Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 5 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 6,314 units between Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 to rank No. 5 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 5,470 units at launch the week prior.
The PS3 sold 6,088 units to rank at No. 4 in the same period.
Capcom Co.’s Ultra Street Fighter IV PS3 SKU ranked as the No. 7 best-selling software for the week.
The Playstation 4 500GB Glacier White Destiny Bundle ranked in the top three pre-order sales at Best Buy Co. Inc. this week amid the launch of the Destiny Beta.
This week, the Playstation 4 500GB Glacier White Destiny Bundle ranked as the No. 2 best-selling pre-order product at BestBuy.com’s Video Games division.
The bundle, to be sold Sept. 9, will include a new PS4 500GB White SKU, White Dualshock 4 Controller and a copy of Destiny at $449.99.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition.
The title includes the Reaper of Souls expansion pack, Apprentice Mode to boost low-level players, local, online four-player co-op, new inventory system, updated boss battles and more.
Sony this week released the Dualshock 4 Wave Blue Controller for the Playstation 4 to U.S. retail.
EA Inc. this week released Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare to the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is a multiplayer shooter that includes a four-player co-op mode survival mode and characters like Peashooter that can plant turrets.
Bandai Namco America Inc. this week released Tales of Xillia 2 for the Playstation 3 to U.S. retail.
The title is set a year after the events of Tales of Xillia and will include branching paths to alter the storyline.
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 23,868 units between Aug. 11 and Aug. 17 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.
By comparison, the hardware sold 19,553 units the week prior.
Meanwhile, the PSP sold 141 units to rank at No. 6 in the same period.
Sony this week said it will release Freedom Wars for the PS Vita Oct. 28.
The action RPG features four-player local co-op and eight player online multiplayer functionality to fight civilian Abductors.
The final game includes character customization and custom weapon loadouts.
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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 137 units between Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.
By comparison, the hardware sold 151 units the week prior.
Microsoft this week released the August System Update for the Xbox One.
The August Update includes the option to Like, Share and Comment on the Activity Feed, Mobile Purchase to use Xbox One SmartGlass and the web to purchase games and add-ons and have them download to the console, Blu-ray 3D functionality, Low Battery Notification, and Expanded Friends Area at Home screen.
Microsoft this week said MTV is now available in the Xbox Live division of the Xbox One.
The entertainment channel includes recent full episodes from select series, sneak peeks, and bonus clips.
In addition, users can read new pop culture news, fashion news, and movie news.
Ubisoft Inc. this week released the Open World Trailer for Far Cry 4.
The trailer features developer commentary regarding open world gameplay, including stealth or action options.
Telltale Games this week released The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 5 – No Going Back.
The title will be sold for the PS3 and PS Vita via the Playstation Network, and for the PC / Mac via Steam Aug.26. It will be sold for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Aug. 27.
It will sell at $4.99.
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 17,717 units between Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 to rank at No. 3 in overall sales.
It sold 11,266 units the week prior.
Nintendo this week deployed Wii U Software Update 5.1.2 to hardware owners.
The update features offers improved system stability and usability.
Nintendo this week said Capcom Co.’s Mega Man 6 and Konami Corp.’s Life Force is now available in the Wii U Virtual Console division.
Mega Man 6 is a NES action platform title that includes Mr. X and a battle against 16 robots.
It sells at $4.99.
Life Force is NES shooter that includes two-player co-op in six horizontal and vertical stages.
It sells at $4.99.
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 50,024 units between Aug. 11 and Aug. 17 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 41,911 units the week prior.
It ranked six titles in the top 10, including Yo-Kai Watch at No. 1, Yoshi’s New Island at No. 3, and Dragon Ball Heroes 2: Ultimate Mission at No. 2, Senran Kagura 2 at No. 5.
Nintendo this week said it will release Pokemon Art Academy to the Nintendo 3DS Oct. 24.
Pokemon Art Academy is a Pokemon-themed version of the Art Academy series that includes 40 unique lessons to learn how to paint and sketch.
The franchise includes step-by-step guides that teach painting and drawing techniques.
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