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Vita not sold out in Japan, some users report problems

Monday, 19 December 2011 18:53 GMT By Andrew Groen

Vague sales reports are coming in from the front lines of Vita’s Japanese launch, and while apparently things are going fairly well, they’re not going quite as well as Sony could have hoped. The Vita has not sold out according to Japanese retailers, but memory cards have.

All reports are unconfirmed as of now, but rumors on NeoGAF place the sell-through at around 85% for the wi-fi model and 56% for the 3G model. Retailers have said that it was possible to pick up a Vita without a pre-order.

The larger memory cards (16GB and 32GB) both sold out completely, and it’s being said that 90% of purchasers opted to buy a memory card as well.

Some early buyers are reporting problems as well, though that is certainly to be expected in the first batch of a console release. The most common complaints are of unresponsive touchscreens and system freezes.

Via Destructoid. Image credit: CTV.ca.

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30 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    its gunna die a slow and horrible death

    #1 3 years ago
  2. WFMMK

    @1 Keep telling yourself that.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. KAP

    So the west measures level of success due to a brand new console release selling out or not after 48hrs?!
    You know idiotic that sounds.

    Sony is trying to keep the gaming handheld alive for “gamers” yet were hoping it fails a horrible death?!

    What backwards thinking is that?!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    @2 You keep telling yourself that…

    @3 I don’t think anyone is hoping it dies a horrible death, just pointing out that it will. Hirai already said he wants Vita to exceed PSP sales – which currently stand at 70m.

    With the capability of phones today, no even counting phones tomorrow, next year, 2 years away, it’s just so hard to see Vita succeeding in that way.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    @4

    Yeah, but honestly…what the Vita is showing in terms of graphics capability. No phone can do that yet.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. JackTheLittle

    if it didn’t sold out, this dont mean it faild. plus it had a lot of preorder so its not that strange.
    but you vg guys really failed in disappointing people. stop these nonsenses please

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    It’s only the begining. For now it does everything right as a Next generation Portable device except for memory cards ( people still bought them) and crappy Vita software.

    Success for them will depend on the games. Games.

    If you look at the software that is available to Japan there is not much for them except for maybe Hot Shot Golf game and Vita’s memory cards are already sold out. 16gb and 32 gb. This is crazy. the question is… what will they install if they don’t have a lot of stuff to play with.

    If Sony will somehow sell over 400K in it’s first day than expect it to be the biggest launch in Japan for the handheld system. 3DS sold 400K in it’s first day in JP for example.

    PS: the only problem i see with Vita after previews and reviews is that Sony again fucked up with it’s software.
    With that crappy software Vita have a lot of glitches, problems, freezes and touch screen issues. Sometimes even touch screen don’t want to respond.

    I’m sorry. But there are a lot of guys who paid a lot of money for the iPhone. I don’t remember a lot of stories about it’s software issues which is VERY IMPORTANT for smartphone devices.

    http://kotaku.com/5869239/ps-vita-freeze-and-touch-screen-issues/gallery/1 – here you go. Just look. Sony don’t know SHIT about software and they don’t know how to create a decent one.
    Vita software capabilities are worse than anything on the market.

    If they will make a crappy software for PS4, i won’t buy it. We are at 2011, everyone makes decent software except for Sony.

    But how can you make a software which prevents a multitouch screen from responding. Is this the start of touch screen generation for Sony? Lol.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Andrew Groen

    #5 You’re totally right. But they’ll be able to do even more than that in 2-3 years. Meanwhile, the Vita will be stuck with the old console model, leaving it stagnant and underpowered. It’ll probably have a couple good years, but soon enough smartphones will catch up.

    #3 I just don’t see how Vita is keeping things alive for “gamers.” Gaming is great on smartphones right now. If you don’t believe that then I suspect you’ve been paying too much attention to Angry Birds and too little attention to the thousands of other really high quality titles on the iPhone. Vita doesn’t need to exist for the hardcore audience to be catered to. The hardcore audience just needs to prove that they’re willing to pay for high-quality experiences on smartphones. Instead of throwing tons of money at Vita, it might be more prudent to go support as many great iOS games as possible. It may not be exactly what you want, but at least it’s a winning horse.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. JackTheLittle

    @7 oh! come on. wasn’t there a battery problem with the iphone just months ago?!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Also, just for fun. Once vita came out on the market there was a firmware update in it’s first day.
    Sometimes i feel like Sony’s software department is full of students from university or some crappy academy. Just wow.

    @9, battery is not Software !

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Razor

    “No phone can do that yet.”

    But what phones can do is…make phone calls. Vita cannot.

    For most people, smartphones do more than enough to satisfy their gaming needs on the go. Sony make much noise about the graphics of Uncharted, etc, but why would I want to play Uncharted on a tiny screen when it would be much better playing it on your TV?

    You only have to look at the insane growth and the amount of people who upgrade their phones on a regular basis to conclude that phones are where this battleground is; not dedicated handhelds.

