Vita sales “an acceptable number,” says PlayStation US head

Friday, 10 August 2012 19:53 GMT By Jeff Dunn

President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton has said that he finds current sales figures for the PlayStation Vita “acceptable.”

Speaking to, Tretton said, “In this industry, you can’t get too high or too low, because it moves very quickly. I think there’s an acceptable number – and [the number] we’ve sold: That’s acceptable. If it was triple that, I’d be happier. If it was one-third, I’d be disappointed.”

While that’s not the most enthusiastic response to the handheld’s performance thus far, Tretton does remain optimistic for the future of the handheld. He notes that the PlayStation 3 had a similarly less-than-stellar launch, only to grow into the “incredibly popular and profitable device” it is today.

“Anything with great rewards is going to come with great challenges. We felt if the tech was there, and the game support was there, then the audience would be there. … I feel much better about it now than I did four months ago.”

Tretton’s statements come a week removed from SCE UK boss Fergal Gera’s saying that the Vita hasn’t “hit the spot with the killer software just yet.”

Earlier today, we learned that Sony is “having a more difficult time than [they] had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers” with regard to the handheld, according to Sony Worldwide Studios head honcho Shuhei Yoshida.


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  1. Razor

    “I feel much better about it now than I did four months ago.”

    Huh? The situation now is worse than four months ago, lol. Unless of course he knows of an incredible slate of games that are coming. And if he does, why won’t he or Sony say so?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. FrankieDF

    September-November is going to be nuts for the Vita.

    LittleBig Planet, Ragnarok Odyssey, Persona 4, Assassin’s Creed, Jet Set, Call of Duty, Playstation All Stars, Little Big Planet Karting, and Zero Escape are all coming out during this time.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    Little Big Planet Karting is only on ps3.
    I seriously hope they “hit the stride” with vita soon.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. SuperGuyverUSA

    I believe they will. Frankie covered some of the games I’ll be getting, but I’m still waiting for the bigger titles. I think we’ll see some promising games by the end of this year. :)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    It’s a great piece of kit – truly the most capable handheld gaming device ever created – it would be a real shame if it just died on its arse.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Needs more:

    Dark Souls
    Valkyrie Chronicles
    God of War
    Monster Hunter
    Castlevania DS collection
    Yakuza Vita
    New JRPG
    Borderlands Vita
    PS2 support

    Then we’d have a contender! :)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Well i think it needs more gravity rush, patapon, loco roco, unique vita games, but i think iam in a minority here, i mean wanting more handheld games on an handheld rather than consoles games, at least an even situation 50%/50%, i guess consoles games on an handheld is not just a punch line, is now on gamers pshyce.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet


    Those as well, but a lot of those have a muuuuuch shorter dev cycle to the ones I mentioned. A nice mix would be good.

    Kinda like Resi Evil and Kingdom Hearts coupled with Rythtm Thief and Cave Story on 3DS.

    You have more in depth games, but still unique to Vita, then the more fun games you can play on the bus….

    At the moment there’s a severe lack of either.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #8 “You have more in depth games, but still unique to Vita, then the more fun games you can play on the bus…”

    Well that will be another point on itself, the thing that i dont know how well a console game like call of duty, for its multiplayer aspect will traslate to a handheld, i dont imagine a fierce COD fan being distracted with the normal things inherently to a handheld, i dont think such an strong console game will work on a handheld, i mean both are very different and what works with one it doenst with the other and viceversa, and the strong suits for one, are the weakest suits in the other, but well who iam i to argue this?, maybe iam biased, becuase i a firm beliver that both are very different in nature and the way they bring the experience of gaming.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    COD may well be the vita seller. On the go COD experience, if authentic to console versions,would be the thing that will make FPS players move to vita.
    Or maybe I am being just too optimistic.
    Either way , vita is here for the long run and the only handheld for people who want console like production qualities on a handheld. I just hope it picks up pace fast.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet


    No, your right, I just feel my list was a good example of games that could work on Vita.

    Dark souls in particular could work well I feel.

    But, I’m def with you on unique experiences though, that’s where the original DS killed it.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Hunam


    I just finished Dark Souls today, and if it was in Vita I imagine the console would have met a wall of some kind along my 68 hour journey!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet


    Well, I have prototyped a ‘bungee’ cord attachment add-on for this exact problem! :)

    My suggestion it come out was purely a marketing ploy! ;)

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    The trouble is Sony are trying to fill a niche that Ninty dominated for awhile, selling games people don’t want on a handheld… Well not enough to make a difference.

    As for CoD being a Vita seller… I’m not so sure the fps crowd are willing to dish out for a Vita and a £40 game, just to shoot terrorists on the bus.

