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Sony “very confident” PS3 will beat 360 within 10-year “time-frame”

Wednesday, 3 February 2010 06:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA’s Peter Dille’s claimed PS3 will beat 360 in terms of unit sales in the next 10 years.

“I don’t think [360 will] be around in 10 years so I’m very confident we’ll pass them within that time frame,” said the exec, speaking in an IGN interview.

“I mean, we’ve got 31 million [units sold] worldwide right now — they’ve got 39 million [units sold]. I don’t even need to go out 10 years.”

Dille fell short of placing a date on when he expects PS3 to take the lead, however.

“I’m not going to make any predictions for your interview today other than we’ll pass them, but you look at where we are today and where they are today, and they had an opportunity to sprint as far ahead of us as possible when they had the head start,” he said.

“Well, we’re breathing down their necks and they can see us in the rearview mirror and it’s not going to take too long to pass them.”

Microsoft execs have been previously keen to claim they’re going to “win” this hardware round. Cast your minds back to Mr Gosen and his comments on 360 beating PS3 in Europe “this generation,” for example.

Recent figures suggest PS3 may well be gaining on 360, however. Year-end NPD numbers showed US 360 growth basically flattened in 2009, while PS3 moved forward over 20 percent on the back of a hardware revision and price cut.

Check the full interview out though the link, and get ready for lots more: it’s nearly time for GDC.

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45 Comments

  1. Anthorne

    This guy “very confident” that I wont care about ps3 or xbox 360 in 10 more years

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Jadeskye

    Does this shit even matter?

    The gamer on the street (including myself) just wants to know one thing: When are my videogames coming out?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    I have a feeling that MS buisiness plan includes coming up with something else that sells more then the competition well within that 10 year time frame.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. alimokrane

    Well, it’ easy for them to pick a time frame that suits them and declare themeselves winners just as it is easy for microsoft to come out now and say we beat the PS3 worlwide in a 4/5 year time frame…. Goes to show this whole thing is just POINTLESS!!!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Its just pointless… Microsoft started one year earlier when no other next game system was. Not to mention on how much consoles one user have because of failure rate.

    Sony stated about 10 year life span…

    So its just nonsence. The real Console war is where both companies start together and you can see the result.

    And Nintendo this generation crushed both, so no point.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NGCes26294BIV

    We all know this is pointless, but then Sony don’t exactly have any REAL facts and figures to be shouting about, do they?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Nintendo need to modify this old slide for their next presentation…

    http://i19.tinypic.com/8aex5sg.jpg

    :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Ha!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Detale

    Nice.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. cookiejar

    Kaz has dropped some weight over the years :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. NGCes26294BIV

    That pic is all about the WIN.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. NGCes26294BIV

    And Kaz is looking chubby there too. Maybe the stress of the PS£ helped him lose a few pounds ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Retroid

    Jesus, is that a real slide? O_o

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Yup. Things have changed somewhat since last gen.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Retroid

    Took ‘em a while to realise that and tone down the arrogance, though!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. tatsujin

    One more price drop and that should end the 360.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. reask

    Sony still living in Sony land it would appear.
    They lost this gen to MS and its about time they got over it.
    The PS3 imo has failed to live up to expectations and the sales reflect that.

    It has risen in the US off the back of poor sales prior to price cut which puts it on a par with 360.
    By the time it catches up with the 360 (if it ever does) both consoles will be distant memories and MS will be starting off with the 720 on a 60 plus million userbase.

    Throw BC in with that and its game over for Sony been king of the hill gaming wise.
    Just the way I see it anyway.
    I own both btw.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Ehh… I still think it will, but in the end we’ll be talking about the same sort of percentage difference you saw between the xbox and the gamecube, and both of them will look fairly pathetic next to the Wii.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    “60 plus million userbase” – for some reason I first read that as over a million 60+ year olds… All those pensioners putting their hips out playing Breakout on Natal.

    Xbox 360 is close to critical mass as is, Natal is extremely important in opening up new markets. Without it, PS3 will have caught up and surpassed Xbox 360 long before 720 hits the shelves. Everyone who wants an Xbox 360 without Natal already has one – it’s currently in negative growth while PS3 is climbing and still hasn’t even hit the “magic price point” yet.

    Not banging Xbox 360 in the slightest though, it will always have a higher tie-ratio and individual software sales on cross-platform will sell better on Xbox 360 for quite some time due to demographics.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    “Everyone who wants an Xbox 360 without Natal already has one”

    People were saying similar things (obviously minus Natal) in 2007, then 2008, then 2009. Didn’t really shake out that way though.

    On a different note. I’ve only just noticed how stupid that 31m vs 39m comment is. When the PS3 launched it was 0m vs 6m. (I don’t think his PS3 numbers are accurate for what it’s worth… we’ll know tomorrow what they are as of the end of December)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. reask

    PolyGoneWithTheWind said:

    Everyone who wants an Xbox 360 without Natal already has one

    I have been hearing that said for years only it was prior to 24 million been sold.
    Every blogger was saying once it hits the 24 million mark that’s it as only Xbox owners are going to buy it.
    Well what do you know another 15 million went out and bought one.

