Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 2 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 48,802 units between July 13 to July 19 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 15,779 units the week prior.

Batman: Arkham Knight ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software for the week.

Sony this week said it will release System Software Update v2.57 for the Playstation 4.

System Software Update v2.57 is said to improve system software stability of some features.

Sony this week released the download size for Konami Corp.’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and the Playstation 3.

The PS4 SKU will hold a 25.1GB file size and the PS3 SKU will hold 11.7GB file size.

Developed by Kojima Productions, the latest entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise is a prequel that will focus on Big Boss.

Sony this week released Journey to the Playstation 4.

The title includes Cross Buy functionality. Playstation 3 owners can download the PS4 SKU at no cost.

Devolver Digital this week said Hatoful Boyfriend for the Playstation 4 and PS Vita.

Hatoful Boyfriend is an interactive digital novel that includes a human teenage girl attends St. PigeoNation, a high school attended by birds.

Grip Games this week released Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut to the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.

The title is a first-person puzzle game that allows users to manipulate their environment to build bridges, shift walls, and open new paths.

Square Enix Co Ltd. this week said it will release Rise of the Tomb Raider to the Playstation 4 and the PC in 2016.

The PC SKU will be sold in early 2016 and the PS4 SKU will be sold holiday 2016.

The title will include environmental puzzles, perilous environments, and gear, weapon and ammo customization.

Capcom Co. this month said it will offer earnable DLC in Street Fighter V for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and the PC post launch.

Players can earn DLC including post-launch characters by accumulating Fight Money earned through gameplay. The currency can be used to purchase new DLC.

In addition, users can purchase Zenny with real money to gain immediate access to DLC. The title will offer free balance updates.

Finally, Necalli utilizes a wild, animalistic fight style for savage, close-range attacks. His V-Skill attack is Culiminated Power to create an explosion from the ground and his V-Trigger is the Torrent of Power to channel energy into a powered-up state.

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 13,808 units between July 13 and July 19 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.

It sold 14,245 units the week prior.

Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 9 software for the week.

Sony this week said Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil Revelations 2 for the PS Vita will be released Aug. 18.

The PS Vita SKU will include all four episodes, two bonus episodes and Raid Mode with 15 playable characters including HUNK and Wesker. Raid Mode online co-op will be available at launch and Ad-Hoc mode scheduled to be added in a post launch update.

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 242 units between July 13 and July 19 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.

It sold 149 units the week prior.

The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.

Microsoft this week said the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles sold 1.4 million units combined in Q4.

Xbox console sales increased 30 percent, with platform revenue up 10 percent from the year prior.

The Computing and Gaming Hardware unit, which includes the Xbox business, held nearly $2 billion in revenue in the quarter.

Microsoft Corp. this week said it will sell the Xbox One 1TB Madden NFL 16 Bundle Aug. 18.

The bundle will include the Xbox One 1TB hardware, Madden NFL 16 download code, and EA Access 1-Year Subscription at $399.00.

Microsoft this week said it will include Lime Rock Park in Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One.

Lime Rock Park includes 1.5 miles of racing surface in New England.

Sega Corp. this week released Tembo The Badass Elephant.

Tembo The Badass Elephant is a 2D side-scrolling action title developed by Game Freak.

The title features 17 levels to smash, punch, jump and swing to protect Shell City from the forces of PHANTOM.

Microsoft this month detailed Xbox One functionality with Windows 10.

Windows 10 owners can stream gaming from their Xbox One to their PC or tablet with the latest Xbox One app.

In addition, the Windows 10 Xbox One app offers new social features including Party Chat, Share with Friends, and Xbox Avatars.

Konami Corp. this week said the Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 SKU for the Xbox One will include 1080p high-definition graphics fidelity.

The new entry will utilize the Fox Engine upgraded graphics including rain splash, nighttime lightning, and dynamic weather.

Microsoft this week released the Cinematic Trailer for Gears of War Ultimate Edition for the Xbox One.

The trailer features the opening cinematic from the remastered title.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition will include Gears of War and Gears of War 2 with updated 60 frames-per-second graphics and high-definition functionality.

Microsoft this week said customers can order Rare Replay for the Xbox One from Xbox.com or the Xbox Dashboard.

The compilation title will include 30 hits developed by Rare for $30.

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 11,028 units between July 13 and July 19 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.

It sold 10,780 units the week prior.

Yoshi’s Woolly World ranked as the No. 3 software for the week selling 31,158 units for the week.

Nintendo this week said it will release Devil’s Third to the Wii U in Q4.

Developed by Valhalla Game Studios Co. Ltd., Devil’s Third is a third-person action shooter with swordplay and melee combat from Tomonobu Itagaki.

The Wii U version will include a single-player story mode and full multiplayer mode.

Nintendo this week released new weapons to Splatoon for the Wii U.

New weapons include the E-liter 3K Scope to snipe targets and the Neo Splash-o-matic with sub and special weapons.

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 26,971 units between July 13 and July 19 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 28,703 units the week prior.

Yo-Kai Watch Busters ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 220,998 units for the week.

Atlus Inc. this month released the demo for Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight for the Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo eShop.

The demo includes the starting floor of the Story Mode.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, to be sold Aug. 4, includes Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Laggard with new dungeon layouts, new graphics, and system improvements from Etrian Odyssey Untold.

Nintendo this week released 3D Streets of Rage 2 to the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

The side-scrolling brawler is remastered in 3D and includes trademark attacks and weapons to bash through gangs and defeat Mr. X.

It sells at $5.99.

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