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Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee Combined Launch Sales Give New Entries Strong Start In The UK

116,000 physical copies sold.

The latest Nintendo Switch releases Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! appear to have performed reasonably well in the UK charts. According to sales data, Pikachu is the most popular version of the game locally, taking out fourth place, with Eevee following in the sixth spot. These combined sales technically put the new Pokémon entries in the top position, with a total of 116,000 physical copies reportedly sold so far.

Despite this seemingly positive start, compared to the original Sun and Moon games, sales are down by more than 60 percent and are also recorded as being five percent lower than the figures for the 2013 release Pokémon X & Y. Fortunately, it’s not as bad as it sounds, with Game Industry explaining how certain factors need to be taken into consideration. Leading up to the release, the UK had stock issues resulting in fewer than expected units available at launch – ultimately leading to pre-orders not being fulfilled and many other stores selling out of the games completely. At the time of X and Y’s launch, the 3DS also had a much larger install base than the Switch currently does.

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The Overwatch League’s Hangzhou Spark knows how to brand themselves


Since the Overwatch League announced eight new expansion teams for season two, there’s only been one question on everyone’s mind: what colours will they use? At first, it seemed they were all going to be duds, falling back on the sea of blues and reds already dominating the matches. The Chengdu Hunters did something interesting with their yellow kit, but nothing can match the most recent announcement: Hangzhou Spark and their baby pink.

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Aqua Kitty Developer Announces Twin-Stick Dungeon Shooter Iron Crypticle For Switch

Targeting an early 2019 release.

Tikipod – the developer responsible for Aqua Kitty UDX – has announced Iron Crypticle will be making its way to the Switch eShop early on in 2019. The game is a twin-stick arcade dungeon shooter previously released on multiple other platforms and is said to channel classics like Smash TV and Ghosts ‘n Goblins. In addition to this, it contains an item collection system inspired by Bubble Bobble and also features four player local co-op.

Below is the story and gameplay rundown, courtesy of the title’s Steam page:

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Fallout 76’s photo-featuring loading screens are good, but morbid


Overall I’m a huge fan of Fallout 76‘s loading screens, which often select a picture that you’ve taken in the photo mode to display as you’re waiting. Having a little reminder of a past moment while you’re stuck not doing anything else is a nice way of reflecting on cool stuff that’s happened in the game. Except that oftentimes my pictures aren’t cool moments. A lot of them are just pictures of dead things. Dead brahmin. Dead scorched. Dead other players. It doesn’t exactly make for great memories, but it’s not my fault! Let me explain myself.

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Infamous Pokémon Save Data Editor Has Been Updated To Support Pokémon: Let’s Go

Gotta save ’em all.

Since the beginning of the Pokémon game series, hacks and exploits have allowed special items and creatures to be duplicated. Unfortunately, 20 years on, nothing appears to have changed.

Yesterday, the infamous ‘PKHex’ program received a significant update. If you’re not sure what this is, it’s an application that essentially allows players to edit their Pokémon game save data. Earlier versions of this same application have been used to add fake digital pocket monsters to past Pokémon entries such as Sun and Moon.

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