Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked fourth in Japan in the latest retail figures for the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS3 sold 12,019 units between Nov. 11 to Nov. 17 to rank No. 4 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 11,867 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked four titles in the top 10, including Call of Duty: Ghosts at No. 2, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 at No. 3, Grand Theft Auto V at No. 9, and Battlefield 4 at No. 10.

Sony this week said the Playstation 4 has sold through 1 million units in 24 hours post launch in the U.S. and Canada.

The hardware will be released in Europe and Latin America Nov. 29. It will be sold Feb. 22 in Japan.

The PS4 is sold at $399.99.

Sony Corp. this week released Software Update 1.51 for the Playstation 4.

Version 1.51 includes improvement to software stability, and system UI refinements like indications when users download a game and a game patch simultaneously.

DICE this week said it will deploy a new server and multiplayer patch to EA Inc.’s Battlefield 4 for the Playstation 4.

The server update is said to address a very severe crash issue.

In addition, a patch will be issued to address a crash in the online multiplayer Conquest Mode.

Ubisoft Inc. this week released a patch to update the native resolution of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for the Playstation 4.

The title update download upgrades the default 900p native resolution to 1080p native resolution.

In addition, the developer said a new anti-aliasing technique in the update helps to reduce the appearance of jagged edges.

Sony this week issued a new Blinking Blue Light FAQ for the Playstation 4 following select reports of hardware malfunction.

The FAQ disclaims that when users see a blinking blue indicator light may be related to TV compatibility, issues with the PS4 power supply, issues with the PS4 hard drive, or issues with other PS4 hardware.P>

Blinking blue light symptoms include no audio / video output to the TV and the console powering off after blinking blue.

Solutions include updating the PS4 firmware via Software Update, disconnecting the PS4 power supply from the outlet, checking HDMI or power supply inputs for damage, and making sure the hard drive is properly seated in the HDD bay.

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Sales for the Playstation Vita ranked as the top-selling video game hardware in Japan post release of the PS Vita TV product.

Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 90,996 units between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week. A total of 40,225 units sold were PS Vita TV SKUs.

By comparison, the hardware sold 21,764 the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, God Eater 2 at No. 1 selling 258,832 units at launch.

Meanwhile, the PSP sold 3,925 units to rank at No. 5 in the same period.

Media Molecule this week released Tearaway for the Playstation Vita.

The trailer features gameplay functionality from the final game including touch screen, rear touch screen and gyroscopic movement to manipulate the in-game world.

Developed by Media Molecule, Tearaway is an new platform title that features the character iota in a dynamic paper-based world that can be controlled in various ways.

Sony this week select U.S. retail stores will discount the 12-Month Playstation Plus membership to under $30 in a Black Friday sale.

During the Black Friday promotional sale, the 12-Month PS Plus membership will sell at $29.99, 40 percent off the $49.99 MSRP.

Playstation Plus membership offers discounted games, cloud saves, automatic game updates, early access to beta programs, and the Instant Game Collection.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware topped 400 units in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox 360 sold 404 units between Nov 11 and Nov. 17 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 346 units the week prior.

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox 360 SKU ranked at No. 13 for the week.

Microsoft this week released the Xbox One hardware to U.S. retail.

The Xbox One features an 8-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI, and USB 3.0.

The Xbox One Day One Edition includes the Xbox One hardware, Kinect camera, Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal.

It sells at $399.99.

First-party launch titles include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3.

Microsoft this week said the Xbox One hardware has sold through one million units at global retail in 24 hours.

The company said the figure surpassed day one Xbox 360 sales and that the hardware is sold out at most retailers.

In addition, first-party title statistics include more than 60 million zombies killed in Dead Rising 3, 3.6 million miles driven in Forza Motorsport 5, and 8.5 enemies defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome.

Select owners of the Xbox One hardware have incurred disc drive malfunction post launch.

In several online videos, the disc drive is unable to read the game disc and records a grinding sound when inserted.

Microsoft said that consumers experiencing an issue with their Xbox One should contact customer support via phone, or Twitter @XboxSupport.

Microsoft this week said Twitch functionality for the Xbox One will deploy in 2014.

Twitch functionality will allow users to capture and live broadcast game sessions using the popular social infrastructure.

In addition, the Xbox One application will allow users to earn Achievements from watching live streams.

Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware stabalized in Japan post release of new bundle configurations that included New Super Mario Bros. U and Wii Fit U.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 15,906 units between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17 to rank at No. 3 in overall sales.

It sold 17,737 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 15, Wii Party U at No. 11.

Nintendo this week released Super Mario 3D World for the Wii
Super Mario 3D World includes four-player simultaneous, co-op functionality, and new power-up items.

The final game features Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach, each with character-specific attributes.

The Nintendo 3DS ranked as the top hardware in Japan due to strong demand for the handheld.

Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold 70,102 units between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 81,817 the week prior.

The Nintendo 3DS ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Oct. U.S. sales in new data by NPD Group Inc.

In Oct., the Nintendo 3DS sold 452,000 units to rank as the No. 1 video game hardware for the month.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y ranked as the No. 2 and No. 3 best-selling game titles for the month, respectively, selling 1.7 million units combined in Oct.

Nintendo this week began sale of the Nintendo 3DS XL Gold and Black with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Bundle.

The Nintendo 3DS XL Gold and Black with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Bundle, to be sold Nov. 22, will include a gold and black finish and include a code to download a digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

It will sell at $219.99.

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