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 20,021 units between July 18 to July 24 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

It sold 20,394 units the week prior.

Black Rose Valkyrie ranked as the No. 4 software for the week selling 12,862 units for the week.

Sony this week said the Game and Network Services division, which includes the Playstation business, held an operating income of $427 million in Q1.

The PS4 sold 3.5 million units in the same period.

Sony this week previewed free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division for Aug. 2016.

PS Plus titles include Tricky Towers (PS4), Rebel Galaxy (PS4), Yakuza 5 (PS3), Retro/Grade (PS3), Patapon 3 (PS Vita), and Ultratron (PS4, PS3, PS Vita).

Sony this week released the Playstation 4 System Software Update Beta registration.

Users can sign up to be a beta tester to be released in early Aug.

The beta requires a PS4 with internet connection and access to the Master Account.

Capcom Co. this week released Juri for Street Fighter V for the Playstation 4 and the PC.

The Juri, the Juri Story, and Battle Costume is now available for purchase.

SNK Playmore Corp. this week released the Team Psycho Soldier Trailer for The King of Fighters XIV for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4.


The trailer previews Team China, including Athena, Chin, and Kensou.

Sega this week said it will release Yakuza 0 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 Jan. 24, 2017.

Yakuza 0 is a prequel in the franchise that takes place in 1988. It features characters Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima en route to become Yakuza.

The final game will feature a playable Goro Majima.

NIS America Inc. this week said it will include two anime episodes with the purchase of Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness to the Playstation 4 and PS Vita.

Each copy of Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness will include codes to download the first two episodes of the Season 1 anime series.

Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness, to be sold Sept. 13, is a sci-fi crime adventure title that includes two playable characters, branching storylines, and choice repercussions.

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 11,363 units between July 18 to July 24 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.

It sold 10,991 units the week prior.

Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 12 software selling 5,744 units for the week.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana ranked at No. 2 selling 43,753 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 55 units between July 18 to July 24 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.

It sold 63 units the week prior.

Microsoft Corp. this week price cut the Xbox One 500GB SKU to $249 in a summer savings promotion.

Discounted SKUs include the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, Quantum Break Bundle and the Name Your Game Bundle.

The sales initiative is valid while supplies last.

U.S. retail this week began pre-order sales for the Xbox One S 500GB SKU and 1TB Bundle SKUs.

The Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle will include Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection at $299.99.

The Xbox One S 1TB Madden NFL 17 Bundle will be sold at $349.99.

Both will be sold Aug. 23.

Microsoft this week previewed Xbox Live Games with Gold for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 in Aug. 2016.

In Aug., the Xbox One will offer Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate from Aug. 1st to the 31st and WWE 2K16 from Aug. 16th to Aug. 15th.

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 will offer Spelunky Aug. 1st to the 15th and Beyond Good & Evil HD Aug. 16th to the 31st.

Mojang AB this week released new DLC to Minecraft.

Battle Map Pack 2 includes three maps – Atlantis, Ruin, and Siege – for the Battle mini-game at $2.99.

In addition, the Redstone Specialists Skin Pack sells at $2.99.

Microsoft this week said it will release Dead Rising 4 for the Xbox One and the PC.

The trailer includes development commentary and new gameplay footage.

Dead Rising 4 will include Frank West, the photographer from the first installment of the series, and includes new weapons and vehicles.

Sales for Nintendo Co. Ltd.’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 5,864 units between July 18 to July 24 to rank at No. 4 in overall sales.

It sold 7,601 units the week prior.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition ranked as the No. 5 software for the week selling 8,383 units.

The Nintendo NX console is a mobile device with home console functionality according to a new report.

Eurogamer this week claims the Nintendo NX is a hybrid device that will include a mobile handheld with removable side controllers.

At home, the handheld can be placed in a dock for traditional console functionality via television.

The hardware is said to utilize Nvidia Corp.’s Tegra mobile CPU and cartridges.

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 26,732 units between July 18 to July 24 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 27,806 units the week prior.

Yo-Kai Watch 3 Sushi / Tempura ranked as the No. 1 software selling 168,782 units for the week.

Nintendo this week released Kirby: Planet Robobot demo for the Nintendo 3DS to the Nintendo eShop division.

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.

Nintendo this week said it will sell the Nintendo Pokémon GO Plus in Sept.

The Pokémon GO Plus is a wrist accessory that will allow owners to catch Pokémon with a click of a button.

The final device will allow users to collect Poke Balls, Berries, Pokemon Eggs and other items at PokeStop locations without checking their smartphone.

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