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Champion × Super Mario Bros. collaborate

To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the release of the original Super Mario Bros.™ video game, Champion has teamed up with Super Mario Bros. to debut a limited-edition collection using rare graphics that were created for the original Super Mario Bros. game, including the Japanese Box Art.​​

The Champion x Super Mario Bros. collection brings together two iconic brands using Super Mario Bros.’ nostalgic graphics reinvented through the Champion lens on the authentic apparel brand’s Reverse Weave hoodies, crews and joggers, anoraks, shirts, overalls, and kid’s styles. ​​The collection drops on November 18th and will be available globally.

One of the hero items is a nod to Mario’s well-known outfit, the authentic apparel’s red Super Fleece 3.0 Overalls, emblazoned with Champion’s script logo.

Mark your calendars for November 18th, when assorted pieces can be shopped in the U.S. on Champion.com and in various retail partners, including Finish Line, PacSun, Jimmy Jazz, Tilly’s, Zumiez and Shiekh Shoes, before it’s game over for this collection.

Nintendo Switch: Top-Selling Game Console of 2020

As one of the most popular consoles globally, Nintendo Switch witnessed a surge in the number of new players since its release in 2017. With millions of people spending more time playing video games during the coronavirus lockdown, 2020 brought an influx of new Nintendo fans. 

According to data presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Nintendo Switch is the top-selling gaming console in 2020, with 15.6 million units sold as of September, 65% more than PlayStation 4 and Xbox combined.

Nintendo Switch Sales Grows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Consoles Drop

One of the key reasons for the Switch’s success is the popularity of Nintendo’s first-party titles. Blockbuster series like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon are exclusive to Nintendo, meaning that fans can only play them on Nintendo consoles. These Nintendo exclusive games dominate the list of top-selling Switch titles worldwide, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being the most popular game.

Statista and VGChartz data revealed that PlayStation 4 represents the second most popular gaming console this year, with 7.22 million units sold as of September. Xbox One ranked third, with 2.17 million units sold in the nine months of 2020. During the same period, gamers bought 330,000 Nintendo 3DS consoles. 

The annual sales of Nintendo Switch consoles have been increasing continuously in the last three years, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox are being affected by a downsizing trend. 

A year after its launch in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch hit 15.5 million units sold worldwide. The growing popularity of Nintendo’s gaming console continued in 2019, with the lifetime sales reaching 49.8 million units in December, a 55% jump from the year before. Nintendo sold nearly 4 million Switch consoles in the first quarter of 2020, with its lifetime sales growing to 53.7 million. However, between March and August, another 9.6 million units were sold, with the cumulative sales surging to 63.4 million units.

In 2017, Sony sold almost 20 million Playstation 4 consoles all around the world. By the end of 2019, annual sales dropped to 14.2 million, a 30% plunge in two years. Statistics indicate that the sales of the third most popular gaming console, Xbox One, fell by 35% in this period, decreasing from 7.6 million units in 2017 to 4.9 million last year. 

Playstation 4 Leads in Lifetime Unit Sales

Although Nintendo Switch is ranked as the world’s most popular gaming console, Playstation 4 still dominates in terms of lifetime unit sales. 

In the first three years after its launch in 2013, Sony sold 35.9 million PlayStation 4 units. Between January 2016 and December 2017, the lifetime unites sales surged by 105% to 73.6 million. Since then, another 40 million units were sold worldwide, with the cumulative sales of Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console rising to almost 113 million, as of August. Xbox One hit 48.2 million units in lifetime sales as of August, a 22% increase in two years. 

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Shawn Wasabi Debut Album

For the last five years, Shawn Wasabi fans have eagerly awaited a full-length project from the multifaceted artist, creator and weird kid forever. Today, Wasabi brings the worldhis long-anticipated debut album, MANGOTALE, a body of work that reflects personal growth, musical maturity and this summer’s biggest pop anthems. Out today on Facet/Warner Records, Wasabi has crafted a versatile collection of polished pop cuts reinforced by an all-female crew of singer-songwriters including kennedi, raychel jay, SATICA and more. The 12-track album includes today’s new single, “MEDICINE ft. Tia Scola,” the project is the perfect stay-at-home soundtrack.

On the story behind MANGOTALE, Shawn writes: “MANGOTALE is my first full-length project & I’m incredibly excited for people to listen to it! I produced almost the entire thing on my laptop at home! I’ve changed, developed & grown so much over the last five years – my understanding of the world, of myself & my personality; being disassembled & reassembled; making friends; the people I’ve interacted with & my different musical inspirations/mentors. I feel like this project perfectly expresses that shift while also channeling the energy & emotion I had in those different chapters of my life. MANGOTALE also flexes a lot of my musical range between collaborative pop energy production and weird knob-twiddling audio manipulation sound design.”

