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Japan: 3DS Sells 23k, Wii U Sells 5k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. The only new 3DS software to enter the charts is Crayon Shin-chan, which sells just over 16,000 copies and debuts in fifth place. Though the latest Mario Party title and Yokai Watch continue to sell well, figures are still erring on the side of caution following the dominance of the mobile market. 3rd Robot Wars Z for PlayStation 3 is Japan’s chart-topper, but EA’s Titanfall comes in 9th place, selling just over 10k.

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U suffer a blow in the hardware charts this week, with sales of the PlayStation Vita topping the combined sales of the 3DS by a mere 2k. Sales for the Wii U are also at its lowest in a number of weeks, where it’s been roughly averaging between 7 and 10k. Here’s the top 20 software and hardware charts.

  1. [PS3] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – 142,433 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – 128,236 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 33,833 (720,220)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 28,114 (285,987)
  5. [3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! – 16,409 (New)
  6. [PSV] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai – 14,468 (New)
  7. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 13,552 (206,066)
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 11,005 (190,036)
  9. [360] Titanfall – 10,478 (New)
  10. [PS3] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai – 8,469 (New)
  11. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS – 7,461 (164,418)
  12. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U – 7,164 (25,567)
  13. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 6,987 (547,360)
  14. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 6,333 (121,071)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 6,020 (4,029,314)
  16. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear  – 5,951 (136,033)
  17. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 5,609 (96,485)
  18. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 – 5,369 (74,165)
  19. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS – 5,353 (139,875)
  20. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 5,286 (325,463)
  1. PlayStation Vita – 24,078 (25,017)
  2. 3DS LL – 17,291 (22,947)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,034 (13,401)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,305 (10,871)
  5. 3DS – 6,271 (9,091)
  6. Wii U – 5,512 (7,962)
  7. PSP – 2,027 (2,892)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,220 (1,371)
  9. Xbox 360 – 229 (276)

 

 

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UK Charts: No 3DS Or Wii U Games In Top 40

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK chart-track. It’s more than a poor show for Nintendo offerings this week as no Wii U or 3DS games manage to hit the individual top 40. Not even a Middle-earth adventure could fly into the chart for 3DS or Wii U with the arrival of LEGO The Hobbit. However, the Warner Bros. title entered the chart highest for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, while this week’s top spot is claimed by Titanfall. Below you’ll find the individual top 40.

  1. (NE) [360] Titanfall
  2. (2) [XBO] Titanfall
  3. (4) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  4. (7) [360] South Park: The Stick of Truth
  5. (NE) [360] LEGO The Hobbit
  6. (15) [PS3] South Park: The Stick of Truth
  7. (6) [360] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  8. (3) [PS4] Infamous: Second Son
  9. (11) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. (NE) [XBO] Kinect Sports Rivals
  11. (9) [360] FIFA 14
  12. (5) [PS4] FIFA 14
  13. (NE) [PS3] LEGO The Hobbit
  14. (10) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  15. (1) [PC] The Elder Scrolls Online
  16. (NE) [PS4] LEGO The Hobbit
  17. (12) [PS3] FIFA 14
  18. (19) [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  19. (17) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
  20. (14) [XBO] FIFA 14
  21. (NE) [PSV] Football Manager 2014
  22. (8) [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  23. (NE) [XBO] LEGO The Hobbit
  24. (26) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  25. (13) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  26. (35) [360] WWE 2K14
  27. (20) [360] Dark Souls II
  28. (25) [PS3] Gran Turismo 6
  29. (18) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
  30. (36) [PS4] Thief
  31. (28) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  32. (RE) [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  33. (38) [360] Battlefield 4
  34. (27) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
  35. (32) [PS3] Dark Souls II
  36. (RE) [360] Skate 3
  37. (33) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  38. (29) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  39. (24) [PS4] Battlefield 4
  40. (39) [XBO] Thief
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Nintendo Banned Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida From Miiverse Twice

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that he was banned from Miiverse a couple of times. Yoshida, who leads the firm’s PlayStation sector, violated the Miiverse code of conduct by promoting his Twitter handle – @yosp – and by expressing his affection for the PlayStation brand. The Sony executive previously confirmed that he owns two Wii U consoles.

