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Heavy global 3DS price cut confirmed as sales stiff

Thursday, 28 July 2011 09:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nintendo has confirmed that 3DS will drop from $249 to $169.99 in the US on August 12, and to ¥15,000 in Japan on August 11, down from its current ¥25,000.

The 3DS price cut

Down from $250 to $170 in the US on August 12.

Down from AU$350 to AU$250 in Australia on August 12.

Down from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000 in Japan on August 11.

3DS will be cut “by around a third” in Europe on August 12, but no specific price confirmed yet.

The “Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme” will give owners of the full-price hardware 10 NES games and 10 Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for free.

3DS released in February in Japan, and in March in the US and Europe.

Nintendo said this morning that 3DS will drop in Europe on August 12, but has declined to offer a fixed price.

“I can confirm that Nintendo of Europe will be reducing the European trade price of Nintendo 3DS to retailers by around a third from August 12 2011, as part of a global trade price reduction initiative,” a rep told VG247 this morning.

“The ultimate price to consumers is, of course, determined by retailers, however we look forward to consumers benefiting from much lower retail prices very soon.”

The Australian 3DS will drop from AU $349.95 to AU$249.95 on August 12.

The current quarter, as promised earlier this morning, will see the price of the machine reduced globally.

Nintendo has declined to confirm a figure on the European reduction as yet.

The company is said to be incurring a loss on 3DS units sold at the new price point.

“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

“We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”

3DS released this February in Japan and this March in the US and Europe.

Nintendo is launching an Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme to consumers who have purchased the Nintendo 3DS at the “original launch price” in all of the cut territories, meaning you’ll be able to get 10 NES games and 10 Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for free if you connect to the Nintendo eShop before the August 12.

“The free software will then be made available at a later stage,” said NoE. “More details on the programme will be announced on the Nintendo of Europe website shortly.”

In the US and Australia, 3DS “ambassadorial” status grants you access to 10 free NES Virtual Console games on September 1 before their general release, including The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight and Ice Climber, and 10 more Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games.

The GBA games – like Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames and Mario vs. Donkey Kong – will not be available to anyone else.

Q1 figures show 3DS trouble

Nintendo’s first quarter figures this morning were the precursor to the cut announcement. 3DS hardware sold a mere 0.71 million units in the three months ending June 30, while 3DS software moved 4.53 million units in the period.

Wii U remained listed as a 2012 release.

Wii hardware sales fell dramatically in the quarter, down from 3.04 million in FY 2010 to 1.56 million units this year, while Wii software sold 13.44 milllion units in the quarter.

DS hardware sold 1.44 million units in the period, heavily down from 3.15 million last year. There were 12.44 million pieces of DS software sold in the quarter.

Net sales were down from ¥189 billion last year to ¥94 billion for the period.

Nintendo is still making a loss, with the deficit stuck at ¥25.5 billion compared to ¥25.2 billion a year ago.

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49 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Holy shit, that’s LOADS more than I was expecting! They must be panicking! :shock:

    #1 4 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Thank god that their bubble has finally burst and people are waking up to fact that all their products are over priced tat

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I guess it’s a lesson in not launching an expensive handheld with no compelling software at a quiet time of year when everyone’s moved on to iPhones.

    Or something.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. naffgeek

    What about uk? Are they going to try and squeeze a bit more out of us suckers before they drop the price?

    Also I’d be gutted if I’d just bought one because of Zelda!!!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Euro statement added.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The Evil Pope

    Nintendo has finally woken up. I still won’t buy the system though until the region-locking is removed or the system gets hacked.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    Sorry Ninty, seems as if Sony is still offering better value for money with the PSV.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. 7bitarcade

    If the price drop is significan enough, then yes, this is a definite purchase. However, could this be a knee jerk reaction to the impending Vita.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Sony must be bricking it as well. Vita’s far from a guaranteed success – it’s facing all of the same barriers as the 3DS without Nintendo’s brand name to fall back on. I’ve got a feeling it’ll stiff.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Details of the free games offered to owners of the full-price console added.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crab of Thunder

    Feel sorry for anyone who bought it at the full whack now :P, this is more like what its worth, though It doesn’t attract me at all.

    Edit: oh free games, that makes up for it a bit i guess.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Fin

    Didn’t Nintendo price the 3DS higher than originally planned because of the good reaction at E3 ’10?

    Coming back to bite them now.

