Poi Explorer Edition listed on EBGames.ca

Explore magical worlds in search of 100+ Explorer Medallions
Unlock special items and costumes fit for any explorer
Compete to set the fastest times in global online leaderboards
Master classic platforming moves like wall jumps, triple jumps, long jumps and more

"Explorer Edition" Exclusives

Extended Storyline
More challenging boss battles
Unlockable Soundtrack and Digital Art Book
New costumes and hats only available within the “Explorer Edition”
Joy-Con motion control support

Full listing here

Walmart.com - Grab your Splatoon 2 Switch bundle preorder now

Are people going to bite on this Walmart exclusive Splatoon 2 Switch bundle? I don't know, but I guess we'll find out soon enough. The preorders are live, and you can grab one for yourself right here!

PokéNatomy—An Unofficial Guide to the Science of Pokémon - sample pages

I'm not sure how I feel about this. The above is a sample page from PokéNatomy—An Unofficial Guide to the Science of Pokémon, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter. It certainly makes for an interesting coffee table book, that's for sure! Check out some more sample pages here.

July 2017 NPD - Top 20 software sales and more info (Splatoon 2 takes #1, Switch the best-selling hardware)

1. Splatoon 2*
2. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
6. Injustice 2
7. Mario Kart 8*
8. Overwatch**
9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
10. NBA 2K17
11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
13. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
14. Minecraft
15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
16. MLB 17: The Show
17. ARMS*
18. Battlefield 1
19. Mass Effect: Andromeda
20. Tekken 7

* No digital sales
** No Battle.net sales

Switch was the #1 best-selling hardware for the month

Total: $588 million (up 19 percent from $496 million in July 2016)
Hardware: $182 million (up 29 percent from $142 million)
Console software: $263 million (up 17 percent from $224 million)
PC software: $14 million (up 14 percent from $12 million)
Accessories: $129 million (up 9 percent from $118 million)

“Total video game spending in July 2017, which includes hardware, software and accessories, grew 19 percent versus year ago to $588m. Growth was seen across all categories of spending. The launch of Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, and month 2 sales of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy drove software gains, while new supply of Nintendo Switch and continued strength of PlayStation 4 pushed hardware higher.

“Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 was the best-selling title of the month. Three of the month’s top seven best-selling games are published by Nintendo. Nintendo was also the best-selling software publisher in July.”

Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2*
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
Mario Kart 8*
1-2 Switch*
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers*
Lego City Undercover*
Cars 3: Driven to Win*
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star*
Just Dance 2017*

Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon: Sun*
Super Smash Bros.*
Pokemon: Moon*
Super Mario Maker*
Hey! Pikmin*
Mario Kart 7*
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia*
Ever Oasis*
Mario Sports Superstars*

The best-selling games of 2017 so far

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
For Honor
Grand Theft Auto V
Horizon Zero Dawn
Injustice 2
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
NBA 2K17
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Battlefield 1
NBA 2K17
Madden NFL 17
Grand Theft Auto V
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
Final Fantasy XV
For Honor

Hardware & accessories

“Year to date, hardware spending has grown 20 percent versus 2016 to $1.6 billion. Performance of the Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary cause of the year-on-year gains. Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the best-selling hardware platform year to date.

Accessories for the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft’s Xbox One drove spending growth. Gamepads were the top-selling accessory types for both platforms. Declines in the Interactive Gaming Toys (IGT) segment lessened in July. The IGT segment was down only 15 percent in dollar sales compared to July 2016.”

Random Time! - Craigslist seller has 7,500 NES units to sell

Looking to grab 7,500 NES units? Well there's a Craigslist post where you can do just that! I don't know how this person came into so many units, but they're not willing to sell any less than 50 units at a time. You can check out the listing here.

Game Informer sharing new Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon tidbit tomorrow

Looks like we can expect some new information on Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon quite soon. Game Informer has said that they'll be sharing a video discussing one new feature of the game coming tomorrow. No other hints were given, so we'll just have to hang tight for the video!

Musuda explains why Pokemon Grey never happened after Pokemon Black/White

Many people thought Pokemon Co. would release a Pokemon Grey title as a follow-up to Pokemon Black/White, but that never came to be. Now we've find out why that is, thanks to Game Informer's chat with Junichi Masuda...

Somewhat related – they did talk about why Pokémon Grey wasn't a thing after Black and White. Masuda said thematically, the game is about the opposition of good and evil, black and white, yin and yang, etc., and to have a Pokémon Grey would have been in opposition of that theme.