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Sony: Move ships 4.1 million units worldwide

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 19:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony’s announced it’s shipped 4.1 million units of PlayStation Move since its launch in September.

It comes on the back of figures from Microsoft last night, announcing it had sold 2.5 million Kinect units since its launch earlier this month worldwide.

It was thought that Sony mentioned sales of the motion controller following today’s announcement, but the company’s told Joystiq it actually meant shipping numbers. Oopsie.

“While we don’t disclose our exact sell-through number, the key is that our retailers continue to ask for more Move units and are taking every unit we can supply them with based on their sales,”  said a Sony rep.

Shipping figures of PlayStation Eye and the sub-controller for the time PS Move was released weren’t given. The Eye is essential to use Move, while the sub-controller isn’t mandatory.

The motion wand was unveiled at E3 2009, and got a proper blow-out at GDC back in March.

It launched in Europe and US in September before releasing in October in Japan.

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70 Comments

  1. cookiejar

    Christ. Good news indeed, but this is Sony. Are they proper actual sales figures, or shipped to retailer figures?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Bleak Harvest

    wait…really?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. back_up

    as always Sony kick the ass of M$ by beating RROD 360 and Garbage Windows

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Is that ’4.1 million PS3 owners now have Move’ or ‘we’ve sold 4.1 individual bits and pieces from the Move hardware line-up’?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Move itself. They didn’t provide numbers on other stuff for it, like the Eye, the sub-controller, the gun, etc.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Mike

    Wonder if it shipped new PS3s with it, or it was just bought by existing owners.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Yeah, it’s the bundles and the move controller. Very strong figures, I’d wager it must be doing well in mainland Europe because it’s not really done anything at all in the US and Japan. Europe does love them some motion gaming though (they were very big on the eyetoy too).

    @1: Those are sold to retailer figures. They always are unless specifically stated otherwise.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. orakaa

    Well, that’s an impressive number !

    I’m not THAT surprised, as on almost every retail videogame website I go, the MOVE remains amongst the top sellers.

    I have bought one myself and am pretty pleased by its accuracy (love it in Resident Evil 5), but now we need more HARDCORE GAMES… and by that, I mean a bloody good STAR WARS game where you can manipulate a lightsaber with the Move ^^

    #8 4 years ago
  9. pukem0n

    is that sell through numbers or shipped?
    it doesnt say anywhere so im guessing shipped

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Razor

    This is just shipped right?

    Numbers are kind of pointless.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    They’ve sold loads more than I thought they had, then – kudos.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DaMan

    how come there’s no link to Sony in that post??

    this site is a bunch of sonybots! unbelievable!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Michael O’Connor

    Quit over-analysing it people. Does it really matter?

    Anyway, great numbers regardless. Well deserved.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mescalineeyes

    No, please keep over-analyzing this. carefully worded press-release is carefully worded.

    If this number was the actual number of devices sold to customers, one thinks Sony would be way clearer about it.

    Good show, nonetheless, and a fantastic as fuck device.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Kalain

    Define “Sell”.

    I got a new Phone with a new PS3 and Move, so is that counted as a sale? Probably

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    I call BS

    Or Japan is hard at buying these things.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Hellequin

    oh my god… people are soo stupid…

    If u are a xbox fanboy keep believing that vg247 are laying on this. But i received same PR from sony im my email… keep you fagness to yourself… Move was a sucess, can you believe or not, stop posting the same shit over and over in comments please.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. dylanspronck

    “BOOM!”
    - Kevin Butler, VP of BOOMing Sales

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    @8 It works well with resi5 then? I’m very tempted by that, but don’t want something that feels tacked on.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DaMan

    once again I overestimated the internet’s collective IQ.

    clearly an ‘/s’ at the end of that post was necessary.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. dylanspronck

    @VG247, Why is Kinect sold 2.5 million featured on top of the page, but Move sold 4.1 million not? Xbox fans at VG247?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Gekidami

    Wait, where did Sony announce this? In a press release?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Joe Anderson

    @22 Yeah in a press release and its says sold not shipped.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Razor

    But it doesn’t say sold, and neither does it say shipped…it just says “sales”. That’s open to interpretation I think.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. cookiejar

    In that case, nice one Sony. Its a great product. Just need some killer games next year.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    @21 Actually VG247 is a front for a sect of Cthulla worshipers who hope repeated stories about MS will awaken the many tentacled beast from its slumber in the dark beyond… Honest!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Johnny Cullen

    *worships photo of Don Mattrick*

    #27 4 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s official! Sony has won the HD console war!

