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

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 6,792 units between May 12 and May 18 to rank No. 4 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 8,480 units at launch the week prior.

The PS3 sold 7,339 units to rank at No. 3 in the same period.

4A Games this week said it will release Metro Redux to the Playstation 4.

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Night Redux will include 1080p resolution and 60-frames-per-second graphics fidelity.

In addition, improvements to gameplay, AI, and graphics from Metro Last Night have been applied to Metro 2033.

They will be sold via the Playstation Network at $24.99 each, or can be purchased in a compilation retail SKU at $49.99.

Sony this week released the Clubs Trailer for DriveClub for the Playstation 4.

The trailer features a developer interview on the development of the socially connected racing title.<>

Sony this week said it will release SingStar to the Playstation 4 in 2014.

The title will launch in conjunction with a new SingStar app that will allow users to use their smartphone as their microphone.

The final game will include an improved scoring system, online friend challenges, and Facebook and Twitter integration to share performances.

Sony this week said it will release a new DLC that adds online co-op functionality to Killzone: Shadow Fall for the Playstation 4 in June.

Sony this week began the Playstation Now Private Beta for the Playstation 4.

The Playstation Now PS4 Private Beta allows previously registered customers the option to play select Playstation 3 titles via data streaming.

Playstation Now is a cloud-based streaming gaming service that will allow users to access a back catalog of Playstation 3 titles on the Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and the Playstation Vita.

Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept is a brand new four-player online co-op mode in which users band together to form the VSA team Intelligence Squad Alpha.

Character classes include Assault, Marksman, Medic and Tactician.

The expansion will be included free for Season Pass holders and will be sold in a stand-alone version in the future.

NIS America Inc. this week released Mugen Souls Z for the Playstation 3 to U.S. retail.

Developed by Compile Heart and Gcrest, Mugen Souls Z is a turn-based RPG that includes a brand new story with ‘God of the Universe’ Chou-Chou.

The final game includes a free-roaming battle map and a 9,999 level cap.

Square Enix Holdings Co. this week released Drakengard 3 for the Playstation 3 to U.S. retail.

Developed by Access Games, Drakengard 3 is a prequel in the action RPG franchise.

The final game includes ground and aerial combat.

U.S. retail this month began pre-order sales for Atlus USA Inc.’s Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, to be sold Sept. 30, includes the original cast from Persona 3 and 4 in addition to new combatants like Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, and Rise Kujikawa.

The final game includes a new Shadow type that holds different fighting mechanics per character.

Sales for 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 13,865 units between May 12 and May 18 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.

By comparison, the hardware sold 18,494 units the week prior.

Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software title for the week.

Meanwhile, the PSP sold 1,642 units to rank at No. 6 in the same period.

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 201 units between May 12 and May 18 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 233 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week previewed a new System Update to the Xbox One to be released in June.

The update will allow users to plug in a 256GB or higher 3.0 external drive to save games, apps, game add-ons, and take content to a friend’s system.

In addition, users can view real names of friends and control who can view your real name.

New SmartGlass functionality adds a full OneGuide and Universal Remote Control.

Finally, the update will add Games with Gold and Deals with Gold benefits to Xbox One owners.

Ubisoft Inc. this week released the Launch Trailer for Watch Dogs.

The trailer features story and in-game gameplay from the title.

In Watch Dogs, users take the role of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker on the hunt for those who hurt his family Players will be able to monitor and hack others, manipulate the city’s systems to stop traffic lights, detonate gas lines, turn off the electrical grid and more.

Pre-order customers will receive the Signature Shot Pack, which includes an exclusive single-player mission to unlock the Biometric Rifle and Viceroy’s Outfit.

Warner Bros. Interactive Inc. this week released the Story Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The trailer features story and army formation elements from the final game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, to be sold Oct. 7, is an open-world action role-playing game that will take place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Gameplay Trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

The trailer features cinematic and in-game action from the final game.

The title is said to compliment the release of the feature film Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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 6,716 units between May 12 and May 18 to rank at No. 5 in overall sales.

It sold 7,613 units the week prior.

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

Nintendo this week released new game information for Hyrule Warriors to the Wii U.

The title will feature trademark playable characters including Link and Captain Impa on a quest to save Princess Zelda from the evil sorceress Cia.

The stage structure will be similar to prior Dynasty Warriors titles in which users must defend or reclaim areas by fighting hordes of enemies.

Developed by Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Hyrule Warriors will be based on the Dynasty Warriors franchise and feature Link in large-scale battles.

The final game will include unlockable characters, moves, weapon types, and two-player co-op functionality via parallel usage of the Wii U GamePad and TV.

The Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle held in the top five pre-order sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division this week due to building demand.

This week, the Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle ranked as the No. 5 best-selling pre-order product at BestBuy.com.

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.

Nintendo this week said the Super Smash Bros. Invitational in Los Angeles will be open to the public.

The event, to be held at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live June 10, will allow fans to spectate the tournament of 16 previously selected Super Smash Bros. players.


Wristband distribution to attend the event will begin June 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live. and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The invitational will begin at 4 p.m.

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U will be sold in late 2014. The Nintendo 3DS SKU will be sold this summer.

Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold 23,600 units between May 12 and May 18 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 35,943 units the week prior.

It ranked seven titles in the top 10, including Yo-Kai Watch at No. 3, Mario Golf: World Tour at No. 4 and Kirby Triple Deluxe at No. 9.

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