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While Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward ended up being a critical success, it didn't sell all too well in Japan, leaving the future of the series unknown. While the series was never officially cancelled, it was put on an indefinite hiatus, leaving fans in the dark as to when the presumed final game will come out. Despite all of this uncertainty, the game was officially announced during Anime Expo 2015.

Media Create tracks weekly software sales in Japan, and over at NeoGAF, total sales for all of 2014 have been compiled. This includes a list of the top-selling software for the year, as well as the top-selling software by publisher and platform. With a lot of hits on 3DS, Nintendo was the top publisher for the year and 3DS was the top platform by a long shot. Level-5 was a relatively close second, and Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Square Enix all followed, while The Pokémon Company just barely missed making it into the top five. You can check out more sales statistics from Japan by clicking below! 

Media Create tracks the weekly software sales in Japan, and with 2014 now fading in the rear view mirror, the total sales for the year have been compiled. Not surprisingly, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was the highest-selling game of the year, moving  more than 2.3 million units. Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS each eclipsed 2 million sales as well, and the other two versions of Yokai Watch 2 each landed in the top five as well, and even the original Yokai Watch game cracked the top ten. You can check out more Japanese sales data by clicking below!

PlayStation TV serves a variety of functions, including playing select Vita games, original PlayStation games, and PSP games, Remote Play from a PlayStation 4, and various different apps and streaming services, but it hasn't gained much traction in the West. That's bad news for Sony, but it's good news for the consumer, as Amazon has just slashed its price all the way down to $38. If you're interested in this multi-purpose device, you can head to Amazon now and pick it up for under $40 with no shipping charges. Pretty sweet deal!

Sony usually brings the big guns to Gamescom, putting on a show on par with its E3 press conference. However, this year they've chosen not to hold a Gamescom press conference at all. What's even more surprising is that it appears they won't even be attending the event in any form! The official Gamescom website allows you to search through the list of exhibitors, and currently Sony is not among them. Gamescom is still a month away, so it's possible that this could change, but as it currently stands, Sony will not be attending the biggest game show in their biggest market, Europe.

Aksys Games recently gave fans of the Zero Escape franchise the announcement we've all been waiting for! While the reveal of Zero Escape 3 was on Friday, fans at Anime Expo 2015 in Los Angeles were also treated to some details about the upcoming visual novel adventure game. The game's director Kotaro Uchikoshi held a panel on Saturday, where he revealed the origins of the name 4infinity, a few details about the story, and the first piece of official artwork!

Head inside to find out what he showcased!

Aksys Games officially announced the third title in the Zero Escape series of handheld adventure games at Los Angeles' Anime Expo convention. Zero Escape 3 will take place between 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. It will feature returning characters and fully English- and Japanese-voiced cinematics. The game is slated for a summer 2016 launch on both Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.

PlayStation Vita was pretty impressive from a hardware standpoint when it launched, but it has failed to gain much momentum in terms of sales. Sony slashed sales projections for the handheld multiple times in its first year on the market, and third-party support from AAA publishers dissolved almost instantly. Eventually, even Sony pulled support of the handheld. Even so, Vita has been a popular platform for indie developers. Sony President Shuhei Yoshida brought this up recently, stating that there's no shortage of indie games on the handheld, and it's a great platform to play games. Hit the jump for his thoughts.

As many Binding of Isaac: Rebirth fans already know, the Afterbirth DLC is currently being developed, which is said to greatly expand the game's content. In a recent update post on the game's main website, some upcoming features are shown off.

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Come July 7th, a brand new rotation of free games will become available to those currently subscribed to Sony's PlayStation Plus service!

For the PlayStation 4, the arena-based, futuristic vehicle sports title Rocket League and the RPG-inspired Styx: Master of Shadows are included, as well as a PlayStation 3 exclusive supernatural game called Rain. The PS Vita, on the other hand, will have the premiering Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved. More details on this month's lineup and the accompanying trailer are available after the jump!

It's been a long time since the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter first launched, and we're finally closing in on the game's release. If you backed the game on Kickstarter, you'll want to check your email, as Comcept is now sending out platform selection surveys. Simply answer a few basic questions (name, email, country, etc.) and select your platform of choice, and you're done! Download codes will be sent out to backers closer to the game's official release.

Plague of Shadows is the name of the first DLC that will be available for Shovel Knight. We already know you'll be able to play with a new story and gameplay. Now we've got a bit of insight on the Alchemy mechanic and how that works with the Plague Knight you'll control.

Read past the jump to learn about it!

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio will be live streaming an "E3 Restrospective Special" via Niconico at 10:00 PM JST on July 3. The presentation will be co-hosted by SCE Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida and Public Relations Coordinator Yasuhiro Kitao. While it hasn't been confirmed if any new information will be revealed, Yoshida and Kitao will be looking back on Sony's E3 showing, and trailers from their press conference will be replayed. Those who understand Japanese can follow the source to watch the Retrospective on Niconico.

Are you looking to pick up Sony's latest handheld console? Well, here's a deal that could be for you!

Currently, the PlayStation Vita is available on Amazon for $169.99; the regular price of the console is $199.99, so that's a savings of $30! So, if you're looking for a way to play your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 games, or if there are some Vita games that you've been itching to play, hit the jump to check out the deal!

Although it impressed at launch with its hardware and features, PlayStation Vita's sales numbers have been severely underwhelming. Vita launched in Japan in December of 2011 and globally a few months later. In the three and a half years since then, it has only sold an estimated 10 million units. For comparison, Nintendo 3DS has sold over 50 million units. With the hardware underselling, Sony's first-party support for the system has ceased almost entirely.

Even so, Sony has maintained a positive attitude about the handheld, frequently referring to its sales as healthy. Vita recently hit 4 million sales in Japan, its strongest region, and according to Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden, it sold better than expected in the US last year. Hit the jump for more!