    Mario Kart Super Circuit and WarioWare? Them’s some quality GBA games.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    “Free” games? Didn’t they cost you $80? :-D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. locus2k1

    I hear Nintendo are also offering 10 free NES games and 10 free Game Boy/GBC Games for those who have already purchased a 3DS and have gone onto the eshop before 12th of August; it sounds very much like what Microsoft did with he original Xbox. Its is good to see that they are thinking of consumers who had already bought one :)

    EDIT: its GBA, not GBC

    #14 4 years ago
  15. frostquake

    Simply put..New Hardware:Yes New Software for that Hardware:No

    As long as Vita has a great software lineup they should be fine! If not, then they will face palm like 3DS…Glad I cancelled my Pre-Buy! I’ve been waiting for a robust library before buying the 3DS..guess what..I am still waiting!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. locus2k1

    @#13 for people like me who purchased it day one I guess you can look at it that way… but considering a lot of stores sell it at around £150-160 already wouldn’t they (the consumer) be getting them for free now :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. matirishhh

    I was going to buy one last week, just for the Ocarina, I’m so glad that I decided to “stay on the fence”. In Poland You can get those for £150 right now, by the the time when the price drops further by 1/3 it may be at £100?
    That would be a fantastaic price to get them for

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    I wonder if the shops will drop the price immediately?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    Not worth a penny.

    There are only crappy games in development. Old remakes and GBA shit is not for me, because i played them.

    Playstation VITA on the other hand have a bit better software, but again, it depends on the launch thing. 3DS had an amazing launch line up at E3 too, but in the end it sucked huge ass.

    @blerk, they actually dropped the price long time ago. It was just a quiet price drop to be honest.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    HOLY SHIT BOMBA!!!

    what this thing has been out like 3 months and price drop? wow!! at elast i might buy one now! XD

    #20 4 years ago
  21. typeface

    Games stopped being devved for the device, prices too high, not enough games. It’s like the launch year of the PS3 for them in all honesty.
    We’ll see what happens. But a price drop and a few games should definitely help. Though August. I dunno it should work with the non-gaming enthusiast. For the gaming enthusiast who owns a good PC and all the consoles there’s far too many games coming out between mid August and November and not much of a break. I think the issue is that 3D is not a good USP and there just weren’t enough good titles to begin with.

    Also a price cut would’ve been better in October. The enthusiast market won’t really be buying into it yet and the casual market well Christmas shopping begins Octoberish which is a great time to do that plus the current marketing campaign (the new ad in the UK isn’t bad honestly, sure it’s all hyped rubbish but it’s an ad that works for their audience and tells them how it’s different from the DS family which it had an issue with till now).

    It should do well eventually.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. rrw

    @9 nah, i expect sony already think 3DS price drop is possible. hardly surprising for anyone

    beside the price is reasonable for the device like Vita

    #22 4 years ago
  23. AHA-Lambda

    aww some of those free games are exclusives to the adopters =(

    bye bye metroid fusion ;_;

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    @22, I don’t mean they’re bricking it because the 3DS is now cheaper, I mean they’re bricking it because the 3DS didn’t sell in the first place. I don’t think the price of the hardware is the problem.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. viralshag

    I bought one at launch and that was only because some manager dude from GAME offered me a full refund if I brought it back within 30 days.

    So I played Pokemon a bit and Ridge Racer as there wasn’t really anything else decent at the time. It was about a week and 7 or 8 hours’ worth of playing with it before I took it back.

    I wasn’t amazingly impressed tbh. I do think Sony will offer something a bit more new and creative that will grab some attention. It literally is a DS… with 3D… and that’s it. The 3D is not that great either. I would rather spend a lot less and get an older DS and play through the back catalogue.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Mike

    GRAMMAR PEDANT ALERT: Is “stiff” a verb?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Yes.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Well… a slang verb. :-D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Mike

    Noun, adjective – no verb. “stiffen”, innit. ;)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    It’s a verb if I want it to be.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Blerk

    Collins list it as a verb, although they do tag it as ‘mainly US’.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    And “stiffen” wouldn’t make any sense.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    OVERRULED.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Clupula

    Wow, Nintendo must be shitting their pants at the prospect of the Vita if they’re lowering their price this much. I knew the 3DS wasn’t doing that great, but I didn’t know it was THAT much of a flop. Even though I doubt it will happen, I’d be amused to see what happens if Sony matched them on price again, come the Vita launch.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Telepathic.Geometry

    It’s a verb, as in “I got stiffed.”

