PlayStation Store November Sales Reveal Consumer Psychology

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PlayStation Store November sales have been officially announced on the PlayStation Blog, but as always, there’s more to the story than just the fact that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare topped first place on PlayStation 4. Take a look at the official post to see more.

According to Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 hit number one and number two, respectively, with Final Fantasy XV landing at third place. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition landed at fourth, Star Wars Battlefront at fifth, Grand Theft Auto V on sixth and Watch Dogs 2 over at seventh. Overwatch rounded out the top eight at, well, eighth place. It’s safe to say that two specific genres reign on the PlayStation 4 digital store: multiplayer shooters and immersive open-world experiences. That’s to be expected too, with most console best-sellers traditionally falling into one of those two categories.

Things become a little more complicated looking at the PlayStation 3 best-selling list. Need for Speed Most Wanted scored first, with Dragon Ball Xenoverse in second, the Jak and Daxter Collection at third, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare at fourth and Devil May Cry HD Collection rounding out fifth. The Last of Us landed seventh place, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition hits eighth and Mafia II earned tenth.

There’s a running theme amidst the PS3’s digital sales: Players want games that have been critically acclaimed on the console. Whether that means digitally downloading The Last of Us or replaying through the Jak and Daxter series, PS3 owners are largely gravitating towards tried-and-true PlayStation hits. After all, the PS3’s library is quite expansive, and very few PlayStation 3 titles are currently available on PS4. When it comes to replaying games, it’s always worth returning to the original console.

PS Vita users are also pretty interested in replaying critically acclaimed releases. Jak and Daxer Collection hits first place for digital sales on there, whereas XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus holds second. The Sly Collection scores fifth place and Darkest Dungeon rests at ninth. Again, each of these games are popular re-releases from series renowned for their game design and depth in a rapidly changing industry. This seems to be a running theme in general on the PlayStation Store: Games that have been received well aren’t necessarily pushed down the list by the latest hits.

Koei Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show 2016 Lineup has been Revealed

Koei Tecmo's Tokyo Game Show 2016 Lineup has been Revealed

Tokyo Game Show 2016 is little under a month a way now and the games that will be appearing on the show floor in Japan’s capital are beginning to be announced, with another twenty being added to the list today.

Japanese publishers Koei Tecmo have revealed their full list of games that they’ll bringing to the show, which contains a healthy helping of both console and mobile games.

There are several interesting titles on the list such as Nioh, a demo of which was released on PS4 on 23rd August, Toukiden 2 and the new Berserk game.

The full list, as posted on Reddit, is as follows:

Console games:

  • Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Berserk (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
  • Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PS4, PS3, XBO)
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Geten no Hana with Yumeakari Aizou-ban (PS Vita)
  • Harukanaru Jikuu no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo (PS Vita)
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Nioh (PS4)
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII with Power-Up Kit (PS4, PS3, PC)
  • Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
  • Toukiden 2 (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

Mobile games:

  • AKB48’s Ambition (FP, iOS, Android, PC)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition 201X (iOS, Android, PC, PS Vita)
  • Nobunyaga’s Ambition (iOS, Android, PC)
  • One Million Person Nobunaga’s Ambition (FP, iOS, Android, PC)
  • One Million Person Romance of the Three Kingdoms (FP, iOS, Android, PC)
  • One Million Person Winning Post 2016 (FP, iOS, Android, PC)
  • Toukiden: Mononofu (iOS, Android)
  • Winning Post Stallion (iOS, Android)

Rumours suggest that Koei Tecmo CEO, Kou Shibusawa, will also be making a surprise announcement during a live stream at Tokyo Game Show, but as of yet there is no hint as to what exactly that could be.

Tokyo Game Show 2016 will run from 15th September to 18th September, 2016, and will be held in the Makuhari Messe convention centre.

