Retail England: the remake of Final Fantasy VII became the best-selling game in April

Publishing GamesIndustry About That.BIZ, with reference to data from the analytical firm GfK, reports that in April this year, games, consoles and accessories were sold at retail in the UK for 130 million pounds.
Just last month, more than a million physical copies of games were sold in the Foggy Albion. By this measure, this is the most successful April for UK retail in five years. At the same time, monthly sales fell by 13%, Crossing animal crossing: new horizons.
The best-selling game of April was the last fantasy VII remake, which failed to surpass the sales of the final Fantasy XV. Nintendo remains the most successful publisher, with 21.5% of the market.
In April, 210,000 consoles worth 50 million pounds were sold in the UK. In the first 4 months of 2020, more Nintendo switch, Xbox one, and PlayStation 4 were sold than in the same period of 2019.
The growth in console sales is attributed to the quarantine against the background of the coronavirus pandemic. In March and April, more than half a million devices were sold, which is 48% more than a year earlier.
Accessories for April sold 763 thousand in the amount of 31 million pounds. Du DualShock 4 PS4 PS4 is black, Xbox Xbox One is also black.
Retail chart for April
Final remake of Fantastic VII
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
FIFA 20
The Mating Of Animals: new horizon
Resident Evil 3
Forza Horizon 4
Grand Theft Auto V
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Person 5 Royal
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Ring Is Suitable For Adventure
The last of us remastered
Spyro Revived The Trilogy
Eternal death
Just Dance 2020
New Super Mario U Deluxe

The new Lenovo tablet also functions as a smart speaker

Lenovo has announced a branded Android tablet called Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus. The new product differs from its competitors in some aspects.
First, it has a Smart Dock that turns the device into a hybrid of a smart speaker and a smart display.
Secondly, there is the Face Unlock technology, which” recognizes ” the user and authorizes it without entering a password. Finally, the tablet is equipped with a fairly powerful iron.
The specifications look like this:
10.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
The technology of Touch and Display Driver Integration, which ensures high sensitivity of the sensor
MediaTek Helio P22T eight core processor with a 2.3 GHz clock speed
2 or 4 GB of RAM
32, 64 or 128 GB of permanent memory plus a memory card up to 256 GB
5000 mAh battery with USB type-C charging
8 and 5 MP cameras
Nano-SIM slot
Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter
3.5 mm earphone Jack
Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus will go on sale in June at a price of 229 euros

The authors of Planet Zoo called the total circulation of the game for six months

Frontier Developments announced that the total circulation of Planet Zoo exceeded one million copies. The game took less than six months to complete — it was released in November 2019.

Planet Zoo-simulator of a zookeeper. The player will have to build it up, adjust the flow of visitors and create the necessary conditions for animals.

The result of Planet Zoo was the best among the other Frontier Developments games — other titles for this period sold out in smaller editions. The publisher also updated data on its other games. In January, the total circulation of Planet Coaster was 2.5 million copies, sales of Jurassic World Evolution exceeded 3 million copies in March, and Elite Dangerous — 3.5 million copies in April.

The authors of Microsoft Flight Simulator announced the timing of the beta test

The closed beta of Microsoft Flight Simulator will be held in mid-July. This was announced by the developers of the flight simulator on the official website. Conditions for participation in testing were not announced.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is in alpha testing since the end of 2019. The exact release date of the game developers have not yet announced. At the moment, it is known that it will be released before the end of 2020, but not before August. To learn more about the simulator’s system requirements, follow the link.

The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator promise to upload maps from the Bing Maps service, as well as realistic flight physics that takes into account the movement of air masses, turbulence, and so on. Earlier, the authors of the game said that the flight simulator will have all the airports of the planet and real air traffic.

Bethesda: “seasons in Fallout 76 will be free for all players»

Fallout 76 developers clarified that the seasons that will appear in the game with update 20 will be free for all users. Bethesda announced this on its official Twitter account.
Bethesda:
“We would like to clarify that the seasons in Fallout 76 will be free for all players. In the future, we can add bonuses for users, but now we want to focus on launching the first season and look at your impressions. Sorry for the confusion.”

On may 14, Bethesda unveiled a calendar of events for Fallout 76 for 2020. The developers said that the game will have seasons and other events. You can read more about this here.

Previously, a fan of Fallout 76 released a modification for the game with textures in 2K and 4K resolution.

Nemesis in the Resident Evil 3 remake was changed to link with Resident Evil 4

Today in Resident Evil: Resistance appeared Nicholas (the villain) and Nemesis, along with what Capcom told about the creation of the tyrant for the remake of Resident Evil 3.In the remake, the mutant can infect zombies with parasites, which he could not do in the original 1999. According to the developers, changes in the skills of Nemesis were implemented to build a clearer connection with Las Plugas in Resident Evil 4.

In honor of the decade of World of Tanks tanks will buzz for a week

World of Tanks continues to celebrate the game’s tenth anniversary. And Wargaming presented the second act of the anniversary events. It will be held from 18 to 25 may and players will have access to new blocks of combat tasks.
The main feature of the second act will be a new episode of the event “Remember everything”. The creators of the game will return the horn for a week: back in 2011, players wanted to give the opportunity to honk in battle to other tanks. However, the hooter was never introduced into the game.
It will be possible to test how everything would look with sounds resembling a steamship siren within a week. Beep is enabled by default for everyone, and you can disable it in the settings. So that it is not too distracting in battle, only three beeps will be issued in a row, after which the reload will begin.

