Kotick throws water on BF3′s chances against MW3

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 15:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has made public doubts over Battlefield 3′s chances against Modern Warfare 3 this year.

“So far, I’ve only seen Battlefield 3 on a PC. I haven’t seen it on a console where the bulk of our business is,” Kotick told CNBC at Nintendo’s E3 press conference in a video interview, referring to most of the footage of the DICE shooter being released on PC.

Brief glimpses of the PS3 version were shown during the multiplayer trailer of BF3 during Monday’s EA press conference, though.

“If it’s just a PC title, as it looks like today, that’s just a small audience to participate,” he added.

Battlefield 3 launches on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC. Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 8 for the same platforms worldwide.

In the same interview, he talked about WiiU, Nintendo’s next-gen successor.


  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]


  1. M. K.

    New Headline please: Mr. Kotick builds a Pachter during a CNBC interview :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Oh snap!

    Dissin’ duh PC and duh competishon. Daaaamn boy.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    hahahaha this guy is a legend why doesnt anybody like him hes a full time gamer and he knows what the gamers want

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Funkyd

    This feels like some Football Manager-esque mind games.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hybridpsycho


    You’re trying to hard.

    Also, wasn’t Kotick watching their press @ E3? They showed of both PC,PS3 & 360. Just that no one noticed the difference ’cause it looked to awesome. They also had it on all 3 platforms in their booth.

    This guy’s truly an idiot :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Who said Kotick was purely an out-of-touch business head, eh? He’s right on it, gameswise. Obviously. :-D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    call of duty is strong but hatred makes it stronger

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Big_Boss

    I have no doubt in the long run BF3 is gonna outsell MW3. It may not be this year but I suspect sales will hold up for some time as many will buy MW3 but later will either switch to BF3 or will want both. BF 3 definitely has the PC market dominated and Kotick is underestimating the size of the PC community.

    I guess if you like more of the same you will LOVE MW3, but if you are looking for something more, you’ll wanna play BF3.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Lounds

    Activision are just a tad worried because EA had the balls to move back 1 week (smart idea if you ask me), which is probably better for average person as pay day for most peeps is 25th of the month.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    Tbh he’s got a very good point. Where is the console footage? DICE can promise me innovation till their blue in the face, but i’m thinking their just gonna deliver a buffed up BFBC 2.1… With jets! With prone!! WITH BRUTAL MELEE!!!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. M. K.

    `BFBC 2.1… With jets! With prone!! WITH BRUTAL MELEE!!!`

    This, better controls and after launch support => COUNT ME IN!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    So if your business on PC is not huge, why won’t you cancel WORLD OF WARCRAFT and future Blizzard MMO and Modern warfare 3?


    bobby, oh… Bobby, Bobby, Bobby :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. CaptKillsteal

    PC sales were probably low because people would rather pirate his annual trash than pay full price for it…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hybridpsycho


    I see where you’re coming from there Erth, but first of all the MMO genre has a completely different genre.

    Also, he couldn’t cancel anything of Blizzards even if he wanted. He has no power there.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14, bobby Kotick is in charge of Activision Blizzard. He can pull out every Blizzard product if he wanted. (in some fantasy world)

    “completely different genre. ”

    for Bobby genres are not important. Money is important and thats where Activision makes most of the money. FACT!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. M. K.

    @15: Ehm… Sorry, but you’re just wrong. Sure Kotick is the boss, but there’re a lot of other people who earn money with Activision and if they don’t give their okay, Kotick can’t do ****

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @M.K., i said a possbility. He can do it, but he won’t because of the money mr Sherlock.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    Ultimately I think it’s fair to doubt whether focusing on the PC is the most profitable way to go. They’re making a game that probably won’t run very well on most peoples PCs.

    @9 Launching in October is somewhat of a risk. They’re going to have to keep the hype going until people head out for Black Friday and really spend their savings. Should be possible with the promised marketing budget though.

    @10 That’s what the gameplay footage has me thinking so far. I love the animations and all, but if it’s just going to be BC2 with all its shortcomings, then I don’t really care how pretty it looks.