“The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that’s against the rules,” Yoshida said. “The second time is because I wrote, ‘I love PS.’ You’re not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted ‘PS’ as PlayStation.”

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Japan: Just Dance For Wii U Enters At 5, 3DS Sells 32k And Wii U Sells Almost 8k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. The introduction of an increased tax price has caused a slight dip in general software and hardware sales after last week’s considerable boost, but sales aren’t as low as naturally expected. Mario Party: Island Tour continues to sell well and resumes its place as chart-topper, while new release Just Dance Wii U – the third instalment of the popular boogie game in Japan – climbs to number 5 with 18k copies sold.

Hardware sales have suffered the most from the tax increase, but are generally consistent with figures from previous weeks. The 3DS sells 32k, a sales decrease of almost 50 per cent, though the Wii U pulls in almost 8k, a fairly regular amount when compared to other weeks. You can find the top 20 software and hardware sales below.

  1. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 47,106 (257,873)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 25,572 (192,514)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 23,663 (686,387)
  4. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 20,799 (179,031)
  5. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U – 18,403 (New)
  6. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 16,111 (114,738)
  7. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS – 13,417 (114,738)
  8. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS – 11,876 (134,522)
  9. [PS3] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 10,278 (70,243)
  10. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 10,081 (90,876)
  11. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 9,924 (320,177)
  12. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 9,914 (540,373)
  13. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear – 9,704 (130,083)
  14. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 – 9,603 (68,796)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 8,328 (4,023,294)
  16. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 7,859 (112,137)
  17. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 7,576 (50,277)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys – 6,881 (768,483)
  19. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 6,787 (1,430,720)
  20. [PSV] Natural Doctrine – 6,046 (New)
  1. PlayStation Vita – 25,017 (39,752)
  2. 3DS LL – 22,947 (52,124)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,401 (23,327)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 10,871 (17,154)
  5. 3DS – 9,091 (12,508)
  6. Wii U – 7,962 (13,026)
  7. PSP – 2,892 (4,206)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,371 (2,115)
  9. Xbox 360 – 276 (304)

 

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Epic Games Is Hyping Up An Announcement For Tomorrow

A number of Epic Games employees have taken to Twitter to hype up a possible announcement tomorrow. There’s no clues regarding what the announcement might be, but we know for a fact that Game Informer are teasing their cover story, which will be shown off tomorrow. Whether it’s related to their forthcoming game Fortnite remains to be seen. Whatever it is, it should be interesting.

Thanks, Jackman

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Game Informer Cover Reveal Coming Tomorrow

Andrew Reiner, executive editor of Game Informer, has revealed on Twitter that he will be revealing their cover story tomorrow. Speculation is rife regarding which game will grace the cover, but the general consensus seems to be that it will be Assassin’s Creed. We already know that Assassin’s Creed Unity is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while Assassin’s Creed Comet will apparently be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Wii U version seems to be up in the air. What would you like to see?

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UK Charts: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Slips Back To 16

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK chart-track. There are only two Nintendo 3DS games within the top 40 individual charts, but two brilliant minds of law and logic are still a force to be reckoned with. Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright slips back ten places to number 16, sandwiched in between South Park and Grand Theft Auto V. And also moving back ten places is Yoshi’s New Island, which we reviewed and gave a score of 6/10, placing at 30.

In a surprising re-entry within the all-formats chart, Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U comes in at the back of the pack at number 40, sitting just behind Pokemon Y. Below you will find the top 40 individual chart, with Elder Scrolls Online for PC claiming the top spot this week.

