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    July 31st, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Sony announced it has shipped 3.2 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2018. That is down just 0.1 million units from the same quarter a year ago. Lifetime shipment figures of the PlayStation 4 are now at 82.2 million units. 

    Sony increased its forecast from 16 million to 17 million units shipped for the 2018 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2019.


    Sony's Game & Network Services division saw revenue increase year-over-year to ¥472.1 billion from ¥348.1 billion, while operating income increased to ¥83.6 billion. 

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277493/ps4-shipments-reach-822-million-units-32-million-shipped-in-last-quarter/

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    July 31st, 2018GamespotUncategorized

     Nintendo has released its latest hardware and software figures for the Switch and 3DS through June 30, 2018.

    Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 19.67 million units as of June 30, while the Nintendo 3DS hit 72.89 million units shipped.

     

    Breaking down the hardware figure even further, 7.81 million Switch consoles have been shipped in the Americas, 4.89 million in Japan, and 6.97 million in the rest of the world.

    Breaking down the 3DS: 25.37 million units have been shipped in the Americas, 24.76 million in Japan and 22.76 million in the rest of the world.

    As for software 86.93 million games have been shipped on the Nintendo Switch and 367.84 million games on the Nintendo 3DS. 

     

    Here are the top 10 best-selling Switch first-party titles:

    • Super Mario Odyssey – 11.17 million
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 10.35 million
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 9.32 million
    • Splatoon 2 – 6.76 million
    • 1-2 Switch – 2.45 million
    • ARMS – 2.01 million
    • Kirby: Star Allies – 1.89 million
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 1.42 million
    • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 1.40 million
    • Mario Tennis Aces – 1.38 million

    Nintendo forecasts it will ship 20 million Switch consoles in the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, and 100 million Switch games.

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277492/switch-shipments-reach-1967-million-units-on-june-30-3ds-ships-7289-million-units/

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    July 31st, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Team17 and developer Planet Alpha ApS announced the atmospheric sci-fi puzzle platformer, Planet Alpha, will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam on September 4.

    View the latest trailer below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    Planet Alpha, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Pursued by relentless enemies, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive.

    Key Features:

    • Marooned on an Alien World… – You have awoken on a strange alien world. Injured, alone and stranded you venture across this foreign land, navigating beautiful and varied terrain as you try to stay alive.
    • Power Over Night and Day – The world of Planet Alpha is affected by the solar cycle, and as you progress you’ll discover a unique gift – you can manipulate the time of day and use it to your advantage.
    • Unlock the Mysteries of Planet Alpha – Explore a unique world and piece together your story. What will you discover on Planet Alpha?

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277491/planet-alpha-release-date-revealed/

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    July 31st, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Koei Tecmo has released tow new trailers for Warriors Orochi 4 that introduce playable characters Athena and Zeus.

    View them below:

    Warriors Orochi 4 will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in North America and Europe on October 19. It will launch in Japan on September 27 for the Switch, PS4 and PC.

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277490/warriors-orochi-4-gets-athena-and-zeus-trailers/

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    July 31st, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Frogwares has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming open world game, The Sinking City, caled A Close Shave.

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    Can you hear that voice in your head getting louder and louder? That’s me. This is not the last time we will talk…

    Taking place in the 1920s, The Sinking City is a game of adventure and investigation set in an open world inspired by the works of the famous American horror author H.P. Lovecraft.

    You will step into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. You must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city – and the minds of its inhabitants.

    he Sinking City will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on March 21, 2019.

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277489/the-sinking-city-gets-a-close-shave-gameplay-trailer/

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    July 31st, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Code of Princess EX is a remastered, modified version of the action-RPG Code of Princess, which debuted on 3DS in 2012. It's a satisfactory role-playing game with a fun story, a generous pool of playable characters, and a robust suite of single player, local co-op, and online multiplayer options that's held back by some repetitive, button-mashing combat.

    Taken at face value, Code of Princess EX is a stereotypical, exploitative sword and sorcery tale — the heroine, Princess Solange of DeLuxia, is mostly naked and carries a giant saber that makes Cloud's Buster Sword look like a pocket knife. As the story unfolds and more characters enter the equation, the game reveals itself as a knowing send-up of RPG and anime tropes. Thanks to some clever, subversive writing and an extraordinary English localization, Code of Princess EX is one of the funniest games you'll play in 2018.

    Even as the title lampoons its genre, it sustains a meaningful narrative in which a group of unlikely heroes unite to save the world from an evil queen and her monstrous minions. It concludes with a bit of a twist ending, with an accompanying, surprising moral choice.

