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UK sales of Xbox 360 up 1,000% thanks to new SKU

Tuesday, 20 July 2010 20:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft Europe boss Chris Lewis has said UK sales of Xbox 360 are up a whopping 1,000 percent over last week, thanks to the console’s new SKU.

Speaking with GI.biz, Lewis attributes the surge to price cuts on older Elite and Arcade models, along with the slimmer console revealed at E3, providing Microsoft with an 84 percent share of the market.

“It’s only a couple of days of sales, but it does further enforce the appetite that people have for the Xbox 360, and excitement for the 250GB slimmer, quieter version,” said Lewis.

The slimline Xbox 360 runs £199 in the UK, while the Elite sells for £149 and the Arcade £119. Lewis did not provide a break down in percentage of the different SKUs.

It was announced by Chart-Track yesterday that sales for the redesigned console were higher than Sony’s release of PS3 Slim, as well as the slimmer PS2.

Lewis’ “1,000 percent” comment is similar to the comment Chart-Track boss Dorian Bloch made to VG247, when he told us PS3 Slim sales were over 1,000 percent in the UK at launch last year.

Microsoft today announced a 4Gb Xbox 360 slimline for £149.99, which can also be purchased in a bundle with Kinect plus one game for £249.99 come November, when Kinect will also be made available with Kinect Adventures  for £129.99.

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40 Comments

  1. Razor

    Not saying the breakdown of new and discounted are they…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Withnail

    1000% sounds nice but it’s unfortunately completely meaningless without knowing the sales from the week before.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. onyxbox

    Every 360 gamer that loves the platform will buy one of these simply because it offers the promise of being reelable and quiet which were the only bugbears 360 owners had to put up with.

    It is bound to sell to a very high percentage of the existing user base IMO. The rest of the sales are due to the heavy discounting of the older models.

    And yes… % means nothing really

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Sleazy Bastard

    @2 1000% is 1000%. It’s not hard to imagine that it will correspond to high figures and will probably boost the 360 into a nice momentum, alongside with the U.S market response to the new model.

    @3 I love the 360 but I won’t buy this one unless something happens to the one I currently have. I own the red edition with the 120GB drive and I install my games on the HD. That way there are no drive problems or noise.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. NiceFellow

    @4 1000% doesn’t mean a lot without knowing over what. According to official figures in Japan the 360 went from around 3000 to 17000, which is a huge percentage increase (approx 500%) but peanuts when you’re trying to sell millions of consoles.

    The unit sales may have been amazing, but you need to know the start point in units for the 1000% to be sure.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    @ 3
    I have been listening to this codswallop since 360 came out.
    Oh it will only sell to the hardcore xbots then drop off once it hits 24 million blah blah blah.

    What evidence is there that it is mostly 360 owners upgrading?
    It would serve you 360 doomsayers better to start questioning your own beloved PS3 shortcomings.
    I mean how long is it now that the PS3 is out and still PSN is not fit to lick the boots of live?

    FFS guys get over it already.
    360 is and will continue to be the best all round gaming console this gen imo.
    Maybe if PS3 walked the walk and not talked the talk as there glorious fanbase keep doing then we would have a debate on the matter.
    And before you start giving me down the glen Yes I have been using PSN mostly for the last few months and trust me next multi plat to come out I will be going Live.
    The payment is worth it as I Just find the overall experience so much more smooth on it.

    As for games.
    If I hear UC2 mentioned one more time I will puke all over Drathan.
    PS3 is A good console and in all fairness has features included that MS are only now offering in some respects.
    But do you think the teenager on MW2 gives a fiddlers about any of that shit?
    No they dont because mam and dad are footing the bill.

    Please start showing some respect for the competition that came from nowhere to be the current leader on the HD front.
    No disrespect to Wii but if it sold a Billion tomorrow I could care less tbh.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Razor

    “I mean how long is it now that the PS3 is out and still PSN is not fit to lick the boots of Live?”

