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PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice helps boost sales for the game console

PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice helps boost sales for the game console

PlayStation Vita sales in Japan have experienced some good growth since last month, and most of it is thanks to the launch of a new game called Soul Sacrifice. The game debuted on March 7th in Japan, and it sold 105,000 units within its first week. It is estimated to have sold a total of 180,000 units through April 13th. The game was developed by Keiji Inafune, who has told IGN that a sequel is already in the talks.

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Zynga gets ready to shut down more games

Zynga gets ready to shut down more games

Zynga is getting ready to send several more of its games to the graveyard. Joining the recently deceased CityVille 2, The Friend Game, and Party Place are Zynga's previously popular games: The Ville, Empires & Allies, Dream Zoo, and Zynga City on Tencent. Zynga's Chief Operations Officer, David Ko, stated that Zynga decided to take an axe to these "under-performing" games in an effort to lower costs.

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Heavy Rain proves experimental games aren’t always unprofitable

Heavy Rain proves experimental games aren’t always unprofitable

At his keynote at Digital Dragons, Quantic Dream COO, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, stated that innovation and experimental games doesn't always result in unprofitable games. He cited Quantic Dream's PlayStation 3 game, Heavy Rain, as a prime example of that. He states that it cost a total of $40 million to produce, market, and distribute the game. The game successfully generated $100 million for Sony, making it extremely profitable.

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NPD lists the top ten best-selling games in March

NPD lists the top ten best-selling games in March

The NPD group has just released a list of the top ten best-selling games in March. The sales of the games were monitored from March 3rd to April 6th. BioShock Infinite topped the list, followed by Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, MLB 13: The Show, NBA 2K13, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

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Iron Man 3 game trailer shows off in-app purchases

Iron Man 3 game trailer shows off in-app purchases

The release date for the official Iron Man 3 game is quickly approaching. The game will launch next week on April 25, but in the meantime, Gameloft has been teasing us with various teaser trailers of the game, and today they released another one that shows off some of the various Iron Man suits you can strap on, as well as other in-app purchases.

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Limited Edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL may be heading your way

Limited Edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL may be heading your way

For those of you who love Animal Crossing, and are planning on grabbing Animal Crossing: New Leaf as soon as it comes out for the 3DS, here's some great news for you. The limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing Bundle will most likely be making its way to you. So far, it's only been confirmed for the UK, however, there's speculation that the bundle will also be making its way to the United States, and various European countries.

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Dark Souls sells over 2.3 million copies worldwide

Dark Souls sells over 2.3 million copies worldwide

Action-RPG Dark Souls has sold an estimated 2,367,000 copies worldwide, according to the executive director of "From Software" (Dark Soul's publisher in Japan), Eiichi Nakajima. The sales have amazed From Software so much that it decided to launch an Xbox 360 version of the game in Japan. While the game was released for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 overseas, it was only limited to the PS3 in Japan.

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GameStick shipments delayed until the end of June

GameStick shipments delayed until the end of June

PlayJam has announced that GameStick shipments will be facing a delay and that customers can expect the device to ship to them by the end of June. The main reason for the delay is due to the huge demand for the device. PlayJam only planned for the demand to be around 1,000 units, however they were extremely surprised when orders began reaching the tens of thousands of units.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

InXile's Torment: Tides of Numenera has made Kickstarter history by becoming the most-funded Kickstarter game ever. It initially only had plans of raising $900,000, but gamers were so impressed with the idea of the game that 74,405 backers ended up pledging $4,188,927 to support the project. The total amount InXile received is more than 4.5x its initial goal, and it plans on taking full advantage of that funding by providing gamers with a whole bunch of new features.

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