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Ubisoft Developer Says ‘Linear Story Games Will Suffer In Modern Marketplace’

Far Cry 4’s creative director Alex Hutchinson believes that traditionally linear story based titles that we are all used to will eventually lose appeal with consumers. Hutchinson thinks that big open world games are the way forward giving consumers a choice about how they go about approaching the world presented to them.

“I’m really interested in emergent games and where that’s going with video sharing and Twitch. I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.

“They’re already super high-quality, and we’re already seeing their audiences migrate to the big open world games. If I open my friends list and see everybody on the same mission, doing the same thing… I think that’s nowhere near as strong a sales pitch as opening your friends list and seeing 40 people doing completely different things.”

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UK Charts: Smash Bros Slips To Number 14 And Mario Kart 8 Hangs On At Number 40

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. The number one title this week is survival horror title, The Evil Within. The excellent Super Smash Bros has slipped from number 11 to 14th in the charts. Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U is still hanging in there at number 40 and Hyrule Warriors has disappeared completely. Here’s the best-selling games in the United Kingdom this week.

01 (NE) PS4 THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
02 (01) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (NE) 360 BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL! (TAKE 2)
04 (02) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (04) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (NE) XBO THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
07 (03) PS4 DRIVECLUB (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
08 (07) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (06) PS4 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (08) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
11 (NE) PS3 BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL! (TAKE 2)
12 (10) XBO MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
13 (19) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
14 (11) 3DS SUPER SMASH BROS. (NINTENDO)
15 (17) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
16 (NE) 360 THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
17 (NE) PS3 THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
18 (NE) 360 F1 2014 (CODEMASTERS)
19 (05) PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION (SEGA)
20 (12) 360 FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
21 (15) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
22 (NE) PS3 F1 2014 (CODEMASTERS)
23 (21) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (14) 360 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (09) XBO ALIEN: ISOLATION (SEGA)
26 (18) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
27 (13) 360 ALIEN: ISOLATION (SEGA)
28 (NE) PC THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
29 (22) 360 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
30 (25) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (29) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
32 (16) PS4 NBA 2K15 (TAKE 2)
33 (23) WII SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
34 (27) PS3 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
35 (31) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
36 (30) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
37 (28) PS4 SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
38 (20) PS3 ALIEN: ISOLATION (SEGA)
39 (32) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
40 (36) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US During September

The official NPD sales figures for the US have come through and they reveal exactly which titles made the top ten all-format chart in September. Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS managed to chart at number four despite only being on sale for only two days of data included in NPD’s September report. Destiny was the best-selling video game for the month. Here’s the US top ten video games.

  1. Destiny
  2. Madden 15
  3. FIFA 15
  4. Super Smash Bros
  5. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  6. NHL 15
  7. Minecraft
  8. The Sims 4
  9. Disney Infinity 2.0
  10. Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
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Here’s Japan’s Most Wanted Games This Week

The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu reveals the games that Japanese consumers are most looking forward to. Unsurprisingly Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which was released this weekend in Japan, tops the list followed by Final Fantasy XV. Here’s the most wanted games in Japan this week.

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 1253 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 843 votes
3. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – 695 votes
4. [PS3] Persona 5 – 693 votes
5. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 691 votes
6. [3DS] Bravely Second – 619 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 554 votes
8. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 471 votes
9. [PS4] The Evil Within – 376 votes
10. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 364 votes
11. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes – 351 votes
12. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 339 votes
13. [PS3] Shining Resonance – 302 votes
14. [PS4] Persona 5 – 285 votes
15. [PS3] The Evil Within – 281 votes
16. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold – 249 votes
17. [PS4] Bloodborne – 220 votes
18. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes – 213 votes
19. [PSV] God Eater 2 Rage Burst – 196 votes
20. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 195 votes
21. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Knight of the Fafnir – 192 votes
22. [3DS] PoPoLoCrois Bokujou Monogatari – 181 votes
23. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 159 votes
24. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova – 154 votes
25. [PS3] The Last Remnant – 151 votes
26. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 143 votes
27. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 142 votes
28. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 139 votes
29. [PS3] Resident Evil HD – 137 votes
30. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – 135 votes

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

 

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Capcom Won’t Work On A AAA Sequel Unless Its Predecessor Sold Over 2 Million Units

Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has revealed in the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu that the company won’t greenlight a AAA game sequel without over 2 million sales. Ono says that if a triple A title doesn’t achieve these kind of sales then they reflect on that and use their experience on other games.

“For instance, if a game doesn’t sell over 2 million copies, then we’d have to put the brakes on any plans for a sequel. All that means is that we weren’t capable enough. And all we can do after that is to reflect on the experience, take what we can learn from it, and try to apply those lessons on some other title.”

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Here’s The Winners Of The Japan Game Awards 2014

The Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association announced during this week’s Tokyo Game Show the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2014. The awards honoured both western and Japanese titles so there’s some familiar and some unfamiliar titles on the list. Without further ado here’s the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2014.

Grand Award

  • Monster Hunter 4
  • Youkai Watch

Award for Excellence

  • Dark Souls II
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Kan Colle
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Monster Hunter 4
  • Youkai Watch

Special Award

  • Solitiba

Global Award Japanese Product

  • Pokemon X/Y

Best Sales Award

  • Pokemon X/Y

Global Award Foreign Product

  • GTA V

Thanks, Kallum S

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Japanese Charts: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K, Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales figures are in thanks to Media Create. As expected the long-awaited Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS claimed the top spot, but what is interesting is the only marginal boost for Nintendo 3DS hardware sales. Bungie and Activision’s Destiny has also performed well and is placed at number two and number three positions in the charts. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 944,644 (New)
  2. [PS4] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 91,277 (New)
  3. [PS3] Destiny (SCE, 09/11/14) – 49,503 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 47,065 (2,469,211)
  5. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (Bandai Namco, 09/11/14) – 40,180 (New)
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 22,977 (75,351)
  7. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 15,338 (121,320)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,839 (665,918)
  9. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 5,734 (179,714)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 4,898 (1,269,742)
  11. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Atlus, 08/28/14) – 4,709 (106,181)
  12. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo, 09/04/14) – 4,534 (16,291)
  13. [PSV] Chain Chronicle V (Sega, 09/11/14) – 4,178 (New)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 4,084 (137,143)
  15. [3DS] Medarot 8 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company, 08/28/14) – 3,766 (45,306)
  16. [PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 08/28/14) – 3,657 (20,485)
  17. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit / Vol 2. BiBi Unit / Vol 3. Lily White Unit (Kadokawa Games, 08/28/14) – 3,467 (76,033)
  18. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 3,452 (160,821)
  19. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 3,365 (100,177)
  20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (Take-Two, 06/26/14) – 3,300 (60,307)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. 3DS LL – 31,602 (23,624)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 23,623 (7,299)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,331 (14,441)
  4. 3DS – 7,967 (5,931)
  5. Wii U – 7,062 (7,349)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 6,083 (6,139)
  7. Xbox One – 3,015 (25,674)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 817 (910)
  9. PSP – 101 (288)
  10. Xbox 360 – 96 (126)