You can buy OnePlus 5 from Croma retail stores from today

OnePlus initially relied on the online sales for its flagship smartphones starting with the OnePlus One. In fact, the company started with the invite basis of sales during its early days.

You can buy OnePlus 5 from Croma retail stores from today

After three successful years of operation in India, it looks like OnePlus is now looking forward to focus on the offline availability. We say so as the company is expanding the presence of its recent flagship – the OnePlus 5. Lately, we came across a teaser put up on the official Twitter handle of OnePlus regarding the availability of the OnePlus 5 via select Croma stores. Starting today, the flagship smartphone will be available offline via the Croma stores in the country in addition to the OnePlus Experience Stores.

OnePlus has teamed up with Croma Retail to expand the availability of the OnePlus 5. Initially, Croma outlets in cities such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Hyderabad will sell the OnePlus 5.

As an introductory offer, the company is offering freebies to lure the buyers. Those who purchase the OnePlus 5 from Croma will get free Bullets V2 earphones and a flip cover as well. There is good news for the existing OnePlus 5 users as they can get a free flip cover by visiting a Croma Retail store.

Interestingly, the offline price of the OnePlus 5 at the Croma stores is the same as the pricing on Amazon India. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 32,999 and the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 37,999 respectively.

It remains unsurprising to see OnePlus starting to focus on the offline availability as several other smartphone brands are looking forward to increase the sales of their smartphones via the retail stores. Given that Oppo and Vivo are into aggressive marketing of their products via the local mobile retailers, OnePlus has to buck up with the offline availability. Even Xiaomi has started focusing on the same by opening Mi Home Stores in the major cities across the country.

OnePlus 5 to go on sale via select Croma stores from September 19

OnePlus 5 was unveiled on June 20 and released in India on June 22. Even since this launch, the smartphone has been exclusive to the online retailer Amazon India and OnePlus online store. This condition might change from the next week.

OnePlus 5 to go on sale via select Croma stores from September 19

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has joined hands with the retail chain Croma to increase the offline availability of the OnePlus 5. So long, the OnePlus 5 was available offline only via the OnePlus Experience stores and these stores are located only in Bengaluru and Delhi. Starting from September 19, the customers who are interested in buying the OnePlus 5 can do so from select Croma stores in major cities such as Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad.

Notably, this is the first time that OnePlus has teamed up with a retail outlet in order to make its smartphones available offline in India.

Going by the recent media reports, the OnePlus 5 is all set to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update by the end of this year. The company’s founder and CEO, Pete Lau has confirmed the same. The update also hit the yesteryear flagship models – OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. In fact, OnePlus has already started testing the Oreo update on the OnePlus 3 and the testing will soon debut on OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T. The update will be rolled out to the users once the testing is successfully completed

The OnePlus 5 has been made in India by Oppo. It is one of the best sellers in the Indian smartphone arena right now. In fact, a recent report has revealed that OnePlus has achieved the highest customer satisfaction rating with 100% buyers saying that they are satisfied with the brand. Undoubtedly, the company is focusing more on the user experience by rolling out timely updates with bug fixes to its smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Available in Stores and Online Starting Today Following Strong Global Preorder Sales

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced the Galaxy Note8 will be
available for purchase starting today at AT&T, C Spire, Sprint, Straight
Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Xfinity
Mobile as well as all Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com, ShopSamsung app and
Samsung.com, Target and Walmart. Availability begins as Galaxy Note8
preorders significantly surpassed that of previous Samsung Note phones
during the same preorder time period.

The Galaxy Note8, Samsung’s third flagship phone of the year, features a
bigger 6.3-inch Infinity Display so consumers can view more and scroll
less. Its enhanced S Pen1 allows users to capture Screen off
memos, create Live Message2 and multitask on the go. It also
offers Samsung’s best-ever smartphone camera and Samsung’s first dual
camera smartphone, with two 12MP rear cameras and the world’s first
smartphone with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both wide-angle and
telephoto lenses.

