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Analyst: Wii bubble “deflating,” PS3 to dominate this holiday season

Wednesday, 25 November 2009 02:55 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Speaking with Gamasutra, Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz turned his crystal ball on the upcoming holiday scuffle between Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. The bottom line? If you’re a game publisher placing your bets, move your Nintendo money into the PS3′s corner.

According to Creutz, Wii gamers are holding off on game purchases this year – at least, in comparison to last year. Thus, he concluded, core games will keep publishers’ stockings stuffed this winter, while “the Wii bubble could be deflating.”

“While we believe the Wii is likely to be a drag on overall software sales through the holiday, the impact should be limited to those publishers which have invested significantly in Wii development, with the biggest negative impact likely to be felt by Electronic Arts, which (unwisely in our view) heavily invested in Wii development for [calendar 2009],” he added.

The PS3′s fortunes, said Creutz, are also turning around. But in a good way. According to a survey he conducted, 21 percent of respondents plan to purchase a PS3. The Xbox 360, meanwhile, only claimed 12 percent of purchase intent. Granted, the Wii’s holding strong with 26 percent, but that’s still a far cry from the prior two holiday seasons’ almost perpetually barren Wii shelf spaces.

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33 Comments

  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    PS3 will dominate from this point on.. untill Xbox 3 comes out in late 2010 or 2011.. then PS4… its never ending cycle.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. perk1n

    well, I would say at least in europe.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. bugmenot

    These analysts don’t really have a clue what they’re talking about, otherwise they’d be able to get a real job. Just a reminder as to what all analysts predicted in regard to the DS, and many other examples.

    Why VG247 still features them is a mystery. Maybe so that we can all laugh about their predictions.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Armitage

    All depends on how big the Wii bubble is. How big is it? In diameter, let’s say. 2.4 miles? 24 miles? Who knows? Nobody. That’s who. And until someone brave enough goes out there, and actually measures the bloody thing, nobody will ever know.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. NoxNoctisUmbra

    It also does not matter how many Wii consoles will be sold.. it matters how many real GAMERS buy them.. casual crowds like lil kids and wii fit women dont count…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. JPickford

    How does the PS3′s 21% ‘dominate’ the Wii’s 26%?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Armitage

    All depends on the size of the respective bubbles, you see.

    Big bubbles. Small bubbles. Huge bubbles.

    Think about that.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    Mmm, bubbles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGo6mxQaUM

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    Here’s an interesting read for all the Wii haters. Give it a look.

    http://blueplz.blogspot.com/2009/11/blame-game-who-is-responsible-for-wiis.html

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hero of Canton

    Cheers for the link, MO’C – a very interesting read. Do you know the person who wrote it?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Michael O’Connor

    Yes I do. His name is TotalBiscuit. He runs WoW Radio.

    Very smart guy, and pretty hardcore about his beliefs. Unlike most people on the internet though, he has the objective critical thinking and research to back up his strong opinions.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Mike

    I disagree with him completely. In fact, that comment at the end of the article speaks a lot more sense, imo.

    Also, it’s pretty poorly written. Grammar and syntax all over the shop. :)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Michael O’Connor

    You don’t need to be the next Shakespeare to make a critical observation and present it, Mike. In fact, “casual” writing, writing that is intended to sound more natural instead of “correct”, is a form of writing I completely support.

    It’s a blog, not the BBC News site.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Hero of Canton

    I don’t think it’s poorly written at all. I’ve seen far worse on so-called ‘professional’ sites. And I think both he and the guy commenting both have a point.

    The problem with the comment is that it doesn’t discuss the Wii games which aren’t merely inferior ports of HD games. Dead Space Extraction certainly isn’t. Just because it’s a guided first-person experience (for once the PR blurb is right, it’s no mere ‘rail shooter’) doesn’t mean it’s a poor man’s Dead Space. And then you’ve got the third-party Wii exclusives (Little King’s Story, HOTD: Overkill) which haven’t sold well and don’t have an equivalent on the HD consoles. The idea of platform bias isn’t so far from the truth, though I imagine a lot of it is down to gamers struggling to go back to SD once they’ve experienced hi-def.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Mike

    I think it’s difficult to come across as an authority on a subject if something’s poorly written. It leaves credibility cracks.

