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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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  • 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 […]

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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