Today’s news roundup sees the DSi LL outsell the PSP Go in Japan, confirmation that Far Cry 3 is indeed in development, and BioWare reveal the lamest surprise known to mankind.
DSi LL Outsells PSP Go in Japan
The DSi LL is out in Japan, but doesn’t appear to be faring as well as its slimmer cousin. According to Enterbrain the DSi LL managed to sell a still impressive 103,524 units in its first two days on sale, a decent bit behind the original DSi, which managed a whopping 170,000 units.
Makes sense considering the DSi offered a lot more new features at the time than the LL is currently offering, plus the original was the first major upgrade since the DS Lite. Sales of the PSP Go pale in comparison to both, with the machine shifting only 28,000 units in its first day out in Japan. [Kotaku]
Far Cry 3 in Development and Looking “Pretty Exciting”
Far Cry 3 may have been mentioned previously, but it’s been a long time since Ubisoft has shared anything new. Perhaps now they have decided to keep us up to date, with Ubisoft writer Kevin Short giving the not-so-exciting update that while he isn’t working on Far Cry 3 personally, “I know the team are and what I've seen looks pretty exciting.”
Of course this doesn’t tell anything else about when the game will be released or any other details, but we can assume it will continue to focus on its African setting, with Ubisoft Montreal’s Patrick Redding revealing last summer “There are still things we want to do with the African setting, and I think it's safe to say we'll continue to explore it. That said, we might find something new and compelling about the Antarctic setting that wants us to make the next game there, but honestly, we're still at the preliminary stages.” Hopefully Ubisoft can share more soon. [CVG]
Mass Effect 2 Surprise Revealed
The teased “coming surprise” for Mass Effect 2 that’s been getting fans foaming in the mouth with anticipation has finally been revealed, and boy is it disappointing. According to the Mass Effect 2 Facebook page, the surprise is no more than a, wait for it....website redesign. The latest status update reveals “Heading off to meetings for the rest of the day, so no more ME2 till later this week. Tomorrow's surprise, the revamp to the Mass Effect website, is looking really cool and we hope you like the new layout. Visit the Mass Effect 2 website tomorrow for the new look.” The news really couldn't have been more disappointing if it had tried. [INCGamers]