Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 22 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 68,041 units between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 15,971 units the week prior.

The PS3 sold 7,803 units to rank at No. 5 in the same period.

Grand Theft Auto V ranked as the No. 3 software for the week, selling 81,659 units at launch.

Sony this week previewed new Chalice Dungeons found in Bloodborne for the Playstation 4.

Chalice Dungeons allow users to venture in underground ruins located beneath the main city by using holy chalices.

The dungeons are filled with traps, creatures and treasures. In addition, users can upload dungeons for other users to try.

Bloodborne, to be sold Mar. 24, is a medieval action title developed by From Software and SCE Japan Studio.

NIS America Inc. this week said it will release Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance to the Playstation 4 in fall 2015.

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will feature a brand new cast of characters in which users lead Killia and his army of rebels against the overlord Dark Void.

The final game will include turn-based strategy and trademark franchise gameplay.

Rockstar Games’ this week released the Heists Trailer for Grand Theft Online.

The trailer features the Heists mode, a four-player co-op component that allows users to plan, prepare, and execute multi-tiered heists across Los Santos and Blaine County.

Grand Theft Auto Online is a persistent online world for up to 16 players in which users can complete missions alone with friends and compete in traditional game modes.

Aksys Games this week released Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- to the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is a 2D fighting title that will include enhanced fighting mechanics, an expanded Roman Cancel, and new characters.

Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week said it will release Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 in 2015.

Developed by CyberConnect2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 will feature offline and online one-on-one multiplayer modes.

The final game is in development exclusively for next-generation hardware for enhanced graphics fidelity.

Sales for the Playstation Vita ranked as the No. 3 video game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 25,013 units between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.

By comparison, the hardware sold 23,341 units the week prior.

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 724 units between Dec. 8 to Dec. 14 rank No. 6 in overall sales.

It sold 790 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week released the Multiplayer Beta Trailer for Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.

The trailer features a preview of new maps, modes, weapons, and Spartan Abilities featured in 4-vs.-4 multiplayer.

Halo 5: Guardians is the next installment of the franchise to include Master Chief.

It is said to be larger than Halo 4, run at a 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity, and feature dedicated servers.

Microsoft this week released the Storm Island Expansion to Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One to the Xbox Live division.

The Storm Island Expansion includes the new Storm Island location, 90 new events, new items, brand new Car Meet, new Bucket List challenges, new speed trap and speed zone Leaderboards, additional Rivals events, new online content and new vehicles.

Microsoft this week said the Multiplayer Beta for Evolve will be exclusive to the Xbox One.

The Multiplayer Beta, to launch Jan. 15, will be available to any Xbox Live Gold member at no cost.

Evolve, to be sold Feb. 10, is a four-vs.-one multiplayer first-person shooter in which four users hunt one monster.

Mojang AB this week said it will release Minecraft: Story Mode A Telltale Game Series in 2015.

The title is a narrative-driven story title developed by Telltale Games.

It will be released episodically and include an original story driven by player choice.

The final game is said to mix new characters in an original Minecraft experience.

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 27,334 units between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 to rank at No. 3 in overall sales.

It sold 22,469 units the week prior.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U ranked as the No. 4 best-selling software for the week. It has sold 306,533 units in the region to date.

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U this week ranked in the top three best-selling software download titles at the Nintendo eShop division.

This week, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ranked as the No. 3 best-selling software download across all platforms.

Nintendo this week said it will release Duck Hunt to the Wii U Virtual Console division Dec. 25.

The NES classic will be compatible with the Wii Remote controller to shoot ducks and clay targets with a hunting dog.

Nintendo Co. this month released amiibo NFC figure Wave 2 products to U.S. retail.

Wave 2 characters include Luigi, Zelda, Little Mac, Captain Falco, Pit, and Diddy Kong.

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 157,103 units between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 145,420 units the week prior.

Yo-Kai Watch 2 ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 1.24 million copies at launch. Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire ranked as the No. 2 software for the week. The titles have sold 1.95 million units in the region to date.

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