Retailer Inc. this week price cut Sony Corp.’s LittleBigPlanet Karting for the Playstation 3 to under $30 in a new retail initiative.

This week, LittleBigPlanet Karting holds a sale price of $29.99, $10 off the $39.99 MSRP.

Developed by United Front Games, LittleBigPlanet Karting, includes a new campaign and level editor with the ability to share custom tracks.

Sony Corp. this week said EA Inc.’s NBA Jam On Fire Edition is now available at no cost at the Playstation Network to Playstation Plus owners.

The title includes NBA players and legends in two vs. two offline and online arcade action.

Atlus Inc. this week said it will release Demon’s Souls to the Playstation Network division Jan. 8.

The survival action title will launch with servers set to Pure White Tendency, in which enemies will have decreased HP, attack power, and defense, while players will inflict more attack damage.

In addition, enemies drop fewer upgrade stones and more healing items.

Pure White Tendency will occur between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14.

Pre-order sales for The Last of Us for the Playstation 3 ranked in the top 15at GameStop Corp.’s online division post release date announcement for the action adventure title.

This week, The Last of Us ranked as the No. 14 best-selling pre-order title at

Sony Corp. this week said Epix, a premium content provider, will offer programming to the Playstation Network for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita this year.

In the agreement, Epix will provide more than 3,000 new release and classic feature films, concerts, comedy specials, sports, and other original programming this year.

The application will be free to download via PSN and current Epix subscribers will have access to stream premium entertainment content instantly.

Microsoft Corp. this week said VBlack Entertainment Inc.’s Retro City Rampage is now available in the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360.

The title is sold at 800 Microsoft Points.

Retro City Rampage is downloadable 80’s style action game that pays homage to 8-bit action titles.

Users can steal cars, jump on pedestrians for coins, and shoot a light gun or swing with a bionic arm.

The full story mode includes more than 50 missions, with 30 challenges in Arcade Mode, and more than 25 weapons.

Microsoft this week said the Cloud Saved Games feature for the Xbox 360 after a multi-day outage.

The company apologized for the delay and inconvenience of the feature outage, which allows Xbox 360 owners to save game progress to the cloud rather than traditional hard drive or memory storage.

As a result, Microsoft is offering a one-month extension of Xbox Live Gold service to members affected by the outage.

Ubisoft Inc.’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist for the Xbox 360 ranked in the top 35 at GameStop Corp.’s online division amid building demand for the stealth action title.

This week, the Splinter Cell: Blacklist Xbox 360 SKU ranked as the No. 34 best-selling pre-order title at

The title, to be sold in Apr., will include brand new gameplay features including shooting multiple targets in seconds.

Capcom Co. in Dec. released the DmC: Devil May Cry CG Trailer.

The trailer includes CG film that introduces Dante as the world around him transforms into demonic plague.

DmC: Devil May Cry, developed by Ninja Theory, is a reboot of the action franchise set in a parallel universe to the main franchise.

Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U fell outside the top 30 game sales in Japan in its third week at retail.

Media Create Co. this month said Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate ranked as the No. 21 best-selling game title between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23.

It launched at No. 4 in Japan upon debut.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, to be sold Mar. 2013, will include touch-screen access to inventory and more than 200 quests.

Ubisoft Inc.’s ZombiU the Wii U ranked as a top Customer Favorite product this week at Toys R Us Inc.’s online division.

This week, ZombiU ranked as the No. 3 top Customer Favorite product at

ZombiU is an original IP that includes a survival horror first-person campaign and distinct multiplayer experience using the Wii U GamePad.

Atlus Inc. this week released Code of Princess for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo eShop.

Code of Princess is a classic arcade-style beat-em-up that includes RPG elements.

The final game includes more than 50 playable characters, over 100 quests, and four-player co-op and versus functionality.

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Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector’s Edition for the PC ranked as the pre-order title at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to building demand.

This week, the Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector’s Edition SKU ranked as the No. 1 best-selling pre-order product in’s Video Games division.

The expansion pack to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, to be sold Mar. 13, will be sold in a standard SKU at $39.99 and a Collector’s SKU at $79.99.

Retailer Inc. this week price cut EA Inc.’s Battlefield 3 Premium membership for the PC by 50 percent in a new digital sale.

This week, the Battlefield 3 Premium Service sells at $24.99, 50 percent off the $49.99 MSRP.

Battlefield 3 Premium, which began sale June 4, includes five themed expansion packs, early access to all future expansion packs, unique in-game items, the ability to reset stats, queue priority into servers, and new decals for a one-time fee of $49.99.

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