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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo titles reign supreme on Japanese charts

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 14:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Titles for Nintendo systems dominated the Media Create’s latest sales chat, with Animal Crossing: New Lead stilling comfortable on top. There were no new releases for the period. 3DS LL and 3DS were still the number one and the number two best selling systems for the week as well, which helped push the handheld’s unit sales past the 10 million sold mark in the region. Full sales figures below.

Here’s the full software chart for the period. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 133,134 (2,103,089)
  2. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 90,264 (1,834,055)
  3. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, 12/06/12) – 68,262 (470,394)
  4. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone Reimei / Neppuu (Level-5, 12/13/12) – 51,519 (365,536)
  5. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 50,319 (419,710)
  6. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 42,291 (159,361)
  7. [Wii U] Nintendo Land (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 41,426 (250,473)
  8. [PSP] One Piece: Romance Dawn (Namco Bandai, 12/20/12) – 40,137 (264,739)
  9. [3DS] Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Machi (Konami, 12/20/12) – 38,986 (119,735)
  10. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 35,624 (373,096)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Pokemon, 11/22/12) – 35,190 (408,889)
  12. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 34,529 (375,062)
  13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 32,007 (155,601)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 30,291 (1,939,257)
  15. [3DS] Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Level-5, 11/29/12) – 30,235 (249,689)
  16. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (Tecmo Koei, 12/20/12) – 29,180 (194,157)
  17. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 28,001 (349,960)
  18. [PS3] Yakuza 5 (Sega, 12/06/12) – 26,631 (544,855)
  19. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen (Nintendo, 09/27/12) – 23,172 (282,642)
  20. [3DS] Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set (Colombia, 07/26/12) – 21,110 (226,888)

Here’s the full hardware chart for the period. Year-to-date sales are in parentheses, and Media Create is no longer tracking PS2 sales.

  • 3DS LL – 156,184 (150,581)
  • 3DS – 123,075 (99,264)
  • Wii U – 67,083 (69,386)
  • PS3 – 64,352 (53,222)
  • PSP – 54,873 (41,914)
  • PSV – 33,309 (20,492)
  • Wii – 5,632 (6,741)
  • 360 – 1,893 (1,986)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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23 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    Ps3 vs WiiU will be interesting.
    Kudos to 3ds for crossing 10m sales.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    The parentheses figures for hardware are last week’s figure. PSV sales are reasonable considering they are being pushed by a particular software release. Presumably post Christmas spending of present money? Or maybe some decent sales discounting in Japan?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 They are still year-to-date figures as last week was the first week of the yearly reporting period. This week’s figures will be added to the ytd figures next week, etc.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    @2
    I don’t see a particularly noticeable vita release. The boost is probably because of holidays.
    Remember, Japan celebrates new year more than christmas, which is a working day.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Eddie Rodrigues

    Sony did a bad thing releasing more PSP games and forgetting about the Vita, though this happened when the PS3 was released (Kingdom Hearts and Persona games were being released just there on the PS2)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. lexph3re

    ^ can’t say its a bad thing to release for psp when the opposition is doing the same thing and feeding their new device. 3DS sales haven’t been being pushed due to amazing 3ds games but merely ds games. Vita is more than likely struggling in japan because they buy a game for the vita is more than likely just digital.

    I haven’t heard confirmation on it but what is the frequency of the new release psp games being availiable digitally on psn in Japan? If they aren’t day 1 i doubt people want to buy a physical copy and then pay an additional 5-10 bucks to get a digital version on their vitas. That makes the device a hassle and to much money

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @5
    What games are Sony developing and publishing still on PSP? Kingdom Hearts was Squenix/Disney and Persona was Atlus. Third parties are always going to find the bigger market of the older models more attractive for a bit. Sony can’t control that.

    In fact in Japan Sony published 40+ PSP titles in 2010, ~7 in 2011 and 0 in 2012. 5 PSV Titles in 2011 & ~30in 2012.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Francis O

    @6 lexph3re

    - What are you talking about? Japan is getting all sorts of awesome 3DS games that are pushing sales of the system. Bravery Default, Fantasy Life, Animal Crossing New Leaf.

