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The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was a good one for Sony. After PlayStation 4 sales plummeted to their lowest point ever last week, Persona 5 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 dominated the charts (taking the top four spots between their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions) and gave Sony's console an enormous boost. After selling just 560 units last week, PlayStation 4 racked up 96,433 sales this week.

Outside of Persona 5 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, it was an underwhelming week for software. No other new titles were able to sell even 10,000 units, and BioShock: The Collection sold just 5,544 at launch. As such, many older titles (including Minecraft, Splatoon, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf) charted this week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

Final Fantasy XV may be one of the most anticipated titles of the year, but before it arrives in November there will be another Final Fantasy adventure coming out. World of Final Fantasy features new characters Lann and Reynn as they explore a world inhabited by all sorts of monsters, summons, and characters from all over the main series of games. While many trailers for the game so far have given a light-hearted, humorous vibe to the game, a new video released for Tokyo Game Show instead focuses on the siblings' struggles in the world, hinting at a much deeper story than might have been expected.

Make the jump to check it out!

Last year's Dragon Ball Xenoverse was the biggest Dragon Ball video game adventure yet, and it's getting a sequel with double the quests. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 launches on October 25th, and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment showed off even more footage of the upcoming game at Tokyo Game Show this week. An extensive new trailer gives players another look at the game's combat and cutscenes, including a mixture of iconic moments from the anime and movies and original content. You can check it out by clicking below!

One of the first great Kickstarter success stories, Shovel Knight is still alive and kicking almost two years after its initial launch. Yacht Club Games' retro platformer/RPG-lite ode to the 8-bit era has stuck around in the conversation for a while, and it seems like it won't be leaving anytime soon. The studio has announced that Shovel Knight's next DLC expansion is titled Specter of Torment and will launch sometime in the spring of 2017. Though the DLC was initially supposed to arrive sometime this year, a short delay is an incidental disappointment to the polish that Yacht Club has routinely demonstrated. Specter of Torment will be free to download for Shovel Knight owners, and a third expansion is still on the way.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, and it was a historically disappointing week for the Japanese market. Yo-kai Watch 3 continued to top the software charts (despite a significant drop-off in sales compared to previous entries in the franchise), and no other games managed to sell 20,000 copies, but that wasn't the biggest disappointment.

Hardware sales dropped almost across the board (only Vita and Xbox One avoided a decline), and PlayStation 4 sold an astonishingly-low 560 units for the week. Those sales will presumably pick up in the coming weeks when the new model launches. In the meantime, analyst Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners reports that this is the single worst week for Japanese hardware sales on record. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

It's been a little less than a year since Spike Chunsoft revealed New Danganronpa V3: A New Semester's Killing Life alongside the anime that would serve as the conclusion of the original story, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy, which is currently airing. Now, the developer's behind the popular murder mystery series have shown off a new trailer for New Danganronpa V3 that reveals the entire cast of characters.

Watch the trailer after the jump to take a look at the cast for yourself!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a spiritual successor to Castlevania, was one of the highest-funded Kickstarter games of all time. Fans are eagerly anticipating the launch of developer Koji Igarashi's passion project, but unfortunately that wait has just been extended. In a Kickstarter update to fans, Igarashi announced that Bloodstained has been delayed to "absolutely guarantee the game is done right the first time." Igarashi is recruiting more developers to the team to ease this process, and they're now targeting a release in the first half of 2018.

Hyper Light Drifter, the critically acclaimed 8-bit action RPG, will unfortunately not be coming to the Wii U or the PlayStation Vita as previously planned. Alex Preston, the game's creator, recently released a video explaining that due to his heart condition and lack of treatment during development he would be unable to complete the estimated six additional months necessary for a Wii U and Vita port.

Of course, it's not just health issues preventing a Wii U version. The game's engine has not been ported to the Wii U because the engine's creator, YoYo Games, has yet to come to a satisfactory agreement with Nintendo. Both the Wii U and Vita versions would need to be rebuilt completely from the ground up.

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The weekly software and hardware sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another dismal week for the Japanese market. Only two new games (one of which was actually just a Game of the Year Edition re-release) managed to crack the top twenty, and neither of them came anywhere near 20,000 units sold. As such, Yo-kai Watch 3 enjoyed another week atop the charts, despite the fact that its sales have declined rather rapidly.

Hardware sales remained relatively unchanged from last week for 3DS and Wii U, while Vita saw a slight bump. PlayStation 4 sales plummeted two weeks ago, and that trend continued this past week, as Sony's home console sold less than 2,000 units in all of Japan. It looks like Japanese gamers are holding off on buying the console in anticipation of one or more new models being unveiled during today's PlayStation event. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below!

Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Super Sentai are a few superhero tokusatsu franchises that have come to define the genre in Japan. In the West, Super Sentai became what we know today as Saban's Power Rangers, which serves as the inspiration for Chroma Squad: a tactical RPG developed by Brazilian team Behold Studios. The game was released on Steam in 2015 and pays homage to the genre with a group of five stuntmen who left their day jobs to start their own tokusatsu company.

Now, Bandai Namco Entertainment is publishing the game for a more widespread release, as Chroma Squad will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, and iOS and Android mobile devices in early 2017. Check out the announcement trailer after the jump!

World of Final Fantasy is a game made exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita that aims to take everyone's favorite Final Fantasy characters and give them a chibi makeover. Since we're only a few months away from the release, Square Enix thought that PAX West 2016 would be the perfect event to show off a new trailer for the game. This short video shows off several characters, such as Cloud, Tidus, and Squall, fighting off monsters in an anime-styled cutscene.

You can check the trailer out for yourself after the jump!

PlayStation Plus gives its members free games every month on various Sony systems, and September will be no different—at least, not in that regard, as the service is getting a $10 price hike later this month. If that's not driven you off, however, you're in for some real treats, including the critically lauded Journey for both PlayStation 3 and 4. Other than that, there's also Lords of the Fallen for PS4, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and spooky platformer Datura for PS3, and Amnesia: Memories for Vita. Puzzle game Badland will also be available for all three platforms.

As always, Sony released a trailer showing off some of this month's games, so make the jump to check that out!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was an extremely underwhelming week for the Japanese market. After losing its spot atop the charts for three straight weeks, Level-5's Yo-kai Watch 3 is back to number one, but it still only sold 32,460 units for the week. No other titles eclipsed 25,000 sales, and No Man's Sky sold just 22,200 at launch.

The poor software sales translated into poor hardware sales as well, as every console and handheld saw declining sales this week. PlayStation 4 was hit particularly hard, dropping from over 17,000 sales to just under 6,000, despite having four new games in the top twenty. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Capcom's Monster Hunter MMO is getting another upgrade, and it's coming to a new platform. Monster Hunter Frontier Online launched back in 2007, and it was upgraded to Monster Hunter Frontier G in 2013. The online game is now set for another major update later this year, as Capcom has just announced Monster Hunter Frontier Z. Hit the jump for more!

Earlier this year, Koei Tecmo launched a video game adaptation of the immensely popular manga/anime series Attack on Titan in Japan, and today it finally launched in Europe. North America's launch follows in just a few days on August 30th, but in the meantime, you can check out the game's first fifteen minutes right now, courtesy of IGN. After a short story recap (highlighting the struggle between humanity and the Titans), protagonist Eren Yeager is outfitted with Omni-Directional Mobility Gear and begins his combat training. You can check it out by clicking below!