The second week since PlayStation 4′s Japanese launch has wrapped up, and the young console is still on top. With just over 65,000 sales, PlayStation 4 didn’t break any sales records, but it easily beat out the competition for this week’s top spot. Meanwhile, Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Connect to a New World in English) had a strong debut on 3DS, taking the number one spot on the software charts. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
Video game sales have been dismal across the board in Japan since the new year kicked off, but now there’s a new console on the market. PlayStation 4 launched this week in Japan with over 300,000 sales in its first two days, easily securing the number one spot. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys topped the charts with its Japanese debut last week, and it still has a firm hold on that number one spot this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze managed number two for its debut, but its 35,717 sales were quite modest and failed to boost Wii U significantly. Elsewhere, it was a pretty quiet week for Japanese video games in the final sales report before PlayStation 4′s release. Hit the jump to catch the breakdown.
Microsoft’s SkyDrive has officially been relaunched as OneDrive for Xbox One, now complete with a full list of achievements, according to Xbox Wire. If you’re wondering, the name change comes after a U.K. judge ruled that Microsoft had infringed on a trademark already owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group.
Essentially, nothing has really changed, as the service still gives users 7 GB of cloud-based storage to utilize for game clips uploaded from Xbox One’s Game DVR. However, OneDrive includes an added achievements feature, which rewards player for completing certain tasks within the application.
Microsoft’s Xbox One update – previously scheduled for Feb. 11 – will begin rolling out over the course of this weekend, according to a tweet from Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb. The update will enable a new storage management system, a battery indicator for the Xbox One controller, USB keyboard support and more.
Nintendo is back with another Nintendo Direct video, and this time they’re focusing on 3DS and Wii U titles set to release from now until the end of the Spring window. The video is around 40 minutes in length, and will go live at 2pm Pacific. That’s 5pm Eastern, and 10pm for our friends in the UK. You can watch the live stream right here by clicking below. What do you hope to see from the Big N today?
Spike TV’s annual video game awards show has come and gone, but VGX isn’t alone in rewarding developers’ hard work. D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit has also named winners in a number of gaming categories, including yet another Game of the Year victory for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. You can catch the full list of nominees and winners after the jump.
Yes, it’s true. Players will be able to dress up Lightning as Tomb Raider‘s protagonist in the third installment of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 13 series. The DLC costume will be available for download on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live on Feb. 11 – the same day as the game’s release – and will include Lara’s vest, shorts, boots, and the survivor’s axe and riot shield. Hit the jump to view a trailer showing off Lightning’s alternate apparel.
According to Senior Producer Bruce Maclean, two more digital expansions for Star Wars: The Old Republic are planned for 2014. Maclean has described the upcoming expansions as such: “one similar to Galactic Starfighter in scope and one more closely resembling Rise of the Hutt Cartel.”
Currently, the team behind the MMO is switching to a three-week cycle, up from a two-week cycle in order to allow more time for bug testing. Larger content updates are also switching to a nine-week cycle as well.
Bioshock Infinite fans will be able to download the second episode of the game’s story-driven DLC – Burial at Sea – beginning March 25 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, according to 2K games.
This time around, players will step into the shoes of Elizabeth as she explores all new locations in Rapture. Stealth-oriented gameplay, as well as new weapons and modes are said to be included in Bioshock Infinite‘s upcoming DLC.
Recently, we reported on an upcoming colorblind mode for Borderlands 2. The new mode, along with a variety of other improvements, will be released in an update for all platforms of the over the next few days. The Xbox 360 version of the game will receive the update tomorrow, Feb. 6, while PS3 and PC versions of the game will have to wait until Feb. 11, according to Gearbox.
After over a month long delay, the wait is finally over. Pokémon Bank – an app that allows players to store and manage over 3,000 Pokémon – is now available in North America for download on the Nintendo eShop.
The app will be free until March 14, after which a $4.99 annual subscription fee will go into effect. After a multitude of issues with the Nintendo Network over the holidays causing the Pokeémon Bank to be delayed from its previous Dec. 27 release date, Poké-fans are finally free to enjoy its features.