Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked third in Japan in the latest retail figures for the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported the PS3 sold units between Apr. 22 and Apr. 28 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 13,915 units the week prior.
The hardware ranked five titles in the top 10, including Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen at No. 2, Tomb Raider at No. 4, and Bioshock Infinite at No. 10.
Ubisoft Inc. this week released the Development Trailer for Watch Dogs for the Playstation 4.
The trailer features the development team detailing the PS4 version of the title and utilizing the hardware to deliver an advanced game world.
Sony this week released the Tribeca Trailer for Beyond: Two Souls for the Playstation 3.
The trailer focuses on Jodie, a girl born with a mysterious connection to an entity.
Sony Corp.’s The Last of Us for the Playstation 3 ranked in the top 10 pre-order sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to building demand.
This week, The Last of Us Survival Edition ranked as the No. 2 best-selling pre-order product at BestBuy.com’s Video Games division.
The standard SKU ranked at No. 5 in the same period.
Sony this week released the Playstation 3 Dualshock 3 Metallic Gold Controller to U.S. retail.
The Dualshock 3 Metallic Gold Controller features a metallic gold color, Dualshock vibration and Sixaxis motion technology at $54.99.
Tecmo Koei America Corp. this week released Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus for the Playstation 3 to the Playstation Network division.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus includes new modes like Ninja Race to compete with enemies to reach the end goal, and Tag Mission to allow users to switch between two ninjas in real-time.
Sony this week said Dust 514 for the Playstation Network division of the Playstation 3 will be released May 14.
Developed by CCP Games, the sci-fi first-person shooter and strategy title will include interaction with the Eve Online universe.
Sales for the Playstation Vita held the No. 2 hardware rank in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 21,399 units between Apr. 22 and Apr. 28 to rank as the No. 1 hardware for the week.
By comparison, the hardware sold 15,011 the week prior.
The PS Vita ranked one title in the top 10 for the week, PhotoKano Kiss at No. 7.
Meanwhile, the PSP sold 7,536 units to rank at No. 4 in the same period.
Sony this week released Soul Sacrifice for the Playstation Vita to U.S. retail.
The third-person action RPG title includes melee combat and magic functionality in solo or four-player co-op battles.
The Wizard Trailer features in-game action from the wizard class character.
Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware totaled under 500 units in new sales data from Japan.
Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox 360 sold 490 units between Apr. 22 and Apr. 28 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 515 units the week prior.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen ranked at No. 13 at launch in the region.
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. 22.
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. 22, Minecraft ranked as the No. 1-selling Xbox Live Arcade title based on full versions purchased.
Poker Night 2 ranked at No. 2 and Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition ranked at No. 3 in the same period.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week said it will release Call of Duty: Ghosts to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC Nov. 6.
The next installment in the franchise, developed by Infinity Ward, will include an all-new story, all-new characters, and a next-generation Call of Duty engine.
Rockstar Games this week released three new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V.
The trailers, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor, provide insight on the title’s three playable main characters, each of which have a storyline that intersect with one another.
Grand Theft Auto V, to be sold Sept. 17, is set in a present-day Southern California location and is the largest and most thriving world in the city of Los Santos.
Techland this week said it will release Hellraid to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC.
Hellraid is a first-person co-op slasher that pits users against the armies of Hell.
The combat system will include melee, ranged and magical weapon options, in addition to exploration, looting, questing, weapon crafting, boss fights and armor customization.
Microsoft this week said Machinima is now available in the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360.
Machinima is the No. 1 online destination on YouTube with original episodic content including Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.
Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware neared 8,000 units in latest weekly Japan retail data.
Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 8,262 units between Apr. 22 and Apr. 28 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.
It sold 8,798 units the week prior.
The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.
The Wii sold 1,379 units in the same period.
Nintendo this week released titles Pac-Man and Mega Man to the Virtual Console division of the Wii U.
Each title is now available for download and sell at $4.99 a piece.
Nintendo in Apr. added the Virtual Console service to the Wii U. The service offers NES and SNES titles with off-TV GamePad functionality, access to Miiverse, and back-up saves.
The Nintendo 3DS held the No. 1 hardware rank in the latest Japan retail data.
Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold 55,433 units between Apr. 22 and Apr. 28 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 75,922 the week prior.
The 3DS ranked five titles in the top 10, including Friend Collection: New Life at No. 1, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon at No. 3, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf at No. 6.