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 33,442 units between Nov. 2 to Nov. 8 to rank No. 1 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 22,104 units the week prior.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 143,817 units at launch.

Sony this week said it will release the Darth Vader Edition Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stores Nov. 17.

The Darth Vader Edition Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller features an all-new color scheme and is included in the PS4 500GB Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Bundle.

Sony this week released System Software Update v3.11 for the Playstation 4.

System Software Update v3.11 is said to offer improved system software stability during use of some features.

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 Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.

It sold 15,173 units the week prior.

God Eater: Resurrection ranked as the No. 4 software for the week. It previously ranked at No. 1.

NIS America Inc. this week said it will release Stranger of Sword City for the PS Vita in Mar. 2016.

The dungeon crawler role-playing title will include customizable team options and an Ambush System to decide how to much to risk to obtain the greatest loot.

The final game will include online leaderboards to compete with other players around the world.

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 825 units between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.

It sold 534 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week released the Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle to U.S. retail.

The Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle includes the Xbox One 1TB hardware, Fallout 4, and the Fallout 3 game download at $399.99.

Microsoft this week released the new Xbox One Experience OS update.

The new Home screen allows users to scroll vertically to view a list of most recent games, contextual items, messages and friends.

A left tap initiates the Guide, a quick access menu to Profile, Friends, Party, Messages, Notifications, Settings, and Snap.

The new Xbox One OS is said to integrate the speed of Windows 10 to boot game features up to 50 percent faster.

Additional new features include the new Community section, revamped OneGuide, and an optimized Store.

Microsoft this week launched the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility function for the Xbox One.

The backwards compatibility function allows Xbox One owners to utilize their Xbox 360 retail discs to download the software to their Xbox One and play natively with new Xbox One functionality.

A total of 104 titles will be available Nov. 12, including Fallout 3, Gears of War 3, Borderlands, Assassin’s Creed II, Just Cause 2, Mass Effect.

Microsoft this month previewed the Nov. Update for Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.

The update will include Big Team Battle in Arena matchmaking, brand new REQs, and a fix for the slow turn bug.

Big Team Battle maps include Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine and Recurve.

Square Enix Co Ltd. this week released Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel the Tomb Raider reboot released in 2014. It includes environmental puzzles and weapon customization options.

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 9,935 units between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.

It sold 9,127 units the week prior.

Super Mario Maker ranked as the No. 7 software for the week. It ranked No. 7 the week prior.

Nintendo this week released Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival to the Wii U.

The title is a board game that includes favorite Animal Crossing characters including Isabelle and Tom Nook.

Board games are based on the calendar including the four seasons and seasonal events.

The final game includes Happy Points that can be earned and saved amiibo and compatibility with new Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

Nintendo this week released the Green Yarn Yoshi amiibo for the Wii U to U.S. retail.

The amiibo will add another Yoshi to the game to assist the main player.

The Nintendo 3DS ranked as the No. 2 hardware in Japan in the latest sales data from the territory.

Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold 30,383 units between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 21,880 units the week prior.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes ranked as the No. 10
software for the week.

Atlus USA Inc. this week released Stella Glow for the Nintendo 3DS.

Stella Glow is a strategy RPG title that is said to include 40 to 60 hours of gameplay with sidequest content, New Game+ mode, and more than 50 battle maps.

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. this week released Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void to the PC.

Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void includes a single-player story, all new cooperative modes, and competitive multiplayer gameplay.

It is the conclusion to the Starcraft saga which began in 1998.

New modes include Archon Mode for two players to share control over a single base and units to compete against an enemy duo. In addition, Co-op Missions provide two-player objective-based missions, each with unique Commander abilities.

The final game includes new units and automated tournaments.

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