    While the story and script in Code of Princess EX deliver the goods, the 30-plus real-time battle sequences that pop up in the main campaign are less successful. The game is a hack-and-slash RPG in the spirit of the Sega Saturn cult hit Guardian Heroes, with side-scrolling combat taking place along three different planes. Before each encounter, you'll pick one of several playable characters, equip him or her with attribute-changing gear and items, and begin the fight. The problem: combat is only sporadically satisfying.

    Fighting in Code of Princess EX is acceptable in shorts bursts, but long play sessions expose some monotonous action scenarios, which become more noticeable as the difficulty ramps up. The good news is that each character, despite having standard weak, strong, lock-on, and "burst" attacks, enjoys a unique list of special moves — although nothing that compares to the move-lists from Guardian Heroes. The bad news is that, almost inevitably, each fight degenerates into a button-mashing competition, with the same tried-and-true combos repeated ad nauseum.

    This is particularly true in the game's final third, where swarms of smaller enemies and super-powerful boss creatures enter the fray. Pro tip: invest in equipment with the "boss slayer" and "super armor" buffs to reduce the grind.

    While some question marks hover around the game's combat situations, there's nothing questionable about its positively altruistic collection of modes and playable characters. When you finish with the main campaign, you can re-play individual levels for high scores or try several bonus quests. You can also attempt all these stages with a friend in local co-op, or try some cooperative and competitive modes with up to four players online. Available across several of these modes are 50-plus different characters, including heroes, villains, and monsters. 

    As a remaster, Code of Princess EX includes a few tweaks to the base 3DS game, which amount to something of a lateral move. The English voice-over from 2012 is gone, replaced with a Japanese VO and English subtitles — a strange subtraction for a "definitive" release. The game boasts an HD graphical overhaul, but the pixelated characters models that premiered on 3DS look jaggy on a large TV monitor. On the plus side, the framerate is now a steady 30 FPS, a big improvement over the dubious performance of the original. Other additions include rebalanced AI, experience point boosts for the entire party (at reduced rates), and, strangely, automatic stat allocation — which streamlines the process of raising attributes but removes player control.

    With a fun, subversive story, lots of playable characters, and hours of content spread across single player and multiplayer (both local and online) modes, Code of Princess EX is an attractive investment for action-RPG fans who don't mind some monotonous fighting or lackluster character models. Those who aren't diehard followers of the genre may wish to wait for a price drop or seek out other hack-and-slash titles with more dynamic combat.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277402/code-of-princess-ex-ns/

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    July 30th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Activision has released the multiplayer beta trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

    View the trailer below:

    Here is the schedule for the multiplayer beta:

    • PlayStation 4 (Starts: August 3 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 6 at 10am/PT)
    • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10am/PT)
    • PC Beta Early Access (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT) *PC exclusively on Battle.Net
    • PC Open Beta (Starts: August 11 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10am/PT)

    Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will launch worldwide on Friday, October 12 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277488/call-of-duty-black-ops-iiii-gets-multiplayer-beta-trailer/

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    July 30th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Square Enix has released a new trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider called "A Stunning World."

    View it below:

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on September 14.

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277487/shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-gets-a-stunning-world-trailer/

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    July 30th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has remained at the top of the UK charts, according to Chart-Track for the week ending July 28. Sales for the game decreased just 12 percent week-on-week.

     LEGO The Incredibles remained in second as sales declined 12 percent. The Crew 2 jumped up to third place as sales increased 34 percent.

    Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

    1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
    2. LEGO The Incredibles
    3. The Crew 2
    4. God of War
    5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    6. Call of Duty: WWII
    7. Grand Theft Auto V
    8. Sonic Mania Plus
    9. Jurassic World Evolution
    10. Mario Tennis Aces

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277486/crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-once-again-tops-uk-charts/

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    July 30th, 2018GamespotUncategorized

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has remained at the top of the UK charts, according to Chart-Track for the week ending July 28. Sales for the game decreased just 12 percent week-on-week.

     LEGO The Incredibles remained in second as sales declined 12 percent. The Crew 2 jumped up to third place as sales increased 34 percent.

    Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

    1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
    2. LEGO The Incredibles
    3. The Crew 2
    4. God of War
    5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    6. Call of Duty: WWII
    7. Grand Theft Auto V
    8. Sonic Mania Plus
    9. Jurassic World Evolution
    10. Mario Tennis Aces

     A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277486/crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-once-again-tops-uk-charts/

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