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Xbox 360 growth under 1% in the US last year, PS3 up 22%

Friday, 15 January 2010 13:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Microsoft struggled to find positive growth with 360 hardware sales in America last year, with numbers flat as a pancake compared to 2008.

Following the release of full-year NPD data last night, we can now see that 360 sales rose only 0.74 percent in 2009, up to 4,770,700 units sold from 4,735,560 in 2008.

By comparison, PS3 sales finally gathered pace in 2009, thanks to the introduction of PS3 Slim and a price cut, both announced at gamescom in August. In 2008, Sony sold 3,544,800 units of the machine in the US, rising a substantial 22.28% to 4,334,500 last year.

The 2009 race between Sony and Microsoft in the US ended neck-and-neck, with PS3 being beaten by 360 by only 436,200 consoles over the 12 months.

Sony’s machine made a final surge to actually beat 360 in the key December sales period, despite just losing in the annual total race to the Microsoft console.

Let’s look at some graphs. Why not? Here’s 360 versus PS3 in 2008:

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And here’s the same story in 2009:

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Analysts are already pointing to price cuts for both consoles in 2010, with Microsoft sure to make a major play with the Natal’s release towards the end of the year.

Sorry for the shabbiness of the graphs. We’ll get mart to make them next time.

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40 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Like I said before, Microsoft need to try a lot harder this year. They sort of coasted along last year and with Sony trying much harder and doing much better that’s just not going to cut it any more.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I was actually quite surprised when I put that together. They’re very lucky they didn’t go negative.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    No pie charts?
    Fail.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Hang on. I’ll make some.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Detale

    Mmm, pie.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Actually, I don’t have time. I’ll do some next time. I sincerely apologise.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JonFE

    Suits both of them well actually!

    Sony played it smart last year, releasing PS3slim and some decent exclusives, while Microsoft kind of left things on auto-pilot.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. deftangel

    That’s the point though, Microsoft did sit on their hands this year and coast along. It’s been evident since E3 they were content to ride out the rest of the year and get more aggressive in 2010. I think they’ll be pretty happy to have not sustained any critical damage over the last six months.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Doc Robotnik

    Erm… why is no-one stating the obvious here?

    Microsoft had a year’s head start on the PS3, meaning that like-for-like stats are next to useless. You need to look at the console’s ‘nth’ year on sale, and see how comparative the growth is.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Eregol

    @9 Very good point.
    Anyone got the year on year stats for each console?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Tonka

    This year will be farcical with MS and Sony launching motion controll minigame compilations and everyone else doing NSMB rip offs. Then to top it all off Nintendo will release that weird finger sensor with some Zen game.

    Year of the Tiger

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Eregol

    Well, we’ve got Alan Wake (apparently), Gran Turismo 5 (apparently) and God of War 3. So it’s not a total loss.
    Oh, and FFXIII.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. deftangel

    I’m sure it’ll be on GAF somewhere but it won’t be as instructive as you might think because the reality is,until this year the systems have been at different price points.

    Xbox’s US lead last year was about 7m, this year it’s about the same so comparative growth Xbox is well ahead. That doesn’t really speak very much for 2010 though.

    Personally speaking, I expect the two to sell similar amounts until September / November at which point it depends on Natal and how aggressive Microsoft are. If it works as advertised and they ship a Natal bundle at $199 then it’ll change things.

    Otherwise you got two similar looking boxes, with similar looking games at similar looking price points. It’s not rocket science to suggest they might sell about the same.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    It’s kind of amusing to see Sony and Microsoft on the verge of launching casual-friendly motion-controllers just as the third-parties have decided that there’s no money in casual-friendly motion-controller software and are going back to concentrating on normal 360/PS3 stuff. :-D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Alakratt

    @ Blerk

    I get your point, but who knows? Maybe releasing casual games (or maybe hardcore games) using motion controls on the “hardcore” consoles might be different and prove successful.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. OrphanageExplosion

    So even with its massive growth, the PS3 still sold fewer units overall, or at best as many as 360? I guess on the flipside that is a pretty decent achievement for a more expensive piece of kit.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Michael O’Connor

    All this proves is what we’ve always known. Consumers care about the games, not the console.

    Bring the games, and they shall come. Sony really pushed out some big hitting titles last year, and Microsoft… well… didn’t. Mind you, Microsoft did admit in 2008 that 2009 would be a difficult year to capture, but they seem to be stepping up their game this year with some big console exclusives.

    Should make for an interesting year. Having them both neck and neck isn’t a bad thing.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    The PS3′s growth appears massive because it underperformed so much the year before. It wasn’t until they’d got the machine and the price right (or ‘better’, at least) that things really kicked off.

    That’s not to say that Microsoft should be pleased with themselves.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. NiceFellow

    Good year for PS3 is US vs previous years but it’s clear the console is still struggling to overcome the incumbent base the 360 has there now.

    360 I thought had an average year that would have looked worse had they not secured (which I’m presuming cost them some money) such good MW2 bundles plus some terrific deals with certain retailers.

    Wii sales show the more casual audience remains huge, so even with developers struggling with it I expect Sony and MS to remain committed to their strategies with regard to that demographic. Sony to recapture it as they had it with PS2 and MS to try and gain some for the first time.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Eregol

    When’s FFXIII vs out?
    If it’s this year expect a massive PS3 spike in Japan.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    There’s no date for Versus yet. And I’m not sure we’ll see another massive spike – surely all the FF fans would’ve bought a PS3 for vanilla XIII?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. No_PUDding

    I expect Microsoft will do a lot better this year.

    There’s not chnace there will be Halo AND Gears (that would just be stifling their own market). But I am sure there will be more than just Halo.

    And Sony, we just have no clue. Something from Insomniac.

