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Sony begins courting indie devs again as PlayStation 5 approaches

Sony Interactive Entertainment appointed a new head of its PlayStation Worldwide Studios today. Of course, that’s Sony veteran Shuhei Yoshida’s old job. But while Yoshida vacated that position in 2016, he’s still at the company. And now, he has a new responsibility as the head of an initiative to support independent developers on PlayStation platforms.

“I am thrilled to announce Shu Yoshida as head of this new initiative,” SIE president and chief executive Jim Ryan said in a statement. “Everybody knows just how passionate Shu is about independent games – they are the lifeblood of the industry,

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 sales top the U.K. chart

Luigi’s Mansions 3 sales surpassed all other Nintendo games in the U.K. for 2019 during their launch week, according to industry-tracking groups GfK and UKIE (via Gamesindustry.biz).Yes, Luigi outsold both The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Super Mario Maker 2. Here’s the full top 10 for physical sales in the U.K. over the last week:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  3. FIFA 20
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. The Outer Worlds
  6. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Medievil

While Luigi’s Mansion 3 comes up behind

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Nintendo President: Switch Lite isn’t cannibalizing the Switch

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said in a briefing for analysts that the Nintendo Switch Lite isn’t cannibalizing sales of its older sibling Nintendo Switch.

The more compact and lightweight Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld which doesn’t dock to display games on a television, as the Switch can. It launched worldwide in September, and sales are strong.

Furukawa showed a chart that showed the Switch Lite’s weekly sales compared to the sales of the Switch, which continues to sell well.

“Looking at the state of this initial response, I would say Nintendo Switch Lite generating its own demand, without negatively

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PlayStation 4 sales surpass Wii and the original PlayStation

Sony announced today that PlayStation 4 sales have now surpassed 102.8 million systems as of September 30. The reveal came as part of the company’s financial results for the second quarter of the year.

It has now beaten Wii (101.63 million) and the original PlayStation (102.49 million) to become the second-best selling home console of all time. Only the PlayStation 2, which sold over 155 million machines, has the PS4 beat.

But PS4 sales have actually been slower this year than Sony was hoping. The company was projecting to move 15 million consoles in 2019. It is now expecting to

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