Sony Corp. this week said the Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Nov. U.S. retail sales.
The company said the PS4 ranked as the top-selling console in the U.S. in Nov. Black Friday sales ranked as the strongest in the history of the Playstation platform.
In addition, Playstation Store sales in Nov. were said to be the strongest ever for the division.
Sony this week said EA Inc.’s Star Wars Battlefront for the Playstation 4 ranked in the top three best-selling titles in the Playstation Network division.
For the month of Nov., Star Wars Battlefront ranked as the No. 3 best-selling PS4 title in the PSN division.
Sega Corp. this week released Yakuza 5 for the Playstation 3 to the Playstation Network.
Yakuza 5 features a new graphics engine and five new cities to take power in the underbelly of Japan’s gang world.
The final game includes more mini-games, enhanced customizations and interactions in hostess bars, and side stories separate from the main story.
Sony this week said Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III for the Playstation 4 ranked as the top-selling Playstation Network title in Nov.
For the month of Nov., Call of Duty: Black Ops III ranked as the No. 1 PS4 title in the PSN division.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week said it will release Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom for the Playstation 4.
Developed by Level-5, the role-playing title will feature an all-new cast and storyline.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, released in 2013, is a role-playing title in which a young boy who loses his mother traverses between the real world and the fantasy world when a doll passed on from his mother comes to life.
Sony this week said it will release New Hot Shots Golf for the Playstation 4.
The title is said to include new courses, free-roaming course functionality to explore each course, and online gameplay functionality.
SNK Playmore Corp. this week previewed King of Fighters XIV for the Playstation 4.
The next installment in the fighting franchise will include brand new 3D graphics and classic 2D gameplay in three vs. three team battles.
The title will feature 50 fighters and is the first chapter in a brand new KOF saga.
The final game will include an online vs. Party Battle Mode to allow six players to battle via the Playstation Network.
Microsoft Corp. this week said it will price cut the Xbox One to $299 in Dec. following a discount Black Friday weekend.
Through Dec. 26, customers can purchase the Xbox One starting at $299.
In addition, all Xbox One bundles will be price cut by $50.
Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One held in the top 10 best-selling software titles in Nov. at U.S. retail in data from NPD Group Inc.
The firm this month said Halo 5 ranked as the No. 8 software for the month of Oct. across all platforms.
Microsoft in Nov. said Halo 5: Guardians ranks as the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive title to date.
Microsoft this week previewed the Cartographer’s Gift REQ Pack for Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.
The Cartographer’s Gift REQ Pack is a free download that will include Forge, new Arena and Warzone maps, weapons, armor, and emblems from prior Halo titles and new additions.
It will be available next week.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week said it will release Dark Souls III Apr. 12, 2016.
The Day One Edition will include the software, Prima Starter Guide, Soundtrack, and O-Sleeve packaging at $59.99.
The Collector’s Edition will include the software, Prima Starter Guide, Sountrack, Art Book, Cloth Game Map, 10-inch Red Knight Statue and Collector’s Box at $129.99.
Developed by FromSoftware, the sequel will include large location in an interconnected world with trademark beasts, traps, secrets and high difficulty.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week said Call of Duty: Black Ops III ranked as the top-selling software title in Nov. at U.S. retail.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III ranked as the No. 1 software in Nov. In addition, it exceeded sales of the prior installment, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Square Enix Co Ltd. this week previewed new DLC for Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The Endurance Mode DLC, to be sold Dec. 29, is a survival test to craft and survive elements and enemies. It includes a new outfit and weapon.
The Cold Darkness Awakened DLC, to be sold in 2016, includes waves of new predators, new challenges, a new outfit, and a new weapon.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Sparrow Racing League for Destiny: The Taken King.
The Sparrow Racing League allows users to compete in races on Venus and Mars to earn all-new rewards.
Bethesda Game Studios this week said Fallout 4 ranked as the second best-selling software in Nov. at U.S. retail.
Fallout 4 sales held a 70 percent increase compared to Fallout: New Vegas and a nine percent increase compared to Fallout 3.
Nintendo Co. this week released the Mercedez-Benz Event Course to Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.
The Mercedes-Benz Jump ‘n’ Drive Event Course includes an unlockable Mercedes-Benz GLA costume and is available at no cost.
Super Mario Maker allows users to create custom Mario levels, including classic 8-bit Super Mario Bros. levels and New Super Mario Bros. U levels.
Nintendo this month said Mojang AB’s Minecraft: Wii U Edition will be sold Dec. 17 at the Nintendo eShop division.
The title will include multiple add-on content packs and off-TV gameplay. Content packs include Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Natural Texture Skin Pack, City Texture Pack, and the Fantasy Texture Pack.
In addition, users can purchase 16 additional add-on packs at launch.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition will sell at $29.99.
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