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Report: 60% of Xbox 360 consoles in the UK have failed

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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A survey conducted by CNET UK has shown that 60 percent of Xbox 360 owners polled experienced hardware failure compared to 16 percent of PS3 user and 6 percent of Wii owners.

Of the 1,128 UK-based participants, 562 owned a Xbox 360s, 473 owned a PS3 and 591 had a Wii, some owning more than one.

The survey also indicated that Xbox 360 failures are more likely to occur within 12 months of purchase, and 47 percent reporting console failure inside a year with 72 percent of users taking advantage of the warranty and 15 percent trying to fix the problem themselves.

CNET says the survey does not “represent a random or necessarily representative sample”.

Full story through the link.

Via Gamespot.

Thanks, freedoms_stain.

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32 Comments

  1. Armitage

    Good to see you correctly labelled this as a “hot” topic.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. reask

    ^ :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Yoshi

    And this is exactly why i aint gettin a 360, seriously if the 360 didnt have so much of a high failure rate and you didnt have to pay for online play i would get a 360, but seen as my ps3 does have free internet and doesnt have so much of a high failure rate (yes it may have messed up twice BUT Sony fixed it for free and ive neva needed a different console, still got my 60gb from launch ;) ) I think ill stay with ps3 :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    I’ve had mine for nearly 3 years without a single hitch. And that’s with one of the older models. The newer ones are infinitely more reliable.

    It’s clear from this “survey” that the failure rates on *all* formats are well over-inflated beyond the actual reported figures on all formats, so I’m going to call bollocks on these results.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. blackdreamhunk

    you forgot ps3 and wii failure rates too. It takes what is 10 consoles to play one game these days lol

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Microsoft, and tho those people who bought another Xbox because their first one failed.. time to the big boy pants on.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “Microsoft, and tho those people who bought another Xbox because their first one failed.. time to the big boy pants on.”

    Or how about you look at the reality of how ridiculous the figures are for *all* formats, instead of being brainless and accepting everything you read as fact?

    17% failure rates on the PS3? Really? Come on, these figures are completely bogus on *all* accounts, 360 included.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Quiiick

    I always said it’s above 50%!
    … and not only in the UK, that is.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. bxsentinel

    I would like to see the exact breakdown of xbox consoles; like how many of those are jasper boards. I wanna see if the new motherboard has really improved the figure or not? This survey does not break down what model version it is.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Or how about you look at the reality of how ridiculous the figures are for *all* formats, instead of being brainless and accepting everything you read as fact?

    17% failure rates on the PS3? Really? Come on, these figures are completely bogus on *all* accounts, 360 included.

    How do you know that those numbers are fake for Xbox? Face the reality, wake up, they are really cheaply made and they do break.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “How do you know that those numbers are fake for Xbox? Face the reality, wake up, they are really cheaply made and they do break.”

    Did you read what I said at all?

    The figures are overinflated for *all* formats. The PS3 doesn’t have anywhere near a failure rate of 17%, and the Wii’s 6% is definitely overinflated – I don’t know the exact figure for Wii, but I know it’s minuscule.

    The 360 definitely does not have a failure rate of 60%. it *was* somewhere in the region of 30% a few years ago, but the newer models are much more reliable to the point where the RRoD is barely even a problem anymore.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    The disc tray on my 360 stopped working the first week I had it. Sent it in, MS sent me a new one. When it came back it worked for three weeks, maybe a month and stopped reading discs. MS sent me a new one, again, and it sounded like a grinding machine, sent it in, MS fixed it. It worked for a year and then RROD on us back in Feb. The warranty was up, we said screw it, bought an arcade and slapped the 60Gb HD on it. It’s now in the closet, and if we feel like fixing it we may or may not. But its there if we like.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Even 30% if failure,
    What if some college COLLEGE, and 30%-50% of students there just FAIL for no reason what so ever even if they do good?.. would you go to that school?
    Besides you come in and compare wii and PS3.. oi.. seems you try to cover for Microsoft.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. reask

    Had mine a year when it froze on mw 1.
    MS fixed it for free.
    Summer gone disc started playing up with the put this disc in a 360.
    Phoned MS to fix it but had major hassle with the help team so eventually gave up.
    I got a guy in Dublin to have a look at it, cost me 85 bucks.
    He didnt succeed so I still get the message on and off.
    It is OK on new games but second hand ones can take a few loads.
    Apart from that its fine.
    I have it 3 years this Xmas.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    Oh, don’t be such a bloody fanboy.

