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 17,596 units between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 17,433 units the week prior.
Tales of Berseria ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 173,537 units for the week.
Sony will preview the high-end Playstation 4 and a new Playstation 4 model at the Playstation Meeting in New York Sept. 7.
The high-end PS4, code-named Neo, is said to include enhanced graphics and 4K resolution support.
In addition, it is expected to be sold concurrently with the standard PS4 SKU and support all or most PS4 game titles.
The new PS4 model, a smaller version of the current console, will include a condensed frame and rounded corners.
Sony this week said it will initiate a price increase for the Playstation Network Playstation Plus service for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PS Vita in the U.S.
Beginning Sept. 22, the 12-Month PS Plus Membership will sell at $59.99 from $49.99. The 3-Month PS Plus Membership will sell at $24.99 from $17.99.
SNK Playmore Corp. this week released The King of Fighters XIV for the Playstation 4.
The King of Fighters XIV includes three vs. three team matches and 50 new and veteran characters.
The final game includes online versus functionality.
Tecmo Koei Corp. this week released the Nioh Alpha Demo for the Playstation 4.
The Beta demo, available through Sept. 6, will include a new dojo stage and new weapons selection.
Nioh, to be sold in 2016, is a samurai combat action title set in civil war Japan.
Sony this week said the NFL Network is available nationwide for the Playstation Vue, a cloud-based TV service for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.
The NFL Network is available under Core and Elite plans with the option to sign up for NFL RedZone for $39.99 for entire regular season games.
Sony this week said it will release the Playstation Now service to PC.
In addition, it will sell the Dualshock 4 USB Wireless Adapter to utilize the peripheral on PC, or PS4 Remote Play on PC and Mac. It will sell at $24.99.
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 10,027 units between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.
It sold 11,240 units the week prior.
Idea Factory International Inc. this week said it will release Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls for the PS Vita Oct. 18 to U.S. retail.
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a turn-based RPG in which Neptune and IF, with the help of Sega Hard Girls, must recover the lost history of the Grand Library.
The final game will include multiple classes and character customization.
It will be sold at $39.99 in physical and digital formats.
Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 12 software selling 6,459 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 52 units between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 56 units the week prior.
Microsoft this week released the Xbox One S 500GB Halo Collection Bundle to U.S. retail.
The Xbox One S 500GB Halo Collection Bundle includes the Xbox One S 500GB hardware, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and the new Xbox Wireless Controller at $299.99.
Microsoft this week released the Xbox One S 1TB Madden NFL 17 Bundle to U.S. retail.
The Xbox One S 1TB Madden NFL 17 Bundle, includes the Xbox One S 1TB hardware, Madden NFL 17, and new Xbox Wireless Controller at $349.99.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week said it will release the Ashes of Ariandel DLC to Dark Souls III Oct. 25.
Ashes of Ariandel includes a new snow-based land, new armor sets, weapons and magic.
The final DLC includes new PvP features.
It will sell at $14.99.
Microsoft this week said it will release Halo 5: Forge to the PC Sept. 8.
Halo 5: Forge is a game creation suite that will include mouse and keyboard support, 4K graphics fidelity, and the option to host and play custom matches for up to 16 users.
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 4,702 between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21.
It sold 5,593 units the week prior.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition ranked as the No. 7 software for the week 9,786 units.
Nintendo this week price cut select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles to under $20 in a permanent price reduction.
Select game titles price cut to $19.99 including The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land, LEGO City Undercover, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Tomodachi Life, nintendogs + cats, and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins.
Nintendo this week released the Rescue V: Episode 2 Trailer for Paper Mario Color Splash to the Wii U.
The trailer previews gameplay from the title.
Paper Mario Color Splash is an action adventure title in which Mario utilizes the Paint Hammer to restore color to Prism Island.
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 31,549 units between Aug.15 and Aug. 21 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 29,043 units the week prior.
Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura ranked as the No. 3 software selling 62,343 units for the week.
Capcom Co. this week released the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice Demo Version for the Nintendo 3DS at the Nintendo eShop.
The demo includes a preview of the first courtroom battle between Phoenix Wright and Royal Priestess Rayfa.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, to be sold in Sept., is set in a brand new location, the Kingdom of Khura’in, where séance trials decide the fate of defendants.
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