With the general availability of the Galaxy Note8, Samsung now offers
three flagship smartphones with edge-to-edge screens to meet the
different needs of consumers. Today, people can choose between the
Galaxy S8’s immersive screen in a compact package, the bigger screen and
longer battery life of the Galaxy S8+, or the Galaxy Note8’s ability to
capture, create and multitask. When it comes to choosing a new
smartphone, consumers don’t have to settle for less with Samsung’s three
innovative devices—each with expandable memory, fast wireless charging,
headphone jack, IP68 water and dust resistance and world-class cameras.

“At Samsung, we’re constantly innovating to deliver new smartphone
experiences that inspire, empower and delight,” said Tim Baxter,
President and Chief Executive Officer at Samsung Electronics North
America. “From the powerful dual camera to the versatile S Pen and the
immersive big-screen, the Galaxy Note8 was designed for productivity and
self-expression. With its addition to the Galaxy series, Samsung now
offers three incredible smartphones that showcase the most advanced
technology our industry has to offer.”

Ad Campaign

Samsung debuted a new commercial highlighting the Galaxy Note8 in
advance of retail availability. The new ad, titled “I
Love You,”
is a modern day love story bringing to life Live Messages
on the Note8 and how it can show the most important people in our lives
that we are thinking of them.

Samsung Care

People who purchase the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note8 will also
receive one month of Samsung Premium Care for free. Samsung Premium
Care offers Samsung customers the best, in-person support and assistance
with everything from the setup of your device to device training without
ever having to go to a store or wait in line. You can also access
Samsung Premium Care by 24/7 by phone, video and online chat. It also
includes an extended warranty that covers accidental damage with a
deductible of $99 and hand delivery of a replacement should something
happen to your phone.

Trade-In Program

U.S. customers who trade in an eligible device can receive an instant
trade-in credit toward a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note8. For more
information on Samsung’s trade-in program, visit http://www.samsung.com/us/trade-in/.

The Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note8 are compatible with the new
Gear VR with Controller6, which provides users with an
optimized VR experience featuring more comfortable viewing, a convenient
one-hand control and enhanced motion interaction. The new Gear VR with
Controller is now available for purchase for $129.99 at Samsung.com,
Amazon.com and Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com, AT&T, C Spire, Sprint,
Straight Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, Xfinity Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon
Wireless and other select national retailers.

Product Specifications

     
    Galaxy S8   Galaxy S8+   Galaxy Note8
Display  

5.8” * Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, (2960×1440), (570ppi)

 

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting
for the rounded corners

 

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+
(WQHD+) in Settings

 

6.2” * Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, (2960×1440), (529ppi)

 

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting
for the rounded corners

 

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+
(WQHD+) in Settings

 

6.3” Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, (2960×1440) (521ppi)


*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting
for the rounded corners


*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+
(WQHD+) in Settings

Camera   Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7)

 

Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)

  Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7)

 

Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)

  Rear: Dual Camera with Dual Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)


Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, OIS (F1.7)
– Telephoto: 12MP
AF(F2.4), OIS

– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)

Dimensions   148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g

 

*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test
conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up
to 30 minutes

  159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g

 

*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test
conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up
to 30 minutes

  162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm, 195g

(S Pen: 5.8 x 4.2 x 108.3mm,
2.8g, IP68)


*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test
conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up
to 30 minutes

AP   Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor


*May differ by markets and mobile operators*

  Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor

 

*May differ by markets and mobile operators*

  Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor


*May differ by market and mobile operator

Memory  

4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
64GB
UFS


*May differ by markets and mobile operators

 

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the
operating system and software used to operate the device features.
Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may
change after software upgrades are performed.

 

4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
64GB
UFS


*May differ by markets and mobile operators

 

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the
operating system and software used to operate the device features.
Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may
change after software upgrades are performed.

 

6GB RAM (LPDDR4)

64GB

UFS

 

*May differ by market and mobile operator

 

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the
operating system and software used to operate the device features.
Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may
change after software upgrades are performed.

