Friday, March 11, 2011

Megabits of news: weekly roundup

Megabits of Gaming trawls the web for the tastiest morsels of news, so you don't have to...

Xbox 360 to outsell Wii

Looks like the Xbox 360 is set to swipe the annual sales crown from Nintendo's Wii. According to analysts, the 360 will have sold more in the year ending March 2011. MCV says this would be the first time the Wii had been outsold in the US.

More woes for the Wii

Further adding to Nintendo's misery, an article on CVG says that a new survey shows that 48% of respondents are leaving their console to gather dust. The report by said that 29% had lost interest in the machine, while 22% has switched to Microsoft Kinect or PlayStation Move.

PS3 finally gets an MMO
Free Realms, the first free MMO for a console, is coming soon to the PS3, says Kotaku. By the end of March you should be able to download the game, customise your character and spend hours exploring the vast gaming world.

GTA V casting call
Finally the much anticipated follow up to GTA IV may be a step closer after a series of job ads emerged for cast members. MCV reports some of the GTA V characters include: "wise cracking FBI agent" Mitch Hayes, "creepy white trash hillbilly" Clyde, "Welsh monk/cult leader/yoga teacher" Brother Adam, "swinger and Californian divorcee" Mrs Bell, "weed evangelist" Ediie, "fat, FPS playing gamer" Kevin De Silva and "Armenian car dealer and moneylender" Harut Vartanyan".

Black Ops is best selling game
According to VG24/7, Call of Duty Black Ops is the best selling game ever with 13.7m sold in the US alone. It's said to be the top-selling game every month since it was released in November!