MW3 sells 6.5 million units in US, UK within first 24 hours

Friday, 11 November 2011 13:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Activision’s announced Modern Warfare 3 made $400 million in its first 24 hours in the US and UK, selling 6.5 million units in the process.

The sales figure is up 900,000 units on last year’s Black Ops, and is a million more than what Battlefield 3 did in its first five days.

The $400 million mark is a staggering statistic that makes the Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer collaboration the third straight year Activision has made “day one launch records across all forms of entertainment,” according to the press release it sent out.

Black Ops sold 5.6 million units in 2010 when it made $360 million in its first day, while Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million and made $310 million when it released in 2009.

Activision boss Bobby Kotick claims LTD sales for the entire CoD franchise “exceed worldwide theatrical box office for “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings,” two of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.

“Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row,” he added.

Acti Publishing Eric Hirshberg added: “Call of Duty is more than a game. It’s become a major part of the pop cultural landscape. It is a game that core enthusiasts love, but that also consistently draws new people into the medium. It is the most intense, adrenaline pumping entertainment experience anywhere.

“I would like to thank our incredible teams at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games for making a brilliant game. But most of all, I would like to thank our millions of passionate fans worldwide. We made this game for you.”

MW3 went on sale worldwide on Tuesday for PS3, 360, Wii – that particular version made by Treyarch – and PC.


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  1. Quasar

    well, the world is full of noobs

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dark

    They eat up the mediocrity like it was a chocolate cake .. what a joke

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    I’ve already heard from some hardcore COD players that they find MW3 incredibly dissappointing.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I liked Modern Warfare 3. Was a lot better than MW2 and definitely liked it a lot more than BF3′s campaign.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    Disappointing. I don’t hate CoD, I just hate how overrated it is, why should a game as generic as this sell more in one day than something like Uncharted 3 or Skyrim will sell in it’s entire life time? The story’s always short & uninspired & the multiplayer has barely changed since #4.

    What annoys me almost as much as it’s undeserved success are those who think the game defines perfection. Sure it’s okay to love the game, but to ignorantly claim that games they’ve never played are shit is just pathetic, it’s the fanboy mentality, keep it in sports people!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Thalius

    How can they compare CoD to Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings????? The price tag “per” item is abismal. 1 cinema ticket versus 1 game is like comparing the price tag of a Smart car to a House. Utter riddiculous…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. MegaGeek1

    I dont know why people hate, there is nothing mediocre about the game.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Fin

    Man this is so disappointing.

    I hate when other people like stuff I don’t like.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Frank17

    Camp was cool. I only rented this game and took it back today. MP is annoying and not fun. No tactics still run and gun since cod 4. This franchise needs a new gameplay and graphic engine, for me to start playing it again. Battlefield 3 is so much better than cod. I don’t understand y noone sees it. Reason cod sells is cuz any dumb ass can pick up the controller and start raping in less than 30 min. In battlefield Its the tactics that make it fun. The better graphics, the destruction in the envoriments. Grow up cod u goin down the ladder w crappy treyarch up next

    #9 3 years ago


    The war is won.

    Mission accomplished.

    Goodnight folks.

    Let’s eat some cake.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    @5 My thoughts exactly.

    I dont hate cod, i even enjoy a little blast on the multiplayer some times.
    But i hate the fact that its the biggest franchise in entertainment despite insane lack of almost ANY innovation at all, in the last 5 years.

    Sooner or later though people will wise up. My prediction is that this is the last time Cod will break records.
    The Core audience that plays cod sees it as Modern warfare and the other series. A lot of people i know switched back to cod4 from WaW, same goes for mw2 and black ops.
    And iv heard from a lot of people i know that typically lick cods ass and say its amazing, finally realising that the difference between the games is very little.

    So i think this time next year, there will be much more people that give the next cod iteration a miss.
    sure it will sell like hot shit again. but i dont think it will beat mw3.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    @5, “Sure it’s okay to love the game, but to ignorantly claim that games they’ve never played are shit is just pathetic…”

    Er, that’s not happening. Theirs a lot of CoD bashing, bit don’t try to justify it by claiming those of us who appreciate CoD are putting down others.

    We’re to be busy PLAYING THE BEST GAME EVA!!!


    #12 3 years ago
  13. lexph3re

    It’s funny, When Modern Warfare “Sells” 6.8mil in 24hours people don’t even question it they believe all of it is sold to the customer. But when a game like ooohh Uncharted 3 says it sold 3.8mil in the first day people start throwing the words “shipped” around. So it’s more possible for CoD to do legitimate 6.8 mil sells day one and not legit for Uncharted to do a little over half of that day 1? Jeez the trolls sure do show their Biased

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Joe Musashi

    @13 Few question information they are happy to believe. The Uncharted 3 article made a point of talking shipped/sold so that naturally became the focus of the ensuing discussion.


    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    Well, I guess that’s Activision’s bankroll sorted for the next year.

