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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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    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]