Last week the first Persona 3 film Spring of Birth released in 26 theaters throughout Japan. Even with the low amount of places showing it the movie was able to take the seventh spot in the box office. At the end of the movie they confirmed the sequel which is aiming to release in early summer of 2014, along with an extra scene of a certain familiar robotic girl.
The second film has been officially named Persona 3 the Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream. The film will follow right after the events in the first film, as the members of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) begin their summer vacation. You can find out more about the first movie and eventually the second on the movies' official website.
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Akihiko Yoshida, well known as a character designer for games such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre and Bravely Default has announced that he is leaving Square Enix.
Yoshida made his announcement in a personal message within the Bravely Default art book, which released today in Japan along with Bravely Default: For the Sequel (a re-release of the original Bravely Default). After thanking the artists and his co-workers at Silicon Graphics, Yoshida broke the news in the above message (translated by Siliconera).
“This is a personal message of mine, but I’d like to say thank you for all the support these past 18 years. I have decided to leave Square Enix, but I believe our relationship will continue going on.
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There is one game in the top 40 to be in its final week: Gran Turismo 6 (PS3).
One game have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top eight has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. One games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and one added 10,000 or more, down from six last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) added 438,525 pre-orders for a final total of 243,968. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 500,000 to 600,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between three million and four million units.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending December 7
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 150,000 units in its second week on sale.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne) sales are expected to drop to around 100,000 units in its second week on sale.
Hardware and software sales are expected to increase across the board.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
Titanfall (XOne) added 7,889 pre-orders, down from 14,442 last week, for a total of 112,033. The PC version added 1,875 pre-orders, down from 2,052 last week, for a total of 40,574. The Xbox 360 version added 1,589 pre-orders, down from 3,143 last week, for a total of 29,088. The game is 15 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 11, 2014.
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) added 6,283 pre-orders, down from 12,454 last week, for a total of 106,307. The game is 17 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 21, 2014.
Notable mentions: Watch Dogs (PS4) added 4,770 pre-orders for a total of 186,281. Destiny (PS4) added 6,889 pre-orders for a total of 147,741. Watch Dogs (XOne) added 3,473 pre-orders for a total of 116,913. Destiny (XOne) added 6,166 pre-orders for a total of 114,582.
Requests: Mario Kart Wii U added 1,018 pre-orders for a total of 12,543. Super Smash Bros. 3D (3DS) added 578 pre-orders for a total of 8,520. Super Smash Bros. Wii U added 213 pre-orders for a total of 3,449.
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Atlus has released sales figures for two of its titles. Despite being niche titles Dragon's Crown and Persona 4 Golden have shipped fair amount. Dragon's Crown shipments have hit 800,000 units, while Persona 4 Golden shipments reached 700,00 units. Both figures include units downloaded through Sony's PlayStation Store.
Dragon's Crown was released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on July 25. The game has managed to sell 530,000 units at retail, according to VGChartz. Persona 4 Golden is a PlayStation Vita exclusive, but is a remake of the PlayStation 2 title Persona 4. The game was released in June 2012 and has sold 510,000 units at retail, according to VGChartz.
The PlayStation 4 has already set a record for the biggest video game launch. The console sold over one million units in North America in 48 hours and 700,000 in Europe in its first weekend. The PlayStation 4 has sold 2.1 million units worldwide as of December 1.
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter is expecting Sony to be able to ship one million PlayStation 4's every month. He expects Sony to have between 4.25 million and 4.5 million PlayStation 4's shipped by the end of January.
"We expect Sony to continue to ship 1 million consoles per month, so as of the end of January, we believe Sony will have manufactured a cumulative 5 million consoles and will have shipped 4.25 - 4.5 million," Pachter said. "We expect the 55 percent allocation to North America to continue through January, and then revert to a more normalized 40 percent of units once Sony launches in Japan and other countries. We think that Microsoft is on a similar production schedule, with similar allocations to North America."
Pachter also added that GameStop has received about half of the consoles shipped to North America. This trend is expected to continue for the rest of the year, however starting next year the allocation to GameStop is expected to drop to around 30 percent.
Riot's multiplayer battle online arena title, League of Legends, has become one of the biggest games in the video game industry's history and has led the charge of the recent Esports movement. For the upcoming Season 4 of the League of Legends Championship Series, professional players who sign a contract with Riot will be restricted in what games they can stream on their personal channels during the length of the contract.
"Welcome to the League of Draven. Please read the disclaimer."
onGamers acquired a list of the disallowed games and services, which can be seen in full in this screenshot. The list includes all Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone titles, as well as many competing MOBAs, including Dota 2, Heroes of Newerth, Smite and more. In the non-gaming sector, gambling websites, drugs, firearms, pornography and tobacco products are also disallowed.
