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 22,762 units between Dec. 2 to Dec. 8 to rank No. 4 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 13,311 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked two titles in the top 10, including Gran Turismo 6 at No. 1 selling 204,764 copies at launch.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ranked at No. 10 in the same period.

Sony this week said the Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Nov. at U.S. retail in data by NPD Group Inc.

The company said the PS4 ranked as the top-selling console in Nov. and was No. 1 in sales volume for home consoles.

In addition, the hardware has held nearly 800,000 gameplay broadcast sessions to date and more than 7.1 million spectate sessions via video streaming platforms Twitch and Ustream.

Top broadcast games include Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Sony this week released Software Update 1.52 for the Playstation 4.

Version 1.52 includes improvement to system software stability.


DICE this week released a new stability patch for EA Inc.’s Battlefield 4 for the Playstation 4.

The update includes general stability fixes to remove game crashes, fixed audio drop outs on large maps, removed blur effect on soldiers when Commanders used EMP attacks, reduced probably of corrupt save file, fixed crashes when bringing up in-game Battlelog, Battlescreen, fixed crash related to vehicle destruction, and fixed minor terrain destruction issues.

Sony this month released Borderlands 2 to the Instant Game Collection to Playstation Plus members.

Borderlands 2 is now available at no cost to PS Plus members. The title includes four-player co-op or split-screen functionality.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. this week said it will release Tales of Zestiria for the Playstation 3.

Tales of Zestiria is the newest installment in the Tales franchise and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the series.

Sales for the Playstation Vita ranked as the No. 3 video game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 28,253 units between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.

By comparison, the hardware sold 27,768 units the week prior.

The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.

Meanwhile, the PSP sold 4,232 units to rank at No. 5 in the same period.

Sony this month said Media Molecule’s Tearaway the Playstation Vita ranked as the top-selling download at the Playstation Network division.

For the month of Nov., Tearaway ranked as the No. 1-selling PS Vita title in the PSN division. Ys: Memories of Celceta ranked at No. 2 and Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition ranked third in the same period.

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.

505 Games this week said it will release Terraria for the Playstation Vita to the Playstation Network Dec. 17.

The PS Vita SKU includes Cross-Platform functionality with the PS3, touch control support, and online multiplayer for up to eight players.

Terraria is an action adventure RPG that features construction and combat in a randomly generated 2D sandbox world.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware ranked No. 7 units in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox 360 sold 524 units between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 513 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week said the Xbox One hardware has sold two million units at global retail in the first 18 days post launch.

The figure averages to 111,000 units sold per day.

The company adds consumers have spent 83 million hours in games, TV, and apps on Xbox One since launch on Nov. 22.

Microsoft this week said the Xbox One hardware sold more than 909,000 units at U.S. retail in Nov.

The company said it sold 909,132 units in Nov.

Square Enix Co Ltd. this week said it will release Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Jan. 28.

The title will be remastered to 1080p resolution to increase all textures four times and include subsurface scattering technology, more sophisticated physics modeling, and upgraded characters and enemies.

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

Microsoft this week released a System Update to the Xbox One hardware.

The update addresses SmartGlass issues, multiplayer issues, inconsistent notifications issues, dashboard performance, improvements for TV, system update, and content update, and an updated wireless networking driver.

Konami Corp. this week released the exclusive Night Trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for the Xbox One.

The trailer features 15-minutes of gameplay in an exclusive night espionage mission. It concludes with the release date for the title, Mar. 18, 2014.

Microsoft this week said it will release Halo: Spartan Assault to the Xbox One Dec. 24.

The title will be sold as a digital download product at $14.99. It features native 1080p resolution, more than 30 missions, and will include online co-op multiplayer functionality.

The final game will include the Operation Hydra expansion for the single-player campaign.

Microsoft this week said Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 ranked as the top Xbox Live title for the week based on unique users in late Nov.

For the week of Nov. 25, Grand Theft Auto V ranked as the No. 1 Xbox Live title based on unique users.

Call of Duty: Ghosts ranked at No. 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II ranked at No. 3 in the same period.

Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware spiked in Japan in the latest sales data for the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 46,773 units between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 to rank at No. 2 in overall sales.

It sold 27,325 units the week prior.

Super Mario 3D World ranked at the No. 7 sales rank for the week selling 43,844 units for the week. The title has sold 183,245 copies since launch.

Nintendo this week said sales for the Wii U hardware increased 340 percent at U.S. retail in Nov. U.S. sales

The hardware sold an estimated 220,000 units in the month of Nov.

In addition, Super Mario 3D World sold 215,000 units in combined physical and digital units in Nov.

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 122,126 units between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 100,144 units the week prior.

It ranked five titles in the top 10 game sales including Pokemon X / Y at No. 3 and Bravely Default: For the Sequel at No. 8.

Nintendo this week released a new system update that adds Miiverse and Nintendo Network ID functionality to the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

Miiverse functionality allows users to post and browse game message boards. The application includes an offline mode that will queue up to three posts until a Wi-Fi connection is established.

The Nintendo Network ID will allow users to link their current Wii U Nintendo eShop account to combine balances and Wish Lists. In addition, the connection will allow users to transfer their Nintendo 3DS content to a different Nintendo 3DS an unlimited number of times.

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