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 49,652 units between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 to rank No. 1 in overall hardware sales.
It sold 96,433 units the week prior.
Persona 5 ranked as the No. 2 software for the week selling 45,178 units for the week.
Best Buy Co. Inc. this week said it will hold a midnight launch for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 Playstation VR hardware.
The company said select stores nationwide will open at 12:01AM EST to allow customers to purchase and experience Playstation VR.
The Playstation VR peripheral will be sold Oct. 13 at $399.
Sony this week said DriveClub Playstation 4 Season Pass holders can upgrade to DriveClub VR for $19.99.
The offer applies to Season Pass holders prior to Sept. 28, 2016.
Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. this week released Dragon Quest Builders Demo for the Playstation 4 and PS Vita to the Playstation Network division.
The demo is available at no cost.
The title, to be sold Oct. 11, is a sandbox action RPG in which users can gather resources and rebuild the world.
Sony this week previewed free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division for Oct. 2016.
PS Plus titles include Resident Evil (PS4), Transformers: Devastation (PS4), Mad Riders (PS3), From Dust (PS3), Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth (PS Vita), and Actual Sunlight (PS Vita).
Sega Corp. this week said it will release Yakuza 0 The Business Edition for the Playstation 4.
Customers who pre-order the title will receive The Business Edition limited launch SKU which will include the game, and stainless steel business card holder with three cards.
Yakuza 0, to be sold Jan. 24, 2017, is a prequel in the franchise that takes place in 1988. It features characters Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima en route to become Yakuza.
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 9,817 units between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.
It sold 12,931 units the week prior.
Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 12 software selling 5,959 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 124 units between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.
It sold 156 units the week prior.
Microsoft this week said it will release the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 500GB and 1TB Bundle SKUs to U.S. retail Oct. 11.
The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle will include the Xbox One S 1TB hardware, Gears of War 4 download code, and wireless controller at $349.
The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition Bundle will include the Xbox One S 500GB hardware in deep blue, Gears of War 4 retail copy, and deep blue wireless controller at $299.
Microsoft this week released the Prologue Play-through for Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One.
The trailer previews the 20-minute prologue from the final game.
Gears of War 4, to be sold Oct. 11, includes a new saga in the franchise and will incorporate new characters and a multiplayer component.
Microsoft this week released Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One.
Forza Horizon 3 includes a new Australia location and trademark open-world races.
The final game includes four-player campaign co-op functionality and Xbox Play Anywhere support.
EA Inc. this week released the Single Player Trailer for Battlefield 1.
The trailer previews the single player campaign from the final game.
Battlefield 1, set in World War 1, is the latest installment in the first-person shooter franchise.
Telltale Games and Mojang AB this week said it will release Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure for the Playstation 4, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC Oct. 25.
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure will include all eight episodes, five episodes from the season pass and three episodes from the Adventure Pass at $29.99.
The Playstation 3 SKU will be sold in the near future.
Microsoft this week began offering a free game with the purchase of the Xbox One S console.
Through Oct. 1, customers who purchase an Xbox One S will receive a game title at no additional cost.
Eligible titles include Forza Horizon 3, FIFA 17 and Destiny The Collection.
Participating retailers include Amazon.com, Best Buy Co. Inc., GameStop Corp., and Walmart.com.
EA Inc. this week released the Single Player Cinematic Trailer for Titanfall 2.
The trailer is a cinematic preview of the single player campaign.
Titanfall 2 will include a new single-player campaign, new Titans, deeper Titan abilities, expanded weapons, customization options, and robust progression system.
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 2,731 units between Sept.19 and Sept. 25.
It sold 2,703 units the week prior.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition ranked as the No. 8 software for the week selling 9,17 units.
Nintendo this week released The Mystery of the Missing Color Trailer for Paper Mario Color Splash to the Wii U.
The trailer previews the new mystery and 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. 2 hardware in Japan in the latest sales data from the territory.
Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold 33,898 units between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 38,140 units the week prior.
Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura ranked as the No. 5 software selling 20,848 units for the week.
Nintendo this week released Yo-kai Watch 2 for the Nintendo 3DS
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls includes more than 100 new Yo-kai, an improved in-game Yo-kai Watch and the option to travel back in time.
It sells at $39.99 each.
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