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UK Charts: Fantasy Life Enters At 10, Hyrule Warriors Slips To 15

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. It’s an unsurprising victory for FIFA 15, which claims the first four spots in the chart, while Destiny follows closely behind. Level-5’s Fantasy Life – a cross-over between life simulation and RPG – has managed to nab a place at the tail-end of the individual top 10. For those still uncertain on the game’s potential, make sure you take a look at our Fantasy Life review, which garnered a solid 8 score.

While Fantasy Life grabs a top 10 spot, Hyrule Warriors slips down from last week’s 4 to 15, with Tomodachi Life not far behind at 17. EA’s FIFA 15 makes a surprising debut at 23 for the Nintendo Wii and beats the PC entry which lands at 28. Elsewhere, Mario Kart 8 gears up for a small flurry of movement up the chart and sits at 26. You can take a look at the individual top 40 below.

1. (NE) [PS4] FIFA 15
2. (NE) [360] FIFA 15
3. (NE) [XBO] FIFA 15
4. (NE) [PS3] FIFA 15
5. (01) [PS4] Destiny
6. (02) [XBO] Destiny
7. (03) [360] Destiny
8. (08) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
9. (06) [PC] The Sims 4
10. (NE) [3DS] Fantasy Life
11. (07) [PS3] Destiny
12. (09) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
13. (05) [360] Disney Infinity 2.0
14. (11) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
15. (04) [WIIU] Hyrule Warriors
16. (12) [PS4] Watch Dogs
17. (14) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
18. (NE) [VITA] FIFA 15
19. (19) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
20. (16) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
21. (10) [PS3] Disney Infinity 2.0
22. (18) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
23. (NE) [WII] FIFA 15
24. (22) [360] Terraria
25. (23) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
26. (28) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
27. (24) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
28. (NE) [PC] FIFA 15
29. (35) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
30. (32) [DS] Frozen: Olaf’s Quest
31. (25) [PS4] Infamous: First Light
32. (26) [XBO] Titanfall
33. (33) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
34. (29) [360] Skate 3
35. (21) [360] Watch Dogs
36. (31 [PS4] Metro Redux
37. (27) [PS3] Watch Dogs
38. (34) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
39. (RE) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
40. (13) [PS4] Disney Infinity 2.0

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Japanese Charts: 3DS Sells 43k, Wii U Sells 8k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Following on from its debut last week, Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS remains the chart-topper and sells a further 321k copies. Ghost-hunting RPG Yokai Watch 2 also extends its popularity with a further 56k copies under its two-million selling belt.

Bayonetta 2 is this week’s newcomer and sells just short of 40k copies for the Wii U. Unfortunately, the hack and slash title doesn’t appear to boost sales of the home console by much, as it rounds out with a standard 8k. The 3DS, however, rockets up a few thousand from last week’s numbers, coming in at 43k in total. Here’s the top 20 software chart along with the hardware chart.

 Top 20 Software Chart

  1. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 321,363 (1,266,008)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 56,380 (2,525,591)
  3. [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 – 38,828 (New)
  4. [PS3] Destiny – 18,396 (104,291)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online – 13,948 (89,299)
  6. [PS4] Destiny – 13,014 (104,291)
  7. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – 9,389 (49,569)
  8. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami – 7,936 (129,256)
  9. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 6,396 (672,313)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 4,554 (1,274,296)
  11. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 4,334 (184,048)
  12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 3,087 (63,395)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 2,944 (4,144,405)
  14. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 – 2,840 (19,131)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 2,792 (139,935)
  16. [3DS] Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. – 2,763 (48,069)
  17. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 2,719 (163,54)
  18. [PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – 2,611 (32,151)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2,554 (3,788,095)
  20. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors – 2,443 (102,620)

 Hardware Chart

  1. 3DS LL – 35,622 (31,602)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,148 (12,331)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 8,939 (23,623)
  4. Wii U – 8,396 (7,062)
  5. 3DS – 7,970 (7,967)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,078 (6,083)
  7. Xbox One – 1,314 (3,015)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 704 (817)
  9. Xbox 360 – 103 (96)
  10. PSP – 99 (101)

 

 

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UK Charts: Hyrule Warriors Hacks And Slashes Its Way To Number 4, But Destiny Remains Top

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. Nintendo and Tecmo Koei’s new release Hyrule Warriors makes its fantastic debut at number four in the individual charts. The hack and slash title from the joining of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors franchises couldn’t quite fend off competition from Destiny, though squeezes in front of Disney Infinity 2.0, another new release this week.

Further down the chart and into the top 20 is life simulation game Tomodachi Life, which slips from 11 to 14. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call for the 3DS also manages to bag a place at 15 in the individual charts, amongst a number of other new releases. Just sitting inside the top 20 is the Wii U version of Disney Infinity, sandwiched between Call of Duty: Ghosts and Watch Dogs.

