Ubisoft CEO: “We Learned From The Mistakes We Made With Watch Dogs”

Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, has reassured gamers that the company has learned from the mistakes they made with Watch Dogs. No doubt if you were on image boards and internet forums then you will be aware of the visual downgrade the game received at launch, compared to the debut footage we were shown at E3. The game looked nothing like the one that was showcased at E3 2012 and Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, says this is something that will never happen again.

With E3 2015 we said, OK, let’s make sure the games are playable, that they’re running on the target machines. When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it’s playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is. That’s what we learned from the Watch Dogs experience – if it can’t be played on the target machine, it can be a risk.”

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

The NPD Group has revealed exactly which video games sold the most during the month of May. You will be pleased to know that Splatoon managed to slip straight into the top ten and came in at number five, which is more than acceptable. However, it was the Witcher 3 which took the top spot fending off the likes of Super Smash Bros and Minecraft. Here’s the best-selling games in the United States during last month.

But May’s biggest surprise is probably Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive Splatoon. The colorful shooter did not debut until May 28, which means it only had three days of sales on this chart. Despite that, it was able to come in at No. 5 overall. This is impressive for a new intellectual property that is not widely available on all systems.

  1. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  2. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  4. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  5. Splatoon (Wii U)
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
  7. NBA 2K15 (360, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
  8. FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, Wii , 3DS, Vita)
  9. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  10. Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)

Japan: Wii U Sells 17K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 17K

The charts from Japan are out thanks to Media Create, and this week sees Splatoon debut at 144,818 units, which is higher than last week’s top spot, Witcher 3’s, total lifetime sales so far. There are only two new Nintendo titles, both on the Nintendo 3DS– Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX at number 2, and Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki at number 7. Hardware sales are up across the board, especially as Splatoon has boosted Wii U sales to more than double from last week. You can check out the sales for yourself below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 144,818 (New)
  2. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 41,442 (New)
  3. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 22,454 (89,839)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 12,449 (179,625)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 11,654 (1,006,719)
  6. [PSV] Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. (Bandai Namco, 05/28/15) – 11,215 (New)
  7. [3DS] Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (Arc System Works, 05/28/15) – 9,444 (New)
  8. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 8,920 (252,479)
  9. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 6,620 (75,242)
  10. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 05/28/15) – 6,360 (New)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,282 (140,808)
  12. [XBO] Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (5pb., 05/28/15) – 4,593 (New)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,501 (2,631,071)
  14. [PSV] Possession Magenta (Idea Factory, 05/28/15) – 4,172 (New)
  15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,507 (2,237,443)
  16. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 2,994 (2,237,443)
  17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 2,858 (207,938)
  18. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,607 (146,290)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 2,554 (45,143)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,526 (3,977,777)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Wii U – 17,313 (7,611)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 12,517 (11,352)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 12,272 (12,096)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,170 (10,134)
  5. New 3DS – 4,129 (3,609)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,069 (2,627)
  7. 3DS – 1,418 (687)
  8. 3DS LL – 919 (827)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 529 (423)
  10. Xbox One – 522 (308)

Japan: Wii U Sells 7K, Nintendo 3DS Sells 15K

The latest sales are in from Japan, courtesy of Media Create, and things have shifted slightly from last week. Not a hugely exciting week. Witcher 3 for the PlayStation 4 take the top spot, debuting with 67,000 sales and knocking Final Fantasy X way off the top spot. The top Nintendo title is still Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition at number 3, but decreasing in sales from last week. Hardware sales are pretty similar, give or take 1,000 units for some. Nintendo still have the most titles in the charts, but are more challenged by the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 this week. Take a look at the charts for yourself:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 67,385 (New)
  2. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,898 (167,176)
  3. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 10,876 (243,559)
  4. [PSV] Lovely x Cation 1&2 (5pb., 05/21/15) – 6,835 (New)
  5. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 6,313 (134,526)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,758 (995,065)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 5,591 (21,504)
  8. [PSV] Abunai Koi no Sousashitsu: Eternal Happiness (QuinRose, 05/21/15) – 4,266 (New)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,081 (2,626,570)
  10. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 3,393 (138,298)
  11. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,221 (2,233,937)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 2,720 (143,683)
  13. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 2,625 (104,137)
  14. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 2,518 (46,969)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,317 (3,975,250)
  16. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,280 (2,608,486)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 1,989 (638,100)
  18. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 1,963 (107,305)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 1,861 (42,589)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 1,842 (2,529,565)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 12,096 (11,489)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 11,352 (10,685)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,134 (11,340)
  4. Wii U – 7,611 (6,428)
  5. New 3DS – 3,609 (3,483)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,627 (2,964)
  7. 3DS LL – 827 (790)
  8. 3DS – 687 (742)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 423 (439)
  10. Xbox One – 308 (148)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 16K, Wii U Sells 6K

