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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:

PlayStation 4 – 375,000 units
Xbox One – 350,000 units
Wii U – 60,000 units (would be up 5% year-over-year)

Pachter also says that fall/holiday titles from 2013 will drive software sales for January. These include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, EA Sports’ titles, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Just Dance 2014, NBA 2K14 and GTA V.

Overall, software sales are anticipated to fall by 20 percent – $300 million this year compared to last year’s $373 million.

A continued decline in sales isn’t expect for the rest of 2014, Pachter says.

“In a nutshell, we think that the rapid ramp in sell-through for next generation consoles will cause an unprecedented ramp in next generation software sales, and notwithstanding current generation software sales weakness, we expect overall industry software sales to rebound into positive territory later this year. We believe this rebound is not only sustainable, but we expect it to be dramatic in the back half of the year, with double-digit gains expected.”

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has performed well for Ubisoft. Since its release, the game has shipped 10 million copies, the publisher confirmed today in its third quarter 2013 – 2014 report.

In other news, the Just Dance franchise shipped 6 million units during the third quarter. Ubisoft says the series’ success demonstrates how it continues to be “the leading casual game brand for consoles”.

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The latest Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Wii U

1. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
2. New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo
4. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Nintendo
5. Rayman Legends – Ubisoft
6. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Nintendo Land – Nintendo
8. Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
9. Wii Party U – Nintendo
10. Sports Connection – Ubisoft

3DS

1. Mario Party: Island Tour – Nintendo
2. Pokemon X – Nintendo
3. Pokemon Y – Nintendo
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
5. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Nintendo
6. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
8. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
9. Bravely Default – Nintendo
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LWTWTitleFormatLabelPublisher
1FABLE: ANNIVERSARYXB360MICROSOFTMICROSOFT
22FIFA 14PS4EA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
33MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITIONXB360MICROSOFTMICROSOFT
14TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITIONPS4SQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIX EUROPE
55CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSXB360ACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
76KILLZONE: SHADOW FALLPS4SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
207GRAND THEFT AUTO VPS3ROCKSTARTAKE 2
138GRAN TURISMO 6PS3SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
169GRAND THEFT AUTO VXB360ROCKSTARTAKE 2
610CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSPS4ACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
911BATTLEFIELD 4PS4EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
1112CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSPS3ACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1013FIFA 14XB ONEEA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
1214LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESXB360WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
415TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITIONXB ONESQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIX EUROPE
816FIFA 14XB360EA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
1417BATTLEFIELD 4XB ONEEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
1918FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014PCSEGASEGA
1719ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGPS4UBISOFTUBISOFT
1820CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSXB ONEACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1521FIFA 14PS3EA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
2122FORZA MOTORSPORT 5XB ONEMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
2323NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALSPS4EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
2524LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESPS3WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2925KNACKPS4SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2426LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESPS4WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2827WWE 2K14XB3602K SPORTSTAKE 2
2628DEAD RISING 3XB ONEMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
3729ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINESXB360SEGASEGA
2730MARIO PARTY: ISLAND TOUR3DSNINTENDONINTENDO
2231BATTLEFIELD 4XB360EA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
32BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINSPS3WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3133RYSE: SON OF ROMEXB ONEMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
3934POKEMON X3DSNINTENDONINTENDO
3835POKEMON Y3DSNINTENDONINTENDO
3436THE LAST OF USPS3SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
37BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINSXB360WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
38JUST DANCE 2014WIIUBISOFTUBISOFT
39SAINTS ROW IVXB360DEEP SILVERKOCH MEDIA
3340ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGXB ONEUBISOFTUBISOFT

