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News: Magic: The Gathering Apparates Atop June's PSN Charts

Magic: The Gathering Apparates Atop June's PSN Charts

Under the spell

It turns out that people are still rather fond of card games. Sony has announced that the wordy Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 was summoned to the top of the PlayStation Network sales charts in June. The enchanted title beat out continued competition from Telltale’s massively popular The Walking Dead...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: White Vita Boosts Numbers

Japanese Sales Charts: White Vita Boosts Numbers

Woah ho ho ho

The release of the crystal white PlayStation Vita in Japan didn’t do a lot to improve the ailing system’s sales, but it did push the platform back above the 22k units threshold. The handheld was actually the second best selling console of the week, with Nintendo’s 3DS way out in the lead. Pokémon continued its rule of the...

Store Update: 4th July 2012 (Europe)

4th July 2012 (Europe)

Over the rainbow moon

It’s a fairly light week in terms of new PlayStation Network content for Europe. SideQuest Studios' ambitious strategy RPG Rainbow Moon leads the charge, and is joined by the Game of the Year edition of Dead Island and digital board game conversion Dungeon Twister. Sadly, there’s no sign of The Walking Dead: Episode 2 just...

Store Update: 3rd July 2012 (North America)

3rd July 2012 (North America)

Be brave

It’s a big week for retail releases on the North American PlayStation Store, with no less than six full Blu-ray games squished down into digestible digital form. Spec Ops: The Line leads the charge, while The Adventures of TinTin and Sonic Generations hop along for the ride. Native PSN releases include Bellator MMO Onslaught and

News: Sony Announces Duo of New PSP Titles for Kids

Sony Announces Duo of New PSP Titles for Kids

Licensed fun

Believe it or not, the PSP continues to sell reasonably well in pockets of Europe. Games such as Invizimals have given the handheld a new lease of life amongst younger users, and Sony’s hoping to capitalise on that with the announcement of a duo of new children’s focused games. First up is Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips Again

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips Again

Boing boing

Last week’s exceptional PlayStation Vita performance was a one-off it seems. With the excitement surrounding Persona 4: The Golden now restored to a reasonable level, the handheld plunged to just 13k units. Not horrific, but far from exceptional either. One hypothesis for the Vita’s relatively sluggish week centres on the imminent...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Awakens

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Awakens

Everything's golden

Earlier in the year, Sony flagged June as a potentially big month for the PlayStation Vita. Following last week’s minor resurgence, it looks like the platform holder was right on the money, as the release of Persona 4: The Golden has propelled the handheld into a promising position for the first time in months. The Atlus...

News: Unchained Blades Freed on PSP Next Week

Unchained Blades Freed on PSP Next Week

Let loose

XSEED has announced that the localised version of Unchained Blades will be unleashed on the PlayStation Portable next week. The game – built by a dream team of Japanese developers – will be available from the PlayStation Store for $29.99. Unfortunately, XSEED was unable to confirm whether the game will be Vita compatible. It’s...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Tokyo Jungle Strides to Summit

Japanese Sales Charts: Tokyo Jungle Strides to Summit

Vita sales increase

Sony’s bonkers PlayStation 3 exclusive Tokyo Jungle roared to the top of the Japanese sales charts this week, beating out fierce competition from Dragon Quest Monsters on 3DS. The baffling post-apocalyptic adventure rounded up sales just north of 110k units to secure the number one spot. Elsewhere, PlayStation Vita exclusive...

Store Update: 12th June 2012 (North America)

12th June 2012 (North America)

Viva la Vita

The excitement of E3 may be a distant memory, but the PlayStation Store’s still firing on all cylinders. It’s an especially good week for Vita owners, with the hotly anticipated Gravity Rush finally hitting digital store shelves. The Japan Studio developed exclusive is joined by the handheld version of the Metal Gear Solid HD...

News: The Walking Dead Was PSN's Top Selling Game in May

The Walking Dead Was PSN's Top Selling Game in May

Catching on

TellTale’s episodic The Walking Dead series ambled to the top of the PlayStation Network sales charts for the month of May. The downloadable adventure was joined by thatgamecompany’s Journey in second and PixelJunk Shooter in third. It was a strong anniversary month for the Q-Games developed series, with no less than four of the...

News: Final Fantasy III Port in Development for PSP

Final Fantasy III Port in Development for PSP

We know

The PlayStation Portable continues to be a prominent system in Japan – perhaps to the detriment of the recently released PlayStation Vita. Furthering the predicament, Square Enix has announced that it is working on a port of Final Fantasy III for Sony’s debut handheld. The PSP port will feature enhanced graphics and the ability to play...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon's Dogma Takes Off

Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon's Dogma Takes Off

Flying start

Dragon’s Dogma got off to a roaring start in Japan, selling a whopping 302,040 units during its first week on sale. The impressive numbers make it the fastest selling new IP of the generation in the region. Sadly, the title did nothing to increase the PS3’s hardware sales. Sony’s home system mustered just 14k units, a minor...

News: Chill Out with the Ice White PSP-E1000

Chill Out with the Ice White PSP-E1000

Frosty

There’s life in the old PlayStation Portable just yet. Despite the Vita being readily available worldwide, Sony has announced a new iteration of its cheap and cheerful PSP-E1000 line. The super chilled Ice White system is set to launch on European store shelves in July for a lowly £89.99. For those unfamiliar, the PSP-E1000 is a durable...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Hardware Slump Continues

Japanese Sales Charts: Hardware Slump Continues

Difficult reading

Hardware sales continued to decrease in Japan this week. The Vita’s fortunes improved by a measly seven units, as it mustered a disastrous 6k sales for the second week running. In fairness, it was another timid week for all of Japan’s major consoles, with PS3 and PSP's overall totals also dropping. Even the infallible Nintendo...