Nintendo’s staple racing game Mario Kart 8 moves into 28, while Pokemon Black and White for the Nintendo DS re-enter at the tail-end of the chart. Below you’ll find the top 40 individual chart in full.

1. (01) [PS4] Destiny
2. (02) [XBO] Destiny
3. (03) [360] Destiny
4. (NE) [WIIU] Hyrule Warriors
5. (NE) [360] Disney Infinity 2.0
6. (05) [PC] The Sims 4
7. (04) [PS3] Destiny
8. (07) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
9. (09) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
10. (NE) [PS3] Disney Infinity 2.0
11. (06) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
12. (08) [PS4] Watch Dogs
13. (NE) [PS4] Disney Infinity 2.0
14. (11) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
15. (NE) [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
16. (15) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
17. (NE) [XBO] Disney Infinity 2.0
18. (20) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
19. (10) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
20. (NE) [WIIU] Disney Infinity 2.0
21. (14) [360] Watch Dogs
22. (21) [360] Terraria
23. (19) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
24. (23) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
25. (12) [PS4] Infamous: First Light
26. (17) [XBO] Titanfall
27. (18) [PS3] Watch Dogs
28. (27) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
29. (30) [360] Skate 3
30. (RE) [DS] Pokemon Black Version
31. (22) [PS4] Metro Redux
32. (RE) [DS] Frozen: Olaf’s Quest
33. (35) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
34. (26) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
35. (RE) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
36. (29) [PS3] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
37. (RE) [DS] Pokemon White Version
38. (RE) [360] Sniper Elite 3
39. (31) [PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
40. (40) [3DS] Mario Kart 7

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Koji Igarashi Puts His ‘Dream Game’ On Hold

You may remember that Koji Igarashi, the co-director on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, teased a new project during the Mighty No.9 panel at this year’s PAX event. Well it turns out that Igarashi’s new game is currently on hold as he focusses his attention on his new job working for a mobile developer and publisher. Igarashi says that the aforementioned game was his idea of a “dream game” that fans of his would ultimately lap up. That project is on hold, but Igarashi has struck a deal with the company that will eventually allow him to continue work on his project. Here’s what he had to say to IGN about the move.

“It’s kind of an unusual agreement. I have a special carve-out that allows me to work with another publishing partner or find other routes to fund my dream game.”

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Here’s The Winners Of The Japan Game Awards 2014

The Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association announced during this week’s Tokyo Game Show the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2014. The awards honoured both western and Japanese titles so there’s some familiar and some unfamiliar titles on the list. Without further ado here’s the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2014.

Grand Award

  • Monster Hunter 4
  • Youkai Watch

Award for Excellence

  • Dark Souls II
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Kan Colle
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Monster Hunter 4
  • Youkai Watch

Special Award

  • Solitiba

Global Award Japanese Product

  • Pokemon X/Y

Best Sales Award

  • Pokemon X/Y

Global Award Foreign Product

  • GTA V

Thanks, Kallum S

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Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K, Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are in thanks to Media Create. As expected the long-awaited Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS claimed the top spot, but what is interesting is the only marginal boost for Nintendo 3DS hardware sales. Bungie and Activision’s Destiny has also performed well and is placed at number two and number three positions in the charts. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 944,644 (New)
  2. [PS4] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 91,277 (New)
  3. [PS3] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 49,503 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 47,065 (2,469,211)
  5. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (Bandai Namco, 09/11/14) – 40,180 (New)
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 22,977 (75,351)
  7. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 15,338 (121,320)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,839 (665,918)
  9. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 5,734 (179,714)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 4,898 (1,269,742)
  11. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Atlus, 08/28/14) – 4,709 (106,181)
  12. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo, 09/04/14) – 4,534 (16,291)
  13. [PSV] Chain Chronicle V (Sega, 09/11/14) – 4,178 (New)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 4,084 (137,143)
  15. [3DS] Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company, 08/28/14) – 3,766 (45,306)
  16. [PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 3,657 (20,485)
  17. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit (Kadokawa Games, 08/28/14) – 3,467 (76,033)
  18. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 3,452 (160,821)
  19. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 3,365 (100,177)
  20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (Take-Two, 06/26/14) – 3,300 (60,307)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,602 (23,624)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 23,623 (7,299)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,331 (14,441)
  4. 3DS – 7,967 (5,931)
  5. Wii U – 7,062 (7,349)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,083 (6,139)
  7. Xbox One – 3,015 (25,674)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 817 (910)
  9. PSP – 101 (288)
  10. Xbox 360 – 96 (126)