Sony Corp. this week released the Playstation 3 Live Events Viewer application to the Playstation Network division.

The Live Events Viewer allows users view concerts, sports and other live entertainment content for free or on a pay-per-view basis.

Events to be broadcast in the application include the WWE Summerslam Event Aug. 19.

Sony Corp. this week said The Last of Us for the Playstation 3 ranked as the No. 3 best-selling software in July U.S. retail sales.

EA Inc. this week said Battlefield 4 stats from the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 will transfer to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

The transfer function will transfer all battle stats, unlocks, ranks, awards, and assignments, in addition all Premium Membership content and benefits.

The Last of Us ranked as the No. 3 best-selling game software among all hardware platforms according to data from NPD Group Inc.

Sony this month said Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC was the No. 1 Playstation 3 Add-on in the Playstation Network division.

For the month of July, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC ranked as the No. 1 best-selling PS3 Add-on.

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.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. this week said it will release One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 for the Playstation 3 exclusively to the Playstation Network division Sept. 3.

Developed by Tecmo Koei Games Co. Ltd. and based off the One Piece manga, is a tactical action title that will feature Luffy, Sanji, Zoro and the Straw Hat crew as they conquer islands of New World.

Sega this week released the Senbonzakura Trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F to the Playstation 3.

The trailer features unique outfits, songs, and characters found in the final game.

The rhythm-based title features 38 tracks, the option to share and edit tracks, and the ability to customize Hatsune Miku with more than 90 different costumes and accessories.

Sony this week released Runnder2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for the Playstation 3 to the Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection.

The title is now available at no cost to PS Plus members. It holds an MSRP of $14.99.

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is a rhythm music auto-running platform title that includes 125 levels and five boss battles.

Ubisoft Inc. this week said it will release the demo for Rayman Legends for the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 Aug. 20.

The demo will include three levels and the competitive Invasion Mode from the final game.

Rayman Legends, to be sold Sept. 3, includes platform action and rhythm-based gameplay in five different worlds.

Sony this week began a new Japan Game Sale for the PS Vita in the Playstation Network division.

Between Aug. 13 and Aug. 26 select PS Vita titles will be discounted by 50 percent and up to 75 percent for Playstation Plus members.

Discounted titles through Aug. 19 include Soul Sacrifice, Gravity Rush, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, Touch My Katamari and Ridge Racer.

Discounted titles through Aug. 26 include Muramasa Rebirth, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Super Monkey Ball.

Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox 360 ranked as the No. 2 game hardware in U.S. June 2013 sales figures.

The Xbox 360 sold 107,000 units to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the month in figures provided by NPD Group Inc.

Retail spend on the platform totaled $178 million for the month.

Microsoft this week said Xbox 360 Season Pass content can be accessed on the Xbox One at no additional cost.

In the Season Pass Guarantee Program, customers who purchase Season Pass content from a participating Xbox 360 title will receive access to download the equivalent Xbox One Season Pass.

Eligible titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4.

Microsoft this week released the Design Trailer for the Xbox One console.

The trailer features the Xbox development team and the principles used to design the new hardware.

Microsoft this month said Xbox Live Gold users can share digital games with their family and friends on the Xbox One console via online login.

When an Xbox Live Gold member logs in from home, all family member digital game purchases can be accessed via the home console from each gamertag.

In addition, an Xbox Live Gold member can access his or her digital game library or employ online multiplayer functionality from a friend’s Xbox One console after login.

Microsoft this week said the Xbox One will function as normal without the Kinect sensor plugged in.

The company said when the Kinect is not plugged in users will not be able to utilize any feature that utilizes the sensor.

In addition, users can turn off the sensor to disable any voice, video or gesture recording.

Activision Blizzard Inc. announced the option to pre-order the Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition SKU and the Prestige Edition SKU for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

The Hardened Edition includes the game, the Season Pass (four DLC map packs), limited edition collectible SteelBook, bonus digital content, and paracord strap at $119.99.

The Prestige Edition adds a full HD 1080p water resistant, wearable tactical camera at $199.99.

505 Games this week released Payday 2 to the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Payday 2 is an first-person shooter that includes four-player co-op functionality.

The final game includes four customizable classes, a dynamic contract database, brand new weapon arsenal and job-specific assets to purchase like a faster escape car, blueprints, or inside help.

CD Projekt RED this week released the Killing Monsters Trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the PC.

The trailer features a combat sequence with Geralt of Rivia, the witcher.

Nintendo Co. this week released the Nintendo 3DS XL Black SKU to U.S. retail.

The Nintendo 3DS XL Black SKU hardware joins current market SKUs Blue, Red and Pink.

In addition, it released Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for the Nintendo 3DS to U.S. retail.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is an action RPG title that spans two worlds, including the real world and Luigi’s dream world.

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