    Of course it will reach 60 million because when the 720 comes out the 360 will become the new PS2.
    It sells games and that’s what keeps a console going I mean compare PS3 big hitters with 360 and it wipes the floor with it.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Quiiick

    @ reask
    Quote: “Of course it will reach 60 million because when the 720 comes out the 360 will become the new PS2.”

    LOL! Do you really believe that the PS3 will not sell 60+ million units when all is said and done?

    The REAL sale of every console cycle starts when consoles hit the $149 mark. And that will be no difference this time around.

    BTW: The Wii will become/is the new PS2. Not the PS3, nor the 360!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    “compare PS3 big hitters with 360 and it wipes the floor with it.”

    You’re quite wrong.
    You’re also a blatant 360 fanboy, owning both systems or not.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    I think he’s talking about sales Gekidami.

    “The REAL sale of every console cycle starts when consoles hit the $149 mark. And that will be no difference this time around.”

    That’s a commonly held belief, but it’s wrong. It sold more in a year at $299 than it did at $149 or any price below that. The biggest selling year of the PS2 was when it hit $199… with the first three years being the biggest selling overall.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gheritt White

    Gek, that link is just about scores, not sales. AFAIK, X360 still commands the highest attach rate, which is what I inferred reask was talking about.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Quiiick

    @ Psychotext
    You may not get the best selling 1 year at $149, but you sell the most units overall at this price point. The PS2 is still selling, hence it was just launched officially a few weeks ago in some countries.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    You sell the most units at that price point because you sell for far longer. Sales per year are a far more valid way of calculating the effect of prices on sales. You can even average it out. Taking NPD figures you can say that at $299 the PS2 sold ~450k per month at $299, ~700k per month at $199 and ~450k per month at $149.

    It all comes down to one simple thing though, at least for every machine other than the DS so far… you sell most per year in the first four years. Every console has a sales curve which generally sees it go from from low, to high, to low again.

    The PS2 worked exactly that way too (you can see Sony’s official numbers on their website), and that’s even taking into consideration that the product launched in new countries.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. The Hindle

    Look guys who cares seriously, for the good of the industery i hope both consoles sell well cause if they dont we are facing a lifetime of Wii casual games *shudders*

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    I like numbers. :(

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Syrok

    Than you will like this site, Pyschotext. :)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. JonFE

    The battle for 3rd place still rages on I see…

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Pshh… that’s not enough precision Syrok. :P

    #33 5 years ago
  34. The Hindle

    I can actually see the Ps3 do a 10 year cycle, Sony lost way to much money to do another console anytime soon.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. reask

    @ gek

    Of course I was talking about sales.
    Why am I a fanboy for stating my point of view?
    I may be wrong but it is the way I read it.
    NPD for December show a 5k gap in favour of PS3 which is hardly ground-breaking if the gap is 8 million.

    The fact of the matter is both consoles are out a while now and the PS3 is just holding its own.
    Taking into account the Play-station name this is nothing of significance over half way into the life of this gen.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Quiiick

    @ The Hindle
    My guess is that the PS4 will be just more RAM and a few more SPEs. But overall nothing dramatically different than the PS3.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. reask

    Quiiick said:

    LOL! Do you really believe that the PS3 will not sell 60+ million units when all is said and done?

    I have no doubt it will but my point was that by the time it does this gen will be well and truly over so it wont matter as 720 will be starting the next gen with PS2 type numbers if you know what I mean.

    Edit:
    I disagree with you on the Wii point actually as I fear a lot of Wiis are just lying under peoples telly’s doing nothing.
    I think Ninty squandered a major opportunity by not catering for all gamers with the Wii.

    In saying that they could change that position if they wanted to by getting more third parties on board.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Syrok

    Can you all put some ” around quotes please. :)

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    Can you all put some ” around quotes please.

    Hey… they fixed blockquote. Awesome. :)

    #39 5 years ago
  40. The Hindle

    Id say Dille’s figures are a bit off as well id put the Ps3 at the 34 or 35m range at the moment.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. reask

    @Syrok

    what?

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Robo_1

    The thing is, this gen hasn’t really been about the usual three way face off, the main battle ground is HD Game Consoles vs Casual Friendly Wii.

    The success of the Wii has served to highlight just how niche the market is for traditional consoles and games, when measured against that of the Wii and casual friendly experiences like sports and keeping fit.

    I think in many ways, this gen has served to draw a line under development costs vs return, and it’s doubtful that the market as it is can sustain traditional action games with improved production values. This simple fact will likely dictate the specs of the next gen of consoles, where I fully expect the three hardware manufacturers to pretty much converge. Each offering what will essentially be a HD Wii, with only marginal spec differences between each machine.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Gekidami

    “Why am I a fanboy for stating my point of view?”

    Your point of view is that of a fanboy. Just like someone saying that ‘TEH 360 IS DA SUXORZ’ is their “point of view”. Its “point of views” which make fanboys fanboys.

    But, y’know; Just my point of view.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Syrok

    @Syrok

    what?

    Quotation marks. So it’s easier to see where the quote starts and ends. Or < /blockquote> < blockquote>

    #44 5 years ago
  45. reask

    @ gek

    OMG I don’t believe Sony spin and instead look at the situation as it stands today and call it different and discover I am a fanboy. :(
    Remind me next time I have the audacity not to believe. :)

    #45 5 years ago

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    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

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

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  • 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 […]

  • 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

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