This ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ wedding is both amazing and weird…

While Japanese traditional-style weddings are still popular, most newlyweds tend to tie the knot with weddings based on Western-style themes and traditions with the bride in a white, flowing gown and the groom in a sharp tux. But what about a wedding that’s espionage-themed?

That’s what this promo for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain attempts to showcase. The video hilariously chronicles the pair’s most important day, from the altar approach to the couple’s profile videos and even the banquet afterwards. The video peaks when the father finally gives away his daughter to his new son-in-law with a ceremonial PlayStation Dual Shock 4 controller, but to an incredibly confused caterer who has no idea what’s going on.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases on September 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

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Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest.

Somehow, all data collected from the customers was erased and cannot be recovered. Sony didn’t provide information on how the data was lost.

Customers can now re-enter the contest by sending all required information in again.

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Godzilla PS3/PS4 game’s release set for July

Godzilla PS3/PS4 game’s release set for July

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Bandai Namco Games announced it will release the new Godzilla game on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in July.

The game will get a retail release for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe and a PlayStation 3 release via the PLAYSTATION Network.

Players will be able to control both the classic TOHO version of the monster and the 2014 American film Godzilla in the game. The game will also feature the Type 92 Maser tanks, Super X 2, Super X III, Super Mecha Godzilla, and MFS-3 — as well as Godzilla’s rivals: King Ghidorah, Biollante, Mothra, Mecha Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Hedorah, and Destoroyah.

The “ultra-destructive Godzilla action” game commemorates the 60th anniversary of the titular monster by letting you play the monster itself against human civilization, as you clear missions by destroying buildings and weapons. The game recreates the camera angles that invoke the sense of scale, the fireworks explosions, and the latest techniques from the original tokusatsu (special effects) films.

Famitsu magazine described a backstory that takes its cues from TOHO‘s first Godzilla movies: Godzilla, who appeared in Tokyo in 1954 and was brought down by the secret weapon Oxygen Destroyer, has somehow made landfall again. As the players complete missions to destroy civilization, Godzilla will increase size and physical strength. Godzilla starts at 50 meters (164 feet) and can grow to double that size. Players gain points when Godzilla destroys the town, but the resistance from humanity becomes more difficult as the game goes on.

Godzilla for the PlayStation 3 arrived in Japan on December 18 for 7,600 yen (about US$64). The first copies of the game included an early unlock code for the Hollywood Godzilla (2014) as a bonus extra. Pre-orders included one of three randomly distributed “Heat Up Godzilla” reproductions of theater bonus figurines.

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Tops One Million Units in First Day

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Sony said it sold more than one million units of the new PlayStation 4 videogame console to consumers in its first day on sale, indicating strong initial demand for the device.

Andrew House, head of the Japanese tech giant’s videogame division said in a statement that gamers appear to be reacting well to the device.

Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America,” he said. The device will continue its rollout beyond North American markets on Nov. 29.

The company has said it expects to sell five million units by March, which would beat the initial sales rollout of its last-generation videogame device, the PlayStation 3, which sold 3.5 million units worldwide over the same introductory period.

Sony’s data follow an initial flood of enthusiasm and long lines at stores for the PS4’s debut at midnight Friday morning, as well as stock-outs reported at many retailers.

The numbers are a positive sign for the videogame console industry, which has struggled in recent years through a protracted slump as consumers have held off purchasing or turned to games offered on mobile devices and social networking websites.

Videogame executives have blamed the industry’s contracting sales on the cyclical nature of the console devices, citing sales slowdowns shortly before Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3 were all introduced between 2005 and 2006. Shortly after their introduction, console videogame sales surged 28% in 2007, according to data from market research firm PwC.

This time, however, sales are expected to grow more slowly. PwC says it expects worldwide console games sales to grow 4.2% to $25.98 billion this year, up from $24.93 billion a year prior. In 2014, sales are expected to rise another 6.4% to $27.62 billion.

The strong sales data from Sony, though, point to the possibility of a more dramatic uptick. Still, analysts warn, the real test of the device will be over the longer term, and whether it can mirror or even beat the momentum of its predecessors.

Sony had earlier said it had ample quantities of the device, citing easier manufacturing processes. Analysts have said they expect Sony to sell as many PS4s as it can manufacture over the holiday shopping season. Microsoft, which is launching its Xbox One on Nov. 22, said it too has strong supplies ahead of launch.

Separately, some customers have complained on social networking websites that their PlayStation 4 devices weren’t acting as they should, including inability to turn on as expected. Sony said it is investigating the reports, but believes the issue impacts a “very small percentage total units shipped to consumers.”

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Tops One Million Units in First Day