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Sony PS division has lost $4.7 billion since launching PS3

Friday, 30 October 2009 11:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony’s Q2 financials today have taken total PlayStation division losses to $4.7 billion since PS3 launched in November 2006.

The facts:

  • FY 2007: -$1,970,923,859
  • FY 2008: -$1,079,994,103
  • FY 2009: -$577,207,240
  • FY 10Q1: -$413,541,667
  • FY 10Q2: -$653,333,333

Total loss: $4,695,000,202

All figures come from Sony’s investor relations page.

Note that both quarters so far this financial year include losses from Sony’s Vaio business. Figures for the full fiscal years are losses purely from gaming. Prior to Q1 this year, the division was called “Game”: it’s now known as the “Networked Products & Services” division.

It’s also worth noting the following. These are the losses Microsoft’s Xbox division suffered during the first Xbox’s release. As you can see, they’re not as heavy as those currently being incurred by Sony:

  • FY 2002: -$1,135,000,000
  • FY 2003: -$1,191,000,000
  • FY 2004: -$1,337,000,000
  • FY 2005: -$539,000,000

Total loss: $4,202,000,000

Thanks, Psychotext. You can read a full breakdown of where the platform holders stand financially in this NeoGAF post.

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60 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Ouch! That’s gotta hurt.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Nintendo were asked to comment… but they couldn’t stop laughing long enough to say anything.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Perhaps we’ll luck out and they’ll asphyxiate? :-D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    That’s cold. :P

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Razor

    The merger into NPS makes everything look worse that it might have been had Game still been an individual business.

    You can clearly see that Game losses were halving each year until the merger.

    Still, it’s not great.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Worth mentioning that this quarter includes the launch of the Slim… that will have cost them a fair chunk.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. distraet

    If only I had a nickel for every… nickel Sony lost.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Brol

    To compare Microsoft’s and Sony’s losses, you would need to take inflation into account. Then I think the numbers should be roughly equal.

    Anyway this just shows how unsustainable the console business has become… I’d be really surprised if Sony and MS get their next generation consoles out anytime soon.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Hero of Canton

    This Is Worrying.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Here’s a thought… imagine those numbers without the PS2 propping up the division.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Wait ’til BDH arrives!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Razor

    “Anyway this just shows how unsustainable the console business has become… I’d be really surprised if Sony and MS get their next generation consoles out anytime soon.”

    Yep.

    And the days of expecting next generation hardware to be powerful all conquering machines are well and truly over.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    The ps3 has now sold 27m worldwide its catching the 360 big time plus add ff 13, GT 5 and GOW 3 all massive games and i predict by next summer the PS3 will be in front.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    I think feed is spamming this website

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just global-deleted him. He should vanish in a second.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Quiiick

    Oh dear, now we have an ad-bot spamming the comments sections … :-(

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Quiiick

    Thanks, Pat!

    #17 6 years ago
  18. JonFE

    Thanks Pat – much appreciate it!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    “I predict by next summer the PS3 will be in front”

    Sell 7m more than the 360… in 9 months? Given they both generally sell 10m to 13m in a year? Pachter would be proud. :D

    #19 6 years ago
  20. darthmahon

    That is a scary amount of money. I don’t get how much Sony earn elsewhere, that is not sustainable :/

    #20 6 years ago
  21. blackdreamhunk

    yea sony should just give me 4 billion I can use it wisely lol

    #21 6 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    yea sony should just give me 4 billion I can use it wisely lol

    yea so much for your next generation of consoles ahahahaha

    what is sony going to tell their share holders.

    bankuprt console game devs and bankuprt hardware companies.

    any one else want to debate with me?

    my words are solid.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Blerk

    4 billion, eh? That would probably keep you in hardware upgrades for about six months, BDH!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. ranksshabba

    $
    2001 -1,666,000,000
    2002 - 866,000,000
    2003 - 938,000,000
    2004 -1,011,000,000
    2005 - 464,000,000
    2006 -1,329,000,000
    2007 -2,066,000,000
    2008 + 267,000,000

    Total $8billion dollar loss.

    Don’t Microsoft’s losses in the segement that includes Xbox read something like this? (segement includes Xbox, PC gaming, Zune & etc)

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Komond_Deckard

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but:
    ———
    The facts:

    * FY 2007: -$1,970,923,859
    * FY 2008: -$1,079,994,103
    * FY 2009: -$577,207,240
    * FY 10Q1: -$413,541,667
    * FY 10Q2: -$653,333,333

    Total loss: $4,695,000,202
    ————-

    How can FY 10Q1 and FY 10Q2 be facts? That means 2010 Q1 and Q2 isn’t it? As we are not in 2010, that are estimations, not facts. So the total loss is 1,000,000,000 estimated, and 3,600,000,000 fact.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. BeastModeYMOB

    Who cares? The systems are selling! Gaming has lost its main point. GAMING! All u ppl that is arguing ove #’s need to get some pussy & chill.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    what goes up must come down. Its the basic principle of karma. Sony did so well in the PS1 and PS2 era that they simply were poised to hit a bad time sooner or later. They’ll bounce back. 2010 is looking to be much more in their favor.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “How can FY 10Q1 and FY 10Q2 be facts? That means 2010 Q1 and Q2 isn’t it?”