Battery   3,000mAh

Fast Charging on wired and wireless


Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA7

 

*Fast charger available in box

 

*Fast wireless chargers sold separately

  3,500mAh

Fast Charging on wired and wireless


Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA7


*Fast charger available in box

 

*Fast wireless chargers sold separately

  3,300mAh

Fast Charging on wired and wireless

 

Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA7

 

*Fast charger available in box

 

*Fast wireless chargers sold separately

Network   LTE Cat.16*


*May differ by markets and mobile operators

  LTE Cat.16*


*May differ by markets and mobile operators

  LTE Cat.16*


*May differ by market and mobile operator

Connectivity   Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth®
v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC
Location (GPS,
Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou)
* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be
limited.
  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth®
v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC
Location (GPS,
Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou)
* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be
limited.
  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth®
v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC

Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and
BeiDou coverage may be limited.

Payment   NFC, MST   NFC, MST   NFC, MST
Sensors   Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic
Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor,
Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic
Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor,
Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity
Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Authentication   Lock Type: Pattern, PIN, password

Biometric Choices: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face
recognition

  Lock Type: Pattern, PIN, password

Biometrics Choices: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face
recognition

  Lock Type: Pattern, PIN, password

Biometric Choices: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, face
recognition

Audio   MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI,
XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI,
XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI,
XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
Video   MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM   MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM   MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 

Visit Samsung.com, BestBuy.com or wireless carriers today to place your
order or get more information.

All functionality, features, specifications and other product
information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the
benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and
capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or
obligation.

Compared to Galaxy Note5 S Pen

2 GIFs created may not be supported by some social
media and messaging services depending on the size and length of GIFs

3 MicroSD cards sold separately

4 Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging
(AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under
laboratory conditions. Results may vary. Battery power consumption
depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength,
operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight
settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other
applications usage patterns.

5 Water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up
to 30 minutes; rinse residue/dry after wet.

6 Gear VR with Controller and all other products
and accessories sold separately.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America,
Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics,
mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of
today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a
portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment,
Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality,
wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading
content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video,
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and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home
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For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow
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Pokemon Go’s Next Wave of Mewtwo Raids to Take Place in Sprint Stores

Sprint stores around the United States are about to get a surge of potential customers thanks to Pokemon Go. Hundreds or even thousands of new EX Raid Invites were sent out early this morning to trainers around the United States, inviting them to go to a local Sprint Store location to participate in a Mewtwo raid.

Pokemon Go has been testing their new EX Raid feature for over a week now, sending out small batches of invites to trainers to test the new system and balance the raids before they launch the feature worldwide. Until now, the EX Raids have taken place at public locations like Columbus Circle in New York City, but this new wave represents a potential change in how Pokemon Go could use raids to drive potential business to its sponsors. This new wave of test raids is also the largest group of tests we’ve seen, so this could be a way to gauge traffic levels and participation before a larger release.

Sprint has been a sponsor of Pokemon Go for almost a year, and most of its stores are geomarked in the game as either gyms or PokeStops. While Pokemon Go and Sprint have worked together on previous promotions, hosting EX Raids for Mewtwo seems like a surefire way to get people into stores.

Before folks get upset at Pokemon Go for holding EX Raids at one of their sponsoring businesses, let’s remember that the game is still testing EX Raids out. Sure, only players who previously beat a raid at a Sprint Store could get an invite for this wave of EX Raids, but this probably won’t be the norm moving forward.

The raids will all take place on September 15th between 6 PM and 7 PM in their respective timezone. We’ll report on any surprises then, but for now it looks like visitors to Sprint stores are getting a chance to fight Mewtwo a little early.

Feature: The PlayStation Store’s Content Problem

There are nearly 30 new games on the PlayStation Store this week. Among these titles are juggernauts like NBA 2K18, standalone expansions such as Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and remasters like Baja: Edge of Control. Amid the madness is Time Recoil, a new top-down shooter from one of PlayStation’s most prolific indie supporters, 10tons. But as the wealth of software on Sony’s digital storefront increases, PR coordinator Jaakko Maaniemi notes that it’s getting harder and harder for titles to get noticed.

“We’re superbly aware this is the worst time of the year for indies to launch games, and we’d certainly pick another time of the year if we could,” he tells us. “Quite often it just so happens that we, like many indies, find that we don’t have the financial luxury of postponing a release three to six months to be in a less competitive time window. Competition isn’t exactly weak at any time of the year. It’s important to realise this isn’t meant as a complaint per se. I’m just depicting how it is.”