    I just defended all the formats. My favourite games of the last year are all PS3 titles. I support *every* format, Wii included (let the insults roll for that one).

    Just because I’m pointing out the stupidity of your blatantly obsessive and factually inaccurate bias against the 360 doesn’t make me an X-bot. It’s called using rational thinking and common sense.

    The initial run of 360 *were* terrible made. Microsoft has upgraded the hardware since (Do a search for the Falcon chip on the 360), which has significantly reduced the RRoD problems that occurred in older models.

    I don’t know if it’s completely eliminated the problem, its certainly isn’t riding on a failure rate of 60%.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. NoxNoctisUmbra

    “Oh, don’t be such a bloody fanboy.”

    You are the one taking it so seriously either rate, 30, 50 or 60% its still a failure!

    How am I a fanboy when I only pointed the Xbox out? I never pointed PS3 rocks, or Wii Rocks..

    You have some serious anger issues .

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Robo_1

    Oooofff, that’s quite a statistic.

    It’s a problem which will haunt MS until they release a new console. They really should redesign the thing for Natal’s release, especially if they see the system having legs past 2011.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. freedoms_stain

    I know of a dude who took his 360 round a mates house the day after the mates 360 RROD’d, his RROD’d after an hour there.

    Two boxes, one house, less than one day.

    Needless, I lol’d.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    Anger issues? I’m as calm as a dove. I’ve just pointing out your blind ignorance because stupidity like yours is a blight to gamers everywhere.

    Is that the best you can do? Come up with a cheap insult with no basis in anything?

    Yes, there *is* a failure rate. I’m telling you it’s significantly less than 60%, which you TOOK AS FACT! You said so yourself.

    In fact, it’s been significantly less than 30% for a *very* long time. But you, in your limited knowledge, read the typically hyperbole title of this story, based on this oorly done survey, and decided to take it as fact.

    That makes you an idiot.

    A fanboy is someone who blindly reacts to something. They don’t have to necessarily like it. People who bitch about something with no knowledge of the reality of the situations are still fanboys.

    At least when I’ve been wrong about something, I came out and admitted. But you’re so blindly obsessed with your little 360 grudge that you don’t actually care about facts, do you?

    Try a stronger argument than “you have anger issues” just because you don’t like your ignorance being pointed out. *rolls eyes*

    CNET themselves even said that the results weren’t even an accurate sample of consumers.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Armitage

    Well my UK launch PS3 packed in just days before the Slim was introduced. I was planning to trade it in for a Slim at HMV, given its significantly lower power consumption, and therefore, along with its huge fan, presumably higher reliability. Ended up just opting to buy the new Slim rather than pay the repair fees, and risk further failure after the 3 month warranty you get.

    “In fact, it’s been significantly less than 30% for a *very* long time.”

    Source? What are the new failure rates?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. TastyAcidMilkk

    the prob aint even that bad still, the jasper units are much better, have cooler air flow, especially wen playing games from the HDD the air flow is cold, ps3s on the other hand ive seen loads of complaints about the YLOD

    #21 5 years ago
  22. NiceFellow

    The 360 has the highest failure rate, followed by the PS3 then the Wii. Anyone following the industry knows this has been confirmed many, many times.

    Due to the nature of the sample, the percentages are simply unreliable, but the fact that a 360 is most likely to fail on you vs a Wii with PS3 in between hasn’t changed and very likely won’t for the whole generation.

    The probabilities, particularly for the 360, should go down, but the order won’t. The 360 will always be the most likely to fail, even if it comes down to 3% or 5%, the PS3 will be next and the Wii will be the least likely to fail.

    So the survey confirmed that if nothing else, even if its overall percentage rates are very likely way to high – clue, surveys on failure rates attract those with a reason to complain, and therefore tend to skew high with the percentages.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    As it happens my Wii’s busted. Crapped out bluetooth module apparently. Thing wont even start without it, not that i could do much either way without anyway of controlling it.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. NoxNoctisUmbra

    “Anger issues? I’m as calm as a dove. I’ve just pointing out your blind ignorance because stupidity like yours is a blight to gamers everywhere.

    Is that the best you can do? Come up with a cheap insult with no basis in anything?

    Yes, there *is* a failure rate. I’m telling you it’s significantly less than 60%, which you TOOK AS FACT! You said so yourself.

