Category Archives: Sony

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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)

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In US During June, Mario Kart 8 At Number Two

The NPD Group have revealed the best-selling video games in the United States during June. Watch Dogs tops the bill, but Mario Kart 8 comes gliding in at second. Tomodachi Life has also performed well as it comes in at number nine. Here’s the best-sellers for June.

1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
4. UFC (PS4, Xbox One)
5. FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
6. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
7. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
9. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
10. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)

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Japanese Charts: Wii U Sells 8K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 61K

This week’s Media Create sales charts are now in from Japan. As expected Yokai Watch 2 was the game that Japanese consumers were most excited about, and it shows, as the game sold a staggering 1.3 million units in its opening week. Thanks to Yokai Watch 2 the Nintendo 3DS sold 61.956 units, whereas the previous week it only sold 27.338. Wii U sales seem to be on a downward trend with the console only managing to sell 8.658 this week. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 1,316,707 (New)
  2. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 20,617 (252,665)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 19,153 (1,195,287)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 15,143 (527,366)
  5. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 14,713 (92,220)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 10,273 (53,957)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 7,465 (63,922)
  8. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,121 (18,570)
  9. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 6,000 (82,378)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,738 (4,101,986)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,666 (67,111)
  12. [PS4] FIFA 14 (EA, 02/22/14) – 4,569 (63,447)
  13. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 4,279 (148,779)
  14. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 4,194 (77,494)
  15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,684 (3,307,700)
  16. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 3,024 (245,399)
  17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 2,973 (2,349,594)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,950 (3,758,394)
  19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/23/14) – 2,925 (222,886)
  20. [PSV] God Eater 2 (PlayStation Vita the Best) (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 2,731 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 55,531 (21,914)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 38,907 (18,438)
  3. Wii U – 8,658 (9,961)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,763 (7,511)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 7,150 (7,876)
  6. 3DS – 6,425 (5,424)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,803 (2,217)
  8. PSP – 779 (1,579)
  9. Xbox 360 – 140 (180)
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UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Squeezes Into Top 5, Mario Kart 8 In 6th

This week’s UK charts are in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. It’s a great week for Tomodachi Life yet again as it remains ahead of Mario Kart 8 and just squeezes into the individual chart top 5. The popular Kart racing title comes in behind the life simulation game at number 6. This week’s chart-topper is Minecraft Xbox 360 version, closely followed by the PS3 version in second place.

Meanwhile at the bottom of the individual chart, Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS re-enters at number 40. Even a year since its initial release the bell-saving, highly addictive game manages to break into the charts once more – possibly due to the school summer break approaching next week. You can check out the individual top 40 below.

  1. (04) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. (03) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
  3. (02) [PS4] Watch Dogs
  4. (05) [XBO] Titanfall
  5. (06) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
  6. (07) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
  7. (01) [PS4] Sniper Elite 3
  8. (13) [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order
  9. (18) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
  10. (15) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  11. (10) [PS4] EA Sports UFC
  12. (12) [360] Grand Theft V
  13. (14) [PS4] FIFA 14
  14. (08) [XBO] Sniper Elite 3
  15. (27) [360] FIFA 14
  16. (25) [XBO] Wolfenstein: The New Order
  17. (24) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  18. (16) [360] Watch Dogs
  19. (11) [360] 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  20. (20) [360] Titanfall
  21. (23) [XBO] FIFA 14
  22. (19) [XBO] Watch Dogs
  23. (32) [PS4] Infamous: Second Son
  24. (31) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  25. (33) [360] Terraria
  26. (34) [PS3] FIFA 14
  27. (30) [360] Wolfenstein: The New Order
  28. (28) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
  29. (09) [360] Sniper Elite 3
  30. (29) [PS3] Watch Dogs
  31. (17) [XBO] EA Sports UFC
  32. (RE) [PC] Football Manager 2014
  33. (22) [PS3] 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  34. (39) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  35. (21) [PS3] Sniper Elite 3
  36. (37) [360] Battlefield 4
  37. (40) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
  38. (RE) [PS4] Battlefield 4
  39. (RE) [360] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
  40. (RE) [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf