Sega Is Cutting 300 jobs And Is Preparing For A Digital, Non-Console Future

Goodbye Sega. You had a great run, but all things must end at some point.

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Sad news today as Sega has announced that it’s cutting 300 jobs and is restructuring its business model. The company says that it’s focussing its efforts on the popular mobile space and online PC games. Sega has also said that it’s cutting down on physical releases and will instead be concentrating on downloadable content. The company will also focus on their Sonic and merchandising businesses. The move comes about due to the inevitable sales failure of Sonic Boom on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Miyamoto Says If Some Amiibo Are Discontinued Nintendo Will Release The Amiibo In Card Form

I really hope that trophy amiibos become more valuable in the future.

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Amiibo are a hot topic at the moment and are facing severe shortages as Nintendo fans snap them up in their droves. Nintendo has already said that some will eventually be discontinued to make way for new stock in stores. In a recent interview Miyamoto said that if a certain Amiibo figure was discontinued then they can release an Amiibo in card form with the same functionality.

We’re not making promises for certain figures, but the way “amiibo” is designed is that certain games can have “amiibo” specifically for that game. Other games can take advantage of past “amiibo” that developers want to make their game compatible with. In the future, we have the option, if certain “amiibo” figures are no longer available in stores, to release an “amiibo” in card form with the same functionality.

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Here’s How Super Smash Bros Wii U Has Sold In Certain Countries And It’s Nearing A Million

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We’ve finally got some numbers indicating how well Super Smash Bros Wii U has sold in certain countries. The brawler has sold the most in the United States with 490.000 copies sold within the first few days and has sold the least in the United Kingdom, which is the biggest video game market in Europe. Super Smash Bros Wii U is on its way to be a million seller and an announcement should possibly be made soon by Nintendo.

Smash Bros. Wii U
USA: 490.000 (first few days)
Japan: 244.747 (first week)
France: 200.000 (expected until the end of the year)
UK: 31.000 (minimum first week)

Total: 966.000

Should be a million seller by now. Maybe it breaks 2.000.000 worldwide by the end of the year.

Thanks, Jason M

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The Game Awards: Shovel Knight Wins Best Indie Game

I’m really digging it!

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Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games has won Best Indie Game at The Game Awards. Three staff from the studio went up to accept their award and thanked Nintendo for giving them continuing support as they were developing the game. Shovel Knight is available now in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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GameCube Adapter For Super Smash Bros Wii U Back In Stock At GameStop

Must buy.

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US retailer GameStop has recently updated its online site stating that the GameCube Controller Adapter for Super Smash Bros Wii U is now back in stock. The adapters for the popular brawler have suffered a considerable shortage in both the US and European gaming markets since the game’s release last month. According to its online site, GameStop will not be shipping orders for the adapters until next week, December 15. Currently priced at $19.99, if you’ve been looking to purchase one make sure you do so quickly at the retailer’s website, here.

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Super Smash Bros Pic Of The Day Series Comes To A Close

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Pic of the day for Super Smash Bros. has officially come to a close. The Miiverse series, which was carried out by Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, concluded toward the end of last week to coincide with the Japanese launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pic of the day saw a total of 384 posts from Sakurai on Miiverse, and about 500 screenshots from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. have been posted. Now that Sakurai no longer has to worry about pic of the day, he says he will focus on creating Mewtwo as a playable character.

“The origins of pic of the day was sharing one picture a day of the game in development inside the company,” Sakurai said on Miiverse. “It started out just as a small bonus for the staff.

“However, once we started sharing pictures with…

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