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The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another underwhelming week for the Japanese market. Monster Hunter Stories retained its spot at number one with another 67,000 units sold, but no other titles really stood out. The PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider took second place with just over 21,000 sales, and Paper Mario: Color Splash was a close third.

PlayStation 4 was the top-selling hardware once again, moving just over 30,000 units. 3DS took second place, while Vita was a distant third. The launch of Color Splash did nothing to aid Wii U, as the struggling console's sales slumped below 2,500 for the week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

One of my most anticipated expansions for LEGO Dimensions is launching in just over a month. Starting November 18th, retailers will be carrying the Sonic Level Pack, which includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Speedster, and The Tornado as physical figurines. While we don't have any footage of the new levels, we now know a little bit more about what characters will appear in the new content. Joining Sonic and Dr. Eggman in the lineup, Knuckles, Tails, Shadow, and fan favorite Big the Cat will enter the fun as well. Here's hoping we set off on an adventure to find Froggy!

When PlayStation 3 originally launched back in 2006, it came with an "OtherOS" feature that allowed users to install Linux on a partitioned section of the console's hard drive. However, Sony released an update that removed this feature in 2010, leading to a class action lawsuit against the company for breach of warranty and false advertising. It took six years, but a settlement was finally reached back in June, and Sony is now beginning the process of paying out cash to its customers. Hit the jump for the details!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Capcom's beloved Monster Hunter franchise is topping the charts once again. Monster Hunter Stories, a colorful, RPG-style spin-off to the core series, debuted at number one with over 140,000 units sold. While that might sound like a big number, it's actually quite disappointing for Capcom, as last year's Monster Hunter X sold 1.4 million units at launch, or ten copies for every one copy of Monster Hunter Stories sold at launch.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 topped the charts once again with over 31,000 units sold, while 3DS (along with 2DS and the various other models) sold just under 30,000, taking second place. No other hardware was able to move more than 10,000 units for the week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

Two teenagers, Zachary Buchta and Bradley Jan Willem Van Rooy, from Maryland and the Netherlands respectively, were charged with cyber crimes for the attacks that brought both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network down in the holiday season of 2014. The two were charged in federal court for "conspiring to cause damage to protected computers," and the Department of Justice has also seized four domain names including Buchta was arrested last month and ordered to appear in Chicago before a judge.

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Back in June, Activision announced a brand new Skylanders game that would allow fans to create their own characters. Starting on October 16th, when Skylanders Imaginators launches in North America, the company will allow you to pay $50 to have your own creations 3D-printed by Shapeways, a company that specializes in 3D printing. On top of this, you can get your Skylander printed on a t-shirt for $25 or on a card for $15.

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The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and a new game is sitting atop the charts. FIFA 17 came in at both first place (on PlayStation 4) and fifth place (on PlayStation 3), selling just under 70,000 copies between the two versions. It was a relatively quiet week otherwise, as no other new titles eclipsed 15,000 sales, and Persona 5 and Yo-kai Watch 3 continued to chart high weeks after launch.

In hardware, sales were down for every single home console and handheld (including individual models) when compared to last week. PlayStation 4 easily took the top spot again, despite a decline of over 13,000 sales from last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Minecraft has been out for years, and it's still one of the most popular video games in the world. Microsoft has helped prolong the success of the sandbox game with regular updates (some free and some as paid DLC) adding in new features and content, including textures, music, pre-made worlds, and more. Minecraft is getting a double dose of new content tomorrow, including a paid Chinese Mythology mash-up pack and a free update that adds polar bears, banners, igloos, and more. 4J Studios has released a new trailer for the update, and you can check it out by clicking below!

In the latest addition to the LEGO video game franchise, LEGO Dimensions, players are now able to go head to head in four person competitive multiplayer called Battle Arenas. Players can take each other on in 21 different arenas and in the 4 different game types called "Capture the Flag," "Objective," "Base Bash," and finally "Tick, Tag, and Boom." Each of the Battle Arenas in new expansion packs are still compatible with the original Starter Pack.

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We are currently in the throes of September this week, with only a mere two days left until the Autumnal month of October rears its leaf-ridden head. Much like every month of the year, the beginning of October means there is a brand new list of free games for PlayStation Plus members to get their hands on. Considering the limited selection of recent months, October may prove to be the most exciting month we have seen in a while.

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The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another solid week for PlayStation 4. Sony's console dropped in sales from 96,000 to just under 50,000 (following a huge spiked caused by the new model), but it still easily took the top hardware spot. In fact, Media Create's life-to-date sales breakdown shows that PlayStation 4 has now passed Wii U for total sales in Japan. PlayStation 4 has now sold 3,267,243 units in Japan to Wii U's 3,265,329, despite the fact that Wii U had a head start of over 14 months. You can check out the full sales breakdown by clicking below.

Pre-owned last-generation consoles will be on sale for absurdly low prices at GameStop for the next few days. With the company's new "Blast From the Past" sale, customers can buy a used Nintendo Wii console, along with Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports, for only $50. An Xbox 360 bundle that comes with three used games (Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag) is available for $50 as well. Most impressively, GameStop is also offering a catch-all console bundle with a Wii, an Xbox 360, and a PlayStation 3, which includes controllers for each console and an external hard drive for the Xbox 360, for only $160.

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Last year's PlayStation Experience was a big success, and fans expect this year to be no different. In the latest update on PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced that this year's PlayStation Experience will take place on December 3rd & 4th in Anaheim, California. Attendees will be able to get their hands on tons of PlayStation VR demos, PS4 games, developer panels, and more. The show will start at 10:00 AM on Saturday and end at 6:00 PM on Sunday with the Capcom Cup finals. Top qualifying players from the Capcom Pro Tour will duke it out for over $250,000 in prizes and the chance to be called Street Fighter V champ.

Check out their announcement video after the jump!

Crash Bandicoot hasn't received a lot of attention lately, but that is about to change as he will be included in the upcoming game Skylanders Imaginators in celebration of his 20th anniversary. Both Crash and his nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex are set to be featured in the game as playable characters and get their own level called Thumpin' Wumpa Island. Jennifer O'Neal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions, talked about Crash's inclusion in a recent interview with GameReactor.

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Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall was a success, attracting over 10 million players, but it could have been even more successful if it had launched on PlayStation platforms in addition to Xbox and Windows. Titanfall 2 will be available to Sony's audience, and if Respawn had their way, the original would have been as well. Speaking with PlayStation LifeStyle, Respawn Art Director Joel Emslie and Chief Operating Officer Dusty Welch revealed that they always wanted the first game on PlayStation platforms, but the situation was completely out of their hands. Hit the jump for more info!