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News: Japanese Sales Charts: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sells 500k Units, PlayStation Vita's Launch Outpaced By 3DS

Japanese Sales Charts: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sells 500k Units, PlayStation Vita's Launch Outpaced By 3DS

Sometimes we deliberate whether to even bother typing up the Japanese sales charts

There's often not much to commentate on, but this week is huge. Final Fantasy XIII-2 topped the Media Create sourced charts, selling over 500k units on the PlayStation 3. While the numbers look impressive on their own, it's worth noting that the game's predecessor managed to sell 1.1 million units back in 2009. The..

News: Media Create Reports 325,000 PlayStation Vitas Sold In First Week

Media Create Reports 325,000 PlayStation Vitas Sold In First Week

Following up Enterbrain's figures yesterday, Japanese sales tracking firm Media Create has released an alternative preliminary report on the PlayStation Vita's opening sales figures

Andriasang reports that the company puts the PS Vita's opening sales at about 325,000 units — slightly higher than Enterbrain. The firm also noted that the the initial shipment was around 500,000 units, supporting..

News: Report: Sony Shipped 500,000 PlayStation Vitas For Japanese Launch

Report: Sony Shipped 500,000 PlayStation Vitas For Japanese Launch

If you were a little disappointed by yesterday's PlayStation Vita sales numbers, it's probably because you believed an earlier rumour that put the system's initial shipment at about 700,000 units

But that number's been clarified overnight. In a column posted on Nikkei, IGDA Japan vice coordinator Kyoshi Shin said that the shipment was closer to 500,000 units. However, Shin was critical of Sony's..

News: Japanese PlayStation Vita Sells 321,000 Units In First Two Days On Sale

Japanese PlayStation Vita Sells 321,000 Units In First Two Days On Sale

The newly released PlayStation Vita enjoyed a strong start in Japan, but failed to outpace the Nintendo 3DS in its first two days on sale

Famitsu reports that Enterbrain recorded 321,407 PS Vita consoles were sold within the system's first 48 hours on the market. In the same period the Nintendo 3DS scooped up 371,326, but Sony will be not be concerned as long as PS Vita sales remain consistent. The..

News: Pick Up Sony's PlayStation 3D Display For Less Than $300 At Best Buy

Pick Up Sony's PlayStation 3D Display For Less Than $300 At Best Buy

Those of you in North America don't know how lucky you are

Not content with getting products for rock-bottom prices out of the gate, your nation hosts some of the greatest discounts in the history of, well, discounts. Take the recently released PlayStation 3D display (not yet out in Europe, we might add). Best Buy's already knocked $100 off the device's asking price. That means for $300 you can get..

News: 8-4 Play Podcast Releases Four Hour PlayStation Vita Launch Special

8-4 Play Podcast Releases Four Hour PlayStation Vita Launch Special

The PlayStation Vita is now out in Japan

That means there are impressions, videos and information already all over the Internet. But if you want some definitive discussion all in one place, the 8-4 Play podcast has got your back. For those unfamiliar: 8-4 Play is fronted by a couple of former US games journalists who now work in Japan on video game localisation. You might not know their name, but..

News: Ever Wondered What A PlayStation Vita Looks Like Without Its Clothes?

Ever Wondered What A PlayStation Vita Looks Like Without Its Clothes?

As has become customary at every new hardware launch, images of a dismantled PlayStation Vita have emerged online

We were saddened to discover that the system is not powered by fairy-dust and the blood of Ken Kutaragi, but instead totally boring electronic parts. Still, make sure you enjoy these photographs: someone sacrificed their PlayStation Vita just so you could look at its insides. That's..

News: It's A PlayStation Platform Alright: PS Vita Launches With First Firmware Update

It's A PlayStation Platform Alright: PS Vita Launches With First Firmware Update

The PlayStation Vita's not one to buck the trends of a lifetime: the portable system has launched with a day-one firmware update in Japan

It's unclear at present what the firmware update actually does, but we suspect it's for stability reasons. After all, we imagine a lot of the PlayStation Vita's launch stock has been sitting in a warehouse for the past couple of months. If you're in Japan, you..

News: Sony Launches PlayStation Vita In Japan

Sony Launches PlayStation Vita In Japan

There's officially a new member to the PlayStation family

Almost 12 months after Sony unveiled its "Next Generation Portable" to the world, the platform holder has released the PlayStation Vita to much fanfare in Japan. Despite the inclement weather, gamers in their hundreds gathered outside Japanese retailers to get their hands on the new system. Something that makes us green with envy..

News: In Case You Wondered, Here's A Helpful PlayStation Vita Box Comparison

In Case You Wondered, Here's A Helpful PlayStation Vita Box Comparison

With the PlayStation Vita due out in less than 24 hours in Japan, we're starting to get a slow and steady trickle of news and information

The littlest details are always the most fascinating. Take for example the PlayStation Vita's boxes — just how big are they? ShopTo News has got your back, with a selection of images comparing the PS Vita version of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 to a variety of..

