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Destiny Xur Location and Items for February 24-26, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 23 coins on the Hawkmoon hand cannon. Hunters can grab the Celestial Nighthawk helmet, Titans can pick up the Twilight Garrison chest armor, and Warlocks can purchase the Claws of Ahamkara gauntlets for 13 coins. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Helmet Engrams for 29 coins. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in the Tower, next to the Crucible Quartermaster. In other Destiny news, hotfix update 2.5.0.2 is live, focusing solely on sandbox tuning. If you’ve not yet picked up the latest DLC, Rise of Iron, we’d advise checking out our full review of the final expansion. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next Friday for details on Xur’s location and his Exotic supplies. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Report: Target’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free Offer on Video Games Returns March 5

According to an early flyer obtained by Hot Coupon World, Target will be running their Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer on all video games from Sunday, March 5 through Saturday, March 11. Although the Buy 2, Get 1 free is valid on “all video games and full game downloads,” Nintendo Switch games aren’t eligible for the promotion. On the plus side, Ghost Recon Wildlands, which launches on March 7, is eligible. Other games coming out that week (but not pictured in the ad) include LEGO Worlds and NieR: Automata. You can see all of the full game downloads Target offers over here. Will you be buying three games from Target during the week of March 5? [Source: Hot Coupon World via CheapAssGamer, Wario64] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Plantronics RIG 4VR Headset Review – More Than Just 4VR

Up until a couple weeks ago, I had been using a pair of in-ear headphones with my PlayStation VR headset. They’re on old pair of Skullcandy earbuds that I’ve had for the better part of five years. I do have a PlayStation Gold headset, but it doesn’t fit comfortably with the narrow ear space that PSVR leaves, so it’s either deal with the earbuds or use my surround sound system, which lacks the same immersion using headphones gives. When Plantronics reached out to me to check out the PlayStation licensed RIG 4VR, I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands on and ears under something that would improve my VR experience. Turns out the RIG 4VR isn’t just a one trick pony, and has many applications beyond only being “4VR.” The most obvious design aspect of the RIG 4VR headset is the narrow oval ear cups that allow it to fit within the space PSVR leaves for your ears. The matte white and black style fits right in with Sony’s own design for the PSVR, which makes sense given this was licensed by Sony, and artful and aesthetically pleasing designs have always been a staple of their products. READ…

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10-Hour PSN Maintenance Scheduled for February 26, 2017

In a new update on the PlayStation Network Status Page, Sony has announced that the PSN will be undergoing 10.5 hours of maintenance beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET on Sunday, February 26. It’s expected to end at 3:30am PT/6:30am ET on Monday, February 27. During next week’s PSN maintenance – which affects PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and the online store – you’ll be unable to access Gaming and Social, PlayStation Music, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Now, and Account Management. You should still be able to log in to your PSN profile and use most applications during the maintenance. Sony didn’t explain why they’re doing such a lengthy maintenance this time around. As always, Sony suggests activating your PS4 as your primary console before the maintenance begins by going to Settings > PlayStation Network/Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate. They add, “We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.” If Sony releases PS4 update 4.50 during the maintenance, or if they add any new features, we’ll let you know. [Source: READ…

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Japanese Sales Chart: After Three Years, PS4 Has Sold 4.4 Million Units

Released on February 22, 2014, the PlayStation 4 has sold just over 4.4 million units in Japan in the last three years, Media Create data shows. Nearly 186,000 of those sales came from PS4 Pro, while the rest is from the launch/slimmer models. For comparison, PS Vita is at 5.54 million lifetime and PS3 is at 10.54 million lifetime. Although there were five new games to appear in the top 20 last week, only one – For Honor – made much of an impact, debuting in first place with 40,000 copies sold. Last week’s #1 title, Nioh, fell to second place, but lifetime sales are now over 100,000. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from February 13 to 19, 2017: Games (Lifetime) For Honor (PS4) – 40,062 Nioh (PS4) – 25,776 (101,253) Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 14,610 (3,163,538) Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (3DS) – 14,489 (136,539) Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. included) (PS4) – 11,772 (274,081) Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII with Power-Up Kit (PS4) – 7,719 Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 7,704 (969,775) Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS) – 6,916 READ FULL…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for February 22, 2017 Listed

