It’s The State of Gaming Podcast, Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else making headlines and headway in the world of interactive entertainment.
The Biggest Games of April 2023
The biggest games of the month include: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Dead Island 2, Minecraft Legends, Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp, The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1-2, and Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores (DLC).
Circana remains the gaming industry’s best snapshot of what’s moving and shaking up both physical and digital retail shelves across the country. All estimates are for entertainment purposes only. Total sales of new gaming hardware and software topped $4.6 billion, a 5 percent dip from last year. Notably, Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been breaking records across the board, a huge turnaround when the console was nearly impossible to find.
On the Top 20 software charts Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 Remake debuts in the top spot, followed by Warner Bros’ Hogwarts Legacy in second, and Sony’s MLB: The Show 23 debuts in third. Take 2’s WWE 2K23 debuts high in seventh, Nintendo’s physical version of Metroid Prime Remastered in thirteenth and, perhaps as a nod to upcoming Star Wars projects, Warner Bros’ LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga returns in capping off the list in twentieth. May the 4th be with you.
But there’s more! The Super Mario Bros. Movie breaks a billion at the box-office! We predicted it! Sony’s Twisted Metal series gets a teaser-trailer! Speaking of Sony, their PSVR 2 headset is finally coming to retailers! The upcoming Street Fighter movie reboot gets a pair of Australian directors! And you can actually play the new Street Fighter VI (demo, anyway) right now!