Category Archives: Sony

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Nielsen Says One-Third Of PlayStation 4 Owners Switched From Wii Or Xbox 360

Analytics firm Nielson has produced a new report that suggests that one-third of PlayStation 4 owners switched from the original Wii console and the Xbox 360. The survey was conducted by 1,200 active gamers from North America aged 7 to 54. The flaw in the survey was that participants were asked which console they currently owned at the time of the survey, not what they had owned in the past. This means that those who sold their PlayStation 3 or Wii would have been listed as non console owners. We already heard earlier this week that Sony were surprised at the success of the PlayStation 4 and were undecided why it’s been such a run away success.

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High Moon Studios Only Working On Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3 Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, No Wii U

High Moon Studios have told Game Informer that they’re only working on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and confirmed that there isn’t a Wii U version this time around. We heard yesterday from Sledgehammer Games who said they’re working solely on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game. Sledgehammer also revealed that Treyarch aren’t producing a Call of Duty game this year. Michael Condrey tweeted yesterday that Activision decided not to make a Wii U version this time around presumably due to sales.

“Current gen is also going to be great – the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms are being developed by the talented team at High Moon Studios,” they said. “They are committed to bringing an incredible X360 and PS3 Call of Duty game to fans. We’ve been working closely with those guys to ensure players get an awesome Call of Duty experience on all platforms.”

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Nintendo Is The 7th Most Wanted Company To Work For Among Developers

International Game Developer Association has quizzed developers and asked them which company they would most like to work for. Interestingly the majority of those asked voted for Valve, even above the chance to work for their own studios. Nintendo came in 7th place beating the likes of acclaimed studios Naughty Dog and Bethesda.

  1. Valve
  2. My own company
  3. Activision Blizzard
  4. BioWare
  5. Ubisoft
  6. Current employer
  7. Nintendo
  8. Naughty Dog
  9. Double Fine
  10. Bethesda Game Studios

Thanks, Jester

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Japan: Wii U Sells 18K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 51K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are now in thanks to Media Create. The recently released Hyrule Warriors entered the Japanese all-formats chart at number two and has subsequently boosted Wii U hardware sales this week. The Wii U sold 18K compared to the previous week when it only sold 13K. The Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita remain on top once again.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 118,526 (2,212,518)
  2. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 69,090 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 29,933 (144,162)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 28,221 (627,635)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 27,273 (108,857)
  6. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (Capcom, 08/13/14) – 21,169 (New)
  7. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 11,604 (53,931)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 10,879 (138,721)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 10,420 (1,245,042)
  10. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 9,624 (56,119)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 6,644 (91,232)
  12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,286 (45,283)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 6,053 (4,127,888)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 5,535 (2,368,112)
  15. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 4,728 (423,075)
  16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,705 (41,748)
  17. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 4,542 (280,209)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,447 (3,774,698)
  19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Bandai Namco, 04/24/14) – 3,984 (238,539)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,796 (3,327,503)

 

  • 3DS LL – 42,365 (33,172)
  • PlayStation Vita – 20,825 (17,084)
  • Wii U – 18,161 (13,598)
  • 3DS – 9,429 (7,873)
  • PlayStation 4 – 6,913 (5,470)
  • PlayStation 3 – 6,260 (6,486)
  • PlayStation Vita TV – 1,491 (1,344)
  • PSP – 416 (301)
  • Xbox 360 – 160 (151)

 

 

 

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Does Ice Bucket Challenge And Asks Reggie And Yoshida To Do The Same

Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and has asked Reggie Fils Aime, Shuhei Yoshida and Gabe Newell, to do the same. Spencer has said that he will donate money that he has raised into ALS research. The ALS Association is an organisation that raises money for research for those individuals who have Lou Gehrig’s disease. Would you like to see Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime participate?

Thanks, no po ro po

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UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Is A Non-Mover At 4, Mario Kart 8 Slips To 14

This week’s UK charts are in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. In a quiet week, The Last of Us: Remastered remains top of the individual chart. The PS4 title is joined by three other non-movers, with Nintendo’s weird and whimsical simulation game, Tomodachi Life, remaining in fourth.

Further down the chart, Mario Kart 8 slides into 14, just one lower than last week’s position, while Pokemon X and Y keep the battle alive in the top 30 at 29 and 28, respectively. Other than the PC’s new release Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection, the individual chart remains largely the same. You can check out the full individual top 40 below.

1. (01) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
2. (02) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3. (03) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
4. (04) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
5. (07) [PS4] Watch Dogs
6. (06) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
7. (08) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
8. (11) [XBO] Titanfall
9. (21) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
10. (12) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
11. (19) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
12. (14) [360] Terraria
13. (05) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
14. (13) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
15. (NE) [PC] Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection
16. (17) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
17. (10) [360] FIFA 14
18. (09) [360] Watch Dogs
19. (26) [360] Skate 3
20. (23) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
21. (25) [PS3] FIFA 14
22. (33) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
23. (22) [PS4] Battlefield 4
24. (24) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
25. (20) [360] Sniper Elite 3
26. (31) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
27. (32) [PS4] FIFA 14
28. (28) [3DS] Pokemon Y
29. (35) [3DS] Pokemon X
30. (29) [XBO] FIFA 14
31. (30) [360] Battlefield 4
32. (15) [PS3] The Last of Us
33. (39) [360] Titanfall
34. (18) [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV
35. (27) [360] WWE 2K14
36. (37) [DS] Frozen: Olaf’s Quest
37. (16) [PS3] Watch Dogs
38. (RE) [PC] Football Manager 2014
39. (40) [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
40. (36) [PS4] EA Sports UFC

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Empire Magazine Lists The Greatest 100 Games Of All-Time

Respected movie website and magazine Empire have listed what they declare to be the 100 greatest video games of all-time. There’s a nice mix or both new and old games which some are bound to agree with and some disagree with. Here’s Empire’s top 100 games of all-time.