    Anyway, the smilie at the end of my comment about grammar implies I wasn’t being 100% serious. However, the first bit I meant; the comment at the end is far more succint and pretty much buries any argument he makes, imo.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    I have to say that the first comment through that link by Hirvox talks more to me then whats actually written in the article.
    Dead Space Extraction is a poor example of ‘core games’ not selling well on Wii mainly because its a genre thats dosnt appeal to people any more, if anything is a good example of how games pretty much get toned down to fit the Wii more then anything else. Its also a prequel to a 360/PS3/PC only game. Seriously, how anyone could have expected it to do well on Wii makes no sense.
    And he also counts Metroid Prime Collection as one of those 4 high rating exclusive games according to Metacritics. Thats not really quite right.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Mike

    If we’re on the subject of good blog articles about gaming, have this one: http://www.pixelpoppers.com/2009/11/awesome-by-proxy-addicted-to-fake.html

    Not how small the paragraphs are – clear, precise, succint. :P

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Hero of Canton

    Gekidami, if that genre doesn’t appeal to people any more, how do you explain the success of Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles and Link’s Crossbow Training?

    The comment doesn’t ‘bury any argument he makes’ because while it makes a very valid point in some cases, it doesn’t wash for all the Wii exclusives which have sold poorly.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    They both have ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Zelda’ attached to them.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Blerk

    The Wii will absolutely kick the tits off of the other two again. There is no other possible outcome.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Hero of Canton

    I don’t think it will. I think if it does win, it’ll be a close-run thing. This is Sony’s Christmas.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    I think Sony’s fortunes will be much improved, and they may even edge Microsoft out in the US (Japan and Europe are almost certainly already sewn up). But the Wii? Nah. It won’t be like the previous years, but they’re still pretty safe for the top two spots.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. deftangel

    There is a tendency from the analysts to stick the knife in on the Wii because it covers up how wrong they were about it before. “Look, we were right all along, it was just a fad/anomaly!”

    That’s not to say Nintendo haven’t lost there way a bit, they simply haven’t supported the thing with enough decent software but they are just as capable of pulling another Wii Sports / Wii Fit out of the bag next year and resuming previous crazy form.

    2009 is merely a skirmish before the real deal in 2010 anyway.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    The statement at 5 sums up the whole “The Wii is just a fad” debate perfectly. Ps3/360 fanboys unable to accept the Wii’s dominance, making daft excuses and hoping it goes away… Just like the analyists who keep getting it wrong.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    2009 is merely a skirmish before the real deal in 2010 anyway.

    Haven’t we been saying the exact same thing with slightly different numbers since the Wii and PS3 launched? :-D

    #25 5 years ago
  26. reask

    @ orbitmonkey
    I reckon you are wrong about wanting it to go away.
    I am one of those dual owners and I can tell you quite honestly it seldom gets used.

    It was a Xmas present for my daughter 2 years ago.
    She does her gaming on my 360.
    For me anyway it does not have any games I want to play and could really care less if it goes away or not.
    Please dont take that as an insult Wii owners as I am sure plenty get lots of enjoyment out of it.

    I just dont get it tbh and have no intention of playing games that I have no interest in just to prove that the Wii is equal to PS360.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Okay, maybe I was a bit premature in calling a win for Sony in the UK this Christmas (Wii aside, of course). I find that a little hard to believe, tbh.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. reask

    Thats mad that the US and UK account for 60% of the market.
    I reckon UK covers Ireland as well as we are also big into gaming.
    Its the weather I reckon it never stops fucking raining. :)

    #28 5 years ago
  29. TechRyze

    I recmon that all Wii owners are interested in this winter is New Super Mario Bros, or Wii fit – depending on the owner.

    I wonder if Nintendo will wake up now?

