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Lifetime UK console sales revealed

Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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GfK Chart-Track’s released lifetime figures for games hardware in the UK, as reported by Edge.

And here they are:

  • Wii – 4.9 million (launched December 2006)
  • Xbox 360 – 3.2 million (launched December 2005)
  • PS3 – 1.9 million (launched March 2007)
  • DS – 8.8 million (launched March 2005)
  • PSP – 3.2 million (launched September 2005)
  • PS2 – 10 million (launched November 2000)

That puts combined PS3, Wii and 360 sales at 10 million. Lots of millions.

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45 Comments

  1. Rhythm

    Wow, nice to see these for a change

    #1 6 years ago
  2. SticKboy

    There’s as many PSP units sold as Xbox 360s? WOW! I sure didn’t expect *that*!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Cort

    If you do the pro rata thing, PS3 is about 100k behind 360 which – given differences on price and the fact the MS console had 15 months unchallenged on the market – is a strong performance. Just thought I’d get that in before G1GA arrives tell all us “PlayStation fanboys” that we have abandoned Sony and the PS3 has failed here too…..

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Interesting! Those Wii figures are really quite astonishing – that’s half the PS2′s total sales in a fraction of the time. I think I’m a little surprised that the PS2 and the DS are as low as they are, actually – it seems like every bugger in the country has one.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Newbie101

    I was shocked to find the PS3 ahead of the 360 in europe (by 300,000).

    So MS have been talking rubbish then..?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    The “360 vs PS3 in Europe” thing is a point of contention. Both sides will claim victory based on slightly different ways of adding up the figures and slightly different definitions of what counts as ‘Europe’.

    I think the safest thing to say is that it’s near-as-dammit neck and neck in Europe. Mainland Europe is super pro-Sony, on the whole.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Newbie101

    MCV seem to think that the PS3 is 300,000 after looking at the figures today.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Cort

    Blerk,

    I’m pretty sure that when SCEE said they were ahead in Europe a month or two ago, they confirmed they were talking about Europe (geographical) and not PAL – so excluding Australia, NZ et al.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    There’s so much smoke and mirrors involved that you can never be sure quite who’s telling the truth, though. And they all talk about boxes shipped to retailers rather than sold too, which obfuscates even more.

    It wouldn’t surprise me to see Sony slightly in the lead, though. Historically that’s always been the case.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Cort

    Aha, SCEI said over a year ago that their own console figures, henceforth, would only be “sold to consumer” and not “shipped to retailer”. I’m not sure if MS and Ninty have or have not confirmed the same.

    ;o)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Lutz

    Cort: That’s most likely bullshit though, cos frankly, how the hell would they know?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. deftangel

    I’m sure MS will be pretty happy with that. At one point their UK lead over the PS3 was more or less exactly 1m, I think that was a year or more back so it’s actually increased since. Given the market dominance Sony had last generation, it’s a good show by them to be even on level footing. It’ll be interesting to see how much difference another holiday with the 360 arcade SKU makes and whether a presumed PS3 price cut this year counteracts that or more.

    Also good to see hard evidence that Sony are doing much better in Europe than elsewhere.

    5m Wii’s at this point is mental though.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Rhythm

    Yeah, I’d heard that a while back too Cort.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    There’s still a lot of confusion with regard to that shipped / sold thing. It’s very simple, Sony changed to the same method that Nintendo / MS use.

    Sold = Sold to retailers. You can see it discussed if you look for the conference call where they announced it.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Just thought I’d get that in before G1GA arrives tell all us “PlayStation fanboys” that we have abandoned Sony and the PS3 has failed here too…..

    Ahh man…

    I’ve got nothing to say now!

    #15 6 years ago
  16. onyxbox

    Don’t forget to factor the 360 failure rate being somewhere in the region of a 100% on all 1st generation units, which are now either in the bin, in second hand stock, on eBay as parts or about to fail again.

    And the 10 – 30% failure rate they have on the 2nd generation 360′s and what are they on now… 3rd or 4th gen with E74 & still RROD & Disk problems… lets say 5% – 10% failure rate.

    I’d say Sony are ‘way’ ahead on actual working systems in peoples homes in reality.

    However I think the 360 has the bigger slice of ‘hardcore’ demographic, which equates to higher game sales.

    360 in terms of Software is fantastic but the hardware is diabolical IMO (I’m a bitter owner as I’ve had 4 360 – 3 of which were brand new (last year) and failed out of the box for one reason or another).

