Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 3 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 14,482 units between June 22 to June 28 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 13,850 units the week prior.
The Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward PS4 SKU sold 38,758 units to rank at No. 5 best-selling software at launch.
Sony this week released the Extended E3 Gameplay Trailer in HD for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the Playstation 4.
The trailer features Nathan Drake and Sully a lively village followed by a subsequent shootout and vehicle chase.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week released J-Stars Victory Vs+ for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 to U.S. retail.
J-Stars Victory Vs+ is a 2 vs. 2 team fighting title that includes manga/anime characters from the Shonen JUMP and V JUMP magazine in Japan.
The final game includes Jump World with four different scenarios and a new Arcade Mode.
Sony this week released new titles to Playstation Plus members for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PS Vita in the month of July.
New titles include Rocket League (PS4), Styx: Master of Shadows (PS4), MouseCraft (PS4, PS3, PS Vita), Entwined (PS4, PS3, PS Vita), Rain (PS3), Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita).
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week said it will release the Tales of Zestiria Collector’s Edition for the Playstation 4.
The Tales of Zestiria Collector’s Edition includes the Tales of Zestiria software, serialized premium box package, SteelBook case, Chibi Kyun Chara figure set, DLC Pack, hardcover art book, pixel-styled character keychains, and Dawn of Shepard OVA anime Blu-ray disc at $129.99.
Tales of Zestiria is an action RPG that will include the Fusion Battle System to fuse two characters in battle and large field exploration.
Sales for the PS Vita ranked as the No. 4 video game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 23,954 units between June 22 and June 28 to rank as the No. 2 hardware for the week.
It sold 12,288 units the week prior.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software for the week selling 94,036 units at launch.
Koei Tecmo Holdings Co. Ltd. this week released Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 for the PS Vita to the Playstation Network division.
Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is a hack-and-slash action title that includes new scenarios, systems, and more than 50 characters from Samurai Warriors 4.
NIS America Inc. this week released Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation for the Playstation Vita in physical and digital retail in the U.S.
The title is a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory for the Playstation 3 and includes more story, more scenarios, and Japanese audio DLC.
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 243 units between June 22 and June 28 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 201 units the week prior.
Microsoft this month said the Xbox Live Games with Gold program will offer four games per month for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360.
Beginning in July, Xbox Live Gold members will a new game title on the 1st and 16th of each month, both available to download for one month.
Xbox 360 game titles will be available to download from the 1st to the 15th and from the 16th to the end of the month.
In July, the Xbox One will offer Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from July 1st to 31st and So Many Me from July 16th to Aug. 15th.
The Xbox 360 will offer Plants vs. Zombies July 1st to the 15th and Gears of War 3 July 16th to the 31st.
Microsoft this week previewed new features for the Xbox on Windows 10 app.
New features include My Games to add and launch Windows games; Game hubs to launch a local game from its game hub, view details about the game from the Windows Store and find and follow People to Watch for a game; Share Activity Feed and Showcase to friends; Sign in to Xbox on Windows 10 and create a new Xbox account.
Microsoft this week previewed the Warzone multiplayer component in Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.
Warzone is a brand new multiplayer mode that will combine player vs. player and player vs. AI into one 24-player match.
In the mode, the first team score 1000 points or destroy the enemy team’s core wins. Each team initially battles AI-controlled enemies and subsequently encounter a rival 12-person team to battle in addition to AI opponents.
Players must capture all three bases to expose the enemy’s core and attack it.
The REQ System will award REQ Points after each multiplayer match which can be redeemed for REQ Packs that include bundles of new weapons, vehicles, armor, skins and more.
Yacht Club Games this week said Shovel Knight will be released to U.S. retail Oct. 13.
The physical retail title will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
The retail SKU will include Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, Battle Mode, and more than 50 challenge levels.
Microsoft this week previewed new FIA Formula E Cars to be included in Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One.
FIA Formula E Cars include the 2015 Formula E #55 Amlin Aguri Spark SRT_01E, 2015 Formula E #11 ABT FE 0, 2015 Formula E #10 Trulli Spark SRT_01E, 2015 Formula E #99 NEXTEV TCR FE01, 2015 Formula E #27 Andretti Formula E Spark SRT_01E, 2015 Formula E #23 Venturi, 2015 Formula E #21 Mahindra M2Electro, 2015 Formula E #9 e.dams-Renault Spark SRT_01E, 2015 Formula E #6 Dragon Racing Spark SRT_01E, 2015 Formula E #2 Virgin Racing VIR 01E.
CD Projekt RED this week released the Where the Cat and Wolf Play DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The DLC is a new quest that is available at no cost.
Capcom Co. this month said it will email Beta redemption keys to customers who pre-order Street Fighter V for the Playstation 4 and the PC July 20 at U.S. retail.
Customers who pre-order the digital title via the Playstation Network will not require a code but will need to download the Street Fighter V Beta client beginning July 20.
The online beta program will be used to collect feedback from online users.
Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U hardware ranked first in Japan in the latest sales data for the region.
Media Create Co. this month reported that the Wii U sold 13,166 units between June 22 and June 28 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.
It sold 14,616 units the week prior.
Splatoon ranked as the No. 6 software for the week selling 37,458 units for the week.
The successor to the Wii U code-named NX may launch in 2016 according to a new report.
DigiTimes this week reported Nintendo will begin pilot production of the NX console in Oct. The console is said to be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics.
Orders are said to be finalized by Feb. or Mar. 2016 with production to begin in May or June 2016. The publication claims a launch pegged for July 2016 and shipment of 20 million units the first year of sale.
Nintendo this month released the E3 2015 Trailer in 60 frames-per-second for Star Fox Zero for the Wii U at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The video features the E3 2015 Trailer in 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity in 720p or 1080p resolution.
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 32,355 units between June 22 and June 28 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 24,064 units the week prior.
Fire Emblem Fates ranked as the No. software for the week selling 260,675 units at launch.
Nintendo this week released The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Wii U Virtual Console to the Nintendo eShop division.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released to the Nintendo 64 in 1998.
Key entry components include the option to travel in time and ride a horse called Epona to travel faster in Hyrule.
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