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Japanese Media Create top 50 Software – (10/28 – 11/3)

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The top 50 best selling games in Japan has went live in for the Media Create, see all the games past the link.

Japanese Media Create Charts: Wii U Gets a Massive Bump, 3DS is still king, Pokemon #1

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The Japanese Media Create sales charts are in. And the Wii U sales skyrocket to 38,000k due to the new Japanese bundles. Wii Party U has helped as well, as the game hit the sixth spot on the charts. However, the 3DS is still king, along with Pokemon. Get the full charts below. 

Best Buy Selling Blue Nintendo 3DS XL for $179.99

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Best Buy currently has the Blue Nintendo 3DS XL for $179.99, that’s a savings of $20 from the regular $199.99 price tag. See the deal below. 

Japanese Media Create Sales: 3DS is the Supreme Conqueror of Japan

Japan just loves the 3DS. Since 2011, the 3DS just continues to dominate the sales charts. Once again the Tomodachi Collection, Shin Megami Tensei 4, Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, and Animal Crossing all find themselves in the top 10. While the 3DS leads the way for hardware. Get the full sales charts below. 

Japanese Media Create: Tomodachi Collection and 3DS Rule Again

The Japanese Media Create sales are in and the Tomodachi Collection has slithered it’s way back to the top after being outdone by Shin Megami Tensei 4. Get the full software and hardware charts below. 

Amazon UK: Wii U Sales Rank Jumps 875% Following Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal ***Update***

The Xbox One’s disappointing reveal has shot up sales of the Wii U on Amazon.com. The system was at #390 before the conference, but now has shot up to #40 due to Microsoft’s glorified TV box.

Japanese Media Create: Summon Night 5 and 3DS top the Charts

Summon Night 5, a PSP game has topped the Media Create charts in Japan, while the 3DS is still number one. However, the numbers are done across the board for software and hardware.

UK Charts: Metro Last Light Takes the top spot

Metro Last Light is the top selling piece of software in the UK this week, despite sales being vastly under Metro 2033’s numbers in 2010. 

Japanese Media Create Charts: 3DS & Tomodachi rule Japan

Nintendo platforms once again dominate the Japanese sales charts, as the 3DS and Tomodachi Collection win the hardware and software battle. 

Sony’s Main Investor says the firm Should Split the Entertainment and Electronics Divisions

Daniel Loeb is the CEO of third Point, and he’s also the largest investor in Sony’s business. Loeb has over $1.1 billion in shares with the company, that is 6.5%. He wants Sony to split the Sony Entertainment business from Sony Electronics. 

BioShock Infinite Racks up Nearly 4 Million in Sales

Who says single-player games are dead? Publisher 2K Games has stated that BioShock Infinite has sold 3.7 million units to date. 

Square Enix Financials: ¥13.7 billion loss, Technology will be less of a Focus

Square Enix has posted their financial year ending in March 31st, and it’s not good. The firm reported a ¥13.7 billion loss citing a “competitive” console market as the reason for the failure. 

Suda 51’s Parent Company GungHo Makes Bank

If you haven’t heard of No More Heroes creator Suda 51’s parent company GungHo. I think you will now after you learn how much money these guys make and the impact it could have on Suda’s development team Grasshopper Manufacture. 

The Xbox 720 & PS4 Could face the same Challenges as Wii U, says Activision

The President and CEO of Activision, Bobby Kotick, has stated that the PS4 and Xbox 720 could face similar challenges the Nintendo is facing right now with Wii U. Tablets and smartphones provide gaming at cheap affordable prices. 

Sega FY12: Profits up 53%, Aliens Somehow Sells 1.3m, more Wii U Titles Coming

Sega has released their financial results for the year ending in March, and it shows strong profit across the board. 

Capcom Plans to only Release 30 Titles for the Fiscal Year of 2014

Capcom might be taking a quality vs quantity approach to it’s new business plan. The firm will have less titles hitting the platform, more DLC, and focus on in house development.

Konami FY13 Financial Results – Revenue down, but Entertainment Division up

Konami has posted its fiscal year results for the year ending in March, and there was a decrease in revenue by 15% compared to last year. However, the Digital Entertainment division posted an increase of 17% compared to last year. 

Namco Bandai FY13 Results Posts good Sales Across the Board

Namco Bandai has released it’s fiscal year results for the year ending in March, and it’s looking pretty good. Revenue is at ¥32 billion ($324 million) compared to ¥19 billion ($192 million) the prior year.

Sony’s Fiscal Year 2012: PS3 Sales down, PS Vita Struggles

Sony has finally revealed their financial results for the fiscal year of 2012 and it paints a rocky but somewhat promising future. 

Japanese Media Create Charts: All Systems Get Boosted due to Golden Week

The Japanese Media Create Charts are in and all of the home consoles saw a nice boost in sales due to the holiday going on in Japan right now. On the software side, Tomodachi Collection is back on top. Check out the full charts past the link. 

