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 30,081 units between Mar. 28 to Apr. 3 to rank No. 1 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 34,377 units the week prior.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness ranked as the No. 2 best-selling software for the week selling 113,022 units at launch.
Sony this week released 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 adds Remote Play to the PC and Mac, and Dailymotion livestream functionality.
Sony this week released free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division for Apr. 2016.
PS Plus titles include Dead Star (PS4), Zombi (PS4), Savage Moon (PS3), I Am Alive (PS3), A Virus Named Tom (PS Vita), Shutshimi (PS Vita).
The Playstation Network this week began holding a sale for Tom Clancy titles for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PS Vita and PSP.
Discounted titles include Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Ghost Recon: Predator.
The sale is valid through Apr. 11.
SNK Playmore Corp. this week released the 11th Teaser Trailer for The King of Fighters XIV for the Playstation 4.
The trailer previews Mui Mui and Kukri.
The King of Fighters XIV will include three vs. three team matches and 50 new and veteran characters.
Sony this week released the Madagascar Trailer Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the Playstation 4.
The trailer previews the Madagascar level from the final game.
Tecmo Koei Corp. this week said the Nioh Alpha Demo for the Playstation 4 will be available between Apr. 26 and May 5.
Users who complete the Alpha Demo will can download The Mark of the Conqueror DLC in the full game.
Nioh, to be sold in 2016, is a samurai combat action title set in civil war Japan.
Capcom Co. this week released the Customization Trailer for Umbrella Corps to the Playstation 4 and PC.
The trailer previews customization options including firearms and melee weapons.
Umbrella Corps is a third-person action shooter based in the Resident Evil universe.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week previewed the Rift map in the Eclipse DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III for the Playstation 4.
Verge is a military complex level with tight areas for close-quarters combat.
The Eclipse DLC Map Pack, to be sold Apr. 19, will include four new multiplayer maps, including the Call of Duty: World at War map Banzai.
Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. this week said it will release Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness for the Playstation 4 June 28.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is an epic sci-fi RPG that includes real-time battles with up to seven characters.
The final game will include new seven-character simultaneous battles, combo attack functionality, and dual audio options between English and Japanese.
Sony this week said it added new titles from Capcom Co. Ltd. for the Playstation 3 to the Playstation Now service.
New titles include Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry HD, Dead Rising 2, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Mega Man 10, and Asura’s Wrath.
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 17,153 units between Mar. 28 and Apr. 3 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.
It sold 20,068 units the week prior.
Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 6 software selling 10,657 units for the week.
Ubisoft Inc. this week released Assassin’s Creed Chronicles for Sony Corp.’s PS Vita to U.S. retail.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles includes 2.5D side-scrolling action that includes three unique episodes – China, India, and Russia.
The final game includes different combat styles and stealth action gameplay.
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 207 units between Mar. 28 and Apr. 3 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 55 units the week prior.
Microsoft this week said it will release Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One Oct. 11.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition owners will receive early access to the Multiplayer Beta Apr. 18 to Apr. 24.
All Xbox Live Gold members will receive access Apr. 25 to May 1.
Gears of War 4 includes a new saga in the franchise and will incorporate new characters and a multiplayer component.
Microsoft this week released the Ghosts of Meridian update to Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.
Ghosts of Meridian includes the new Warzone map Skirmish at Darkstar, new Arena map Tyrant, and new REQ items.
The update is free and downloaded automatically.
Bungie Inc. will release April Update 2.2.0 for Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Destiny Apr. 12.
Update 2.2.0 will include new PVE challenges, new and updated gear, new quest, increased Max Light and Rewards, and Sandbox and Crucible updates.
Microsoft this week released the Minecraft Story Mode Skin Pack for Minecraft.
The Minecraft Story Mode Skin Pack includes Minecraft: Story Mode characters to create moments from the Telltale Game Series.
It is available at no cost. After Apr. 12, the pack will sell at $2.99.
Microsoft this week released the Top Gear Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One.
The Top Gear Car Pack includes seven brand new cars picked by editors at Top Gear.
It sells at $7.
Telltale Publishing this week said it will release 7 Days to Die in June.
The survival horde crafting game combines first-person shooting, survival horror, tower defense and role-playing elements.
The console SKU will add new multiplayer functionality for local split-screen in addition to online multiplayer modes.
The title will be sold in retail and digital format at $29.99.
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 3,541 units between Mar. 28 and Apr. 3 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.
It sold 4,545 units the week prior.
Pokkén Tournament ranked as the No. 5 software for the week selling 14,295 units for the week.
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 29,807 units between Mar. 28 and Apr. 3 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 31,099 units the week prior.
Yo-Kai Sangokushi ranked as the No. 1 best-selling software for the week selling 269,516 units for the week.
Sega Corp. this week released the Creating Dragon Hunters Trailer for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD to Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS.
The trailer previews character customization from the final game.
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