    Jets are probably gonna turn it up a notch though, that’s no small feat.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. M. K.

    @17: Do you even know how a corporation works? (Silly question I know, but under this circumstances I have to ask :P)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Overdos3

    Kotick you f**** noob FPS is for mouses and keyboards. All people that plays MW and BF on console are just brats.

    This is the proof that your MW3 will be a shitty port and that you dont care about pc.

    Screw ps3 & x360 they’re all but “next gen” console. Pc is the future.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. ManuOtaku

    Personally i dont hate any console manufacturer, developer and people involve in the gaming industry, but this man is testing my will like no other, please stop pushing my buttons kotick, you know what they said the best word is the one not spoken, which means keep your thoughts to yourself, i think you are the only one who likes them in the end, i do recomend you go to the EA booth and see all the versions running including the consoles ones, which look great IMHO.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. xino

    BF3 has no chance against MW3.

    EA are using the PC version as a selling tool to lie to console players as if that is actually how the console verison looks like.

    like it or not, pc gamers will still pirate the game Bad Company 2 was one of the most pirated games in year 2009? i can’t remember when the game came out:/

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Edo

    What chances!?!?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Yoshi

    ‘small audience’

    Are you fucking kidding me? Small audience on PC? Where the fuck is this guy from?

    This is even worse than the trash talk EA has been saying.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. BULArmy

    If the ame is awesomly moddable as BF2, BF3 can iutsold MW3 1:100 on the PC. On other hand I also think that MW3 will sell better, it is just much more casual. Hell I have also fun with it, it don’t make me want to trow my mouse all over the place, like BF2 or even BC2 made me and they are wastly superior to any COD game.

    If I can be Mr Pachter for a second I will tell the MW3 will sell 10 mil. and BF3 will sell 6 mil. or something like that. Still BF3 is my choice and I am specially building new rig for that game.

    #25 4 years ago

    “If it’s just a PC title, as it looks like today, that’s just a small audience to participate,”

    PARDON? What the fuk does this guy (Kotick) talk? I guess he forgot the root of COD series and where it comes from! The money makes he blind so far. How could a stupid pig still seat on the chair of Activision?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    lol Yeah, keep pretending he’s wrong. In the mean time EA arent releasing BF3 exclusively on PC, now are they. You know why?; Because PC game sales are poor.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. deadstoned

    lol Koticks trolling. PC small audience? Yeah I cant name a single company or game which rakes in billions each year in a subscription service.

    Yeah hes just acting stupid for the cameras do endorse MW3 more.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. manamana

    C’mon DICE! Show us what you got on consoles! ^_^

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    Why are people bring up subscription-based games to show how well PC games sell? Thats money being taken from the same players ever month, not individual sales. Last time i checked BF3 wasnt a sub game.

    Oh by the way; MMO’s fail pretty hard too, loads have closed over the years, and the ones going free?; Lets just say its not because the publishers have run out of space in the bank…

    #30 4 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

    half his company incomes from pc what a joke, WOW any from blizzard.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. silkvg247

    PC is the home of the FPS, it’s where FPS came from, it’s where FPS feels right. I am one of the so called small audiences who will be getting BF3, on my PC. Better graphics, better controls, etc.

    A smaller audience? You mean less people own a £1k+ PC than £200 console? Norly?

    Quality, not quantity, my dear. Clearly he only cares about sales, and that’s something that will lead us to shit-game-city in a few years time if everyone else thinks the same.

    Start on the PC, port to consoles; any other way is an insult to both the PC gamer and the console gamer.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Cozzy

    MW3 will sell more just because it’s Call of Duty, which is a shame because BF3 looks so much better.