As if competing with almost 30 new releases wasn’t bad enough, Maaniemi points out that many products have multiple SKUs – all of which eat up valuable PlayStation Store real estate. It’s true, too: a quick glance at the plaza reveals that there are three versions of NBA 2K18, three versions of NHL 18, two versions of PES 2018: Pro Evolution Soccer, and even three versions of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. “For a small indie game like Time Recoil, it means that the title is found only on the 13th row of the new releases list in North America,” Maaniemi sighs, though things are a little better in Europe.

But what can be done? There have been calls for heavier curation on the PlayStation Store from some more vocal industry pundits, with the intention being to eliminate lower quality releases – but it’s unclear how such a process would be policed properly at the platform holder’s level. Maaniemi thinks that taking steps to accommodate more titles could be the solution.

“Visibility is the first step in getting towards the chance of taking that bite out of the revenue stream,” he says. “Pretty much everyone has added storefront real estate; in other words, more categories and more feature slot types. It’s great: more slots means there’s more to share on any given week or day. But of course the returns on this start to diminish pretty fast. If there’s only ten games on display, each one of them gets a lot of attention. With 20 games, some start to get no more than a glance. With 50 games…”

Maaniemi believes that algorithms could be used on the PlayStation Store to look at players’ buying habits and promote content based on their tastes and interests. “Steam is probably the most progressive and hard working on this,” he admits, “as they clearly do make an effort to guarantee some visibility to everyone, and nowadays they even try to show games to the customers who they believe would be interested in the game.”

But for now, developers like 10tons are using different tactics to keep their titles in the PlayStation Store promo reel for longer: discounts. “It’s better than nothing for sure, but unfortunately it also pretty much educates the active games store customer to never buy anything at full price,” Maaniemi adds, “which, of course, could very well throw off a flawed recommendation algorithm about the desirability of a game.” Clearly, this is an incredibly difficult problem for all parties to solve.

It’s an interesting challenge because, as PlayStation Store consumers, we demand to see a vibrant storefront filled with a variety of different products to purchase. And it’s that kind of environment that drives virtual foot traffic to the plaza in the first place. But with such intense competition, it’s extremely difficult for any one product to stand out, and Maaniemi is clear about the consequences: “The rule of thumb a decade ago was that 90 per cent of games fail financially, and it’s the 10 per cent that fund their development. Now it seems like 99 per cent of games fail financially, so the chances of getting that 1 per cent game […] are not great.”


Do you think the abundance of content on the PlayStation Store is starting to become a problem – and what can be done to ensure every game gets the necessary attention it deserves? Try not to get lost among the cavalcade of comments below.

Madden NFL 18 Pushes Crash Bandicoot Out of PlayStation Store’s No. 1 Spot

Madden

The list of top-selling games in the PlayStation Store include action, sports, and the dethroning of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the month of August’s biggest hits.

In the United States, Madden NFL 18 unsurprisingly came in at the No. 1 spot with the game being downloaded plenty of times throughout the previous month. Coming in at second place behind Madden 18 was Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, an intense action game that was recently released and climbed its way past other titles such as Sonic Mania and Rainbow Six Siege.

Over in the European PlayStation Store, the new Hellblade game actually took first place, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy following close behind it. The two lists shared some similar titles while also having their own top-20 hits such as Friday the 13th: The Game staying in the rankings and Call of Duty: Black Ops III making its way onto the European charts at No. 16.

Regarding the game that previously dominated the No. 1 spot in both lists, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy fell to the eleventh and fourth spot on the U.S. and European lists, respectively. The game took the second spot in the U.S. back in June after being out for a few days during the month, and in July, it topped both charts.

