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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
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Yoshida Compliments Nintendo, Says They Help Provide Balance In The Video Game Industry

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studio, has praised Nintendo in a recent interview. Yoshida says that while the industry is currently obsessed with military first person shooters, Nintendo provides a good balance with their creative and unique titles.

“I was very happy to get a very positive reaction when we announced LittleBigPlanet 3. We are concerned a little bit when we work on a game like LittleBigPlanet 3, about how people will react, because people want those big-budget, realistic, military shooters. But there were lots of cheers, a lot of affection.”

“And the reaction to Nintendo’s games in general, or a game like Splatoon. If you look at the whole industry, and you consider Nintendo, I think the balance is actually better than past years.”

Thanks, Cammo

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Tekken 7 Has Been Leaked And Uses Unreal Engine 4, No Platforms Mentioned

Online gaming publication IGN has let the cat out of the bag and revealed that Tekken 7 is coming before the developer announced it. Tekken 7 runs on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is in development for current generation consoles. Whether this means the Wii U remains to be seen, but we should hear some more about the game, tonight.

“With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it,” Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada is quoted as saying in the video. “Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to easily bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Spotted On Russian Retailer’s Site, No 3DS Or Wii U Listed

Russian retailer VideoIGR has begun listing Resident Evil: Revelations 2 as available for pre-order. What’s interesting is that neither a Nintendo 3DS or a Wii U version is listed. The site has the game down for PlayStation 4, Xbox, One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. We haven’t had a new Resident Evil title for quite some time and I suspect Revelations performed quite well given the platforms it appeared on. Hopefully we will hear something from Capcom soon.

Thanks, Kindling

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Japan Charts: 3DS Sells 27k, Wii U Sells Just Under 10k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. In a week with very little new releases, Freedom Wars remains the chart topper for the second week running. However, Mario Kart 8 moves up from 8th to 4th this week, selling a further 19,386 copies, totalling 512,223 – just short of the Famitsu total of 512,467 reported yesterday. Watch Dogs charts below Mario Kart 8 this week, while Pokemon Art Academy settles in 8th position.

In terms of hardware sales, the 3DS sits firmly at number one with another solid 27k this week, while the Wii U sells just under 10k – a slight drop but nevertheless consistent sales. You can find the top 20 software chart below, followed by the hardware chart.

  1. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 43,160 (232,048)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 28,933 (1,176,134)
  3. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 24,412 (77,508)
  4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 19,386 (512,223)
  5. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 12,783 (78,378)
  6. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 12,656 (43,684)
  7. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 10,651 (73,300)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 10,003 (56,456)
  9. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,607 (144,500)
  10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,717 (12,448)
  11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 5,703 (62,446)
  12. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 5,065 (58,878)
  13. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 4,996 (242,375)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 4,595 (4,097,248)
  15. [PS3] Date A Live: Ars Install – 4,383 (14,086)
  16. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery – 4,016 (35,542)
  17. [PS4] Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed – 3,602 (New)
  18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,327 (3,304,016)
  19. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 3,305 (404,211)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,214 (2,346,622)
  1. 3DS LL – 21,914 (22,803)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 18,438 (22,192)
  3. Wii U – 9,961 (10,653)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 7,876 (8,059)
  5. PlayStation 3 – 7,511 (7,480)
  6. 3DS – 5,424 (5,081)
  7. PlayStation Vita TV – 2,217 (2,727)
  8. PSP – 1,579 (1,445)
  9. Xbox 360 – 180 (201)
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The Game Informer Cover Reveal Was Borderlands Developer Gearbox’s Battleborn, But Not For Nintendo Platforms

Yesterday, the executive editor of Game Informer, Andrew Reiner, teased that the Game Informer cover game would be announced today. Well it turns out the game is Battleborn for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Battleborn is described as a first-person multiplayer game. The new IP is “intergalactic first-person battle arena” which borrows the “minion smashing and fast levelling”. The developer is Gearbox who are the team behind Borderlands.

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European Developers Shifting Towards Mobile Devices, PC, And PlayStation 4

A study provided by the Game Developers Conference has revealed that the vast majority of European developers are looking to develop solely for mobile device, PC, and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Interestingly 33 percent of developers says that are looking to develop for the PlayStation 4, and 23 percent for the Xbox One. There were no hard figures for Nintendo platforms.

  • The vast majority of European developers are currently making games for the PC and mobile platforms. 58 percent of surveyed companies are currently working on a PC title, and 65 percent are developing for mobile.
  • Both consoles are gaining developers, but the PS4 has the edge. Almost 20 percent are currently producing a title for the PS4 and 33 percent expect their next games to be on the console.
  • In contrast, only 13 percent of surveyed developers are working on a game for the Xbox One right now, and only 23 percent expect to release their next games on the system.
  • Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly accepted form of financially supporting a game’s development. A full 41 percent of all European developers surveyed are planning on using crowdfunding for future games.