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NPD May 2010: RDR clears 1.5M, Nintendo dominates hardware

Friday, 2 July 2010 00:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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NPD has released May sales figures for the US, showing the third best-selling May on record after 2008 and 2009 and some monster sales for Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption.

However, the industry as a whole was down 10 percent for the month year-on-year.

Industry sales total $823.5 million, down 5 percent

Industry sales were down 10 percent year-on-year in May, and down 5 percent over April. Total sales came in at approximately $823.5M.

Microsoft contributed the greatest share of revenue in May, with $254 million in total spent on 360 hardware, software and accessories.

However, PS3 showed the greatest percentage in growth, with platform sales across hardware, software, and accessories up 32 percent for the month, and 28 percent year-to-date.

Nintendo still dominates US hardware sales

Portable systems contributed the most to the decline in hardware sales for the month. Nintendo DS was the best-selling hardware in May, moving 383.7K units – that’s down 57.1K from the 440.8K moved in April.

Wii posted sales of 334.8K units, compared to 277.2K in April, a 57.6K jump.

During the month, Xbox 360 moved approximately 195K units, 9.2K over April.

Sony sold 154.5K PS3 units in May, 26.3K units less than April’s 180.8K.

PSP sold approximately 10K units less during May, by only moving 59.4K.

Here’s the full chart:

  1. DS – 383.7K
  2. Wii – 334.8K
  3. Xbox 360 – 194.6K
  4. PS3 – 154.5K
  5. PSP – 59.4K

When compared with April figures, both PS3 and 360 realized a unit sales increase in hardware.

However, when comparing May 2010 hardware sales year-on-year, figures fell 20 percent from $303M to $241.5M.

US hardware year-to-date:

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  1. DS – 2,560,700
  2. Wii – 2,033,200
  3. Xbox 360 – 1,473,200
  4. PS3 – 1,286,200
  5. PSP – 478,300

Software sales up 4 percent at $466.3M, RDR tops

May was the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year software sales increases for PS3.

Eight of the top ten SKU’s for the month were new releases, helping raise the average selling price for software overall.

Red Dead Redemption was the best-selling game for the month, moving 1.5M  units across all platforms, immediately exceeding lifetime sales Red Dead Revolver.

For May year-to-date, 43 percent of total software units sold were online capable, compared to 37 percent in May last year.

Here’s the full chart:

  1. Red Dead Redeption (360) – 945.9K
  2. Red Dead Redeption (PS3) – 567.1K
  3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) – 563.9K
  4. UFC Undisputed 2010 (360) – 221.1K
  5. UFC 2010 Undisputed (PS3) – 192.3K
  6. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  7. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
  8. Alan Wake (360)
  9. Pokemon SoulSilver Version
  10. Skate 3 (360)

There were many high-profile titles released in May that didn’t make the top ten, some of which include: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Split/Second, Blur, Lost Planet 2, and ModNation Racers.

ModNation Racers made it into the top 15, according to this IGN report, but neither Split/Second or Blur cracked the top 30 (thanks, Blerk).

The Big Three respond

The hardware manufacturers issued their usual statements in the figures’ wake, with MS pointing to a big hardware spike from Slim in June, Sony fixing on year-over-year growth and Nintendo just lording it at the top of the tree.

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50 Comments

  1. Razor

    PSP is dead. Either Sony have a master plan for the PSP2, or they are clueless and shitting themselves.

    Why do I believe it’s the latter? :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    PSP as an idea isn’t dead. Just PSP in its current form is. Plenty of scope for a well thought out, refreshed Sony handheld.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DaMan

    what ‘re the numbers for AW?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    PSP is not dead yet. Sony is now aware of handheld business and it;s first successfull handheld gaming device alongside Ninty’s.

    But piracy hurt them like no other with that device.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 NPD stopped providing figures for 6-10 last month and only gives those out to its “clients”. Damn it and such.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Anders

    Nitpicking rejoice: the year-on-year drop is ten percent, not five.

    Also, quite the difference in sales between the 360 and PS3 versions of RDR. Close to 400k units.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve given that an edit.

    We thought we’d we’d try keeping all this in the same article this month. Do you like it, or do you prefer having multiple headlines for the separate pieces of information?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Everything in one place is better, imo.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added in year-to-date hardware data there.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Mike

    I like it. Which means that you should now stop canvassing opinion. :)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Those aren’t particularly impressive numbers for Alan Wake, I can’t imagine Microsoft being very happy with that.

    Equally, that’s not nearly as impressive a start for Mario Galaxy 2 as I was expecting, it’ll be interesting to see if it stays in the chart next month – New Super Mario Bros Wii is still in there after all this time, but the 3D Marios don’t seem to last as well.

    Super congrats of well done to Red Dead, though – a thoroughly-deserved set of sales figures for that, I feel.

    360/PS3 gap widening again, though? What’s going on there, I don’t remember anything that would particularly drive 360 sales last month.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    In that VentureBeat interview, Feder said RDR had “sucked all the oxygen out of the room” in May, which I think explains the Galaxy 2 sales.

    Not sure what the 360 boost was from, though, unless it’s just off the back of RDR.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Do you remember Pachter saying that he didn’t think Red Dead could succeed? :-)

    It’ll be interesting to see what the ‘slim’ announcement does for 360 sales next month. In theory they should drop in anticipation, in practice the old-model’s been discounted all over the place.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    I agreed with Michael :(

    I “called” RDR on Twitter. I honestly didn’t think it’d work because of the setting. I’m playing through it now and it’s just amazing. One of my favourite ever games, I reckon.

