Sony Corp. this week said Playstation 4 ranked as the top-selling console in the U.S. in Feb.

NPD Group Inc. this week said the PS4 ranked as the No. 1 best-selling console in Jan.

It is estimated to have sold 286,000 units for the month.

Sony this week said Capcom Co.’s Strider for the Playstation 4 ranked as the top digital download title in Feb in the Playstation Network.

In Feb., Strider ranked as the No. 1 PS4 download title

The title is sold at the Playstation Network for $14.99.

Sony this week said it will release Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut to the Playstation 4 in Mar.

Developed by Born Ready Games, Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut is a space flight combat shooter in which users pilot a ship that can transform into a mech called the Strike Suit.

The final game includes a first-person cockpit and third-person view, and an upgradeable weapons system.

Sony this week said it will release Mercenary Kings for the Playstation 4 to the Playstation Network division Apr. 1.

Developed by Tribute Games, Mercenary Kings is a side-scrolling action game in which users must rescue Dr. James Neil from the forces of C.L.A.W.

The final game includes weapon customization with 300-plus gun parts and more than 100 knives.

Sony this week said Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Thief for the Playstation 4 ranked in the top three best-selling digital download titles in the Playstation Network division in Feb.

In Feb., Thief ranked as the No. 2 best-selling download title for the PS4.

Thief is a stealth action title to utilize multiple arrow types, or use a focus ability to manipulate the environment to outsmart enemies.

Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox One hardware ranked as the No. 2 best-selling hardware in the U.S. in Feb.

NPD Group Inc. this week said the Xbox One sold 258,000 units in Feb. The figure is said to surpass sales of the Xbox 360 by 61 percent at the same point in time.

Microsoft said the Xbox One sold 772,000 games in Feb.

Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 sold 114,000 units in Feb.

Microsoft this week deployed Twitch to the Xbox One.

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

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

Microsoft this month began offering a free copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with the purchase of the Xbox One console at select U.S. retailers.

In the limited time promotion, customers who purchase an Xbox One will receive a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 at no additional cost.

Developed by Turn 10 Studios, Forza Motorsport 5 is a racing simulation title. New tracks include the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Spa-Francorchamps.

Respawn Entertainment and EA Inc. this week released Titanfall for the Xbox One and the PC.

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall includes multiplayer ground and mech combat.

Sega Corp. this week released the ‘Creating The Alien’ Trailer for Alien: Isolation.

The trailer features developer commentary including Alien reactive behavior and creature movement.

Developed by Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror title that includes Amanda Ripley, daughter of franchise veteran Ellen Ripley.

The title takes place 15 years after the first Alien film with Amanda in a mission to uncover the truth about her mother’s disappearance.

Telltale Games and 2K Games this week said it will release Tales from the Borderlands to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the PC in 2014.

The title is a new episodic series set in the Borderlands universe. It will include characters including con-artist Fiona and Hyperion worker Rhys as they recall events from each of their perspectives.

CD Projekt RED this week delayed the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC to Feb. 2015.

The developer cited it requires an additional few months of development time in order to achieve a set quality goal.

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