Video game spending in the U.S. was up across all categories last month, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. It totaled $1.21 billion, which is up 39 percent year over year.
Here are the numbers for September 2017:
Total: $1.21 billion (up 39 percent from $872 million in September 2016)
Hardware: $316 million (up 34 percent from $235 million)
Console software: $726 million (up 52 percent from $477 million)
PC software: $18 million (down 20 percent from $22 million)
Accessories: $150 million (up 9 percent from $138 million)
A big winner was the sci-fi first-person shooter D...more
Asuka's gonna kill you.Out of everything that happened last night at TLC: Tables Ladders and Chairs, the most predictable outcome was that of Asuka's main roster debut match. Emma lost to the former NXT Women's Champion. But there's little shame in that; everybody loses to Asuka. She is currently undefeated in WWE singles matches; back in May 2017, she broke Goldberg's 173-win undefeated streak (Goldberg reached out on Twitter to praise her). And for anyone who's seen how hard she kicks and how utterly creepy her game face is, it's no wonder she managed it.Here are the women who have the best ...more
Pieces of this episode are absolutely fascinating. Very little of it involves science... or the main character.
After a weekend in which Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's joint all-time leading goalscorer, we look at where he ranks in terms of the Premier League's all-time greatest strikers.
Our writer Alex Dunn currently has him behind only three others, with the Argentinian more than capable of usurping at least a couple of them before he calls time on a magnificent career in English football.
1. Thierry Henry
"Thierry Henry is probably technically the most gifted footballer ever to play the beautiful game."
The above quote is quite the compliment, especi...more
Pakistan Rangers have violated the ceasefire 105 times along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in the first nine months of the year, a senior BSF official said.
"There have been 105 ceasefire violations by Pakistan Rangers along the IB in Jammu frontier area in J&K in the past nine months period of this year", a senior BSF officer told PTI.
A BSF jawan and a woman were killed and 19 others, including seven BSF men and 12 civilians, were injured in the shelling during the period, he said.
Rangers hit over 30 to 40 hamlets close to nearly 200 km long IB, with mortar bom...more