    I reckon Slim’ll boost 360, because of the drops. I’d be surprised if it didn’t.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Red Dead’s blisteringly good, I loved it to bits. Don’t see you online these days, Pat – do they not have internets at your new abode? Or have you gone over to the dark side? :-D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve calmed down the Twitter a bit. Was a bit mental for it. I have internet in my new house, yes :D

    I’m now a bit addicted to RDR, though. I really don’t want it to stop. I’ve never been a huge personal fan of open-world games, but I’m completely hooked by it. Bloody good show.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    The multiplayer’s damned good fun as well. We had a great time with the missions pack last week.

    IGN are saying that Blur and Split/Second weren’t even in the top 30! Terrible results for both of those if true.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added that. Multiplayer? Bloody hell. You didn’t melt, vampire-style? :)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Blerk

    I can only play at night. :-D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    @ 4: Piracy on the DS is arguably worse than on the PSP, but hasn’t affected sales nearly as much. Plus, as we all know, the PSP is doing very well in Japan where portable gaming is a much more popular (than Europe, at least) in cultural terms.

    What rally scuppered the PSP in the West is the price-point, I know loads of people who would have picked one up (the PSP Go, especially) if it had just been a bit cheaper. When it costs the same as a Wii, the price is a bit hard to swallow… much like YOUR DAD’S COCK.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. StolenGlory

    @14 Agreed. I just love the narrative and characters.

    Mr. West-Dickens cracks me up =D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Just posted a story on Slim demand up top.

    @21 – I like Irish. Mad drunk bastard.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. RedUser

    Hi guys
    I have a question!
    RDR IS COMING TO PC?!?!?!

    tnx

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    They keep saying no, but I bet it will.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. RedUser

    i hope
    like gta and EFLC

    #25 5 years ago
  26. AHA-Lambda

    jesus at the results for blur and S/S O_O

    plus yep it does look like alan wake performed WAY below expectations

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    @23 – I’d be surprised if it didn’t.

    @26 – Innit. I hope they did better in Europe.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    They’re both still on the UK chart but neither troubled the top 10 much. They’re already being quite heavily discounted too.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    :(

    #29 5 years ago
  30. mington

    I finished Alan wake last night, it throws a curve ball in the last ten minutes which makes you rethink the whole game, makes me want to replay it…..but not any time soon. I hope they release a gold edition with the DLC included. I wonder if the DLC wll explain the story more as as it is its left wide open for interpretation

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    I’m on the last chapter now, I think. The first bit of DLC is due in the next few weeks, isn’t it? And it’s free with the voucher that’s included in your box, which is a nice bonus.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Johnny Cullen

    I need to finish Alan Wake. I’m on the last chapter, but I’m stuck. :(

    #32 5 years ago
  33. mington

    I played it on hard, didn’t have too much trouble with it :/ The game gives you loads of flare gun and flash grenades on the last chapter

    Its definitely worth finishing

    #33 5 years ago
  34. mington

    When i completed it, i thought there must be a different/extended ending when you play it on Nightmare, but i don’t think there is, just a few more pages littered about.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. The Hindle

    Alan wake really hasnt done that well, what are the numbers for it? This proves that the 360 user base only really buy shooters, it should have sold way better.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. AHA-Lambda

    i’ll admit i thought AW was abit overrated and the ending in all honesty pissed me off but yea it deserves to do better when its quite sad to see that only halo, gears and cod make any impact on 360 sales -_-

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Blerk

    Heh heh – come on, Hindle – there are four 360 games in the top 10 there and none of them are shooters.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. The Hindle

    All multiformats Blerk, exclusive wise it seems only shooters sell well for them.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Blerk

    And Fable.

    There is a serious point in that, though – I don’t think it’s that only the shooters sell well, I think it’s that Microsoft really don’t know how to market their non-shooty output. Anyone remember seeing any Alan Wake telly adverts?

    #39 5 years ago
  40. mington

    I said this the other day, they should’ve marketed it as a Action/Horror/Shooter with a TV advert showing lots of slow mo running and explosions

    #40 5 years ago
  41. The Hindle

    Indeed, but even Fable will be a shooter before long if Moleyneux comments are anything to go by :D Its a shame for Alan Wake it deserved better. Lets hope it did better in Europe.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll request some Wake figures from NPD.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. cookiejar

    @41 You really shouldn’t listen to what he says :D

    #43 5 years ago
  44. The Hindle

    Can someone provide me a link with the full top 20 for the NPD, its usually on neogaf but not showing for some reason

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Patrick Garratt

    @44 – We should get it today. They’ve changed a lot of stuff in the past few months, though, so I’m not sure when.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Blerk

    The top 20 usually follows a few days later, they don’t release it straight away.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. AHA-Lambda

    wow just reading comments on gaf, ouch.

    Got to say aswell imo i cant see any major big blockbusters sales wise this yaer either apart from halo and cod…again -_-

    oh and AC brotherhood i guess given the ac2 sales

    #47 5 years ago
  48. The Hindle

    GT 5 as well id say.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. AHA-Lambda

    oh yes forgot gt5 :P

    #49 5 years ago
  50. AHA-Lambda

    31k for blur OUCH!!!!

    Seriously not good O_O

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-fi-ct-games-20100702,0,3292949.story

    #50 5 years ago

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    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]