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Search data shows gamers have given up hope on the PS5

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New search data compiled by SEO agency, MRS Digital, reveals that Black Friday searches for PlayStation 5, PS5, and other variations have completely dropped off in the lead up to the international sale event – a time of year where gamers would be keen to pick up a deal on a console.

With stock being a struggle for Sony’s long-term flagship console since its November 2020 release due to a semiconductor shortage, those trying to get their hands on the elusive PlayStation 5 are steadily giving up after a whole year of frustration, turmoil, and online queuing. Adding even more salt to the wound, competitors Xbox and Nintendo are generating significantly more search interest.

The Xbox Series X, the rival to the PlayStation 5, has 6.6x more searches relating to Black Friday in October than the elusive PlayStation 5, likely due to the fact that people can actually buy an Xbox. Although Sony’s PlayStation has always been the better selling console, the price of an Xbox Series S (the competitor to the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition) is £100 less at RRP; a more tempting price point.

Despite the lack of search interest and the opportunity for Microsoft to convert wearied Sony fans on Black Friday weekend, the PlayStation 5 still trumps the Xbox on worldwide sales, with 13.8 million units sold since its launch, compared to 8 million Xbox Series X/S units in total. However, this is a 25% decrease from the 18.5 million opening year sales for the PlayStation 4, which is the best-selling PlayStation since the PlayStation 2, showing that Sony are likely disappointed by the PS5’s sales performance and shortage of parts.

Best Opening Years for Games Consoles (Units Sold):

  1. PlayStation 4 (2013): 18.5 million
  2. Nintendo Switch (2017): 17.8 million
  3. PlayStation 5 (2020): 13.4 million
  4. Xbox Series X|S (2020): 8 million
  5. Xbox One (2013): 10 million

Since the PlayStation 5’s release, gamers have been keeping their eyes peeled as to where the rare console may be available, with rumours stirring that retailers may be getting a restock ahead of Black Friday, just in time for one of the biggest shopping events of the entire year, and potentially an opportunity to get the PS5 in time for Christmas. Be quick though, as the PS5 has a track record of selling out almost instantly.

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BattleFly Joins TreasureDAO to Make NFT Gaming Affordable

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BattleFly, the project bringing a competitive play-and-earn world to blockchain gaming, joins the vibrant Treasure Gaming ecosystem. BattleFly utilises Treasure’s native token, $MAGIC to unlock the game to an interconnected player network. With an introductory price point between $20 and $100, the company provides an inclusive alternative within the blockchain gaming realm.

Picture yourself as a crypto novice eager to try out an exciting play-to-earn game for the first time, especially after hearing how people can make serious cash playing on the blockchain. However, rather than earning potential, you’re met with increasingly steep barriers within the game, from multiple microtransactions to extortionate operational gas fees. This is the reality that can cause many casual gamers to recoil from entering blockchain gaming, creating an unsustainable and inaccessible play-to-earn ecosystem.

Built on TreasureDAO, BattleFly will allow players to experience a new NFT gaming universe that prioritises accessibility and interoperability. BattleFly is powered by $MAGIC, a token operating on the Arbitrum network, which allows the project to retain an accessible price point. Through the token, BattleFly opens the gate to a wider gaming community so a sustainable, diverse, and durable game ecosystem can thrive.

BattleFly will center on a player-versus-player (PvP) gameplay model where users can battle with their unique “BattleFlys,” NFT creations that blend nature with next-generation robotics. In addition to the strategic gameplay and story of the BatteFly universe, additional minigames provide an active experience for the BattleFly community to engage with and earn in-game rewards.

BattleFly Racer is the first minigame to be introduced to its interface– a fast-paced, unique, and dynamic racing challenge that rewards player skill and practice over sheer chance. Racer will serve as the introduction to the wider world of BattleFly as new facets and games are added in the future. As players face off in the BattleFly universe, the economic mechanics of the game will ensure a projected 75% of players retain a net-zero or positive outcome from each battle.

TreasureDAO is a gaming ecosystem that bridges blockchain and Metaverse gaming projects that utilise the $MAGIC token. BattleFly joins a roster of over 50 upcoming projects powered by $MAGIC, connecting the game to a diverse network of audiences and blockchain experiences. Additionally, the $MAGIC token enables the low-cost barrier of BattleFly’s NFT collection, which launched with 90 exclusive artist collaborations.

“We are really proud to be included in TreasureDAO’s selection of blockchain gaming projects. NFT and crypto gaming have carried the stigma of being a playground for the speculator rather than the gamer. Our operation aims to change this image and show that players around the world can experience the fun and economic value of blockchain gaming,” says Ben Beath, Founder of BattleFly.

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FASHION AND ESPORTS COLLIDE AS CHAMPION LAUNCHES CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH FNATIC

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Heritage apparel brand, Champion has collaborated with Fnatic on a capsule collection fusing together the worlds of fashion and esports.