    Stop making excuses for the Vita. Its not doing well because it doesn’t have the games yet. And Nintendo has more games Japanese players want to play on the 3DS.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dragon246

    @8
    Do you really think its because of games? Pricing is everything.A game on its own cant sell more than a few thousand copies. Its western ignorance to say psp lived only because of MH. It was down to pricing. Vita is not selling because of its price. Games play a part, but a negligible one in front of pricing.
    In west, 3ds has nothing in front of vita. Just check metacritic. Vita beats 3ds black and white on that front. So why doesn’t it sell? Pricing.

    I agree with lex on psp too. Its good they are supporting an old system. That is why I can confidently buy their consoles since I know they will be supported for a long time, unlike some other companies who abandon their consoles after a few bad years like ninty.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Eddie Rodrigues

    @7 Well of course those were third parties, but still exclusives (in KH case the main series) and kept people playing the system as long as the gamers felt that change wasn’t quite necessary.

    @9 You brought an interesting point actually. All companies except Sony tend to ‘abandon’ the older consoles and invest onto the new platforms they just build. This allows Sony sales to increase continuously at a long rate while other companies have small boosts on sales at different times.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Francis O

    @9 Dragon246

    Price plays a part but games play a big part too. In America, you could have found a Vita for the same price as the 3DS XL on Black Friday and the 3DS STILL sold more than the Vita.

    And since when does metacritic dictate anything? In the West, people are buying New Super Mario Bros 2, Paper Mario Sticker Star, Professor Layton, Liberation Maiden, Crimson Shroud, Resident Evil Revelations, Mario Kart 7, Code of Princess and other games. Who gives a crap about what journalists think? Its all about what the gamers are buying. The Vita and its games are not selling.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    @9

    But Sony knew all this and had experienced it first hand with the PSP costing issue VS the cheaper DS.

    Are you saying they are that stupid they would try flogging that same dead horse all over again?!

    Of course you are, and you’d be bang on! :)

    Also, they’ve taken out PSP BC AND added on crazy expensive memory sticks… Smooth Sony… Real smooth…

    The handhold space more suited to ‘younger’ players IMO. Parents often buy handhelds to ‘shut the kids up’, in the back of the car.

    They can take the handheld round to grandmas etc… It keeps them quiet.

    The DS and 3DS nicely cover all the angles. Cheaper so parents can afford one or 2 for their kids, but with hardcore games as its cheap to produce for.

    Fuck knows who the Vita is aimed at, tech geeks unfortunatly don’t make up a huge amount of sales figures.

    Sony may very well have to package it with the PS4 to save its sorry arse.

    3DS is killing it, even in a world of smart phones. Most impressive! :) and Pokemon X & Y isn’t even out yet!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    ”…unlike some other companies who abandon their consoles after a few bad years like ninty.”

    totally…i mean i cannot play my ds games on my 3ds or my wii games on wiiu, i couldn’t play my gc games on the wii, there is no such thing as the virtual console, i didn’t buy kirby mass attack, a great new DS exclusive just about a year ago…
    can you play your psp games on the vita? without rebuying? if so, tell me how, i for one couldn’t…no ps2 games for me on the ps3 either…that’s great support.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Kabby

    There’s a whole lot of cutesy bullshit in that chart.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. lexph3re

    Soooo they got rid of bc? Or they just don’t have physical bc? last I checked I’m playing tons of bc psp games on my vita more then as many as you post about on ds. The fact is in the west vita can do everything plus in the west but in japan its a different story. Frequency of psp digital versions to physical on psn.

    Also, 3DS is 3 years old how old is vita? 1? and yet you guys spew gloom over the robust catalog the vita has? yeah ok.

    this is the same bs people were saying early in ps3 life and low and behold its caught the competitors with a 1 year lag. Now Vita has a 2 year lag and people are still flogging about like tards saying its doomed. Come on a pokemon game didn’t kill the psp and it won’t kill the vita yet plenty of people believe that it will.

    the fact is you have to wonder about the real issues. And thats delivery, right now its mid way into psp life and the beginning of vitas. just chill out dudes theres enough doom and gloom runninv around where we can just think about other issues in handhelds. The world doesn’t just need nintendo and iphones to sustain the handheld market

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    i for one didn’t doom anything or anyone. just pointed out that i can play my retail ds games on the 3ds and my retail wii games on wiiu, while i couldn’t do that with psp games on the vita (while i had one) and i cannot play ps2 games on my ps3 slim…and that being said, that i absoluteley have no idea how you can say: ”…unlike some other companies who abandon their consoles after a few bad years like ninty.”

