Star Ocean: First Departure R Announced For PS4 & Switch

Square Enix has announced a remake of the original Star Ocean game for the PlayStation Portable, Star Ocean: First Departure R is set to release worldwide on the PlayStation 4 and Switch. No details on the pricing or release date of the game were revealed but Square Enix are another reveal soon.

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UK Charts: Rage 2 Ends Days Gone’s 3 Week Run

Bethesda’s Rage 2 has topped the UK boxed charts, ending Days Gone’s three week run at the top. Rage 2 however sold just a quarter of what the first game did and whilst digital game sales have risen drastically since 2011 it still doesn’t look promising. Digital sales are estimated to account for up to 50% of console software sales but that would still mean that the game only managed to sell around half as much as the first game. Rage 2 sold best on PS4 with around 57% of all sales coming on the platform, Xbox One accounted for 38% and 5% of physical sales were on PC.

The only other new entries to make the list is Focus Home Interactive’s A Plague’s Tale: Innocence which debuted in ninth place, due to it being another slow week for physical sales in the UK, and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered which opened in thirteenth place. Days Gone saw a sales drop of 38% and Mortal Kombat 11 saw a drop of 47%, concerning given that the Switch version only came out last week.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Rage 2
  2. Days Gone
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  9. A Plague’s Tale: Innocence
  10. New Super Mario Bros U

UK Charts: Days Gone Tops A Slow Week

Sony Interactive Entertainment Bend Studio’s Days Gone has topped the UK weekly charts for a third consecutive week. It was one of the slowest week for boxed sales in the United Kingdom with just 12,500 units separating the best selling game with the game in 40th place. The gap between Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11, both of which have held the number 1 and 2 spot respectively since releasing, is also starting to narrow.¬†Activision and From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Dice Twice also saw a massive drop in sales, falling 27 places to 39th. The only new entry to make the charts is Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package for the Switch, placing in at 15th.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Days Gone
  2. Mortal Kombat
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  8. New Super Mario bros U
  9. Forza Horizon 4
  10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

 

Tales of Series Surpasses 20 Million Copies Sold

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that the Tales of series has surpassed over 20 million copies sold, the first Tales of game, Tales of Phantasia for Super Famicom, was released in 1995. The latest game in the series, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition for the PlayStation 4, PC, Switch and Xbox One, was released on the 11th of January 2019. A new console Tales of game is currently in development, no other details have been revealed.