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 8,942 units between Oct. 20 and Oct. 26 to rank No. 4 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 8,046 units at launch the week prior.

The PS3 sold 5,138 units to rank at No. 5 in the same period.

The Evil Within PS3 SKU ranked at No. 3 for the week selling 59,388 copies. The PS4 SKU ranked at No. 4 selling 59,204 units for the week.

Sony this week released the System Software Update v2.0 for the Playstation 4.

New features include YouTube support to upload captured videos to the service, USB Music Player to play music from a USB flash drive, Theme color change options, an improved Content Area, and enhanced voice commands.

In addition, the update includes Share Play to allow two Playstation Plus members to share the screen with a friend, pass the controller to each other online, or have a friend join in as player two in a co-op title without the requirement to own the game.

Sony this week said it sold 3.3 million Playstation 4 hardware units in the second quarter.

The PS4 has sold 13.5 million units to date in global territories.

The PS Vita, PSP, and Playstation TV sold 700,000 units in the same period.

The Games and Network Services division held a profit of $196.5 million in the quarter.

The company posted a loss of $1.2 billion due to weakness in the mobile division.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week said it will release The Dark Below DLC Dec. 9.

The Dark Below is the first expansion to the title and includes new story quests and missions, new co-op activities, three multiplayer Crucible arenas, and new weapons, armor, and gear.

In addition, light level cap is increased to 32 from 30 and Bounty slots increase to 10 from five.

Playstation owners will receive the exclusive Strike mission that takes place in The Black Garden.

Sony this week said DriveClub PS Plus Edition for the Playstation 4 has been postponed until further notice.

Shuhei Yoshida, President of World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment this week said due to the added server load the PS Plus Edition would bring, it cannot guarantee the best online experience and will subsequently postpone its release.

The full game was released Oct. 7 and has held intermittent server issues post launch.

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 13,025 units between Oct. 20 and Oct. 26 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.

By comparison, the hardware sold 9,391 units the week prior.

The PS Vita ranked two titles in the top 10, including Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball at No. 5 and Super Hero Generation at No. 9.

Meanwhile, the PSP sold 76 units to rank at No. 8 in the same period.

Sony this week released System Software Update v3.35 to the PS Vita.

PS Vita System Software v3.35 includes four-player Remote Play support to Playstation TV and the Live from Playstation application to view live gameplay streams from PS4 hardware.

Sony this week released Freedom Wars for the PS Vita.

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.

Sega this week said DLC product for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd for the Playstation 3 and the PS Vita will be sold beginning Dec. 9.

DLC will include UI Skins at $0.99 each, Costume Modules at $1.99 each, and Rhythm Game Songs at $2.99 each.

In addition, owners can purchase the Song Club, which includes all post-launch Rhythm Game Songs, at $29.99, and the Costume Club for all post-launch Costume Modules at $69.99.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One hardware ranked as the No. 6 hardware at launch in Japan.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox One sold 613 units between Oct. 20 to Oct. 26 rank No. 6 in overall sales.

It sold 728 units the week prior.

The Evil Within Xbox One SKU ranked at No. 13 selling 3,233 units for the week.

Sega Corp. this week released the Corporate Lockdown DLC Alien: Isolation.

Corporate Lockdown includes three new challenge maps in Survivor Mode – Severance, Scorched Earth, and Loose Ends. It features Seegson Executive Ransome in an escape from Sevastapol to the Torrens.

It sells at $7.99.

U.S. retailers this week price cut the Xbox One by $50 at U.S. retail in advance of a scheduled holiday promotion.

This week, Amazon.com Inc. and Best Buy Co. Inc. price cut all Xbox One hardware and bundles by $50.

The Xbox One standard edition without Kinect now sells at $349.00.

In addition, the Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle sells at $349.00, Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle is $399.00, and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle sells at $349.00.

Microsoft this week released Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One to U.S. retail.

Developed by Insomniac Games, the title is a co-op action title that will allow users to utilize various weapons to battle a range of alien enemies.

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 4,273 units between Oct. 20 and Oct. 26 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.

It sold 5,293 units the week prior.

Mario Kart 8 ranked as the No. 14 best-selling software for the week.

Nintendo this week released the Excitebike Arena Trailer Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U.

The trailer previews the Excitebike Arena track included in The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack.

The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, to be sold in Nov., will include Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, 4 Vehicles, and 8 Courses at $7.99.

Nintendo Co. this week said previewed the 8-player Smash Mode in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U to Punch Jump in a pre-release preview.

In addition, amiibo functionality was solid in a pre-release preview.

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 96,590 units between Oct. 20 and Oct. 26 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 113,238 units the week prior.

Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ranked as No. 1 software and Super Smash Bros. ranked at No. 7 for the week.

Nintendo this week recorded a net profit in the second quarter amid stronger sales of the Wii U console.

Between July and Sept., the company reported a net profit of $224 million compared to a $74 million loss one year prior.

The Wii U sold 610,000 units in the period, more than double the 300,000 units sold one year earlier.

The console has sold 7.29 million units to date worldwide.

The company plans to sell 3.6 million Wii U consoles this fiscal year.

Nintendo 3DS sales fell in the quarter to 1.27 million units from 2.49 million units the year prior.

The company plans to sell 12 million Nintendo 3DS handhelds this fiscal year.

Nintendo this week said it will sell the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack for the Nintendo 3DS Nov. 21 at U.S. retail.

The Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack will include both titles at $79.99.

Sega this week said it will release Valkyria Chronicles to the PC digital download Nov. 11.

The strategy RPG title, previously released to Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, will include all prior DLC – the Hard EX Mode, Edy’s Mission, Selveria’s Mission, and the Challenge of the Edy Detachment.

Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent based in 1930s Europe. It follows soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon who are aided by Valkyria, an ancient race with special powers, who help turn the tide in the war against the Empire.

It will sell at $19.99.

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