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Ubisoft Has Challenged Shigeru Miyamoto To Do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and EMEA Executive Director Alain Corre have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ubisoft employees then challenged Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Andrew House from Sony and Phil Harrison from Microsoft to participate in the worthy challenge. We’ve still got to wait for Reggie’s turn.

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Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 35k, Wii U Sells Just Under 9k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Yokai Watch 2 continues to top the charts with a further 77k units sold, while newcomer The Last of Us: Remastered Edition comes in at second place. Hyrule Warriors drops from last week’s second position to number 6, selling a further 15k copies, and Mario Kart 8 rides in at 8 this week with another 12,931 copies.

In terms of hardware sales, last week’s figure boost for the Wii U has dropped once again, managing to shift just under 9k. 3DS sales also suffer from a small decline as well, totalling 35k compared to 51k last week. You can check out the top 20 software and hardware sales below.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 77,465 (2,289,983)
  2. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered – 30,587 (New)
  3. [PSV] Bullet Girls – 29,690 (New)
  4. [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 17,832 (New)
  5. [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 15,816 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors – 15,142 (84,232)
  7. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 12,931 (157,092)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 12,075 (639,710)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 10,831 (119,689)
  10. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV – 7,928 (61,859)
  11. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 7,246 (145,967)
  12. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 7,189 (1,252,231)
  13. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package – 5,183 (26,352)
  14. [PSV] Chaos;Head Dual – 4,662 (New)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,255 (4,132,144)
  16. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 3,938 (49,220)
  17. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson – 3,829 (59,948)
  18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,376 (2,371,488)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3,367 (3,778,065)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,321 (3,330,825)
  1. 3DS LL – 28,788 (42,365)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 15,309 (20,825)
  3. Wii U – 8,985 (18,161)
  4. 3DS – 6,914 (9,429)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 5,923 (6,913)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,376 (6,260)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,118 (1,491)
  8. PSP – 324 (416)
  9. Xbox 360 – 177 (160)

 

 

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UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Remains In Top 10 & Two Wii U Games In Top 40

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track – a day later given the UK bank holiday yesterday. As usual, Tomodachi Life remains in the top 10, though slips four places and sits at 8 behind new chart-topper Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. But perhaps the biggest surprise lies with two Wii U games in the top 30 individual chart. While Mario Kart 8 falls from 14 to 22, New Super Mario Bros U re-enters at 27, perhaps due to a retailer deal or bundle.

Elsewhere in the top 40 individual chart, Pokemon X sticks at number 29, while its partner Pokemon Y falls to the bottom of the chart at 40. Below you’ll find the  full top 40 individual chart.

1. (NE) [PS4] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
2. (01) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
3. (NE) [XBO] Diablo II Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
4. (02) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
5. (03) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
6. (NE) [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2
7. (NE) {360] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
8. (04) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
9. (06) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
10. (08) [XBO] Titanfall
11. (09) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
12. (05) [PS4] Watch Dogs
13. (NE) [PS4] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
14. (07) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
15. (10) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
16. (NE) [PS3] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
17. (RE) [PS3] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
18. (11) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
19. (12) [360] Terraria
20. (16) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
21. (13) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
22. (14) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
23. (15) [PC] Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection
24. (19) [360] Skate 3
25. (22) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
26. (33) [360] Titanfall
27. (RE) [WIIU] New Super Mario Bros. U
28. (18) [360] Watch Dogs
29. (29) [3DS] Pokemon X
30. (20) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
31. (23) [PS4] Battlefield 4
32. (24) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
33. (26) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
34. (21) [PS3] FIFA 14
35. (25) [360] Sniper Elite 3
36. (38) [PC] Football Manager 2014
37. (27) [PS4] FIFA 14
38. (35) [360] WWE 2K14
39. (30) [XBO] FIFA 14
40. (28) [3DS] Pokemon Y

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Amazon Confirms It Has Acquired Twitch

Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. In July, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, including individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and stadium-filling esports organizations.

“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month – from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And, amazingly, Twitch is only three years old,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster to build new services for the gaming community.”

“Amazon and Twitch optimize for our customers first and are both believers in the future of gaming,” said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. “Being part of Amazon will let us do even more for our community. We will be able to create tools and services faster than we could have independently. This change will mean great things for our community, and will let us bring Twitch to even more people around the world.”

Twitch launched in June 2011 to focus exclusively on live video for gamers. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by Twitch’s shareholders, Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other items. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2014.

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Nielsen Says One-Third Of PlayStation 4 Owners Switched From Wii Or Xbox 360

Analytics firm Nielson has produced a new report that suggests that one-third of PlayStation 4 owners switched from the original Wii console and the Xbox 360. The survey was conducted by 1,200 active gamers from North America aged 7 to 54. The flaw in the survey was that participants were asked which console they currently owned at the time of the survey, not what they had owned in the past. This means that those who sold their PlayStation 3 or Wii would have been listed as non console owners. We already heard earlier this week that Sony were surprised at the success of the PlayStation 4 and were undecided why it’s been such a run away success.

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High Moon Studios Only Working On Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3 Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, No Wii U

High Moon Studios have told Game Informer that they’re only working on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and confirmed that there isn’t a Wii U version this time around. We heard yesterday from Sledgehammer Games who said they’re working solely on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game. Sledgehammer also revealed that Treyarch aren’t producing a Call of Duty game this year. Michael Condrey tweeted yesterday that Activision decided not to make a Wii U version this time around presumably due to sales.

“Current gen is also going to be great – the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms are being developed by the talented team at High Moon Studios,” they said. “They are committed to bringing an incredible X360 and PS3 Call of Duty game to fans. We’ve been working closely with those guys to ensure players get an awesome Call of Duty experience on all platforms.”