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Sony Claims It Has 78% Market Share For Home Consoles In Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita claims that the company has a 78% market share for home consoles in Japan. The 78% includes the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4. However, they wouldn’t mention the handheld space where both Sony and Nintendo are competing against smartphone and tablet gaming which has proved a massive hit in Japan.

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UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Drops Out Top 10, Mario Kart 8 Sits At 24

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. For a number of weeks, Tomodachi Life has been floating quite happily within the individual top 10 but, for the first week since its debut, the life simulation game drops into the ‘teens, placing at unlucky 13. However, it’s still the top 3DS game within the charts, sandwiched between Watch Dogs and Grand Theft Auto V.

Mario Kart 8 dips again and settles for 24 rather than its 22nd position in last week’s charts. Not far behind is New Super Mario Bros. U which sits at 27, while Pokemon X and Y place at 33 and 38, respectively. The Last of Us: Remastered Edition climbs back to its reigning chart position and is closely followed by newcomer Metro Redux. You can check out the top 40 individual chart in full below.

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

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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.