Sony Corp. this week said it will release Gran Turismo 6 to the Playstation 3 this holiday.

Gran Turismo 6 will include 1,200 vehicles, including all the cars GT5. In addition, the title will feature 33 tracks with 71 different layouts, including all the tracks from GT5. New tracks include the UK Silverstone Circuit.

Ubisoft Inc. this week discussed key enhancements for Watch Dogs for Playstation 4.

Watch Dog Creative Director Jonathan Morin told the Playstation Blog this week that the title will include magnified elements compared to current-generation console versions, including wind simulation, water, and select AI behaviors.

Sony this week released Dust 514 for the Playstation Network division of the Playstation 3.

Developed by CCP Games, the sci-fi first-person shooter and strategy title includes interaction with the Eve Online universe.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC to Playstation Network and the PC.

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 $14.99.

MLB 13 The Show for the Playstation 3 and the Playstation Vita ranked in the top 10 sales in Apr. at U.S. retail.

NPD Group Inc. this week said MLB 13 The Show ranked as the No. 10 top-selling software across all platforms in Apr.

Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX for the Playstation 3 ranked as the top ‘Most Wanted’ title at Inc. this week due to strong initial demand.

This week, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX ranked as the No. 1 ‘Most Wanted’ product in Amazon’s Video Games division.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, to be sold Sept. 10, is a remastered compilation of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. In addition, the title will include feature HD cinematic story videos from KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days.

Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox 360 ranked as the top-selling game hardware in U.S. Apr. 2013 sales figures.

The Xbox 360 sold 131,000 units to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the month in figures provided by NPD Group Inc.

In addition, the hardware held a 42 percent share of current-generation console sales.

Retail spend on the platform totaled $208 million for the month.

Microsoft this week said the Twitch application is now available in the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360.

Twitch features live streaming of online gaming events.

Users can filter channels and the dashboard features curated channels, tournaments and live shows.

Minecraft for the Xbox 360 held in the top 10 pre-order sales at GameStop Corp.’s online division to due building demand for the retail SKU of the best-selling title.

This week, the Minecraft retail SKU ranked as the No. 10 best-selling pre-order title at

505 Games this week said it will release Payday 2 to the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and the PC this Aug.

The title will be sold at U.S. retail, in addition to a release of the predecessor Payday: The Heist to retail stores. The title was previously sold as a digital release.

Nintendo Co. this week announced a partnership with Sega Corp. to release Sonic Lost World exclusively to the Wii U console.

Sonic Lost World is a brand new action platform title.

In addition, Sega will release Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Wii U. It will include curling, skiing, figure skating pairs and snowboard slopestyle activities.

Nintendo this week detailed the summer game release lineup for the Wii U console.

New Super Luigi U, which includes 82 updated courses and new playable character Nabbit, will be sold as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U at the Nintendo eShop June 20 at $19.99. In addition, it will sell at retail in a physical SKU Aug. 25 at $29.99.

Additional titles include Resident Evil Revelations May 21, Game & Wario, a digital download title to be sold June 23 at $39.99, Pikmin 3 Aug. 4, and The Wonderful 101 Sept. 15.

Finally, Nintendo said select games featured at E3 2013 will be playable at participating Best Buy stores during the trade event next month.

Nintendo this week said New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U has sold 770,000 units to date at U.S. retail.

The figures includes both physical and digital sales of the title.

Nintendo this week said first-party software sales for the Nintendo 3DS increased 52 percent in 2013 outpacing demand from the year prior.

The company said it sold 2.1 million units of first-party Nintendo 3DS software in the first four months of 2013. By comparison it took 30 weeks to sell two million Nintendo 3DS software units in 2012.

Capcom Co. this week released the demo for Resident Evil Revelations to PSN, Xbox Live, Steam, and the Nintendo eShop.

Resident Evil Revelations, to be sold May 21, will include enhanced HD graphics, online Raid Mode co-op functionality, Hunk playable character in Raid Mode, a new enemy, new Raid weapons and new Custom Parts to outfit weaponry.

Nintendo this week released Super Metroid and Super Ghouls ‘n Ghost to the Virtual Console division of the Wii U.

Both titles were previously released to the Super Nintendo.

Capcom this week said it will release Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies to the Nintendo 3DS this fall.

The digital release is set eight since the last appearance of Phoenix Wright in courtroom.

The final game will include new 3D graphics to allow users to zoom in to collect evidence and subsequently question witnesses and present their case.

Technology News

Nvidia Corp. this week said it will sell the Shield Mobile Gaming Device for $349 this June.

The hardware will be sold at newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers. Pre-orders are available at the select retailers will be available via May 20.

Shield features a Tegra 4 CPU, 5-inch 720p Retinal Touch Screen Display, micro SD expansion slot, and plain Android with support for games in Tegra Zone and all Google Play apps.

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