Capcom Expects Next-gen Development Costs to “soar”

Capcom told investors at the latest investor meeting that they full expect the cost of development to rise significantly with the next round of consoles. 

An interesting look at Sony’s Financial Situation with the PS3

While Nintendo gets more doom articles than anybody these days. What’s swept under the rug are the other console manufacturers struggles in the console space. The PS3 is widely looked at as a success for Sony because of the brainwashing of tools like Michael Pachter. However, the PS3 lost Sony billions of dollars over the course of it’s lifetime. didn’t net them much profit over the course of its life.

XSEED Games is now Known as Marvelous USA

XSEED Games, the publishers that brought us the fantastic ‘The Last Story’ and Pandora’s Tower, has been absorbed into Marvelous USA. The firm will be intact as the Japanese companies American distributor. 

Big time Sony Execs give up Bonuses due to Slumping Electronic Sales

Remember when Nintendo’s big wigs took a 50% pay cut because of the 3DS being dropped in price and failing to meet expectations? It looks like Sony’s executives took a page out of Nintendo’s books, as many of the top brass will not be accepting their salary bonuses. 

Japanese Media Create Charts: Tomodachi Collection & 3DS Still on top

Nintendo has a new hit with the Tomodachi Collection: New Life, the game topped the charts once again in the Media Create charts. The game has already reach 550,000 units sold in Japan alone since it was released two weeks ago. Get the full charts below. 

Would Another Industry Crash be Such a Bad Thing?

Playeressence’s second community opinion piece is here. Ricard Julianti is back to bring another well written, formulated opinion on the gaming industry. Check it out past the link. It’s a must read. 

Wii U First-Party Games Delayed due to Requiring “More Development Resources than Expected”

Nintendo’s President and CEO Satoru Iwata has shed more light on to why so many of Nintendo’s first party games have been delayed. The CEO told investors that Wii U launch titles require “more development resources than expected.” 

Square Enix Confirms Lay-off at UK and European Offices

Square Enix is going through a rough time right now. The latest report has confirmed lay-offs have hit both it’s European and UK operations. 

Nintendo eShop Sales have Doubled up from last year, says Iwata

Nintendo is seeing huge growth in it’s digital business, as sales have more than doubled from year-on-year.

EA Confirms Massive Lay-offs, PopCap Vancouver and Quicklime axed

EA is starting to unload damn near every employee they have, as they gear up to spend millions on the PS4 and Xbox 720 development. 

Iwata’s Investor Debriefing – Nintendo’s Digital push, Management Shifting, and more

Ok, there is going to be a ton of information below, so grab your popcorn and dig in. 

Japanese Media Create: Tomodachi Collection New Life Ignites 3DS Sales

Tomodachi Collection: New Life absolutely killed it in the Japanese Media Create charts this week from April 15th to 21st. The game moved a staggering 404,858 for the Nintendo 3DS, while sales of the 3DS LL surged from last weeks totals. Check out the full list below. 

Nintendo financials fall 50% short of target, ¥7 billion profit in 2012

Nintendo has posted a full-year profit of  ¥7 billion for 2012, however, that is only half of the firm’s projected ¥14 billion projection. But this is a welcomed improvement over the ¥43.2 billion loss sustained last year. Check out the full report below. 

God of War Ascension had a Budget of Around $50 Million

Sony is a big spender when it comes to their main franchises. A new report has came out stating that God of War Ascension had a budget of around $50 million to make. That would put God of War Ascension around the same budget of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. 

Nintendo of UK has Dubbed 2013 “the year of 3DS”

Coming off a solid Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday, Nintendo of UK’s 3DS product manager, Roger Langford, has dubbed 2013, “the year of 3DS.”

Microsoft Q3 FY13 – Xbox Gaming Division up over 50% from last year

Microsoft seems to be firing on all cylinders with their gaming division, they won the single platform NPD battle for he month of March. And now their gaming division has shown massive growth from last year. 

March NPD – Xbox 360 Reigns Supreme

Microsoft tops the NPD charts for the 27th month in a row, proving Americans love paying for online gameplay. The company moved 261,000 units for the month of March. 

Capcom’s Profits are half of what Investors Expected, Multiple Games Canceled

Capcom is projecting to make about half of it’s expected year end profits, and because of that, multiple undisclosed projects have been canceled.

Japanese Media Create Sales – Luigi’s Mansion, Muramasa Rebirth, and 3DS on top

Luigi’s Mansion has been the top game sold in Japan for the fourth week in a row. The 3DS topped the charts again as well. Muramasa Rebirth on PSVita is holding steady at number 7 this week. Check out the full chart below. 

The day After Pachter says he Wouldn’t Invest in Nintendo, Their Stocks jump 11%

Michael Pachter was interviewed by Adam Sessler, and he said that he “wouldn’t invest in Nintendo”. One day later, Nintendo’s Stocks have jumped by 11%. Spot on Pacther, like always.