    For me, the price-drop isn’t so amazing, but the amount by which it’s dropped is incredible. If they can cut 40% off the price of the hardware, it means that they were really pissing in their customers faces up until now. More than anything else, it betrays how much they were taking the piss with the previous price-tag. Next thing they need is to drop the price of the games by 5 or 10 bucks per game. IMO.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. manamana

    Overpriced, poor launch catalogue and overrated technology. Plus a superb competitor handheld on the horizon. Everything went wrong, but holy mother earth! That pricedrop is a historical one for real!

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Telepathic.Geometry

    Don’t know if the ‘superb’ competitor is gonna do any better to be honest, especially in the face of this price drop, a lot of quality 3DS software turning up in time for holiday and iPad/iPhone/Android doing chip damage to the entire traditional handheld industry at an increasingly significant rate.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    Well i think this is a wake up call to all the handled manufactures out there, now the competition is not between sony, nintendo and the traditional ones, is against Pads/smartPhone/Androids and the likes, i only hope this doesnt mean in the long term the end of the handled gaming by core gaming manufactures, therefore good luck nintendo with the 3ds and good luck sony with vita, you will need our very best wishes

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Mike

    Not a verb. You can’t stiff something.

    He stiffs it. You stiff it. – Can’t be done.

    …and “getting stiffed” is slang.

    I win.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Mike

    Verb 1. stiffen – become stiff or stiffer; “He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room”
    change – undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one’s or its original nature; “She changed completely as she grew older”; “The weather changed last night”
    rigidify – become rigid; “The body rigidified”
    relax, loose, loosen – become loose or looser or less tight; “The noose loosened”; “the rope relaxed”

    Would work fine, imo.

    Anyway. I’m glad no-one’s buying it, and I hope people continue not to buy it.

    “Rebuy all your old games in 3D!!!!!!!

    NO!”

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Telepathic.Geometry

    Slang is just English that the dictionary hasn’t caught up with yet and therefore is valid, and therefore *I* win! :p

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Patrick Garratt

    It literally is a verb. It’s in use as a verb. There’s only one winner, here, bucko, and that’s my amazing headline.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Telepathic.Geometry

    /subliminal/ (…and also TG.)

    #43 4 years ago
  44. stockops3

    Luckily i got my £150 brand new so i get the free games, good deal though, bad for nintendo, but cant wait for Tales of the Abyss, One Piece 3DS, Starfox, Sonic Generations, MGS etc… :D

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Mike

    Go stiff yourselves!

    ;)

    #45 4 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    seeing This trend, makes me picture Ashton Cusher saying the unfamous words “You got Stiffed”

    #46 4 years ago
  47. manamana

    @37 Using my iPhone and especially my iPad permanently for games and other stuff means something – at least my PSP and DSi are rarely in use. I said superb competitor, because the technical specs and games in developement are very promising, at least for real gamers. Because, like it or not, ninty has nothing worth playing (albeit Zelda OoT-remake) at this time.

    And to be perfectly clear, the games on iOS are a nice alternation but simply not deep enough to rival say Uncharted. Cave’s shooter are my favorites as an example, short, fast and perfectly controllable on iPad. Despite a minor graphics update the 3DS is not the big gun I hoped it to be. The 3D is not the killer feature everyone thought of, after E3. So yes the PSV is a superb competitor from its technical perpective and the games/3rd parties on horizon for it. We will see if it will sell well at 249€ – I do think everything above 200€ is having a hard time, though. But christmastime/holiday season launch will do better than the failed late 3DS attempt after new year…

    #47 4 years ago
  48. manamana

    Cliffster ‘the stiffster’ Bleszinsky anyone?!

    #48 4 years ago
  49. dreamcastnews

    I’m a Nintendo fan, yet I don’t have a 3DS…. I think the 3D is pretty gash to be honest, the power of the machine is very good. Playing Dead or Alive shows how fluid the graphics on the machine can be but I feel the most under-rated feature is the camera!

    Imagine a Pokemon game that came with a random card in every copy this card could then be scanned into the game and could generate a rare of common Pokemon character, or Animal Crossing having a random peice of furniture scanned into the game – now that’s the angle they should have gone with.

    If it’s £100 in the UK I’ll pick one up with Zelda & DOA whilst waiting for Mario & MGS but anymore would be a hard sell for most.

    For now Nintendo, i’d keep the DSi/XL stocked up with games as you’re going to need that audience to keep your shareholders from losing confidence…

    #49 4 years ago

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    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • 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 […]