WBIE to Release Five Lego Dimensions Expansion Packs

LegoDimensions_PPGExpansionWarner Bros Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) is set to release five new expansion packs for Lego Dimensions, available Sept. 12. The Team and Fun Packs are based on Cartoon Network’s animated series Teen Tians Go! and The Powerpuff Girls, and fans can also purchase the Beetlejuice Fun Pack.

Players who purchase either of the Teen Titans Go! expansion packs can access an exclusive animated episode, which includes how the heroes came across the Lego Dimensions multiverse. The Teen Titans Go! Team Pack includes Lego minifigures of Raven and Beast Boy and the 3-in-1 T-Car, which can be rebuilt into the Forklift and T-Plane.

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NPD Reports April 2017 Video Game Sales

npd-group copyTotal industry spending for video game hardware, software, and accessories from Apr. 2 to 29, 2017 grew 10 percent to $636 million compared to last year, according to analysis from The NPD Group. [Read more...]

NPD Reports February 2017 Video Game Sales

npd-group copyTotal industry spending for video game hardware, software, and accessories from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25, 2017 declined 21 percent to $724 million compared to last year, according to analysis from The NPD Group. [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group Expand Lego Dimensions

ExpansionPack_NA_HarryPotterTeamPackWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group will expand the Lego Dimensions with more blockbuster franchises, such as Harry Potter, The Powerpuff Girls, and Ghostbusters. The new expansion packs increase the complete selection to 30 entertainment brands, allowing players to mix and match characters and universes. [Read more...]

The NPD Group Says Video Game Sales are Steady

Total video game sales from March 2015 to March 2016 stayed about the same, according to The NPD Group. In addition, total software sales went up by seven percent, video game hardware sales went down by nineteen percent, and video games software and video games accessories sales increased by eight and nine percent.

The top 10 games for 2016 include: Tom Clancy’s The Division, Far Cry: Primal, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Grand Theft Auto V, UFC 2, MLB 16: The Show, Pokken Tournament, NBA 2K16, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Minecraft.

KD Group Features Kurio Watch, a Smartwatch for Kids at NYFT

KD Group will showcase the Kurio Watch, a Bluetooth smartwatch for kids ages 6 to 12 at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City. The watch is sized to fit kids’ wrists comfortably, has a sleek design, an adjustable silicone band, and features a responsive touch screen with high resolution. The watch is set to launch at major retailers across the U.S. and online in the fall.

The Kurio Watch has a customizable interface that allows kids to choose from licensed characters including Transformers, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, and Pokemon. It also has 128 MB internal memory (expandable by microSD card), a high-quality camera and video recorder, music player, built-in speaker and microphone, accelerometer, plus 20 fun mini-games and apps.

Bluetooth technology allows kids to connect safely with other Kurio watches and tablets, as well as family member’s Android devices, to message each other, share photos and vidoes, and play multiplayer games.

Skylanders SuperChargers Charges into North American Retail

SkylandersSuperChargers,boxedThis Sunday, Skylanders SuperChargers, from Activision Publishing Inc., will arrive at North American retailers. The new game features Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters, re-imagined as Skylanders for Wii U system starter packs, as well as in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS systems.

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Nintendo amiibo Sales Reach 7 Million to Date

AmiiboAccording to data from the NPD Group, Nintendo has sold an estimated 7 million amiibo figures to date in the U.S. alone. The news comes out less than a month before Nintendo introduces Animal Crossing Series 1 amiibo Cards, scheduled to launch on September 25, along with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo Keeps on Trucking with Super Mario Maker GameTruck

GameTruck, Nintendo Mario MakerGameTruck has entered a new partnership with Nintendo to bring Super Mario Maker to its fleet of game trucks. Starting on September 18, more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will feature the upcoming game, launching on Wii U on September 11.

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Nintendo Has a Huge Yarn to Share in Mega Yarn Yoshi

Nintendo Yoshi amiiboRecently, Nintendo released an update on its upcoming amiibo, which will include a giant yarn version of its popular video game character, Yoshi.

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