Because of the lack of other interesting news, here’s another chart update. Here are the most important entries:
Beijing 2008 still sells like hotcakes (even while the Olympics have ended); #3 in overall sales and #1 in both the 360 and PS3 charts. Mario & Sonic at the Olympics also still rides high at #4 (#5 Wii, #3 DS).
Phantasy Star Portable still hangs in the Japanese all-format sales chart at #5.
In Eurogamer’s Digital Download service Football Manager still rules the charts at a reasonable £19.99. Also back in the top 10 at #4; Phantasy Star Universe. Certainly worth a try at just £4.99
Bioware uploaded a new insider video (Episode 3) of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood to their Youtube channel. It should give you an impression
of the combat used.
A small overview of next month’s releases:
-Dinosaur King (DS)
-Golden Axe: Beast Rider (PS3/XBOX 360)
-Samba de Amigo (Wii)
-Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS)
-Samba de Amigo (Wii)
-Raiden IV (XBOX 360)
-Sega Ages 2500 vol33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (PS2)
-World Destruction (DS)
-U-Can Pen Ji Training (DS)
SEGA published an interview with Martin C, associate producer at SEGA USA.
As most people that played the Dreamcast version of Samba de Amigo will know; the game just wasn’t the same without the maraca peripherals. Thankfully, SEGA now came up with their own remote/nunchuk holders;
Pretty snazzy, don’t you agree?
Beijing 2008 climbed ten (!) places in the all-format sales chart; 13->3 (#1 in both the 360 and PS3 sales chart!), while Mario & Sonic climbs four places from 8 to 4. (Wii #5, DS #3)
The PC charts also show a BIG jump for Beijing 2008; from #23 last week to the #6 spot this week. In the budget PC charts Football Manager 2008 still maintains its #1 spot, while Medieval II: Total War sneaks back into the top 10 at #10. Finally, The Golden Compass also maintained its #1 spot in the PS2 budget charts.
Overall, a very healthy impression!
The jury (consisting of companies showcasing at the Leipzig Game Convention) have awarded SEGA the ‘Best Nintendo-DS game of the show’ for their game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Other (non-SEGA) winners included Spore, Mirror’s Edge and LittleBigPlanet.
SEGA unveiled a new trailer of their bloody action title for the Wii at the Leipzig Game Convention.
It can be seen HERE
If you happen to live in Japan you might want to visit the event SEGA has planned for August 30. You’ll be able to play Sega Ages vol 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection (PS2), Thunderforce VI (PS2) and Raiden IV (Xbox 360). Not the worst titles one could think of!
More information can be found at Sega Japan’s website
SEGA announced that The House of the Dead overkill will be developed exclusively for the Wii and is planned for release early 2009.
“Created by London-based studio Headstrong Games, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL will take you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series. For more info, check out www.houseofthedeadoverkill.com”
Source: Sega Online
After the recent success of their PSP Phantasy Star title, SEGA seen fit to release Crazy Taxi Fare Wars in Japan as Crazy Taxi Double Punch.
Website, complete with wallpaper downloads: http://doublepunch.sega.jp/
Gamasutra published a four page interview, talking to Simon Jeffery (CEO of Sega America) about things like Condemned 2, the handheld market, the Sonic games, Golden Axe: Beast riders and SEGA’s studios (Creative Assembly, Secret Level).
The interview can be found at: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3756/the_evolution_of_sega_a_.php
The PSP game Phantasy Star Portable still maintains its #1 spot in the Japanese all-format sales chart, selling 149,000 units this week. Total sold units now; roughly 500.000(!). Not bad indeed.
Nothing earth-shattering, but perhaps more titles (like Madworld) will be added.
- Beijing 2008 (Xbox 360/PS3/PC)
- Bleach 2: Dark Souls (NDS)
- Dinosaur King (NDS)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympics (NDS/Wii)
- Samba De Amigo (Wii)
- Sonic Unleashed (Xbox 360/PS3/Wii/PS2)
- Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood (NDS)
- Space Siege (PC)
Death Tank, the classic multiplayer Saturn game popped up at the USK rating board (they decide what ages the game is suitable for). Apparently, Microsoft is the one with the rights but it would be interesting to see who developed it (Lobotomy disbanded years ago). Soon on Xbox live arcade? One certainly would think so..
Thanks to Dreamcast Scene for the news
After last weeks #4 spot, SEGA’s Beijing 2008 has climbed to the #2 spot.
It’s not often you’re able to get a look at stuff like this.
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