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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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    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]