voice performance of the character Kyohei Hamura will be "adjusted." While it isn't clear what that means, it definitely suggests Pierre Taki, who was arrested on suspicion of cocaine use, is being replaced. You can read the statement in full here:

Original Story: Last year, Sega revealed Judgment, a new title adjacent to the Yakuza series that features a lot of the same gameplay and takes place in Kamurocho. It was released in December to decent critical acclaim and is scheduled to be released in the west this Summer, but a recent issue with an actor in the game may have totally derailed Sega's future plans.

Like Yakuza, Judgment uses real film and often well-known actors to play the parts of the characters in the game for both marketing and performance quality reasons. One of the actors used this time around is Pierre Taki, a member of the Japanese synthpop group Denki Groove Band and actor in movies like Attack on Titan and Shin Godzilla, as well as the Japanese dub voice of Olaf in Frozen. Late last night, Japanese police arrested Taki on possession and use of cocaine, setting off a firestorm that has resulted in the entire game being pulled from shelves and digital stores.

Sony Announces State Of Play, A Live Broadcast Dedicated To New PS4 And PSVR Announcements

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Sony Announces State Of Play, A Live Broadcast Dedicated To New PS4 And PSVR Announcements

When Sony Computer Entertainment dropped out of this year's E3 and revealed it would not have a press conference around the same time, we were left wondering how the console maker would make announcements. The E3 press conference has traditionally been the place where most of Sony's big new games and technology are announced and teased. Today's announcement gives us a hint of Sony's plans moving forward.

On March 25, Sony will debut the first episode of State of Play, a live stream that focuses on new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR announcements. The show kicks off at 2 p.m. PST, and will feature trailers, announcements, and new gameplay footage. You can tune on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. After the episode wraps up, a VOD version will be released.

This format appears to echo Nintendo's Direct format, but is slightly different in that it will be live rather than a carefully edited video. This approach will likely give Sony the chance to interact with its fan base as the show unfolds. No running time was revealed.

Sony Announces State Of Play, A Live Broadcast Dedicated To New PS4 And PSVR Announcements

about X hours ago from
Sony Announces State Of Play, A Live Broadcast Dedicated To New PS4 And PSVR Announcements

When Sony Computer Entertainment dropped out of this year's E3 and revealed it would not have a press conference around the same time, we were left wondering how the console maker would make announcements. The E3 press conference has traditionally been the place where most of Sony's big new games and technology are announced and teased. Today's announcement gives us a hint of Sony's plans moving forward.

On March 25, Sony will debut the first episode of State of Play, a live stream that focuses on new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR announcements. The show kicks off at 2 p.m. PST, and will feature trailers, announcements, and new gameplay footage. You can tune on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. After the episode wraps up, a VOD version will be released.

This format appears to echo Nintendo's Direct format, but is slightly different in that it will be live rather than a carefully edited video. This approach will likely give Sony the chance to interact with its fan base as the show unfolds. No running time was revealed.