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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Square Enix's 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VIII had an incredible first week. The popular RPG sold over 584,000 copies at launch, and 3DS sales saw a huge boost as a result. Nintendo's handheld sold nearly 50,000 units for the week, easily topping the charts. PlayStation 4 also saw a slight sales boost this week, helped along by three new titles in the top twenty. Until Dawn debuted at number six on the charts, but sold less than 20,000. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

To celebrate the worldwide launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, LittleBigPlanet 3 has a brand new downloadable content pack featuring various costumes, such as Venom Snake, Ocelot, Quiet, and even a cardboard box disguise. You can grab one of the outfits alone for $1.99 USD, or you can purchase them all together in a $5.99 bundle (this is the only way to get the cardboard box costume). To get a closer look at the DLC, look no further than the announcement video embedded inside.

Destiny's new expansion, The Taken King, is set to be released on September 15. It comes with the usual things expansions have to offer: new missions, new weapons, and it even raises the level cap. There is also a new raid to go with it: "The King's Fall." Raids are complicated team-based missions which require a great deal of coordination and planning. However, it appears that this raid does not get released at the same time as the other content. Bungie hasn't revealed when the raid will be released, nor did they give a reason for the delay, so the only thing players can do is wait for it and level up to prepare.

Both Sony and Microsoft have had a very strong start to the young generation, with PlayStation 4 smashing sales records and quickly eclipsing 25 million global sales, and Xbox One outpacing its predecessor. By the NPD Group's count, combined sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are 50% higher than their predecessors in the US. This boost in early momentum has been especially beneficial for GameStop. During a recent conference call, COO Tony Bartel reported that PlayStation 4 sales are triple those of PlayStation 3 after 22 months, and Xbox One sales are nearly double those of Xbox 360. Click below for more!

There's been lots of Resident Evil news lately, including the announcement of a Resident Evil 2 remake and a bundle featuring Resident Evil HD Remaster and Resident Evil 0 HD, but that's not all Capcom has to announce. A new trailer for Resident Evil 0 HD has been released, showcasing a new game mode that lets you play as series villain Albert Wesker! You can check it out by clicking below.

If you still have your save data from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, you can now transfer that data over to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Transferring over your data will reportedly unlock in-game costumes like Solid Snake, Gray Fox, and the Sneaking Suit as well as recruits that can be used in your missions in The Phantom Pain.

You can check out the full list of recruits after the jump!

As some of you may know, Jar Jar Binks, the most famously annoying film character of all time, has been confirmed to be making an appearance in the upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0. GoNintendo has just released footage of him in regular gameplay.

Jar Jar Binks narrates every second of the game, and he is as annoying as you would expect. His high-pitched, unnecessary narration is certainly going to be a really funny hazard to play around with.

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Many a gamer loves the wonderful worlds of Nintendo and its diverse breadth of games to explore, and many stick very closely to Nintendo's offerings. But if a Nintendo fan wants to branch out, a good starting point can be hard to find. So we sat down to talk about ten great games that Nintendo fans would love—whether they were directly inspired by Nintendo's hits or simply offer some of the same magic—on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. So if you're looking for new games to play, check out the discussion video after the jump and try out some of these awesome Nintendo alternatives.

Retro-style indie hit Shovel Knight is already a top-notch platforming experience, but it's about to get bigger and better! Developer Yacht Club Games will be launching a free expansion for the game in September, letting players take control of the fan-favorite villain Plague Knight. Yacht Club Games brought the expansion to PAX, and IGN recorded footage of the upcoming content. You can check it out by clicking below!

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may very well be the last entry in the historic franchise by series creator Hideo Kojima, and he's definitely going out on top. The upcoming open-world tactical espionage game, which shows the transformation of Big Boss from hero into villain, has been pulling in impressive reviews all around, including four perfect reviews from Famitsu. Konami is feeling very confident about the latest Metal Gear adventure, so much so that marketing executive Jon Edwards is guaranteeing it to be the game of the year! You can check out his thoughts below.

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC gamers have been enjoying Mortal Kombat X for months, but the last gen version of the game wasn't planned to launch until later this year. Unfortunately, that bad news just got worse, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just announced that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game have been cancelled.

Developer High Voltage Software was working to create a last gen port of the game, but they were unable to succeed in their goal of keeping the game's quality in line with the current gen versions, so Warner Bros. opted to cancel the last gen version rather than release a sub-par product. You can check out a statement from the Community Admin of the game's official forums by clicking below.

Some members of the Disney Infinity team have recently revealed how they choose characters for the games. Jeff Bunker, the VP of art direction at Avalanche Studios, explains that the picking process starts with what the fans want. They hire community leaders to listen to fans, and they "really try to pay attention to what they’re telling us."

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Last month we got our first look at Minecraft: Story Mode, a story-driven take on Minecraft to be released episodically by Telltale Games. In Story Mode, gamers will play as a character named Jesse who can be either male or female. The game is currently playable in Beta form at PAX Prime in Seattle, and Telltale Games has announced that (in a first for a game they developed) players can choose between several different appearances for both the male and female versions of Jesse. A new batch of screenshots showcasing these different looks has been released, and you can check it out by clicking below!

Metal Gear Solid games, although often containing some very serious messages and moments, are widely known for their bizarre humor as well, and a staple of the series has been using a cardboard box to evade detection. In this spirit, a pair of new commercials for the game from PlayStation Japan depict a wedding in which the bride, groom, and father of the bride are all in cardboard boxes. Because, why not? You can check out these amusing commercials by clicking below!

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, likely Hideo Kojima's last entry in the franchise, is just five days away from launching. We've already seen the upcoming launch celebrated with an epic Kojima-directed trailer and an accolades trailer full of praise from critics, but Kojima still has something else planned. The legendary director revealed via Twitter that he's working with games journalist Geoff Keighley and Greg Miller of Kinda Funny Games to create a "commemoration video" for the game's launch. We look forward to seeing what they have in store!