    In fact, it’s been significantly less than 30% for a *very* long time. But you, in your limited knowledge, read the typically hyperbole title of this story, based on this oorly done survey, and decided to take it as fact.

    That makes you an idiot.

    A fanboy is someone who blindly reacts to something. They don’t have to necessarily like it. People who bitch about something with no knowledge of the reality of the situations are still fanboys.

    At least when I’ve been wrong about something, I came out and admitted. But you’re so blindly obsessed with your little 360 grudge that you don’t actually care about facts, do you?

    Try a stronger argument than “you have anger issues” just because you don’t like your ignorance being pointed out. *rolls eyes*

    CNET themselves even said that the results weren’t even an accurate sample of consumers.”

    You really have anger issues, and you first called me out by calling me a FANBOY.. besides, if you say those statistics are wrong.. why are your correct?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    How about *you* show me a source that *proves* that the 360′s failure rates are as high as you claim they are?

    “You really have anger issues,”

    No, my dear child, I do not, and you have nothing to prove that I do beyond the fact that I *enjoy* pointing out to stupid people that they are stupid. Can you process that fact? I find idiots *funny*.

    Simply saying “You have anger issues” does not suddenly mean I have anger issues. Criticising someone’s stupidity (or criticising anything in general) =/= anger issues.

    “You really have anger issues, and you first called me out by calling me a FANBOY.. besides, if you say those statistics are wrong.. why are your correct?”

    Because I’m not claiming the exact figures. But I *do* know that the Falcon chip is much more reliable, the fact that my 360 is still working after 2 of very constant use being a small part of that proof. The other bit of proof being understanding how hardware works and what the Falcon chip does.

    The other bit of prove being the reduced complaints about the RRoD, which you can find out by contacting Microsoft yourself or checking their figures.

    It’s called joining the dots. I don’t need to quote some “official” source when the facts align. It’s called thinking for yourself.

    Especially when the vast majority of news articles are ignorant and misinformed anyway. “Reliable” sources take opinions and parade them as facts, and every other site just copies then without doing a single piece of research.

    You’re asking for “proof” to something that you haven’t researched and can’t back up yourself, when I have. That makes you the idiots.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Anders

    For the record, I have 5-6 friends who have Xbox 360:s and play them frequently. Some of them bought their consoles at launch. Not a single one of them have suffered from hardware failures. Neither have I, for the record.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Armitage

    “That makes you the idiots.”

    That’s the one line you’ve got isn’t it? It’s getting a little tedious though, no?

    You stated in the other thread you are going to show a reliable source for the current failure rates. So do so. I’m interested to know what the rate is, and if it is indeed significantly below the 30% you stated, and if it has been for as you say a very long time.

    “the fact that my 360 is still working after 2 of very constant use being a small part of that proof. ” That isn’t proof at all, that may be an anomaly, it may be indicative of a general trend. It’s laughable you deride someone for taking a source with a large sample size as accurate and then provide your own evidence as being your own experience of 1 console.

    “It’s called thinking for yourself.”

    In your case I think that may be ill-advised.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. freedoms_stain

    I’d be interested to see these official figures O’Connor because from what I can find “Microsoft does not comment on failure rates” and earlier in the year they declined to confirm or deny a figure of 54% from a separate poll while another fairly recent poll found a figure of 27%.

    Unofficial polls are obviously a quagmire of unreliability and MS appear to be stone-walling the issue. So where do you get “significantly less” than 30% and “for a very long time”? Jasper only came out last year and there were (and possibly still are) a lot of older models being sold after that point.

    So please, enlighten us.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “I’d be interested to see these official figures O’Connor”

    You didn’t read a single word of my response, did you?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Mauller

    I own 2 360′s, one a 20 gig from 2007 and a 120 res evil edition. I’m glad to say that I’ve never had an issue with either one.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the failure rate among launch models, but would be surprised if this was the failure rate in total.

    Anyway… unofficial internet polls. That’s an insta-fail, isn’t it?

    #31 5 years ago
  32. theworm

    Some more info on this for you to chew over. Two articles on failure rates, first one a survey from Feb 2008 done by SquareTrade, a firm specialising in selling electronics warranties:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/360-failure-rate-put-at-16-per-cent

    Second one is an article/interview with a guy who works for a company that has a contract to fix broken X360 and PS3s, and is a very interesting read:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-system-failure-article

    #32 5 years ago

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  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.