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News: Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece: Burning Blood Blows Away the Competition on PS4, Vita

Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece: Burning Blood Blows Away the Competition on PS4, Vita

Hoist the sales

One Piece: Burning Blood leapt to the top of the Japanese software charts last week, claiming the first and second spots on PlayStation 4 and Vita respectively. The Bandai Namco brawler only sold marginally better on Sony's home console, though, with total sales across both platforms breaking 68,000 copies. It's not a bad start by...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: All's Quiet on the Eastern Front

Japanese Sales Charts: All's Quiet on the Eastern Front

PS4 stays top, though

It's been another quiet week in Japan for PlayStation and the market in general, as a dearth of new blockbuster releases ensured that the software charts looked particularly dismal. The PlayStation 4 saw three fresh entries in Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition, République, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore, but none of them...

News: UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

Over 70 per cent of copies sold on Sony's system

It's no surprise given the series' history, but Dark Souls III absolutely dominated on the PlayStation 4 during launch week. Bandai Namco's hotly anticipated sequel – which topped the UK sales charts, outpacing Dark Souls II's debut by 61 per cent – moved 71 per cent of its units on Sony's...

News: March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

"Thank you to our fans"

Sony won its third NPD report of the year, as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the month of March. Despite this, hardware sales actually declined by 19 per cent year-over-year, due to the lower prices of consoles across the board. Fortunately, an 8 per cent increase in software revenue...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

Not so wild

Yes! Your humble host has managed to wrestle this week's Japanese sales charts from associate editor Robert Ramsey's iron clasp for the first time in years; unfortunately, it's a rubbish one. Far Cry Primal was the highest charting new game for the week ending 10th April, moving 25,302 units on the PlayStation 4. The other big story is...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Division, Far Cry Primal Put Ubi on Top

UK Sales Charts: The Division, Far Cry Primal Put Ubi on Top

Ubiquitous software

Ubisoft is on fire, isn't it? The French publisher tends to quietly go about its business these days, smashing records and releasing games that refuse to be removed from the UK sales charts. Take this week's top ten: The Division is in first for a fourth consecutive week, but Far Cry Primal has quietly climbed into second as...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Does Massive Damage as PS4 Comes Out on Top

Japanese Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Does Massive Damage as PS4 Comes Out on Top

Anything but dead

The latest Japanese software charts are in, and Dark Souls III has done incredibly well for itself. The action role-playing game, which isn't officially out here in the West until next month, sold through a very impressive 210,141 copies. That's a fantastic start for From Software's latest adventure, but despite shifting so many...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Division Causes UFC 2 to Submit

UK Sales Charts: The Division Causes UFC 2 to Submit

Twisted its arm

The Division is very much the flavour of the month, so it's no surprise to see it fend off EA Sports UFC 2 in the latest UK sales chart, which finished in second. The sequel bettered sales of its predecessor by 53 per cent, but that wasn't anywhere near enough to overcome Ubisoft's looter shooter. Further down, Call of Duty: Black...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: The Division Puts a Bullet in the Competition on PS4

Japanese Sales Charts: The Division Puts a Bullet in the Competition on PS4

Critical hit

Tom Clancy's The Division has started life impressively well in Japan, topping the software charts on PlayStation 4. Ubisoft's role-playing shooter hybrid sold through a very healthy 80,703 copies, which was more than enough to place it above the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Elsewhere, the new Summon Night game...

News: February 2016 NPD: PS4 Extends Its Lead as US Sales Shrink

February 2016 NPD: PS4 Extends Its Lead as US Sales Shrink

Sony's system up year-over-year yet again

We suppose that these NPD reports are starting to get a little bittersweet. As has been the case since launch, the PlayStation 4 is really thriving in the United States, and it's once again managed to register yet another consecutive month of growth. But while the graphs at Sony keep pointing upwards, the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Breaks into the Top Spot as PS4 and Vita Lead the Way

Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Breaks into the Top Spot as PS4 and Vita Lead the Way

Meching up the numbers

Ah, nothing like a good Gundam game to shake up the Japanese hardware and software charts, eh? Gundam Breaker 3 blasted into first and second place on PlayStation 4 and Vita respectively, selling through a reasonably impressive 141,219 copies in total - now we just need to hope that the mech-'em-up has found enough success...