Video game news 3/12/21: PlayStation 5 currently fastest-selling console in US history, FPS Boost for Bethesda, Crash Bandicoot 4 PC release date

It’s the end of a busy week, and there’s plenty of video game news to discuss. Several Bethesda games will be getting FPS Boost enhancements on Xbox Series X | S, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was February 2021’s bestselling game, PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling console in the U.S., Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time got a PC release date, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on March 12, 2021.

These Bethesda Games Will Be Getting FPS Boost Enhancements in the Future

Following the 20 new Bethesda games that have been added to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) and Jeff Rubenstein have announced that five of those games will get FPS Boost enhancements in the future. The games are Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey. It’s unclear when these games will receive their FPS Boost enhancements, but it seems like it will be relatively soon.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Has Shipped 400,000 Copies

Popular hybrid visual novel / real-time strategy game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has reached 400,000 shipments and digital units sold. This news comes from developer Vanillaware as relayed by Gematsu. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim tells a complex time-traveling narrative about battling back a kaiju threat that is somehow attacking multiple time periods simultaneously. It launched in Japan in 2019 and released worldwide in the fall of 2020. You can grab it on PlayStation 4 now.

Crash Bandicoot 4 Headed to PC via Battle.net This Month

Activision has announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will launch for PC via Battle.net on March 26, 2021, and it has provided a link to preorder the game on the Battle.net platform. It’s available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Nintendo Switch today, and it came to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020. The game received a positive critical reception upon its initial release as a continuation of the gameplay of the original trilogy.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Was February 2021’s Bestselling Game in the United States

As announced via Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group today, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was the bestselling game in the United States during the month of February 2021. This is particularly noteworthy since Nintendo does not disclose digital sales data, meaning it managed to take the number one spot on physical sales alone. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is a Nintendo Switch re-release of the Wii U platformer that originally launched in 2013.

PS5 Is Currently the Fastest-Selling Console in U.S. History

In the same NPD results, Piscatella also revealed that PlayStation 5 is now the fastest-selling console in the United States in terms of dollar sales. It was the second-bestselling console of February 2021, trailing only Nintendo Switch, which continues to dominate the sales charts — not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Since the PS5’s release, it has been difficult to find, and when it does appear at retailers, it sells out in minutes.

Joseph Yaden
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