Welcome to EGM’s Weekly Wrap. Each Friday, we round up the biggest news stories from the past seven days, along with some of the smaller but still interesting developments that may have flown under the radar, all in one convenient place for you, our dear readers.
We thought our job would be easy this week and that the entire Wrap would revolve around Nintendo Direct, but the only game reveal that wasn’t a remaster was Mario Tennis Aces. Thankfully, Donald Trump said something stupid that was related to video games, and holiday sales numbers started to trickle in.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:
This Week’s Top Stories
PlayStation Blog announced the winners of its 2017 Game of the Year poll, and — breaking news — people who read a blog run by PlayStation really like PlayStation exclusives.
Cyberpunk 2077 tweeted the word “beep” as its first message since 2013, either letting the world know it still had a pulse or because someone at CD Projekt Red needs to check the batteries in the smoke detector.
The Nintendo Switch‘s sales have already passed the Wii U’s lifetime total in Japan, which sounds like good news for Nintendo until you realize it basically just means that everyone hated the Wii U.
The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in December, the first time it’s achieved this feat in over a year. Of course, the Nintendo Switch beat both of them, but who’s counting?
President Donald Trump claimed the U.S. sold a jet that’s only ever appeared in Call of Duty and not real life to Norway. Boy, I bet Norway feels stupid now, buying a fake jet like that.
In Other News…
Activision found yet another way to be evil by shutting down its only remaining U.S. distribution center and laying off over fifty people.
Hori is releasing an Xbox One-style controller for the PlayStation 4, because apparently there’s a market for PlayStation 4 players who like inferior controllers.
Some guy has spent over 2,000 hours trying to beat his own Super Mario Maker level. Uh, dude, you ever think about just making the level easier?
The debut of Overwatch League drew over 415,000 viewers on Twitch, making it the second-most popular sport that causes brain damage from playing it.
Pornhub revealed that half of all its console traffic in 2017 came from PlayStation 4 users, because Sony fanboys just have to be the best at everything.