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Media Create software sales (10/6 – 10/12) – Top 50

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 1.446.289 / NEW <85,40%>
02./01. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 76.392 / 1.557.829 (-28%)
03./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 57.583 / 2.712.909 (-8%)
04./02. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX #
(Square Enix) {2014.10.02} (¥7.179) – 21.158 / 106.093 (-75%)
05./00. [PS4] FIFA 15 # (Electronic Arts) {2014.10.09} (¥7.884) – 16.719 / NEW
06./00. [PS3] FIFA 15 #
(Electronic Arts) {2014.10.09} (¥7.884) – 16.149 / NEW
07./00. [PS4] Driveclub (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.10.09} (¥6.372) – 8.620 / NEW
08./05. [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.09.25} (¥7.020) – 7.184 / 93.113 (-53%)
09./13. [3DS] Nazotoki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu o Fukkatsu Saseyo!
(Bandai Namco Games) {2014.10.02} (¥5.119) – 6.106 / 12.845 (-9%)
10./06. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II # (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥7.344) – 5.021 / 102.905 (-57%)
11./07. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II #
(Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥8.424) – 4.330 / 79.473 (-55%)
12./00. [PSV] FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) {2014.10.09} (¥5.940) – 4.253 / NEW
13./04. [3DS] Kinki no Magna (Marvelous) {2014.10.02} (¥6.458) – 4.247 / 27.497 (-82%)
14./10. [PS3] Destiny (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 4.160 / 91.467 (-43%)
15./15. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) – 4.151 / 105.296 (-12%)
16./16. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 3.996 / 686.763 (-12%)
17./22. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 3.170 / 1.284.799 (-2%)
18./09. [PSV] Ar Nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star #
(Gust) {2014.10.02} (¥6.264) – 3.157 / 12.398 (-66%)
19./23. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 2.906 / 194.510 (-10%)
20./11. [WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven (Nintendo) {2014.09.27} (¥7.128) – 2.710 / 37.320 (-62%)

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September 2014 NPD: top 10 best-selling games in the U.S.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of September 2014. The results can be found below.

  1. Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  2. Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
  3. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
  4. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
  5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  6. NHL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  7. Minecraft (360, PS3)
  8. The Sims 4 (PC)
  9. Disney Infinity 2.0 (360, PS3, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One)
  10. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)

You can find more details from this month’s NPD report over on GamesBeat.

 

Media Create software sales (9/29 – 10/5) – Top 50

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 105.619 / 1.481.438 (-4%)
02./00. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX # (Square Enix) {2014.10.02} (¥7.179) – 84.935 / NEW <55,87%>
03./04. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke
(Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 62.887 / 2.655.326 (-6%)
04./00. [3DS] Kinki no Magna (Marvelous) {2014.10.02} (¥6.458) – 23.250 / NEW
05./03. [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.09.25} (¥7.020) – 15.334 / 85.930 (-78%)
06./02. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II # (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥7.344) – 11.600 / 97.884 (-87%)
07./05. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II #
(Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥8.424) – 9.645 / 75.143 (-85%)
08./00. [PS4] Omega Quintet #
(Compile Heart) {2014.10.02} (¥7.538) – 9.365 / NEW
09./00. [PSV] Ar Nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star #
(Gust) {2014.10.02} (¥6.264) – 9.240 / NEW
10./09. [PS3] Destiny (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 7.317 / 87.307 (-40%)
11./07. [WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven (Nintendo) {2014.09.27} (¥7.128) – 7.105 / 34.610 (-74%)
12./00. [PSV] Ciel Nosurge Offline: Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Uta # (Gust) {2014.10.02} (¥6.264) – 7.078 / NEW
13./00. [3DS] Nazotoki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu o Fukkatsu Saseyo! (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.10.02} (¥5.119) – 6.739 / NEW
14./06. [3DS] Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.25} (¥6.145) – 4.777 / 48.615 (-89%)
15./11. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) – 4.696 / 101.145 (-34%)
16./15. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 4.517 / 682.767 (-24%)
17./00. [PS3] F1 2014
(Codemasters) {2014.10.02} (¥7.992) – 4.366 / NEW
18./08. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin # (Aqua Plus) {2014.09.25} (¥6.264) – 3.843 / 20.303 (-77%)
19./13. [PS4] Destiny # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 3.442 / 114.214 (-47%)
20./12. [WIU] Bayonetta 2
(Nintendo) {2014.09.20} (¥8.316) – 3.398 / 49.196 (-51%)