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UK video game retailer GAME has apparently begun trials of a tinned Christmas dinner at its Basingstoke store and is considering selling them across the UK. The vile-looking dinners, pictured below, retail for £1.99 and come in two different varieties: one with sprouts, the other with broccoli instead.
It's a concept that took flight based on a survey which found that 43% of gamers intend to spend the majority of Christmas day playing games. The GAME Christmas dinner saves both time cooking and cleaning up afterwards (unless you throw it all back up, of course).
The meal's creator, Chris Godfrey, had this to say: “I tried to ensure when creating the menu that all the flavours complemented one another and it was designed so that gamers can eat one layer at a time, starting with breakfast and finishing off with Christmas Pudding – the perfect Christmas Day meal without any of the fuss.”
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We've seen Scott Disick driving a black Bentley Mulsanne before but just yesterday, Disick was spotted leaving a Beverly Hills store in a white Mulsanne. Another day, another ride...
All of DICE's future projects, including the already-announced Mirror's Edge reboot and Star Wars: Battlefront have been put on hold in order to fix a plethora of issues that currently plague Battlefield 4.
In a statement to Polygon, a spokesperson for the company confirmed the decision:
"First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4. We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game — it is absolutely our No. 1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game. Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we're not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel their pain. We will not stop until this is right."
EA will continue to post updates as and when they happen on the Battlefield 4 Control Room website.
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Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds over comparable periods for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.
Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)
Market Share – 7th Generation (Same Periods Covered)
Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)
2010 – (Week beginning January 3 to November 20)
2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to November 19)
2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to November 17)
2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to November 16)
Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 7th Generation
Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation
"Year to date" sales for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2013 versus 2011 and 2013 versus 2012 is displayed. This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.
Xbox 360 - Down Year-on-Year 1,016,866, Year to Date -48.0%
Xbox One – n/a
PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 619,079, Year to Date -28.4%
PSP - Down Year-on-Year 56,351, Year to Date -19.8%
PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-year 127,760, Year to Date -24.3%
PlayStation 4 – n/a
Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 316,564, Year to Date -55.6%
Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 291,922, Year to Date -69.6%
Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 152,341, Year to Date 2.3%
Nintendo Wii U – Down Year-on-Year 361,053, Year to Date 264.3%
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Chris Charla, Microsoft's Director of ID@Xbox, has written up a post on the Xbox Wire detailing the indie developers Microsoft are partnering with to bring indie titles to the Xbox One.
Following criticism that the platform was less welcoming to indie developers than rival platforms, Microsoft revealed their ID@Xbox initiative, which intends 'to lower the barriers for independent developers to self-publish on Xbox One'. Alongside the Unity platform being free for developers, and ongoing plans to enable any retail Xbox One to become a dev kit, Microsoft have also shipped dev kits to over 50 indie studios.
Listed below is the first batch of indie partners to be revealed by Microsoft, which Charla claims is far from comprehensive:
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Call of Duty Ghosts Wiki
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the latest entry in the long-running Call of Duty first person-shooter series, developed by Infinity Ward and set to be published by Activision, making it the first Call of Duty game to be lead developed by Infinity Ward since Modern Warfare 3 in 2011. Call of Duty: Ghosts promises to reinvigorate the franchise, creating a whole new sub-brand, a brand new game engine and will introduce new ideas and experiences to the series. It is in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and is released on November 5, 2013.
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GTA V Cheats, Codes and Walkthrough
GTA V is finally here and we are happy to bring you a comprehensive selection of GTA 5 cheats and codes that we know you'll love. We also have a full text and video walkthrough and a list of trophies and achievements for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3:
GTA V Wiki Guide
Welcome to the GTA 5 Wiki! GTA V has a game map that is "bigger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV combined" according to Rockstar so you will need some help finding your way around. Thankfully we have compiled a sprawling Grand Theft Auto 5 wiki covering all major areas of the game from characters and locations to weapons and radio stations:
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GTA 5 Info
Grand Theft Auto V is set in the City of Los Santos and its surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. It is said to be the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar have yet created and, for the first time in the series, will feature three different playable characters. GTA V carries on in the best tradition of the mainline console entries in the franchise. It is, at its core, a third person action/adventure sandbox game, with a heavy focus on the numerous activities and possibilities inherent in the game's massive open world and on third person combat (primarily with guns and other ranged weapons, but also with melee combat).
A new Tales of game will be announced next week, on December 12th during a live stream in Japan. This comes off the back of numerous Tales of trademarks being filed, and rumours that the next title in the series would be Tales of Zestiria.
Expect the teaser site to be updated after the reveal.