Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/31/13


"Sony has confirmed that cross-platform play between PS4 and PS3 is going to happen and that the first game to have the functionality has been named.The news was hinted at in the humungo-FAQ we talked about earlier today when Sony responded to the question: “Can PS4 and PS3 users play together online, cross-platform?” with “The functionality is technically possible and some developers may choose to support it for their titles.”More detail was provided, says Develop, when “SCE president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed this was possible, and one of the first games to use the feature would be Arrowhead Game Studios’ top-down shooter ‘Helldivers.'”"


"Nintendo has reported that the total money earned from download sales in the first half of this financial year was higher than in any other six-month period for the corporation.According to the report, it was the largest six-month period of download sales in the company’s history.“The download sales in the first half of this fiscal year reached 11.4 billion yen ($146m), which is more than double the figure in the first half of the previous year and surpassed that of the second half,” company president Satoru Iwata said."


"“Resident Evil 5” is now Capcom’s best-selling game of all time, shifting a total of 6.5 million copies as of September 30, 2013.The 2009 sequel has now overtaken iconic brawler “Street Fighter II’s” sales record, with the 1992 game selling 6.3 million units. The figure does not include subsequent “Street Fighter II” editions, however: 1993’s “Street Fighter II Turbo” claims 4.3 million sales in the publisher’s chart, for instance.Elsewhere in its report, Capcom said it was buoyed by the release of “Monster Hunter 4” in Japan, which has now sold over 2.8 million copies and was described as an “immediate success” by Capcom."