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Diablo III sells 6.3 million LtD, 3.5 million in first 24 hours

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

A week on from its launch, Blizzard’s announced Diablo III has sold 6.3 million units lifetime-to-date and 3.5 million units sold in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fast-selling PC game ever.

Diablo III launch – By the numbers

Over 6.3 milllion copies have been bought LTD for the game, with 3.5 million sold in its first 24 hours.

4.7 million were playing the game by day one.

The launch means it’s the fastest-selling PC game ever.

The stats don’t include the 1.2 million who bought a WoW annual pass or those in Korean internet gaming rooms.

Diablo III’s day one figure is still less than the day one sales figures of the past three Call of Duty games, however.

Blizzard announced today Diablo III has sold 6.3 million units lifetime-to-date, with it selling 3.5 million units in its first 24 hours. The stats mean it has become the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

The day one figure doesn’t include the 1.2 million people who signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, which gave players a free copy of the game, or Korean internet game rooms. The latter has seen a 39% market share while in Korea as of yesterday.

In total, 4.7 million players were logged on by launch day.

While the first day numbers are still staggering, in comparison to ActiBlizz’s other big stable in Call of Duty, it’s still not quite there.

Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million copies in its first day in the UK and US in 2009. A year later, Black Ops sold 5.6 million units on its launch day in the same regions. And last November, Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million units in its opening day in Great Britain and America.

Nonetheless, Blizzard is still proud of the achievement announced today.

“We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,” said Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime.

Morhaime acknowledged that internal preparations for the game wasn’t quite as prepared for launch, noting the server trouble that had occurred at release, but thanked players for their support.

“We also regret that our preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a seamless experience when they did so,” he said. “I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo III players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward, and I also want to thank them for their ongoing support.”

He continued: “Regarding today’s announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement,” Morhaime continued. “However, we’re especially proud of the gameplay feedback we’ve received from players worldwide.

“We’re pleased that Diablo III has lived up to players’ high expectations, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead.”

Retail partners have also chimed in to congratulate the game’s success.

“Diablo III was one of our biggest PC launches ever and will help make this a record year for Blizzard at GameStop,” said SVP of merchandising at GameStop, Bob McKenzie.

Director of video games at Amazon.com, John Love, added: “Not only did Diablo III break the record for most preordered PC game of all-time on Amazon.com, but it also shattered the record for best day-one sales for any PC game ever on Amazon.com

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43 Comments

  1. DSB

    Nailed it.

    Now fix the fucking thing.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. NoPizzaNoCry

    and ATROCIOUS DIALOGUES.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    I’m fucking loving it, personally. Great news.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    I gotta admit, it’s grown on me. The first act was pretty awful until the last bit, but playing the Torchlight II beta kinda brought home how much they’ve actually done to really detail the gameplay.

    I found myself wanting to chain mobs together and bombard them with various runed deviousness, but couldn’t.

    Not that Tochlight II is a bad game, it certainly has a lot of advantages in terms of choice, but I don’t feel it’s as detailed when it comes to the combat.

    Either way, they really have to fix those server issues. It’s like every day is a new disappointment. Yesterday I was trying to kill Belial and having a hell of a time of it, and then I get the 15 minute server warning for maintenance…. And I was playing singleplayer. Come on now.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    PC Gaming is DEAD! Officially.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. sleaker

    @4 – are Diablo III’s features and polish worth 3x more than Torchlight 2? Cause that’s what you paid for them, at the minimum (unless you got a WoW annual of course).

    Personally I don’t see the value, especially when the game is still having issues.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    @6 I don’t see why I’d ever have to choose? I’m gonna have both.

    I don’t like D3′s price point, and I don’t like the always online system, but ultimately the game itself is quite solid, and that’s what I expect every time I buy a game, whether it’s 20 euro or 60 euro.

    I don’t expect 20 euros worth of game, or 60 euros worth of game. I expect [Good Game].

    I wouldn’t blame anyone for passing on D3, though. The issues are pretty annoying, and the pricetag does nothing to soften the blow.

    On the other hand, I do feel like Torchlight II is hyped beyond what it can really support. I mean it is basically a tweaked Diablo II with WoW-meets-Shank graphics. It’s not a bad thing, but I don’t see it as this huge revelation.

    Looking at something like Krater, both of those seem pretty antiquated to me.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Fin

    @5

    What? No its not bro, these sales figures are really good.

    People have voted with their wallets and say that only being able to play SP when connected to the internet is ok!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. alterecho

    Personally, i didn’t want this to happen. Any game with an always online DRM shouldn’t be encouraged even if the game is terrific.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @8: God damn it, Fin. The sarcasm couldn’t be more obvious.

