Sony Corp. this week said the Playstation 4 will be priced to reach the masses in a new interview.

Sony Worldwide Studios Vice President Michael Denny told EDGE Magazine this week that the next Playstation will hold a mass market price compared to the Playstation 3.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. this month said it will release Ridge Racer Driftopia to the Playstation Network and the PC in 2013.

The free-to-play title is a new download-only entry in the Ridge Racer franchise based off the latest release, Ridge Racer Underground.

Sega Corp. this week said it will release Castle of Illusion to the Playstation Network, Xbox Live, and the PC.

The title will include brand new high-definition graphics in addition to all-new graphics and adventures for the 1990 release.

Sony Corp. this week released Malicious to the Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection.

Malicious is a combat action title in which users can gain new weapons, build powers and perform combo attacks on small and large enemies.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. this month announced an agreement with indiePub Entertainment Inc. to publish select digital download titles to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live in 2013.

Titles Storm, Capsized, and Vessel will be sold in the Xbox Live division, while Storm and Capsized will be sold in the Playstation Network division.

Storm is a nature-inspired puzzle title, Capsized is a 2D action shooter, and Vessel is a single-player puzzle title.


Amazon.com Inc. this week discounted the exclusive Playstation 3 250GB Family Entertainment Bundle at under $250.

This week, the PS3 250GB Family Entertainment Bundle includes the PS3 250GB SKU hardware, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the Ratchet and Clank Collection, Media/Blue-Ray Disc Remote Control and $20 Amazon Instant Video Credit at $249.99, 32 percent off the $299.99 MSRP.

Sony this week released Malicious to the Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection.

Malicious is a combat action title in which users can gain new weapons, build powers and perform combo attacks on small and large enemies.

The title sells at $9.99 and is available at no cost to Playstation Plus members.

Sony this week released the final box art for Beyond: Two Souls for the Playstation 3.

The box art features a close-up image of Jodie, a character played by actress Ellen Paige.

Developed by Quantic Dream, Beyond: Two Souls is psychological thriller that spans 15 years of a character’s life. Actors in the title include Ellen Paige and Willem Dafoe.

Sony this week released the demo for Soul Sacrifice for the Playstation Vita at the Playstation Store.

The third-person action RPG title includes melee combat and magic functionality in solo or four-player co-op battles.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC to the Xbox Live division.

Uprising includes four new multiplayer maps – Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio, in addition to a reimagined Firing Range map and the new Mod of the Dead mode.

It sells at 1200 Microsoft Points.

Microsoft this week said Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the Xbox 360 ranked as the top Xbox Live title in the latest activity data.

In the new data, Call of Duty: Black Ops II ranked as the No. 1 Xbox Live title based on number of unique users for the week of Apr. 8.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition ranked at No. 2 and FIFA Soccer 13 ranked at No. 3 in the same period.

Microsoft this week said Minecraft ranked as the top-selling Xbox Live Arcade title in the latest sales data for the division.

For the week of Apr. 8, Minecraft ranked as the No. 1-selling Xbox Live Arcade title based on full versions purchased.

Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition ranked at No. 2 and BattleBlock Theater ranked at No. 3 in the same period.

2K Games’s Bioshock Infinite ranked as the top-selling software in Mar. U.S. retail sales.

NPD Group Inc. this week said Bioshock Infinite ranked as the No. 1-selling software across all platforms in the month of Mar.

Square Enix Co Ltd.’s Tomb Raider ranked as a top-selling software title in the U.S. in Mar.

NPD Group Inc. this week said Tomb Raider ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software across all platforms in the month of Mar.

Tomb Raider is a reboot of the franchise that tells the origin story of Lara Croft.

XSEED Games this week released Pandora’s Tower for Nintendo Co.’s Wii to U.S. retail.

Developed by Ganbarian in conjunction with Nintendo, Pandora’s Tower, is an action RPG in which users take the role of Aeron to battle his way through 13 towers in order to prevent a curse from consuming a singer named Elena.

Nintendo this week said it will release the Super NES RPG Earthbound to the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.

The title was created by Shigesato Itoi and released on SNES in 1995.

In addition, New Super Luigi U, an expansion download to New Super Mario Bros. U, will include 82 updated stages and be sold this summer, Game & Wario will be sold in stores and the Nintendo eShop June 23, and Pikmin 3 will be sold in stores and the Nintendo eShop Aug. 4.

Capcom Co. this week said released a new software update for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U.

The new update allows users to play the title Off-TV on the Wii U GamePad and merges the North American and European server into one.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, to be sold Mar. 19, includes touch-screen access to inventory and more than 200 quests.

Nintendo Co. this week said it will release a new entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise to the Nintendo 3DS this holiday.

The new title will be based in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past universe, released to the SNES in 1992. It will utilize new 3D functionality and will allow Link to become a drawing and move along walls.

In addition, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, released to the Game Boy Color in 2001, will be available at the Nintendo eShop May 30.

Other new 3DS titles include a new Mario Party title, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, three original titles from Level-5 Inc., and Mario Golf: World Tour.

Finally, an Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hardware Bundle will be sold June 9 at $219.99.

Nintendo Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 20 million physical game units in the U.S. to date.

The company cited strong sales for new 3DS titles including Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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