Thursday, February 25, 2010

PopCap Announce Plants Vs Zombies Is The Fastest Selling Game On The App Store

PopCap have announced that in the 9 days that Plants Vs Zombies has been on sale, it has sold over 300,00 units. this is a new record for a App Store game. Plants Vs Zombies has also become the fastest game to gross in more then $1 Million.

PopCap have released some statistics for Other App Games. Bejeweled 2 has now sold more than 3 Million units. Bookworm and Chuzzle are constantly in the top 100 selling Apps, whilst Bejeweled 2, Peggle, And Now Plants Vs Zombies have all been the top selling App at some point.

Press Release

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced that the iPhone and iPod touch adaptation of its award-winning game Plants vs. Zombies™ sold more than 300,000 units in its first nine days of availability, setting a new record for App Store launches. Plants vs. Zombies shot to number one in the units sold and "top grossing" App Store charts within 24 hours of its launch and remained there until yesterday. At a retail price point of US$2.99, Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone/touch has already grossed more than US$1 million.

PopCap also revealed that its flagship Bejeweled® 2 is now the first paid app to reach 3 million units on the App Store. Bejeweled 2 has consistently been in the top 10 of the App Store's Top Grossing list. With the success of Plants vs. Zombies, PopCap now boasts 3 games (including Bejeweled and Peggle™) that have reached #1 on the App Store among a crowded field of more than 150,000 apps. The company's other iPhone games, Bookworm™ and Chuzzle™, are consistently in the top 100 on the App Store.

Originally launched on the PC and Mac in May of 2009 to universal critical acclaim, Plants vs. Zombies has been expertly adapted for iPhone and iPod touch. Consumers who have purchased the iPhone adaptation agree, with more than 95% giving the game five out of five stars in the App Store's rating system - making it the highest-rated product in the App Store. Plants vs. Zombies is proving to be a global phenomenon on the App Store, reaching the #1 position on the sales charts in more than 20 countries worldwide including Canada, China, Russia, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, and Norway. Within one day of the game's launch, it joined Bejeweled 2 as one of the top five highest-grossing iPhone apps of the week.

"Plants vs. Zombies is our latest major franchise to make the jump to iPhone, and from the early customer and critical feedback it appears to be a great adaptation of the game," said Andrew Stein, director of mobile business development at PopCap. "There's always a concern when bringing a computer game to a mobile, pocket-sized device that something will get lost in the process, but in this case the overwhelming consensus is that Plants vs. Zombies is even more fun on the smaller touch screen!"

About PopCap
PopCap Games ( is the leading multi-platform provider of fun, easy-to-learn, captivating video games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 260 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only "casual games" developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including social, Web portals, retail stores, mobile phones, MP3 players, and game devices.

The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.
SOURCE PopCap Games

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

The USA Sony Playstation Blog as revealed this weeks news additions to the Digital Comic Store.

* 2000AD Prog # 1668 - $1.99
* 2000AD Prog 2010 Christmas Mega-Special - $6.99
* Burke & Hare # 3 - $0.99
* Donald Duck in: “Gone With The Wind” # 1 - $0.99
* DoubleDuck # 3 - $1.99
* Locke & Key: Head Games # 3 - $0.99
* Magica De Spell and the Enchanted Party - $0.99
* Scrooge McDuck and the Unpredictable Sniff-O-Meter - $0.99
* Superduck # 7 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 1 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 2 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 3 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 4 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 5 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 6 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 7 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 8 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 9 - $1.99
* The Avengers (1963) # 10 - $1.99
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) # 107 - $1.99
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) # 108 - $1.99
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) # 109 - $1.99
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) # 110 - $1.99
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) # 111 - $1.99
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) # 112 - $1.99
* Transformers # 1 - $1.99
* Transformers: All Hail Megatron # 13 - $1.99
* Transformers: Animated – The Arrival # 5 - $0.99
* Transformers: Animated – The Arrival # 6 - $0.99
* Transformers: Spotlight # 17 - $1.99
* Transformers: Spotlight # 18 - $1.99
* Transformers: Spotlight # 19 - $1.99
* Uncanny X-Men (2003) # 489 - $1.99
* Uncanny X-Men (2003) # 490 - $1.99
* Uncanny X-Men (2003) # 491 - $1.99
* We Will Bury You # 1 - $1.99
* Wolverine (2003) # 44 - $1.99
* Wolverine (2003) # 45 - $1.99
* Wolverine (2003) # 46 - $1.99
* Wolverine (2003) # 47 - $1.99
* Wolverine (2003) # 48 - $1.99
* Wolverine (2003) # 49 - $1.99
* Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse: Down The Pub # 13 - $0.99
* X-Men (2004) # 193 - $1.99
* X-Men (2004) # 194 - $1.99
* X-Men (2004) # 195 - $1.99
* X-Men (2004) # 196 - $1.99
* X-Men (2004) # 197 - $1.99
* X-Men (2004) # 198 - $1.99
* X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2006) # 1 - $1.99
* X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2006) # 2 - $1.99
* X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2006) # 3 - $1.99
* X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2006) # 4 - $1.99
* X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2006) # 5 - $1.99

From USA Playstation Blog

Nintendo Announce Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies Is Coming Out In Europe On 7th May

Japan Box Art

Nintendo have announced that Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies is coming out in Europe on 7th May. The game will also have international online leaderboards.