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Armsday Foundry Orders and Test Weapon list here on PlayStation LifeStyle. Grind your Gunsmith reputation to level 1 or higher using the weapon bounties for access to new cool weapons. These will be delivered the following Wednesday. Each order costs 2,500 glimmer. In other Destiny news, hotfix update 2.5.0.2 is live, focusing solely on sandbox tuning. If you’ve not yet picked up the latest DLC, Rise of Iron, we’d advise checking out our full review of the final expansion. What are you picking up from the Gunsmith this week? Has he finally got what you were searching for? Or have you chosen another package to try your luck again next week? Join us again next Wednesday for all of the Armsday details and new weapons up for grabs, and don’t forget to watch out for Xur this Friday. We’ll have the full details of his location and items as soon as he arrives! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Persona 5 Velvet Room Detailed in Latest Trailer

[embedded content] If you’re a Persona fan, then chances are you’re familiar with the game’s “Velvet Room”. Now, for those who aren’t familiar with it, the Persona 5 Velvet Room is where collected personas can be upgraded, turned into items and more. Check out the trailer above and there’s also the official description straight from the press release below, too. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Velvet Room, it’s a special area where personas can be… played around with. Basically, the room is where personas collected in the Metaverse can be upgraded, turned into items, or undergo fusion. Let’s start with the most morbid one, shall we? Fusion allows personas to be fused together to create a new, hopefully stronger, one. There are three ways to fuse personas, basic fusion lets any two be fused together, while advanced fusion is preset and require three or more. Oh, there is one little thing I should mention. Your personas will need to be executed via guillotine to undergo the aforementioned fusions, so always remember their noble sacrifice when Velvet Room wardens, Caroline and Justine, lets the blade drop (be wary of accidents though). The third method of fusion READ…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – February 21, 2017

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update February’s PlayStation Plus Lineup PSVR Games Mervils: A VR Adventure ($19.99) Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin ($19.99) PS4 Games Berserk and the Band of the Hawk with Bonus ($59.99) Chime Sharp ($9.99) Clouds & Sheep 2 ($9.99) DiRT Rally® PLUS PLAYSTATION®VR BUNDLE ($69.99/PS+ $37.09) Ghost Recon Open Beta (Free) The Jackbox Party Pack ($59.99) Malicious fallen ($29.99) Malicious Fallen Deluxe Edition ($39.99) Night in the Woods ($19.99) Sky Ride ($14.99) Starry Nights : Helix ($3.99) Toki Tori 2+ ($14.99) Two Tribes Pack: RIVE & Toki Tori 2+ ($26.99) Typoman ($12.99) Vaccine ($9.99) Warhammer Quest ($19.99) Ys Origin ($19.99) PS4 Add-on Content 3on3 FreeStyle – PlayStation®Plus Bonus Pack (Feb) (Free for PS+) Berserk and the Band of the Hawk DLC Costumes ($3.49 and up) Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare Remastered C.O.D.E. Brass Pack ($4.99) DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Capcom DLC Pack ($11.99) DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Progear ($4.99) READ FULL…

PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of February 21, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find the big Critics’ Choice Sale offering deep discounts on acclaimed games from 2016, an EA Publisher Sale, the return of the Spend $100, Get $15 Back promotion, and more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on February 28 at 8am PT/11am ET: Critics’ Choice Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price) PlayStation 4 Batman: Return to Arkham – $34.99, $29.99 Darkest Dungeon – $12.49, $9.99 Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – $5.99, $4.99 Destiny: The Collection – $44.39, $40.83 Destiny: The Collection Upgrade – Price Not Given Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – $26.99, $20.99 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe Edition – $40.49, $31.49 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $29.39, $24.69 DiRT Rally – $29.99, $23.99 DiRT Rally Plus PlayStation VR Bundle (PS4) – $43.39, $37.09 Dishonored 2 – $44.99, $41.39 Doom – $35.99, $29.99 Doom Digital Deluxe – $59.99, $49.99 Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition – $7.99, $5.99 Dragon Age Inquisition GOTY Edition – $19.99, $15.99 Enter the Gungeon – $8.99, $7.49 F1 2016 – $38.99, $32.99 Fallout 4 – $35.99, $29.99 Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle –…

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UK Sales Chart: For Honor & Sniper Elite 4 Debut in 1st & 2nd