Below are the full lists of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games during the month of August in both the U.S. and Europe:

U.S. Charts:

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  3. Sonic Mania
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  5. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Friday the 13th: The Game
  8. Undertale
  9. Minecraft
  10. EA Sports UFC 2
  11. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  12. Rocket League
  13. Need for Speed
  14. LawBreakers
  15. Absolver
  16. For Honor
  17. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
  18. The Evil Within
  19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  20. Overcooked

European Charts:

  1. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  7. EA Sports UFC 2
  8. Sonic Mania
  9. Rocket League
  10. Minecraft
  11. FIFA 17
  12. Mortal Kombat XL
  13. The Last of Us Remastered
  14. Cities: Skylines
  15. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  16. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  17. Star Wars Battlefront
  18. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  19. Friday the 13th
  20. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection


PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads for August Feature Hellblade and Madden NFL 18

Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the PlayStation Store’s top-downloaded games for the month of August (2017) in both North America in Europe.

As you may remember, last month the North American PS4 chart was topped by everyone’s favorite PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot, with PS4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. However, this month the Bandicoot has slipped all the way to No. 11. In its place is EA’s Madden NFL 18, which debuted this month (August 25th) as it always does.

Right behind at No.2 is Ninja Theory’s newly release Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (August 8th), followed by another August debut in Sonic Mania (August 15th). Rounding out the top five is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege at No.4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy from Naughty Dog, which released towards the end of the month (August 22nd).

Other debuts for the month on the PS4 chart include Undertale at No. 8 (August 15th), LawBreakers at No.14 (August 7th), Absolver at No.15 (August 29th), and Life is Strange: Before the Storm at No.17 (August 31st). Notable releases for the month that didn’t mange to chart include: Agents of Mayhem (August 15th), Observer (August 15th), Windjammers (August 29th), Everybody’s Golf (August 29th), F1 2017 (August 25th), Cities: Skylines (August 15th), The Escapists 2 (August 22nd), Matterfall (August 15th), and Nidhogg 2 (August 15th). 

Elsewhere on the North American charts: SUPERHOT VR held onto the crown on the PS VR charts, while Dino Frontier debuted at No.8 and Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul debuted at No.2  As for the PS Vita chart, it welcomed Undertale to No.1, while the PS classics chart saw Destroy All Humans! 2 downloaded the most.

Over in Europe, the PS4 charts look a bit different: because American football simply just doesn’t sell in England where soccer dominates the sports realm. Madden NFL 18 failed to even chart in the Top 20 in the EU, which opened the door for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to grab the No.1, which it did.

Behind Hellblade was Uncharted: The Lost Legacy at No.2, followed by Rainbow Six Siege, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (which was No.1 last month), and Horizon: Zero Dawn in that order for the remainder of the top five.

New debuts for the European PS4 chart also included: Sonic Mania at No.8 and Cities: Skylines at No.14.

Elsewhere on the European charts, SUPERHOT VR retained its No.1 spot of the PS VR chart for a double back-to-back, while GTA: Liberty City Stories and Crash Bandicoot topped the PS Vita chart and PS Classics chart respectively.

Below, you can view the charts for North America:

PS4 Games
1 Madden NFL 18
2 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
3 Sonic Mania
4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
5 UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy
6 Grand Theft Auto V
7 Friday the 13th: The Game
8 Undertale
9 Minecraft: PlayStation4 Edition
10 EA SPORTS UFC 2
11 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
12 Rocket League
13 Need for Speed
14 LawBreakers
15 Absolver
16 For Honor
17 Life is Strange: Before the Storm
18 The Evil Within
19 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
20 Overcooked
PS3 Games
1 Grand Theft Auto V
2 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
3 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Standard Edition
4 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
5 The Last Of Us
6 Dishonored
7 The Evil Within
8 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
9 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
10 Fight Night Champion
11 Need for Speed Most Wanted
12 Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL
13 Gran Turismo 6
14 Grand Theft Auto IV
15 LittleBigPlanet 3
16 MLB The Show 16
17 Devil May Cry HD Collection
18 Enemy Front
19 Sonic Adventure
20 Jak and Daxter Collection
PS4 Add-ons
1 Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles
2 Just Cause 3: Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass
3 Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
4 Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer
5 Dead by Daylight: The HALLOWEEN Chapter
6 Batman: The Enemy Within – Season Pass
7 Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
8 Just Cause 3: Reaper Missile Mech
9 Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
10 STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass
PS VR Games
1 SUPERHOT VR
2 Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
3 Arizona Sunshine
4 Job Simulator
5 Apollo 11 VR
6 Archangel
7 PlayStation VR Worlds
8 Dino Frontier
9 NBA 2KVR Experience
10 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
PS Vita Games
1 Undertale
2 God of War: Collection PS Vita
3 Jak and Daxter Collection
4 Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
5 Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
6 Rockstar Games PS Vita Collection
7 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
8 Ys Origin
9 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
10 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster
PS Classics
1 Destroy All Humans! 2
2 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
3 METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY
4 Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
5 Destroy All Humans!
6 Bully
7 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
8 The Warriors
9 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
10 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

