We doubt we'll see this get particular bundle for cheaper, even in next week's Black Friday madness, so this is a great deal for those that want to get hold of a 3DS. It comes pre-loaded with a copy of Pokemon X, meaning you'll have you hands full catching them all before you need to look to the extensive list of fantastic exclusives for Nintendo's handheld. Thanks to jedijacobs @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Pokemon X & Y review for more details.
Batman: Arkham Origins is all over this week's charts, storming in at an impressive number one. Even GTA V and FIFA 14 couldn't hold off Warner Bros' prequel, despite it receiving a relatively muted critical reception in comparison to Rocksteady's titles. Elsewhere, Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed has made its debut in ninth place -- whatever it is -- while Rocksmith 2014 has charted in fifteenth.
Otherwise, expect the same old faces and a LEGO blast from the past.Click here to read more...
Little change, please. This week's chart sees one major new entry into the top ten, Skylanders: Swap Force, while the likes of Pokemon X and Y, Beyond: Two Souls and Just Dance jostle for position below. It's another strong showing for Activision's annual transmedia toy game, but sales are down 35% compared to last year. It's hardly surprising since Disney Infinity and the next-gen transition are both breathing down its neck.
GTA V and FIFA 14 still sit pretty atop the charts, as you'd expect, while Sonic: Lost World just missed the top ten and debuted in 11th place. It's a fairly impressive feat considering the Wii U and 3DS exclusive launch, mind.Click here to read more...
Developer: Game Freak
There's a surprisingly profound moment in Pokemon X and Y. Five children meet in a rain-swept playground; its slides, swings and roundabout ignored and empty. Just a few days previous, they'd have come here to play, but they're not children any more. Far from home, they're on their journey of self-discovery and independence, and the once-cheerful park soon plays host to a all-out battle between friends. Pokemon is very much about those first steps away from home, the coming of age, and it's perfectly encapsulated by this lovely (perhaps even accidental) scene.
We've been on that journey countless times ourselves, of course. Pokemon X and Y are just the latest in a long line of similar experiences, the glorious conveyor belt of starters, long grass, catches, battles, gyms and badges, and it's very much business as usual in that regard. However, they're also by far the most important Pokemon games since Red and Blue.
Pokemon X and Y make the classic formula more vital and vibrant than it has been in Generations, and more beautiful than ever. Despite a couple of missteps, some amazing new features and a gorgeous 3D visual hook make this a huge leap forward for the franchise, and a perfect foundation for the series to flourish on the 3DS. Plus, Snorlax is back. I loooooove Snorlax. Please excuse any other embarrassing childhood regressions over the next few hundred words.Click here to read more...