    @9: Agreed. Let’s take a moment to thank all the people who bought it. Other publisher will look at this and think “Oh, we can do this too.”

    #10 3 years ago
  11. JB

    Lol @8

    You`re in marketing arent you ^^

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Old MacDonald

    PC fail Blizzard bankrupt pirates losers et.c.

    Sorry, I just noticed loki hadn’t posted here yet, and thought I’d save him the bother.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Maximum Payne

    This shows that good product will always sell, no matter price,time,platform…

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @13: To me it just shows that some people have no principles.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    That is some serious numbers. Now I can probably understand why the servers buckled. But only just understand! If are shipping around 8 million units and expect to sell 5-6 million, you should be prepared.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @13, Actually No. Good sales =/= good game.

    It’s a matter of Brand and Marketing. That’s it. There are a lot of games that have 90+ on metacritic and they barely sold 1 million if 100K copies.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Da Man

    Me no understand word ‘marketing’. Me mean ‘advertising’. Me russki moron.

    Anyway, not surprising this piece of shit sold well. Brand plus hype. Wow, once in a decade one PC title sells well enough. PC is barely alive actually (aside from Pop Cap of course).

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Maximum Payne

    @16 Like what games ?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Kabby

    Publisher faith makes PC gamers buy shit in a box if it has the right name on it.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. endgame

    And THIS is how the fight for a gamer’s basic rights dies, SOLD!.. for 60 hours of fun. Thank you to everyone who bought this game. You truly are the spark of humanity.

    Fin is right.
    alterecho is right.
    YoungZer0 is right.
    MacDonald is funny. :)

    P.S. vg247 you guys should implement a like/unlike system w/e you have time.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    Blah blah blah slippery slope blah blah the industry is dead blah blah Blizzard sucks. Am I doing it right?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Kabby

    No.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. drspaniel

    It is a darn shame that they haven’t fixed the multiplayer yet, which is of course one of the biggest aspects of such a popular game… However, I am nevertheless still impressed by those sale figures!

    I’ve bought by own copy from this amazing website http://www.allkeyshop.com/blog/digitaldownload, which I only had to pay $40 for instead of $70 which Amazon.com was charging!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    Whatever floats your boat, I guess. I found it atrociously dismal, personally, but I guess people have different standards. I mean, when I was playing Torchlight II I got to fight ghost pirates on a ghost ship. And the combat looks something like this.

    I was playing Diablo III and it looked like this. When I said that Diablo III distinctly had weird art direction (oddly colourful abilities which didn’t work set against such a desaturated backdrop), and when I said that it was barren and empty, I wasn’t just messing with you.

    That’s why I can’t understand why Diablo III did so well. In my opinion (in my opinion), Diablo III looks worse than Diablo II did, and has less visual variety than Diablo II did. And both Diablo II and Diablo III don’t have the crazy levels of visual variety that Torchlight II has.

    I mean, ghost pirates… ghost pirates. GHOST PIRATES.

    Diablo III has me fighting some dull, shambling skeletons and similarly bored looking undead who seem completely uninterested in my fate. Whereas Torchlight II kept throwing all sorts of crazy at me, unending crazy. Just look at the videos I’ve linked.

    Cognitive dissonance aside, I honestly found Diablo III to be drab, desaturated, dull, depressing, and flavourless. I genuinely found it to be depressing, because that’s how my mind works, I guess. I was going from one dingy area to another, from one poorly lit area to another, from one area that completely lacked in details to another. That’s just how I felt about it.

    Yes, Torchlight II is more like a themepark’s rollercoaster, but at the same time it’s just a hell of a lot more fun, it feels less dead, and I actually enjoyed playing it. I didn’t get seriously depressed.

    All I wanted from Diablo III was to show me why it wasn’t just a boring rehash of Diablo I & II smooshed together.

    It couldn’t give me that.

    And yet there it is, selling that much, despite being (in my opinion) a painfully boring game. And (factually) a game with control-freakish, broken DRM that stops people from playing the product they paid for. This is where I have a disconnect with a lot of gamers, really. Is it just that my expectations are a little higher? That I can’t be satisfied with a person running across a big, empty, dingy, barren field?

    I don’t know.

    Well, I hope you Diablo III people enjoy it. It’s not for me. I’ll be playing Torchlight II. You can have your shambling skeletons, I HAVE GHOST PIRATES. (Yes, I will belabour this point because ghost pirates are fucking awesome.)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. fearmonkey

    I tried to resist but a friend who I barely game with, and used to play the previous Diablo games with begged me to get so I did. Interestingly, the client I installed got set to europe somehow, and it wasn’t till I tried playing with a friend that I realized that, and set it to america. Yesterday, It defaulted to Europe and I couldn’t log in as they were doing maintenance, but I set it north America and got in.
    If one doesn’t work, you can play on the other, and lag wasnt bad for me at all. I think im going to re-install it or look for a ini file/registry entry with the setting though, its annoying that i have to check that.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    @7 both and Grim Dawn, HELL YEAH!!! Best year for hack n Slash RPGs, me gusta.