    I think once Sony drop the price it will be over for MS and I think if Sony pay as much attention to the ‘Casuals’ as they have done towards 1st part hardcore games and launch Eye Pet etc. with the price drop they may even start creep up on Nintendo.

    Then again… history in this industry has a habit of being pretty unpredictable.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Newbie101

    Even if the PS3 isnt ahead in Europe by 300,000 its crazy its as close as it is!

    With the 360 head start I didnt expect it to be close at all…

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Cort

    G1GA,

    ;o)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Newbie101 – That’s “Non UK” Europe… why would the PS3 being ahead there surprise you? The 360 has always been a dead duck in mainland Europe.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. dirigiblebill

    Is the failure rate on first generation 360s really around 100%? I find that hard to believe.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    Hehe, but seriously, even though the PS3 maight not be too far behind ‘pro-rata’, I can’t see it ever taking the lead between the two.

    Surely from this point on, any PS3 price drop is going to be matched by either a 360 price drop, or some kind of extra value bundles to counter it.

    Just goes to show the importance of getting to market first.

    You might have inferior hardware and slower sales, but you very well might end up selling a whole lot more than your rivals.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    @dirigiblebill: We have leaked numbers from an internal MS engineer which put it at 645k (8.8%) in November 06 and 1.2m in Feb 07 (10%). In Feb 08 SquareTrade (Warranty provider) stated a 16.4% failure rate.

    The truth is probably in there somewhere. :)

    #22 6 years ago
  23. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @gigahurtz – What you’re failing to understand about a ps3 price drop is the ps2 owners who are waiting until the ps3 is 200 quid or less before they buy one. I know quite a few who are unwilling to pay 300 quid.

    They’d have already bought a 360 by now if they wanted one…

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    Here’s the link to the actual presentation:
    http://www.gamegroup.plc.uk/gg/investors/reports/2009rp/prelim_09/prelim_trans.pdf

    (for those too lazy to actually read the original link!)

    Also… we got these same console install base numbers back in January:
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/console-installed-base-reaches-22m-in-uk

    #24 6 years ago
  25. freedoms_stain

    First off, the 360 has never had a failure rate of 100%, 30% was the highest ever estimate.

    2nd, to GIGAHURTZ, getting to the market firsat didn’t help the Dreamcast, which lets face it, was annhilated by the PS2.

    3rd, Pretty surprised by the DS success given the practically no games I want that it has.

    Also, it’d be interesting to see the resell rate on some of these, methinks the Wii might be quite high.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @G1GA
    “Surely from this point on, any PS3 price drop is going to be matched by either a 360 price drop, or some kind of extra value bundles to counter it.”

    Thing is the 360 hasn’t got too many more places to go price wise. It’s already fantastic value. It’s really surprising that the PS3 is doing as well as it is whilst maintaining the price it has. So MS responding to a substantial PS3 price cut with another of their own isn’t going to cut it. Maybe a redesign to a smaller footprint – it would certainly help in Japan.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    Yeah, I reckon the next step for the 360 is a redesign, the next step for the PS3 is a price cut.

    Of course… MS could be complete and utter retards and not go for a redesign, despite seeing what it’s done for other machine’s sales over the years. :)

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Cort

    Monthly averages, according to TheSixthAxis:

    Wii: 181,481
    DS: 183,333
    PS2: 100,000
    360: 82,051
    PS3: 79,166
    PSP: 78,048

    EDIT: Monthly averages over lifetime.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    Time to state the obvious… the Wii and DS are complete monsters.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Blerk

    The PS2′s still selling 100k a month? :shock:

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Cort

    Blerk, figures are for lifetime monthly average.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    but sony still holds the most market share, must be nice for microsoft to only focus on one system.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Ah, I see – my stupid. :-D

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Rock_Me_Amadeus

    Those numbers are old. From Jan 09

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/console-installed-base-reaches-22m-in-uk

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Cort

    Old in that they have already been published, yes, but not at all old in the way that they are obsolete. Figures such as these are never up to the previous week. These are to the end of the last available quarter, which is fine.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Rock_Me_Amadeus

    I’d rather see updated numbers with the last three months included (with Easter sales too)

    #36 6 years ago
  37. onyxbox

    “First off, the 360 has never had a failure rate of 100%, 30% was the highest ever estimate.”

