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 7,009 units between June 16 and June 22 to rank No. 4 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 8,395 units at launch the week prior.
The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, EA Inc.’s FIFA 14 No. 10.
The PS3 sold 6,339 units to rank at No. 4 in the same period.
Sony this week released System Software Update v1.72 for the Playstation 4.
The update is said to offer improved system stability and incorporates minor bug fixes.
Bungie Inc. this week said the First Look Alpha for Destiny for the Playstation 4 and the PC held more than six million game sessions post deployment.
The company this week said a total of 6.46 million game sessions were played in the First Look Alpha. In addition, the title held 145 million primary weapon kills and 667,966 Public Events joined.
The First Look Alpha, made available for one week, allowed users to preview the story, exploration, and co-op Strike mode, and Control online multiplayer.
Ubisoft Inc. this week said Rainbow Six Siege will include co-op functionality.
In addition, the title will include a single-player mode, and Hostage Rescue multiplayer mode.
Sony this week released Resogun Heroes for the for the Playstation 4.
The expansion features a new world, Avernus, Survival Mode, and Destruction Mode in which users are equipped only with a Proximity Bomb.
The Resogun Heroes DLC sells at $4.99 and the full game is sold at $9.99 via Playstation Network.
Sony this week released The Evolution of the Half-Breeds Trailer for The Order: 1886 for the Playstation 4.
The trailer features the creative work to bring Lycans to the final game.
The Order: 1886 is a single-player third-person action adventure with shooting mechanics and is set in London at the end of the 19th century.
Sony this week said Capcom Co.’s Strider for the Playstation 4 will be available free to Playstation Plus members at the Playstation Network July 1st.
Strider, developed by Double Helix, features trademark high-speed slash and acrobatic action from the franchise.
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 13,381 units between June 16 and June 22 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.
By comparison, the hardware sold 14,725 units the week prior.
The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, htoL NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki at No. 6.
Meanwhile, the PSP sold 2,335 units to rank at No. 6 in the same period.
Aksys Games this week released the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma to the Playstation Vita.
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma includes new and redesigned characters, 30-hour story mode, traditional BlazBlue modes, and networking functionality for online battles.
Sony this week released this month released a new update to 2K Games’ Borderlands 2 the Playstation Vita.
Update 1.04 includes improved stability, option to independently invert gyroscopic controls, scaling sliders for rear touch inputs, and addressed issue to notify players their online session had expired.
Sony this week said Aksys Games’ Muramasa Rebirth for the Playstation Vita will be available free to Playstation Plus members at the Playstation Network July 1st.
Muramasa Rebirth is an action RPG title follow-up to Murasama: The Demon Blade.
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 214 units between June 16 and June 22 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 231 units the week prior.
The Xbox One and Xbox 360 sold two million units in the third quarter.
EA Inc. this week said Bungie Inc.’s Destiny Beta for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 will be available in late July.
Destiny is an online-only first-person shooter that will require a persistent online connection. The massive multiplayer online shooter will include an open-world universe in which users can meet in public zones to meet with other players for co-op action.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Future Tech & Exoskeleton Trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The Future Tech & Exoskeleton Trailer features war technology including threat detection grenades, the mobile shield, and exoskeleton functionality found in the final game.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a third-person action title in which users can switch between Autobots and Decepticons in the large-scale single-player campaign.
In addition, the title includes a multiplayer component, the wave-based Escalation, for four-player online co-op functionality.
Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware ranked third in Japan in the latest sales data for the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 10,715 units between June 16 and June 22 to rank at No. 3 in overall sales.
It sold 12,249 units the week prior.
Mario Kart 8 ranked as the No. 3 software title for the week selling 28,112 units for the week.
Hyrule Warriors to the Wii U ranked as a top ‘Most Wished For’ title at Amazon.com Inc. this week due to building demand.
This week, Hyrule Warriors ranked as the No. 3 Most Wished For product at Amazon’s Video Games division.
The title will feature trademark playable characters including Link and Captain Impa on a quest to save Princess Zelda from the evil sorceress Cia.
Nintendo this week released Wii Sports Club 48-hour Trial for the Wii U at the Nintendo eShop.
The trial allows users to preview all five sports for 48 hours.
Wii Sports Club, to be sold July 25, will include all five sports for $39.99.
Nintendo this week released Shovel Knight for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo eShop division.
Shovel Knight is a classic platform adventure game in 8-bit retro style.
In the title, users must defeat The Order of No Quarter and the evil Enchantress.
The Wii U version includes Miiverse functionality and the Nintendo 3DS version features stereoscopic 3D and an exclusive Battle Arena mode using StreetPass.
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 26,311 units between June 16 and June 22 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 26,575 units the week prior.
It ranked four titles in the top 10, including Pokemon Art Academy at No. 1 and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth at No. 5.
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