All formats

LWTWTitleDeveloperLabelPublisher
21FIFA 14EA CANADAEA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
32CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTSINFINITY WARDACTIVISIONACTIVISION BLIZZARD
3FABLE: ANNIVERSARYLIONHEAD STUDIOSMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
14TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITIONCRYSTAL DYNAMICSSQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIX EUROPE
55LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROESTRAVELLER’S TALESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
86GRAND THEFT AUTO VROCKSTAR NORTHROCKSTARTAKE 2
47BATTLEFIELD 4DIGITAL ILLUSIONSEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
78MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION4J STUDIOSMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
109KILLZONE: SHADOW FALLGUERRILLA GAMESSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
610ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAGUBISOFT (MONTREAL)UBISOFTUBISOFT
1111GRAN TURISMO 6POLYPHONY DIGITALSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
912NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALSGHOST GAMESEA GAMESELECTRONIC ARTS
1913BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINSWB GAMES MONTREALWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2714MADDEN NFL 25EA TIBURONEA SPORTSELECTRONIC ARTS
1215NBA 2K14VISUAL CONCEPTS2K SPORTSTAKE 2
1316WWE 2K14YUKE’S2K SPORTSTAKE 2
1617ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINESGEARBOX SOFTWARESEGASEGA
1418FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014SPORTS INTERACTIVESEGASEGA
1719LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROESTRAVELLER’S TALESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1520FORZA MOTORSPORT 5TURN 10 STUDIOSMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
1821DISNEY INFINITYAVALANCHE SOFTWAREDISNEY INFINITYDISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
2422JUST DANCE 2014UBISOFT (FRANCE)UBISOFTUBISOFT
2323TOMB RAIDERCRYSTAL DYNAMICSSQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIX EUROPE
2624SAINTS ROW IVDEEP SILVER VOLITIONDEEP SILVERKOCH MEDIA
2925KNACKSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2226SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCEVICARIOUS VISIONSSKYLANDERSACTIVISION BLIZZARD
2827LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGSTRAVELLER’S TALESWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3328RAYMAN LEGENDSUBISOFT (FRANCE)UBISOFTUBISOFT
2129DEAD RISING 3CAPCOM VANCOUVERMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
2530MARIO PARTY: ISLAND TOURND CUBENINTENDONINTENDO
3031RYSE: SON OF ROMECRYTEKMICROSOFTMICROSOFT
3732POKEMON XGAME FREAKNINTENDONINTENDO
3533POKEMON YGAME FREAKNINTENDONINTENDO
3634LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGATRAVELLER’S TALESXBOX 360 CLASSICSDISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
3835SONIC GENERATIONSSONIC TEAMXBOX 360 CLASSICSSEGA
3236MAX PAYNE 3ROCKSTAR VANCOUVERROCKSTARTAKE 2
3937SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMEDSUMO DIGITALXBOX 360 CLASSICSSEGA
3138THE LAST OF USNAUGHTY DOGSONY COMPUTER ENT.SONY COMPUTER ENT.
39INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US ULTIMATE ED.HIGH VOLTAGEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVEWARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
4040TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLISTUBISOFT (TORONTO)UBISOFTUBISOFT

Source 1, Source 2

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

01./00. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) – 269.940 / NEW <80,83%>
02./00. [PS3] Diablo III (Square Enix) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) – 41.727 / NEW
03./02. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 39.166 / 392.457 (-32%)
04./00. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.01.30} (¥6.729) – 33.749 / NEW
05./01. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 # (Capcom) {2014.01.23} (¥6.990) – 30.202 / 206.515 (-83%)
06./07. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 27.670 / 373.199 (+58%)
07./03. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z
(GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 26.125 / 1.326.903 (-27%)
08./00. [3DS] Toushin Toshi
(Image Epoch) {2014.01.30} (¥6.279) – 23.036 / NEW
09./00. [PSV] Amagami (EBKore+) (Kadokawa Games) {2014.01.30} (¥5.040) – 20.519 / NEW
10./09. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 14.950 / 3.925.609 (-12%)
11./08. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) – 13.428 / 234.677 (-22%)
12./04. [PS3] Saints Row IV
(Spike Chunsoft) {2014.01.23} (¥5.980) – 10.672 / 45.158 (-69%)
13./10. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 10.048 / 366.541 (-33%)
14./14. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 8.697 / 259.893 (-6%)
15./05. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} (¥7.480) – 7.910 / 38.102 (-74%)
16./15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 7.278 / 3.208.411 (-12%)
17./00. [PSP] Shinobi, Koutsutsu # (Idea Factory) {2014.01.30} (¥6.090) – 7.174 / NEW
18./11. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2013.12.26} (¥7.140) – 6.913 / 273.084 (-34%)
19./16. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 6.566 / 477.253 (-14%)
20./17. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
(Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 6.492 / 695.906 (-10%)

Capcom’s latest financial results are in, and they bring encouraging news for a quartet of Nintendo-related titles.

Monster Hunter 4 saw “overwhelming popularity,” according to the company. The game ended up “creating a huge buzz even comparable to a sort of social phenomenon”.

Capcom also says that Resident Evil: Revelations HD and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies also reached their projected sales.

DuckTales Remastered sold quite well, too. According to Capcom, the remake experienced a “better-than-expected performance”.

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Since launch, SEGA has shipped around 640,000 copies of Sonic Lost World. That’s combined sales of both versions – Wii U and 3DS.

In its latest financial report, SEGA said “sales were low due to the harsh market environment.”

SEGA just announced its next game in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom, for Wii U and 3DS. A release date for the title hasn’t been confirmed at this time.

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We’ve got some financial news for you today, this time from the Disney corner of the market: Disney Interactive’s Disney Infinity game– the Skylanders-inspired toy-based adventure sandbox– is raking in a ton of money, taking company profits from about $9 million at this time last year to $55 million in the last three months of 2013. Here are the full details:

– Disney games division brought in $403 million in revenue
– 38% increase in sales year-over-year
Disney Infinity is the primary driver of this
– Profits are up by $46 million over this time last year
– $9 million in profit in FY3/2013 vs. $55 million in profit in FY3/2014.

Via CVG

Having trouble locating Rune Factory 4 in stores? There’s a reason for that: the game has been selling quite well.

On Facebook, XSEED mentioned that Rune Factory 4 has sold “well beyond” the publisher’s expectations – so much so that it’s been tough to find a physical copy. XSEED is now working on restocking product “as quickly as possible”. More copies should arrive “soon”.

The company’s message in full:

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Since Skylanders made its debut, the series has grossed over $2 billion worldwide for Activision. That figure is as of December 31 of last year. According to Activision, roughly 175 million Skylanders toys have also been sold.

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