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Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top on the UK Sales Chart for Second Week of 2017

It will be the year 2042 and Grand Theft Auto V will still be among the top-selling games of the year. Rockstar’s latest installment in the series just continues to sell by the bucket loads, as evidence …Read More The post Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top on the UK Sales Chart for Second Week of 2017 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Preview the Nintendo Switch’s Software Lineup in New Trailer

Several announcements relating to the Nintendo Switch came out of last night’s presentation, but a newly released trailer highlights the software reveals. …Read More The post Preview the Nintendo Switch’s Software Lineup in New Trailer by Kenneth Richardson appeared first on DualShockers.

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In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year

Research institute GfK has released its information and full year figures for the UK physical games market in 2016. …Read More The post In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

Minecraft Update 1.40 Today on PS4 & PS3 Fixes Some Bugs

Following the releases of 1.38 and 1.39 late last month, Minecraft update 1.40 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe, developer 4J Studios announced today. As the patch notes show, this is just a small bug fix update: Fix for Mob Spawners not spawning anymore, and showing a Pig inside them. Fix for previously created signs being censored for players with restrictive Privacy settings. Fix for being able to escape the boundaries of the world by exiting a Boat at the edge. The update is also available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. 4J Studios adds, “We are continuing to work on bug fixes for all Minecraft console editions. Please report any bugs you’ve found here.” During the Nintendo event last night, Minecraft was announced for Nintendo Switch. In 2016, Minecraft was the #3 best-selling PS4 game in North America through the PlayStation Store. It also took home #1 on PS3 and #2 on PS Vita in North America. [Source: 4J Studios (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4), Minecraft Forum (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Sales up, Final Fantasy XV Crosses 900,000

In the first full week of 2017, there weren’t any notable new releases, but software sales did see an increase, with Super Mario Maker for 3DS finishing in first after rising by 27,000 copies. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition was the highest-charting PlayStation game in 4th (up 8,200), while Final Fantasy XV for PS4 sold 23,300 copies and pushed its lifetime total over 900,000. On the hardware side of things, PS4 repeated at #1, rising by 5,000 units and easily defeating the 2nd place New 3DS LL. PS Vita sales were also up, keeping the handheld in 3rd, but PS4 Pro sales fell by nearly 1,700. PS4 Pro and Xbox One were the only systems to see week-on-week drops. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from January 2 to 8, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 100,308 (890,838) Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 90,298 (3,039,585) Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (3DS) – 47,905 (244,357) Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 32,031 (1,074,494) Miitopia (3DS) – 23,867 (144,838) Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 23,698 (585,206) Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (PS4) – 23,346 (907,768) Animal Crossing: New READ FULL…

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Five Minecraft Shaders That Look Incredible

Minecraft comes packed with simple graphics, but if you want to add a little visual flair to your world, modders have you covered. Here’s a guide to installing fantastic Minecraft shaders. Be forewarned, most shaderpacks are taxing on your hardware, and some players report a significant FPS hit even with top-of-the-line machines. There are ‘lite’ versions of a lot of shaderpacks that I’ll list below, but even those can be a rough on older video cards or computers without a lot of processing power. Still, if you’ve got the cycles and you’re looking to upgrade your experience, shaderpacks are there for you. Step One: Get Yourself Some Forge There are, theoretically, other ways to go about this, but right now the Forge API is the best way to install mods quickly and painlessly, so unless you’re a whiz already (in which case you probably don’t need this article), just download and run the Forge .jar and get on with your life (make sure to select the ‘forge’ profile from your Minecraft launcher when you next start it up). Advertisement Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Oh Hey, These Were Made In Minecraft

Reminder: Minecraft isn’t just for digging and building stuff. It’s also a platform for people who just want to make art. Advertisement This is the work of Marceau Nakayama, aka Udvio, who has been using Minecraft (and various plugins) as “a way to express my ideas”. Holy shit these are incredible. Some are inspired by famous games and movies, some are recreations of actual places, some are just incredibly cool on their own. You can see way more of his Minecraft work at his Planet Minecraft page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Japanese Sales Chart: PS4 Back on Top, Minecraft PS Vita Over 1 Million Lifetime

