Latest Japanese Hardware Sales

newsupermariobroswiiHere are the latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) below. The New 3DS LL lead the ay followed by Sony’s family of systems. Check out the full run down below:

New 3DS LL – 24,382 (24,123)
PlayStation 4 – 17,433 (16,469)
PlayStation Vita – 11,240 (10,005)
Wii U – 5,593 (4,435)
New 3DS – 5,354 (6,403)
PlayStation 3 – 1,064 (1,120)
3DS – 931 (804)
3DS LL – 225 (219)
Xbox One – 56 (45)

PS4 Version 4.0 Update Information

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The Playstation 4 is getting updated to version 4.0 very soon and Sony took the time today to detail what we can expect on the PS Blog. Check out the full rundown of the improvements below:

UI Refresh

We’ve made a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main user interface. That includes some changes you may notice right away, like new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI remains the same — it just has a fresh coat of paint.

Quick Menu

As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on your DualShock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. We’ve overhauled this menu to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.

We’ve added several new items to the Quick Menu, letting you quickly get info without having to back to the home screen. You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more. You can also customize the Quick Menu, removing or adding items as you see fit.
Share Menu

We’ve given a similar overhaul to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots to, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined.
You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).

Folders and Library Organization

One of the big requests we get is for more options to organize content on PS4. With this update, we’re adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and Library. This will help collect your favorite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access.

We’re also making some pretty big changes to the Library. We’ve added a new tab called Purchased, which will show all of the content you own — games, applications, demos, and betas you’ve participated in. As a result, the Games and Applications tabs focus on content currently installed on your system. This should help de-clutter your library, and make it faster to find the content you’re looking for.

There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well. You’ll be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games and apps via text input.

Trophy Improvements

This update brings the ability to view the Trophy offline. You’ll see a new “offline mode” option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire Trophy collection without an Internet connection.

We’ve also added a button that will let you view the content of a Hidden Trophy. The Trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the Trophy name and info.

Lastly, we’re changing the icons that show how rare a Trophy is. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare Trophies at the top.
User Profile

We’ve updated the look of the User Profile, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your Trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile — perhaps a screenshot you took in one of your favorite games.

The update has even more features that won’t be available in the beta, so stay tuned for additional info on what to expect. We’ll be back with more info on 4.00, including its launch date, in the coming weeks.

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15 NEW TITLES ADDED TO PS NOW

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Fifteen new titles have been added to PS Now and if you’re an RPG fan, you will definitely want to check out the list. The new titles feature some amazing RPG’s so check them out below and let us know if any of these games fit your fancy:

Child of Light (Ubisoft)
Eternal Sonata (Bandai Namco)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Xseed Games)
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (Nippon Ichi Software)
Legasista (Nippon Ichi Software)
The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (Nippon Ichi Software)
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (Xseed Games)
Faery: Legends of Avalon (Focus Home Interactive)
Rise of the Argonauts (Codemasters)
Mars: War Logs (Focus Home Interactive)
Battle Princess of Arcadias (Nippon Ichi Software)
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (Nippon Ichi Software)
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (Nippon Ichi Software)
The Guided Fate Paradox (Nippon Ichi Software)
Dragon Fin Soup (Grimm Bros)

I see a number of games that look pretty sweet… Do you?

Image of The Day; INSANE God of War Speed Drawing

Today’s image of the day feature a fantastic speed racing for the new God of War that was announced for the PS4. The drawing is exceptional and if you have 5 minutes, be sure to watch the video as you will not be disappointed.

If you have an image that you would like to see featured in one of these stories, shoot us an email and it will hopefully make the cut.

Enjoy the video everyone.

NO MAN’S SKY – SURVIVE TRAILER

An all new No Man’s Sky trailer has hit, so give it a watch above and let us know what you think. The PS4 exclusive sure looks pretty ambitious and I am intrigued to say the least. Your Universe Awaits.

While some planets are beautiful and serene, many have extreme conditions that make survival difficult. Some planets will have extreme temperatures – from freezing lows to scorching highs – while others are drenched in toxic rain, heavily irradiated or completely submerged.

No Man’s Sky will release in August.

HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER – LAUNCH TRAILER

Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.

Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16¬bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

• From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
• Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
• Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

Japanese Hardware Sales

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The newest hardware sales from Japan have arrived, so check out the full list below. The 3DS took top honors and Sony’s systems rounded out the top 3 positions. Check out the breakdown below:

3DS – 27.806
PS4 – 20.395
PS Vita – 10.991
Wii U – 7.601
PS3 – 1.045
Xbone – 63

NO MAN’S SKY – EXPLORE TRAILER

Your Universe Awaits my friends in the PS4 exclusive, No Man’s Sky.

There are 18 quintillion planets in the game. Even if each planet was visited at a rate of one per second, it would take five billion years to explore them all – by which the Sun in our solar system would have burnt out, essentially giving the game a near infinite number of worlds to explore!

No Man’s Sky has always caught my attention but I have always wondered if the game would be too expansive to truly enjoy. I hope that this one turns out nice as it seems to be very intriguing….I am just not completely sold on it.

What do you guys think?

Japanese Hardware Sales

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The latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) are in so check them out below. Sony’s PS4 lead the way shifting over 22K in units follows by the New 3DS LL. The Wii U seemed to enjoy a healthy boost in sales as Nintendo released a Splatoon bundle which no doubt helped sales.

Check it out below:

PlayStation 4 – 22,717 (23,679)
New 3DS LL – 16,505 (17,648)
Wii U – 15,470 (4,444)
PlayStation Vita – 11,042 (11,461)
New 3DS – 3,284 (4,122)
PlayStation 3 – 1,126 (1,265)
3DS – 670 (718)
3DS LL – 87 (82)
Xbox One – 72 (73)

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