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

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

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

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

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

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

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

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

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

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

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

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

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

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

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

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

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

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

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

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

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

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

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

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

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

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

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

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

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

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

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

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]