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Wii sold 235k in Japan last month

Thursday, 3 July 2008 10:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt

This Reuters article’s reported that Wii sold 235,990 units in Japan last month, while PS3 moved 139,494 machines.

Figures for the other formats aren’t included, unfortunately, but these numbers have been issued by Enterbrain, so expect the lot either today or tomorrow.

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54 Comments

  1. Blerk

    It really is all over for Sony in Japan. I just can’t see how they can turn things around now.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    It’s fairly incredible, yep.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    Isn’t 139k a jump on last week’s figures?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    Should be. Metal Gear boosted it, innit. Can’t remember what it was last month, though.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Hero of Canton

    Another price drop, I guess.

    In some ways, this isn’t good for the Japanese gaming industry. Mainly because the PS3 is doing better elsewhere. Which essentially means more of a focus on western development. Siren’s already got a more US-friendly approach. I’m just hoping the next Team ICO doesn’t have tits and gore ‘to crack the western market’. Ueda-san did give some tantalising hints that it might have multiplayer elements, though.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    139k is a jump, but it’s been a very short-term jump – we’re almost back to 10k a week already. When the biggest game release of the year can’t shift your machine, what the hell can? It’s not even that expensive over there.

    I get the idea they just don’t want it. Doubt there’s really anything that can overcome that, price drops and marketing included.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. morriss

    You reckon a PS3 “slim” might do it, Blerk?

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I dunno. I think it might be too late now. The companies are going to be looking at the charts and thinking “we’d better do DS and Wii games”.

    Their best chance is probably a sudden interest in Blu-Ray, but even that’s not guaranteed to sell either PS3s or games.

    They must be wondering where they went wrong. Hell, I’m wondering where they went wrong. Perhaps they didn’t. Perhaps Nintendo were just ‘more right’?

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    Surely there’s a long way to go yet, though? Wii will decline eventually, maybe a slim PS3 will come out and the price will go down and people will movie onto PS3 en masse. I don’t know, obviously, but I’d say the whole story’s far from clear at the moment. There’s years to go for PS3.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I expected the Wii decline to have started by now, but it hasn’t. From what I can see, it’s going to have DS-style legs. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the PS3 as such, it’s just that the Japanese market seems to have radically changed since the release of the PS2. Sony produced ‘more of the same but shinier’, but it appears that ‘more of the same’ just isn’t what they wanted.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. patlike

    Yeah. As I said in another thread, a friend of mine that goes to Japan regularly told me the gaming “scene” over there’s changed dramatically since PS2. He said PS3′s too big and clunky for them. Wii really is stunning, though. It’s not just the Japanese figures. The NPDs really baffle me sometimes. Who the hell’s buying all those Wiis?

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Quite. I often wonder what percentage of Wiis are collecting dust in a cupboard somewhere.

    My brother and his family bought one last Christmas and they’ve still only got Wii Sports and Brain Training. He’s not bought a single game since last November.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    patlike: The best the PS3 can hope for in Japan is a bump like the PSP got with the slim. The problem is that the PSP never sold as badly as the PS3 is selling.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. CastellanSpandrell

    Same here. My Wii last saw action when Endless Ocean came out.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. patlike

    PT: I read somewhere this morning that PSP’s sales are being fuelled by piracy as opposed to anything else. Maybe PS3 needs proper blockbusters as opposed to a slimmer console.

    Surely FFXIII will go a long way to fixing it. I’m mindful of Microsoft’s comments, though, about not wanting to spend the money on FF because there was still no guarantee the Japanese would buy 360s if they did. Does make you wonder if Blerk’s right. Maybe Sony really have properly fucked it.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. patlike

    Blerk: I play tennis on Wii with my wife once a month. If that.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Maybe what the PS3 needs is piracy? :-D

    #17 7 years ago
  18. klanger13

    I wonder if E3 will contain any announcements aimed at counter acting this with positive moves into the casual market. I’d put money on it that MS and Sony will now that the Wii has consistent sales.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    patlike: PSP has an advantage in that it’s being bought as a mobile media player as well. Piracy probably helps a bit but the fact is that other than Monster Hunter people really aren’t buying games for it.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. patlike

    Piracy went a very long way to making PS2 the machine it was. There you go, Sony. Just show people how to crack it, and you’re off ;)

    #20 7 years ago
  21. patlike

    PT: Yeah, you’re right. My Japanese-loving friend told me that games simply aren’t as “cool” as they were in any way over there any more. Does make you wonder if the “hardcore” thing – i.e. “proper” Japanese games – really is on the way out.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Sony haven’t helped themselves, of course. They’ve been content to sit on their fat laurels and expect to win rather than chasing exclusives with their wallets out. In the meantime Microsoft have nipped in and pinched a whole host of neat-looking games which would’ve probably better sold the PS3 to the Japanese market. Microsoft must know that they can’t win in Japan, so the next-best thing is to fuck Sony over in Japan. And it’s totally working.

