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Saturday, 30 June 2012 19:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Console Wars: a lovely pissing contest that even the most neutral of us have been dragged into on occasion, now has an infographic.

Thanks to Visual.ly, we can now look at the cold hard (sort of) facts when it comes to PS3 vs Xbox 360.

Now that the introduction is out of the way, here is a handy dandy VG247 disclaimer: not only are we 1,000 + infinity percent neutral when it comes to any console, format or preference, the information in the graphic is by no means 100% accurate.

Some information was pulled from official Sony and Microsoft figures, while some other bits were pulled from VG Chartz; therefore, we cannot guarantee the vailidity of anything posted in the infographic – we just thought it was a bit fun for a boring Saturday.

Enjoy, and don’t start whipping it out in the comments section. Keep it PG.

Thanks, D’toid.

Header image courtesy of Erthazus.

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38 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Brace yourself!

    http://i.qkme.me/354pxl.jpg

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DreamCleaver

    @1 LOL

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Damn. That would have made a great header image. :D Can I steal it from you?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, Absolutely. Please make a header image.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. unacomn

    Wait a minute, where’s the Wii in all this? I call shenanigan!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Froseidon

    Damn I love this article. That infographic is awesome.

    Also @5 – When was the Wii in the console wars? Even Nintendo themselves have stated that they don’t want to be in it as they are a separate breed of console entirely.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @60 Even though it’s sold more than any of the competition and has some of the highest quality games of this generation.

    No surprise to see figures being so even shared between the two though. Pretty much proves the whole console bias thing redundant.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Froseidon

    @7 – 60?! Also, both the Xbox and Playstation have basic controllers. The Wii requires a “Remote and Nunchuck”, showing it is a different type of console.

    Also, did you actually read my post? I did say that even Nintendo stated they do not wish to be part of it >.> I remember there being VG article on it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    Interesting, I have repeatedly heard xbox fanboys use “higher attach rate” as proof that xbox is “winning”, yet the PS3 has sold more units of software for less units of hardware sold.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @8 Obviously a typo.

    I did. I disagree. Whether they wanted to “be a part of it” or not, the were still part of this generation of hardware.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TheOutcastWolf

    …is it wrong to love all the three consoles for different reasons?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Froseidon

    @10 – I know it was a typo… I was joking :L

    Also yes, the Wii is part of this generation, however, it is left out of the fanboyism that is the console wars.

    @11 – No ^^ I like all as well, despite having sold my Wii and never played a PS3 :L

    #12 3 years ago
  13. stretch215

    I call foul. I refuse to believe anyone voted for the ps3 controller. :D

    #13 3 years ago
  14. liam_warr

    Okay so I designed this. Its cool that its been featured. My viewcount has gone up thousands in the past couple of days.

    I posted this comment on Destructoid So i may as well post it here.

    “I noticed yesterday that my views on Visual.ly literally skyrocketed. At 3pm yesterday this only had 1200 views and since Destructoid has featured it yesterday its gone up but 5k+. And first off. Thank you for viewing it.

    HOWEVER! I’d like to clarify some things before anybody jumps down my throat.

    I have just finished a degree in Graphic Design at Southampton Solent University in England. This was designed for a unit I was taking called Visual Research, It was an open brief and the fanboy war between the 360 and PS3. Mainly I had to look at the Social, Cultural and Historical aspects.

    Now that I’ve bored you with that.

    Please note that I am a designer and NOT a researcher. I haven’t been paid by Microsoft to design this. It was done of my own free will for uni.

    This may not come as a surprise to you but I myself am a 360 man. However everything which hasn’t been sourced was based on surveys. The survey was participated by around 80 people. It wasn’t an amazing survey.

    This was a year long piece of work and whilst developing it I tried to make it seem as unbiased as possible but my researched data just didn’t help me in any way. But not once did I ever think It would gain as much exposure as it has.

    When i discovered vgchartz I thought to myself ‘Ideal’ just what im looking for. My lecturers wouldn’t care about the official stats, as they’re mainly analysing the DESIGN! I never realised how unreliable vgchartz were. I did some cross referencing and it seems to mostly add up, but like i said. Im a designer, not a researcher.

    I’d like to thank Destructoid again for featuring it, im glad i found where all my views we’re coming from.

    If there are any questions about the research at all. Message me and i’ll answer them.”

    #14 3 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Cool. Thanks for clarifying.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    Whatever the intent or purpose Liam, you did a brilliant job. Keep it up!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    “This may not come as a surprise to you but i myself am a 360 man”

    Nope, thats pretty clear. In fact the only “Fanboyism” about this infograp is that it was obviously written by a fanboy.

    But anyway, your sales figures for 2009 & 2010 are wrong:
    http://www.examiner.com/article/ps3-outselling-xbox-360-2009-fiscal-year
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=420679

    Your figures for 2011 are also questionable seeing as the 360 either edged out a few more sales or they were pretty much even:
    http://gamingbolt.com/hardware-sales-figures-for-2011-revealed-360-and-ps3-both-sell-11-million

    #17 3 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    Geki, he doesn’t care.

    He made it for a uni project where accuracy was completely irrelevant.

    Don’t let it bug you, it’s basically just a showreel piece that Destructoid found and put up without his knowledge.

    You could always just make your own one.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    So if this is just a uni piece, why is it in the news? I’d understand if it was put together by VG247 themselves, or if the angle of the story was about the fact this uni piece has caused such a fuss on Destructoid… But it’s not.

