The Verge Declares The PlayStation Vita The Best Handheld Gaming System

The Verge has gone against the grain and declared Sony’s ill-fated PlayStation Vita as the best handheld gaming system money can currently buy. The PlayStation Vita was put against the Nintendo 3DS, Apple’s iPad Mini, and Google’s Nexus 9. There’s a number of reasons why they opted for the PlayStation Vita including Remote Play, Visuals, Cross Buy, Analogue Buttons, and much more. You can see their verdict in the video which is posted above.

UK Handheld Market Is Down By Almost A Third During Black Friday

MCV is reporting that sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 went through the roof on Black Friday in the United Kingdom. The publication neglects to mention Wii U which presumably means it didn’t fare anywhere near as well as the other two consoles. What’s interesting is the publication reports that the handheld market is down by almost a third compared to the same stage in 2013.

Nicalis Teases The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth For Wii U

Nicalis has teased that it is bringing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth to Wii U. This rumor stems from a new video posted by the developer, which briefly displays the Wii U dashboard before delving into a clip from the upcoming remake of the original dungeon crawler. Nicalis has yet to officially announce the game for Nintendo’s console. Confirmed platforms include PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC.

Ex-Nintendo Indie Boss Jumps Ship To Develop For PlayStation

Ex-Nintendo indie boss Dan Adelman has confirmed his next venture and it’s with PlayStation. Adelman is developing Axiom Verge which is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita. The game, which draws similarities to Nintendo’s very own Metroid franchise, will eventually come to Steam. You can watch some footage, above.

Here’s The 50 Best Selling Video Games In Japan During 2013

Wondering which video games the Japanese bought the most of last year? Well we now know, thanks to Media Create. The chart tracking firm has published the best-selling games in Japan during 2013 and as you might expect there’s plenty of Nintendo related titles on the impressive list. Here’s the top 50 best-sellers in Japan last year.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.110.240 – 3.110.240
  2. [3DS] Pokemon X # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.967.479 – 1.967.479
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.759.117 – 1.759.117
  4. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.628.044 – 3.597.999
  5. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.612.037 – 1.612.037
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.237.825 – 1.237.825
  7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.658 – 1.005.658
  8. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 1.003.188 – 1.003.188
  9. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 649.091 – 649.091
  10. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 483.378 – 483.378
  11. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 459.556 – 2.203.347
  12. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 424.743 – 424.743
  13. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 414.017 – 414.017
  14. [3DS] Disney Magic World # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 399.173 – 399.173
  15. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 396.635 – 396.635
  16. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 392.087 – 392.087
  17. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 387.579 – 387.579
  18. [PSV] God Eater 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 371.027 – 371.027
  19. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 357.666 – 357.666
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 317.939 – 2.226.905
  21. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 317.822 – 317.822
  22. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 309.526 – 309.526
  23. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 288.435 – 610.394
  24. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 276.349 – 276.349
  25. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 276.302 – 276.302
  26. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 275.687 – 275.687
  27.  [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 269.730 – 269.730
  28. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 264.566 – 264.566
  29. [PS3] Gundam Breaker (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.06.27} (¥7.980) – 264.452 – 264.452
  30. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV # (Atlus) {2013.05.23} (¥6.980) – 257.901 – 257.901
  31. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 255.673 – 255.673
  32.  [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn # (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 244.379 – 244.379
  33. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 243.064 – 243.064
  34. 034. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) # (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 239.788 – 363.383
  35. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 238.662 – 579.195
  36. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥6.090) – 233.264 – 233.264
  37.  [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2013.03.14} (¥6.980) – 229.604 – 229.604
  38.  [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 225.949 – 563.422
  39.  [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.14} (¥6.280) – 224.662 – 224.662
  40. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 224.143 – 224.143
  41. [PS3] The Last of Us <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.06.20} (¥5.980) – 222.328 – 222.328
  42. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 215.248 – 215.248
  43. [WIU] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 212.311 – 212.311
  44. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2013.04.25} (¥4.990) – 203.180 – 203.180
  45. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 197.776 – 567.167
  46. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 193.181 – 193.181
  47. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 193.025 – 193.025
  48. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 191.063 – 191.063
  49. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 190.546 – 190.546
  50. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) – 189.443 – 591.576

Thanks, Jacob B

Dan Adelman Wanted Grim Fandango On Wii U

Former Nintendo indie boss Dan Adelman has mentioned that he really wanted to get the classic Grim Fandango to come to the Wii U, however his efforts were unsuccessful. A remake of Grim Fandango is currently in the works for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

“Grim Fandango,” he reminisced. “I mentioned the idea of an HD remake to Tim Schafer about 7-8 years ago. I was so jealous that PlayStation got that. Curse you, Adam Boyes!”

EA Explains Why It Brings Games To Smart Devices Instead Of Nintendo 3DS

The chief operating officer of EA, Peter Moore, has explained why his company prefers developing titles for smart devices instead of Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. The company, which stopped producing titles for the two dedicated gaming handhelds, thinks that opting for smartphones and tablets would provide more favorable results in the long run.

“We were supportive of both of those platforms,” Moore said. “But then you’ve got finite resources and you’ve got teams that say, ‘We really think that two or three years from now, these are the platforms that people are going to be consuming games on.’ And you look at the quality of what you can do on phones and tablets… Sometimes strategy is not about what you do but what you don’t do, and you have to make some hard calls when you’ve got only so many people. To my point, we’ve got to be planning for FY 17 and 18. Do you think the Vita and 3DS are going to be around in some shape or fashion by then on a scale level?”