Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 3 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 12,712 units between Apr. 21 and Apr. 27 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 14,396 units at launch the week prior.

The PS3 sold 6,726 units to rank at No. 4 in the same period.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn ranked as the No. 15 best-selling software for the week.

Sony this week released System Software Update v1.70 for the Playstation 4.

The new update adds the SHAREfactory video editor and option to export and save videos and screenshots to a USB drive.

In addition, the update includes an HDCP off function to capture gameplay via HDMI.

Sony this week said DriveClub for Playstation 4 will be sold Oct. 8.

The title was previously delayed from launch due to required development time.

The PS Plus Edition, to be offered at no cost to Playstation Plus members, will include five tracks in one country and 10 vehicles.

In addition, the five tracks include 11 variants.

Developed by Evolution Studios, DriveClub is a racing simulation title that features social networking functionality to allow users to form racing groups and race with friends.

Zombie Studios this week released Daylight for the Playstation 4 and the PC.

In Daylight, users wake up inside an abandoned hospital and must use the light on their cellphone to guide them through the environment. The phone will subsequently be used to map environments and as a communications device.

The first-person survival title features randomly generate level layouts and item locations.

Aksys Games this week said it will release Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! to the Playstation 3 and the PS Vita in fall 2014.

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! is a 2D fighting title that includes 23 combatants that can be combined with 23 various celestial beings to alter stats and abilities.

XSEED Games this week said it will release the demo for Ragnorok Odyssey Ace for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita May 13th.

In addition, free DLC content will be released May 6 and May 13 via the Playstation Store.

Developed by Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment, Ragnorok Odyssey Ace is a revised and expanded version of Ragnarok Odyssey.

The Playstation Vita ranked as the No. 2 video game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 23,942 units between Apr. 21 and Apr. 27 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.

By comparison, the hardware sold 19,038 units the week prior.

The hardware three titles in the top 10, including Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment at No. 1 and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma at No. 7.

NIS America Inc. this week said it will release Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 for the Playstation Vita in physical and digital retail in the U.S. and digital only in Europe in late summer.

The title is a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia previously released to the Playstation 3 to include renewed event conversations, graphics and newly added game mechanics, and a new ending.

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 242 units between Apr. 21 and Apr. 27 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 240 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week said it will sell the Xbox One in China this Sept.

The company will partner with BesTV to launch the console in the territory.

Microsoft this week said it will release Xbox Originals programming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other Microsoft devices in June.

Programs include the Halo television series, Every Street United, Bonnaroo, Signal to Noise/Atari: Game Over, Humans, and a Halo digital feature.

Ubisoft Inc. this week said it will sell at the Season Pass for Watch Dogs at $19.99.

The Season Pass will include an all-new Single-Player Story featuring hacker T-Bone, Conspiracy! – a new Digital Trip game mode, Exclusive Untouchables Pack with M1 SMG weapon and 1920s mobster outfit, more single-player missions, weapons, and outfits, more than 25 percent discount off individual download packs, and one week early access to all included Watch Dogs add-on content.

WWE this week launched the WWE Network to the Xbox One.

The streaming network offers on-demand, all 12 Pay-Per-View Events, replays of Raw and Smackdown, In-Ring Shows, and original programming at $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment.

Disney Interactive Studios Inc. this week said it will release Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition this fall.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will feature six Marvel characters including Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Hawkeye. More than 12 additional Marvel and Disney characters to be sold post release.

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

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 5,710 units between Apr. 21 and Apr. 27 to rank at No. 5 in overall sales.

It sold 5,204 units the week prior.

Famicom Remix 1 + 2 ranked as the No. 6 best-selling software title for the week selling 11,079 units at launch.

Nintendo this week said it will hold the Super Smash Bros. Smash Fest in June.

The event will allow consumers to test the Super Smash Bros. Wii U SKU in conjunction with E3, which takes place between June 10 and June 12.

Nintendo this week said it will sell a new Wii U bundle that includes Mario Kart 8 May 30th.

The Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle will include the Wii U Deluxe System, Mario Kart 8, Red Mario Wii Wheel Accessory, and Red Mario Wii Remote Plus Controller at $329.99.

The Nintendo 3DS ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Japan in the latest sales data from the territory.

Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold 33,987 units between Apr. 21 and Apr. 27 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 19,943 units the week prior.

It ranked four titles in the top 10 including Theatrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call at No. 2, Yo-Kai Watch at No. 3, Mario Party: Island Tour at No. 4, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1-2-3 at No. 9.

Nintendo this week released Mario Golf: World Tour for the Nintendo 3DS.

Mario Golf: World Tour includes new customization options that allow users to customize their Mii character with new outfits or new clubs that increase user stats.

Users can connect online and check SpotPass notifications to check upcoming and available tournaments.


Nintendo this week released Kirby Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS.

The side-scroller includes brand new gameplay elements including the option move between the foreground and background, in addition to new copy abilities.

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