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News: Japanese Sales Charts: Persona 4 Dancing All Night Helps Vita Boogie to Victory

Japanese Sales Charts: Persona 4 Dancing All Night Helps Vita Boogie to Victory

Beary good

There's finally some moderately good news for PlayStation in Japan, as Sony's sleek little handheld has grooved to the top of the hardware charts thanks to the release of Vita exclusive, Persona 4 Dancing All Night. The portable console sold through 23,134 units last week, which is close to double the amount that it sold in the week...

News: UK Sales Charts: Batman: Arkham Knight Swoops in as the Biggest Launch of 2015 So Far

UK Sales Charts: Batman: Arkham Knight Swoops in as the Biggest Launch of 2015 So Far

The Bat is back

Warner Bros must be making an absolute killing these days. The publisher seems to pump out hit after hit, with Dying Light and Mortal Kombat X both reaching the top of the UK sales charts in recent times. And, perhaps as expected, that success has continued with Batman: Arkham Knight, which has swooped into first place. The caped...

News: PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

Cut-price content

A ton of top PlayStation titles have had their digital prices slashed in Europe this week, as Sony's online plaza aims to explore what's big in Japan. Fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise will be particularly well serviced, as a handful of titles have been cut down to size on the PlayStation 4. A shout must also go to the...

News: PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

Small consolation

There's been very little cause for PlayStation Vita owners to celebrate of late, but Sony's diminutive device has just hit a major milestone in Japan, crossing the 4,000,000 unit threshold. This number takes into account both handheld and PlayStation TV sales, but seeing as they're both built upon the same hardware, we reckon...

E3 2015: Almost Half PS4 Owners Never Had a PS3

Almost Half PS4 Owners Never Had a PS3

Changing minds

At this point, we can probably all accept that the PlayStation 3 had problems. It was ultimately a great console, don't get us wrong – but Sony really misfired with the architecture and price, prompting it to lose ground against a very aggressive Xbox 360. With the PlayStation 4, however, the Japanese giant's got back to its...

E3 2015: NA PSN Sale Spotlights the Best of the Los Angeles Show

NA PSN Sale Spotlights the Best of the Los Angeles Show

Some titles 60 per cent off

In the mood for some actual games following this week's E3 2015 goodness? Of course you darn well are. It's probably a good thing that Sony's dropped a new sale on the North American PlayStation Store, then, spotlighting some of the legendary games from the Los Angeles-based show. For example, you'll be able to get Alien...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Elder Scrolls Online Explores the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Elder Scrolls Online Explores the Summit

Back on its throne

Despite a troubled PC launch, the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has wandered to the top of the UK sales charts. Surprisingly, the game actually sold best on the Xbox One, despite recent role-playing releases like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt faring stronger on Sony's format. It's not clear at the time...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: The Witcher 3 Holds Its Ground as PS4 Sinks Deeper

Japanese Sales Charts: The Witcher 3 Holds Its Ground as PS4 Sinks Deeper

Sigh

We're going to be honest here: we really can't pad this article out with any kind of flair. Once again, the Japanese charts make for some reasonably depressing reading, as the PlayStation 4's sales continue to drop. Last week, Sony's latest sold just 11,763 units, and only three PS4 titles made it into the top 20. You can compare the prior...

News: The Order: 1886 'Well on Way' to Meeting Sales Targets

The Order: 1886 'Well on Way' to Meeting Sales Targets

According to Ready at Dawn, anyway

The promising potential, the secrecy surrounding its sales, the eventual split – The Order: 1886 really is Heavenly Sword for a new generation. While we all come to terms with the lengths that Sony will go in order to repurpose the previous generation, though, here's some corporate double-speak from new Ready...

News: UK Sales Charts: Praise the Lord! A Wild PS Vita Game Appears

UK Sales Charts: Praise the Lord! A Wild PS Vita Game Appears

Steins;Gate's punctuation doesn't put punters off

Legacy platform, eh? Not on your nelly! Uber-niche PlayStation 3 and Vita release Steins;Gate has managed to make the UK sales charts Top 40 – and it's the handheld version that sold best. PQube stealthily published the visual novel last week, but that hasn't stopped it from landing the 18th spot...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: The Witcher 3 Sticks to the Top 5 as PS4 Sales Continue to Drag

Japanese Sales Charts: The Witcher 3 Sticks to the Top 5 as PS4 Sales Continue to Drag

The hunt continues

It was another rather dismal seven day period for console sales in Japan last week. PlayStation 4 sales jumped ever so slightly, while the PS Vita hopped above its home system sibling into second place, selling through 12,517 units. As for software, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was pushed from the top spot by a certain Nintendo...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Still Top Wolf

UK Sales Charts: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Still Top Wolf

Competition goes splat

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt held onto its position atop the UK sales charts this week, despite competition from Wii U exclusive Splatoon, which was forced to settle for second. We had an inkling things would turn out this way. Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 15, and Farming Simulator 15 rounded out the top five – an especially...

News: Sony: PlayStation Vita Is a Legacy Platform

Sony: PlayStation Vita Is a Legacy Platform

Gulp

It's perhaps an indictment of the current state of the PlayStation Vita in the Western world that we haven't really found the need to write an update on the device for some time. While there was hope of the format's fortunes turning around 18 or so months ago, the platform's fate has remained unchanged for a while now. And while it continues...