Press Release

Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies
The breakthrough shooter game for Wii from developer Treasure will launch across Europe on 7th May 2010. The game features non-stop action with two playable characters and international online leaderboards to track high scores. Utilising the Wii Remote pointer functionality, the game offers unprecedented precision in the shooter genre.

Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies Is Coming Out InThe EU This Summer

Nintendo And Square Enix have announced that Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies is going to come in Europe. the game, that has sold over 4.15 million copies in Japan, is currently set for a Summer 2010 release.

Press Release

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
In a unique partnership with Square-Enix, Nintendo of Europe will publish Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies when the game arrives in summer 2010. Dragon Quest IX has sold over 4.15 million copies in the Japanese market. Nintendo and Square-Enix will now work together to bring this title to the Nintendo DS consumer base in Europe.

Nintendo Announce Monster Hunter Tri Is Coming Out In Europe On 23rd April

Nintendo and Capcom have announced that Monster Hunter Tri is coming out in Europe on 23rd April. Nintendo and Capcom have also announced that the game will be free to play and is compatible with the Wii Speak accessory.

Press Release

Monster Hunter Tri
An epic action game for Wii with over 1 million units sold in Japan already launches across Europe on 23rd April 2010. The game lets players customise their character, armour and weapons in order to protect a town from majestic monsters as it rebuilds following a devastating earthquake. It was confirmed today to European players that online play will be available for all players with broadband Internet access at no additional cost. Online text chat is fully functional and online voice chat is enabled using the Wii Speak accessory.

Nintendo Announce Metroid: Other M Is Coming Out In Europe in Q3 2010

Nintendo Have Announced that Metroid: Other M Is coming out in the EU in Q3 2010. Its also been revealed that Metorid: Other M is a game that is mostly played in the 2D perspective, but the player can change it to a 3D perspective at any time.

Press Release

Metroid: Other M
The incredible new Metroid game, developed for Wii through a collaboration by Nintendo and the world-renowned Team Ninja, looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective. While much of the game is reminiscent of 2D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran’s past. This new approach uses a new control scheme in which players use the Wii Remote controller held sideways to battle enemies and navigate the expansive, gorgeous environments in classic Metroid fashion, then aim at the screen with the Wii Remote pointer to blast foes in first-person and hunt the world for clues and hidden passages. Metroid: Other M will launch across Europe in Q3 2010.

Nintendo Announce Super Mario Galaxy 2 Is Coming Out In The EU On 11th June

Nintendo have announced that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is coming out in the EU on 11th June.

Press Release

Super Mario Galaxy 2
The sequel to the smash-hit galaxy-hopping original includes the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge and delight players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur friend Yoshi who can use his tongue to hold items in his mouth and spit them back at enemies. Players can also have fun with new items such as a drill that lets our hero tunnel through solid rock. Super Mario Galaxy 2 will launch across Europe on 11th June 2010.

Sega Announce Alpha Protocol Is Coming Out 1st June And Release New Screenshots

Sega have announced that Alpha Protocol is coming out in the USA on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on 1st June. Gamers who pre-order Alpha Protocol at GameStop will get the Assault Pack that contains exclusive weapons and ammo.

Sega have also released new screenshots for Alpha Protocol. the screenshots appear to be in-game, with one appearing to show the games HUD. the screenshots show alot of action, either with guns or Melee. several different locations and enemies are also shown.

Alpha Protocol

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO (February 25, 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. is proud to announce that Obsidian Entertainment’s long awaited Alpha Protocol™ is hitting store shelves this summer. The espionage game, a fiercely original take on the role playing game genre, will launch in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC on June 1st, 2010.

“The wait has been worth it. It is time for an RPG to go beyond fantasy and space,” said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America. “The genre needs a shot in the arm, and renowned developer Obsidian has delivered. Alpha Protocol will be the absolute best it can be and we look forward to revealing fresh aspects of it to the community in the upcoming months.”

With a plot torn from today’s headlines and more twists than a season of “24”, Alpha Protocol brings a new level of modern day realism to the world of RPGs. Tasked with uncovering the perpetrators behind a tragic missile attack on a passenger jetliner, players dive into a story rich with characters and locations to discover an international arms-dealing conspiracy. Through their actions and choices, players direct the outcome of the game as they ultimately decide who to befriend, trust or kill.

