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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Here Are Amazon’s Top 10 Games of 2014

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Amazon has put together a list of their top 10 games of 2014 and you can check out the list below. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor pretty much surprised everyone when it was released and took top honors from the online retailer.

Check out the full list below:

10. Dragon Age: Inquisition
9. Ocotdad: Dadliest Catch
8. Mario Kart 8
7. South Park: The Stick of Truth
6. Super Smash Bros.
5. Sportsfriends
4. Towerfall: Ascension
3. Dark Souls II
2. Transistor
1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US In November

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Here is a list of the best selling game in the US for last month. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare lead the way reaching across a number of platforms followed by GTA V. Nintendo’s exclusive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS rounds out the top 3.

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

1.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (360, XBO, PS4, PS3, PC)
2.) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
3.) Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
4.) Madden NFL 15 (360, XBO, PS4, PS3)
5.) Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
6.) Far Cry 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
7.) Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)
9.) Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4, XBO, PC)
10.) Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XBO)

Why Microsoft Needs to Keep The XBOX One Price at $349.99

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Currently Microsoft’s latest home console is retailing for $349.99. Ever since the XBOX One has dropped to that aggressive price, the system has been selling out at retail stores across the nation. Every time we enter a retail store, we notice that the system is now sold out and seems to be a general trend since the big price drop.

$349.99 seems to be the sweet spot for the XBOX One and the gaming community has been rushing out to pick up Microsoft’s latest home console. The company has stated that this is a temporary price cut and the system will go back to its original price after this holiday season. Although Microsoft has been vocal about this being a temporary price cut, we here at myvideogamenews think it would be wise for the company to leave the price right where it is and gain some ground against Sony and the PS4.

Gamers have gotten used to the XBOX One being $349.99. Matter of fact, this price point for the system has shifted a ton of units and has put the XBOX brand back in the lime light. It’s no secret that Sony’s PS4 is off to a massive success and with this price cut, the XBOX brand is becoming a lot more competitive with Sony’s success machine, PS4.

The system has some fantastic titles already available at retail and gamers are more likely to place their hard earned dollars down on these exclusives if the price remains at $349.99. One can argue that gamers will buy games anyway, but with the price of the XBOX One being $50 less, it’s more money for gamers to pick up an extra game or controller.

Microsoft may be losing money on each system sold but they are most certainly gaining market share and may make it up with other avenues in their business model (controllers, games, XBOX live etc). We think that IF Microsoft does end up brining the price of the XBOX One back to it’s $399 mark, it would be a big mistake.

Momentum is currently in full swing in the XBOX camp and when you are in this business, momentum is a great thing to have in your favor. We think it would cause mass confusion with the general public if Microsoft decided to place the $399 price tag back on its home console.

Overall it appears as though Microsoft has found that all important sweet spot for their latest home console. The XBOX One is flying off the shelves and although it’s the holiday season, we think that they should ride this wave as long as they can. Eventually the company will reduce the price point to $349.99 anyway, so why not gain market share now and force Sony to play their hand with the PS4’s price.

What do you guys think Microsoft should do?

Here is What The Actual Video Game Award Looks Like

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For all of those who are curious, here is what the actual video game award looks like for tonight’s video game awards show. The show will take place in a couple of hours and gamers should expect some major announcements from the event.

The award looks rather nice doesn’t it?