The latest charts from Japan courtesy of Media Create have arrived, and it hasn’t been a great week for sales. The PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy X is a brand new entry that has taken the top spot, but only with 15,913 sales. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is still the top selling Nintendo 3DS game, and Mario Kart 8 is the top selling Wii U game. However, console sales have dropped significantly from last week, with the Nintendo 3DS falling from 26K to 16K and Wii U dropping back down to 6K from 11K. Take a look at the charts yourself and see what you think:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 15,913 (New)
  2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 13,844 (232,683)
  3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,303 (155,278)
  4. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 7,422 (128,213)
  5. [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Take-Two, 05/14/15) – 6,922 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,405 (989,307)
  7. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 5,260 (134,905)
  8. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 4,236 (101,511)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,648 (2,622,489)
  10. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 3,252 (44,450)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 3,204 (140,963)
  12. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,133 (2,230,716)
  13. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,723 (2,606,206)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,439 (3,972,933)
  15. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 2,300 (105,342)
  16. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 2,133 (17,997)
  17. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 2,072 (117,161)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,041 (636,111)
  19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 1,944 (84,347)
  20. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 1,863 (100,345)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 11,489 (15,992)
  2. New 3DS LL – 11,340 (17,875)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,685 (17,273)
  4. Wii U – 6,428 (11,137)
  5. New 3DS – 3,483 (5,446)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,964 (4,351)
  7. 3DS LL – 790 (1,358)
  8. 3DS – 742 (1,413)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 439 (665)
  10. Xbox One – 148 (187)

UK Charts: Mario Party 10 Hangs On For 7th Week In Charts

GFK Chart Track has released this week’s UK charts, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One take up the first 15 spots as Kirby and The Rainbow Paintbrush steps up slightly from 18 to 16. There are no new Nintendo entries this week, although Mario Party 10 is still going strong at 28– up from 37– in it’s 7th consecutive week in the charts. Mario Kart 8 appears again in at 37, and there are no Nintendo 3DS titles in the charts this week. Take a look at the charts yourself, and let us know what you think!

01 (01) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
02 (NE) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
03 (NE) PS4 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
04 (02) XBO PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
05 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (03) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (05) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
08 (07) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
09 (06) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
10 (NE) XBO WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (08) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
12 (10) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
13 (12) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
14 (09) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
15 (15) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (18) WIU KIRBY AND THE RAINBOW PAINTBRUSH (NINTENDO)
17 (14) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (19) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
19 (25) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (23) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
21 (29) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
22 (26) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
23 (17) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
24 (22) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (13) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (20) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (21) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
28 (37) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
29 (30) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
30 (16) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
31 (28) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
32 (24) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
33 (35) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
34 (__) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
35 (34) 360 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
36 (31) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
37 (__) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
38 (33) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
39 (38) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
40 (40) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 26K, Wii U Sells 11K

The latest charts are in from Media Create, and Nintendo dominates the charts with all but one place belonging to either the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. However, overall it hasn’t been a great week with software and hardware sales both generally declining and with no new releases. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition remains on top, after its debut in the top spot last week. Wii U sales have dropped back down, but still remain higher than the 6K they’ve previously been for a while. Take a look at the chart for yourself!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 38,914 (218,839)
  2. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 21,784 (120,791)
  3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 18,025 (143,976)
  4. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 11,689 (97,275)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,454 (983,902)
  6. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 9,403 (129,645)
  7. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 8,557 (2,618,841)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 7,406 (137,759)
  9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 7,057 (2,227,583)
  10. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 6,163 (2,603,483)
  11. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 4,866 (115,089)
  12. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 4,719 (103,042)
  13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,687 (3,970,494)
  14. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (NIntendo, 12/06/14) – 4,483 (634,070)
  15. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 3,767 (67,581)
  16. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Bakunetsu Fight! (FuRyu, 04/16/15) – 3,654 (26,948)
  17. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 3,608 (427,697)
  18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,559 (2,502,286)
  19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 3,511 (82,403)
  20. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, 03/05/15) – 3,372 (46,056)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 17,875 (17,062)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,273 (17,748)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 15,992 (19,782)
  4. Wii U – 11,137 (22,898)
  5. New 3DS – 5,446 (5,901)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,351 (3,956)
  7. 3DS – 1,413 (1,520)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,358 (1,465)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 665 (687)
  10. Xbox One – 187 (341)