In Alpha Protocol, players assume the role of rookie spy Michael Thorton and are given unprecedented control over the development of his abilities and interactions with other characters. Customizable character skill-sets, attributes and weapons all play an important role in allowing gamers to tailor Thorton to their play-style.

Gamers that pre-order Alpha Protocol through GameStop will receive the Exclusive Assault Pack, containing exclusive weapons and ammo like the UC Regulator high damage shotgun and Rittergroupen Grizzly high accuracy rifle. For more details visit

Alpha Protocol is set to release on June 1st, 2010 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information visit

About SEGA® Corporation:
SEGA®Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® Corporation’s Web site is located at

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at

Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who’ve produced, programmed, and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years. The five founders are: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Obsidian Entertainment’s Web site is located at
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UK PSN Update 25/02/10

Seasonal Offers
PS3: Call Of Juarez Bound In blood – Old West Pack [£3.99]
PS3: Shaun Whie Snowboarding – Glamour Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Tom Clancy's Endwar – Faction Elite Pack [£1.59]
PS3: Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix [£5.49]
PS3: Marvel vs Capcom 2 [£5.49]
PS1: Lilo & Stich: Trouble In Paradise [£3.19]
PS1: A Bugs Life [£3.19]
PSP: Brothers In Arms D-Day [£7.99]
PSP: Prince Of Persia: Revelations [£7.99]
PSP: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes [£7.99]

Mini's Sale
Sudoku [£3.49]
Bowling 3D [£3.49]
Tetris [£3.49]
YetiSports [£1.74]
Red Bull X-Fighters [£3.49]
Lets Golf! [£2.49]
Spot The Differences! [£1.24]
Stand O'Food [£3.49]

PS3 Games
FIFA 10 – Ultimate Team [£3.99]
Greed Corp [£7.99]
Uncharted 2 – Multiplayer Pack [£3.99]
Blue Toad Murder Files Episode 3 [Free]
Dante's Inferno – Animated Film Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – White Knight Chronicles Costume Kit [£4.79]
Little Big Planet - White Knight Chronicles Black Knight [£1.59]
Little Big Planet - White Knight Chronicles Dragon Knight [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – White Knight Chronicles Leonard [£1.59]
Little Big Planet- White Knight Chronicles White Knight [£1.59]
MX Vs ATV Reflex – Track Pack 1 [£3.19]
MX Vs ATV Reflex – Track pack 2 [£3.19]
Borderlands – Secret Armory [£5.49]
Ferrari Challenge – Ferrari GTO [£1.59]
Ferrari Challenge – Ferrari 365GTS/4 Spider [£1.59]
Ferrari Challenge – Ferrari 430 Spider [£1.59]
Ferrari Challenge – Ferrari F512 M [£1.59]
Ferrari Challenge – F50 GT [£1.59]
Ferrari Challenge – Riviera Track [£3.19]
Ferrari Challenge – Riviera And Car Pack [£4.79]
Valkria Chronicles – Challenge Of Edy Detachment [£3.19]
Eye Pet – Fairy Styling Pack [£2.39]

God Of War III

Guitar Hero 5
Third Eye Blind Track Pack [£4.39]
“Can You Take Me” By Third Eye Blind [£1.59]
“Losing A Whole Year” By Third Eye Blind [£1.59]
“Never Let You Go” By Third Eye Blind [£1.59]

Rock Band
HIM Track Pack 01 (£2.49)
“Heartkiller” by HIM (£0.99)
“Ode to Solitude” by HIM (£0.99)
“Wings of a Butterfly” by HIM (£0.99)
“Distracted” by KSM (£0.99)
“Just for Tonight” by One Night Only (£0.99)
“The Dope Show” by Marilyn Manson (£0.99)
“The Who Super Bowl” S-Mashup by The Who (£0.99)
“Walking on the Moon” by The Police (£0.99)

The Beatles Rock Band

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4


Battlefield Bad Company 2 – Theme 2
3D Abstracts Theme [£1.19]
Worlds End [£1.19]

Dynamic Theme

PSN ID Avatars

PS1 Classic

Echoshift [£11.99]
Echoshift – Desert Level Pack [Free]
Dungeon Explorer [£8.69]
Pro Cycling 2009: Tour De France [£23.99]
Valhalla Knights 2 [£15.99]
Desi Adda:Games Of India [£7.99]
Buzz! - Comedy Movies Quiz

Age Of Zombies [£3.99]

The Eye Of Judgement Legends



Sega Have Released The UK Boxart For Alpha Protocol

Sega have revealed the UK boxart for Alpha Protocol: The Espionage RPG. the boxart reveals that the game has been rated 15 in the UK. This boxart may differ from previously "Work In Progress" boxart that Sega has shown for the game.