  1. (NE) [PC] The Elder Scrolls Online
  2. (02) [XBO] Titanfall
  3. (01) [PS4] Infamous: Second Son
  4. (05) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  5. (07) [PS4] FIFA 14
  6. (08) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
  7. (10) [360] South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  8. (04) [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  9. (13) [360] FIFA 14
  10. (11) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  11. (17) [360] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  12. (24) [PS3] FIFA 14
  13. (27) [PS4] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  14. (14) [XBO] FIFA 14
  15. (18) [PS3] South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  16. (06) [3DS] Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright
  17. (26) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
  18. (21) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
  19. (25) [PS3] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  20. (15) [360] Dark Souls II
  21. (12) [XBO] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  22. (09) [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  23. (16) [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  24. (29) [PS4] Battlefield 4
  25. (RE) [PS3] Gran Turismo 6
  26. (RE) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  27. (32) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
  28. (23) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  29. (RE) [XBO] Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  30. (20) [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island
  31. (28) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  32. (19) [PS3] Dark Souls II
  33. (33) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  34. (NE) [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Complete Edition
  35. (RE) [360] WWE 2K14
  36. (31) [PS4] Thief
  37. (36) [PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall
  38. (RE) [360] Battlefield 4
  39. (38) [XBO] Thief
  40. (03) [PC] Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls
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Japan: Here’s The Biggest-Selling Video Games Between April 1, 2013 And April 3, 2014

Japanese gaming publication Famistu has published the biggest-selling video games between April 1st 2013 and April 3rd 2014. The publication was most surprised at how well Rockstar’s critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V did.  Seven of the top ten games are for Nintendo 3DS, with Wii U claiming two and PlayStation 3 one.

1. Pokemon X/Y (3DS): 4,328,008
2. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS): 3,429,862
3. Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS): 1,635,099
4. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 1,358,548
5. Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS): 774,152
6. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS): 710,303
7. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): 699,182
8. Wii Party U (Wii U): 697,042
9. Yokai Watch (3DS): 652,803
10. New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U): 622,502

 

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Japan: 3DS Sells 64k, Wii U Sells 13k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Mario Party: Island Tour is knocked off from the top spot by PlayStation Vita’s Hatsune Miku Project, but settles into second place and sells a further 78k units, equalling a 210k total. New Love Plus+ releases for the Japanese 3DS this week and enters the top 10 at number 7, selling just over 30k copies.

In terms of hardware sales, both the 3DS and Wii U sales are boosted considerably, possibly due to Japan’s rise in sale tax from 5 to 8 per cent coming into affect today. Nintendo’s handheld brings home 64k, while the Wii U shoots up a further 3k from last week, selling 13k. Once again, the 3DS is back to lead the pack at the top of the board. You can find the top 20 software charts and hardware charts below.

  1. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 98,628 (New)
  2. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 78,098 (210,767)
  3. [PS3] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 59,965 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 48,345 (662,724)
  5. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 46,490 (166,942)
  6. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 38,617 (158,232)
  7. [3DS] New Love Plus+ – 31,258 (New)
  8. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS – 25,300 (143,540)
  9. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS – 24,825 (122,646)
  10. [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life – 21,640 (New)
  11. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 – 19,596 (59,193)
  12. [PS3] Winning Post 8 – 19,156 (New)
  13. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 17,771 (310,253)
  14. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 16,897 (80,795)
  15. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 14,877 (42,700)
  16. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 12,966 (120,379)
  17. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear – 12,966 (120,379)
  18. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 12,374 (104,277)
  19. [PSV] Winning Post 8 – 12,120 (New)
  20. [PSV] Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk – 11,663 (New)
  1. 3DS LL – 52,124 (28,291)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 39,752 (35,374)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 23,327 (30,201)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 17,154 (15,455)
  5. Wii U – 13,026 (9,982)
  6. 3DS – 12,508 (11,985)
  7. PSP – 4,206 (3,563)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,115 (1,754)
  9. Xbox 360 – 304 (288)