What we missed: Xbox 720 release date, Wii U sales and more

Since our staff is responsible for covering pretty much everything related to the video game industry on a daily basis, it can be tough to post all the stories we think our readers would like to see. Videos go unwatched, new release dates are missed and silly quotes just float away without ever being heard. So, instead of ignoring the news that slipped through the cracks each week, we decided to put it all in one convenient place!

This week, we take a look at a live-action trailer for Metro: Last Light, peek into the Wii U’s sales and learn about a possible release date for the Xbox 720.

‘Fallout: Lanius’ fan-film teaser released

A fan-made film centered on the Fallout: New Vegas villain Legate Lanius has just blown by its IndieGoGo funding goal, and as a thanks to all the backers, the team has released the below teaser trailer.

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Rumor:  Xbox 720 to release late 2013

Microsoft will be releasing the next version of the Xbox, currently known as both the Durango and Xbox 720, in time for the holidays next year.

Since the product is confidential at the moment, the people making this claim, who are apparently pretty knowledgeable with Microsoft’s plans, declined to identify themselves to Bloomberg. The release would give the company time to grab as many Thanksgiving and Christmas sales as possible, and as of now, Microsoft isn’t sure if it wants to reveal the piece of tech at E3 or its own press event.

Look for a whole bunch more on the Xbox 720 in the future.

‘The Cave’ gets its first character trailer 

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‘Far Cry 3′ co-op trailer released into the wild 

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Wii U sells 400,000 in U.S. 

Nintendo’s latest, and possibly even greatest, console is now being sold in just about every country out there, and after a full week of life on the shelf in North America, more than 400,000 Wii Us have been moved.

“Wii U is essentially sold out of retail and we are doing our best to continually replenish stock,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said to CNET. “Retailers are also doing their best to get the product to store shelves. But as soon as product hits retail, they’re selling out immediately.”

The original Wii sold about 600,000 in this same time period, so it’s difficult to call the Wii U as huge a success as its older, motion-controlled brother. Look for global sales in the near future.

‘Metro: Last Light’ live-action trailer released

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When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.