    First part of the year for both companies is sorted.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Eregol

    @Blerk
    You only have to look at the sales spike on the PSP caused by the new Kingdon hearts game to realise Japan could quite easily get another spike when another big rpg is released. Especially if it’s a PS3 exclusive.

    Spikes occured for FFXIII and even Winning Eleven. FFXIII Versus could easily do it again.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. The Hindle

    Ps3 will see a sales leap in the Usa when Gow 3 comes out, the franchise is quite big over there.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    A spike, yeah – but not a massive one, Eregol. I wouldn’t have thought, anyway. Who knows? :-D

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Eregol

    Well, how much was the PSP selling in Japan before this week?
    Then all of a sudden *BOOM* 145,000 units fly out.

    Even if the Go did sell shit.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Blerk

    105,801 the week before. :-)

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    Talking of spikes, see that big PS3 bump in the middle of 2008? That’s Metal Gear, that is.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. The Hindle

    Id imagine Sony will be getting Hideo kojima to make them a new game then

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Michael O’Connor

    “Id imagine Sony will be getting Hideo kojima to make them a new game then”

    Like… say… Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker?

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    I meant Ps3 lol

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    Looking at this charts, I never realised just how much the holidays do in fact have an impact on how many consoles are bought. The sales for the holidays easily eclipse the *entire* sales of each console over every month in the rest of the year *combined*.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. mington

    @28 Thats it exactly, people haven’t been buyiing ps3 as theres been no games worth buying one for

    i’ve only recently got one, and only because gow3 is coming up, and i’ve already managed to play through all the games worth playing on the system

    uncharted
    uncharted 2
    metal gear solid 4
    valkyria chronicles (half way through)
    kill zone 2 (played half hated it)
    (are there any others i don’t know about)

    expect a spike with god3 innit

    expect this all to change when more exclusive games worth there salt start appearing on the system

    gow3
    heavyrain
    ffXIII vs

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Goliath

    Well I’ll go ahead and state the obvious; the PS3 had no where to go but up. The numbers are all relative. With almost no major exclusive releases in 2009, Microsoft managed to equal last year’s output. If you look at the raw numbers, even with its vaunted lineup and price cut, Sony didn’t have a better year than Microsoft, they had a better year than they did the year before and that isn’t really an accomplishment since the console performed way below expectations the previous year.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. OlderGamer

    #9

    I think the market is too regionalized and segmented to look at it that way.

    The xb360 in JP never sold and never will.

    In Euro the PS3 will likly outsell the 360 by a narrow margin.

    In the US the PS3 will be last, and the xb360 will hang onto its lead hardwarewise and will maintain a healthy lead softwarewise too.

    It doesn’t disccount any region or lessen the fact that the numbers may very well be dead even when it is all said and done.

    Another thing that I believe often gets over looked in these type of chats is the fact that this hardware generation isn’t going to last forever. MS and Nintendo will most likliy be sporting new hardware and showing it off in one or two years, and selling in two to three years from now. I do not see trends reversing anytime soon. Even if PS3 continues to pick up, do you expect the xbox360 sales to suddenly stop? Is Nintendo going to stop making Wiis anytime soon? Nope and nope.

    People that like to say the xbox had a one year head start, what does that mean? Not much really. The gap is 6million units. Thats a healthy gap. I expect it to close. But it doesn’t mean anything. And it won’t happen overnite. It just means that each system sold about evenly. How is even sales a win for Sony? Its just silly.

    Would you like to talk software?

    Look I am glad both systems are doing well. I own em both. But neither one will win this gen. They are fighting over second, thrid if ya count the DS sales. All I am saying is don’t make too much of stuff like this. Don’t get carried away. In the end it really doesn’t change anything. Being first, second, or last doesn’t change the way the games are played. It doesn’t magicly make them more or less fun. It is what it is. An attention grabing headline.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DeSpiritusBellum

    Goliath said it. Sooner or later you’re gonna hit the ceiling. The fact that the Xbox maintains its sales in spite of having been out for more than three years speaks of a pretty sound platform to me.

    I never had much faith in the more lavish consoles personally, it didn’t pay off for Sony, and the ugliest, most unassuming console has been dominating the market from day one, so the fact that the updated Xbox Elite isn’t raising the bar, at least not yet, isn’t surprising to me in the least.

    It’s gonna be interesting to see if people are gonna like the new Xbox Wii (Sorry, “Natal”) and how far Microsoft are going to go in upgrading the box by then.

    Sony are trying to get back in the game in a big way, and that’s gonna be very interesting, but having broken pretty much every paradigm of common business sense for the better part of a decade, I’d say it’s about time they stopped the madness and started moving some consoles.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. reask

    I reckon OG pretty much nailed it.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. sg1974

    “Thats it exactly, people haven’t been buyiing ps3 as theres been no games worth buying one for”

    How do people still get away with this childish rubbish? I dont own a Ps3 (never owned any console – PC FTW) but even I see that statement as utter nonsense.

    Oldergamer,

    The PS3 will end up miles ahead of 360 in europe, not a narrow margin. It is already about level after launching what 18 months later? You reckon a launch lead is irlevant but thats just ridiculous: the 360 had between a year and year and a half of sales unchallenged, that headstart is not relevent? And anyway PS3 is now selling much, much better every month in PAL and will probably finish as far ahead in EU as it will be behind 360 in US. Only in UK is the 360 holding on in EU.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Michael O’Connor

    In the end, does it really matter though?

    Lets just enjoy the awesome games.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. zoopdeloop

    Microsoft need to concentrate on games and not being too cocky all the time…
    Sony was like that and they went downhill, now they’re settling down.
    If Microsoft continues on this path of aggresion without actually concentrating on games they will follow the same “fate”

    #40 5 years ago

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    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.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • 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 […]