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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 July. The results can be found below.

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European Devil Survivor 2 pre-orders currently stand at 627 copies. Ghostlight will need to see roughly 1,800 reservations in order to go ahead with its plans to publish the RPG.

Pre-orders will remain open for just two more weeks. If the target isn’t reached by August 30, Devil Survivor 2’s launch in Europe will be in serious jeopardy.

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Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has provided his NPD hardware estimates for the month of July 2013.

Here’s the full roundup:

Estimated July hardware sales (year-on-year change)

3DS – 170,000 (29%)
Xbox 360 – 125,000 (-38%)
PS3 – 85,000 (-39%)
Wii – 35,000 (-50%)
Wii U – 30,000 (n/a)
PSP – 4,500 (-60%)
DS – 40,000 (-69%)
Vita – 20,000 (-58%)
PS2 – 500 (-14%)
Industry – 510,000 (-30%)

We’ll know if Pachter’s estimates were correct when the NPD report goes live this Thursday.

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LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 1 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
2 TALES OF XILLIA PS3 NAMCO BANDAI GAMES NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
3 3 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
2 4 THE LAST OF US PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 5 FIFA 13 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 6 MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS. 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
11 7 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
20 8 FIFA 13 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 9 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
30 10 THE SMURFS 2 DS UBISOFT UBISOFT
5 11 PIKMIN 3 WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
10 12 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS UBISOFT
22 13 TOMB RAIDER PS3 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
9 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS TAKE 2
7 15 THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE PC EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
21 16 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
14 17 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
15 18 TOMB RAIDER XB360 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
16 19 BATTLEFIELD 3 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
38 20 THE SMURFS 2 XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
12 21 FAR CRY 3 XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS UBISOFT
24 22 MAX PAYNE 3 XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
19 23 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
13 24 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
26 25 RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
40 26 THE SMURFS 2 WII UBISOFT UBISOFT
28 27 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 28 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
29 SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THE FULL PACKAGE XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS KOCH MEDIA
17 30 FAR CRY 3 PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
27 31 ASSASSIN’S CREED III PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
29 32 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 PC SEGA SEGA
18 33 MAX PAYNE 3 PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
34 34 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
37 35 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
35 36 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY XB360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
37 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE XB360 DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
23 38 MARIO KART 7 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
33 39 BIOSHOCK INFINITE XB360 2K GAMES TAKE 2
36 40 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
1 1 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
4 2 FIFA 13 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
5 3 THE SMURFS 2 UBISOFT (OSAKA) UBISOFT UBISOFT
4 TALES OF XILLIA NAMCO TALES STUDIO NAMCO BANDAI GAMES NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
3 5 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
2 6 THE LAST OF US NAUGHTY DOG SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
8 7 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 8 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
9 9 TOMB RAIDER CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
10 10 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT (MONTREAL) XBOX 360 CLASSICS UBISOFT
6 11 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
16 12 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED CRITERION GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
14 13 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV ROCKSTAR NORTH XBOX 360 CLASSICS TAKE 2
12 14 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 15 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
19 16 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
11 17 MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS. ALPHADREAM NINTENDO NINTENDO
18 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
17 19 BATTLEFIELD 3 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
29 20 SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THE FULL PACKAGE VOLITION XBOX 360 CLASSICS KOCH MEDIA
24 21 RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY ROCKSTAR SAN DIEGO ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
21 22 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 NEXT LEVEL GAMES NINTENDO NINTENDO
15 23 PIKMIN 3 NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
20 24 THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE THE SIMS STUDIO EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
23 25 GRID 2 CODEMASTERS CODEMASTERS CODEMASTERS
22 26 BIOSHOCK INFINITE IRRATIONAL GAMES 2K GAMES TAKE 2
36 27 CRYSIS 3 CRYTEK EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
30 28 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE TECHLAND DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
29 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA XBOX 360 CLASSICS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
33 30 HITMAN ABSOLUTION IO INTERACTIVE SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
27 31 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14 TIBURON ENTERTAINMENT EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
26 32 SKYLANDERS GIANTS TOYS FOR BOB SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
28 33 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS TRAVELLER’S TALES NINTENDO NINTENDO
34 DEAD SPACE 3 VISCERAL GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
25 35 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION SCEA SANTA MONICA SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
36 MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER DANGER CLOSE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
32 37 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 INFINITY WARD/SLEDGEHAMMER ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
38 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 CITY INTERACTIVE CITY INTERACTIVE CITY INTERACTIVE
39 REMEMBER ME DONTNOD ENTERTAINMENT CAPCOM CAPCOM
40 40 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US NETHERREALM STUDIOS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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Namco Bandai has sent out a new schedule confirming release dates for upcoming titles. You can find the full lineup in the graphic above.

Source: Namco Bandai PR


Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against HackYourConsole.com, it was announced today. This is yet another step in the company’s battle against piracy.

HackYourConsole sells unauthorized Nintendo titles as well as devices/services that circumvent security implemented in Wii and DS systems. The person in charge of the site additionally modifies Wii consoles to allow the play of illegal software for a certain fee.

HackYourConsole also intended to distribute 3DS Gateway cards (which act similarly to R4 devices) to more easily pave the way for illegally downloaded games. Nintendo noted in its announcement, “Game copying devices, such as the R4, severely undermine the sales of video games created by thousands of developers.”

You can find the full press release below.


