Call of Duty Franchise Sells Over 175 Million Copies Worldwide

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The popularity of the Call of Duty franchise has been no secret to gamers as the franchise sells millions upon millions of units whenever it releases. The Call of Duty franchise has become quite the phenomenon as of late and it has been announced that the series has now sold over 175 million copies worldwide. Since the franchise released 10 years ago, there has been a copy of Call of Duty sold every 2 seconds.

Congrats Call of Duty. That’s some serious numbers!

Here Are Japan’s Most Wanted Games

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Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has recently posted a list of Japan’s most wanted games and you can see it below. It appears as though the Japanese public cannot get enough of their RPG’s as most of the top spots are scattered with them.

Check out the list below:

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 885 votes
2. [PS3] Persona 5 – 748 votes
3. [3DS] Bravely Second – 709 votes
4. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 546 votes
5. [PS4] Persona 5 – 523 votes
6. [3DS] Fire Emblem If – 453 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 421 votes
8. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 318 votes
9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 297 votes
10. [3DS] PoPoLoCrois Farm Story – 293 votes
11. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 289 votes
12. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 262 votes
13. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 234 votes
14. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 230 votes
15. [PS4] Bloodborne – 229 votes
16. [PS3] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 223 votes
17. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 217 votes
18. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 214 votes
19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 210 votes
20. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 203 votes
21. [PS4] The Last Remnant – 159 votes
22. [PSV] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 153 votes
23. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 149 votes
24. [PSV] SaGa 2015 – 143 votes
25. [PS4] Disgaea 5 – 131 votes
26. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Estival Versus – 113 votes
27. [WIU] Splatoon – 111 votes
28. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 108 votes
29. [3DS] Stella Glow – 105 votes
30. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 101 votes

Japanese Hardware Sales

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Here are the Japanese hardware sales for last week (followed by last week’s sales). Sony had an outstanding week taking the top 2 spots followed by Nintendo’s 3DS portable. Check out the list below:

PlayStation 4 – 46,139 (24,737)
PlayStation Vita – 23,619 (35,203)
New 3DS LL – 22,620 (23,466)
PlayStation 3 – 8,926 (5,810)
New 3DS – 8,515 (8,657)
Wii U – 6,606 (6,070)
3DS – 2,795 (2,707)
3DS LL – 2,666 (3,343)
PlayStation Vita TV – 838 (731)
Xbox One – 703 (1,381)

MEDIA CREATE HARDWARE SALES

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Here are the latest harder sales from Japan. The 3DS leads the way followed closely by its portable rival, PS Vita. Check out the latest Media Create sales below and let us know what you think:

3DS – 38.173
PS Vita – 35.934
PS4 – 24.737
Wii U – 6.070
PS3 – 5.810
Xbone – 1.381

Japanese Hardware Sales Update

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Here are the latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) for this past week. The New 3DS leads the way in terms of overall sales followed by Sony’s PS4.

Check out the list below and don’t forget about our Shulk Amiibo Contest!

New 3DS LL – 41,821 (21,650)
PlayStation 4 – 21,381 (18,758)
PlayStation Vita – 10,901 (10,013)
New 3DS – 9,584 (7,916)
Wii U – 7,007 (6,517)
PlayStation 3 – 6,683 (6,426)
3DS LL – 4,126 (3,084)
3DS – 3,214 (2,642)
PlayStation Vita TV – 588 (560)
Xbox One – 191 (238)

Here Are This Week’s Famitsu Review Scores

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This week’s Famitsu scores are in and you can check them out below. Let us know if anything catches your fancy:

Lost Heroes 2 (3DS) – 8/8/7/7
Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4/PS3/XBO/360) – 7/8/8/7
Xtype+ (Wii U) – 7/6/8/7
Color Zen (3DS) – 7/7/8/6
Hazumi (3DS) – 7/7/7/7
6×1?Unlimited? (3DS) – 7/6/7/7
Zomgeri Panic Nightmare (3DS) – 7/6/7/6
Shinjuku Dungeon (3DS) – 7/6/7/6
Sangoku Stories Ten (3DS) – 6/6/7/6

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XBOX One Going Back Down to $349

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Well, it looks like the XBOX One price drop will once again become a reality. After raising the price of Microsoft’s latest home console back to the “normal” $399 for the last 8 days, Microsoft has decided to put the console back to the sweet spot of $349. Here is what XBOX’s Major Nelson had to say regarding the situation:

I want to thank all of the Xbox fans who contributed to our record-setting holiday and making 2014 such a successful year. The Xbox One deals were quite popular and have inspired a new promotion starting January 16 where fans in the U.S. can buy an Xbox One for $349 at their preferred retailer.

Some interesting statistics about 2014:

• Xbox 360 became the best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the U.S.

• In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a
50 percent increase from time spent in 2013.

• Xbox One became the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December and weekly average sales during these months outpaced Xbox 360 by 50 percent at the same point in its lifecycle.*

• Xbox One also sold more games throughout November and December in the U.S. than any other current-generation platform.*

• From November 24 to January 3, fans spent more time playing on Xbox than they ever have before, at any point in the history of Xbox.

• In the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta alone, 18 million games have been played to date.

The Xbox Wire has a great year in review summary and what to expect in 2015, including a few upcoming console titles and the future of PC gaming on Windows 10. You can find that article here.

* According to NPD Group

Sounds like the right move to me Microsoft. Will this make you jump for the XBOX One?

Japanese Hardware Sales

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Here are the official hardware sales between December 22 and December 28 for Japan. Nintendo has to be pleased with their Holiday performance as they took the top 3 spots in terms of hardware sales.

Check out the list below and let us know what you think:

New 3DS LL – 105,947
New 3DS – 49,503
Wii U – 43,950
Vita – 42,405
PS4 – 33,150
3DS LL – 25,653
3DS – 15,171
PS3 – 12,578
Xbox One – 1,162
Vita TV – 1,090
Xbox 360 – 121
PSP – 7

Big Gaming Predictions For 2015

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It’s that time again my friends. Time where we peak into our gaming crystal ball and try and make some big gaming predictions for the upcoming year. With 2015 already in full swing, we here at MVGN have made some predictions for 2015 and we hope you enjoy them. Will Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo drop the prices of their home consoles? Will The Last Guardian release? What will Nintendo do next?

Check out our predictions and let us know what you guys think!

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