    Besides if they have a iPhone/iPod, they can be playing CoD zombies with their mates for a tenner.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    I would think a solid FPS experince for a handheld would either have a strong SP campaign or fill its OMP segments with offline bots. CoD can do that. I think it would sell. Its twins sticks would be great. But I do agree it might draw in a different crowd then the normal CoD crowd.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. monkeygourmet


    The free to play one with DLC purchases would be better suited:, shit for most gamers, but huge cash revenue while kids link their parents credit cards to their Vitas to by new camo and kill streaks! ;)

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    Well, I know that F2P games are all the rage right now, but I think the downside for a lot of people is going to be the need for accounts and credit cards being linked to them. I really have to wonder how many parents are going to be willing to allow kids have that level of gaming. Esp after such high profile cases where kids have run up big charges in such games. And lastly I wonder what level of commitment even older core gamers will be willing to put into a handheld experience, in terms of wanting to spend extra money as they go.

    I think F2P works great on PC, and I think it could work on Console. I really am not sure about f2P for handhelds. I know some companies are experimenting with that concept now on tablets and the such. But Vita isn’t an iOS, I think owners have different expectations between the two of them.

    I do know Sega is bringing PSO2 to Vita, and I love PSO. But personaly i will be playing PSO2 on PC.

    #17 3 years ago

    I’d probably buy CoD if I had a Vita, but I probably wouldn’t buy a Vita for CoD.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    ^^This. I bet a lot of folks would feel like G1GA on the CoD and Vita.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. TD_Monstrous69

    One problem I believe the Vita has is something that could also yield a tremendous benefit, and that’s cross-play. It yields a benfit in that if u buy a console version of a game (say COD, Madden, or FIFA), then get the Vita version of it, it can keep the consumer constantly connected and playing through the cross-play link, and their stats link up. But where this yields a problem is cost and resources with 3rd party publishers. I mean, seeing Sony demonstrate this stuff back at E3 with their own properties was great, but they need 3rd party publishers to have some of their big franchises using this. Also, they need a clear pricing structure for their new games.

    #20 3 years ago


    Yeah, I was thinking that…

    If I could earn XP on the go that showed up on a main account, I think I’d be much, much more interested.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Pytox

    I want to see more of BioShock vita

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    I’d like to see what they are doing with COD. A regular COD by itself wouldn’t work particularly well, but if they learn from some of the stuff Unit 13 did well they could make a very good portable game. I’d like to see much more of a focus on short snappy contained levels and challenges with score attack type leader boards. More Spec Ops and less big campaign. As mentioned above it would also benefit greatly from linking to the regular COD.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    #7 has it right.

    The public are completely disinterested in Vita because its a mobile device that refuses to act like a mobile device.

    CoD is not going to be a sales driver for Vita. No console game will. It makes no difference what tie-in features there are with console CoD.

    CoD sells because of the format, not the name. CoD is a console game, end of story. A handheld CoD with console CoD tie-ins will be viewed as a companion app, and there’s no way in hell that will sell at console game prices. People will expect a nominal fee, say £2.99, for what will be universally viewed as an add-on more than a standalone game.

    Until Sony accepts that they created a handheld device and not a home console in your hand they will continue to plummet down that debt hole.

    Problem is Sony went to great lengths to market Vita as a powerful mini console, the exact opposite of what the gaming public want, and it’s probably too late to backpedal enough for it to survive.

    Regardless of how much is pumped into Vita, most people have their conception of an expensive handheld with expensive games that do exactly what thier console already does much better, and so news on it is now instantly skipped over.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    This is what happens when you listen to the vocal minority of hardcore gamers, who for years banged on about “a proper handheld console”. It’s an expensive pipe-dream & their all too busy playing Pokemon to give a shit.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!


    Succinctly put.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    @24 and 25,
    Fortunately you two are not running the business here, sony is. Every sony console has sold more than 70 million units ltd. Prophesying about the future without knowing a shit about it is just flaming.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. polygem

    remote play, some aaa sony exclusives, many, quality, not rushed, unique vita games that support the system unique features well, remote play again and remote play, then a price drop and cheaper memory cards, remote play and then they will finally sell some units.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. killersense

    @27 lol true
    honestly I think Jack might be right here. did anyone honestly think it was going to sell gangbusters out the gate. their first goal is to make money on the system or lose very little and i think they have accomplished that. when they can bring the price down sometime next year below the 200 mark they will start to advertise it a lot more and by that time some interesting software will be out too. what a lot of people to my amazement don’t understand is that sony is in this for the long run. none of their systems sell great off the gate . it takes time, good games and good word of mouth. they got the good word of mouth with regards to the system itself as the majority that own it agree that it is a good piece of kit with amazing potential. their mantra is to advertise when the price is right which is probably below the 200 mark. they saw the ps2 take off when it got to 199 and below.

    gamers are banging on the door and yelling we need more unique vita only games and sony is yelling back saying we need some f***ing time. in the mean time enjoy all these little quirky games and some well done ports and wait for some original games. do people magically expect tons of unique vita only games to come out in the first year of a system release…..

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    ^ So Sony are waiting until they have to lower it’s price before marketing the shit out of it for late adopters?