    #16 2 years ago
  17. lexph3re

    Now did I say that? No. And you talk as if you and everyone else owns every psp retail game. News flash its known that they haven’t had extreme success on that front. So its honestly not a deal breaker considering you can buy pretty much all of the psp catalog on US psn.

    As for the BC of wii/wiiu no one was talking about that here except dragon. You must have a issue with reading different peoples posts.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Francis O

    @lexph3re

    It is a deal breaker for me. The Vita does not have a bunch of good games right now, and the memory is expensive. The PSP on the other hand does. If the PS Vita was backwards compatible with the PSP games, and the memory was cheaper, I would totally have one along with Gravity Rush and Uncharted.

    I don’t want to re-buy games I already have on my PSP. I didn’t have to re-buy DS games on my 3DS, it should be the same way for Vita.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. lexph3re

    See thats the thing. I have had this device for almost a full year and have literally TONS of games to play. I also have bought about 20 psp games last year at significantly low price points on psn and I have a 4gb memory card.

    You know how I manage that? I transfer to and from my ps3 what I want to play. People make this seem more problematic than what it really is. Also, if you already have a psp why would you re buy them in the first place? When you buy/bought a 3ds are you not buying the old back catalog? If it wasnt for me playing the essentials on ds already then what would be the justification for the lack luster 3ds games we have now? I have the Vita and 3ds and its just sad how little their is to play on that device its self.

    So honestly people are knocking the Vita for having legit games for vita but praising 3ds for having what? DS games? Yeah sure fired winner there -_-

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dragon246

    Like GC, Virtual Boy and now Wii (360 and ps3 are stil heavily supported)
    were abandoned. Yup, I am right.

    “The handhold space more suited to ‘younger’ players IMO.”
    Exactly. Just like ninty games are for kids. Hurt?
    Generalizations don’t work.

    About psp bc, I really cant play any other handheld games after playing vita since most non-vita games look ape-shit in front of it . After playing Soul Sacrifice demo, I could only laugh about how bad MH looks. I have played 100s (around 220) games on psp and I don’t revisit games, so no worries for me.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Lots of gobelyguk here, but best point I can latch onto is indeed price. Price sells everything. If Sony came to market with a price point that didn’t move one system, why repeat the same strategy over and over again? PSx and PS2 sold, not because they were raw power houses, but because they were priced for the mass market to eat them up.

    Games follow where the consumer goes.

    Coming out with Vita, as expensive as it was/is, imo was foolish. It is a great bit of kit. I realy like the screen. But for most people the price is just too high. Aim lower, price it lower, and sell more systems.

    I worry about PS4/Orbis. Sony needs to come out of the gates strong and sell fast. That is going to take an agressive price point. But looking at the past three pieces of hardware, nothing tells me they have figured out price point importance yet.

    All of that being said different things have different value to different people. Lex and Dragon enjoy the Vita – awesome. Poly and friends enjoy the 3DS – awesome. The sale charts are what they are, they may well be the only thing that can’t actualy be debated.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. polygem

    reLEX man (sorry;)…i replied to dragon yea, quoted him too…didn’t mix up posters.
    but everythings fine anyway, he now said to himself that he’s right and gave himself thumbs up, a nod and a twinkle, so all good.
    pricing is key and games are. sure.
    i personally have tons of quality ds/3ds games to play.
    i bought a vita at launch. i love handheld gaming. the vita just doesn’t offer me that many games that i’d personally enjoy though. that’s just me, don’t get me wrong, but that, combined with a huge price tag, 10+ euro more than for 3ds games on retail, expensive memory cards, no bc for psp games…all that combined is a deal breaker for me.

    dragon…i played my gc games on wii…the virtual boy…you have a point…but do you really want to use THAT as an argument? weak.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. JPdot

    Those are indeed massive numbers for Nintendo! I am really enjoying my 3DS XL and I am looking forward to playing SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Fire Emblem as soon as possible.

    #23 2 years ago

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    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]