GameSentral Rewind #048

Editor’s Note: This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Marketing study: PlayStation won Black Friday among consoles


According to an InfoScout marketing study, PlayStation won Black Friday comfortably in the United States.

InfoScout, which tracks purchases made by a network of 300,000 users over three mobile apps, saw Sony made large gains among millennials (ages 18-35) and a modest pickup among middle-aged consumers (ages 36-55).

Among millennials, PlayStation took seven percent of the market directly from Xbox, according to InfoScout. Microsoft’s consoles typically account for 39 percent of purchases on normal days, but only 32 percent on Black Friday. That’s compared to PlayStation, which stood at 40 percent on regular days, but rose to 48 percent on the retail industry’s biggest day. Nintendo more or less held its position at 19 percent of Black Friday purchases (compared to 20 percent otherwise).

Despite this flat trend, InfoScout suggests that platform has a greater nostalgic appeal to 1990s kids than it does to Gen Xers.

Among middle-aged consumers, Xbox had a slight increase to 37 percent on Black Friday from 35 percent on other days. PlayStation also rose to 33 percent from 30 percent. Both of these were at Nintendo’s expense, which declined to 30 percent from 34 percent.

According to InfoScout, the study was based on an analysis of over 250,000 receipts captured by the company’s users on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday.

One-Punch Man comes to Fallout 4, beats everything with one punch

Based on the anime of the same title, YouTuber The Ghost recreated protagonist One-Punch Man (and his punch) in Fallout 4, using a fan-made costume.

One-Punch Man is about a man with one punch, and with it he can defeat any foe.

In the anime, One-Punch Man becomes bored with fights where more than one punch is unnecessary, and wanders the land in search of greater challenges. In Fallout 4, that means Godzilla-size Assaultrons and a big Deathclaw, who courteously allows its leg to be punched off – but only once, because that’s all it takes.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 gets accurate rosters next week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

The long-awaited patch bringing Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s offline rosters up to date will arrive on Thursday, according to Konami. Data

Pack No. 2 will incorporate all the transfers made in August, two weeks before the game’s September 17th launch.

The patch also adds some extra in-game content like Brazil’s Estadio do Maracana stadium and the latest uniforms from Germany, Italy, and Spain. A pre-match cinematic involving exterior shots and fans lighting fireworks has also been added to PES 2016’s broadcast presentation.

The data pack also adds another 50 detailed player likenesses into the game, including stars like Aleksander Mitrovic, Kevin de Bruyne, and Julian Draxler. Additional shoe and ball styles will be introduced, as well as entrance sequences specific to the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudmericana tournaments available in game.


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