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We were already pretty aware of the fact that a lot of copies of Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 were sold in the last week of May. Now, the NPD Group has made it official by releasing their official report of the best-selling games of May 2014.
Not surprisingly, Watch Dogs took the gold while Mario Kart 8 had to settle for the silver. The top ten was populated by several other May releases including Wolfenstein: The New Order (#4) and Kirby: Triple Deluxe (#9). A retail release of Minecraft on the PS3 also pushed that game back into the top five (#5, to be exact).
According to Joystiq, the NPD Group also confirmed that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One for the fifth straight month. You can view the complete top ten list from the month of May after the break. (more…)
Gather all your friends, because its Sportsfriends time. The retro-inspired multiplayer game offers four unconventional twists on the standard sports game (including competitive pole vaulting, a Smash Bros./dodgeball mashup, and four-goal soccer) and pulls them all together in one awesome package for the PS3 and PS4. Speaking of sports, MLB 14: The Show has also been released for the PS4 and the acclaimed soccer management sim, Football Manager Classic 2014, is now available for the Vita.
The ancient sport of “killing lots of dudes” represents itself well in this week’s PlayStation Store update as God of War Collection (a compilation of God of War and God of War II) is now available for the Vita (as a PS3/Vita Cross-Buy game) and action RPG Bound By Flame has been released for the PS3 and PS4. Are you not entertained?
Finally this week, the beloved PS2 RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne has been added to the PS2 Classics storefront.
More information on all of these titles (and a few additional new releases) can be found after the break. A complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
This week’s new release report once again focuses on games that have found new homes. Games like…
- Borderlands 2. Gearbox’s insane shooter is now available on the Vita thanks to the Borderlands 2 Vita Bundle. A standalone version of the Vita port will be available next week.
- God of War Collection. The God of War and God of War II compilation has also been shrunk down to Vita size.
- MLB 14: The Show. Sony’s baseball simulation has made the next-generation leap to the PS4.
But there’s still a trio of NEW new releases this week as well. Bound By Flame, a medieval action RPG from Spiders Studio will be released this week for the PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. It will be joined by Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, the first new Tex Murphy game in over 15 years, and Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, a visual novel-style RPG for the PS3.
Naturally, a bunch of new games will be added to the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Live Store, and Steam throughout the week. We’ll talk more about those games soon.
Sony has released the first trailer for the PS4 version of MLB 14: The Show and, even though dozens of players make an appearance, there’s not a single New York Met among them. Not even the guy striking out! Anyway, be sure to check out the trailer above to get a glimpse of the awesome graphical power of the PS4 and the game’s “completely rebuilt stadiums, redone lighting engine (check out the self-shadowing at night), vastly more detailed crowds, grass and player hair rendered down to the last blade/strand, and much more.”
MLB 14: The Show will be available for the PS4 on May 6.
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as Sony has added almost ten games to their digital storefront.
PlayStation 4 owners will want to check out Mercenary Kings. The 2D shooter has been described as Borderlands meets Metal Slug and it has been inducted into the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you’re not a Plus subscriber, Mercenary Kings will set you back $19.99.
Over on the PS3, WB Games has re-released the formerly Vita-exclusive Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate as a “Deluxe Edition” on the PS3. The Batman side-scroller will be joined by another game that makes use of the 2D plane, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, the latest fighter from Arc System Works. And just in time for Opening Day, PS3 owners will also be able to download MLB 14: The Show today. MLB 14 is also available for the Vita, but it isn’t a Cross-Buy title. Speaking of the Vita, action RPG Ragnarok Odyssey Ace was added to the PS Store by XSEED. Like MLB 14, a PS3 version is also available.
Rounding out this week’s new releases is Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha Vs The Soulless Army, a PS2 Classic from Atlus’ long-running RPG series, and Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine, a kart racer starring NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.
Just three new retail releases this week, but all three can be considered very important to somebody.
Bethesda will release The Elder Scrolls Online for the PC on April 4. The MMORPG, the first for the franchise, has been a long time coming and fans are eager to see if it can stack up to the Skyrim and Oblivion. The Elder Scrolls Online is also in development for the PS4 and Xbox One and will be available in June.
With 2K dropping out of the baseball simulation competition, Sony will be releasing the year’s only baseball simulation this year, MLB 14: The Show. The PS3 and Vita versions of the game will be released on April 1 with a PS4 version planned for May.
Sony previously announced that the PS3 and Vita versions of MLB 14: The Show would step into the batter’s box on April 1. Now, the publisher has confirmed (via Facebook) that the PS4 edition of the game will be released on May 6.
MLB 14: The Show will feature several improvements over the PS3 and Vita versions of the game including full use of the PS4’s “Share Button.” The next-generation baseball sim will also feature a “graphical leap” over the PS3 version thanks to the PS4’s increased horsepower and an enhanced “beard rendering engine” to ensure that everyone’s facial hair is up to snuff.
Personally, I’d love to see a player like Brian Wilson do something absolutely insane with his beard just to test Sony’s new system.
Sony has released a new trailer for MLB 14: The Show, the latest entry in their venerable baseball simulation series, as well as an April 1 release date for the PS3 and Vita versions of the game. Those of you holding out for the PS4 version will have to wait a little longer, as Sony has optioned the next-generation edition to extended Spring Training… um… I mean a May 2014 launch.
You also might want to slide over to the PlayStation Blog for a few details on some of MLB 14: The Show’s revamped modes as well as a look at the impressive beards that the PS4 version of the game can output.