    It’s finally over!!

    #28 4 years ago
  29. CaptPierce

    I though Kinect had this one – being advdertised at half a billion with every piece of media out there and having a slightly larger install base. But by the end of the day, quality > quantity everytime. I’ve tried Move and loved it, and getting one this Chirstmas. Kudos to Sony on this one. :)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Michael O’Connor

    *sets up a stand for people to pick up their own free tin-foil hats whenever they desire*

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DaMan

    @29 I thought Kinect has been out for a month, and Move launched in September?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. dirigiblebill

    As somebody pointed out to me on FB, it doesn’t specify *who* those 4.1 million units have been sold to. Consumers? Retailers? Martians? A mix of all three? :)

    I’m sure plenty of people are buying, either way. I’d like to see Move do well. Red Steel 3 on PS3 pls.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. NeoSquall

    I purchased a PS3 Move bundle last week and I’m pretty much satisfied with the move itself, a bit less about the lack of proper gaming software since European bundles only got a lame demo disc instead of Sports Champions like US has. Neverthless I’m having my fun with these demos and I’m considering buying a second Motion controller (I’m not sure I’ll ever need a Navigation controller before I get Killzone 3) and Sports Champions and beat the crap out of my Wii-using cousin this Christmas :]

    #33 4 years ago
  34. M2Kx

    OMG we’re doomed! First 2.5 million kinect sold and now this! Shipped or sold who cares? It’s terrifying…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. The Hindle

    Move has sold 4.1m, Kinect has sold 2.5m end off. No discrediting no playing it down both have been a success.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. itsucks

    Ha ha, they can’t put the money where their mouth is, Shipped to retailers isn’t sold, dumbasses.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Mike W

    @36

    It amazes me how stupid you can be sometimes. It’s obvious you don’t have a PS3 (you probably don’t even have a 360, seeing how you are always trolling this site) so why the fuck do you care how many units the Move sold?

    In any case, I tip my hat to Sony and Microsoft good job on both products.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. datamonkey

    @3 – How did you work that out?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. keyvan812

    so where is the link to press release ?!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. OrbitMonkey

    @30 is that Sony branded tin foil?

    #40 4 years ago
  41. dylanspronck

    It says “The number includes sales tallied in North America, Europe/PAL territories, Asia, and Japan and does not account for sales of stand-alone PlayStation Eye cameras or PlayStation Move navigation controllers. “

    #41 4 years ago
  42. mortiferus

    How is this shocking to anyone? it’s not like Move is priced at $149.00 like Kinect, I am more shocked that Kinect sold that many units given it’s high price.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. keyvan812

    There we go !! , It is 4.1 million units of Move Shipped not sold ! , “engadget” says so.
    link: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/30/sony-ships-4-1-million-playstation-move-controllers-to-retailers/

    #43 4 years ago
  44. ByloBoy

    @ 7

    Pardon me if I’m wrong, but the country that truly loves motion gaming should be the U.S. I mean, Nintendo has made such huge sales of the Wii in the land of hopes and dreams.

    PlayStation is more popular as a brand in Europe than Xbox, and therefore I find it very logical that Sony ships the Move relatively more to Europe.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DSB

    The interesting thing isn’t really shipped versus sold or how big the saturation is right now in my opinion. I’m more interested in where those gadgets are gonna go once the initial excitement wears off.

    Right now people are buying both because they’re new, but they still haven’t proven whether they’re actually worth it in the end.

    It would be interesting to see which gadget is the easier and more cost-effective to develop for, and how that will impact developers.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. ivycrew707

    Well as a seller you would have more “shipped” to you because you’ve “sold” what you have…until the end of the holidays the numbers for both Move and Kinect will be about right by the time the buying dies down.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Vistrix

    It doesn’t matter if its shipped numbers or sold to consumer numbers.

