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PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of January 24, 2017 – PS Essentials Sale

The first themed sale of 2017 on the North American PlayStation Store is the PS Essentials Sale, which discounts titles on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, with PlayStation Plus members saving even more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on January 31 at 8am PT/11am ET: PSN Essentials Sale (Sale Price, PS+ Price) PlayStation 4 Air Conflicts: Double Pack – $19.99, $15.99 Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers – $6.99, $4.99 Among the Sleep – $10.49, $7.49 Ape Escape 2 – $6.99, $5.99 ArcaniA: The Complete Tale – $9.99, $7.99 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – $27.49, $22.49 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – $38.49, $31.49 Axiom Verge – $11.99, $9.99 Batman Arkham Knight – $11.99, $9.99 Batman: Return to Arkham – $34.99, $29.99 Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 – $3.99, $3.49 Batman: The Telltale Series Season Pass – $17.49, $14.99 Battlefield 1 – $41.99, $35.99 Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – $55.99, $47.99 Battlefield 1 + Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle – $89.99, $74.99 Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – $110.49, $97.49 Battlefield 4 – $13.99, $11.99 Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $41.99, $35.99 Battlefield Hardline – $13.99, $11.99 Blue Estate – $5.19, READ…

Limited Run Games Dates Aqua Kitty DX, Oxenfree, The Swapper & Curses ‘N Chaos

Limited Run Games has announced that they’ll be offering physical releases of Aqua Kitty DX and Oxenfree on Friday, January 27, with Curses ‘N Chaos and The Swapper following on Friday, February 3. The quantities for each game will be extremely limited, and the prices range from $24.99 to $29.99 USD, as you can see below: Friday, January 27: First Batch at 7am PT/10am ET Aqua Kitty DX ($24.99, Limit of 1 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 2,800 copies PlayStation Vita – 2,800 copies Oxenfree ($29.99, Limit of 2 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 4,500 copies Friday, February 3: First Batch at 7am PT/10am ET Curses ‘N Chaos ($24.99, Limit of 1 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 2,800 copies PlayStation Vita – 2,800 copies The Swapper ($24.99, Limit of 2 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 3,300 copies PlayStation Vita – 3,300 copies You can learn more about each title on Limited Run Games’s website, with details on shipping and more over here. Future titles Limited Run Games will offer include Cosmic Star Heroine, YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG, Nuclear Throne, Salt and Sanctuary, Sharin no Kuni, and Skullgirls. None have release dates yet. If you’re hoping for a physical release of Yakuza 5, Limited Run Games said, “Sega already shut us down on that…

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PS4 & PS Vita New Releases This Week: January 24, 2017 – Resident Hearts

In the busiest week of 2017 so far, you’ll find a bunch of big PlayStation 4 games, including Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Tales of Berseria, Yakuza 0, and Digimon World: Next Order (in Europe; North America is next week). *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games Arcade Archives NeoGeo World Heroes (PSN) – NA Digimon World: Next Order (Retail & PSN) – EU Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PSN in NA; Retail & PSN in EU) Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (PSN) – NA Firefighter 2017: The Simulation (PSN) – NA Hunter’s Legacy (PSN) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Retail & PSN) Lethal League (PSN) – NA Moto Racer 4 (Retail & PSN) – NA Pineview Drive (PSN) – NA Resident Evil 7 biohazard (Retail & PSN) Subterrain (PSN) Syndrome (PSN) Tales of Berseria (Retail & PSN) The Turing Test (PSN) Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition (Retail & PSN) – EU Yakuza 0 (Retail & PSN) PlayStation VR Games Resident Evil 7 biohazard (Retail & PSN) PlayStation Vita Games Geki Yaba Runner (PSN) – NA *Keep in mind that all release dates are subject to change, and READ FULL STORY…

