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 May 2023
The biggest games of the month include The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Redfall, Ravenlok, Darkest Dungeon 2, Humanity The Outlast Trials (Early Access), Lego 2K Drive, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, After Us, Miasma Chronicles, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and System Shock.
Other notables include Hogwarts Legacy (PS4/Xbox One), Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!, Star Trek: Resurgence, and World of Goo Remastered via Netflix.
Circana (Formerly NPD): April 2023
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 $4.1 billion, a 5 percent drop from last year ($4.3 billion).
On the Top 20 software charts EA’s Star Wars: Jedi Survivor debuts high in first place while Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2 makes a surprisingly strong debut in second. Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (the first Gameboy Advance collection on the charts) debuts strong in eighth, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy I-VI Bundle comes in fourteenth, and Nintendo’s Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (the second GBA collection) debuts in fifteenth.
But there’s more! Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a record-breaking hit, selling 10 million copies in 3 days! We loved it so much we did a whole podcast about it (you should listen!). The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie gets a teaser trailer, and no, it’s not the Nicolas Cage-starring Willy’s Wonderland. Steam is getting demos timed trials, so try before you buy! Speaking of Steam, the much-anticipated Dolphin emulator won’t be hitting the store anytime soon.
Konami is remaking Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with a slightly different name (i.e. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater)! Sony’s PSVR 2 might be a hit! And Sony announces a mobile accessory for the PlayStation 5 – but just how mobile could it be?