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The past week’s Japanese sales data is in, and the Final Fantasy franchise continues to be popular in Japan, taking the number one spot with Lightning Returns. While its numbers no longer touch franchises like Animal Crossing or Monster Hunter, the game pulled in over 277,000 sales in its first week. Meanwhile, 3DS sales are on the rise again and Vita sales have dropped drastically from last week’s impressive numbers. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
It was recently announced that Monolith Productions will be working on a Lord of The Rings prequel titled Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and studio head Kevin Stephens is making it known that he and Monolith Productions are very invested in creating a Lord of The Rings game that is respectful of Tolkien’s source material, but also gives gamers a unique perspective on the series.
Along with Persona Q: Shadow of The Labyrinth, which was recently announced for Nintendo 3DS, Atlus has also announced that Persona 5 will be headed to PS3 by the end of 2014 in Japan. This fifth game in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series comes almost six years after the release of Persona 4 on Playstation 2 in 2008.
Sony took a big step towards popularizing Vita in Japan this week with the launch of Vita TV. As this week’s Media Create numbers show, it’s off to a solid start, with Vita unseating 3DS in total consoles sold for the week. Of course, it got a ton of help from the release of God Eater 2 as well. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
The numbers are in for the past week in Japan, and you may be surprised to see who’s on top. After impressive early sales numbers, Pokémon X & Y have lost their throne to EA’s Battlefield 4. Meanwhile, both Wii U and Vita appear to be slipping back down after some recent surges.
Sales data is in for the month of October in the US, and it should come as a surprise to no one that Pokémon X & Y have proven to be system sellers. Coupled with the launch of the new 2DS model, Pokémon helped 3DS to be the highest-selling system in the US for the sixth straight month, doubling last month’s numbers and outperforming last year’s numbers as well. The combined sales of Pokémon X & Y were higher than any other game, but Grand Theft Auto V holds the top spot overall. You can catch a full breakdown after the jump.
Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic world isn’t ready to be swarmed over by next-gen hardware just yet. Sony and Naughty Dog will be delivering on their story related DLC promise for the gruesome success that is The Last of Us.
Well, there’s a headline I wasn’t expecting to write today! This week’s Japanese sales numbers show 3DS finally starting to come down from its incredible numbers that were fueled by the combination of Monster Hunter 4 and Pokémon X & Y, and Wii U sales have multiplied by nearly fifteen. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
The mystery of Metal Gear Solid V is finally starting to become a little more clear. After months of mysterious teasers and confusing answers, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima finally admitted that Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are to be considered the two parts that make up the greater Metal Gear Solid V experience, but even he wasn’t sure exactly what that meant.
Will the two games be packaged together or sold separately? Will they release at the same time or will there be an intermission? Thankfully, Konami has finally revealed those answers.
Ubisoft have scrapped their Uplay Passport scheme, which offered those who purchased it a unique code granting exclusive access to bonus content and online features, following strong player reaction to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag content restriction. The publisher has also confirmed that the Uplay Passport will not be a part of any future games.
Another week of Japanese sales data is in the books, and Pokémon X & Y continue to hold the top spot, despite a handful of new PlayStation 3 games as competition. Meanwhile, hardware sales are slumping all over, and Wii U sales have hit an all-time low. Nintendo could sure use a 3DS-style turnaround for their home console!