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New Game Releases for the Week of July 27, 2008

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313w ago - Welcome to New Releases for the Week! The highlight this week is SoulCalibur IV on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Check out the full list of new video game releases (USA) for the week of July 27, 2008 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, and PC!

As always, release dates are subject to change.

XBOX 360:

- SoulCalibur IV
- Spectral Force 3
- Summer Athletics The Ultimate Challenge

PlayStation 3:

- SoulCalibur IV

Nintendo Wii:

- MLB Power Pros 2008
- SNK Arcade Classics V.1
- King of Clubs Mini Golf
- Summer Athletics The Ultimate Challenge
- Sam & Max: Season One
- Ford Racing Off Road

PlayStation 2:

- MLB Power Pros 2008
- Summer Athletics The Ultimate Challenge
- Ford Racing Off Road

PSP:

- Ford Racing Off Road

Nintendo DS:

- Suzuki Superbikes

PC Games:

- Fate: Undiscovered Realms
- Everlight
- Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
- City Life 2008 Edition
- Beijing Olympics 2008
- Legend: Hand of God
- Art of Murder: FBI Confidential
 

Hardware & Software Chart for Week Ending July 18th, 2008

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313w ago - VGChartz reports that their estimated worldwide hardware and software chart for week ending July 18th, 2008 is as follows:

Hardware Totals: [Last Week #]

DSL: 465,874 (-2%) [476,583]
Wii: 367,552 (+8%) [338,884]
PSP: 228,299 (+12%) [203,993]
360: 164,980 (+46%) [113,345]
PS3: 157,990 (-12%) [178,948]
PS2: 105,041 (+7%) [98,033]

Top 15 Software Worldwide:

1. Dragon Quest V (DS) 679,461 679,461 [NEW]
2. Wii Sports (Wii) 329,968 26,207,276
3. NCAA Football 09 (360) 290,627 290,627 [NEW]
4. Wii Fit (Wii) 177,528 5,807,191
5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 173,879 6,435,346
6. Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon 2: Time / Darkness (DS) 158,526 2,817,388
7. Wii Play (Wii) 153,390 13,694,627
8. Gundam Battle Universe (PSP) 152,722 152,722 [NEW]
9. NCAA Football 09 (PS3) 124,663 124,663 [NEW]
10. Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii) 111,602 6,318,173
11. Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS) 99,760 602,040
12. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 95,680 2,577,415
13. Nintendogs (DS) 76,133 19,038,481
14. New Super Mario Bros (DS) 73,405 15,072,890
15. Brain Training (DS) 71,851 13,619,456

Other New Releases:

16. NCAA Football 09 (PS2) 71,288 71,288 [NEW]...
 

Hirai: MGS4 Moved Eight Times More PS3s in Release Week

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317w ago - During Sony's mid-term strategy meeting, PlayStation president Kaz Hirai pointed to Metal Gear Solid 4 as an example of the PlayStation 3's full abilities - noting that it shipped 3 million units worldwide within two weeks of launch, as Famitsu reported yesterday.

Hirai said MGS 4 is "the first title to fully utilize the capacity of dual layer Blu-ray disc.... Metal Gear Solid 4has created a world of gaming entertainment that can only be realized by PS3."

He also said MGS 4 drove console sales. "In the first week of the release of Metal Gear Solid 4, sales of PS3 in the Japanese market grew significantly, [an] eight times increase as compared to the week before, proving that Metal Gear Solid 4is a platform driver for PS3."
 

New Game Releases for the Week of June 8, 2008

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320w ago - Highlights this week include Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PlayStation 3), Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm (Xbox 360, PC), Nascar 09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2), and a few other gems.

Check out the full list of new video game releases (USA) for the week of June 8, 2008 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, and PC!

Xbox 360:
Nascar 09
Don King Presents Prize Fighter
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm

PlayStation 3:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Nascar 09
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm

Nintendo Wii:
Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy
Backyard Baseball '09

PlayStation 2:
Nascar 09
Jeep Thrills
Backyard Baseball 2009

PSP:
No new releases

Nintendo DS:
Looney Tunes Cartoon Conductor
Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
My Fashion Studio

PC:
Incredible Hulk
Snood Deluxe
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
Backyard Baseball 2009
 

Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus on XBLA, PSN next week!

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325w ago - With a title like this, you know the jokes are going to start rolling in. Still, it hasn't stopped Capcom from announcing that the next chapter in the Rocketmen downloadable action series, Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus, will be available through Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next week.

The game will be available on the XBLA this May 14 and will be priced at 400 points. The PlayStation Network downloadable version will go live a day after on May 15 and will for the set price of US$ 4.95. Players blast off through three new maps, as well as several new toys to zap all the new enemies with.

Here are the complete details of what Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus will contain:

3 New Weapons:

* Blobber: Shoots blobs of goo at enemies, does damage over time in the part of the ground that it covers.
* Beamer: Shoots lighting at enemies, does high intensity damage.
* Bomber: Shoots grenades instead of bullets; grenades explode on impact doing damage.

2 New Secondary Weapons:

* Falcon: Robotic falcon that attacks enemies automatically will disappear over time.
* Screw bomb: Rocket that turns into a proximity mine on impact

3 New Levels:

* Level 11 - Finding Jane: The player must escape the Saturnian prison mine...
 
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