Ubisoft’s first #1 since The Division last year, For Honor managed to hold off fellow newcomer Sniper Elite 4 and debut in first place. As GfK notes, 57% of For Honor’s sales came on PlayStation 4 (43% were on Xbox One), and “it is the biggest entirely new IP to launch at No1 since No Man’s Sky.” Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending February 18, 2017 according to GfK Chart-Track: For Honor Sniper Elite 4 Grand Theft Auto V (up 7%) FIFA 17 (up 45%) Battlefield 1 (up 48%) Resident Evil 7 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Rocket League Forza Horizon 3 (up 138%) Watch Dogs 2 Overwatch Nioh (down 69%) Minecraft: Xbox Edition Hitman: The Complete First Season LEGO Dimensions (up 187%) WWE 2K17 LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pokemon Sun Steep Skyrim Special Edition Do you think Berserk and the Band of the Hawk will open in the top five this week? [Source: GfK Chart-Track (1), (2), Games Industry] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Terraria Has Sold Over 20 Million Copies, Console Launch of Terraria 1.3 is “Around the Corner”

Terraria developer Re-Logic has announced that the sandbox action adventure title has sold over 20 million copies as of the end of 2016. Originally released in May 2011 for PC, the game later released worldwide on the PlayStation 3, PS4, and PS Vita among a plethora of other platforms. To mark the occasion, Re-Logic shared some Terraria “fun facts” that show us how far the game has come. Check them out below. Launch: May 2011 PC Only ~250 Items 6 NPCs (7 if you count the Old Man ) 20 Enemies 3 Bosses 10 Biomes Game “ended” with the Dungeon, explorable upon defeating the final boss of the game at the time, Skeletron Today ~20.5 Million Copies Sold (8.5m alone in the 18 months since 1.3 on PC!) Available across one of the widest arrays of gaming platforms of any game ever: PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS VITA, PS4, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon mobile devices ~3,800 Items 25 NPCs (26 if you count the Old Man ) ~350 Enemies 16 Bosses (plus 9 mini-bosses!) 27 Biomes (Plus a number of “mini-biomes” such as Pyramids or Living Trees) Handful of Optional “Events” (The…

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January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7 Helps Software Climb 14%

In January 2017, total industry sales in the United States were down 4% year-on-year to $610.7 million. By category, software was up 14% to $312.5 million, hardware was down 19% to $127.1 million, and accessories were down 17% to $155 million. NPD analyst Sam Naji says Resident Evil 7 was to thank for the increase in software spending last month. “With only five days in the market, Resident Evil 7 biohazard was the best-selling game in January,” Naji added. “The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month (in dollar sales) was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5.” It also saw the “2nd best Jan launch for PS4, Xbox One titles.” Compared to January 2016, the top five games of January 2017 earned 17% more. Touching on hardware, Naji said, “The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017; and for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku (in units sold).” Xbox One finished in second, with the NES Classic Edition a surprise third place finisher. Here’s the top 10 best-selling games of January 2017 (January 1 to January 29) in the US READ…

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February 2017 PSN Flash Sale Is Live, Here’s All the Deals

Featuring Action Deals, the February 2017 PlayStation Store Flash Sale is live in North America, letting you save on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games, including Grand Theft Auto V, The Elder Scrolls Online, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, Retro City Rampage DX, Super Time Force Ultra, and much more. Running until Monday, February 20 at 8am PT/11am ET, here’s all the deals in this month’s PSN Flash Sale on the PlayStation Store: PlayStation 4 A Bastard’s Tale – $1.99 Action Henk – $3.74 Adam’s Venture: Origins Deluxe Edition – $19.60 ADR1FT – $4.99 Awesomenauts Assemble! – $3.99 Awesomenauts Assemble! Ultimate Overdrive Collector’s Pack – $17.99 Awesomenauts Assemble! Ultimate Overdrive Pack – $7.99 Big Buck Hunter Arcade – $7.99 Bloodborne Complete Edition Bundle – $17.49 Broken Age – $4.99 Cabela’s African Adventures – $9.59 Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – $7.79 Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition – $9.89 Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin – $11.99 Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Demon Hunter Bundle – $10.79 DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition – $11.99 Dogos – $4.79 Don’t Starve: Console Edition – $3.74 Godzilla – $17.99 Grand Theft Auto V – $29.99 Grand Theft Auto V READ FULL…

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for February 17-19, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 23 coins on the Hardlight auto rifle. Hunters can grab the Lucky Raspberry chest armor, Titans can pick up the Eternal Warrior helmet, and Warlocks can purchase the Purifier Robes chest armor for 13 coins. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Gauntlet Engrams for 29 coins. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in the Reef. In other Destiny news, hotfix update 2.5.0.2 is live, focusing solely on sandbox tuning. If you’ve not yet picked up the latest DLC, Rise of Iron, we’d advise checking out our full review of the final expansion. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next Friday for details on Xur’s location and his Exotic supplies. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!