SEGA has reconfirmed that their Sonic movie is moving ahead. This sucker has been in development for quite some time. Now, just today we hear from SEGA that the movie will be out in 2019. Man, I don't know what to think of this film. Last we heard, it was a mix of CG and live-action. I just need to see that first trailer, damnit!
According to a recent NPD report, the total amount of money that was spent in May 2017 on video game-related hardware, software, and accessories was approximately $542 million. This is down 11% since May 2016, which was due to the fact that there were not as many significant game releases during the May 2017 period. Here's the breakdown:
Software for Nintendo Switch (digital sales not included):
Vivendi SA is considering making a bid for Ubisoft Entertainment SA by the end of this year as the French media giant presses for a deal despite resistance from the game maker’s founding family, according to people familiar with the plans.
This E3 is over, but now it's time to start thinking about next year's big event! It has been confirmed that E3 2018 will take place June 12th to 14th, held once again at the Los Angeles convention center. That's where the show will remain through 2019, but it could go somewhere else after. ESA CEO Mike Gallagher said the organization may pursue other options if the Los Angeles Convention Center does not modernize and upgrade the facility.
I can only imagine what kind of questions people are going to ask Mr. Koizumi. Make sure to drop in and ask some yourself!
We all share a passion for gaming. I wish PC Gaming Show, Sony, and Nintendo good luck and look forward to the shows. #gamer.— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) June 12, 2017
That tweet comes from Mike Ybarra, Corporate Vice President of Xbox. As you know, I really love seeing stuff like this. A bit of camaraderie during E3. Sure, it's a throwaway statement, but it's also a nice gesture that didn't even have to exist.