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 26,502 units between Feb. 22 to Feb. 28 to rank No. 1 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 29,363 units the week prior.
Street Fighter V ranked as the No. 10 software for the week selling 11,206 for the week.
Sony this week said it will release Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the Playstation 4 May 10, 2016.
It was previously scheduled to be sold Apr. 26, 2016.
The developer Naughty Dog cited additional development time for the title.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End includes Nathan Drake and Sully in a treasure hunt around the globe.
Sony this week released the Multiplayer Stress Test Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the Playstation 4.
The Multiplayer Stress Test, between Mar. 4 and Mar. 6, is available to all users. The client can be pre-loaded at the Playstation Store.
Sony this week released free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division for Mar. 2016.
PS Plus titles include Broforce (PS4), Galak-Z (PS4), Super Stardust HD (PS3), The Last Guy (PS3), Flame Over (PS Vita), Reality Fighters (PS Vita).
Sony this week previewed System Software Update 3.50 for the Playstation 4.
System Software Update 3.50 includes Friend Online Notification, Appear Offline, User Scheduled Event to scheduled a future gameplay session and Play Together to allow all members of a Party to see which game each friend is playing and join the game.
In addition, the update will add Remote Play to the PC and Mac, and Dailymotion livestream functionality.
Sony this week released Heavy Rain to the Playstation 4.
The title, previously released to the Playstation 3, is the story of father desperate to find his missing son.
The digital release includes improved graphics fidelity including increased resolution, shadow mapping, improved reflections, and improved lighting.
It sells at $29.99.
Sony this week said Disney and ESPN Media Networks are now available for the Playstation Vue, a cloud-based TV service for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.
ESPN, ABC-owned local stations, Disney Channel, ABC Family, and more is now available on-demand.
Playstation Vue includes around 75 channels per market from national programmers and local broadcast station.
The service features on-demand TV, the option to save shows to the cloud, and Search and Explore functions to narrow program results.
NIS America Inc. this week released The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition for the Playstation 4 to U.S. retail.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is an action RPG in which users control the Hundred Knight in weapon and magic-based battles.
The Revival Edition includes the option to control Metallia and The Tower of Illusion to gain extra loot.
The final game includes remastered graphics.
Sales for the PS Vita ranked as the No. 1 video game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this month said the PS Vita sold 17,368 units between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.
It sold 22,191 units the week prior.
Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 14 software selling 8,251 units for the week.
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 60 units between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 162 units the week prior.
Microsoft this week released Xbox Live Games with Gold for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 for Mar. 2016.
In Mar., the Xbox One offers Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment from Mar. 1st to the 31st and Lords of the Fallen from Mar. 16th to Apr. 15th.
The Xbox 360 offers Supreme Commander 2 Mar. 1st to the 15th and Borderlands Mar. 16th to the 31st.
Microsoft this week said the next Xbox One update will include the option to purchase backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles.
The function will allow users to download backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One.
Current backwards compatibility functionality allows Xbox One owners to utilize their Xbox 360 retail discs to download the software to their Xbox One and play natively on the hardware.
Microsoft this week released the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series for Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series allows all users to compete in Rivals time trial events and ranked multiplayer Leagues using the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo.
Microsoft this week said the next Forza Motorsport title for the Xbox One will feature the Lamborghini Centenario as the title cover car.
The vehicle will be drivable in the next Forza title, which will be previwed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
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 5,392 units between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.
It sold 3,902 units the week prior.
Splatoon ranked as the No. 13 best-selling software for the week.
Nintendo this week released The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a remastered remake of the title previously released for the Wii and GameCube in 2006.
The Wolf Link amiibo, included in the retail SKU, will unlock the Cave of Shadows, a new bonus dungeon. When the dungeon is completed, users can save their hearts to the amiibo and use their hearts in the Cave of Shadows to replenish life energy.
Nintendo this week said Star Fox Zero for the Wii U will include Star Fox Guard.
Star Fox Guard is a stand-alone title in which users set up 12 blaster cameras to help protect Grippy Toad’s mining facility. The title includes 100 stages and the option to edit and upload stages online.
Nintendo this week said it will release new Nintendo Selects titles for the Wii U, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS Mar. 11 at $19.99 each.
Wii U titles include Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3 and NES Remix Pack.
Nintendo 3DS titles include Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario Party: Island Tour, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
Finally, Wii titles include Super Mario Galaxy 2, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Super Mario All-Stars.
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 25,445 units between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 23,892 units the week prior.
Mega Man Legacy Collection ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software for the selling 23,942 units at launch.
Nintendo this week said it will release Kirby: Planet Robobot for the Nintendo 3DS June 10.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is an action platform title that includes new Robobot armor to allow Kirby to shape-shift into different modes by scanning enemies.
The final game will include Team Kirby Clash, a new 4-player brawl in which users choose from classes and level up.
Nintendo this week released Super NES Virtual Console titles to the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL systems.
Titles now available include Super Mario World, F-Zero, and Pilotwings.
Future titles include Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart and EarthBound (Mar. 24), The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy’s Quest (Apr. 14).
Titles can be played in Pixel Perfect Mode to display titles in their original resolution.
XSEED Games this week released Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale for the Nintendo 3DS this week to U.S. retail.
Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale is a tactical turn-based RPG that includes a 25-hour main story.
The final game includes more than 600 items, 100 quests, optional dungeons, and farm and life simulation elements.
It sells at $39.99.
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