PS4

  1. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (New)
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (New)
  3. Rainbow Six Siege (Re-entry)
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (1)
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn (RE)
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order (RE)
  7. EA Sports UFC 2 (18)
  8. Sonic Mania (New)
  9. Rocket League (3)
  10. Minecraft (5)
  11. FIFA 17 (7)
  12. Mortal Kombat XL (9)
  13. The Last of Us Remastered (RE)
  14. Cities: Skylines (New)
  15. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (8)
  16. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (RE)
  17. Star Wars Battlefront (12)
  18. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (RE)
  19. Friday the 13th: The Game (6)
  20. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (RE)

PS VR

  1. Superhot VR (1)
  2. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul (New)
  3. Batman: Arkham VR (3)
  4. Job Simulator (4)
  5. PlayStation VR Worlds (6)
  6. Sports Bar VR (7)
  7. Driveclub VR (8)
  8. Robinson: The Journey (9)
  9. Arizona Sunshine (5)
  10. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (10)

PS Vita

  1. GTA: Liberty City Stories (5)
  2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus (RE)
  3. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (RE)
  4. Borderlands 2 (RE)
  5. Persona 4 Golden (7)
  6. God of War Collection (RE)
  7. Minecraft (6)
  8. Grand Theft Auto (RE)
  9. Worms Revolution Extreme (RE)
  10. The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (RE)

PS3

  1. FIFA 17 (1)
  2. Minecraft (4)
  3. WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship (RE)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (RE)
  5. Red Dead Redemption (8)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (RE)
  7. The Last of Us (10)
  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse (6)
  9. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (RE)
  10. Just Cause 2 (RE)

DLC

  1. Battlefield 1 – Premium Pass (7)
  2. Call of Duty Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles (2)
  3. Just Cause 3 – Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass (RE)
  4. Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack (5)
  5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Year 2 Pass (New)
  6. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (3)
  7. Diablo III – Rise of the Necromancer (1)
  8. Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger (4)
  9. Just Cause 3 – Reaper Missile Mech (New)
  10. Just Cause 3 – Kousavá Rifle (RE)

PS one & PS2 classics

  1. Crash Bandicoot (1)
  2. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (2)
  3. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (3)
  4. CTR: Crash Team Racing (4)
  5. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (RE)
  6. Tomb Raider (RE)
  7. Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (RE)
  8. Tomb Raider III (RE)
  9. Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 (RE)
  10. Metal Gear Solid (5)

For reference: here are last month’s results.

Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition Bundle heads exclusively to Walmart Stores

Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition Bundle heads exclusively to Walmart Stores

Walmart will be the exclusive retail partner for a new Nintendo
Switch bundle
that includes a download code for the Splatoon
2
game, a fresh carrying case and colorful new Joy-Con
controllers in Neon Pink and Neon Green. The bundle will be available
starting Sept. 8 at a suggested retail price of $379.99 and offers fans
in North America their first chance to get their hands on that Joy-Con
color combination.

“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon
2
bundles in their territories,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of
America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This exclusive
Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo
Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.”

Nintendo also announced the topic of its next Splatfest competition,
which will run Sept. 1-2. Participants will pick a side to fight
alongside in online Turf War battles by choosing which superpower they
would prefer: flight or invisibility. Additional details about the
Splatfest will be announced in the future.

