Good news for would be gamers in China as The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the ban placed on video game consoles in the country has been completely lifted. You may remember that the ban was temporarily lifted by the government in January, but the only way console manufacturers could sell consoles was with government approval. Let’s hope Nintendo gets its foot in the door.
RED ASH is now coming to the PlayStation 4 if funded, but it could also come to other consoles as well. The game which is being developed by Comcept was originally only meant to come to a single console and it turns out that console is PlayStation 4. However, the team says the Kickstarter title could come to other consoles if the game reaches the stretch goals laid out by the team. Comcept also revealed which platforms the backers wanted the game on and it turns out the Wii U was a more popular choice than the Xbox One as you can see in the pie chart above. The PlayStation 4 stretch goal is at one million dollars and the game currently stands at $455K.
STRETCH GOAL UPDATE! PlayStation 4 has been officially confirmed as the first console port! Help us reach our goal and more consoles could be next!
NeoGAF user Bruno MB has published the best-selling software sales in the United Kingdom during the first half of 2015. The sales data comes via GFK Chart Track and MCV magazine. The United Kingdom is the biggest video gaming market in Europe so it’s incredibly important. It also gives us a good idea of how popular particular formats are performing. Judging from the data provided, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One seem to be leading by a good proportion.
A number of high-profile retailers are listing the physical version of Mighty No.9 with a 2016 release date. This includes retailers such as Amazon and GameStop. Whether this is just for the physical release remains to be seen, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the game itself has been delayed for added polish. Let’s just hope it turns out to be a small delay for the physical release.
Thanks, Adam F
This week’s UK charts are now in thanks to GFK Chart Track. There were only a couple of new entries this week which were Rory McIlroy PGA Tour for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and also God of War 3 Remastered for the PlayStation 4. Sadly Yoshi’s Woolly World slipped out of the top twenty individual-formats charts and Splatoon held on at twenty. Still, it is encouraging to see Splatoon doing so well as it is a Wii U title and a brand new IP for Nintendo. I should think they are still relatively pleased. Here’s the best-selling video games this week.
01 (NE) PS4 RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (NE) XBO RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (03) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (01) PS4 F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
05 (02) XBO F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
06 (05) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (04) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (NE) PS4 GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
09 (28) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
10 (14) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
11 (08) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
12 (15) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
13 (11) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
14 (10) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
15 (12) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
16 (07) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
17 (06) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
18 (31) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
19 (09) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
20 (16) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
21 (18) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
22 (17) WIU YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD (NINTENDO)
23 (23) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
24 (25) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (13) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
26 (21) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
27 (19) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
28 (__) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
29 (22) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
30 (26) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
There is a brand new character coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 and fans are busy speculating who it could be. Most people’s bets are on Ant-Man who is currently receiving plenty of media attention with the new film, which is currently airing at cinemas throughout the United States. As you can see from the image embedded in the tweet, Hulk is holding something tiny in his hands which is presumably Ant-Man. Guess we will get an official announcement fairly soon.
It would seem as though Atlus and Vanillaware are teaming up to create an HD project. Details regarding the venture are extremely scarce, but we should hear more information about the venture on July 20th at 20.00 JST. It could either be a brand new project, or alternatively a series of HD remasters. I’m guessing we should find out what platforms this is coming to next week.