    Vita may sell 50-odd million and make some software houses some money; but I just can’t see this device ever passing PSP, nor making the big splash that Sony want it to.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. JackTheLittle

    @8 lol! if hardcore gamers want the vita why they need to prove otherwise?
    plus smatphones are nothing for a real gamer. stick to buttonless devise! lol!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. SuperGuyverUSA

    A phone is no way for a gamer to spend hours on. And it’s true that in the next two or so years there will be a new phone and the Vita might have a hard time with that, but wasn’t that the problem back in the 1983 videogame crash? New systems just came out so fast when we already had a system that could last another 5 or 7 years. If that were the case in today’s time, the Vita is a better choice than a phone.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. KAP

    @8

    I cant see the PSP selling 70m a failure but yet we all think so…
    So if Vita did half that this time round Sony will be laughing again..

    Win-Win… quite literally.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @Razor,
    “Sony make much noise about the graphics of Uncharted, etc, but why would I want to play Uncharted on a tiny screen when it would be much better playing it on your TV?”

    I want to play Uncharted on the PSV on the Go. I want to play it in University and etc.

    Smartphone is not enough to satisfy my gaming needs. I want more than just Angry Birds or Infinity Blade II that is meh.

    I want to jump, shoot, i want my multiplayer there and i want trophies. simple as that

    And most important: I want my BUTTONS. I want my thumbsticks and i want decent control scheme.

    Casual gamers can STFU, GTFO and Die. All of them can burn in the hell. If there will be a decent Final Fantasy RPG i can spend 100+ hours on it on the Go.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Razor

    “A phone is no way for a gamer to spend hours on. ”

    True, but then you’d probably be playing for more hours on a phone than you can on a Vita…

    “Smartphone is not enough to satisfy my gaming needs. I want more than just Angry Birds or Infinity Blade II that is meh.

    I want to jump, shoot, i want my multiplayer there and i want trophies. simple as that”

    Then a Vita is for you. Alas, the hundreds of millions of people who buy smartphones every year are not like you, and can happily get by with the entertainment offered by smartphones.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    @13 – what? the problem with the video game crash was the tremendous amount of low quality shovelware causing a loss of consumer confidence. There is no comparison. At all.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. tezzer1985

    Ermmm was it not VG247 who had a story up last week about, how Sony up’d shipment by 200,000 so that the console could meet demand and not suffer from shortages.

    In that same article, it was also stated that Sony wanted people who didn’t pre-order to be able to get hold off one.

    I am so sick of the Vita bashing…it’s disgusting and as gamers why would we want this to fail..Not everybody wants to play hand-held games on a bloody iPhone.

    VG247, also has an article about the industry needing to grow up, well vg247 take some of your own advice, and stop putting up unnecessary titled articles, Its a title I expect to see on N4G.com

    #18 3 years ago
  19. JackTheLittle

    @10 but it affect software at least! :D
    plus iOs is 4 years old, you cant compare these two and its softwares are not that great. they’re more about quantity than quality.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    http://gonintendo.com/?p=142187

    Here you go. Just for fun.

    Reggie spent 201 HOURS playing Dragon Quest being a president of NINTENDO of America.

    How cool is that?

    Gaming on the Go is awesome and damn, bring me Final Fantasy or something hardcore and i will spend the same amount of time if not more.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. JackTheLittle

    @16 “True, but then you’d probably be playing for more hours on a phone than you can on a Vita…”
    if you play the same game, that wont be the case :D

    #21 3 years ago
  22. JackTheLittle

    @20 persona 4 is on the way! i love that game.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. SuperGuyverUSA

    @20 Wasn’t Final Fantasy X coming? I cant wait to get that! :D

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @JacktheLittle,
    @SuperGuyverUSA,

    Yes, FFX is coming and Persona 4 too.

    the only problem is that these two games at the same time Fantastic and at the same time ports.

    I don’t buy system for ports, although i will probably get FFX and Persona 4 in the end and play them to death, until my Vita will explode and die out of heart attack.

    I hope that Sony/Square Enix/Atlus will create original games for the PS Vita. Maybe Persona 5 or new Final Fantasy. who knows.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Dannybuoy

    Wow, these comments are a great place for the kids the hang out huh.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Razor

    Glad you could join us, Danny.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. fearmonkey

    It could succeed but it needs a Killer App badly.
    As a Iphone owner I don’t think my smartphone will ever be a real games machine, as the controls SUCK!!!!! If apple or someone would make a control dock where I could have dual thumbsticks and buttons I would consider it, but playing a FPS or quick action game on a smartphone is an exercise in frustration.
    If I was traveling alot or a college student where space is a premium, Id want a Vita. I have an ipad2, its great for everything but i still hate the touchscreen controls though it is better with that bigger screen.

    I never considered the PSP as I didn’t like the one stick controls. but Ill consider the Vita if something awesome comes out for it. If they would make an elder scrolls type of game for it that was really good, i might have to get one. It simply needs a killer app. Nintendo always has mario games to get the gamer interest, Sony really doesnt have that so they need some awesome games…….NOW..

    If Sony could get Square to make that remake of Final Fantasy 7 as a Vita game, that would be a killer app.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    The important lesson here is for companies to make sure their isn’t enough to go round. Then all the headlines are “electronic device sold out in hours!!” etc.

    It looks good and generates appeal. Works for Apple ;-)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. 2EX08

    Vita problems? I smell sabotage…

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Clupula

    While I certainly do plan on picking up a Vita, as do many people I know, I can’t imagine the 3G model will ever sell out because, honestly, it’s just a bad deal when the WiFi one is so much cheaper and doesn’t lock you into any deals.

    #30 3 years ago

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    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • 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. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    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 […]