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While Amazon cancels its largest game project and struggles to find its footing in the industry, Nintendo and Sony reach new sales records.

Here are the news stories:

Amazon Cancels Lord of the Ring MMORPG

Mario Kart 8 is now the best selling racing game in US History

PS5 becomes the fastest selling console in US History

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The Emerald GamesCast is a weekly video game news and discussion podcast from the Emerald Podcast Network with an industry focus. Hosted by three best friends, each episode will provide the listener with a week’s worth of gaming headlines and conversation about current releases. Guests welcome, scripts discouraged and passion essential.

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This podcast was edited by podcast producer Sophia Prince