    Live launched in 2002 and has evolved over two different platforms; PSN launched in 2006, with no previous network experience for Sony to draw from.

    Live has only really come into its own over the last three years, and it will take the same period of time for PSN to reach the same stage.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    “360 is and will continue to be the best all round gaming console this gen imo”

    Based on what your opinion?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    Uncharted 2 Talked the talked and walked the walked and no 360 game to date can come close matching it technically and graphically….have fun puking on Nathan Drake before he kicks your ass if he was real :D

    Pound for pound PS3 is better gaming/media console on the market. Not being fanboyish its just the facts. When 360 offers lag free, free online play – be able to read more than 3 video and audio formats – and can match KZ3,GT5,UC2,and GOW3 quality gaming then come back and try to walk the walk….

    #9 5 years ago
  10. reask

    @TH
    I did add IMO in all fairness.
    @ Razor
    I was responding to the tired old opinion of the cell is the best regardless in all fairness.
    I mean why does every fanboy seem to think that 360 owners are unhappy with there purchase and regret not having a PS3?
    Fantasy land.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    because they’re always in SONY articles trolling ;)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    1000% stat really is meaningless, but we do know that the S model sold around the same as the launch week of the original 360, and more than the PS2 slim and the PS3 slim… further to that, we know that the 360 sold 70k in its launch week in the UK.

    So… the week before the S model the 360 sold somewhere around 6360, but who knows exactly. How pointless is that? Especially as I can’t imagine anyone buying a new 360 when the upgraded model is due the week after. :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Pound for pound PS3 is better gaming/media console on the market. Not being fanboyish its just the facts.

    Tea dude thats far from fact, thats opinion imo.

    This is why people dont write on forums no more :D

    #13 5 years ago
  14. reask

    Sorry Tea and you know I have great respect for you but As much as I love my PS3 it still amazes me how people seem to think 360 owners are somehow unhappy.

    I have 2 wonderful gaming machines under my Sony Bravia and love playing games on both.
    You on the other hand seem to avoid certain games ie halo 3 because of some sort of bias.

    And you know TEA you really are depriving yourself of a great gaming experience because of that IMO.

    I have played some great games on PS3 and will continue to do so hopefully but I refuse to be told that my last 3 and a half years on 360 has been a delusion on my part.

    Oh btw I kicked Drakes ass.
    My first Platinum. :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Hindle answer these:

    Does the PS3 read more media formats than the 360

    Does any 360 title surpass UC2 even after being on the market 1+ full year

    Not being a fanboy the answers to those questions are the truth pound for pound the PS3 wins. Sure the 360 can do things the PS3 can’t but that has to do with patents rather than tech. CELL and RSX can do anything + more the 360 can do just in their own unique way.

    Now tell me I’m lying… I’m just stating the truth I don’t give a shit but I won’t let people run around here telling lies spreading false facts when its only their opinion.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Sure the 360 can do things the PS3 can’t

    All 3 of the consoles have strengths and weaknesses Tea, The 360 does things the Ps3 cant and vice versa. We may finally be getting somewhere :D

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Sorry Tea and you know I have great respect for you but As much as I love my PS3 it still amazes me how people seem to think 360 owners are somehow unhappy.

    Reask i never said that and my actions certainly don’t prove that cause I own a 360 too. I’m just busy trophy whoring most of the time. You can love both but certain events has forced all of us to favor one over the other in a way. Whether its achievements, in-game custom music in every game, xbox live, trophies , free online play whatever.

    Those key things have forced every one on this site to favor one system over the other. NO ONE HERE PLAYS BOTH EQUALLY….and that is not a bad thing.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Hindle you still did not answer my pound for pound questions.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. reask

    FFS TEA you’re in rabid fanboy mode now.
    Who gives a fiddlers about half the shit you’re on about?

