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 November 2023
The biggest games of the month include: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Super Mario RPG, Star Ocean: The Second Story R, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, RoboCop: Rogue City, WarioWare: Move It!, and Persona 5 Tactica.
Other notables include: Hogwarts Legacy (Switch), Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered, The Last Faith, Flashback 2, Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections, Teardown, Thirsty Suitors, and Sanabi.
Circana (RIP NPD): October 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 $4.036 billion, a five percent drop from last year.
Also notable is that Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is missing from the charts for the first time since debuting in 2017 – and becoming the Switch’s all time best-selling game.
But there’s more! Valve Announces a welcome upgrade to their popular portable with the Steam Deck OLED! Speaking of Valve, come celebrate 25 years of Gordon Freeman and his crowbar as Half-Life hit the quarter-century milestone! Loved The Super Mario Bros. Movie and wanted more theatrical Nintendo? Then get ready for a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie! Netflix’s stop-motion animation Pokémon Concierge series gets a gorgeous looking trailer! Best get on those Black Friday deals before the frenzy is over! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!