Even with no new releases and decreased hardware and software sales across the board, the standard PlayStation 4 still managed to sell 73,400 units in the final week of 2016 in Japan, topping the hardware chart. On the software side, Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition crossed one million copies sold in its lifetime last month, and Final Fantasy XV for PS4 moved 884,000 copies last year. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 90,891 (2,949,287) Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 73,002 (790,530) Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (3DS) – 63,577 (196,452) Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 49,350 (561,508) Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (PS4) – 30,381 (884,422) Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 23,765 (1,042,463) Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) – 19,822 (312,500) Miitopia (3DS) – 18,259 (120,971) Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (3DS) – 10,858 (85,842) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (3DS) – 10,710 (59,794) Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U) – 9,713 (257,654) Watch Dogs 2 (PS4) – 9,466 (89,237) SaGa: Scarlet Grace (PSV) – 9,208 (88,673) READ FULL…

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Rocket League Tops PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads of 2016

2016 was a fantastic year for games. It was arguably the greatest year ever for shooters, with the release of games like Overwatch, DOOM, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4  …Read More The post Rocket League Tops PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads of 2016 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Pokémon Sun/Moon and PS4 Top Japanese Sales This Week According to Media Create

Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market for the post-Christmas week of December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017, revealing two familiar faces atop the software and hardware charts: Pokémon Sun/Moon and …Read More The post Pokémon Sun/Moon and PS4 Top Japanese Sales This Week According to Media Create by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Here’s a List of Japan’s Best-Selling Games of 2016

Tsutaya Japan has released its list of top twenty best-selling video games of 2016 in Japan, and it’s no surprise to see Pokémon Sun and Moon claim the top spots. Interestingly, Electronic Arts and DICE’s Battlefield 1 seems to have done really well in the country. Here’s the full ranking (translation courtesy of Nintendo Today): [3DS] Pokémon Sun[3DS] Pokémon Moon[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3[PS4] Final Fantasy XV[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura[3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi[PS4] Dark Souls III[3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot[PSV] Dragon Quest Builders[PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II[3DS] Monster Hunter Stories[3DS] Monster Hunter Generations[PS4] Persona 5[3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice[PS4] Tales of Berseria[PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II[PSV] Minecraft[PS4] Battlefield 1[PS4] Dragon Quest Builders For Japan’s weekly sales figures, head over here. Any surprises for our readers in this list? [Source: Mantan Web via Nintendo Today] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Minecraft Updates 1.38 & 1.39 Now Available on PS4, PS3 & PS Vita

Now available in Europe and Japan, with North America getting them later today, Minecraft updates 1.38 and 1.39 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita add Elytra, a new Tutorial World, support for today’s Fallout Mash-Up Pack, and more. First up, here’s what was included in Minecraft update 1.38 (patch notes apply to all PlayStation platforms, unless otherwise noted): Added new blocks: Chorus Flower, Chorus Plant, Dragon Head, End Gateway, End Rod, Purpur Block, Purpur Pillar, Purpur Stairs, Purpur Slab. Added new items: Chorus Fruit, Popped Chorus Fruit, Dragon’s Breath, Elytra, End Crystal, Lingering Potion, Water Splash Potion, Potion of Luck, Tipped Arrow, Boats made from Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, and Dark Oak. Added new mobs: Shulker, Stray, Husk, and Skeleton Trap Horses. Added new Tutorial world. Added Elytra, which let you glide around the world when you are wearing them. Jump while falling to start gliding. Boats are now controlled differently and can have multiple passengers. Brewing now requires Blaze Powder as fuel for the Brewing Stand. Updated crafting interface to allow crafting Firework Stars and Fireworks. Villages now generate naturally in the Taiga biome. Added Amplified Terrain option. (PS4) Added Fallout Mashup Pack trial. Updates to terrain generation: The End has changed when generating…