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

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326w 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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330w 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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332w 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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337w 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...
 

PlayStation Day May 6th: Two Store updates set for next week!

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338w ago - From Lestrade (Community Team Leader) of the EU PlayStation Forums:

Hi all,

On 06 May 2008, SCEE will reveal a host of exciting content coming to PlayStation during the coming year. You'll be able to keep up-to-date with all of the news from the event over at PlayStation.com:

* PlayStation Day @ UK.playstation.com
* PlayStation Day @ IE.playstation.com

To mark the event, PLAYSTATION Store on PS3 will carry two updates instead of the usual one. Look out for great demos, including PS3 exclusive Haze, as well as a host of game trailers, expansion packs and videos of the press conference which will include a keynote speech by Kaz Hirai, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Check out the full line-up below:

06 May - PLAYSTATION Store (PS3)
Game Demos:

* Condemned 2
* Haze

Full Games:

* Blast Factor Advanced
* High Velocity Bowling
* Street Skater

Expansion Packs:

* Blast Factor Advanced Research
* High Velocity Bowling Character - Mike

Trailers:

* Buzz! Quiz TV
* Secret Agent Clank
* Siren Blood Curse

06 May - PLAYSTATION Store (PC)
Full Games:

* Street Skater

Trailers:
 
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