UK Boxart

This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

The EU Playstation Blog have revealed the new digital comics coming in todays Comic store update.

* 2000AD Prog #1668 - 2000AD 15+
* 2000AD Prog: 2010 Christmas Mega Special - 2000AD 15+
* Burke & Hare #3 - Insomnia 18+
* Donald Duck in “Gone With The Wind” #1 - Disney 3+
* DoubleDuck #3 - Disney 3+
* Locke & Key: Head Games #3 - IDW 17+
* Magica De Spell and the Enchanted Party - Disney 3+
* Scrooge McDuck and the Unpredictable Sniff-O-Meter - Disney 3+
* The Avengers (1963) #1-#10 - Marvel 3+
* The Incredible Hulk (1999) #107-#112 - Marvel 9+
* Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13 - IDW 12+
* Transformers: Animated – The Arrival #5 & #6 - IDW 3+
* Transformers #1 - IDW 9+
* Transformers: Spotlight: Revelation #1-#4 - IDW 12+
* Uncanny X-Men (2003) #489-#491 - Marvel 12+
* We Will Bury You #1 (with audio commentary) - IDW 17+
* Wolverine (2003) #489-#491 - Marvel 15+
* Wormwood: Gentlemen Corpse #13: Down The Pub - Marvel 17+
* X-Men (2004) #44-#49 - Titan 9+
* X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (2006) #1-#5 - Marvel 12+

From EU Playstation Blog

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  • Acitivison is being sued by the Patent Compliance Group. they think some Acitivision products are more than their patents

  • Modern Warfare 2 will not get any Zombies, Nazi's, Zombie Nazi's in DLC

  • SouthPeak has been successfully sued by CDV for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and legal costs.

  • 2K have announced that they are going to open a Japanese office that will specialise in localising 2K games for Japan

  • The LA Times are reporting that Atari is in discussions over a Missile Command Movie.

  • Wii: Nintendo Australia reports that Metroid: Other M and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are coming out between June and August

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • Codemasters have announced that F1 2010 will be revealed on 17th March.

  • Wii: Sega's releasing a "Welcome To Violence" pack in OZ. it has Madworld, House of the Dead: Overkill and The Conduit

  • No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is coming out in Japan on 15th April for ¥5,800 on PS3 and 360

  • PSP: Namco Bandai has shipped over Half a Million Of Copies of God Eater To Japan

  • New leaked screenshots for Sonic The Hedgehog 4 have been released. they show Eggman and Splash Hill Zone

  • PC: Just Cause 2 Specs released. the game does not support Windows XP

  • PS3: Its strongly rumoured that Killzone 3 will go 3D and support the Motion Controller

  • PSP: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was originally called Metal Gear Solid 5. artwork showing this has been released

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce The Vengeful Gods DLC For Legends Of Norrath Is Out Now

  • QTE Blog: Sega Announces Sonic & Sega All Star Racing Toys Are On Sale Now

  • Wii: Red Steel 2's creative director says the decision to leave out blood and dismemberment was controversial in Ubisoft

  • 360: Final Fantasy XIII Disc install sizes revealed. Disc 1 – 5.9Gb, Disc 2 – 5.8Gb, Disc 3 – 6.6Gb

  • PS3: Home appears to have entered another Beta phase after emails were sent out inviting people to Private Home Beta

  • PS3: Bungie has refused to comment whether their first post Halo game is for the PS3. they says its undefined

  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released New Screenshots For UFC Undisputed 2010 Inspired On The Recent UFC 110 Fight

  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Dante's Inferno

  • PS3: The western release of Yakuza 3 won't have a Japan history quiz or a hostess club.

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce The DSi XL Is Coming Out In USA On 28th march for $189.99

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Metroid: Other M Is Coming Out 27th June

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announces Super Mario Galaxy 2 Is Coming Out 23rd May

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Monster Hunter Tri Is Coming Out April 20th In The USA

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies Is Coming Out InThe USA This Summer

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Release Date is 18th May And It Comes With SNES V...

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Picross 3D Is Coming Out In The USA On 3rd May

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Sin And Punihsment: Star Successor Is Coming Out In The USA On 7th June

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Reveal Upcoming WiiWare And DSiWare Releases

  • QTE Blog: Disney Interactive Studios And Wideload Games Reveal Disney Guilty Party

  • Nintendo Reveal 22 1st party, 54 3rd party Wii games have sold 1 Million+. 45 1st party, 63 3rd party DS game sold 1M+

  • PS3: God OF War III Has no in-game loading, it's all seamless

  • Split Second is coming out on 18th May in USA and 21st May in Europe

  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Is Coming To PS3 And 360 This Fall

  • Ska Studios have revealed their next game is The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. there are 2 single player campaigns + more