    :-)

    I rekon’ it was much higher than 30% on the first gen 360.

    If MS say it’s 30% you can bank on it was double that… besides 30% is still amazingly bad for those figures don’t… but hey… I guess no one but MS will have any idea what the real figure is but I bet most of those 1st gen 360s are out of action now.

    I’ll admit that they seem to have things somewhat under control these days but nonetheless I’m bloody certain that 300,000 lead they have isn’t real.

    Didn’t they sell around 8 – 9 million in the first year or so. So lets just say that 15% of em’ are out of action by now… that just shaved off 1.3 million units.

    I’m not trying to bash the 360… just that with even lower failure rates than MS stated themselves (within year one) I would say Sony have more PS3 out there, whether they’re in use is another matter ;-)

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    MS hasn’t ever given a failure rate. The only numbers we’ve ever got were the ones I put in my post above.

    That aside, it wouldn’t actually affect the sold numbers provided by companies that we’re seeing in the report. It could possibly affect the shipped numbers as depending on how a retailer processes a replacement it could show up as another machine MS has shipped to a retailer.

    Though I’d guess that most people deal direct with MS if their 360 breaks.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. onyxbox

    Perhaps MS never said 1/3 fail or 30% but however you dress it up or tweak the figures… There must be at least a million out of action.

    Just my opinion and based on what I’ve read and experienced myself, friends and many work colegues… Every single person I’ve met that has owned a 360 has had it break… Oh and ask the UPS guy how many they pickup and return in a week when you have to send your own back for repair (i did) and he’ll probably tell you it’s keeping them in business shipping them to Germany and back.

    Anyway I don’t want to sound like an anti MS type… It’s just how I see it and I think the real install base is probably worse than any MS exec would have us believe.

    Btw: typing this much on the iPhone is giving me tendinitis :-)

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Jacee

    @onyx

    bottom line you have no clue what you are talking about. I personally own 2 360s a first and second generation model and both my sons have one and none of them have ever failed whereas both my ps3 and my sons have had to be sent back and repaired as defective.so that means that 360s have a 0% failure rate and the ps3 is 100%?

    See how ridiculous anecdotal evidence is? Both consoles have had their issues MS had bigger ones initially but its old old news.I fail to understand why EVERY single time console sales are discussed somebody has to trot out bullshit like that to try to say Sony is miles ahead.At the end of the day they are’nt ahead of MS now and may never be we shall see if they ever get any momentum but trotting out the excuses every single time its shown they are behind just makes the people using them look silly

    #40 6 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    thats pure bullshit jacee you are a fucking lying xbot troll. you have a better chance of getting hit by lighting than having two ps3s break at the same time in one house hold. how much did greenturd pay you to come here and say that or did he promise you could lick his ass crack clean at E3.

    360 0% failure rate/ps3 100% failure rate?

    I was born at night mother fucker,but not last night. Get your punk ass out of here and teach those retarded kids of yours how to use a ps3 properly bitch!

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Seraphemz

    @ Evil – LOL !!!!!! damn evil..tell him how you really feel….

    Jacee – I will give you the benefit of doubt and say that what you wrote did happen, but you are in the minority. My brother has replaced his 360 twice since he got it at launch, and has scratched a couple of disks. He nor I have ever had to fix our PS3′s.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. onyxbox

    @Jacee

    “See how ridiculous anecdotal evidence is?”

    I understand your point but ‘come on’…ffs… open your eyes.

    360 – Great Games – Thriving Comunity – Excellent Online – Sh!t hardware & lots and lots of ‘em break.

    Just out of interest what percentage of failure do _you_ think the first gen 360′s have?

    #43 6 years ago
  44. theevilaires

    Jacee you are officially the new xbot troll king. You sound like a guy who sits at his computer everyday and gets paid by M$ to ease their faults on the internet gaming community.

    You sound like some Nebraskan trailer park trash waiting for your check in the mail.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Jacee

    @evil

    thanks for the title but until I look under my sink and find your sorry ass living there you can’t speak for what has or has not occurred in my household.

    Read what I said I said both my PS3 and my sons had to go back for repair do the math genius my son doesn’t live with me so that would make two households.

    My point was about the unreliability of anecdotal evidence in a discussion like this it was not to stir up your Sony blowing fanboy ass like it obviously did

    #45 6 years ago

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    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.