    @25 why? you don’t have to do that it’s not region locked you’re only locked to a RMAH being EU, US or Asia. And it depends where did you downloaded the client from. eu.battle.net or us.battle.net, if you did it on eu you get the default EU thing. But you don’t need to re-install it.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. loki

    aaha liars
    do not forget that Diablo was unable to beat Max Payne
    wait for data from independent sources

    #27 3 years ago
  28. albo88

    a game optimized for a office pc is no surprise that will sell
    so yeah its shame to ask now for good graphic games and keep saying consoles are holding us back when the most popular sold games for pc are free to play with 2004 engine

    #28 3 years ago
  29. GwynbleiddiuM

    @27 Max Payne is a multiplatform title, while D3 is only on PC and Mac.

    @28 Well not everything is about graphics, compared to Diablo 3, Torchlight 2 has a more simpler engine, yet we’re all are eager to play that. Eye candy much? Call of Duty series are using a variation and heavily reprogrammed id Tech 3 and they still sell millions, so what you’re saying – with all due respect – is utter horse crap I must say.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    D3 has sold 2x more than Max Payne 3 in the first week so what he is saying is irrelevant and utter crap like his other posts.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 But it’s not out for PC yet. Once it is, it’ll sell three times more than it did on consoles.

    Derp derp etc.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31
    It came out yesterday for the PC so we’ll see. I expect both games doing well because its the summer hole and they don’t have any competition.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. DSB

    @32 It totally didn’t. It’s coming out June 1st in the US of A.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. absolutezero

    and June the 1st in the UK.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Phoenixblight

    Oh going off of dated info. Allows D3 to have 2 more weeks. =-P

    #35 3 years ago
  36. voxelman

    @27 That was just the UK and only counting retail copies, a large part of Diablo III’s sales are digital so the real numbers including digital would have D3 way ahead of Max Payne 3.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. freedoms_stain

    @30, he was talking (I believe) about the UK charts in which Max Payne 3 was No.1 this week and Diablo 3 was No.2.

    It’s still a bollocks conclusion, but that’s what he’s based it off.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    #37 Yeah I was basing off the amount sold a few days ago.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. albo88

    #29 GwynbleiddiuM i don’t agree
    i have seen Call of Duty series on internet caffs slash gaming rooms in 3rd word country’s played at 1024×760 using a Pentium 4 and a gefroce 6200 agp so anyone can play it if they play it in Africa Philippine east Europe and so on
    so don’t come to me with that bullshit of variation and heavily reprogrammed id Tech 3 cos like i say it a office domestic pc have no problem handling it

    #39 3 years ago
  40. sleaker

    @7 Unfortunately, you and most likely many other people like you, are the reason why gaming prices continue to rise for big-name companies, when the actual value of the game is not reflected in the price.

    I refuse to pay $60 for a game, when a competing product that costs a third of the price comes with better support, better connectivity, similar graphic quality, better replayability, and better moddability.

    I can understand people buying it based on the brand name of the company which they perceive to still be worth something, but my own experience has shown that large AAA titles simply don’t have any of the value that they used to, and it’s the smaller companies, that do.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. DSB

    Me and people like me = The market.

    I’m not going to decline a good game for the sake of saving 10 euros. Whether you like it or not, the publishers are going to win that one.

    I realize that you think declining this sort of thing somehow makes you superior, but really, no one cares. Least of all the people making those games, and setting those prices.

    Let’s be real here. Your pathetic either/or, black and white fanboy nonsense is just pointless ego masturbation, based on little more than the titanic effort, that it must be to jump on the smaller bandwagon, and sympathize with the smaller developer.

    I do have several reservations about the game I bought, but then I have those about almost any game. Ultimately I’ve bought some decent entertainment, and I’m fine with that. I’m sorry that ruins your day, but again, your self-righteous pettiness is not going to change a thing.

    We still get to make our own decisions, and have our own preferences, no matter what the internet hivemind might think of them. You have fun with that.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. GwynbleiddiuM

    @41 Awesome comment lvl 9000, agreed 110%.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Da Man

    Call of Duty series are using a variation and heavily reprogrammed id Tech 3

    so what you’re saying – with all due respect – is utter horse crap

    Good one. EastEnders material right there.

    #43 3 years ago

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    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]