Category Archives: Sony

Is Jurassic Park The Next LEGO Game?

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Everyone is interested to see where the LEGO video game franchise will go next and it seems the next instalment might be based on the blockbuster Jurassic Park. A hint was given when the credits roll for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham where you can see a Tyrannosaurus Rex showing up with the Jurassic Park theme song. Would you be interested in a Jurassic Park based LEGO title?

Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 79K And Wii U Sells 4K

We’ve finally got the Japanese sales charts in thanks to sales tracker, Media Create. Sales of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS remain strong and keeps it firmly in the number one position. Hardware sales remain dire as the Wii U only managed to sell 4K units despite the release of LEGO: The Movie which entered into the charts at number nine on the platform. Here’s the best-selling games.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 57,645 (2,104,844)
  2. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 27,182 (2,842,890)
  3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 24,509 (1,701,465)
  4. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 9,070 (111,037)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 7,661 (71,073)
  6. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 7,562 (82,932)
  7. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 5,280 (62,120)
  8. [3DS] LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros., 11/06/14) – 4,180 (New)
  9. [Wii U] LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros., 11/06/14) – 3,574 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 3,210 (699,588)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,844 (3,805,306)
  12. [PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games, 10/30/14) – 2,676 (15,062)
  13. [PS4] Metro Redux (Spike Chunsoft, 10/30/14) – 2,624 (8,782)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,501 (116,252)
  15. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,359 (66,956)
  16. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 2,258 (129,660)
  17. [PS4] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (D3 Publisher, 10/30/14) – 2,245 (12,719)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,158 (154,098)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,033 (1,293,939)
  20. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 2,028 (22,856)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 50,619 (41,633)
  2. New 3DS – 15,020 (14,040)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 10,078 (8,906)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 9,874 (10,688)
  5. 3DS LL – 9,083 (9,270)
  6. Wii U – 4,787 (4,696)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 4,666 (5,066)
  8. 3DS – 4,495 (4,730)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 678 (718)
  10. Xbox One – 513 (599)
  11. Xbox 360 – 107 (79)
  12. PSP – 25 (50)

The Game Informer Cover Reveal Was For Just Cause 3, But It’s Not For Wii U

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Yesterday, Game Informer teased fans on Twitter that their cover game for the month of December would be revealed. Well now it has been officially unveiled and it has turned out to be Just Cause 3 which is destined to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015. If you’re interested, you can read more about the game, here.

Game Informer Teases New Cover Reveal Tomorrow

Game Informer is yet again teasing readers about its new cover game that will be revealed to the world tomorrow. Andrew Reiner, who is the executive editor of Game Informer, is promising that we are in for a nice surprise. As always there’s no hints as to what to expect, but let’s hope it’s something that will appear on Nintendo platforms this time around. What would you like to see announced?

UK Charts: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Takes Top Spot, Nintendo Titles Fluctuate

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. Though a little later than usual, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has nabbed the top spot on its debut week. The first-person shooter title has unsurprisingly knocked EA’s FIFA 15 from the top of the charts, as it gets booted out of the top 5 for the first time in six weeks.

Nintendo 3DS titles such as Tomodachi Life and Super Smash Bros still remain within the top 20, while Mario Kart 8 seems to have stepped it up a notch and propelled itself form 34 to 25 this week – possibly due to the upcoming Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC. Skylanders Trap Team also re-enters at 36 for Nintendo’s last generation console; the Wii. Here’s a look at the UK top 40 individual chart in full.

1. (NE) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2. (NE) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. (NE) [360] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
4. (NE) [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
5. (NE) [PC] Football Manager 2015
6. (03) [360] FIFA 15
7. (04) [XBO] FIFA 15
8. (02) [PS4] FIFA 15
9. (01) [XBO] Sunset Overdrive
10. (09) [360] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
11. (06) [PS3] FIFA 15
12. (16) [PS4] Destiny
13. (31) [PS4] Alien: Isolation
14. (11) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
15. (05) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
16. (07) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
17. (32) [XBO] Alien: Isolation
18. (08) [360] WWE 2K15
19. (18) [3DS] Super Smash Bros.
20. (25) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
21. (21) [360] Disney Infinity 2.0
22. (19) [360] Skylanders Trap Team
23. (13) [PS4] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
24. (10) [XBO] The Evil Within
25. (34) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
26. (RE) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
27. (26) [PC] The Sims 4
28. (40) [DS] Frozen: Olaf’s Quest
29. (15) [PS4] The Evil Within
30. (12) [PS3] WWE 2K15
31. (14) [PS4] Driveclub
32. (28) [360] Forza Horizon 2
33. (24) [PS4] Watch Dogs
34. (NE) [PC] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
35. (23) [XBO] Destiny
36. (RE) [WII] Skylanders Trap Team
37. (RE) [360] Alien: Isolation
38. (20) [360] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
39. (RE) [PS3] Disney Infinity 2.0
40. (22) [XBO] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

GameTrailers Post Their Top Ten Shopkeepers And Tom Nook Is Included

GameTrailers love producing lists and this time around they’ve decided to do one based on their favourite shopkeepers in video games. It wouldn’t be a top ten without everyone’s favourite shop keeper Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing franchise. Here’s their top ten.

10. Rusty (Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball)
09. Smilin’ Stan (Secret of Monkey Island)
08. Drebin (Metal Gear Solid 4)
07. Old Man Daidara (Persona 4)
06. Moogles (Final Fantasy series)
05. Beedle (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)
04. Slim Cognito (Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando)
03. Happy Mask Salesman (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
02. The Merchant (Resident Evil 4)
01. Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
Thanks, Bill

Dragon Quest Creator Says “Once The Smartphone Boom Settles, Home Consoles Will Be The Focus Again”

Horii Yuji, the creator behind the Dragon Quest series, believes that the current smartphone boom is a fad and that once it settles down developers will return to work on traditional home consoles. Hori was talking about the state of the Japanese video game market which is currently completely dominated by smartphone gaming. Here’s what he had to say about the issue.

“People say that home consoles don’t sell anymore in Japan, but once the smartphone boom settles I think home consoles will be the focus of attention again. It’s true that with smartphones and handhelds you have the benefits of taking them anywhere with you or watching TV as you play, but I think fans of video games are still feeling the desire to play games on the big screen. Also, with handhelds because the controller and the screen is on the same device it makes it painful to play for long periods of time. Playing with a home console controller and being able to move your hands around is more comfortable.”

Thanks, Kyle