Amazon.com Inc. this week began holding a new 4th of July Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale in a new holiday weekend promotion.
Through July 9th, customers who purchase one select video game product and receive a second at no additional cost.
Media Create Co. this week said the Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked third in hardware sales in the latest Japan retail activity.
The PS3 sold 16,993 units between June 20 and June 26 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 16,081 the week prior.
The hardware ranked three titles in the top 10, including Gust Corp.’s Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3 at No. 1 with 82,585 units sold, Sega Corp.’s Yakuza: Of The End at No. 7 with 24,247 units sold, and Bleach: Soul Ignition at No. 8 with 23,516 copies sold.
The PS3 160GB Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle flanked the top three sales at Amazon.com Inc. this week amid strong post launch demand.
Full access to all Playstation Network members will follow July 5th.
The video includes new features to be found in the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Mode, including the Buddy System, Treasure Drops, Paid Boosters, and Facebook Integration.
Pre-order sales for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception held strong this week at Amazon.com Inc. amid the release of the Multiplayer Beta this week.
In addition, the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition held increased demand at Amazon in the same period.
Media Create Co. this week said the PSP sold 29,168 units between June 20 and June 26 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The PSP go sold 21 units to rank No. 10 for the week.
The PSP ranked four titles in the top 10, including Stein’s Gate at No. 2, Gundam: Memories of the Battle at No. 3, and Little Battler Experience at No. 4.
The PS Vita Wi-Fi SKU ranked as the No. 7 ‘Most Wished For’ product in Amazon’s Video Games division this week.
Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware sold below 2,500 units in the latest Japan retail figures.
Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware sold below 2,200 units in the latest Japan retail figures.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 2,152 units between June 20 and June 26 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 2,875 units the week prior.
The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 game sales.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 ranked in the top 10 sales at GameStop Corp.’s online division post release.
Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this month began offering a $10 Bonus and exclusive comic with the pre-order purchase of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Inc.’s Batman: Arkham City.
Pre-order sales for EA Inc.’s Battlefield 3 gained ground at Amazon.com Inc. this week amid building demand for the product.
Summer of Arcade titles include Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.’s Bastion, an action RPG will be released July 20 at 1200 Microsoft Points; Ubisoft Inc.’s From Dust will sell July 27 at 1200 Microsoft Points; Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet will sell Aug. 3 at 1200 Microsoft Points; Microsoft’s Fruit Ninja Kinect will sell Aug. 10 at 800 Microsoft Points; Toy Soldiers: Cold War will sell Aug. 17 at 1200 Microsoft Points.
Users who purchase all five Summer of Arcade titles will receive a free copy of the action RPG Crimson Alliance, valued at 1200 Microsoft Points.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary ranked as the top ‘Most Wished For’ product at Amazon.com Inc. this week due to high demand.
Gears of War 3 commanded the top sales rank at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online division this week amid building demand for the sequel.
Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ranked in the top 10 this week at GameStop Corp.’s online division.
Nintendo Co.’s Wii increased in Japan in the latest retail tally post announcement of the Wii U last month.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 9,511 units between June 20 and June 26 to rank No. 4 in overall sales.
By comparison, the Wii sold 6,678 units the week prior.
The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, Wii Sports Resort sold 9,874 units to rank at No. 9 .
The Nintendo 3DS sold 27,905 units to rank No. 2 between June 20 and June 26 in Japan.
The 3DS ranked one title in the top 10, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D at No. 5 with 37,452 units sold for the week.
The FAQ notes that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D includes a auto-save system consistent with arcade type gameplay in which users replay missions to improve upon previous high scores. It adds that the title can be played through multiple times and that consumers who purchase used copies of the game will not have any functionality missing.
Capcom this week confirmed mission progress is permanent and cannot be reset. It denied that used game sales were a factor in the lack of option to reset or delete the save file.
The franchise, which has allowed users to control the camera via the right analog stick in console SKUs, will offer a touch-based option on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen.
The right side of the touch screen will relay a circle that users can move their thumb across to pitch and angle the in-game camera dynamically, solving the Nintendo 3DS hardware’s lack of a right analog stick.
HTC Corp.’s HTC Sensation 4G is a beauty and a beast with a rock-solid build quality and a fast dual-core performance in a Final Review.
Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week is holding a under $10 Blu-ray sale.
Additionally, this week it is holding a up to 58 percent off Father’s Day DVD and Blu-ray disc Sale.
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