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Atlus CEO Teases New Games Which Includes A New IP

Atlus CEO NaotoHiraoka has told Japanese gaming publication Famitsu that the company has a couple of new titles in development and one of those is a brand new IP. Hiraoka says that he hopes to announce one of the new titles soon, though the new IP is in early development and they estimate one will be released in three years.

“I believe we’ll be able to announce ‘that title’ soon. At the moment, we’ve even begun development on a title that will be released in three years time. Additionally, a brand new IP, similar to Catherine and Dragon’s Crown, is in the works, too.”

“As console game makers, of course we won’t just avoid them. We’ll definitely be making an effort on that front.”

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GameStop President Says Only 40% Of Their Customers Know That They Accept Trade-Ins

GameStop president Tony Bartel has revealed that only 40% of their customer base know that the company accepts trade-ins for in store credit. Bartel was speaking to Venture Beat about the importance of trade-ins and their future plans.

“The biggest opportunity with trades is awareness. Believe it or not, only 40 percent of the people who walk into a GameStop store today know that we accept trades of games.”

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Capcom Wants A 1.5 Year Development Cycle For Major Sequels

Capcom recently divulged that they expect a 1.5 year development cycle when producing sequels to major franchises. The company initially wanted a 2.5 year development cycle for their sequels, but in these changing times they feel 1.5 years is more adequate. Capcom also mentioned that they have around 30 key developers.

We have about 30 key developers and are able to deploy the required personnel at the required times as needed. This allows us to develop content with a small number of people while operating a number of lines at once. Ideally, we want to use a development period of 1.5 years as a rule for each team. Our goal is to make the development cycle even shorter.

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Reggie Fils-Aime Appears In Video Games: The Movie

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime makes an appearance in Video Games: The Movie. Produced by Zach Braff, the newly-released film is a documentary chronicling the rise of video games from niche to multi-billion dollar industry. It also features interviews with several industry veterans, including Nolan Bushnell, Warren Spector and Hideo Kojima.

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Japanese Charts: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 37K

This week’s Japanese charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. Yokai Watch 2 for the Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling video game by a long shot. Nintendo 3DS sales dropped after last week but remains decent at 37.377. Wii U sales remain steady at 8.209. You can see the Japanese software and hardware charts, below.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 331,946 (1,648,653)
  2. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 93,775 (New)
  3. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 07/17/14) – 43,744 (New)
  4. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 21,524 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 14,992 (542,358)
  6. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 12,790 (1,208,077)
  7. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 9,761 (262,427)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 9,258 (101,478)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 5,714 (69,636)
  10. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 5,628 (59,585)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,090 (23,659)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,925 (4,106,912)
  13. [PS4] Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix, 07/17/14) – 4,467 (New)
  14. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 4,094 (67,541)
  15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,905 (3,311,605)
  16. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 3,455 (85,832)
  17. [3DS] Happe-chan Minna de Odekake! Wakuwaku Hoppe Land!! (Nihon Colombia, 07/17/14) – 3,433 (New)
  18. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 2,996 (70,108)
  19. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden (Atlus, 06/14/12) – 2,929 (304,785)
  20. [Wii U] Wii Sports Club (Nintendo, 07/17/14) – 2,898 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,192 (55,531)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 27,352 (38,907)
  3. Wii U – 8,209 (8,658)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,389 (7,763)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 6,456 (7,150)
  6. 3DS – 6,185 (6,425)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,249 (1,803)
  8. PSP – 556 (779)
  9. Xbox 360 – 129 (140)

 

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UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Climbs To Number Three

This week’s best-selling games in the United Kingdom have been announced courtesy of GFK. Minecraft takes the number one position on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it’s closely followed by Mario Kart 8 which has climbed to third. Tomodachi Life is holding steady at number five. Here’s this week’s individual formats charts.

01 (01) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
02 (02) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (06) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
04 (03) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
05 (05) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
06 (04) XBO TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (12) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (08) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
09 (18) 360 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
10 (15) 360 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (10) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
12 (09) 360 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (07) PS4 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
14 (__) NDS POKEMON BLACK VERSION (NINTENDO)
15 (13) PS4 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (24) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
17 (32) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
18 (20) 360 TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (__) NDS POKEMON WHITE VERSION (NINTENDO)
20 (11) PS4 EA SPORTS UFC (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (17) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
22 (30) PS3 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
23 (25) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
24 (16) XBO WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
25 (28) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
26 (21) XBO FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (26) PS3 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (38) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
29 (14) XBO SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
30 (34) 360 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
31 (22) XBO WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
32 (35) PS3 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
33 (27) 360 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
34 (19) 360 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (39) 360 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
36 (__) 3DS POKEMON X (NINTENDO)
37 (__) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
38 (__) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
39 (23) PS4 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
40 (29) 360 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)

 

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Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In Japan For 2014 So Far

Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu has compiled a list of the top 50 best-selling games in Japan for the first half of 2014. As expected the list is dominated by titles for Nintendo platforms with Yokai Watch taking the number one position. In total there are seven titles for Nintendo platforms in the top ten, which isn’t bad at all.

1. Yokai Watch (3DS: 849,027)
2. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS: 739,032)
3. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS: 633,695)
4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U: 512,467)
5. Pokemon X/Y (3DS: 416,864)
6. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS: 411,922)
7. Mario Party Island Tour (3DS: 404,666)
8. Knack (PS4: 398,685)
9. Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3: 367, 354)
10. Dark Souls II (PS3: 335,226)
11. Wii Party U (Wii U: 252,539)
12. Yakuza Ishin! (PS3: 250,937)
13. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3: 248,164)
14. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3: 246,662)
15. Persona Q (3DS: 234,880)
16. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3: 231,351)
17. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U: 227,263)
18. Harvest Moon: Story of Seasons (3DS: 220,599)
19. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (PS3: 205,319)
20. Sword Art Online – Hollow Fragment – (Vita: 198,294)
21. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS: 191,152)
22. Freedom Wars (Vita: 187,890)
23. J Stars Victory VS (PS3 180,904)
24. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS: 180,215)
25. Fossil Fighters Frontier (3DS 171,974)
26. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U: 163,501)
27. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (Vita: 158,974)
28. Battle for Money Sentouchuu (3DS: 146,517)
29. J Stars Victory VS (Vita: 143,178)
30. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (Vita: 139,515)
31. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4: 136,507)
32. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS: 135,773)
33. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (PS3: 133,381)
34. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS: 127,949)
35. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3: 127,019)
36. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3: 123,182)
37. Yakuza Ishin! (PS4: 122,474)
38. Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS: 116,676)
39. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3: 112,969)
40. Mario Golf World Tour (3DS: 110,756)
41. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U: 108,017)
42. Wii Fit U (Wii U: 107,041)
43. The iDOLMASTER One For All (PS3: 102,255)
44. Mario Kart 7 (3DS: 100,507)
45. Soul Sacrifice Delta (Vita: 96,737)
46. Gundam Side Stories (PS3: 94,503)
47. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy (3DS: 92,903)
48. Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS: 91,375)
49. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster TWIN PACK (Vita: 91,075)
50. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (PS3: 88,867)