    Also, many Japanese developers appear to have been left behind by their Western counterparts, technology-wise. Playing catch-up for them is going to be quite difficult, as is getting their games noticed in a huge sea of hi-def shinies if they’re not up to the same standards. For them it’s easier to just continue making DS and Wii games, which don’t have such high expectations, especially given that their home market doesn’t really seem very interested in the afore-mentioned hi-def shinies.

    Which is a terrible shame, because I can’t help feeling that we’re on the verge of losing something forever here.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. RevolutionBlues

    I saw a thread like this last year. Substitute “PSP” for “PS3″, but the same points were made.

    Personally, I don’t accept that the Wii and PS3 are in the same market anyway. There is room for a low-def, causual gaming machine AND a hi-def, do-all unit for the esoteric. Just as there is room for the Toyota Aygo and the Nissan GT-R.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Tiger Walts

    I keep telling you,

    Spirit of Dreamcast.
    New home.

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    RevolutionBlues: You’re right, there’s certainly room for both. The problem is that most of the 100m+ customers from the PS1 and PS2 were casual gamers… and Sony is starting to realise that they’ve lost them to the Wii.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. Hero of Canton

    Part of it is a generational thing, and some of it is down to lifestyle. A lot of people who were mad on PS2 will now be a little older, perhaps with a little less time on their hands for gaming. And the DS or PSP fits their needs better. Whereas Wii has plenty of quick-fix games that can be played in a spare half an hour here and there, and doesn’t require constant lengthy firmware upgrades, patches or any of that nonsense. So that’s possibly why that’s the top dog of the home consoles.

    And then there’s the fact that RPGs nowadays – probably the most popular ‘hardcore’ genre in Japan – are getting ridiculously expensive to make on the high-end machines. So a lot of developers go for the DS, because it’s got the biggest audience, while some smaller developers even keep their franchises going on the PS2.

    But yeah, perhaps the only thing that can save PS3 now is Final Fantasy. That could potentially convince a lot of PS2 owners to finally go current-gen (it’s not next-gen if it’s here now) but that’s not going to help short term.

    It’s a very strange situation over there, that’s for sure.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. Blerk

    I think you’re right, Hero – people have discovered that they do most of their gaming during the morning/evening commute, so it makes sense to buy most of their stuff for a portable platform. So we get this weird reversal of fortunes – the machine which used to get the piddly throw-away games now gets the big long ones and vice-versa.

    Man, I wish I could get on with handhelds. But I just can’t.

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Hero of Canton

    I’m lucky in that respect, and that’s why I think the DS is becoming my favourite gaming machine ever. If I was Japanese, it definitely would be. There’s an astonishing range of software, a hell of a lot of which never gets localised, or takes aeons to make it over here.

    I’m playing a music game called Daigasso Band Brothers DX at the moment which is just amazing – each song (31 on the cart, with 200 to choose from as downloadable content) has eight instrumental parts, which you can play on one of four different difficulties, and there’s singing and guitar parts, too. And a full editing suite so you can create your own 8-track versions of your favourite songs. And a free downloadable channel on your Wii so it doesn’t sound tinny coming through your DS speakers. It’s best in multiplayer though – you can have eight players from a single copy of the game, all contributing a part of each track. It’s really funny when someone messes up because it puts everyone else off, especially if it’s the drummer.

    Woah, tangent. Anyway, yes. Japan. You’re right about the technology thing too – you begin to wonder whether it’s going to be almost a generation behind in terms of tech if this carries on.

    #28 7 years ago
  29. klanger13

    I suppose its only Japan that you’re talking about but I do think that talk of the PS3 being the next Dreamcast is a little premature considering that sales of the PS3 have almost completely mirrored that of the PS2 so far, globally at least. Check it:

    http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=PS2&reg1=All&cons2=PS3&reg2=All&cons3=X360&reg3=All&weeks=156

    If anything its the next Dreamcast, its the 360. Look at the pads man. God I loved the Dreamcast.

    P.s Change one of them to the Wii and then look at the trend and think how many that things gonna sell. Ooh missus!

