Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nintendo Announce Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Has Sold Over 4 Million Units Worldwide In 2 Days

Nintendo have revealed that in just two days, 12th October and 13th October, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have sold over 4 million units worldwide. this makes Pokémon X and Pokémon Y the fastest selling 3DS title of all time and they are selling 70% faster than the previous titles Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. this figures don't appear to include those which were sold on the eShop, rather these figures seem to be just those sold at retail. 

Nintendo have also revealed that 5 Pokémon titles have sold over 10 million units worldwide:

TitlePlatformTotal Global Sales**
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon PearlNintendo DS17.63 Million
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon SapphireGame Boy Advance16.22 Million
Pokémon Black and Pokémon WhiteNintendo DS15.42 Million
Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilverNintendo DS12.67 Million
Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreenGame Boy Advance12 Million

Press Release

XSEED Announce Valhalla Knights 3 Comes To EU On PS Vita On 23rd October

XSEED have announced the EU release date for the PS Vita game Valhalla Knights 3. it's coming out this week across the USA and will come out across the EU on 23rd October. XSEED have also confirmed the western release of the game will have both ad-hoc multiplayer and multiplayer over the PSN. also added are leaderboards and the amount of XP you earn has been tweaked for the early part of the game. nearly all the free DLC the game got in Japan has been included, essentially everything that wasn't a licensed cross over costume.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Square Enix Detail Upcoming Halloween Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Event And More

Square Enix have revealed some details on upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn events and features. first up is this years Halloween event, it runs from 18th October to 1st November and it's All Saints' Wake. the streets of Eorzea cities will be decked with ceremonial lanterns and there'll be costumes, a travelling circus, and a special quest.

Coming 21st October is the World Transfer Service. this will be free and it'll let you move your character to another world. instructions will be in your Mog Station.

Coming later this year is Patch 2.1 and it will bring the Wolves Den PvP Battles, new housing, a new Primal Battle, new dungeons, treasure hunting, hard mode boss battles, beastmen daily quests and The Crystal Tower. more specific details on this patch will be revealed at a later date.

In November is the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII special event. from 14th November, you can undertake special FATE Events with Lightning and get Final Fantasy XIII themed gear and weapons. Square Enix have teased a future event which celebrates Final Fantasy XI whilst Japan will celebrate Dragon Quest X's first year.

Press Release

Microsoft Have Released A Walkthrough For The Xbox One Friends App

Microsoft have released a walk-through for the friends app on Xbox One. this video is narrated by Major Nelson and shows many aspects of the app like a news feed of what your friends have been doing. your current Xbox 360 friends will be brought over to the Xbox One, with space for up to 1000 friends.the video also talks about followers and the favourite category  you can follow anyone you want, but it's up to them to follow you back and what information they see.

Source: Major Nelson

Sony Have Released A New TV Advert For The PlayStation 4

Sony have released a new advert for the PlayStation 4. this continues the Greatness Awaits campaign, saying playing the PlayStation 4 with other people helps make a Perfect Day.

Source: USA PlayStation Blog

Square Enix Have Released A New Game Play Trailer For Kingdom Hearts III

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. the game is still early in development and this video features Japanese text, which doesn't affect viewing of the video at all, but it does show in-game action from two portions of the game.the first part is simple hack and slash action whilst the second part shows a fight against a Titan from the movie Hercules. 

Square Enix Have Released A New Game Play Video Demonstration For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix have released a new video for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. this is a demonstration of a quest from the game and it's narrated by Yuji Abe, with English subtitles and the in-game action is in English. the video shows how in combat you can change your "job" to perform different attacks and how you need to use this skill as each job needs to recharge. the video shows how you can go into the pause menu and customise which jobs you take into a fight, which equipment you have and even what colour clothes you are wearing.

Sony And Polyphony Digital Have Released A New Gran Turismo 6 Trailer

Sony and Polyphony Digital have released a new trailer for Gran Turismo 6. this trailer highlights some of the stats of the game, like there are 30 tracks and over 12,000 cars.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Capcom Have Released A 20 Minute Making Of Video For Remember Me

Capcom have released a making of video for Remember Me. this 20 minute video is in French so i recommend turning on the captions. the video starts from the beginning of the development process and has several members of team talking about the game.

Source: Capcom Unity

Nintendo Have Released A New Game Play Trailer For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo have released a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. this video reveals more of the games story, introducing the main villain the two princesses. the video also shows off the Link becoming a drawling mechanic and how it can be used to move objects in world. Lorule is also briefly shown.