    #33 4 years ago

    @27: I don’t care if it release on console of PC, but the way he’s talking is too stupid: insult the platforms’ (PC or console or whatever) customers. If the PC sales is good, and the consoles sales is poor, so can you say “Because PC game sales are poor” or “Because consoles game sales are poor”?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. polygem

    they will both sell very very well. mw3 will most likely sell better but they will both be extremely strong in sales/ what? really. i prefer bf as a franchise. but i adore cod as well. it´s a great shooter and you know what? i´ll just get both. that simple…so what? (again)…all the guys saying pc is the only way to play shooters: that´s bullshit. plain and simple: BULLSHIT. i play videogames since the 80´s and believe me, i played a lot of fps on the pc. i can assure you: fps on consoles are very enjoyable – give it a chance and stop the hate. i love the 360 pad, it´s a great tool to play games with. it´s good competiton on consoles online as well. sure you wouldn´t stand a chance against a guy with mouse and keyboards, but noone uses this setup on the 360 so everything is cool…and fun (and for the fun and competition i play shootergames). please just relax and let people enjoy their games on the platform they want to play them on. consoles are great. if you prefer the pc. great. but please stop telling me you are the king of fps and more skilled because you use a pc. you are not. if you are good in fps games you are good on every platform…

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DSB

    How is stating the fact that the PC audience is smaller an insult? Is he supposed to lie? :P

    Honestly, the whole platform pride thing is just pathetic. I’ve been playing PC games since the beginning of the 90′s, but I’m not blind. And the fact that my platform is marginalized doesn’t make it less fun to play games on.

    Most of the old PC genres are either gone, consolized, or left to small time players. If people had cared that wouldn’t be the case.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    ^ Indeed. Though with PC fanboys being the zealous lot they are, outrage over this really shouldnt surprise anyone.

    Whats funny is that Kotick probably didnt even mean much by it, he just pointed out the fact that EA are holding out on showing the version(s) that will undoubtedly sell the most. We’re nowhere near the stuff EA has said about CoD.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    Gekidami is such a huge PS3 fanboy and bobby Kotick defender that it’s freakin hillarious.

    “Oh by the way; MMO’s fail pretty hard too, loads have closed over the years, and the ones going free?; Lets just say its not because the publishers have run out of space in the bank…

    buy yourself a brain, seriously. Just go to the and look for yourself how much MMOS have defunct and how much MMOs is on the market.
    PC is the largest audience for gaming. It’s a fact. Don’t even try to tell me that i’m PC fanboy because it’s a damn fact.
    From WOW to Social games from Facebook.


    “How is stating the fact that the PC audience is smaller an insult?”

    PC audience is not smaller. It’s bigger, but if Call Of duty is not so popular on the PC does not mean that it’s smaller, it’s just not much of a market plays this game.

    World Of warcraft – 10 million.

    @xino, “EA are using the PC version as a selling tool to lie to console players as if that is actually how the console verison looks like.”

    so after pirated BC2 EA have LEADING SKU to PC for Battlefield 3.

    where is your logic?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. DSB

    @38 World of Warcraft isn’t on consoles, so the consoles don’t have a chance to outsell it, but even if you count the userbase, CoD still easily outsells it.

    The most the PC is ever going to achieve on a multiplatform title is roughly a third of the overall platform audience going on past performance. It’s quite clear from the financial statements.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    I like how console fanboys say: EA LIES TO US!!11 BF3 on consoles will be shit!11

    Aha, oh yeah… you know guys… i’m playing each Call Of duty game with 60fps, 1080p, MSAA, AA with better textures, shadows and filters.

    so you can shut up. No matter what (port or lead SKU) PC version these days feels like an exclusive game compared to console (except for some really cheap ports)

    @DSB, COD outsells combined with PS3 and 360. There is a difference in platforms.
    don’t just count WOW. WOW is one of the something.

    console base is basically 100 million (PS3 and Xbox 360). but PC? It’s one billion users of Microsoft Windows, not to mention about MAC.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Gekidami

    So a straw man and a red herring walk into fallacy-inn…

    “Console base is basically 100 million (PS3 and Xbox 360). but PC? It’s one billion users of Microsoft Windows, not to mention about MAC.”
    Except my grandma doesnt use her PC to play games. Moot point.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. DSB

    Non-MMORPG revenue, Activision, 2010:

    PC: 325 million dollars
    Wii: 408 million dollars
    Playstation 3: 854 million dollars
    Xbox 360: 1033 million dollars

    In other words, for Activision, without the MMORPG market, the PC is 2,6 less profitable than the Playstation 3, and 3,1 times less profitable than the Xbox 360.