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Factor 5 had a Star Wars trilogy compilation finished for Wii, but was cancelled

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During the latest Nintendo Voice Chat episode, IGN spoke with Julian Eggebrecht, who was the president of the now-defunct development studio Factor 5. Eggebrecht revealed details about a cancelled Star Wars trilogy compilation for Wii – titled Rogue Leaders – that was actually finished.

Here’s what was shared:

– Factor 5 was originally working on a trilogy compilation for the first Xbox
– This would have contained Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, and Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
– Factor 5 was interested in Wii given the advances of motion tech thanks to Wii MotionPlus
– The team tried resurrecting its cancelled Star Wars trilogy from the first Xbox
– Making the game work on a modern console was only a matter of tweaking the already-existing systems in the half-finished game

“…we had our old trilogy project, which we had fifty percent done, which was basically putting Rogue Leader and Rebel Strike with new content, [along] with fixing some of the mistakes, redoing completely the cameras, and everything.”

– Factor 5 wanted the game to work with the GameCube controller and a few Wii peripherals
– The team “wanted to support every single control that you could imagine.”
– During flight sequences, you could have the Mario Kart wheel control your X-Wing together with the balance board to control the pedals
– There was space combat, speeder bike racing levels, third-person action sequences, and even lightsaber battles making the most of the Wii Motion Plus’ 1:1 controls
– New graphics engine allowed for 60 FPS with a high visual fidelity

“Believe me, if you ever saw it running on the Wii at 60 [fps], it is by far – and I think I’m not overstating that – the technically most impressive thing you would ever see on [Wii].”

– Wii trilogy was finished, but the project was shut down
– The cancellation was because of the financial crisis of 2008 and the fact that the team had taken it upon themselves to self-fund the project in order to claim a larger “piece of the pie” once it was distributed
– Two potential publishers also went bankrupt and LucasArts was having “their own financial woes”
– IGN says multiple companies stepped in to help out with publishing, but financial hardship, legal snafus, and budgetary restrictions ultimately led to the project’s final cancellation.

– Eggebrecht loves the Wii U, but its unpredictable trajectory and licensing troubles make it unlikely

“Maybe sooner or later a hardware spot will be hit again, and we certainly would love to talk to Disney about it. And of course, with J.J.’s [Abrams] comeback to kind of the traditional trilogy feel, I think there’s going to be a lot of commotion around that. I just don’t know if we will be a part of it or not.”

 

Monster Hunter games don’t have a “Desire Sensor” as some have speculated

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Have you ever heard of something called the “Desire Sensor”? Those who have played the Monster Hunter titles have speculated about the sensor, which is programming within the games that can detect which loot players are searching for. The loot in question is then automatically made more difficult to find in order to keep gamers playing.

But no: there is no Desire Sensor in Monster Hunter. Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed to Siliconera that this “feature” does not exist.

Tsujimoto said:

“You should probably wear gloves when you play. Try not to sweat, because it’s sensing your nervousness from the sweat on your hands. To be honest, that’s something that’s a popular urban legend. We actually hear that a lot, but it’s just a form of confirmation bias. When you’re looking for something specific, it feels like you never come across it. I myself experience that while playing—we’re all on an even playing field.”

“That (Desire Sensor) is absolutely not a thing. What people are seeing is just confirmation bias.”

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Wii U’s GameCube Controller Adapter works with all games supported by the Wii Classic Controller/Pro, Wii U Pro Controller

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The Wii U’s GameCube Controller Adapter won’t just be compatible with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. As stated on Nintendo UK’s official store, the product works “with all games supported by the Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller.”

In other words, the adapter should be usable for a bunch of games. There are quite a few Wii U-specific games that support the Pro Controller, and there are plenty of other titles that are compatible with the Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro.

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