    I’ve honestly never given a flying fuck about the sales of a game, only in so far as whether something sells enough to keep the developers whose games I enjoy afloat.

    Hating a game based on sales is stupid. Hate it for its quality (or lack thereof) instead.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. manamana

    @G1GA good. Your fanboyish behaviour over the last couple months can take a brake now?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @12, Never said everybody who plays it puts down others, I’m just annoyed at a select few who criticize every single other game without playing it just because it’s not CoD. Even many of my mates are like “CoD’s gonna shit all overz Battlefield”, I sigh every time I hear/read something like that. As I’ve stated earlier, fanboy mentality.

    #17 3 years ago

    Hating a piece of software that you don’t even own or have any need to use is stupid, full stop.

    #18 3 years ago


    This is only the beginning!!!



    #19 3 years ago
  20. Monk

    This`s just, SAD !

    #20 3 years ago
  21. reask

    @ frank 17.
    This dumbass is playing more than half an hour and aint doing much raping.
    Getting plenty raped though.

    For people who say it doesn’t take skill I say watch me playing and you will think different.
    It takes me half a clip to kill yet my 13 year old can put them down in 2 or 3 bullets.
    You need to be both quick and accurate to do well at this game both of which I aint.

    #21 3 years ago

    reask, you’re not giving you little one enough credit.

    Seriously, I’ve played her, and she’s actually really good.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. reask

    Oh I know Giga she is really good.
    her very first game on mw3 was ffa and she won it whilst chatting to me.

    I reckon if she was bothered her k/d would be 3 or 4 but she just runs back in to get the job done.
    I actually enjoy watching her play as she is so sharp.
    I am looking at her kills and saying that’s what the other buggers are doing to me.

    Its an unforgiving game and rightly so.
    Its man up or feck off. :D

    #23 3 years ago
  24. reask

    Hey Giga we should organise a private ffa session between a few of the heads here.
    Peacefish orbitmonkey Tea would be up for it I am sure and anyone else on the site.

    Would be a howl I reckon.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. stretch215

    Why is every COD article littered with random hate? I mean, really? Why are people mad about the success of a GAME (that noone is forcing you to play)? Just take a step back and think about your comments. Then maybe you’ll see the ridiculousness. That being said, I’m having blast with both COD & BF3 (yes fanboys, it IS possible), and anyone who says that you can rape after just 30 minutes of either is a damn fool.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. DSB

    Is it really such a mystery stretch?

    I think CoD speaks to the worst in people. It comes out quite often, one half of the games (the Treyarch ones) aren’t very good, it’s got a simple formula that it doesn’t really need to do a lot about, and it has all the succes in the world for it. I think that provokes a lot of people. They don’t mind people being succesful, but they don’t want them to be too succesful.

    I don’t think it’s coincidental that CoD was the most universally popular shooter when it only sold 5 million, but suddenly turned into the most reviled once it passed 10.

    Imagine if Uncharted sold that much. I bet you a lot of people will be like “Well, it’s shit now. They’ve sold out”. It happens with pretty much everything.

    There’s also a theory in sociology or anthropology that people only want people they consider cool to like something with them. So when people playing CoD can look around and see everybody and their aunt playing it too, suddenly it becomes repulsive to them, because they feel those lesser classes reflect on themselves.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @26 You don’t believe its at all possible that some people may just dislike it based entirely on their perceived opinion of its quality?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. manamana

    @19 heh, I thought so. But you could at least wait for the DLC. BF3 or MW3 doesn’t matter in that regard … ;-)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    @27 I think what I’m saying is that it’s largely based on perception, and that’s what makes it a little silly.

    I think the very rapid shift in the “internet narrative” of what CoD is and does is a little too convenient. The anger towards CoD is pretty much entirely parallel to its sales.

    The fact that the quality essentially hasn’t changed throughout the years makes that even more puzzling. People used to have no problem being extremely anxious for the next chapter, but now suddenly it’s a console port, and the biggest problem with gaming today.

    If you don’t like it, then you’re certainly welcome not to, but embittered and paranoid concepts of 30 million CoD players suddenly being children, frat boys or diseased amputees is too hysterical in my opinion, to be based on anything real.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 “The fact that the quality essentially hasn’t changed throughout the years makes that even more puzzling.”

    This I disagree with. Whether it’s the single player or the mutiplayer, I feel the quality has seriously deteriorated.

    Infinity War were talented at what they did, there’s no doubt about that. They have a knack for setting, atmosphere, and cohesiveness. The latter especially is what I feel has been lost in the franchise in the past few years.

    Sledgehammer are no Infinity Ward.

    Other franchise continue to grow, improve on past ideas, cut away the chaff and expand on what they had before. Call of Duty has become… static.

    That’s how I see it, anyway.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 Well, the whole anti-CoD campaign started around CoD4, so I don’t see what Sledgehammer have to do with it. I haven’t played MW3 myself, so I wouldn’t know.

