Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 3 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS4 sold 42,462 units between Aug. 7 to Aug. 13 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

The hardware sold 52,939 units the week prior.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age ranked as the No. 3 software for the week selling 91,147 units for the week.

Sony this week said it will release the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Update to multiplayer component of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the Playstation 4.

The update, to be released Aug. 22, will include Uncharted: The Lost Legacy character skins, an all-new playable character, and new Survival Arena co-op challenge mode.

Sony this week released the Countdown to Launch at PS Store Gameplay Trailer for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for the Playstation 4.

The trailer previews the PS Store digital launch at Aug. 21, 9PM PST. Users can pre-load the title 48 hours prior to release.

NIS America Inc. this month released the Fearless Explorer, Adol Christin Trailer for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the Playstation 4 and PS Vita.

The trailer previews the lead protagonist in the latest franchise entry.

Developed by Nihon Falcom, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is an action RPG that includes Adol must solve the mystery of a cursed island.

Sony this week began holding the Attack of the Blockbusters for the Playstation 4 and the Playstation 3 at the Playstation Network division.

The sale discounts select new and upcoming digital titles through Aug. 22.

Discounted titles include Alien: Isolation, Danganronpa 1 / 2 Reload, Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters XIV, and the Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle.

Sony this week released the trailer for EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone for the Playstation 4 Playstation VR.

Warzone is a free update that will include all-new ships, new weapons, new maps, Ultra abilities, Extraction game mode, and cross-platform functionality between PS4 and the PC.

Sony this week released Matterfall for the Playstation 4.

Developed by Housemarque, Matterfall is an arcade action twin-stick shooter title in a which a hero-for-hire weaponizes alien tech to destroy enemies infected with deadly matter.

Mode 7 this week released Tokyo 42 for the Playstation 4 to the Playstation Network division.

Developed by SMAC Games, Tokyo 42 is an isometric action shooter in which an assassin must utilize firearms, melee or stealth to eliminate enemy threats.

Aksys Games this week released Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma for the Playstation 4.

Zero Time Dilemma is a puzzle title that includes fully animated story sections.

The final game includes new and veteran characters, English and Japanese voice over options, and multiple endings.

The PS4 SKU includes brand new HD graphics and will be sold in retail and digital format.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One hardware ranked at No. 7 in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox One sold 75 units between Aug. 7 to Aug. 13 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

It sold 90 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week announced backwards compatible functionality for Konami Corp.’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for Xbox 360 with the Xbox One.

Developed by Platinum Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance features Raiden in spectacular battles between soldiers and machines.

Bethesda Softworks this week released The Twisted, Deadly Photographer Trailer for The Evil Within 2.

The trailer previews the new enemy Stefano Valentini.

Sega Corp. this week released Sonic Mania.

Sonic Mania is a 2D platform title that includes 16-bit graphics, revamped Zones from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

The final game includes three characters, and new Zones, Acts and bosses.

It sells at $19.99.

Telltale Games and Mojang AB this week released Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 Episode Two.

Episode Two, Giant Consequences, is now available to download.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 is a five-part saga in which Jessie gets his hand stuck in a gauntlet from an ancient underwater temple.

Ubisoft Inc. this week released the 1.7 Update to Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Update 1.7 includes new features, customization options, Global Events, and new limited-time challenges.

Drool LLC this week released Thumper for the Xbox One to the Xbox Live division.

Thumper is a rhythm action title in which users must stream down an endless track and survive large-scale boss battles.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Private Multiplayer Trailer for Call of Duty: WWII Trailer for Call of Duty WWII.

The trailer previews brand new maps and the all-new War Mode experience.

The Private Multiplayer Beta will begin Sept. 1.

Ubisoft Inc. this week released For Honor Season 3.

Season 3 includes all new maps, gear, ranked play, and gameplay updates at no cost. Two new Heroes – Highlander (Viking Class) and Gladiator (Knight Class) – are included in the Season Pass. All users can purchase the Heroes in game for 15,000 Steel Aug. 22.

Microsoft this week previewed European vehicles to be included in Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox One, Xbox One X and the PC.

Vehicles include the Renault Alpine A110, 2013 Caterham Superlight R500, and the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series

Sales for Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch hardware ranked No. 1 in Japan in the latest sales data for the region.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Nintendo Switch sold 87,798 units between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13 to rank as the No. 1 hardware for the week.

It sold 61,933 units the week prior.

Splatoon 2 ranked as the No. 4 software selling 87,983 units for the week.

U.S. retail stores this week restocked Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch hardware amid strong demand for the product.

Retailers including Best Buy Co. Inc., Target Corp., GameStop Corp., and Toys R Us Inc. advertised restock of the Nintendo Switch in limited quantities.

The hardware has held limited availability at retail due to strong demand since launch in Mar.

Ubisoft Inc. this week released the Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition demo for the Nintendo Switch to the Nintendo eShop division.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, to be sold Sept. 12, is an action platform title that includes four-player wireless local multiplayer functionality.

The final game will include touch screen functionality to attack enemies and manipulate platforms, and new features in the Kung Foot Tournament Mode.

Ubisoft Inc. this week released the Rabbid Luigi Trailer for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch.

The trailer previews combat abilities for Rabbid Luigi.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based tactical adventure title in which Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi must team with Rabbids to save the Mushroom Kingdom.

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 45,730 units between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 60,889 units the week prior.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age ranked as the No. 1 software selling 116,615 units for the week.

Sales for the PS Vita ranked as the No. 4 video game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this week said the PS Vita sold 4,651 units between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13 rank as the No. 4 hardware for the week.

It sold 4,773 units the week prior.

Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 18 software selling 4,181 units for the week.

Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Open Beta Trailer for Destiny 2.

The trailer previews the PC Open Beta, to be held between Aug. 29 and Aug. 31.

Destiny 2 will include a new story campaign, co-op gameplay, and competitive multiplayer functionality.

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