We begin tonight’s round-up with a story from the camp of Nintendo. Millions of people stuck indoors with nothing to do has been a disaster for many industries this year, but not video games. And certainly not Nintendo.
Nintendo has released its latest financial earnings report, which reveals that the Japanese publisher/developer sold 5.67 million Nintendo Switch units in the most recent quarter, taking lifetime sales of the hybrid console to an impressive 61.44 million units.
The original Nintendo Switch was responsible for 3.05 million of recent sales, with the other 2.62 contributed by the slightly cheaper Nintendo Switch Lite.
These hardware sales represent a year-on-year increase of over 160%. For the full story, please click on the link.
Microsoft Ends Project xCloud Testing On iOS, Focusing On Android For Now
Microsoft has revealed that it’s ended its Project xCloud preview testing on Apple iOS devices earlier than expected, with the preview continuing for Android users until September 11th.
In a statement to The Verge, the company explained that it was putting its focus on the service’s Android release next month for now, but it intends for Project xCloud to reach all devices eventually. For the full story, please click on the link.
Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City Wire Livestream Returns Next Week
CD Projekt Red has revealed that it will be hosting another episode of its Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Livestream series next week, taking place on Monday, August 10 at 9 AM PDT / 5 PM BST.
This time around, the company will share details about lifepaths, show us the types of weapons we’ll be using in the game, and discuss Refused’s transformation into SAMURAI! For the full story, please click on the link.
US Army esports team unbans commenters who asked about American war crimes
The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning to Twitch soon.
In a statement sent to The Verge, a spokesperson for the army said the esports team would be “reinstating access for accounts previously banned for harassing and degrading behavior” and that it was “reviewing and clarifying its policies and procedures for the stream. For the full story, please click on the link.
Crafting is coming to Apex Legends in season 6
Respawn has yet to detail what types of gear can be crafted or how difficult it’ll be to find enough materials.
But based on the season’s description and clues left in the season trailer, fans of the battle royale may have an idea for what items will be craftable.
At the end of the season trailer, Apex’s newest character Rampart is modifying a gun that she names Shiela. This could point to a possibility that players will be able to build weapons in the upcoming season. For the full story, please click on the link.
Doctor Disrespect Teases Return to Streaming After Twitch Ban
Guy “Doctor Disrespect” Beahm published a live story on Instagram hinting that he could return to streaming as early as today.
In a short live story posted on Beahm’s Instagram account, a fictional news anchor can be heard in the background saying they’ve heard from sources that “Doctor Disrespect may return to streaming as soon as today.” For the full story, please click on the link.
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