Uncanny Valley Comes to PS4 & PS Vita on February 7

[embedded content] Released for PC back in 2015, 2D survival horror game Uncanny Valley is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on February 7 in North America and February 8 in Europe, complete with cross-buy. At launch, PlayStation Plus members will save 15% off the $11.99/€11.99/£11.99 regular price. A story-driven experience where nothing is as it seems and the choices you make determine your fate, Uncanny Valley sees you playing as Tom, a security guard working the night shift at an abandoned facility. While exploring the offices and corridors, he begins to uncover the secrets hidden away within its walls. Instead of your failures always resulting in death, Uncanny Valley uses a consequence system where your mistakes can affect Tom, the world, side characters, and how the story progresses. “For example, a mistake may result in a broken arm, which in-turn presents problems when trying to use a weapon,” developer Cowardly Creations explains. “This changing dynamic impacts story and gameplay, requires players to rethink their approach to certain situations, and ensures a chilling sense of ever-present uneasiness.” Here’s a list of Uncanny Valley’s features: A huge, creepy facility to explore Ominous and oppressive atmosphere Compelling story with rich characters Multiple endings to discover Consequences which impact story and gameplay The…

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Versus – Nintendo Switch Reveal vs. PS Vita Reveal

[embedded content] In case you didn’t know, Nintendo revealed almost every pertinent detail regarding its upcoming console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. While the staff of PlayStation LifeStyle already weighed in on what we thought of it so far, we decide to take a look at how the Nintendo Switch reveal compares to Sony’s latest portable, the PlayStation Vita. While the Nintendo Switch is also a traditional home console, given that it’s mostly seen as a portable, we decided to pit it against the PS Vita rather than the PS4. So which reveal did we like better? Watch the video above for our Nintendo Switch vs PS Vita reveal face-off! Remember, we’re only sizing up each handheld’s reveal and not the actual games, power or other stuff. What do you think? Which handheld had the better reveal and got accepted by fans better? Sound off in the comments and let us know. Want to see more Versus episodes? Then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content you can only find here, and of course, the latest game trailers. Versus is PlayStation LifeStyle’s recurring video series where we pit a game, franchise, basically anything game-related against another and pick a…

January 2017 PSN Flash Sale Is Live, Here’s What’s Being Offered

January 20, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning The January 2017 PlayStation Store Flash Sale has begun in North America, offering a variety of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games for under $5. Running until Monday, January 23 at 8am PT/11am ET, here’s all the deals in this month’s PSN Flash Sale on the PlayStation Store: PlayStation 4 Games 140 – $3.19 Asemblance – $3.99 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China – $3.99 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – $3.99 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia – $3.99 Assault Android Cactus – $4.94 Awesomenauts Assemble – $3.99 Bard’s Gold – $1.99 Bastion – $4.79 Boggle – $3.99 Brick Breaker – $3.99 Catlateral Damage – $3.99 Child of Light Ultimate Edition – $4.94 Dark Cloud 2 – $4.94 Ducati 90th Anniversary – $3.99 Emily Wants to Play – $1.99 Game of Thrones Season Pass – $4.99 Gauntlet: Slayer Edition – $4.99 Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved – $4.94 Goat Simulator – $3.99 Grow Home – $2.39 Guns, Gore and Cannoli – $3.99 Handball 16 – $4.79 Hitman GO: Definitive Edition – $3.19 I am Bread – $3.89 Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition – $4.99 Journey – $4.94 Knack – $4.99 Lara Croft and the…

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2016 NPD: Infinite Warfare Beats Battlefield 1 as the Best-Selling Game of the Year