Facet Co-Founder Justin Tranter adds: “What Wasabi has done on MANGOTALE blows my mind. It’s a high-level production masterpiece grounded by a collection of the most charming joyful songs maybe ever. Just like Shawn himself, the high-level musicianship never comes off as pretentious because he is smiling and laughing the entire time.”

MANGOTALE kicks off with new track “princess peach,” a nostalgic Nintendo-inspired instrumental intro followed by “HALO HALO (ft. Chevy),” a catchy love song about seeing that special someone again after quarantine. Sweet turns to sour with the bitter beloved single “LEMONS (ft. kennedi),” followed by a dose of “MEDICINE (ft. Tia Scola),” a sultry cut about feeling the good kind of sick – love sick. Halfway through the album come two of Wasabi’s biggest releases, the timely and addictive “ANIMAL CROSSING”and the flavorful favorite, “SNACK (ft. raychel jay).” The boldest in the bunch, “tokyo tea (ft. Spacegirl Gemmy)” fuses elements of future bass with eccentric rap stylings, an ode to Wasabi’s effortless versatility and kitschy electronic sound. Closing out the album, the dream-pop cut “LOVE POTION (ft. raychel jay)” precedes the playful tongue-in-cheek hit, “HOME RUN (ft. raychel jay),”finishing with the languid instrumental outro “IGLOO,” featuring subdued vocals fromWasabi himself.

Since his record-setting release of “MARBLE SODA” in 2015, Shawn Wasabi has become the internet’s favorite creative character. Having evolved from a bedroom YouTube sensation to an established pop hitmaker, MANGOTALE is a testament to Wasabi’s respected reputation as a songwriter and unrivaled skills as a producer. The album speaks to Wasabi’s Filipino roots, referencing cultural cornerstones that are at the core of his craft. He also timed the release of MANGOTALE to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating his identity by sharing his music with the world.

Each track on the album is visually represented by a character from Mango Island, designed by illustrator Ann Alonso. From princess peach to MARBLE TEA to HALO HALO, Wasabi has created his own idyllic paradise for fans to explore when they listen to MANGOTALE.

MANGOTALE Tracklist:

1. princess peach

2. HALO HALO (feat. Chevy)

3. LEMONS (feat. kennedi)

4. MEDICINE (feat. Tia Scola)

5. MANGO LOVE (feat. Satica)

6. ANIMAL CROSSING

7. SNACK (feat. raychel jay)

8. MARBLE TEA

9. toyko tea (feat. Spacegirl Gemmy)

10. LOVE POTION (feat. raychel jay)

11. HOME RUN (feat. raychel jay)

12. IGLOO

Malachiae – Bedroom to a Club

MALACHIAE RELEASES “BEDROOM TO A CLUB” VIDEO WATCH HERE MORE NEW MUSIC COMING SOON

24-year-old Atlanta artist Malachiae releases the video to “Bedroom to a Club” – his latest sensual R&B smash encourages us to spread love even while confined to our homes. Watch HERE. The video helps set the romantic tone as partners settle into the new normal of quarantining together. It’s the new playbook on how to keep the spark alive. The video was directed by HDTAYFILMS (Bazzi, Diggy). Filmed in LA, the video features Malachiae serenading to his love interest while showering her with roses and affection.

“This video represents hard-working women all around the world who just wants to be loved and praised for their efforts,” says Malachiae “As the world is changing by the day I hope this video inspires us all to love on one another more.”   Produced and written by Rod Cameron, alongside Malachiae and Jasper Cameron (Tory Lanez, Lloyd, Ciara), “Bedroom To a Club” delivers a sexy take on how to cater to ambitious women who are taking care of business on the job, at home, or in school. With smooth vocals, a little southern screw, and lyrics like, You been working hard all week/ Grinding for the family/ Money ain’t coming easy/ You barely get any sleep/ Let me be your stress reliever,  “Bedroom To a Club” is the perfect late-night-date song following his smooth nostalgic heartfelt single “Try To Love.”

Malachiae recently performed in TRILLERFEST, one of the largest virtual music festivals, alongside Migos, Mario, Pitbull, Marshmello, G Herbo, and many more artists to help raise money for those affected by COVID-19.    Malachiae is a breath of fresh air. Just getting started, he’s already had huge successes working with fellow Atlanta superstars the Migos, playing a lead role in the movie “Million Dollar Quartet”, and securing national radio and television plays on channels such as BET Jams, Malachiae is on a rocket-ship headed straight for superstardom.

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