    It’s just troll bait.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. liam_warr

    @15 Thats no worries. Ive been looking for the past two days as to why the views have gone up. This really has relit the console fanboyism war.

    @16 Thanks for the compliment. Designwise, this was my strongest project this year.

    @17 The only thing I can say to you ‘Geki’ Is I genuinely don’t care. Im not a fanboy. I can happily go between PS3 and Xbox at anytime. Yes, I own a 360. But still see benefits in both. If you had read my original comment you’d see that I said I tried to keep it even but the research didn’t help me in any way. And I never anticipated this much exposure. However I gotta say that bad exposure is good exposure etc etc/

    @18 Destructoid didn’t ask if they could use the piece. I would have said yes anyway because I’ve been plugging my design for more views sign I published it two months ago.

    @19 Well where the original is hosted I have a short description saying about the project being for uni etc. I think somebody at Destructoid found it, got excited about it and ironically, didn’t do their research properly before posting it.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. liam_warr

    Another thing.

    My job as a Graphic Designer is to engage people using a product (ie this design)

    And if people tell me that thats not what i’ve done then they need their head examined

    #21 3 years ago
  22. minxamo

    You uploaded the small version, I can’t read any of the text.
    http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/230368-console-war-infographic-says-xbox-360-beats-ps3/consolewar-noscale.jpg

    edit: Though reading it now, maybe that was a good thing, whoever wrote this must have been severely brain-damaged…

    #22 3 years ago
  23. manamana

    There is hope that Microsoft isn’t going for paid live experience in the future anymore, by looking at the number of registered users ….

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Dragon246

    Graphics are awesome, even though facts mentioned are shit. Dtoid does not have any good articles now a days (except some VC ones). This is just sensationalist reporting for Dtoid.
    Jim Sterling was never a good reviewer (his scores are based on whims as he generally only gives very high or very low score with no middle path).
    This only shows he is not good reporter too.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. lexph3re

    Well the guys graphical design is definitely a nice visual display. However, this should be displayed for visual design students not gamers. With his personal survey ranging for about 80 people you dont even get a 1% of any of the default systems.

    Also, the pull between personal opinions and facts is really apparent. Like the idea that you get better servers paying for xbl. However, it does validate the factor that the common purchaser of these devices believe that.

    All in all good job on the design, but for future research pass your format on to a researcher for proper analysis. I would give you an B+ for the design. But, a D+ for the research. It comes off more one sided and persuasive as opposed to informative and factual.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    That thing screws up in the first couple of lines… the PS3 hasn’t had full BC since the first year on sale. That’s ignoring that the 360 does 1080p and the PS3 doesn’t have 6 USB ports (maybe the slims? My old phat doesn’t).

    Sloppy.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s completely ridiculous that people are getting so worked up over someone’s personal uni project.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. stretch215

    LOL. Look at the SDF (Sony defense force) all up in arms. The guy CLEARLY says he is NOT a researcher. So stop analyzing his research. You guys can really be dense . Really.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. daytripper

    Get over it for fuck sake

    Reminds me of the time of my first job, I worked at a game store and we had to throw out and ban a few previous regulars for intimidating and insulting customers for buying games or systems they didn’t like, it was ridiculous. Not saying who these idiots where cheer leading for but I was so tempted to punch them for their weird prick like behaviour.

    We all have preferences, can’t people just accept not everyone will like what you like ?

    #29 3 years ago
  30. teribithia

    http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/230368-03.jpg

    In this photo I see why XBOX360 beat PS3 :)

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Stoopid_Snot

    In my opinion best 360 vs PS3 video.
    does a proper comparison between the two
    here a link to the first out of 12 rounds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fARdxkovMhQ

    #31 3 years ago
  32. OrbitMonkey

    In my opinion PS3 beats 360… because i don’t have a 360 :)

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    @23 nagh, not really. Alot of those regestered accounts are the same users with mutli accounts. Sony speaking…

    MS have raked in the cash by charging for Gold Subs, I expect Sony to follow suit next gen by offering and maybe even pushing PSN+ only stuff. Keep in mind they said they wouldn’t charge for PSN on PS3. No one said anything about PS4.

    See the way the suits thinks, is that if MS can make it work, then for Sony not to do it, is just lost revenue for Sony.

    Subscriptions are going to be a HUGE part of next gen. From online passes, to publisher subscriptions, to TV subscriptions, to ISP tie in subscriptions and more. Everyone is going to want you to create an account to and subscribe to, and pay for something.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. mojo

    is it only me or is the graphic more about boring sales figures and not realy about fanboyism?

    #34 3 years ago
  35. liam_warr

    @26 Giga…. You seem to be one of the few listening to me and making sense of what im saying.

    Admittedly I wanted to get maximum views as I could but never anticipated it going as viral as it has in the past few days. And to be honest i’m proud of the discussion its raised. ITs fired up the gaming world.

    Admittedly I would have liked the research to be more accurate.

    And like I said, vg chartz seemed ideal and the only way to reference the situation is using this meme http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/301/262/e33.jpg
    I think that should help people understand.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. YoungZer0

    @35: “ITs fired up the gaming world.”

    Yeah, that’s exactly what we need.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. liam_warr

    Also, thank you to anybody commenting on the design. Its appreciated.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    Great desing IMHO, especially the MW3 chart, including the tallest building in the world, very innovative design, kudos all the desings are great, keep the good work man.

    #38 3 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]