Sony Corp. this week said the Playstation 4 ranked as the top-selling video game hardware at Aug. U.S. retail.

The hardware has held the No. 1 sales rank in the U.S. for eight consecutive months.

In addition, The Last of Remastered was the No. 1 best-selling first-party title in Aug.

Sony this week released the Playstation 4 500GB Glacier White Destiny Bundle.

The bundle includes a new PS4 500GB White SKU, White Dualshock 4 Controller and a copy of Destiny at $449.99.

EA Inc.’s Madden NFL 15 for the Playstation 4 ranked in the top five sales in the Playstation Network division in Aug.

For the month of Aug., the Madden NFL 15 PS4 SKU ranked as the No. 4 best-selling PS4 game title at the Playstation Store.

Sony this week said it will offer free DLC for DriveClub for the Playstation 4 at launch.

The title will offer nine free cars and 11 new tracks to download at launch. In addition, it will release new free content each subsequent month post launch.

Rockstar Games this week said it will sell the Grand Theft Auto V PS4 and Xbox One SKU Nov. 18 at U.S. retail.

The PC SKU will be sold Jan. 27, 2015.

The title will include updated graphics and sound, new weapons, vehicles, and activities, denser traffic, additional wildlife, new foliage system, enhanced damage and weather effects, and enhanced radio selections.

Online multiplayer will be increased to 30 users in the PS4 and Xbox One SKUs.

In addition, the title will include functionality to allow PS3 and Xbox 360 users to transfer online data and progress to the PS4 or Xbox One.

Sony this week released the Dualshock 4 Glacier White Controller for the Playstation 4 to U.S. retail.

The DualShock 4 controller includes a touch pad, share button, options button, built-in mono speaker, headphone jack, and light bar that can interact with a optional Playstation 4 Camera to track the controller.

Sony this week released the Limited Edition Gold Wireless Stereo Headset for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita and the PC to U.S. retail.

The PULSE Limited Edition Gold Wireless Stereo Headset features 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom sound profiles, hidden noise canceling microphone, rechargeable battery, portable folding design, travel pouch, and customizable faceplates.

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the top-selling title in the Playstation Network division for the month of Aug.

In Aug., Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition ranked as the No. 1 best-selling PS4 title at the Playstation Store.

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.


Microsoft Corp. this week said Xbox One sales nearly doubled in Aug. at U.S. retail amid strong demand for the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle.

The sales figure is based on a month-to-month comparison against Xbox One sales in July.

The company cited strong demand for the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle as a contributing factor to increased hardware sales.

Microsoft this week said it will sell the new Xbox 360 Call of Duty Holiday Value Bundle next week at $249 at U.S. retail.

The bundle will include the Xbox 360 500GB hardware, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and 1-Month Xbox Live Gold Access.

Capcom Co. this week said Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be sold in a weekly episodic format.

A total of four episodes will be sold at $5.99 each. In addition, users can purchase the Complete Season at $24.99 or a retail SKU at $39.99.

In Resident Evil Revelations 2 will veteran Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, the daughter of Barry Burton from Resident Evil, are abducted in an abandoned detention facility and face new Afflicted enemies. The title is said to feature limited ammo and supplies in traditional survival horror style.

It will be sold in early 2015.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment this week said it will release Batman: Arkham Knight June 2, 2015.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham Knight is the finale to the Arkham series. The title will feature trademark villains, including The Scarecrow, Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn.

The final game will introduce a driveable version of the Batmobile for the first time in the series.

Microsoft this week said it will release a Season Pass option for Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One.

The Season Pass will include two campaign add-ons, weapons pack game add-on, six character outfits, two amps, and two traps at $19.99.


Microsoft this week released the Launch Trailer for Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One.

The trailer includes key features from the final game, including open gameplay, 200 vehicles, and weather effects.

Bandai Namco Games Inc. this month said it will distribute Project Cars Nov. 18.

Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, Project Cars is crowd-funded racing title that includes driver customization, motorsport selection, multiplayer online functionality, dynamic weather system, and tuning and pit stop functionality.

Ubisoft Inc. this week said it will release Watch Dogs for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U Nov. 20 to U.S. retail.

The Wii U SKU will include an interactive map of Chicago via the Wii U GamePad and Off-TV Play functionality.

Nintendo this week said it will sell the Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS XL Sept. 19 at U.S. retail.

The Red and Blue hardware will feature a dozen characters including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu on the hardware cover.

It will sell at $199.99.

Nintendo this week said it will release the Persona Q Edition Nintendo 3DS XL to U.S. retail Nov. 25.

The hardware, which features a grimoire style and new character art will sell exclusively at GameStop Corp. stores at $199.99.

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