    I think it would be a shame to assume that every FPS developer has to be DICE and play by their rules. That’s an entirely different game striving for entirely different things, even if the base genre is the same.

    And they’re open to the same ammount of subjectivity. Before BF3 I honestly thought they’d lost the plot. BC2 was a huge step backwards from what they were capable of in the old days.

    I can see how Call of Duty would look like a dead horse being flogged if you don’t actually enjoy it. More of what you don’t like is never going to be a good thing. But like it says in the article above, you’d only want it to change if you didn’t actually enjoy it, and quite obviously a lot of people enjoy it every year (or every other year, as it were).

    There’s even a number of quite venemous commenters on this little microcosm who still buy it year after year, in spite of supposedly hating it.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. stretch215

    @dsb I understand all that,I just wanted to point out the ridiculousness.

    #32 3 years ago

    Another article on CoD hate:

    And while there’s no way that I agree with the claim that CoD has in any way, shape or form “deteriorated”, I have to admit that there’s nothing that I’ve seen in the SPs since CoD4 that can compare to this:

    #33 3 years ago


    Yeah, I’m up for it. I’ve already started a VG247 group on the PS3 Elite, so if we all join, we can use it to arrange games and what not…

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Ireland Michael

    @31 I’m just saying their quality isn’t up to snuff.

    Honestly, I enjoyed Modern Warfare 2 (skipped over World at War). It was after that I stopped enjoying the repetitiveness of the whole experience.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. spiderLAW

    I used to have you on xbox Live (thelawlaidlaw) but have canceled my account on Live. Add me to PSN: Spiderlaw. Same with you Gigahurtz, would be great to play with a fellow pro ;)
    i think i need to still add Viralshag (Peacefish) and OrbitMonkey

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Frank17

    #21. Dude I rented cod did raping ans stiles. Same game its lame boring played out. And I hate hearing stupid little teenagers talk shit. Thank u call of duty. Ill stick to bf3 more tactics and fun way more fun. Plus its realistic not cartoony. And #21 fat kid. I played till a level 12 and had a k/d of 3.1 so get on my level. Or play battlefield and ill make u quit and trade it in

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @37 You really should consider working on that alpha male testosterone issue of yours. Just sayin’.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. reask

    OK GIga will do.
    I take it I go to the elite section to join.
    It was still not working properly yesterday but I was getting further so I reckon it should be up and running.

    @ spiderlaw.
    Will do but im a noob so just use me for practice.
    Not a big gun and runner so be prepared for different tactics. :)

    I think I sent you a request but the name coming back the i looks like an l plus some capital some not.

    If thats not you send one to reask 1.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. reask

    Not saying your not doing well frank but some of us lesser mortals tend to struggle with it.
    I know lots of folk who have a hard time with it.
    I mean you would imagine if it was as easy as you seem to find it for everyone that it would be dead in the water long time ago.

    #40 3 years ago

    Yeah reask, Elite was working properly earlier today from the PS3 app, but it seems to be struggling again…

    You should be able to join the group from there.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. reask

    what’s it called?

    #42 3 years ago

    The group is called: VG247

    Inventive, huh?

    #43 3 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

    @Reask. Yeah, thats me. SpIdErLaW :) Ill accept the request when i get home from work.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Stephany Nunneley

    @43 I’ll join up once I get better at it so I don’t get yelled at and told to get back in the kitchen when I play with you guys.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. DSB

    Yeah, now that definitely won’t happen Steph!

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Stephany Nunneley

    @46 What? Me getting good at it or being told to get back in the kitchen? :D

    #47 3 years ago
  48. DSB

    Being told to get back in the kitchen, of corpse.

    It’s like going “Okay nobody call me a banana.”

    YOU FUCKING BANANA! will always be the only possible outcome.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Stephany Nunneley

    @28 HAHHAHA! :D

    #49 3 years ago
  50. reask

    Hey Steph no worries about been the worst I will probably take that trophy. ;)
    Now Patrick Garret what about yourself?
    We need the boss. :D

    #50 3 years ago
  51. spiderLAW

    you do know we are playing on the PS3 right? You would need to get your PSN on and last i remember, you didnt want to do that lol.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Stephany Nunneley

    @51 Crap. Mine is for 360. :(

    #52 3 years ago
  53. silkvg247

    Oh dear god that’s a lot of sheep. Despair for humanity += 10

    #53 3 years ago
  54. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Oh dear god, another internet drama queen.

    Despair for humanity!! *swoon*

    #54 3 years ago
  55. ASBI

    my brother used to hate CoD just because everybody else on his friends list loved it and played all the time

    even though he didnt even watch any gameplay footage, just hated the brand

    I took the risk of buying mw2 just to prove him wrong, I was 100% sure that it will be awesome, why would all these people play the game if it isnt that good ?

    he played for +38 days of playtime !! :D

    #55 3 years ago

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    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]