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News: Japanese Sales Charts: This Is Why Vita Needs Monster Hunter

Japanese Sales Charts: This Is Why Vita Needs Monster Hunter

In the shadows of giants

A former PlayStation Portable breadwinner, Monster Hunter’s curious absence has been felt ever since the PlayStation Vita’s release. But the great dinosaur-sized hole is more pronounced than ever at the moment, as the hotly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 has just deployed on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Unsurprisingly,...

News: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Helps Series Conjure 1.4 Million Sales Worldwide

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Helps Series Conjure 1.4 Million Sales Worldwide

Magic numbers

Together with its Japan-only DS counterpart, the delightfully designed and visually stunning PlayStation 3 JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has helped Level 5's series accumulate approximately 1.4 million sales worldwide. “The franchise has been very well received in EMEA, and as a result of its quality, has reached an...

News: UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Still Current Incumbent, Lost Planet 3 Burrows Deep

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Still Current Incumbent, Lost Planet 3 Burrows Deep

Killer Is Dead fails to entice the general public

Two of last week’s big new releases did not inject much enthusiasm into the UK sales charts. Lost Planet 3 got off to a dismal start, digging itself into 26th position. Meanwhile, the latest title from Grasshopper Manufacture mustered an even more disappointing debut, with Killer Is Dead...

News: UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Takes the Seat at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Takes the Seat at the Summit

Inauguration station

Saints Row IV has been sworn in at the top of the UK sales charts, fending off strong competition from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Ubisoft’s sneak-‘em-up settled its night vision goggles on second place, while pricey toy platform Disney Infinity finished in third. Isn’t it nice to be able to talk about some new games for a...

GamesCom 2013: Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3

Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3

Console set to smash records

Sony casually confirmed that PlayStation 4 pre-orders have exceeded one million units overnight, putting the next generation system on track to be the largest PlayStation launch in history. In fact, speaking with VideoGamer.com, SCEUK’s likeable gaffer Fergal Gara admitted that the numbers are already “way over and...

News: Thomas Was Alone Has Made Over 700,000 New Friends

Thomas Was Alone Has Made Over 700,000 New Friends

Look who's popular now

Mike Bithell may be pumping up the, er, Volume on his second major project as we type, but that’s not stopped Thomas Was Alone from finding ample company across multiple platforms. Speaking on the Joystiq podcast, the indie rockstar revealed that the rectangular platformer has sold over 700,000 copies across PC, Mac, Linux,...

News: UK Sales Charts: Payday 2 Initiates a Holdup at the Top Spot

UK Sales Charts: Payday 2 Initiates a Holdup at the Top Spot

Grand Theft Auto IV returns

It looks like the UK market couldn’t get enough heist action last week. In addition to Starbreeze’s robbery simulator Payday 2 shooting straight to the summit of the sales charts, Grand Theft Auto IV also put in an impressive reappearance on the back of the recent Grand Theft Auto Online reveal. It’s a testament to...

News: July NPD: NCAA Football 14 Scores a Touchdown, Physical Sales Body Checked

July NPD: NCAA Football 14 Scores a Touchdown, Physical Sales Body Checked

Sony numbers still a secret

As has become a recurring trend for these NPD sales reports, the physical arm of the North American games industry declined yet again in July. The market as a whole dropped by 19 per cent year-over-year, with hardware specifically facing a 34 per cent decrease from $150.9 million in 2012 to just $99.4 million last...

News: UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

The Smurfs 2 feeling blue in third

Tales of Xillia got off to a flying start in the UK sales charts, finishing fourth in this week’s bestsellers list. The enjoyable Namco Bandai role-playing game scored favourably in our review, earning itself a respectable 8/10 and a strong recommendation. Despite this, the title couldn’t leapfrog The Smurfs 2,...

News: Polls Show PS4 Is Preferred Next Generation System, Says Sony

Polls Show PS4 Is Preferred Next Generation System, Says Sony

Top of the lot

In somewhat harrowing news for Microsoft and its upcoming Xbox One console, Sony’s chief financial officer Masaru Kato has told investors that around 80 per cent of consumers prefer the PlayStation 4 to its counterparts. The executive was citing polls including the Redmond-based manufacturer’s system, as well as Nintendo’s...

News: Sony Promises That PS4 Losses Won't Be Anything Like PS3

Sony Promises That PS4 Losses Won't Be Anything Like PS3

That's good news, huh?

Considering that the PlayStation 3 left Sony in a financial crater equivalent to the one that prompted the onset of the last great ice age, it’s reassuring to learn that the Japanese giant is not planning on burning quite as much cash with its next generation console. Speaking as part of an investors meeting last week, group...

News: Crash Bandicoot Spins Past 500,000 Downloads in Europe

Crash Bandicoot Spins Past 500,000 Downloads in Europe

Naughty Gods

Releasing old games like Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation Network makes more sense than peanut butter and jelly, as evidenced by the fact that the PSone Classic has now surpassed 500,000 downloads in Europe. Sony confirmed the tidbit as part of its monthly digital sales charts, where the Naughty Dog hit held onto its place atop the...