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After Sony said that the stock issues are resolved, PS5 sales skyrocketed in Japan

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The PS5’s performance in Japan was notable for a time, but after claiming to have fixed the system’s supply problems, the console has recently taken off. To be clear, it is not even up for discussion. It is still a million miles away from the vastly superior Nintendo Switch. However, it’s doing a helluva lot better, and that’s worth mentioning.

Over 70,000 new-generation consoles were sold to consumers by the PlayStation manufacturer between December 12 and December 18, which is a commendable amount. Sony is still well behind Nintendo in terms of sales of Switch units (about 170,000 were sold), so this is not the complete butt-stomping we’ve grown accustomed to.

Software sales appear to be increasing as well. For instance, with 54,522 units sold, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, the week’s major new release, had the best sales performance on the PS5. The PS4 edition sold 53,481 units, while the Switch port managed 48,527 sales, making all three versions of the game successful, in our opinion.

Sony recently stated that it has fixed the PS5’s stock concerns and will boost supplies to its home country of Japan. Numbers clearly reflect this, and it’s encouraging to see the platform owner recently experiencing a little bit more success in its own market. Let’s hope it can continue to provide these figures in the future.

Software Sales

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 260,784 (3,963,266)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 68,927 (3,566,641)
  3. [PS5] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix, 12/13/22) – 54,522 (New)
  4. [PS4] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix, 12/13/22) – 53,481 (New)
  5. [NSW] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix, 12/13/22) – 48,527 (New)
  6. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 33,006 (843,257)
  7. [NSW] Dragon Quest Treasures (Square Enix, 12/09/22) – 31,656 (175,306)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 23,343 (2,922,071)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 22,740 (4,972,488)
  10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 15,060 (46,173)
  11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 12,598 (5,043,043)
  12. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 12,092 (130,031)
  13. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 11,522 (95,086)
  14. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 11,231 (1,092,131)
  15. [NSW] Ishu Saikyou Ou Zukan: Battle Colosseum (Nippon Columbia, 12/15/22) – 11,201 (New)
  16. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 11,124 (949,632)
  17. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 10,142 (7,377,389)
  18. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 9,485 (64,150)
  19. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 9,348 (2,762,507)
  20. [NSW] FIFA 23 Legacy Edition (EA, 09/30/22) – 8,011 (50,742)
  21. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 7,864 (206,233)
  22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 4,724 (1,099,254)
  23. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 4,463 (245,782)
  24. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 4,425 (1,046,047)
  25. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 4,250 (3,312,038)
  26. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,941 (2,107,932)
  27. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 3,853 (181,216)
  28. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Special Price (SEGA, 11/17/22) – 3,561 (13,233)
  29. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 3,940 (45,761)
  30. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 3,372 (1,258,486)

Hardware Sales

  1. Switch OLED Model – 97,909 (3,488,037)
  2. PS5 – 64,420 (2,000,593)
  3. Switch – 47,125 (19,005,911)
  4. Switch Lite – 28,049 (5,066,543)
  5. PS5 Digital Edition – 6,076 (307,977)
  6. PS4 – 3,161 (7,838,883)
  7. Xbox Series S – 875 (225,206)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 48 (1,189,473)
  9. Xbox Series X – 35 (172,080)

 

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The director of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is making a final plea to content creators regarding spoilers

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is on the horizon, with our review already available. There’s just one week left until the game’s official release on February 29th, exclusively on PS5. This highly anticipated sequel to Remake, based on one of the most beloved video game stories, is best experienced without any spoilers, according to creative director Tetsuya Nomura.

On Twitter, Nomura made a final request for players and content creators to avoid spoiling the game for others, especially on social media and video-sharing platforms, where spoilers can spread rapidly. Naturally, there’s a specific moment that everyone is eagerly anticipating to see how it will compare to the 1997 original, and it’s bound to be quite chaotic on launch day. Nevertheless, Nomura still holds onto a glimmer of hope for humanity and has made a seemingly impossible request for content creators to exercise a degree of restraint.

It’s important to remember to include spoiler warnings when sharing content related to the game’s story on social media and video-sharing sites to avoid spoiling the experience for others. I would greatly appreciate it if you could avoid using scenes from important parts of the story in your video thumbnails.

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Nomura points out that the developers intentionally did not limit the recording and sharing features of the PS5 for any aspect of the game. They believe players should have the freedom to share and discuss their favorite gameplay moments. It remains to be seen if that trust was justified.

Do you think players and content creators will follow Nomura’s request and minimize spoilers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Xbox may want to become more acquainted with the Platinum Trophies on PS5 and PS4

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Obsidian’s first Xbox game, Pentiment, a historical adventure, is now available on the PS5 and PS4. From what we’ve seen, this port of a highly popular game seems to be solid, and we aim to provide you with a review soon. Meanwhile, one aspect caught our attention regarding the conversion that Microsoft may need to address in the future.

Pentiment’s list of Trophies perfectly mirrors its Xbox Achievements, featuring identical descriptions, titles, and icons. There is a slight variation between the two versions: PlayStation offers 42 trophies to unlock, whereas Xbox provides 41 achievements to earn. The distinction lies in the Platinum Trophy, which is awarded once you have collected all the other trinkets in the set.

Since it’s not included in the original game, the developer has not named the trophy, so it appears as ‘PlatinumTrophy’ in the list. This has already generated amusement among Trophy enthusiast communities. “They chose such a basic name for the Platinum Trophy and somehow still messed it up,” a fan expressed.

This issue is quite insignificant in the bigger picture and could likely be fixed with a quick update or patch. As Microsoft gains more experience with PlayStation development, we hope their command of the Trophy system will improve. After all, those platinums are difficult to earn and deserve a more memorable name.

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Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon have been excluded from the final roster of WWE 22K24

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2K Sports unveiled the complete roster for the upcoming WWE 2K24, featuring more than 204 playable superstars, including 70 Legends who are no longer part of the main rosters, along with eight managers. However, fans were quick to point out the absence of some notable names from the list: 7-time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and former WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Lesnar was previously excluded from the Forty Years of WrestleMania edition.

Following accusations of sex trafficking against McMahon by a former WWE employee, a report from the Wall Street Journal brought the issue to light. Although Lesnar’s name was not directly mentioned in the proceedings, insiders informed the WSJ that he was the unidentified WWE champion in question. McMahon refuted the allegations but stepped down as WWE CEO the day following the federal lawsuit.

Nonetheless, Lesnar and McMahon will still be present in the game. GameSpot has reported that the Lesnar vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania 30 may be included in Showcase mode. It is speculated that another match already confirmed for Showcase mode (Stone Cold vs. The Rock, WrestleMania 17) will probably include an appearance from McMahon as well.

WWE 2K24 will be available for purchase on March 8th for PS5 and PS4, or March 5th for those interested in the Deluxe or WrestleMania editions.

 

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