    #29 7 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    klanger13: That chart is broken… it has completely incorrect figures for the PS2.

    #30 7 years ago
  31. klanger13

    What do you thinks wrong with it? Certainly the figures for the current gen look in the right area. Enlighten me thus…

    #31 7 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    klanger13: View the same data, but split the regions on the PS2.

    Japan: ~6.0m
    America: ~10.5m
    Other: ~8.7m

    Does that add up to the ~14.5m you see in the chart you linked? :)

    (hint, no… it adds up to ~25m)

    #32 7 years ago
  33. klanger13

    scampers off to check

    #33 7 years ago
  34. klanger13

    Hmmmm, interesting. I wonder why? So is the different areas of SCE reporting different numbers? Is this the numbers shipped vs number sold problem?

    Its the shipped numbers they are using – just in case you were spoddy enough to care:

    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps2_e.html

    Can’t find where they got the worldwide sales from though?

    #34 7 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    No, it’s because VGChartz is a joke. Always has been. :)

    As for where they get their figures. You sit on it.

    #35 7 years ago
  36. klanger13

    Well, true. But at least it tries to base itself in reality rather than hearsay so I give it points for that. Not many points, but points.

    #36 7 years ago
  37. Blerk

    Wouldn’t splitting out the regions obviously give you a larger number because you’re still looking at 156 weeks from launch, but the launch was staggered over seven or eight months (with each region launching at a different time)? So you’re actually looking at a much larger period of time than the graph suggests.

    Not that I’m defending VGChartz and their ‘figures’. :-D

    #37 7 years ago
  38. klanger13

    Well, yes. But the’re also shipped figures so they will always be more. Anyway, the main figures all point to the fact that I am right. And thats all that matters :)

    #38 7 years ago
  39. Blerk

    Nah, I’m with Psycho – that graph’s bollocksed somehow.

    #39 7 years ago
  40. klanger13

    I’m right!!! La la la.

    #40 7 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    These are VGC’s sales (not shipped) numbers side by side.

    PS3
    Japan: ~2.2m
    America: ~5.2m
    Other: ~6.4m
    Total: ~13.8m

    PS2:
    Japan: ~6.0m
    America: ~10.5m
    Other: ~8.7m
    Total: ~25.2m

    Japan and America should be fairly accurate. Other is sheer imagination. Either way, you can see clearly that the PS3 is no-where near where the PS2 was at the same point in its life.

    #41 7 years ago
  42. Blerk

    You also have to remember that the PS2 was severely stock-limited for at least the first six months. Getting hold of one was hell on Earth. No such problems with the PS3.

    #42 7 years ago
  43. ecu

    You reckon a PS3 “slim” might do it, Blerk?

    I do. I think it’d make a huge difference.

    #43 7 years ago
  44. klanger13

    They look suspiciously like the shipped figures from the link for the ps2 if you ask me and I know that Sony used to always quote shipped rather than sold.

    In any case, I think my original point was that calling the ps3 the next Dreamcast is a bit over the top at this stage. Even when you campare it to 360 sales.

    #44 7 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    There was a point they could say it truly in Europe though… but it was a trick of the release dates of the consoles.

    PS2: 24/11/2000
    PS3: 23/03/2007

    Announce in January 2008 that you’re selling the PS3 faster than the PS2 did and you take into account a fully stocked xmas which the PS2 didn’t have at the same point.

    #45 7 years ago
  46. Blerk

    You really think they shipped 6 million to Japan and only sold 2.2 million? :-D

    #46 7 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    You can verify the Japanese numbers anyway. That data has always been available to the public.

    #47 7 years ago
  48. Blerk

    I was talking to klanger, not you, monkey boy!

    #48 7 years ago
  49. Psychotext

    :(

    #49 7 years ago
  50. Blerk

    Don’t cry! I was looking for non-VGChartz info and found this amusing little nugget. :-D

    #50 7 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    lol. Did they sack him yet? :D

    #51 7 years ago
  52. Blerk

    Ah, here we go. 20 million PS2s in about a year and a half.

    #52 7 years ago
  53. RevolutionBlues

    Four months ago the PSP was dead. Since then it has sold three million units including about two and a half million in Japan alone (where we’ve seen proof that just one game can make a difference).

    So let’s not kill off any consoles just yet.

    #53 7 years ago
  54. Blerk

    The PSP was *not* dead four months ago. It’s been selling consistently well since the hardware rejig. PSP software sales *are* dead, however. Totally.

    #54 7 years ago

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    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]