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NPD July 2020: Switch and Ghost of Tsushima are the month’s best-sellers thumbnail VG247

NPD July 2020: Switch and Ghost of Tsushima are the month’s best-sellers

Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console, according to the NPD July 2020 report, and Ghost of Tsushima was the best-selling game for the month.The NPD has released its report for the month of July 2020.Software sales hit $3.3 billion in July 2020, which is up by 34% year-over-year (yoy). Digital content spending, which includes full game downloads, post-launch content, mobile, and subscription spending, increased by 41%.Year-to-date 2020 content spending reached $23.0 billion, up 21% yoy with the strongest gains coming from digital content spending on consoles.Ghost of Tsushima was July’s best-selling title and it debuted as the fifth…

Trump’s WeChat executive order won’t affect Tencent-owned game companies thumbnail VG247

Trump’s WeChat executive order won’t affect Tencent-owned game companies

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 7 August 2020 13:08 GMT President Trump’s new executive orders are limited to chat and social media apps.On Thursday, United States President Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning Chinese-made apps TikTok, and WeChat. The executive action prohibits American businesses and people from conducting transactions with TikTok owner ByteDance, and WeChat parent company Tencent. The orders take effect in 45 days, after which the US Secretary of Commerce will clearly state the transactions that fall within the orders’ purview.The orders, which the Chinese government and the two companies in question opposed, are meant to…