The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and we have a new champion...sort of. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 on PlayStation 4 took the top spot, but the three different versions of Dragon Quest Builders took second, third, and fourth place, and their combined total easily eclipses the latest Naruto adventure.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 remained the top-selling device, although its numbers slipped a little from last week. Vita's sales were cut nearly in half from last week, allowing 3DS to pass it up for the number two spot if you combine the sales of all of its different models. Wii U, which is reportedly facing shortages in Japan, saw its sales drop all the way down to below 4,000. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Back during the days of console mascots, Sony had two competitors to Nintendo's Mario and Sega's Sonic: Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot. However, as Sony moved on to newer consoles, they left these two icons behind after selling the rights to these characters, which are currently held by Activision; Spyro was somewhat revitalized with the Skylanders games, but Crash hasn't gotten a new main-series title since 2008. However, if a recent tweet from one of the PlayStation Twitter accounts is anything to go by, that could change soon. Head inside for more.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below, a Square Enix/Koei Tecmo team-up that blends the world and characters of Dragon Quest with the action-packed battlefields of Dynasty Warriors, has been a massive success. Square Enix isn't wasting any time capitalizing on their new spin-off hit, as they've already got a sequel titled Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End slated to launch on May 27th.

Despite its fast-approaching release date, we still haven't seen anything from Dragon Quest Heroes II, but that's finally changing. Square Enix has announced that the first trailer for the game (which is headed to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita) will drop on February 24th at 3:00 PM Japan time. Additionally, they finally released a batch of screenshots and character art, giving us our first look at the game. You can check them out by clicking below!

TT Games has been developing the LEGO Star Wars franchise for over a decade. And just by looking at the new screenshots for the latest entry in the series, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's clear how far they have come. These screenshots feature characters from the film, including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Rey, and Finn. Besides the content of the seventh film, this new game will canonically expand the story of The Force Awakens and will also feature some bonus levels from the original trilogy, which you can see in the new screenshots. The game will be released for current and last gen systems on June 28th.

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Square Enix has released a remake of Final Fantasy Adventures for iOS and Android platforms called Adventures of Mana. The new title is a 1:1 recreation of the original Game Boy title. While American players are limited to smartphones, Japanese consumers have the option to purchase a Vita version of the title. Square Enix is exploring the possibility of releasing the game on Sony's handheld in the west, though no promises have been made yet. Adventures of Mana costs a hefty fourteen dollars, but word is that the remake preserves the original incredibly well.

LEGO is taking a big risk on an unknown property later this year. The independent film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting a LEGO game in June despite its measly reputation as only the third highest grossing film of all time. It's great to see LEGO tackle a project as iffy as this one. What's more, the upcoming game will feature six missions that serve as canonical backstory to The Force Awakens, including the mysterious mystery of how C-3P0 got his red arm.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the latest Dragon Quest spin-off is a huge hit! Minecraft-esque 3DS title Dragon Quest Builders easily debuted at number one on PlayStation Vita, but it also took second place on PlayStation 4 and fourth place on PlayStation 3. In total, it sold over 372,000 copies at launch.

This strong launch (coupled with a few other new releases) gave Sony a nice boost in the region. PlayStation Vita sales skyrocketed from just under 15,000 sales to over 45,000. PlayStation 4 sales also got a boost, jumping from 24,000 to 32,000. 3DS and Wii U sales declined week over week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The LEGO games have always been enjoyable, if not overtly simplistic, romps through block-ified versions of our favorite worlds. Regardless of whether you or your children love them, without LEGO Star Wars, they would not exist at all. That's why it is incredibly exciting to report that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been announced today by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

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Last week, Sony announced that Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment LLC were merging to become one entity known as Sony Interactive Entertainment. Following the merger announcement, Sony also stated that Sony Interactive Entertainment would be moving its headquarters to San Mateo, California. During Sony's latest quarterly earnings call, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida stated that games will be the main focus of Sony Interactive Entertainment. In addition to the games, Yoshida-san said that music, video, PS Vue, and other mediums will be areas that they would like to expand and develop.

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Capcom recently announced that Breath of Fire 3's PlayStation Portable port will finally be available in America next month. It won't be the first time that this RPG has appeared in North America, since the original PlayStation version was released worldwide, however the PSP port never made it there when it was released 10 years ago. The game will be available for $9.99 USD on PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV, and it's certainly a must-have for RPG lovers!

If there's one game to rival the moving goalpost that is Half-Life 3, it is Beyond Good & Evil 2, a game that most people have accepted is never going to come out. Except it will one day, says the series creator Michael Ancel. In a conversation with Double Fine mastermind Tim Schafer, Ancel revealed that he continues to work on the game, though it's proven to be a fickle project to nail creatively. Head inside for the quote.

As February fast approaches us, so too does another lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Yesterday, Sony revealed the full lineup of six games, which will be available on February 2nd. PlayStation 4 users will be able to download Nom Nom Galaxy and Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back, which is also compatible with the PlayStation 3 and Vita. If you have a PlayStation 3, you'll be able to grab Grid Autosport and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Lastly, Vita fans can claim Nova-111 and Lemmings Touch. You can check out the promo video for the PlayStation 4 lineup after the jump.

The latest weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and this time around it was a battle of previously-released games. Yakuza: Kiwami (a greatly expanded remake of the original Yakuza) easily won, taking the top spot with its PlayStation 4 release and the second spot with its PlayStation 3 release. Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS (a port of Wii U title Hyrule Warriors with added content) came in third. Just Cause 3 broke the cycle at number four, but the top five was rounded out by another re-release, Resident Evil: Origins Collection. You can check out a full breakdown by clicking below.

PlayStation has for years been run by two separate corporate entities, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment LLC. However, as of yesterday, both companies are combining into one company called Sony Interactive Entertainment. This company is set apart from Sony, but it is not cutting all of its ties with its parent company just yet. For now not much will actually change with PlayStation, besides the company moving its headquarters to San Mateo, California.

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Comcept's spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega ManMighty No. 9 – was officially set to launch two weeks from now on February 9th. The Kickstarter-funded game that breached $4 million in total crowdfunding had already been delayed twice from a Spring and Fall launch last year due to bugs and other issues cropping up in the game's online features.

But despite Keiji Inafune's assurances in October that Mighty No. 9 would not be delayed again, a new Kickstarter update has announced that this will unfortunately be the case. The delay is again due to these same online issues, leaving the release date as a vague Spring 2016.

Read on after the jump for Inafune's explanation on the matter.