The Splatfest is just one of many new elements in the slate of ongoing
content updates and in-game events keeping Splatoon 2 fans
engaged, with more and more players jumping into battle every day. There
have already been more than 400 million online battles fought across the
global player base, and after less than a month on store shelves, Splatoon
2
joins other global million-selling Nintendo Switch hits like The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
, Mario
Kart 8 Deluxe
, 1-2-Switch
and ARMS. For additional
details about Splatoon 2, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch.

Games Rated:

PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads for July Ruled by Crash Bandicoot and SUPERHOT VR

Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment released the PlayStation Store’s top downloaded games for the month of July (2017) in North America and Europe.

As you may remember, last month the North American PS4 chart was topped by Gun Media’s Friday the 13th: The Game, followed by Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy at No.2. However, for this month it’s the Bandicoot who has stayed at the top, moved up one spot, and is the new PS4 chart king.

Right behind Crash Bandicoot was Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition at No.2, God of War III Remastered at No.3, Friday the 13th: The Game at No.4, and Rocket League rounding out the top five. As you will notice, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition and God of War III Remastered are much higher up the charts than normal, and this is largely, if not entirely, thanks to sales and discounts throughout July.

Meanwhile, new debuts for the month on the PS4 chart was limited to Elite Dangerous, which snuck in at No.20. Other notable releases such as Sundered and Pyre failed to chart, however, as smaller releases that released late in July, this was always likely to be the result despite critical acclaim.

Elsewhere on the North American charts, SUPERHOT VR debuted at No.1, knocking back last month’s No.1 (and debut at the time) Arizona Sunshine to No.2. Meanwhile, GTA: San Andreas and God of War: Collection once again topped the PS2 Classics and PS Vita charts respectively.

Over in Europe, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy held onto the crown of the PS4 chart for another month, making it the double winner for July. It was followed by GTA V, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Minecraft, and Friday the 13th: The Game in that order (2-6). It’s only debut for the month was also Elite Dangerous, which flew into the No.16 spot.

Elsewhere on the European charts, SUPERHOT VR pulled off the July double debuting at the top of European PS VR charts as well. Meanwhile, Street Fighter X Tekken topped the PS Vita chart and Crash Bandicoot topped the PS1 and PS2 Classics chart.

Here are the charts for North America:

PS4 Games
1 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
2 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition
3 God of War III Remastered
4 Friday the 13th: The Game
5 Rocket League
6 Grand Theft Auto V
7 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
9 Ratchet & Clank
10 EA SPORTS UFC 2
11 Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
12 STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition
13 Madden NFL 17
14 Battlefield 1
15 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
16 How to Survive 2
17 MLB The Show 17
18 Mad Max
19 ARK: Survival Evolved
20 Elite Dangerous
PS3 Games
1 The Last Of Us
2 God of War: Ascension
3 God of War Collection
4 Shadow of the Colossus
5 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
6 Jak and Daxter Collection
7 Grand Theft Auto V
8 God of War: Origins Collection
9 LittleBigPlanet 2
10 The Last of Us: Left Behind Stand Alone
11 Twisted Metal
12 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
13 UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Game of The Year Digital Edition
14 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
15 Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
16 Ratchet & Clank: Collection
17 inFAMOUS Collection
18 Need for Speed Most Wanted
19 LittleBigPlanet Karting
20 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
PS4 Add-ons
1 Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles
2 Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer
3 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – DLC3 Absolution
4 Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
5 Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
6 Call of Duty: MWR Variety Map Pack
7 Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger
8 DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 Dragon Ball Super Pack 4
9 Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
10 Injustice 2 Darkseid
PS VR Games
1 SUPERHOT VR
2 Arizona Sunshine
3 PlayStation VR Worlds
4 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
5 Job Simulator
6 Tumble VR
7 The Bellows
8 Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
9 Archangel
10 The Brookhaven Experiment
PS Vita Games
1 God of War: Collection PS Vita
2 Jak and Daxter Collection
3 UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
4 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
5 Ratchet & Clank Collection
6 Gravity Rush
7 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
8 Minecraft: PlayStationVita Edition
9 The Sly Collection PS Vita
10 Killzone: Mercenary
PS Classics
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2 THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
3 Bully
4 SAMURAI SHODOWN VI
5 Psychonauts
6 Crash Bandicoot
7 FATAL FURY BATTLE ARCHIVES VOL.2
8 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
9 Crash Bandicoot 3: WARPED
10 Resident Evil Code: Veronica X