    You know buy game put it in console wait for opening credits and enjoy.
    Now that’s gaming my friend.
    Again you mention one of my fave games UC2 but I have lots of others that I really enjoy as well.
    Do you not?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. ninjanutta

    ive got to agree,i own both consoles and love them both,the only reason my 360 gets more playtime is because i get the games for almost free but to be honest the ps3 is far superior in almost every way,the exclusives are way ahead of anything on the 360.still i do enjoy both so i dont really care.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    No one can never just admit I’m right. they always have to spin it :D ok Reask you’re right. I’m going back to split second without in-game custom soundtracks I’m sure the 360 has :D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    Thank you ninjanutta for living on earth :D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. reask

    I understand your comment on the trophies thing but I still feel your resentment of M$ somehow clouds your judgement sometimes.
    I know you love gaming and wish you would get into the 360 as I honestly reckon you would lovwe it as much as PS.

    You know more than me that graphics are but a nice touch sometimes and gameplay is the real deal.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. The Hindle

    I play both equally and buy 50% of multis on me Ps3 and 360. I tend to prefer fps on the 360 whilst hack and slash or action adventures on me Ps3. You may be right on the pound for pound thing Tea i dont know im not a tech head but you only have to look at how much money Sony lost to wonder does it matter?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    I don’t have any resentment over M$ Reask. As I’ve said before I love gaming and no matter what I’ll always own every console that comes out at some point. You think I haven’t said bad things about SONY then you’re kidding yourself.

    I fucking HATE Kaz Harai. He’s a fucking weasel. I just can’t play both consoles at the same time. I wish I could but I can’t. These trophies have me by the balls :D and I’m in a competition with a euro so that means no console swapping until I bury this little UK fucker.

    But I’m itching to play ME1 and 2 . Just about to give up hope on those ports :D

    #25 5 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    reask +1000%

    I have been wanting to go off like that for a long time.

    I play more PC now then I did at the start of this gen, but I agree with everything EVERYTHING you just said.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    Don’t forget to lube up good O.G. ;)

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Gadzooks!

    TEA, You have not once posted anything that isnt straight up baiting bullshit. You are not a gamer, you are a troll. All you care about is some imagined war, not the games.

    The rest of us can just enjoy our games but you seem to have a problem with that. Why i cannot fathom. It’s pathetic, it truly is.

    You are the pondscum that makes forums the tedious fanboy infested mess they are and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    Go away and leave us gamers the chance to talk about games, because you crash any thread you post in with your stupid and deliberate trolling.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    I’m just gonna point to reasks OP.

    See here is the thing, Tea. reask, Hindle, and myself all enjoy our PS3s. I don’t complain about lack of cross game chat. I don’t bitch because I had to drop 50usd for a blue tooth headset(when MS includes a headset in every system box). I don’t complain about loss of BC with the PS3.

    I don’t spend time trolling to praise the xb360 to godly hieghts.

    I don’t put you down or call people names because they enjoy a game (regaurdless of what system it is on).

    Yet you do. And your not alone. It just gets old after awhile.

    I could pick apart your logic. I could really get into it with you. I am sure on some level both of us would enjoy the go of it. But, it does get old. the same old go around. Same old “points” and “counter points”. Over what? a video game system. A toy. And besides those points and counterpoints are just selfrightous opinions. No matter how hard you try or how much hot air you use, the xb360 had a large spike in sales. It happend despite how you “feel” about the system.

    And to be clear I enjoy all three of my games systems this gen(even the Wii).

    One of the things I agree with reask about the most is that if you just chilled out and played the damn games, you would enjoy them. As you know Gears is a great game. And its not the only one. you mentioned the ME games. Your right, lots of gamers enjoyed them – why deprive yourself man? Because it made more sense for the western devd game to hit on a westernminded system? That would be like me getting pissed(and missing out) on GT5 because it is an eastern devd game on a eastern system.

    I implore you, just play the damn games. Then come back and tell us what you did and didn’t enjoy. Forget what system they are on. Who the hell cares what the logo is?

    And stop putting people down because they like their xboxes.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    O.G calm down you’re trying way too hard to gain a point in that wall of babble.

