The monthly report from the NPD group showed significant drops in game hardware and software sales compared to August 2018. Madden '20 was the best seller of the month, while five Switch exclusives made it into August's top ten.
The report was compiled by No More Robots, the publisher behind Descenders and Hypnospace Outlaw. Omitting AAA titles and some of the lowest-visibility games, the report paints a grim picture for struggling game devs releasing PC games on Steam.
Questions about Steam's stance on release parity arose after a tweet from Glass Bottom Games founder Megan Fox. As she points out, other storefronts often offer some sort of compensation for parity, rather than making it a standard part of the contract.
Taimanin Asagi was meant to be a four-episode Steam release, but those plans have been scrapped as Valve removed the game's store page in advance of the game's episodic release. The extreme adult visual novel contains explicit material, including non-consensual sex.
MWMi, a branch of the Madison Wells Media entertainment company, will continue its VR efforts while working with developers to publish new video games. First up is Creature in the Well, a pinball-inspired dungeon crawler from indie dev Flight School.
In a lean quarter for new releases, gamers engaged with established franchises like Mortal Kombat and Harry Potter, unsurprisingly. However, new IP like Days Gone and Trover Saves the Universe also had a notable impact on the ongoing conversation.
While Nvidia's Q2 2020 earnings dropped year-over-year, the results were an improvement over the first quarter and exceeded analyst expectations.
The publisher behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine has nabbed Factor 5 veterans to lead its new German studio. It's unclear whether the Cologne studio will be focused on Unreal Engine support, game development, or a mix of both.
With over $300 million up for grabs in esports tournaments this year alone, paying out this money is becoming a longer, more complicated process. Prize Payments is hoping to make things easier for both players and organizers, saving time and money.
After leaving his millions of followers on Twitch for Mixer and a nice paycheck from Microsoft, Ninja claims Twitch is using his brand to promote other Fortnite streamers and some occasional pornography.