    Let’s stop kidding ourselves, eh?


    Actually, let’s not, let’s do 2009 too:

    PC: 164 million
    Playstation 2 (Note the number 2): 174 million
    Playstation 3: 584 million
    Xbox 360: 857 million

    Actually, Activision made more money on the PS2 than they did on the PC by the end of 2009. Which was the year of Modern Warfare 2. Which didn’t appear on the Playstation 2 at all.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Lewis247

    Why are people making a big fuss about this? *cringe*

    #43 4 years ago
  44. OrbitMonkey

    This is why the pc market suffers, stop raging online about kotick & buy some games you nerds!! ;)

    How much does Activision make from WoW anyway? And how big is the userbase?

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DSB

    If we take the Steam hardware survey and compare it to the recommended requirements for BF3, you get this:

    OS (Windows 7 64-bit): 40% of surveyed PCs
    CPU (Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU): 42% of surveyed PCs
    RAM (4GB): 50% of surveyed PCs
    GFX (DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon HD 6850): 11,6% of surveyed PCs (Yaaay, my PC is in the 12th percentile!)
    VRAM – 1 GB: 39% of surveyed PCs
    Hard drive – 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version: 39% of surveyed PCs

    It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s the closest you’ll come to seeing what’s actually out there.

    Certainly very, very few people will be enjoying DX11.

    @44 I’m not sure if they release the numbers of subscribers but they made 1,23 billion dollars on WoW in 2010. I just skipped straight to the revenue.

    I’m not about to read through the whole damn thing :P

    #45 4 years ago
  46. YoungZer0

    @42: Won’t work. He’s resistant to logic.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. joshua nash

    anything kotick says is basically bullshit imo, i personally believe that Battlefield 3 may actually give MW3 a run for its money

    #47 4 years ago
  48. DarkElfa

    MOTHERFUCKER! This asshole actually said this?!

    I can’t wait for BF3 to wipe the floor with MW3 just to smack the bullshit off Kotick’s face.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. DarkElfa

    Woops, double post from frustration.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Dralen

    Guy is a douche. At least they are trying to move forward with their franchise, instead of staying in the exact same place COD has been for the last 5 games.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. blackdreamhunk

    here why battlefield is going to be a better game than mw2

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    @DSB, Non-MMORPG.

    Of course Non-MMORPG games does much better then on the PC.
    It’s a fact.

    you don’t need to tell me. But look a bit different in this situation.
    How much Starcraft II sold?

    For the RTS game fantastic sales.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. noherczeg


    I dont want to seem like a racist, but the black guy HAS THE POINTS. What ever he says is all true, i’m really impressed now. Newer would have thought there are this talented peeople out there!

    No sarcasm here.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. blackdreamhunk


    I agree with you there.Also I am not going to support any remnants of infinity ward. I would rather support dice or tri arch . You know game devs that love their fan base.

    oh and there is nothing racist about your comment.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. DSB

    @52 It’s the most popular RTS game in history. Not a new IP, and not a multiplatform title. It proves nothing about the platform.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. LOLshock94

    i dunno whose worst EA showing a game so damn fine and letting people get tricked by the graphics or kotick proving to us what EA is doing…

    #56 4 years ago
  57. albo88

    at this point is all abut marketing
    we gamers know who going to be better but who will sell more?
    is all abut how much money will company like EA and activison will throw to win the battle is all abut commercial stuff now

    #57 4 years ago
  58. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming is more than just mmo’ and subscription

    Furthermore, as another indication of the rapidly evolving online marketplace the report claims that digital format sales in the form of subscriptions, full games, add-on content, mobile apps and social network gaming accounted for 24% of all game sales in 2010, contributing $5.8 billion to the total of $15.9 billion spent in content. Factoring in hardware and accessories the total consumer spend in the games industry last year was $25.1 billion. Other finding

    #58 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    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 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 […]