    The fact is, Sony have sold 4.1 million units of Move. Thats all that matters…

    #47 4 years ago
  48. dirigiblebill

    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/30/sony-playstation-move-reaches-4-1-million-in-worldwide-sales/

    Shipped not sold, innit.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Mike

    haha

    Fucking amateurs.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Razor

    So dumb for Sony to do this. If the sell-through numbers were anything to shout about, they’d release them.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Johnny Cullen

    Christ almighty. Consider this fixed.

    Fucking nora.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. cookiejar

    @51 On here, they won’t stop until theres blood :D

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Mike

    :)

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Johnny Cullen

    I’m so going to bed.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Kalain

    @51
    Whats Nora done to deserve that outburst. She’s probably crying over he mug of Ovaltine now.. :P

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Anders

    You’d think that they could’ve written that in the press release.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. NeoSquall

    @45 “It would be interesting to see which gadget is the easier and more cost-effective to develop for, and how that will impact developers.”

    It’s easy to note that Kinect is already a dumbed down version of what has been showed at E3 2009 and who knows what they’ll have to strip from it to further lower its price (PS3 is the prime example) before the technology itself becomes cheaper to produce.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. G1GAHURTZ

    What’s this??

    JUST SHIPPED??

    It’s official! Microsoft have won the HD console war (again), and Sony are just a bunch of spinsters!

    Who says gamers are fickle?

    #58 4 years ago
  59. sg1974

    I see GIGAHURTZ is back flaimbaiting the ps3 news articles again. People complain about other’s but at least they try to make a contribution to debates

    #59 4 years ago
  60. G1GAHURTZ

    No, that’s your problem. You don’t see anything.

    Just your delusional fanboy based paranoia causing an inability in your narrow mind to see a simple light joke.

    Your hypersensitivity to comment #58 (but not #28) is amusing.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. sg1974

    I see GIGAHURTZ is back calling everyone a fanboy again. People complain about other’s but at least they try to make a contribution to debates

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Jan

    I would really like to see how many they sold, its easy to say they ship that many since there is many retailer out there.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Michael O’Connor

    To be frank, if Sony or Microsoft ever want these to be hugely successful alternatives to the Wii, they’re going to have to start shipping them with their consoles by default.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Gadzooks!

    @63

    I’d say it’s a given that Move and Kinect, or evolutions of them, will come as basic kit for the next round of consoles.

    I would also expect Move/Kinect bundles to start replacing standalone console boxes, in much the same way that motionplus is pretty much standard now in Wii boxes.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. DrDamn

    Yeah I’d like to see better value bundle deals from both MS & Sony on consoles but I think they are both precursors to full inclusion in new consoles in a couple of years. The Move stuff I can see implemented in a linked/detachable main controller – though not sure what will be done with the ball bits. Kinect somehow being incorporated into a single box which is the console too is a possibility – throws up it’s own problems but there are ways and means.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Gadzooks!

    Kinect will not come built into the console housing itself, if that is what you are suggsting.

    Sold in the box with console as one packaged product, yes, but the sensor would still be separate.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. OlderGamer

    I agree with two points:

    Neither Move nor Kinect offer much in terms of value. Their prices are too high and they lack worthy pack ins.

    Secondly if they want this to sell, they need to be packed in with the said systems, AT NO EXTRA COST.

    Otherwise the Wii simply looks more atractive and is priced better.

    And now, after playing all three(Wii, Move, Kinect) I can honestly say there is little difference in the experiences they offer. They are all gimmick based distractions. Novelties at best. Imo, of course.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. DrDamn

    @66
    That was what I was suggesting. There are obviously some boundaries to that, maybe if we were talking more than a couple of years down the line. Do away with the optical drive cut down the internals a little and it’s feasible isn’t it? Ok it’s a bit out there but conceptually quite nice.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Gadzooks!

    @68

    That wont happen, for several reasons:

    1) Kinect is motorised.
    2) Sensitive opticals would not work well in a housing with fans and drives (HDD and they would not do away with the optical drive)
    3) Kinect works best at eye level.

    I can see Kinect shrinking down considerably in future iterations, but it will always be a connectable peripheral.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. cookiejar

    They’ve still ‘Moved’ an extremely decent amount, though.

    Sorry, had to :D

    #70 4 years ago

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  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]