    F-Zero? Pilotwings? Killer Instinct?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Blerk

    Can you really imagine any of those selling in significant numbers these days, though? The Nintendo audience isn’t what it used to be.

    Of the three, Pilotwings probably stands the best chance, but even that’s not a guaranteed success – look at PunchOut.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    You guys are really something. I think reask nails it. But I think orbit is spot on too. The rest of you? meh, denial I think. I own everything. Been lucky enough to be able to do that scince the Commadore 64.
    I own a couple of Wii games. We have Smash Bros(kids), Geo Wars(mine), WiiFit(Wife), Metriod(kids). And it just sits there most of the time. My kids play the 360(Halo/battlefield/DW Gundam, etc), wife plays so many puzzle games on the 360 I have nitemars about green Bubs, ball spewing frogs, and matching colored shapes, everyone plays the PS3(LBP mostly). I play the 360 mostly.
    No one plays the Wii.
    Untill now, last nite to exact.
    You see all it really takes is one game. For us that one game is the New Super Mario Bros Wii. I recomend that people stop yacking about what they play and why they don’t play the Wii, and just go(heck run) to the store and bring that game home. Unless your 15-25 yr old, male, and get off on head shots, then go play yet another round of your fav FPS flavor. If your gaming tatses go beyond that. If your looking for fun. Do yourself a favor go get NSMBWii. We tried it in a store and two days later(for my wifes bday) we own it. Amazingly fun.
    I hate the SD after playing the spiffy PS360 stuff. But we have the upgraded wii cables. And on a 32inch hd tv, at 480p, its not too bad at all. After your first course clear, you forget all about it. Trust me. If words gets out this holiday season. This single game could be the biggest seller this year. Yes, I think it could out do MW2 on a single system for sales. That might be a streach, but who knows. Also as for the arogance(and that is what it is) that one system has “real” gamers vs another system? Gimmie a break. No doubt that different demographics exist. But I know of people that are 50plus and own a PS3 for blurays. They don’t buy alot of games either. I also know a 50plus couple that owns a xb360, and they are avid Halo fans, playing online most weekends. So go figure.
    I don’t see the Wii as a fad. It is a game system. Period. And nintendo has made a killing off of it. Props to them. Play what you want but get off your soap box, and stop bitching about the evils of the wii, you sound like a fool.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. OrbitMonkey

    @OlderGamer: Could not agree more.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. TotalBiscuit

    @Mike – I’m glad you took the time to read the article, though I must say I find your nebulous remarks about ‘poor grammar and syntax’ perplexing. Perhaps if you pointed to some specific instances? The same applies to your assertion that the comment buries the argument. On what grounds? Merely waving a magic wand doesn’t make it true.

    If we look at his points, firstly he views Extraction as a ‘cut-down railshooter’. I would suggest that he hasn’t played it. Having beaten both I can safely say that they are two very different experiences and in terms of innovation, Extraction is the biggest leap forward in light-gun shooters since Time Crisis, sporting several unique mechanics. It also looks great and is fantastically atmospheric.

    His point about ports is invalid, since the research also stated that the Wii has more platform exclusives than any other current generation console. No-one is suggesting buying Ghostbusters on Wii when you can get it on PS3, unless you’re a real fan of the control method. He also didn’t read the entire article, that much is clear, because he is arguing that ‘some of those good games are Gamecube ports’. Yeah, well I also stated that I did not count those in the exclusives tally.

    In fact, reading the rest of his comment, I’m pretty convinced he didn’t read the entire thing. A shame really, it would have saved him some time, those points were refuted before he even wrote them.

    May I also point out that his point about Okami is moot because it also didn’t sell particularly well on the PS2 either. He ignored the Zak and Wiki statistic, since I assume it was convenient to do so. After all, his logic crumbles when confronted with that, which was a platform exclusive.

    Regardless, thanks for taking the time to read the article. I would appreciate some tips on the writing style, if you are commenting from a position of authority on the matter :)

    #33 5 years ago

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  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]