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- Namco Bandai announced Ace Combat: Joint Assault for PSP, the latest work of the Ace Combat series, this time the game will have multiplayer co-operative and versus play modes. Up to 8 players can play the game online....


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- Square Enix released the opening movie of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep for PSP, the game was released in Japan on January 9, 2010.

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- Here are some new images of Sony's God of War III for PS3, the game will be available on March 16, 2010.


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- From Software announced Armored Core 5 is currently in development for PS3 and Xbox 360. A teaser video is released, which was taken from the Armored Core tournament in Ikeburkuro over the weekend.

- IGN reported that 15% of gamers buy downloadable content for their games, according to the result of a survey from media consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates. In addition, nearly 50% of users are not awared of DLC for their games, 41% of users know about the DLC but do not buy them. A majority of users who were in the survey and don't actively buy DLCs are PS2 and Wii owners.

- Here are the preliminary console software sales in Japan for the week of Jan 10, 2010, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep sold over 468,000 units for the last 3 days: (Source: VGChartz)

  1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP, Square Enix) - 468,000
  2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 164,000
  3. Tamodatchi Collection (NDS, Nintendo) - 126,000
  4. Wii Fit Plus (Wii, Nintendo) - 56,000
  5. Final Fantasy XIII [game only] (PS3, Square Enix) - 52,000
  6. Zelda no Densetsu: Taiyou no Kiteki (NDS, Nintendo) - 48,000
  7. Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) - 34,000
  8. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP, Sega) - 23,000
  9. Layton Kyouju to Majin no Fue (NDS, Level 5) - 22,000
  10. Pokemon Heart Gold (NDS, Pokemon Co.) - 21,000

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- Feelplus, a studio who worked on Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey, announced they are currently working on a large scale RPG exclusively for Xbox 360. The company is recruiting designers for the project in Japan.

W i i

- EA announced the new installment of the classic EA Sports game NBA Jam is coming to Wii, the game will have the same gameplay as the classic verison, plus new game modes, characters and gameplay elements.

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- Nintendo will release Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver for DS in North America on March 14, 2010.



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