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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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    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • 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 […]