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China gave tech giant Tencent Holdings the green light on Aug 6 to publish Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure and shooter game Call Of Duty Mobile, strengthening the country’s biggest social media and video games company.
Nintendo Co is raising its target for Switch production to around 25 million units this fiscal year, as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic keeps lifting demand and component shortages ease.
Hundreds of employees at Blizzard Entertainment, the video game developer behind Diablo and Overwatch, are using the company’s Slack network to organise a list of workplace requests, including fair pay and increased sick time. Results of the effort, a rare example of labour organising in the video game industry, are expected to be presented to management as early as this week, people familiar with the initiative said.
Nintendo Co’s profit blew past all estimates after Animal Crossing sales almost doubled and supply shocks eased, suggesting the Switch console will hold up well against new competition in the coming holidays.
Growing concern over health standards in eSports has prompted a new federation to pledge to address the problem, as players fall victim to conditions ranging from wrist injuries to obesity, stress and diabetes.
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Aug 6 is expected to post a 160% jump in first-quarter operating profit as its hit Switch console and titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons look set to extend a decade-high earnings streak.
Activision Blizzard Inc shares slipped in late trading after Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick warned that the shaky economy could hurt the video-game maker’s pandemic-fueled boom.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc sold over 15 million units of Grand Theft Auto V in the first two quarters of the year, as more people lapped up the action-adventure videogame to keep themselves entertained during lockdowns.
Sony reiterated a previous timeline Aug 4 for releasing the newest version of its popular games machine by the holiday season – which generally means the December Christmas period.
The tenth edition of the tournament will be held in Shanghai from Sept 25 to Oct 31, with the finals booked at the city’s Pudong Football Stadium. A Chinese team, FunPlus Phoenix, won the championship last year in Paris.