100. Journey
99. Crash Bandicoot
98. Homeworld
97. Super Mario Galaxy 2
96. Team Fortress 2
95. League of Legends
94. Super Metroid
93. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
92. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
91. Duke Nukem 3D
90. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
89. Max Payne
88. Star Wars: Battlefront II
87. Left 4 Dead
86. Heavy Rain
85. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
84. Grim Fandango
83. Championship Manager
82. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
81. Dragon Age: Origins
80. Okami
79. System Shock 2
78. Counter-Strike
77. Age of Empires II: The Age Of Kings
76. Chrono Trigger
75. Gears Of War
74. Sid Meier’s Civilization
73. Final Fantasy IX
72. Metroid Prime
71. Super Mario Galaxy
70. Dead Space
69. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
68. StarCraft
67. Elite
66. Planescape: Torment
65. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
64. Silent Hill 2
63. The Walking Dead
62. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
61. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
60. Final Fantasy VIII
59. Kingdom Hearts
58. Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos
57. Portal
56. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
55. The Elder Scolls III: Morrowind
54. Call of Juarez
53. Sonic the Hedgehog
52. Diablo II
51. Shenmue II
50. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
49. Resident Evil 2
48. Bioshock Infinite
47. The Secret of Monkey Island
46. Tomb Raider
45. Final Fantasy X
44. Super Mario Bros.
43. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
42. Resident Evil
41. Portal 2
40. Street Fighter II
39. Mario Kart 64
38. Tetris
37. Assassin’s Creed II
36. Half-Life
35. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
34. Halo: Reach
33. Shadow of the Colossus
32. Doom
31. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
30. Mass Effect
29. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
28. Batman: Arkham Asylum
27. Resident Evil 4
26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
25. Fallout 3
24. Super Mario Kart
23. The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess
22. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
21. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
20. Super Mario World
19. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
18. Mass Effect 2
17. Deus Ex
16. Super Mario 64
15. Half-Life 2
14 BioShock
13. Dark Souls
12. Batman: Arkham City
11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Halo: Combat Evolved
9. Red Dead Redemption
8. Grand Theft Auto V
7. Shenmue
6. GoldenEye: 007
5. Metal Gear Solid
4. Final Fantasy VII
3. World of Warcraft
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
1. The Last of Us

Thanks, Conan

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Ubsioft Says That Only A Vocal Minority Complains About Number Of Assassin’s Creed Games

Assassin’s Creed Rogue producer Karl von der Luhe claims that it’s only a vocal minority of gamers that complain about the frequency of Assassin’s Creed titles. This year we are getting two Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and Assassin’s Creed Rogue for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However neither titles are coming to Wii U. Here’s what he had to say.

When asked whether two games in two months might be too much for some fans, Rogue producer Karl von der Luhe told Eurogamer that he believed it was only “a vocal minority that feel that way”.

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In July In The United States

The NPD details have filtered through for July thanks to Venture Beat. Sony’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us scooped the number one position and the wonderful Mario Kart 8 was placed at number five. Here’s the best-selling games last month in the United States.

1. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
2. Minecraft (360, PS3)
3. FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
4. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
8. Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)

“When combining life-to-date sales of Xbox One and PS4 after nine months, and comparing them to the combined totals of nine months of sales for Xbox 360 and PS3, sales of the newest consoles are larger than the prior generation by close to 80 percent,” said Callahan.

“Nintendo confirmed that Wii U sales are up 60 percent through the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. That’s largely due to the popularity of Mario Kart 8.”

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Japan: Wii U Sells 13K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 41K

This week’s best-selling games in Japan have been announced thanks to Media Create. Yokai Watch 2 remains the top selling game and is followed by Dragon Ball Heroes which is also on the Nintendo 3DS. With regards to hardware Wii U sales rose compared to last week shifting 13K units while the Nintendo 3DS sold 41K. You can see the best-selling software and hardware below.

  1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 120,682 (2,093,992)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 81,584 (New)
  3. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 46,494 (New)
  4. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 42,327 (New)
  5. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 22,752 (114,229)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 20,860 (599,414)
  7. [PSV] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 12,585 (New)
  8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 8,435 (127,842)
  9. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,355 (1,234,622)
  10. [PS3] Shin Hayarigami (NIS, 08/07/14) – 5,745 (New)
  11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 5,323 (38,997)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,935 (4,121,836)
  13. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Ultimate Hits) (Square Enix, 08/07/14) – 4,720 (New)
  14. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 4,548 (123,884)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 4,326 (84,588)
  16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 4,112 (37,043)
  17. [Wii U] Dragon Age X: All-In-One Package (Square Enix, 08/07/14) – 3,945 (New)
  18. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 3,869 (275,667)
  19. [PSV] Lost Dimension (FuRyu, 08/07/14) – 3,868 (New)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,566 (2,362,577)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
  3. Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
  4. 3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
  8. PSP – 301 (464)
  9. Xbox 360 – 151 (157)