This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 1 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
3 2 THE LAST OF US PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 3 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
5 4 MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS. 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
2 5 PIKMIN 3 WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
11 6 FIFA 13 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 7 THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE PC EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 8 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
9 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS TAKE 2
13 10 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS UBISOFT
21 11 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
10 12 FAR CRY 3 XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS UBISOFT
7 13 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
14 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
16 15 TOMB RAIDER XB360 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
19 16 BATTLEFIELD 3 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
18 17 FAR CRY 3 PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
23 18 MAX PAYNE 3 PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
20 19 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
35 20 FIFA 13 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
21 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
17 22 TOMB RAIDER PS3 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
15 23 MARIO KART 7 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
24 24 MAX PAYNE 3 XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
6 25 NEW SUPER LUIGI U WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
25 26 RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
29 27 ASSASSIN’S CREED III PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
30 28 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 PC SEGA SEGA
30 THE SMURFS 2 DS UBISOFT UBISOFT
31 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
34 32 GRAN TURISMO 5 ACADEMY EDITION PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
33 BIOSHOCK INFINITE XB360 2K GAMES TAKE 2
39 34 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
22 35 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY XB360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
36 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
27 37 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
38 THE SMURFS 2 XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
33 39 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
40 THE SMURFS 2 WII UBISOFT UBISOFT

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LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
1 1 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
3 2 THE LAST OF US NAUGHTY DOG SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 3 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
6 4 FIFA 13 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
25 5 THE SMURFS 2 UBISOFT (OSAKA) UBISOFT UBISOFT
7 6 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
10 7 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 8 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
9 9 TOMB RAIDER CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
11 10 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT (MONTREAL) XBOX 360 CLASSICS UBISOFT
5 11 MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS. ALPHADREAM NINTENDO NINTENDO
15 12 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
14 13 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
12 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV ROCKSTAR NORTH XBOX 360 CLASSICS TAKE 2
2 15 PIKMIN 3 NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
20 16 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED CRITERION GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
19 17 BATTLEFIELD 3 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
17 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
8 19 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 20 THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE THE SIMS STUDIO EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
22 21 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 NEXT LEVEL GAMES NINTENDO NINTENDO
31 22 BIOSHOCK INFINITE IRRATIONAL GAMES 2K GAMES TAKE 2
29 23 GRID 2 CODEMASTERS CODEMASTERS CODEMASTERS
28 24 RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY ROCKSTAR SAN DIEGO ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
21 25 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION SCEA SANTA MONICA SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
23 26 SKYLANDERS GIANTS TOYS FOR BOB SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
26 27 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14 TIBURON ENTERTAINMENT EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
32 28 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS TRAVELLER’S TALES NINTENDO NINTENDO
29 SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THE FULL PACKAGE VOLITION XBOX 360 CLASSICS KOCH MEDIA
30 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE TECHLAND DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
27 31 MARIO KART 7 RETRO STUDIOS / NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
36 32 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 INFINITY WARD/SLEDGEHAMMER ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
39 33 HITMAN ABSOLUTION IO INTERACTIVE SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
34 SLEEPING DOGS UNITED FRONT GAMES XBOX 360 CLASSICS SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
34 35 THE WALKING DEAD TELLTALE GAMES TELLTALE GAMES TELLTALE GAMES
36 CRYSIS 3 CRYTEK EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
13 37 NEW SUPER LUIGI U NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
37 38 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SUMO DIGITAL SEGA SEGA
38 39 BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – GAME OF THE YEAR ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 40 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US NETHERREALM STUDIOS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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01./00. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 250.216 / NEW <65,76%>
02./00. [PS3] Dragon’s Crown (Atlus) {2013.07.25} (¥8.190) – 104.359 / NEW <94,73%>
03./00. [PSV] Dragon’s Crown
(Atlus) {2013.07.25} (¥8.190) – 71.083 / NEW <83,38%>
04./00. [PS3] The Witch and the Hundred Knights # (Nippon Ichi Software) {2013.07.25} (¥7.140) – 49.209 / NEW
05./01. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team #
(Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 43.721 / 143.694 (-56%)
06./05. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 22.821 / 1.309.467 (-15%)
07./02. [3DS] Youkai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 18.543 / 101.299 (-36%)
08./00. [3DS] Fantasy Life: Link!
(Level 5) {2013.07.25} (¥4.980) – 18.234 / NEW
09./00. [WIU] LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo) {2013.07.25} (¥5.985) – 18.199 / NEW
10./03. [WIU] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 14.161 / 135.393 (-50%)
11./06. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025
(D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 10.879 / 222.847 (-46%)
12./04. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom (Level 5) {2013.07.18} (¥4.400) – 10.796 / 38.038 (-60%)
13./11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 9.966 / 3.345.164 (-1%)
14./10. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 9.547 / 226.695 (-12%)
15./00. [PSP] Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri (Idea Factory) {2013.07.25} (¥6.090) – 9.252 / NEW
16./00. [3DS] Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (Nippon Columbia) {2013.07.25} (¥5.040) – 8.837 / NEW
17./07. [PSV] Toukiden # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥6.090) – 8.253 / 208.170 (-36%)
18./12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
(Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 8.147 / 842.538 (-13%)
19./14. [PSP] Dangan-Ronpa (PSP the Best) # (Spike) {2011.11.23} (¥2.940) – 7.507 / 105.158 (+16%)
20./09. [PSP] Toukiden (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥5.040) – 7.428 / 136.840 (-33%)


The Nintendo Treehouse is behind pretty much all localized titles that Nintendo puts out on its systems. Mario & Luigi is no exception. Fortunately, senior localization manager Nate Bihldorff says that the characters only require a few tweaks – no major recreations of characters are required:

“Conceptually, all the characters are generally just one tweak away from being awesome. It’s a matter of making it fit better.”