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News: UK Sales Charts: Crysis 3 Remains Cloaked at Summit

UK Sales Charts: Crysis 3 Remains Cloaked at Summit

Lara Croft may have something to say about that next week

None could pass Crysis 3 in this week’s UK sales charts. Despite dwindling sales, the PlayStation 3 first-person shooter held onto its place at the top of the best sellers list for a second week, sitting pretty in its Nanosuit getup. We suppose that developer Crytek should take a bow, etc...

News: Price Cut Prompts PlayStation Vita Sell Outs in Japan

Price Cut Prompts PlayStation Vita Sell Outs in Japan

Celebrate good times

See that red text at the bottom of those PlayStation Vita promotional posters? That's the sign of victory. After having its price slashed to just ¥19,980 yesterday, Sony’s struggling handheld has finally started flying off the shelves, with the above Akihabara retailer only having two models left in stock. The image...

News: Retro City Rampage Extracted More Loot from PSN than Xbox and Steam

Retro City Rampage Extracted More Loot from PSN than Xbox and Steam

Smash and grab success

Brian Provinciano’s open world love letter to the 8-bit era Retro City Rampage has popped up on almost every platform under the sun over the past six months, but it’s the PlayStation Network version that’s selling the best according to the developer – and, even more specifically, the PlayStation Vita release. "Indies...

News: Digital Sales on PlayStation Vita Eclipse PlayStation 3

Digital Sales on PlayStation Vita Eclipse PlayStation 3

Business is booming

For all of the doom and gloom surrounding the PlayStation Vita, Sony has revealed that more digital content is purchased for the handheld than the PlayStation 3. Chatting with Destructoid following this week’s PlayStation 4 unveiling, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained that the difference is down to all of the...

News: Sony: PlayStation Vita's Going on the Offensive in 2013

Sony: PlayStation Vita's Going on the Offensive in 2013

Platform holder has big plans for the handheld

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has admitted that the PlayStation Vita has failed to meet expectations in its home territory – but has promised that the platform holder will be on the offensive in 2013. The comments come days after Sony announced a significant price-drop...

News: UK Sales Charts: Dead Space 3 Unsettles Ni No Kuni

UK Sales Charts: Dead Space 3 Unsettles Ni No Kuni

Wrath of the Necromorphs

Despite its controversial inclusion of microtransactions, Dead Space 3 has snuck to the summit of this week’s UK sales charts, giving previous frontrunner Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch an awful scare along the way. The spooked Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration dropped all the way down into sixth, though...

News: Sony: "We Have to Do a Better Job of Promoting the PS Vita"

Sony: "We Have to Do a Better Job of Promoting the PS Vita"

Well, duh

Sony slashed the PlayStation Vita’s sales forecast for the fourth time earlier today, announcing that it expects the recently released handheld and its predecessor to sell a combined 7 million units by the end of the current fiscal year. It had originally predicted that the console would surpass 16 million units during the same period,...

News: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Sales Near 600,000 Units

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Sales Near 600,000 Units

Not too shabby

Ubisoft’s likeable PlayStation Vita spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has snuck up on a brand new milestone, selling “close to 600,000 units”. The publisher announced the statistic as part of a post-earnings financial call earlier today, though its terminology was mixed throughout. As such, it’s not entirely clear...

News: Sony Cuts Losses, PlayStation Sales Tumble

Sony Cuts Losses, PlayStation Sales Tumble

Ups and downs

It looks like the appointment of Kaz Hirai has worked wonders for Sony. The recently recruited president promised to decrease losses when he took over the role in April last year, and he’s done a decent job. The company as a whole recorded a net loss of ¥10.8 billion ($115 million) for its fiscal third quarter ending 31st...

News: Dead Island Shuffles Past the 5 Million Sales Milestone

Dead Island Shuffles Past the 5 Million Sales Milestone

Deadly proportions

Who would have thought that one trailer could make such a difference? Dead Island, the janky co-operative zombie slayer from Deep Silver, has officially surpassed 5 million sales since its release in 2011, which is nothing short of a small miracle considering how broken the game was at launch. The publisher – which now owns the...

News: Capcom Cuts DmC: Devil May Cry's Forecasts Down to Size

Capcom Cuts DmC: Devil May Cry's Forecasts Down to Size

Fallen angel

You can’t blame Capcom for having high expectations – it’s just a shame that the publisher can’t seem to achieve them. After shipping one million copies of DmC: Devil May Cry across multiple platforms in January, the company has decided to slash its overall sales estimates for the reboot. It now expects the release to shift 1.2...

News: UK Sales Charts: Ni No Kuni Summons a Spot at the Top

UK Sales Charts: Ni No Kuni Summons a Spot at the Top

Magic master

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has ventured to the top of the UK sales charts, conjuring itself into first position for the week. The striking Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration wrapped its wand around the back of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s head, pushing the popular first-person shooter into third position. Last week’s...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: New Vita Titles Fail to Drive Hardware

Japanese Sales Charts: New Vita Titles Fail to Drive Hardware

Demon malaise

In the past, it’s been pretty easy to attribute the PlayStation Vita’s commercial woes in Japan to the platform's worrying lack of software. After all, whenever a new title has arrived, the system’s sales have almost always spiked. Worryingly, that wasn’t the case this week. Despite netting two major new releases in dungeon...

News: UK Sales Charts: DmC Pounded into Fourth by Black Ops 2

UK Sales Charts: DmC Pounded into Fourth by Black Ops 2

Sinking feeling

After dominating last week, DmC: Devil May Cry’s halo has slipped down into fourth position in the UK sales charts. The title was toppled by former frontrunner Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which shot straight back to the summit. Familiar favourites FIFA 13 and Far Cry 3 occupied second and third respectively. Elsewhere,

News: Japan's Most Desired Console Is the PlayStation Vita

Japan's Most Desired Console Is the PlayStation Vita

Moral victory

The system may be locked in a constant conflict with the bottom half of the Japanese hardware charts, but it turns out that local consumers want to love the PlayStation Vita after all. A recent Famitsu magazine survey discovered that more than 64 per cent of readers are eager to snap up the struggling hardware, a sample greater than...

News: UK Sales Charts: Devil May Cry Ascends to the Heavens

UK Sales Charts: Devil May Cry Ascends to the Heavens

God of war

Dante’s new haircut didn’t prove a hindrance on DmC: Devil May Cry’s ability to conquer the UK sales charts, as the controversial (but excellent) demon slayer shot straight to the summit of the region’s best sellers list, knocking FIFA 13 off the championship spot. Perhaps potential buyers were swayed by the patriotic Union Jack...