Media Create Co. this week said the Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked No. 2 in hardware sales in the latest Japan retail activity.
The PS3 sold 30,362 units between Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 39,452 to rank third the week prior.
The hardware ranked four titles in the top 10, including Tecmo Koei Corp.’s Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends at No. 2, From Software Inc.’s Dark Souls at No. 3, and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection at No. 10.
New downloadable titles include Euphoria (Oct. 4), Rochard (Oct. 4), Sideway: New York (Oct. 11), Sodium Collection (Oct. 13), Okabu (Oct. 18), Rocketbirds (Oct. 18), Infamous: Festival of Blood (Oct. 25), and PixelJunk Sidescroller (Oct. 25).
Playstation Network members who spend $60 in Oct. will receive a $10 in-store credit.
In addition, Playstation Plus subscribers will receive 20 percent off during the launch week of each title.
Pre-order sales for Sony Corp.’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition for the Playstation 3 locked the top 30 sales this week at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to strong demand.
Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week began offering a new pre-order bonus with the advanced purchase of Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Bethesda Softworks’ Rage for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, and the PC is a rich first-person shooter that incorporates shooting, driving and role-playing elements in a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a Final Review.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Dark Souls for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 is a challenging action RPG that wields a tough yet addictive thirst for victory even upon death in a Final Review.
The PSP sold 25,415 units for the week to rank at No. 3 in Japan.
The PSP go sold 14 units to rank No. 10 for the week.
The PSP ranked four titles in the top 10, including Nihon Falcom Corp.’s Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki at No. 1 and Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: 3nd Impact at No. 4.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 2,411 units between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 to rank No. 8 in overall sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 3,897 units the week amid the release of Gears of War 3 one week ago.
Sales of Gears of War 3 fell to the No. 28 rank. It ranked as the No. 4 top-selling title at launch one week prior.
Nearly 40 entertainment content providers will offer content to the online service, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS, and Syfy in the U.S.
Worldwide partners include the BBC in the U.K., Telefonica in Spain, and Rogers On Demand in Canada.
Pre-order sales EA Inc.’s Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition SKU climbed this week at Amazon.com Inc. amid building demand for the sequel.
Amazon.com Inc. this week Subaru Impreza WRX STI to customers who pre-order the title.
The Horde Command Pack will include three new maps, three new playable characters, two new weapon skins, additional Achievements, and new fortification upgrades.
It will sell at 800 Microsoft Points.
Pre-order sales for Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition SKU ranked in the top three sales at GameStop Corp.’s online division this week amid strong pre-sale demand.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition SKU, to be sold Nov. 8, will include unique disc art, 1-year of Call of Duty: Elite Membership, Special Founder Status on Call of Duty: Elite, Steelbook Case, Exclusive Playstation Network Animated Timeline Theme, Exclusive Special Ops Juggernaut Xbox Live Outfit, and a Limited Edition Collectible Field Journal.
It will sell at $99.99.
The update includes fixed occasional client crash, fixed killcam showing glitched area under map, fixed spawning on dead squad mates, and framerate stability fixes.
In addition, the Ace Combat franchise has sold 10 million units to date.
Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii ranked as the No. 4 game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 10,301 units between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 to rank No. 4 in overall sales.
By comparison, the Wii sold 14,034 units the week prior.
Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Gold Remote Bundle for the Wii struck the top 25 pre-order sales this week at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to strong demand.
Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 58,504 units between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The 3DS did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.
Nintendo Co. this week said it will sell a new bundle that includes the Nintendo 3DS and Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter Tri-G in Japan in Dec.
The bundle will include an exclusive Monster Hunter Tri-G Nintendo 3DS hardware, a copy of Monster Hunter Tri-G and the slide-pad accessory at 20,800 yen ($271 US).
In addition, the Nintendo 3DS Ice White SKU will be sold at 15,000 yen Oct. 20.
Apple Inc. this week said it will release the new iPhone 4S to AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. Oct. 14 at $199.
The iPhone 4S will include the A5 Dual-Core CPU, 8MP camera, 1080 HD video recording functionality, iOS 5, and a new voice command protocol called Suri.
Suri can call, text, email, remind, and offer weather, stock, traffic, direction, and definition information via voice commands.
Battery is said to offer 8 hours of 3G talk time and 10 hours of video.
Additionally, the device will merge CDMA and GSM antennas into one world phone device.
The 16GB SKU will sell at $199, 32GB at $299 and 64GB at $399.
Apple Inc. this week sold out of pre-order inventory of the iPhone 4S due to strong demand.
The Apple Store, which began pre-order sales Oct. 7, now disclaims a shipment time of one to two weeks. It previously held an estimated Oct. 14 launch day delivery.
This week, the Kindle ranked as the No. 2 best-selling product in Amazon’s Electronics division.
Cult of Android this week reported the Kindle Fire has pre-sold 250,000 units in the first five days of availability, or an average of 50,000 units per day.
India this week said it will sell new tablets with Google Inc.’s Android OS for less than current devices in order to increase computer literacy.
The government this week said it will sell tablets to schools for as low as 1,100 rupees ($22 US).
It will purchase 100,000 tablets at 2,250 rupees ($46 US) each from U.K.-based DataWind Ltd and sell it to schools at subsidized prices.
The 7-inch tablet will include a 366Mhz CPU, 256MB RAM, 2GB storage, two USB ports, Wi-Fi and cellular functionality.
The device is said to be capable of playing videos, games, and Internet browsing.
Pre-order sales for the Steve Jobs autobiography ranked spiked to No. 1 at Amazon.com following the death of the Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO.
Written by Walter Isaacon, Steve Jobs is an exclusive autobiography based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.
T-Mobile Inc. this week said it will release the T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q by LG Corp. to U.S. retail this holiday.
The myTouch will include a 3.8-inch touch screen, 1Ghz Qualcomm CPU, 5MP camera, 720p video recording functionality, front-facing camera, and Google Inc.’s Android 2.3 OS. It will be sold in black or white.
The myTouch Q will include a 3.5-inch touch-screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1Ghz Qualcomm CPU, 5MP camera, 720p video recording functionality, front-facing camera, and Google Inc.’s Android 2.3 OS. It will be sold in grey or violet.
Both are compatible with the T-Mobile HSPA+ 4G network.
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