Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 26,738 units between Mar. 30 and Apr. 5 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 45,446 units the week prior.
The PS3 sold 5,743 units to rank at No. 5 in the same period.
Bloodborne ranked as the No. 5 software for the week selling 22,610 units for the week.
The PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle sold out this week at Amazon.com due post restock of the product due to high demand.
This week, the new bundle held a sold out status at Amazon’s Video Games division.
The bundle, to be sold June 23, will include a limited edition Steel Grey PS4 with custom Batman: Arkham Knight faceplate, custom Steel Grey PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller, and a copy of Batman: Arkham Knight at $449.99.
Sony said week released new titles for the Playstation Now streaming service in Apr.
New titles include Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Super Stardust HD, Hustle Kings, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., TT Games, and LEGO Group this week said it will release LEGO Dimensions.
LEGO Dimensions, to be sold Sept. 27, will merge properties including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, and Back to the Future.
The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad to allow users to transport LEGO figures and objects to the game, and three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.
CD Projekt RED this week said it will release two expansion packs for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Hearts of Stone, to be sold in Oct., is an all-new 10-hour adventure in which Geralt will try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass.
Blood & Wine, to be sold in 2016, is a 20-plus hour tale that will include an all-new in-game region of Toussaint.
Both expansions will be included in The Witcher Expansion Pass.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week released Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin includes Dark Souls II and the Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King DLC.
The PS4 and Xbox One SKUs include updated visuals, rebalanced gameplay, a higher maximum number of players for online play, new enemies, a brand new NPC, expanded lore, and new in-game events.
Sales for the PS 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 22,256 units between Mar. 30 and Apr. 5 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.
It sold 27,032 units the week prior.
3rd Super Robot Wars Z ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software for the week selling 139,298.
Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One hardware ranked at No. 6 in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox One sold 902 units between Mar. 30 and Apr. 5 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 250 units the week prior.
The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.
Microsoft this week released the Apr. System Update for the Xbox One.
The Apr. Update includes Voice Messages, Dedicated servers for party chat, and What’s On to highlight popular content.
Microsoft this month said Quantum Break for the Xbox One will be sold in 2016.
It was previously scheduled to be sold in 2015.
The company cited a strong year-end lineup, which includes Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport, for the delay.
Microsoft this week said it will release an over-the-air HDTV Tuner for the Xbox One console.
The company will partner with Hauppauge to release an over-the-air TV tuner for the Xbox One, which will allow owners to view local network broadcast channels.
The tuner will retail at $59.99.
Xbox One preview program members can purchase the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q to preview the function.
Microsoft this week released Star Wars The Digital Movie Collection to Xbox Video.
Xbox is the digital distribution launch partner to release all six films in Digital HD.
Microsoft this week released the Furious 7 Car Pack DLC for Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious for the Xbox One.
The Furious 7 Car Pack includes the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, 1970 Plymouth Cuda, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2014 Maserati Ghibli S, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 2015 Dodge Charger R/T, 2015 Dodge Challenger, and the 1998 Toyota Supra.
Star Wars will be sold as a complete digital movie collection and individually at Xbox Video.
Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware ranked fourth in Japan in the latest sales data for the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 7,486 units between Mar. 30 and Apr. 5 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.
It sold 6,698 units the week prior.
Mario Party 10 ranked as the No. 12 best-selling software for the week selling 14,410 units for the week.
Nintendo this month released the New Maps Trailer for Splatoon for Wii U.
The trailer features multiplayer maps in the final game including Walleye Warehouse and Saltspray Rig.
Splatoon, to be sold May 29, is a multiplayer competitive action game in which users take a squad of squids to spray ink to cover territory.
Super Mario 64 for the Wii U Virtual Console ranked as the top-selling digital download title at the Nintendo eShop this week.
Super Mario 64 ranked as the No. 1 download title across all platforms at the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo in Apr. released Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS titles to the Virtual Console division of the Wii U.
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 34,574 units between Mar. 30 and Apr. 5 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 31,229 units the week prior.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D ranked as the No. 3 best-selling software for the week selling 56,932 units at launch.
Nintendo this week released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the new Nintendo 3DS XL to U.S. retail.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an updated version of the original release for Wii.
The 3DS SKU includes new StreetPass functionality to earn in-game tokens and unlock music and character models.
Nintendo this week said it will release Yo-kai Watch for the Nintendo 3DS to U.S. retail.
Yo-kai Watch is a role-playing title in which a boy receives a special watch that allows him to summon and fight other Yo-kai.
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