    Gadzooks!…..seek help!

    http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2006/04/strategies-for-dealing-with-denial_17.html

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Boris Fett

    Apples and oranges, peaches and pears.

    At the end of the day, a fruit is still a fruit.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    I finally agree with O’Connor….. holy shit! :D

    #32 5 years ago
  33. LOLshock94

    is it normal to like a xbox more then a ps3 but slag the xbox all the time???

    #33 5 years ago
  34. LOLshock94

    Gadzooks! do u ever stop saying troll because all u ever do is troll

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Boris Fett

    @32 Actually, no, you don’t. You completely missed my point.

    It doesn’t matter if it a PS3, a 360, a Wii, a DS or a PSP (the fruit) housing the game. All that matters is whether the game (the taste) is good or not.

    There are no bad consoles. Only bad games. Every console has its merits and failings in equal measure. Stop fussing over the machine and just enjoy the games.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    I know what you meant O’Connor but you also can’t count out the features of these machines which they all have unique ones but you must see which one has the better value.

    Graphics and gameplay PS3 takes it by a land slide because it offers more support from every genre. Hell SONY’s 1st party stuff alone stretches over all game genres from Music (singstar) to RPG (WKC)

    Then the features of the system are to me better than the others.

    but whatever who really cares you’re right about just enjoying the games. Everybody just shut up. This got blown way out of hand for no good reason. Thanks NiceFellow and Reask :D

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Crysis

    i’d rather pay $150 for an arcade & buy an 16gb stick thnan get the new console for $450(Aussie p;rice, not american), now for my honest opinions on this 360 vs ps3 war:
    Nintendo is winning, so this is pointless(imo their consoles are shit this gen tho)
    360 hass a batter online service, whether it’s worth the money is entirely up to the user.
    360 does not NOT have a better interface, the XMB is much easier to navigate (just my opinion) .
    XBL has better content, no doubt, PSN is still great, Steam is best :P .
    PS3 has better exclusives, 360 has some jewels too.
    360 normally plays multiplat games a little better, but in general, it’s too hard to tell.
    PS3 is the better Media player, no questioning it what so ever, to play most files the 360 requires an update, per each profile you want to watch content with& no playlist function while the PS3 auto-plays next file in line & transfer is easy, albeit the 360 can stream stuff from the pc, but i’ve tried it & it takes forever to buffer & often crashes.
    All in All, both have their advantages & dissadvantages & imo you should either buy consoles & enjoy the best of both worlds, or shutup with the trolling & accept the fact you’re just trying to make excuses so you do not feel let down about your purchase

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Holesome

    @theevilaires, man it’s so hard to care about what you write in your postings with you banging your drum so hard. You opinion is so thick it can’t be swallowed. What you claim as facts wrapped around an IMO disclaimer are absolutely not fact and most if not all points you make have an equal counter. Opinions are opinions but when you try to cram them down everyone’s throats enough is enough.

    I absolutely agree with Gadzooks and OldGamer’s approach.

    Way to go MS. The significant increase in sales world wide as a result of the 360s and other price cuts will help keep the beast going and better secure the possibility of a new MS console in years to come. This new 360s is a welcome edition to the 360 family.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gadzooks!

    @37

    “the 360 can stream stuff from the pc, but i’ve tried it & it takes forever to buffer & often crashes.”

    I watch all my media on the 360 streamed from a PC and have never had any buffering or any crashes.

    I’d take a look at your server setup or maybe network settings. Do you stream over wireless? Many people find wireless struggles to stream HD content.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Crysis

    nope, got ethernet directly plaugged to the router from my pc & one ethernet plugged directly into the 360, no wireless what so ever, idk why it’s fking up, but my external hdd is much larger than either of my desktops hdd so i just stream from there, tho i have a 320gb hdd on my ps3 with over 300 videos on it & i have never had a problem (they are only AVI files or something so they use fk all memory but are muc more compressed but i’m using a std television & wouldn’t notice the difference & still looks great on my HD monitor)

    #40 5 years ago

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    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]