    Financial year ending 2010. We just finished Q2.

    @ranksshabba: Not sure where you found those figures, but they’re not accurate… look here: http://www.microsoft.com/msft/reports/ar09/10k_fr_dis.html

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    KD – These are results for Sony’s fiscal years, which end in March. Sony’s first quarter runs April-June, and Q2 – which was reported today – ends on September 30. We’re in Q3 now.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    I blame Blu-Ray.

    Will HD-DVD get the last laugh after all…?

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Blerk

    No.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Bojangles

    The dead don’t laugh.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    They do make odd noises if you poke them though. True story.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Syrok

    Is dogging not enough for you Psycho? Do you really have to engage in necrophila as well?

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    I put them in cars and watch them… uhh… decompose?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. David Macphail

    For all the idiots in the comments predicting the doom of Sony thanks to the PS3 maybe you should take ALL the facts into account:

    Sony owns exclusive rights to the HD movie market (Blu – Ray) worth over $10,000,000,000.

    Sony has vast amounts of income from PS2/PSP/PS3 software sales as well as making a profit on the sale of PSP and PS2 hardware.

    Sony also has vast amounts of income coming from their TV manufacturing side, standalone Blu – Ray player manufacfturing and a host of other consumer electronics.

    Sony also have a lot of money pouring in from their movie studios such as Columbia Pictures.

    Believe me, Sony can take the loss, if they couldn’t they would have cut the PS3 off like a diseased limb a long time ago, they’re not idiots (Like SEGA were).

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Blerk

    Vast amounts of income don’t mean squat if you’re still making a loss.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. G1GAHURTZ

    Nah, no-one is saying that Sony is doomed.

    The PlayStation brand is way too valuable to them for them to just give up on anyway.

    It’s like the Atari brand. Even after all the years and years of huge losses, it’s still going because it’s one of the most recognisable brands in the world.

    And also like Walkman. Even when the cassette player became obsolete, the brand is still going, even though it’s nowhere near as big as it was.

    I’m sure that Sony and the PlayStation brand will keep going for some time, but the market dominance is clearly totally gone now.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    “Sony owns exclusive rights to the HD movie market (Blu – Ray) worth over $10,000,000,000.”

    Actually… no. Sony share the rights, and the licensing income for blu-ray with the twenty other companies on the board of the blu-ray disc association.

    Plus, the licensing income is no-where near as lucrative as you seem to be making it out to be. Based on current projections by the BDA you’re looking at about $100 million to $350m per year of licensing revenue over the next 5 years. That figure (dependant on them hitting their targets) then gets split as appropriate between the BDA.

    As for this: “Sony has vast amounts of income from PS2/PSP/PS3 software sales as well as making a profit on the sale of PSP and PS2 hardware.”

    The numbers you see above include all of that. As for the rest of the profits, Sony as a whole made a $227.8 million dollar loss in the last financial year. But it’s all aside from the point, because like GHz said, no-one was talking about Sony being doomed.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Blerk

    Well, BDH was. But he doesn’t count.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    My mind automatically filters everything bar the funny stuff about BDH now. ;)

    #41 6 years ago
  42. G1GAHURTZ

    any one else want to debate with me?

    my words are solid.

    LOL!!!!!!!!!

    I did miss this quote the first time around…

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Gregormeister

    1. I think Sony can look positively into the future. Losses due to the PlayStation hardware fall every month. Now, while the slim is out (and sells like glowing shit) the profit WILL come. And it will come soon.

    2. The PS3 is out for three years now and developers mentioned recently, that they didn’t touch the real potential of this black powerbox yet; the climax of PS3 games will come not before late 2010 or 2011. Even Naughty Dog said that are lot possibilities to optimise their U2-engine. (Golden times await us!)

    3. According to Sony the PS3 will get a life cycle about 10 years; so we not even saw one third of these time span! Look at the PS2 – it still generates money; an it started to do that really late – later perhapt than the PS3.

    4. In spring 2010 Sony releases their new motion control system that works similar to the Wii’s, and that should catch some Wii owners, too. Compare ANY Wii game to Uncharted 2 oder something else that releases these days – the graphics (and sounds) are poles apart from each other. Wii owners with a HDTV will have some reason to do the jump next year, especially if they realise the gap between the potential they have with their Wii and the potential the COULD have with a PS3.

    5. Yes, I’m a die-hard PS3 user and I’m VERY happy with it!

    Greetz from germany,
    Gregormeister

    #43 6 years ago
  44. G1GAHURTZ

    Hello Germany

    From London.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    Just one little point re your post there Gregormeister. The gaming division was back to being profitable the year after the PS2 was released. Between 1998 and 2006 they only had one year of losses, the year the PS2 was launched.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. theevilaires

    wow a hardcore German PS3 lover…fucking cool. Hey maybe we can hang out when I come visit your country on vacation next year. :D add me on PSN the id is the same.

