Those announced-but-yet-to-be-released games are what I'd like to talk with you about. Marketing campaigns are supposed to get people excited to buy stuff, sure, but is there a particular game that you've taken on the role of hypeman for? Something that has you ticking away days on a calendar and planning launch events with your friends?
For me, I've essentially kicked Nintendo out of the conductor's chair and navigated the Super Smash Bros. Hype Train directly into my skull. The existing character reveals have all struck me as perfect choices (even the weird one), and I'll be avoiding as many details as possible to leave something to discover for whenever I get to tear into the 3DS and Wii U duo. I'm going to play both into the ground.
Of course, I'll be all over South Park: The Stick of Truth and whatever Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem ends up being, though I'll be surprised if the latter makes 2014. Let me know which game you're most looking forward to this year, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales after the break!
Note: Due to the turn of the new year, last week's sales numbers were not listed during the usual posting of Stiq Figures. Therefore, this week's sales data is not compared with the previous week. We will resume the normal up/down format next week.
3DS LL: 114,156
Wii U: 51,271
Vita TV: 5,313
Xbox 360: 447