The NPD has released their full 2016 report for the games industry in the United States, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has come out on top as the best-selling game of the year. Right behind it was Battlefield 1, with The Division, NBA 2K17, and Madden NFL 17 rounding out the top five. Total spending for the year came in at $30.4 billion, which is up slightly from 2015’s $30.2 billion. By category, software was up 6% to $24.5 billion, while hardware fell 24% to $3.7 billion. “Unfortunately the release of the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro did not generate dollar spending growth,” NPD analyst Sam Naji said. “Although the combined ARP for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems decreased by 15 percent, consumers bought 7 percent fewer units.” Here’s the top 10 best-selling games of 2016 (January 3, 2016 to December 31, 2016) in the US through physical and digital retailers, keeping in mind that Battle.net sales weren’t included for Overwatch: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Battlefield 1 The Division NBA 2K17 Madden NFL 17 Grand Theft Auto V Overwatch Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 FIFA 17 Final Fantasy XV In 2015, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was the best-selling game of READ FULL STORY…

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United States Gaming Industry Generates Over $30 Billion in Revenue for 2016

2016 was a healthy year for the video game industry, as it managed to generate over $30 billion in revenue in just the United States. The Entertainment Software Association announced today that video games generated $30.4 billion in 2016, which is a slight increase from the previous year. In 2015, the industry managed to post similar numbers, as it brought in $30.2 billion. The growth is attributed to virtual reality entering the market, and mobile gaming continuing to rise in popularity. The most popular console games were cited as Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Madden NFL 17, NBA 2K17 and Tom Clancy’s The Division, which the ESA said “drove consumer [spending].” “2016 was another enormous year for the interactive entertainment industry,” said the ESA’s CEO Michael D. Gallagher in a prepared statement. “The industry’s innovative genius and ability to engage and delight billions of gamers worldwide delivered another record performance. Congratulations to the developers, storytellers, creators, and investors who defined the leaderboard for entertainment.” The association, who used data from the NPD Group to come up with the figures, also highlighted video game software revenue. Here’s their findings: Separately, ESA highlighted that video game software revenue grew READ FULL…

Tactical RPG God Wars Future Past Launches on March 28 for PS4 & PS Vita

[embedded content] A tactical RPG from NIS America and Kadokawa Games, God Wars Future Past for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita is coming to North America on March 28 and Europe on March 31. It will be available physically and digitally on both platforms. Featuring English and Japanese audio, as well as English subtitles, God Wars Future Past is priced at $49.99 USD on PS4 and $39.99 USD on PS Vita. There’s also a Limited Edition for $79.99 USD on PS4 and $74.99 on PS Vita through NISA’s Online Store (North America, Europe) that includes the following: Collector’s box God Wars Future Past game Art Book (details coming soon) Soundtrack (details coming soon) Cloth Poster (27″ x 38″) Pocket Mirror (3.5″ dia.) Here’s the description for God Wars Future Past: A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits. In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order…

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Stardew Valley PS Vita Version Being Investigated, PS4 Save Issue Fix on the Way

After expressing his interest in seeing Stardew Valley on PlayStation Vita last month, developer Eric Barone has confirmed that it’s now being looked into. “We are currently investigating the possibility of a PS Vita port,” he wrote on the game’s official website. As for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, a patch in early February should help resolve any issues players are having with unload-able saves: Chucklefish and Sickhead Games are making good progress on addressing some issues with the console versions. Their top priority is to resolve the issue where saved games become unload-able. Fortunately, they’ve discovered the reason this is happening, and after this next patch, it shouldn’t occur anymore. If you currently have a save file that won’t load, it will likely work once again after the patch comes out. The patch will also fix several other issues… I’ll share the full patch notes with you when the it’s been finalized. Another future patch should make the controller easier to use by getting rid of the cursor in menus. Also in February, a Steam beta test will go live for translated versions of Stardew Valley in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. “It will go READ FULL STORY…

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception & Mask of Truth For PS4 and PS Vita Are Coming West This Year

