Things are looking up for the PlayStation 3 in Japan this week, as stellar Sega bruiser installment Virtua Fighter 5 blasts up the charts to snatch the console's first ever number one.
The fighter beat off Nintendo titles Wii Sports, Wii Play, Brain Age and New Super Mario Brothers for the top slot, selling 48,000 copies since it was released in the country almost two weeks ago.
Despite blitzing the competition in the sales charts though, the Wii continues to dominate Sony's console on the
Monday 19 February 2007
PlayStation 3's Virtua Fighter 5 has beaten off massed opposition from Nintendo to top the Japanese sales chart in its first week, giving Sony its first ever PS3 chart topper - and making it the first PS3 game to enter the top ten - in Japan since the next-gen console launched last November.
The rest of the top ten boasts seven titles from Nintendo platforms, five of those released on DS, and two PS2 games. Meanwhile in the hardware chart, Sony spanked Microsoft,
Virtua Fighter 5 is not only the latest in Sega's huge beat-'em-up series, but it also looks to be one of the PS3's best-looking games so far.
Just look at the high-res awesomeness of this game, particularly the lighting in some of the sunset scenes and the super-sharp textures. It's going to look sweet running in 1080p on a nice 50"
Tuesday 6 February 2007
The Xbox 360 release of Virtua Tennis 3 will be the first game on Microsoft's next-gen console to support 1080p, and will also offer a new VT:TV live spectator mode and opportunities for online-enabled racqueteers to battle it out in Ranked or Friendly modes over Xbox Live.
The 1080p visuals bring Xbox 360 right up to date alongside the PS3 version, and pave the way for for the 'real' hi-def revolution. But while Xbox Live will serve up both the Ranked and Friendly
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Everything looks better in the HD-era, especially the look on your friends face as you deliver a crushing roundhouse blow to his jaw. Well, thats what itll be like when Virtua Fighter 5 launches for the PlayStation 3 in February, which is next month for the calendar-impaired (Xbox 360 fans have to wait until late Summer). Meanwhile, Sega has unleashed brand new footage and screens of Segas arcade ass-kicker.
The new images show off the tutorial section of the game, enabling you to get a leg
Fileplanet is opening the Wonka-doors and letting gamers run amuck in the massive world of Telon starting tomorrow, January 5th, with a week long exclusive beta access to Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The game is promising to build upon both the successes and shortcomings of other MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Everquest by offering character options a-plenty and a much more open ended experience than we've seen before.
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Friday 22 December 2006
In a move that we're sure has caused surprise, shock and much gnashing of teeth inside Sony, Sega has announced that Virtua Fighter 5 is landing on Xbox 360 in the middle of next year.
The fifth generation fighter had previously only been set to appear on PS3 in the spring, but now it seems that 360 owners will also get their own version of the arcade bruiser just a little later on.
Sega's Matt Woodley was the man with the platitudes saying: "Those people lucky enough
That's right folks, the mass exhalation you heard this morning was the legions of Virtua Fighter fans reacting to Sega's announcement that Virtua Fighter 5 will be coming to the Xbox 360. The latest entry in Sega's venerable martial arts series was previously announced as a PS3 exclusive, but now Virtua votaries won't be compelled to seek out a PS3 to get their Fighter fix. 360 owners will have to wait until "late summer 2007" to enter the arena, while PS3 owners need only wait until February
In a flurry of Virtua Fighter 5-based activity, Sega has not only confirmed the kicker's release date, but has unleashed a horde of lovely new screens, too.
So treat your eyes to the pleasing plethora of pictures by hitting the Images tab above, and bask in the knowledge that developer and publisher Sega has confirmed a mid-February release.
The fighter features 17 different warriors, including two new faces just begging to be bruised. They included El Blaze, a Mexican wrestling champion and