The limited-edition collection is comprised of four hoodie designs, each inspired by the ancient elemental concepts of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. With a drop of just 400 hoodies, the elements represent different playing styles and character personalities commonly found in the world’s most popular games.

Representing each of the themes is an entourage of Fnatic ambassadors bringing their own flavour to the capsule collection from a variety of mediums including music and gaming.

Embodying the Water faction is Che Lingo, one of South London’s most credible musical names. With his critically acclaimed, award nominated album “The Worst Generation” (released on Idris Elba’s 7Wallace Label), a litany of tracks featured in leading games such as FIFA 22 and NBA2K, and featuring thrice on the Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Soundtrack; Che’s vocals will be familiar to regular gamers.

Talking on the importance of self-expression in creative formats, Che Lingo commented “Making music and finding new ways to present real tangible stories is what drives me creatively. The pathways can seem linear a lot of the time, so being able to speak my truth and continuously reshape the landscape is exciting, not just for myself, but also adds to the innovation we all seek.

“There is a huge crossover of this in the gaming space, which is why this collection carves out a positive space for players to bring their virtual personas into a real-life forum and genuinely engage beyond the screen.”

Fronting the Earth element is Jay-Ann Lopez, CEO and Founder of Black Girl Gamers™; an online safe space and platform that heightens the visibility of Black Women in Gaming and advocates for Diversity & Inclusion.

In a statement on fashion and gaming Jay-Ann Lopez said “Fashion has always juxtaposed with gaming but it’s something that many gamers from all walks of life enjoy. Fnatic’s collaboration with Champion is taking an exciting step in carving out a space for people to unite over a shared love of gaming and fashion.”

The Fire element is respresented by Tekkz, a FIFA pro-player champion for Fnatic, often referred to as the Lewis Hamilton of FIFA. Taking the lead for team Air is Boaster, a Fnatic gaming superstar famous for his stage presence and high-level skill within Valorant.

The intersection between gaming and fashion is a concept the esports company consistently explores. Fnatic Founder, Sam Matthews said in a statement “Bridging the gap between fashion and gaming is something we’re intent on exploring. The Champion x Fnatic collaboration is our opportunity to give back to the gaming community by giving fans different ways to express their virtual fandoms in the real world too.”

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Darkest Dungeon, An Engaging Role-play Idle Game is Out Now on Android

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Why human is being attacked? In the world of black magic, there’s a war happens in a mysterious and dangerous old dungeon, a battle between monsters and human beings. You need to recruit monster heroes, build castles, defeat royal troops, and lead monster armies to glory. This is a role-play Idle game, Darkest Dungeon, released by Loongcheer Game on Google Play beta track as early access from 24th June, 2022. The game will be published globally.

 

Story of the Game

Long long ago, monsters and human beings developed a bond. While underground monsters practice their magic to safeguard humans from being harmed by natural disasters, individuals who live on the surface manage t block the sunlight from entering the underground, so as to protect all the monsters. Everything appears to be in balance. But since the number of people is increasing quickly throughout time, they need land for littering, building, living, etc.. They have a pressing yearning to explore space. This time, they are looking at the space under the ground…

 

Cartoonish Design with Dark Atmosphere

Darkest Dungeon is an RPG driven by a black fairy-tale legendary storyline. The entire UI is made to look like a dungeon. Deep color with low saturation is chosen to present with the eerie background music, which creates a dark atmosphere to closely connect with the storyline. But the monster heroes are cartoonish design, with weird appearance such as green skin, scar, skull, snake braid, to show a sense of contrast.

 

Everyone Could be a Rich Man in the Game

Darkest Dungeon must be the greatest option if you are looking for a game to enjoy your leisure time with. Everyone could be a rich man in the game, since most of the time all you need to do is click to receive your gold coins and diamonds. There are lots of way to get the in-game money: diamond box will appear randomly when you are online; The monsters working in dungeons bring you a good harvest; Lucky Draw, Gold Miner and Mystery Cavern also make you wealthy in the game.

 

RPG with Surprising Gameplay

Darkest Dungeon is more entertaining and engaging for the simple cultivation system. Since the primary material is the gold coins you can quickly gain in dungeons, upgrading the monster hero and the castle is fairly simple. The automatic battle mode makes the game much easier to play. Besides, many attractive gameplay enrich Darkest Dungeon: you can upgrade the castle and open a new map to start the new adventure; Various kind of mini-games let the game become more playable and fascinating; The black fairy-tale legendary storyline will show you the extraordinary legend in the underground kingdom; A variety of settings and game themes on each map reflects a particular underground cultures.

More features could be found in Darkest Dungeon if you download the game and have a try. Use your magic and help monsters safeguard the underground kingdom!

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