In addition, the developers wanted to make Nemesis and Mr. X in the remakes more different from each other — they wanted to make Nemesis a much more serious opponent. However, judging by the reviews of players and journalists, here the developers did not cope with their task.
Adding parasites, of course, fits perfectly in the leak about the development of the remake of Resident Evil 4, which will be the largest remake in the history of Capcom. The new product is expected to be released in 2022, while Resident Evil 8 should be released a year earlier.

G2 Esports scored a fourth win at ESL One: Road to Rio

G2 Esports beat c0ntact Gaming in the CS: GO group stage match of the European ESL division One: Road to Rio. The team of Kenny kennys Shraba finished the match with a score of 2: 0 and earned three points.

In a parallel match, North coped with Movistar Riders. The match ended with a score of 2: 0. the Next matches of the tournament are scheduled for may 8. GODSENT will compete with mousesports, and FaZe Clan will play with Copenhagen Flames at 19: 30 GMT.

ESL One: Road to Rio for Europe runs from April 22 to may 17 online. 16 teams play for $115 thousand, as well as rating points that Valve uses when distributing slots at the ESL One Rio 2020 major.

Pyth finished his career as a CS:GO player — he moved to Valorant

Ex-player of Ninjas in Pyjamas Jacob pyth of Morarji announced the completion of a career in CS:GO. The Swedish eSports player tweeted that he plans to perform at Valorant.

The last pyth command was Lilmix. He left her in the middle of February.

The 26-year-old pyth has played on the professional stage since 2010. At various times, he played for SK Gaming, FlipSid3 Tactics, Digital Chaos, and Vexed Gaming. In 2016-2017, he represented NiP, with whom he became the champion of Intel Extreme Masters XI-Oakland and DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016. For ten years, he earned more than $126 thousand in prize money.

Earlier, a number of other eSports players also announced their departure from CS:GO to Valorant. Among them are Tyson TenZ NGO, hunter SicK MIMS, Shabzeb ShahZam Khan, Braxton swag pierce, Kevin AZK Larivere and the entire PK MVP roster.

Team Spirit won the fourth victory at ESL One: Road to Rio

Team Spirit beat Nemiga Gaming in the group stage match of ESL One: Road to Rio at CS:GO for the CIS. Artem iDISBALANCE Yegorov’s team finished the match with a score of 2: 1 and earned three points. Spirit is ranked first in group A after four meetings.

In parallel confrontations, forZe won Team Unique, and Winstrike Team coped with Gambit Youngsters. The championship matches will continue on may 8 at 16: 00 Moscow time in group B.

ESL One: Road to Rio for the CIS runs from April 30 to may 17 online. The prize Fund of the competition is $50 thousand. Teams also play for rating points, which Valve and ESL use to distribute slots at the ESL One Rio 2020 major.

Burnout Paradise Remastered will be released on Nintendo Switch on June 19

Burnout Paradise is considered one of the best open-world races. This summer, owners of the Nintendo Switch will also be able to touch the classics — the game will appear on the hybrid console on June 19.

The Switch version is already available for pre-order: the price is 3,499 rubles. The set includes all major DLC ever released, including Cops and Robbers, Classic cars, Burnout Motorcycles, and Big Surf Island.

According to electronic Arts, the game is optimized for the Nintendo Switch and runs at 60 frames per second. The function of managing the map using gestures is also stated. Porting is handled by stellar Entertainment, which includes Criterion employees who worked on the Burnout series.

“The most powerful gaming processor in the world” has entered the 10th-generation Intel desktop line

Intel announced 10th-generation Comet LakeS processors for desktop computers, starting with the Core i3-100 for $ 122 and ending with the Core i9-10900K for $ 488. By the way, the company calls the latter the most powerful gaming processor in the world.

Despite belonging to the 10th generation, this line of processors still relies on the 14-nm architecture of Skylake 2015, as well as the latest chips for laptops Comet Lake-H, instead of the 10-nm architecture of last year’s Ice Lake family. This solution can not be called unambiguously bad — Intel compensates for this high clock speed, as well as the number of cores and threads.

Comet Lake-S chips achieve higher speeds thanks to new technologies, including Turbo Boost 3.0 and Thermal Velocity Boost, which increase the clock speed if the processor temperature does not exceed 70 degrees, provided sufficient power. The processors also support memory up to DDR4-2933, Ethernet up to 2.5 gigabits, and built-in Wi-Fi 6.

Comet LakeS line of desktop processors:

Core i9-10900K (10 cores, 3.7 GHz) — 488 dollars.
Core i9-10900 (10 cores, 2.8 GHz) — $ 439.
Core i7-10700K (8 cores, 3.8 GHz) — $ 374.
Core i7-10700 (8 cores, 2.9 GHz) — $ 323.
Core i5-10600K (6 cores, 4.1 GHz) — $ 262.
Core i5-10600 (6 cores, 3.3 GHz) — 213 dollars.
Core i5-10500 (6 cores, 3.1 GHz) — 192 dollars.
Core i5-10400 (6 cores, 2.9 GHz) — $ 182.
Core i3-10320 (4 cores, 3.8 GHz) — $ 154.
Core i3-10300 (4 cores, 3.7 GHz) — $ 143.
Core i3-10100 (4 cores, 3.6 GHz) — $ 122.