    That doesn’t sound like good business sense.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    “This is what happens when you listen to the vocal minority of hardcore gamers,”

    This happens a lot unfortuantly. Even happens on this site. The people motivated to go to a web forum and be heard are not even remotly close to being representitive of the general public.

    I could list dozens of games that suffer due to pubs/devs thinking they are listening to their fan base because some uber fan has their ear.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gadzooks!


    We couldnt possibly do a worse job than Sony. They shat all over the Playstation name, pissed a fortune up against the wall, turned off a large portion of their fanbase leading to the loss of the majority of thier market share and keep releasing stillborn consoles, unable to learn from thier many and serious mistakes.

    Magnificent work, absolutely stunning.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    The Vita, if anything, was a step back into the right direction for Sony, unfortunately the support just isn’t there from either consumers or fellow publishers- hopefully a price drop will solve that.

    I dislike people that dictate what exactly a mobile game is, by their definition we should have never gone beyond Tetris. A portable game does need to be accessible, but so long as you can pause at any point, no game should prove to be a problem.

    The only problem I have with the Vita- beside it’s currently lacklustre support, is proprietary memory cards & their price. If the Vita came out with at least 16GB built in @$250AUD, I would have one right now- even with its lacking lack of games. But it came out at $100 more than the US & the best bundle only offered a pitiful 4GB memory card…

    My problem with the 3DS is how much of a rip off it is, the specs are within the earlier iPod touch range & you can pick one of them up for like $50 while the PSV is 2 architectural generations ahead of the current iPod touch.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Da Man

    It’s almost pitiful. Finally after almost two decades, Sony in a completely untypical manner (contrary to what intoxicated rambling folks babble on about) released something which doesn’t break after a day of playing Smackdown game or watching a FF cg, doesn’t contain any exotic tech and has a well done interface (which they were so determined to ignore since the days of Dreamcast).. Only to fail due to a lack of customer interest.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. killersense

    @30 IMO marketing works best when the price is right. i am sorry whats the point of marketing the shit out of something if the price is out of reach to the mass market especially in a smaller gaming only handheld market compared to smart phones. nintendo started doing well because they panicked and dropped the price to a level where people are able to say “what the hell it ain’t a big investment and there are some games i like coming out” and it worked as they had monster hunter and their own mario games at the same time to boost the sales. i don’t think sony is in a state to take massive losses just to move a few units or the franchises to do a drop like that and sell massive amounts. it will be a slow burn and in time just like the ps3 it will have some amazing games and people will start getting into it with good word of mouth going around. when combined with the right price and the right games i think it will do well for itself. now you may say it works for apple but i don’t think it is the same market that the vita is aimed for and besides apple has made it “cool” to own one of their devices. a lot of people would love to be in their position right now. it will take time to get that perception.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Well that’s lovely, but Sony don’t have the luxury of time. Next year the new gen will be on everyone’s mind, the 3DS fatty will be everywhere and then you’ve got tablets/iPods and smartphones rapidly eating up the pick-up and play market.

    Relying on slow-burn will more than likely see Sony getting snuffed.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. killersense

    the only thing that sony could have done better is with their launch software. maybe they could have spread it out a little more instead of front loading it and then trickling out software. the sad part is there were not a lot of retail home console releases either as publishers are somewhat reluctant to release stuff during the summer and that made the early vita owners even more desperate and yelling for more games.

    People need to understand the first year of any new system is always going to have more ports and less unique games as developers need TIME to make stuff for it. if by this time next year they system is still struggling then there is reason to panic but sony is not exactly known to abandon systems. for god sake they are still trying to make games for move that should tell you something.

    people just need to chill out because the system is great and it has a lot of potential . my two favorites are mutant blobs attack and sounds shapes. uncharted was fun and got a lot better as the game went on but the console ones are still better imo. waiting on a price drop digitally before i pick up unit 13 as i hear good things and the demo was cool but not cool enough to drop 40$.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. killersense

    @36 i can probably agree with that point because it is a shrinking market and they might end up having a little too much on their plate when the ps4 comes out but we shall see. i personally believe a good system with good games will sell no matter what when the price is right. their whole buy on one system and get it free on the other might actually help them too

    #38 3 years ago
  39. polygem

    the vita has potential, sure, but unused potential is kind of sad isn´t it? compared to the 3ds vitas games are (for my taste) totally boring (mutant blobs was awesome i agree, sold mine before sound shapes so i cannot judge)
    sony – since ps3 – made a lot of wrong decissions, the psp go, the ps3 launch pricing, the vita and memory card pricing, the lack of games for it, copying smash bros now is a mistake too imho, copying wiimote with move was just embarassing…they should really really focus on what they´ve done right and what made the playstation brand so strong. take good care of their awesome ip´s, let them evolve, make them even better and then…they release resistance…burning skies…sob.

    #39 3 years ago

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    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 […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]