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Nintendo Switch sales plummet due to chip shortages
Japanese company Nintendo Co Ltd sold 23% fewer Switch consoles in the April-June quarter than a year earlier following chip shortages, it said on Wednesday. The Kyoto-based game company said it expected buying to improve “from late summer through fall” and stuck to its forecast of selling 21 million units over the course of the year. year until the end of March 2023.
‘Joker’ Movie Sequel Set to Hit Theaters in October 2024 -Warner Bros.
A cinematic sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller “Joker,” based on one of the world’s best-known comic book villains, is set to hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2024, a spokesperson for film distributor Warner Bros. said Wednesday. . “Joker 2” will feature Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role as the titular character, which won him the Oscar for best actor in the 2019 original film portraying an origin story for the superhero nemesis Batman of DC Comics, according to the studio’s spokesperson. .
Brad Pitt’s action movie ‘Bullet Train’ hits theaters
The action movie “Bullet Train” starring Brad Pitt enters its final stage – cinemas – from Wednesday. The film sees Pitt’s hitman character Ladybug seemingly take on her easiest job as she is asked to locate a suitcase on a high-speed train and then disembark. Unbeknownst to him, he’s not the only assassin looking for the case or seeking revenge. The other intentionally traveling assassins are Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), Tangerine (Aaron Taylor Johnson), Prince (Joey King), Hornet (Zazie Beetz), and Wolf (Bad Bunny). Pitt said he read the script while locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic and found himself laughing.
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