Have a Weekend in with the PSN Flash Sale

Have a Weekend in with the PSN Flash Sale

Like a car salesman during the holidays, Sony is wheeling and dealing through the weekend with its Otherworldly Games Flash Sale on PSN, celebrating worlds inspired by both science fiction and fantasy.  Sony has nearly 150 games listed on sale, ranging up to 80% off of the normal price, for PS4, PS3, PS Vita and even your old PSP.

They have old titles like Beyond Good and Evil HD, and Wild Arms 3, newer titles like The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and Mass Effect 3. There’s cross buy titles like Bastion, there’s PSONE Classics like Breath of Fire IV, there’s something to scratch whatever kind of gaming itch you’ve got. If any of that sounds like your cup of tea, then scoot on over to the PSN store this weekend and give it a look.

This is the latest in a long line of periodic flash sales on PSN and, while many of them offered movie rentals, this weekend’s looks to be focused on thematic and evocative games. Here is a list of the sale items available on the PS4.

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault – $15.99
Another World 20th Anniversary Edition (cross-buy) – $1.59
Bastion (cross-buy) – $3.74
Battle Worlds: Kronos – $7.99
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $23.99
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – $5.99
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – $7.79
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition – $9.89
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus – $5.99
Dark Cloud 2 – $5.99
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition – $23.99
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Demon Hunter Bundle – $14.39
Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition – $7.99
Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition – $15.99
Dust: An Elysian Tail – $3.74
Final Horizon – $3.89
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved – $4.94
In Space We Brawl (cross-buy) – $2.69
Megadimension Neptunia VII – $14.99
Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $1.99
Oddworld: New n Tasty (cross-buy) – $6.79
Perfect Universe – $3.99
PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (cross-buy) – $4.49
Prototype – $9.89
Prototype 2 – $14.79
Prototype Biohazard Bundle – $19.49
Risen 3 Enhanced Edition – $13.99
Saints Row/Metro Double Pack – $19.24
Saturday Morning RPG (cross-buy) – $2.99
Siralim (cross-buy) – $3.99
Switch Galaxy Ultra (cross-buy) – $3.59
Table Top Racing: World Tour – $4.49
Terraria: PS4 Edition – $4.99
Teslagrad (cross-buy) – $4.49
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – $7.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $24.99
Thief – $5.99
Transistor – $4.99
Ultratron (cross-buy) – $1.99)
Wild Arms 3 – $5.99
Yorbie – $0.79

You can find a complete list for all platforms here. This sale runs until Monday, August 22

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Sony Reportedly Ending sale of PS Vita in Netherlands

Sony reportedly ending sale of PS Vita in Netherlands

The shelf life of the PS Vita is supposedly reaching its end point, according to reports from several stores in the Benelux, a politico-economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, that say no new shipments of the system are expected in.

In an article posted to the Dutch news site tweakers, it was discovered that Bol.com, one of the Netherlands largest online retailers and an official distributor of the Vita, was currently not in stock and no more were expected in the short term.

tweakers reached out to Sony Benelux about the situation, but were simply told there was “nothing to report” in regards to the Vita and declined to make any further comments.

For now, the Vita is still for sale in other European countries such as France and Germany, from stores and online retailers. It is still too early to say for certain if this is the end of the Vita, at least in the Benelux, but it remains unclear why they are no longer for sale.

City Shrouded in Shadow Reveals Big Cameo

City Shrouded in Shadow Reveals Big Cameo 2

The new survival escape game, City Shrouded in Shadow, has revealed some new enlightening images that possibly include a certain giant robot.

The title is being developed by Granzella games and published by Bandai Namco.

City Shrouded in Shadow Reveals Big Cameo

Race through the stages on different vehicles or on foot as you avoid the giant shadows of the monsters threatening the city. As our protagonist, help save the heroine, Yuki Kano. You get to choose not only her starting outfits and hairstyles but your relationship to her, whether it be just friends or something more.

Of the known giants so far we have Godzilla, Ultraman and a shadow that looks suspiciously a lot like Unit-01 from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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City Shrouded in Shadow will be available on PS4 and PS Vita.