Sony Interactive Entertainment published its weekly chart for PS4 sales on the Japanese PlayStation Store, and Konami’s Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 managed to follow up on its first place at retail revealed by Media Create with topping digital sales as well. Incidentally, Konami’s cutesy baseball title also topped the PS Vita chart for the week. Below you can check out the full PS4 top-twenty chart. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball God of War Dead by Daylight: Special Edition The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II: Kai – The Erebonian Civil War Mad Max Cities Skylines PS4 Edition Utawarerumono: A Lullaby For Those Who Are Scattered Monster Hunter World Metal Max Xeno NieR: Automata Minecraft PS4 Edition Okami HD Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Far Cry 5 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Undertale Rainbow Six Advanced Edition Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition Tetris Ultimate Death End Re;Quest Looking beyond the first place, God of War … [Read more...] about Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Tops Japanese PlayStation Store PS4 Ranking; God of War Still Second
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Today is Wednesday, and despite the Golden Week Holidays, the good folks at Media Create still pulled out their charts for the week related to the week between April 23rd and April 29th. Below you can check out the software chart. As usual, the second number for each game represents its lifetime sales. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball – PS4 – 124,831/New Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball – PS Vita – 58,435/New God of War – PS4 – 29,517/75,608 Nintendo Labo – Variety Kit – Switch – 25,914/116,324 Splatoon 2 – Switch – 18,664/2,267,587 Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 17,950/451,439 Utawarerumono: A Lullaby For Those Who Are Scattered – PS4 – 14,426/New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 13,191/1,497,835 SD Gundam G Generation Genesis – Switch – 11,975/New The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II: Kai – The Erebonian Civil War – PS4 … [Read more...] about Switch and PS4 Neck and Neck in Japan as Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 Tops Media Create
Ahh, mid-March, that wonderful time when spring is in the air and baseball fans are getting excited about the start of another Major League Baseball season. It's almost time. If you're thinking about picking up a baseball game this year, you might be wondering which one is right for you. To help you decide, we've put together a primer on this year's big baseball games covering what each one offers and everything else you need to know about them. Bear in mind that all of this information is based on what the game's respective publishers have said about each title. You may want to wait for reviews to pick up a game, but this should help you get started in thinking about what you want.MLB The Show 18What Is It? Sony's flagship sports franchise, MLB The Show, returns this year promising better visuals, smarter AI, custom batting stances, and more. With 2K's MLB 2K series canceled, Sony's 2018 game is the only one on the market that offers an authentic, simulation-style baseball experience … [Read more...] about Which Baseball Game Is Right For You?
Representation matters but the inclusion of more diverse casts of characters is the starting point, not the goal. Too often, characters with identities other than straight, white male are written as caricatures. They no longer represent an individual but instead represent the sum total of their gender, their sexuality, their race. They become tokenistic stand-ins for the complexities of real people. Inclusion and representation alone can be ineffective or actively unhelpful if not backed up with strong writing and a level of care about characters that goes beyond the basic facts of their identity. It can be a tricky line to walk but Butterfly Soup, by Brianna Lei, is here to show how to do it right. Butterfly Soup is very much a game about queer Asian girls. And baseball. Diya, arguably its main character among an ensemble cast, is a socially anxious, hard of hearing, Indian-American lesbian. Much of the game hinges on her growing understanding of her sexuality and her feelings for … [Read more...] about How Butterfly Soup creates believable characters
The New York Yankees weren’t the first sports team to don pinstripes, but the distinctive pattern is as closely associated with the baseball club as it is with boardroom suits. The Yankees’ home uniform, a simple design featuring thin navy stripes on a white background, is an enduring classic: It has barely changed in more than a century. Basic though it is, the pinstriped design presents some challenges for the makers of baseball video games. In the kind of discussion that happens all the time at studios working on sports titles, the developers of R.B.I. Baseball at Major League Baseball Advanced Media were debating last fall how best to bring the Yankees’ uniform to life in the game. Areas where the pinstripes met a seam didn’t look quite right, so the team fetched some nearby reference material. “We walked down the hall to Billy, who does all of our merchandise stuff — he manages the shop, he gets all the jerseys through,” recalls Peter … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Why MLB decided to develop R.B.I. Baseball 18 itself