News: Report: First PlayStation Vita Shipment To Top 700,000 Units In Japan

Report: First PlayStation Vita Shipment To Top 700,000 Units In Japan

Yesterday Sony suit Andrew House said that the PlayStation Vita was all but sold out in Japan due to advance orders, but he failed to provide any concrete numbers

Today we've got a better idea of just how well the PlayStation Vita is going to sell out of the gate, with Andriasang reporting that the system's opening shipment could exceed a whopping 700,000 units. That's big. The news comes via..

News: On The Rollcoaster Of Life: PlayStation Vita Only Supports One PlayStation Network Account

On The Rollcoaster Of Life: PlayStation Vita Only Supports One PlayStation Network Account

This is brilliant: if only to see the hordes of self-entitled trash-talkers flip-the-heck-out on the NeoGAF forums

After reassuring potential PS Vita purchasers that PlayStation Network accounts would be tied to memory cards last week, Sony has since back-tracked — meaning that, as originally believed, you'll need to wipe your entire PlayStation Vita if you want to access an alternative PSN..

Rumour: 3G PlayStation Vita Pushed Back Until April 2012 In Canada

3G PlayStation Vita Pushed Back Until April 2012 In Canada

According to Kotaku, the launch of the 3G PlayStation Vita has been pushed back by two months in Canada

The North American website reports that "due to extensive planning and testing with [Sony's] 3G partner", the SKU has been delayed until April 2012. The website speculates that difficulties in reaching a pricing agreement with the 3G network provider could be the reason behind the..

News: Sony Claims The PlayStation Vita Has Already Sold Out In Japan

Sony Claims The PlayStation Vita Has Already Sold Out In Japan

Without providing any numbers, Sony's Andrew House has announced that the PlayStation Vita has already sold out in Japan -- despite it not releasing until Saturday

The former SCEE executive told Bloomberg that the system had sold out purely on pre-orders. “There were lines to make reservations for the machine at retailers,” he said. It's unclear how many systems Sony intends to ship to Japanese..

News: Sony: PlayStation 3 Hardware Sales Ahead Of Expectations

Sony: PlayStation 3 Hardware Sales Ahead Of Expectations

Good news for those that choose to enjoy their games based on sales numbers: Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 is actually slightly exceeding expectations

The platform holder previously predicted that it would sell 15 million consoles during the fiscal year ending in March 2012, and executive Andrew House has told journalists that he fully expects the system to hit that lofty target. House..

News: New PlayStation Vita Trailer Sells Us On The System All Over Again

New PlayStation Vita Trailer Sells Us On The System All Over Again

It doesn't take much to sell a great product; all you need to do is explain exactly what it can do

Sony's released a brand new trailer for the PlayStation Vita that does exactly that. It covers every feature in just over two minutes, and it's hard not to get excited. Dual analogue sticks, multiple touch interfaces, cross-game chat, social interaction, trophies, augmented reality — the list goes..

News: Sony Talks Up Cross-Platform Play With New PlayStation Vita Trailer

Sony Talks Up Cross-Platform Play With New PlayStation Vita Trailer

It looks like cross-platform play is going to form a key component of Sony's promotional activities for the PlayStation Vita

The platform holder's released a brand new trailer showing off all of the handheld's PS3 connectivity functions. The snippet shows save sharing in the Diablo-esque dungeon crawler Ruin, cross-platform multiplayer in Wipeout 2048, and even remote play with PS3 blockbuster..

News: November NPD: Call Of Duty & Skyrim Top The Software Charts

November NPD: Call Of Duty & Skyrim Top The Software Charts

It was a monster month for software releases in November

Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster  of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..

News: PlayStation Vita Not Limited To A Single PSN Account, But There's Still A Small Caveat

PlayStation Vita Not Limited To A Single PSN Account, But There's Still A Small Caveat

The PlayStation Vita is not limited to a single PlayStation Network account, as was widely reported last week

But you'll need to own multiple memory cards if you want to use different PSN accounts on the same system, Sony has confirmed. Sony suit Crystal MacKenzie confirmed the news in an interview with Wired, explaining that accounts are linked to memory cards rather than the system itself..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Extreme VS Fights For Top-Spot, PlayStation Hardware Enjoys Small Bump

Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Extreme VS Fights For Top-Spot, PlayStation Hardware Enjoys Small Bump

Nintendo's 3DS dominated the hardware and software charts in Japan this week, with Mario Kart 7 getting off to a stormer

But while the system-seller pushed over 400k units, the PlayStation 3 port of popular arcade title Gundam Extreme VS wasn't far behind — selling a very respectable 349k units. Newcomer Assassin's Creed: Revelations managed to climb into fourth spot, while Tekken Hybrid and King..