Japanese Hardware Sales (7/22 – 7/28)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are in and you can find them below. It looks as though the 3DS continues its domination while the PS Vita has been finding its stride overseas. The PS3 and the Wii U round out the top 5 hardware sales for last week.

Check out the sales below:

3DS LL – 36,350
Vita – 19,866
3DS – 18,625
PS3 – 11,900
Wii U – 11,373
PSP – 6,024
Wii – 1,442
Xbox 360 – 318


BioShock Infinite Sales Update

Take-Two Interactive chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has revealed that BioShock Infinite has sold more than 4 million units since its release last March. Here is what Zelnick had to say:

“BioShock Infinite is North America’s best-selling multiplatform release so far this year, according to NPD,” Zelnick said during an investor conference call following the release of Take-Two’s financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2014. “The title has crossed the 4 million units selling mark, and we expect it to become the top-selling release in the BioShock franchise.”

Fantastic news for the BioShock series as a whole and I fully expect the title to be supported for years to come. With the new announcement of new DLC and the immense popularity of the title, it looks as though BioShock Infinite will sell well into 2013.

Pokemon X/Y Theater Commercial

Here is the Japanese Pokemon X/Y theater commercial for everyone to check out. Pokemon X/Y marks the first time an official Pokemon is headed to the Nintendo 3DS and looks outstanding. The Pokemon series has been gigantic for Nintendo and with Pokemon X/Y headed to the 3DS in October, Pokemon fever will continue for quite some time.

Enjoy the Pokemon X/Y theater commercial and let me know what you think. Enjoy.

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds Trailer

This first add-on pack puts an intense focus on BioShock Infinite combat. Combine weapons, Vigors, Gear, Tears, and Sky-Lines in ways you never thought possible as you square off against impossible odds. This pack features 60 challenges in four brand-new maps. Complete Blue Ribbon Challenges and unlock concept art, Voxophones, Kinetoscopes, and more in The Columbian Archeological Society. Climb the Leaderboards and earn new achievements.

Please note that BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds will start rolling out to all platforms today, but may take a few days until it has reached all platforms and regions.

Black Nintendo 3DS XL Releases August 11th


The Nintendo 3DS XL system is about to get a little more formal. On Aug. 11, Nintendo is releasing a black version of the Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system, joining the currently available range of colors: blue, red and pink.

The system is launching on the same day as Nintendo 3DS game Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, so fans that pick up a new black system or already own a Nintendo 3DS can also play the exciting new entry in the much-loved Mario & Luigi role-playing series. Aug. 11 will be a classy day to become a new Nintendo 3DS owner. Just make sure there is room in your tuxedo pocket or fancy purse!

Wii U – Pikmin 3: Get to Know Pikmin Types

In case you’re not up to snuff on the different Pikmin types, Nintendo of America has recently uploaded an all new video entitled Pikmin 3: Get to Know Pikmin Types which you can watch above. Pikmin 3 is already off to a stellar start in Japan and is set to launch in America in Sunday, August 4th. I have mine completely paid off so Sunday cannot come soon enough.

Enjoy the new Pikmin 3 video everyone and let me know if you plan on getting this one when it’s released.

Incredible New Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots

All new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots have been made available and they look incredible. GTA V is going to be GIGANTIC later this year and will take the series to new heights. Grand Theft Auto V is headed to PS3 and XBOX 360 on September 17th 2013.

Will you be getting this when it’s released?

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So life can be a little monotonous sometimes. There, I said it. I’m still in my twenties, but I think that the rigmarole of working all week and drinking all weekend is starting to get a little tedious, but I have neither the time or the inclination to do something about it. I’ve been to uni, got my degree, and this is pretty much it until I retire. How do I fill my time with genuine escapism without sacking everything off and moving to Thailand?
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