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 14,485 units between July 20 to July 26 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 13,808 units the week prior.
Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi ranked as the No. 3 software for the week selling 35,161 units at launch.
Sony this week said sales of the Playstation 4 have reached 23.5 million units in global markets in first quarter 2015 figures.
The Game and Network Services division, which includes the Playstation business, held an operating income of $160 million, an increase from $121 million the year prior.
The company cited cost-reductions to the PS4 hardware, and an increase in PS4 software and peripheral sales.
Sony this week began pre-order sales for the Playstation 4 500GB Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle.
The bundle, to be sold Sept. 15, will include the custom Destiny PS4 500GB SKU, Destiny: The Taken King physical copy, and upgrade to the Digital Collector’s Edition at $399.99.
Sony this week released new titles to Playstation Plus members for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PS Vita in the month of Aug.
New titles include Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Limbo (PS4), Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, PS Vita), Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (PS4, PS3, PS Vita), God of War Ascension (PS3), CastleStorm (PS3, PS Vita), Rain (PS3), Geometry Wars 3 (PS Vita).
Atlus USA Inc. this week said it will release Odin Sphere Leifthrasir to the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PS Vita in 2016.
The 2D action RPG will include HD graphics, expanded worlds, new monsters, voiced story scenes, and fine-tuned combat.
The final game will be sold at physical and digital retail.
Atlus Inc. this week released Lost Dimension for the Playstation 3 and the PS Vita.
Lost Dimension is a turn-based tactical RPG in which users command a squad of physic warriors in the battlefield.
The final game requires users to improve squad relations, read minds and identify randomly generated traitors in the squad to complete the mission.
Capcom Co. this week said it will postpone the Beta for Street Fighter V for the Playstation 4 due to severe online issues.
The company said after three days of testing the program faced severe issues and that it would take game servers offline for maintenance.
The online beta program, from July 23 to July 28, was to be used to collect feedback from PS4 online users.
In the beta, users will select a fighter then be placed in training mode while an opponent is found. When an opponent is found users will head to the vs. screen and begin their match.
Sega Corp. this week said it will release Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita Oct. 6.
Developed by Ecole and French Bread, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a 2D crossover fighting game that features popular characters from novels published under the Dengeki Bunko brand.
The final game is said to include highly balanced characters and a Climax Meter to execute moves and recreate scenes from original novels.
In addition, select fan-favorite Sega characters will be included.
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 211 units between July 20 and July 26 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 242 units the week prior.
Microsoft this week previewed Xbox Live Games with Gold for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 in Aug.
In Aug., the Xbox One will offer Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes from Aug. 1st to 31st and How to Survive Storm Warning Edition Aug. 16th to Sept. 15th.
The Xbox 360 will offer Metro 2033 Aug. 1st to the 15th and Metro Last Night July 16th to the 31st.
Microsoft this month previewed Ford vehicles to be included in Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One.
Vehicles include the 1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo, 1969 Ford Boss 302, 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra, 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution, 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R, and 1956 Ford F-100.
British Touring Vehicles include the 2014 Audi #67 Rotek Racing S3 Saloon and the 2014 Toyota #80 Speedworks Motorsport Avensis.
Forza Motorsport 6 will include 1080p, 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity with new wet weather, 3D puddles, and night racing options.
Ubisoft Inc. this week said it will release Zombi Aug. 18.
Released to Nintendo Co.’s Wii U in 2012, Zombi is a first-person survival horror title in which users try to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Trademark features include the bug-out bag which forces the player to sift through inventory in real-time amid nearby threats, and Permadeath to lose their character permanently after death and retrieve items from their former infected self.
The title will be sold as a digital download.
Microsoft this month released the pre-order trailer for Rare Replay for the Xbox One.
The trailer features an animation of characters found the in the compilation title.
Rare Replay, available to pre-order for the Xbox One from Xbox.com or the Xbox Dashboard, will include 30 hits developed by Rare for $30.
Titles include Perfect Dark, Battletoads, Viva Pinata, Killer Instinct Gold Edition, and more.
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 11,257 units between July 20 and July 26 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.
It sold 11,028 units the week prior.
Splatoon ranked as the No. 4 software for the week selling 24,289 units for the week.
Square Enix Holdings Co. this week said it will release Dragon Quest XI to the Playstation 4, Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo NX console.
The PS4 and NX SKUs will utilize the Unreal Engine 4 and include a traditional single-player RPG game.
The 3DS SKU, in development in partnership with Toy Logic, will include 3D graphics on the top screen and retro sprite-based graphics simultaneously on the touch screen.
Finally, the company said it will release Dragon Quest X, the online MMO, to Nintendo NX.
Nintendo this week recorded a profit in the first quarter due to strong sales of Splatoon and amiibo figures.
The company this week reported net income of $67.2 million between Apr. to June.
The Wii U console sold 470,000 units in Q1. Software sales held at 4.55 million. Total Wii U sales have reached 10 million units in global markets.
The Nintendo 3DS sold 1.01 million units in the same period. 3DS software sales held at 7.92 million in the quarter.
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 28,287 units between July 20 and July 26 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 26,971 units the week prior.
Yo-Kai Watch Busters ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 95,369 units for the week.
Nintendo this week said Splatoon for the Wii U has sold 1.62 million units at global retail.
In addition, Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U has sold 3.83 million units at global retail.
Nintendo this month said it will shut down the Nintendo TVii component for the Wii U console Aug. 11.
The service offered television guide functionality through cable, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. In addition, it offered social interaction with Miiverse, Twitter, and Facebook.
Nintendo this week released a major update to the Miiverse component of the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
The update includes brand new features to the social service, including the Screen Shot Album to save and organize screen shots, Play Journal to record game experiences in journal entries, and a new look that categories Play Journal Entries, Drawings and Discussions.
Miiverse is accessible on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and web browsers.
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