Friday, October 05, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup (w/e 5 Oct)

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Mickey to launch alongside Wii U
Sequel Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two has been confirmed as a UK launch title alongside the Wii U. Gamers will be able to get there massive white gloves on the title and console on 30 November. VG247

Resi 6 ships a scary amount of copies worldwide
Capcom announced it has shipped over 4.5 million copies of Resident Evil 6 worldwide for the title’s launch. The group also reported that as of June 2012 it reached a total of 50 million sales for the Resident Evil franchise. Now all that needs to be done is turn those shipments into sales. Joystiq

The world is football crazy
EA reported that is has sold 4.5 million copies of FIFA 13 worldwide in five days. EA were able to sell over 1.2 million copies within its first 48 hours in the UK alone - that is a lot of kids now not playing footy for real in parks. EA has declared its the "biggest sports video game launch of all-time”, and on these numbers it’s hard to argue. CVG

One billion users like facebook
With so many people using social networking sites now to get in a bit of cheeky gaming while at work, it’s no wonder that founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that facebook has reached a 1 billion user milestone since its launch in February 2004. CVG

Don’t Speak, just pay
Videogame publisher Activision have settled with No Doubt out of court over the band’s lawsuit concerning Band Hero. No Doubt disputed that their playable characters should only be used with their own in-game tracks, not with Band Hero’s entire catalog. MCV