Inside Xbox highlights, big numbers from Nintendo and Fortnite

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here for The Gaming Observer, Friday, May 8th. We’re ending the week off here with an absolute ton of news, so let’s get into it.

Inside Xbox announced a bunch of things

So today we had the Inside Xbox presentation, which showed off some third party games that will be heading to the Series X. To be honest pretty much the whole thing was cinematics, including the so called gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed, however it was pretty cool because a lot of the games were brand new IPs. Here are my personal standouts, but you should definitely take a look at the whole presentation. I would say my standout game of the show was a new IP titled Call of the Sea. It looked very intriguing, it’s set in the 1930’s about a woman who crosses the ocean in search of her missing husband. She then lands on an island, and what follows is a first person adventure game, definitely check this out. We’ve got a new space shooter aerial combat game called Chorus, it looked very cool if you’re into that genre, and it seemed to have an interesting story. If you’re into the horror genre then take a look at the new Bloober game called The Medium, which has the same composer who did Silent Hill. Of course Bloober responsible for a number of horror games that you’ve probably heard of. We’ve got Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which is the next mainline Yakuza game. They said that it will be available when the Series X launches, but will also come out on the Xbox One, PS4, and Windows. And I’ll end it off here with the co-op horde shooter called Second Extinction, which is all about mowing down dinosaurs with your friends. Many of these games will give you a free upgrade from the Xbox One to the Series X, some will be on the Game Pass, and most should be out by the end of the year. Check it out.

Nintendo fiscal year results

Nintendo has reported on its fiscal year, revenue up 9%, profit up 33%. The Nintendo Switch has now sold 55 million units lifetime, which was boosted by the strong performances of Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing New Horizons. We also have confirmation that Animal Crossing has sold close to 12 million units in just 11 days, which is just absolutely insane, especially when you consider than Pokemon did a combined 17 million lifetime. This already makes it the best selling Animal Crossing game in history and the fastest selling Switch game ever. It was a fantastic financial year for Nintendo, on top of the already tremendous 2019. Let’s see if they can keep the momentum going.

Fortnite hits 350 million registered players

Speaking of big numbers, Fortnite has one for us, 350 million registered players lifetime, which means that around 150 million more people have signed up for the game in the last year and half. In the month of April, a combined 3.2 billion hours were spent in the game. Epic has now confirmed some more concerts for the game as well, headlined by Deadmau5, and with the last concert bringing in 27 million players across the weekend.

Alright folks that was a jam-packed news show, thanks for hanging out with me on that one. I’d like to give a big thank you to an anonymous user for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon, and a big shoutout Kevin Wasielewski, for being a really cool guy. I’ll be back tomorrow to talk even more about the Xbox presentation, and back with the news on Monday. So until next time…happy gaming everyone.