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 40,671 units between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 to rank No. 1 in overall hardware sales.

The sales figure includes 9,893 PS4 Pro units sold in the same period.

The hardware sold 33,376 units the week prior.

Resident Evil 7 ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 187,306 units for the week.

In Q3 2017, the Game and Network Services division held $547 million in sales, a 5.2 percent increase from the year prior.

The company cited an increase of PS4 software sales and sales of the Playstation VR in the third quarter.

The PS4 sold 9.8 million units in the period.

Sony this week previewed the Playstation 4 System Software Update 4.50.

Software Update 4.50 will include external hard drive support for up to 8TB drives.

In addition, the update will add Custom Wallpapers, Quick Menu Refresh, Simplified Notification List, Post to Activity Feed, and Playstation VR 3D Blu-ray disc functionality.

Sony this week restocked the Playstation VR Launch Bundle at U.S. retail.

The bundle includes the Playstation VR headset, PS VR cables, Stereo Headphones, Playstation VR Demo Disc, Playstation Camera, 2 Playstation Move Controllers, and the Playstation VR Worlds disc at $499.99.

Sony this week previewed free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division for Jan. 2017.

PS Plus titles include LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4), Not A Hero (PS4), Starwhal (PS3), Anna – Extended Edition (PS3), Ninja Senki DX (PS Vita), and TorqueL (PS Vita).

The titles will be available Feb. 7.

Sony this week released the Platinum Wireless Headset for the Playstation 4.

The headset includes 7.1 virtual surround sound, 3D audio technology and hidden noise-canceling microphones.

Titles to support 3D audio include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Days Gone.

It is sold at $159.99.

The Playstation Network this week began holding the Play Anime Sale Week promotion for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PS Vita.

Discounted titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.

The sale is valid through Feb. 6.

Capcom Co. Ltd. this week released the Banned Footage Vol. 1 DLC for Resident Evil 7 for Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4.

Banned Footage Vol. 1 includes Bedroom to figure out how to escape a locked room, Nightmare to fend off waves of enemies, and Extra Mode: Ethan Must Die. It sells at $9.99.

Capcom Co. Ltd. this week said Resident Evil 7 for the PlayStation 4 holds more than 100,000 Playstation VR users.

The company this week said 100,227 Playstation VR users have played Resident Evil 7. The data is taken from users who enable the in-game data transmission option.

SNK Playmore Corp. this week released new DLC costumes for The King of Fighters XIV for the Playstation 4.

New DLC costumes include the Nakoruru Kamuikotan Girls’ School Uniform and the Shun’Ei Kung Fu Suit.

Each costume sells at $2.99.

Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. this week said it will release Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age to the Playstation 4 July 11.

The title is a high-definition remaster of the classic RPG and will include reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system.

The final game will include The Zodiac Job System, Trial Mode, updated graphics and a newly recorded soundtrack.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Sabotage DLC for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for the Playstation 4.

The Sabotage DLC includes four new multiplayer maps and Rave in the Redwoods Zombies co-op DLC.

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 10,553 units between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 to rank as the No. 3 hardware for the week.

It sold 11,521 units the week prior.

Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 12 selling 5,808 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 231 units between Jan. 23 to Jan. 29 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.

It sold 35 units the week prior.

Resident Evil 7 ranked as the No. 49 best-selling software for the week.

In Q2, Xbox gaming revenue declined three percent due to lower Xbox console pricing and sales volume. Software and services revenue increased 18 percent.

Microsoft this week said it will release new Xbox One Wireless Controllers to retail Feb. 7.

New Xbox One controllers include Ocean Shadow and Winter Forces SKUs.

Each controller will be sold at $69.99.

Capcom Co. Ltd this week said Dead Rising 4 for the Xbox One and the PC has sold 700,000 units to date.

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

Mojang AB this month released the Villains Skin Pack for Minecraf: Console Edition SKUs.

The Villains Skin Pack includes Stronghold Seer, Lava Fiend, and Silverfish Monger.

The pack includes 17 skins total.

It sells at $1.99.

Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week released Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto.

The Road to Boruto includes Boruto, son of Naruto Uzumaki in an all-new adventure mode.

Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. this week released Hitman: The Complete First Season.

Hitman: The Complete First Season includes all Season One locations and episodes.

In addition, it includes the Three Bonus Missions Pack, Soundtrack, and the Requiem Blood Money Pack.

It sells at $59.99.

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 710 units between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 to rank as the No. 4 hardware for the week.

It sold 794 units the week prior.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition ranked as the No. 23 software for the week.

Nintendo held a $586 million profit in the third quarter.

The Wii U sold 200,000 hardware units and 4.18 million software units in the same period.

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 units Jan. 23 and Jan. 29 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 26,057 units the week prior.

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World ranked as the No. 4 software in Japan 17,869 units for the week.

The Nintendo 3DS sold 3.74 million units and 27.55 million software units in the period.

Hori will sell microSD cards for the Nintendo Switch in Japan.

The company will sell the 16GB microSD card at 1,980 yen and the 32GB microSD card at 3,480 yen.

Nintendo this week said it will increase production of the Nintendo Switch to meet demand.

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said this week that it will step up production to meet increased demand.

The company plans to ship two million units by the end of Mar. 2017.

Nintendo this week said it will release a Super Bowl Ad for the Nintendo Switch to air this weekend.

The 30-second ad, which features the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode and TV mode, will air during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI.

Nintendo this week detailed online service price information for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo this week said the online service will cost between 2,000 to 3,000 yen per year, or $17.50 to $26.50.

The online service include online multiplayer functionality and free monthly games.

Nintendo this week released Fire Emblem Heroes to the App Store and Google Play.

The strategy title includes an all-new story, touch-based battles, character customization, and optional in-game purchases.

The final game includes the Training Tower, Special Maps, and Arena Duels.

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