    Wir hoffen, Sie bald in meiner Kontaktliste sehen

    #46 6 years ago
  47. David Macphail

    OK, Sony don’t have the right of Blu – Ray all to themselves but they ARE the leaders of the pack. Blu – Ray was Sony’s invention, the rest of the companies just joined with them rather than risk competing against them.

    Blu – Ray is a Sony product, meaning, for all intents and purposes, they OWN it.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. The Hindle

    Hey Psyco i come to that fact because A FF13 is exclusive in japan so add like 1m to 2m in bundles and sales there. B. GT 5 is coming next March, again world wide system seller as every GT game has sold 10m to 15m plus a lot of consoles.

    C GOW 3 is next March, again worldwide system seller but will move more Ps3s in the Usa. Gran Turismo and Gow are Sonys equivlent to Halo and Gears as in the fact they will shift a lot of consoles.

    Id say they will be pretty much even by next summer anyway if not in front. Also the motion controller will bring a lot of the wii users to the Ps3 in my opinion anyway.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Psychotext

    @David Macphail: If you go right back to the start, it was actually two companies. Sony and Pioneer. But they needed far more than just the two of them to develop it, and another 7 companies joined in the development.

    @The Hindle: We’ll have a look next summer. ;)

    You’re talking about the PS3 selling somewhere in the order of 2x what the 360 is going to over the same period though… which is just a little unrealistic.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Talyis

    Don’t listen to Psychotext seriously check out all of his other posts he’s just a MS fanboy, I do agree Sony has lost a ton of money but 4 billion is a little much why would they keep the Playstation division going with that big of a loss! And hey Psychotext I noticed you mentioned of MS losses I’m sure they lost billion on the hardware failures alone but then again they did make some of that back when the gamers had to buy a second or third 360 I honestly think MS has still lost more money this generation!

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    A Microsoft fanboy who specifically mentions MS’s massive losses (and was tracking this data long before the Sony gaming group was in trouble). Impressive. I’m starting to realise that to be a Microsoft fanboy just involves not worshipping at the alter of Sony. Doesn’t really matter how critical you are of Microsoft too… that just gets glossed over.

    As for the gaming division not losing that much money. Why don’t you click that link in the story and take a look through the financial results over the last three and a half years (You can even completely leave off the results since they included the PC division to get a total of roughly $3.6bn losses). Because I take it you wont believe a MS fanboy, but I assume you’ll probably believe Sony themselves.

    But anyway, you point out what I’ve said that’s inaccurate and we can talk more. I assume that as a MS fanboy I must be spreading all sorts of lies here. For now though, this evil MS fanboy is off to play some Valkyria Chronicles.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Armitage

    Have they checked down the back of the sofa?

    #52 6 years ago
  53. saladino

    ehi mr Garret, what about inflation in seven years?XD

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Psychotext

    That’s quite easy to calculate. Adjusted for inflation figures are…

    Sony
    FY 2007: -$2,103,101,897
    FY 2008: -$1,152,422,827
    FY 2009: -$577,207,240
    FY 10Q1: -$413,541,667
    FY 10Q2: -$653,333,333
    Total: -$4,899,606,964

    Microsoft
    FY 2002: -$1,379,514,758
    FY 2003: -$1,424,782,404
    FY 2004: -$1,563,480,809
    FY 2005: -$613,732,991
    Total: -$4,981,510,962

    So that’s -$4,899,606,964 over 42 months for Sony and -$4,981,510,962 over 48 months for Microsoft. Or -$116,657,309 per month for Sony vs -$103,781,478 for Microsoft.

    For comparison, Nintendo made $317,926,126 per month over the last 42 months (adjusted for inflation)… you can probably see why I said Nintendo are laughing their arses off. :D

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Syrok

    You do have too much time, Psycho. :D

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Psychotext

    /finance geek

    #56 6 years ago
  57. ranksshabba

    Whose inflation rate(s) have you used? Japan’s, USA’S, the UK or another weighted average?

    At what exchange rate, today’s spot-rate only (ignoring the varying valeus across the time span), or an average across the period or another method?

    Fisher might be useful to use here or possibly the Tornqvist index.

    Tell us pyschotext how you did it.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Psychotext

    US retail price inflation (annual average) for each period as appropriate vs the 2009 baseline. Exchange rates for the actual original figures are done on a quarterly basis (on the day each quarterly reports is released) so as to ensure a more accurate conversion to dollars and avoid the fairly significant currency fluctuations which have occurred over the last few years.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. No_PUDding

    Psychotext is there.

    Michael Pachter should be ashamed.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. ranksshabba

    There is no such index as US retail price inflation (RPI)

    The do publish CPI – Consumer Price Index.

    But I guess that’s what you meant.

    Big losses anyway!

    Sony $4billion loss on ps3. Ouch.

    Microsoft $4billion loss on Xbox and $4billion loss on Xbox360.

    Nintendo printing money with their Wii and Wii Fit.

    Guess this means that us gamers will not be having a new generation of hardware from Microsoft and Sony any time soon!

    #60 6 years ago

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    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]