[embedded content] Following the rating of Mask of Deception earlier this month, ATLUS announced today that visual novel/strategy-RPG titles Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth are coming to North America and Europe this year. They’ll be priced at $49.99 USD each on PlayStation 4 and $39.99 USD each on PlayStation Vita. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception will first release in spring 2017, then Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will follow in fall 2017. Each game will have English text and the original Japanese audio, and each will see a physical and digital release in North America on both PS4 and PS Vita. In Europe, only the PS4 version will see a physical and digital release, as the Vita version will be digital-only. Here’s what to expect from Mask of Deception: Mask of Deception follows the story of Haku, a mysterious amnesiac who awakens in an unfamiliar and hostile wilderness. However, he’s rescued by a beautiful girl named Kuon, who sports both adorable animal ears and a beastlike tail. They eventually team up, and Haku will (reluctantly) encounter colorful characters (yes, that means more animal people), build deep relationships, battle ruthless enemies, and find himself inexorably dragged into the political machinations of the mighty nation of Yamato. Features An Unforgettable Story –…

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Sony’s New Third-Party Relations VP: We’ll “Continue to Focus on Indie Games and Unique Partnerships”

In an article on GamesBeat, former Harmonix COO Florian Hunziker has revealed that he’s taking over the position of Vice President of Third-Party Relations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, where he’ll work with third-party publishers and developers. The position was previously held by Adam Boyes, who left SIE last summer to return to games development. As Hunziker explains, his early focus will be placed on two key areas. The first is making sure their partners – big or small – get support to easily develop for PlayStation platforms and get rewarded for creating great experiences. The other is making sure gamers know they were correct in choosing PlayStation: I will also focus on making sure our fans know they made the right choice when they chose PlayStation. Its incumbent on us to make sure we’re doing everything we can to maintain a diverse gaming library. I think it is important to provide vibrant and diverse content to PlayStation fans. We want to focus on both huge IPs and smaller developers who are willing to take risks to bring something new and innovative to PlayStation. The industry will thrive from a varied and vibrant development community delivering games that engage and amaze gamers. In READ FULL STORY…

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Tokyo Xanadu for PS Vita, Tokyo Xanadu eX+ for PS4 & PC Are Coming West This Year

Aksys Games has announced that Tokyo Xanadu is releasing this summer in North America and Europe for PlayStation Vita, and Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is coming to North America and Europe this fall for PlayStation 4 and PC. Tokyo Xanadu is an action RPG featuring 40+ hours of gameplay, and Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is an enhanced version of the base game. Along with standard physical and digital editions, Tokyo Xanadu and Tokyo Xanadu eX+ will also receive limited physical editions: Tokyo Xanadu Limited Edition (PS Vita) – Summer 2017 Tokyo Xanadu Physical Copy 5″ Deluxe Morimaru Plush Blade Card Game Deck 60 page Art Book CD Soundtrack Collector’s Box Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Limited Edition (PS4) – Fall 2017 Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Physical Copy 9″ Deluxe White Shroud Statue Blade Card Game Deck 60 page Art Book CD Soundtrack Collector’s Box Here’s the description and features for Tokyo Xanadu: 10 years ago, a colossal earthquake devastated Tokyo and changed the lives of its inhabitants forever. The city has since been rebuilt and life has slowly returned to a semblance of normalcy. However, behind the veil of this newly rebuilt metropolis lies another world, one with a sinister secret. The earthquake that originally destroyed Tokyo was actually caused by the READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Japanese Sales Chart: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, Danganronpa V3 See Strong Debuts

Putting an end to the Nintendo 3DS’s recent win streak in software, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue for PlayStation 4 debuted in 1st place, moving 138,000 copies. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony was right behind it in 2nd and 3rd on PlayStation Vita and PS4, respectively, selling a combined 116,000 copies. Despite the big new releases, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita sales plummeted week-over-week (they fell by 40,000 and 20,000 units, respectively), but PS4 still managed to remain in 1st place. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from January 9 to 15, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – 137,797 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PSV) – 76,166 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4) – 40,006 Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 31,656 (3,071,241) Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 23,845 (914,683) Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 23,192 (608,398) Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (3DS) – 16,732 (261,089) Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (PS4) – 10,066 (245,418) Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (PS4) – 10,004 (917,772) Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PSV) – 8,890 (1,083,384) SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter (PS4) – READ FULL…