And here are the European charts:

PS4

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (1)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (4)
  3. Rocket League (10)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (20)
  5. Minecraft (12)
  6. Friday the 13th: The Game (2)
  7. FIFA 17 (3)
  8. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Re-entry)
  9. Mortal Kombat XL (RE)
  10. Battlefield 1 (9)
  11. Battlefield 4 (8)
  12. Star Wars: Battlefront (7)
  13. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (RE)
  14. Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (RE)
  15. Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition (RE)
  16. Elite Dangerous (New)
  17. Ratchet & Clank (RE)
  18. EA Sports UFC 2 (17)
  19. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (RE)
  20. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (19)

PS VR

  1. Superhot VR (New)
  2. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (7)
  3. Batman: Arkham VR (2)
  4. Job Simulator (3)
  5. Arizona Sunshine (New)
  6. PlayStation VR Worlds (4)
  7. Sports Bar VR (RE)
  8. Driveclub VR (RE)
  9. Robinson: The Journey (6)
  10. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (RE)

DLC

  1. Diablo III – Rise of the Necromancer (2)
  2. Call of Duty Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles (1)
  3. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (5)
  4. Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger (6)
  5. Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack (New)
  6. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Absolution (New)
  7. Battlefield 1 – Premium Pass (3)
  8. Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack (RE)
  9. Rocket League – Masamune (RE)
  10. Rocket League – Back to the Future Car Pack (RE)

PS Vita

  1. Street Fighter X Tekken (RE)
  2. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (RE)
  3. Borderlands 2 (RE)
  4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (RE)
  5. GTA: Liberty City Stories (RE)
  6. Minecraft (6)
  7. Persona 4 Golden (3)
  8. God of War Collection (5)
  9. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (RE)
  10. WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship (RE)

PS3

  1. FIFA 17 (1)
  2. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (RE)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (RE)
  4. Minecraft (4)
  5. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (RE)
  6. Dragon Ball Xenoverse (RE)
  7. Okami (RE)
  8. Red Dead Redemption (RE)
  9. Demon’s Souls (RE)
  10. The Last of Us Game of the Year Edition (RE)

PS one & PS2 classics

  1. Crash Bandicoot (1)
  2. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (2)
  3. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (3)
  4. CTR: Crash Team Racing (4)
  5. Metal Gear Solid (7)
  6. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (RE)
  7. Final Fantasy IX (8)
  8. Final Fantasy VIII (10)
  9. Final Fantasy VII (9)
  10. Silent Hill (10)

Motorola Goes Offline With ‘Moto Hubs’ – Its First-Ever Retail Stores in India

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Motorola has officially opened its experiential retail stores in India. Read to find what Motorola has lined up in its Moto Hub stores.

Motorola Goes Offline With 'Moto Hubs' - Its First-Ever Retail Stores in India
Motorola has officially opened its experiential retail stores in India.(Image: News18.com)
Motorola has opened its first lot of experiential retail stores in India. The smartphone company is calling the stores “Moto Hub” and has officially opened six such stores across NCR and Mumbai. Motorola is offering the full portfolio of Motorola products in its Moto Hubs and aims to give a hands-on demo of its smartphones to the users through these retail stores. By the end of this financial year, Motorola aims to open 50 Moto Hubs across the top tier towns in India.

All Moto Hub stores will also house devices that are exclusively available online. These stores will also showcase the complete portfolio of Motorola devices, including the full Moto E, Moto C, Moto G families as well as Moto Z2 Play and Moto MODs along with Motorola accessories like on-ear and in-ear headphones, Moto shells, covers etc.

The first Moto Hub stores officially open today at:

• Great India Place, NOIDA
• Logix Mall, NOIDA
• Shipra Mall, Indirapuram
• Xperia Mall, Dombivali, Mumbai
• Korum Mall, Thane, Mumbai and
• Viviana Mall, Thane, Mumbai

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