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PS3 is in “prime time,” no price cut coming this year, says Yoshida

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Shuhei Yoshida believes PS3 is in “prime time,” therefore a price cut is not needed nor expected this year, says Sony’s head of Worldwide Studios.

Speaking with Eurogamer at gamescom, Yoshida said with the bevy of titles coming to the system, it was a “great time” for consumers to purchase console.

“We are very happy with where we are in terms of PS3: the services, games, and the pricing included,” Yoshida said. “So, there’s no plan for any change we can talk about.”

Consumers shouldn’t expect a new PS3 model this year either, Yoshida said rumors of the super-slim PS3-4000 were only that: “a rumor.”

VG247 was told back in July there were no plans for a £99 PS3.

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41 Comments

  1. deathm00n

    That’s what I say to everyone, people talk about new gen, but I’m very happy with my ps3, and seeing games like The Last of Us and Beyond I think sony don’t need a new gen right now, but by the other hand Microsoft… Not that I don’t like Xbox, but you all need to admit it’s getting old, I’ve played Darksider 2 on Xbox and it’s not preety as the footage I’ve seen on PS3.

    When I’ve bought my PS3 at the end of last year I was afraid I was getting it at the end of the gen, like I did with PS1, but I’m not afraid anymore, I’m seeing good titles that are coming to PS3.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Demigod

    I always come in at the end of console gens. The consoles and more importantly the games aren’t massively overpriced anymore. Still playing some great ps2 games. Ill probably get a ps3 when ps4 rolls around end of next year/ start of 14 and pick and chose all the best games :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gadzooks!

    The most technically accomplished game on consoles right now is Witcher 2, by quite a large margin.

    It has all the looks of Sonys best, but does so with freedom of camera and not restricting you to a teeny tiny corridor.

    PS3 power myth is just that – a myth.

    Oh, and almost all multiplat games look and perform better on Xbox.

    If PS3 was in its prime then sales wouldn’t be on the decline. Sony are in exactly the same position as MS in that respect.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. manamana

    ^ this.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    @3
    Saying PS3 isn’t in its prime is true but saying the 360 version of Witcher 2 looks better than PS3 titles is simply a lie. PS3 Power may be a myth but exclusives like Uncharted 3 look way ahead of other console titles.

    Also, multiplat titles are actually favoring PS3 these days. I don’t know if you’ve seen a little weekly feature called Digital Foundry on EG. The compare all versions and for the last 2 years, results have been mixed for both systems. PC destroys both versions where its available but that’s it. Of course the tone of your comment is one of obvious Sony hatred so, why did I bother in the first place? (Considering that I don’t care for either one of those 2 stupid console makers)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    Oh look, a teeny tiny corridor! http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Mv7Fj8EkSnU/T6aq3dGeTEI/AAAAAAAAHHk/WVEwux48e3k/s1600/_uncharted3+yemen+awesome.jpg

    They LOOKED better in Xbox, now a days I’m seeing the opposite to this

    #6 2 years ago
  7. BlockheadBrown

    Much has been written to dismiss the Xbox 360′s graphic prowess claims above. Software needs to be written to take advantage of its hardware. Sloppy ports will not perform as well. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean what the Xbox 360 is capable of is *bad*.

    Apples to apples comparisons can be difficult. The Dragon’s Dogma Demo does a decent job of showing what each system is capable of doing. Better textures and more affects can be seen with the burning embers in the beginning of the PS3 version of the demo. There are not as many effects on the 360 version. Granted, this is only one example. However, it is one that can be tested readily by those who are lucky enough to have both systems.

    Best to all.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    If both 360 and PS3 want to seriously grow they both need to get prices down to < £150 for a HDD system. Not a cut down Arcade or 16Gb system, a system with a decent HDD included. The real strength of both systems is in the XBLA/PSN/PS+ area and that needs storage.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. KrazyKraut

    In after fanboy war started

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SlayerGT

    Ps3 is in its prime. If you haven’t and want to, now’s a great time to buy one. Or wait for the inevitable redesign/price drop. Probly around the launch of The Last of Us :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Kabby

    Seasoned gamers have all the consoles anyway. Only morons and children argue over which is best.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    Xbots commenting on graphics of ps3 exclusives, nice lol.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    There really is no better console at this moment and time than the PS3, however, I disagree that a price cut is not needed. This is the beginning of the end of this generation and most people already own, at least, one system. I know many people who only own 360′s who see stuff like Ninokuni (especially women) and Beyond Two Souls and want to buy a PS3, but tell me they don’t want to spend $250 when they already have a console. Every single one of them have told me that when Sony lower the price a bit, they’ll be buying a PS3 as a second or, if they own a Wii, third system.

    If Sony were to cut the price right now, they could clean up.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    #12

    Ex-PS3 owner who has played the best the platform had to offer, found it to be hugely underwhelming, and now knows from first hand experience which platform is technically superior.

    Hint: It’s not the one flooded with semi-interactive movies or narrow corridor yawnfests. The limitations in these games are glaring. Freedom is so restricted, but I suppose the dullard daytime TV generation are happy enough having that brainless shit piped into the empty spaces in thier heads.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. PEYJ

    I don’t see any of the quotes stating that the price cut won’t come this year. And that he calls the superslim for a rumor is not exactly a rejection of their existence. Besides, if a 250GB and 500GB replaces the 160GB and the 320GB incl. the price and a 16GB appears, that is not exactly a price cut.

    I’m quite sure the superslim will appear this year, probably by TGS or during mid-october.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Dragon246

    @14
    So you admit you are an Xbot, lol again :)
    At least ps3 has more diversity than xbox and 360 combined, where the only games available is 213131th version of halo and gow. You are welcome to play multiplayer with other teenage twats paying 60$ every year whereas I enjoy Dust 514 with ps3 and pc community free.
    Sucks to be you.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    #16

    You dont get to play online as your low grade budget online system is always down.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Clupula

    @17 – yeah, that’s totally not a fanboy exaggeration.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. manamana

    @Dragon totally makes you a preystation fanboy

    #19 2 years ago
  20. ps3fanboy

    i got a console and i am not interested in a new one. even if the prices get cut on the zhitbox with its pay2play or none hd kiddiewii. i already got the best out there the ps3.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    @18,
    Well not always. Only sun, mon, tues, …. yeah not always.

    @19,
    Why “preystation” ?

    and @17,
    Good luck with the ads that ms sticks on their consumers ass even when they pay for their service.
    PSN isn’t remotely as bad as you say, but probably a shade lower than xbl. Although playing online is as fun as on xbl.
    Dust beats all.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. manamana

    @20 At least you picked the right name …

    #22 2 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Bah both my PS3 and xb360 collect a lot of dust these days(Wii too). PC gets the love.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Clupula

    @21 – eh? I’m not sure I understand your response to me, as I’m not the one who said the PSN is always down.

    @19 – I also don’t understand the “Preystation” name? Does the system hunt rabbits or something, when it’s not being played?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. BlockheadBrown

    @24 Maybe the poster meant “Praystation”? Pray it’ll work. Pray the PS3 version will be as good as the Xbox 360 version, etc..

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Clupula

    @25 – can I borrow the time machine you use to get your jokes? I’d like to be able to revisit 2007 too, sometimes.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. BlockheadBrown

    @26 – I’m not making any. I was guessing the meaning of #19′s “preystation” comment.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @21

    Of course Sony will have to charge more for PSN next gen, you do know that don’t you?!

    The only reason it was free for so long was because the PS3 cost an arm and a leg at launch. You try to convince people to fork out 500 quid AND pay for online! Wasn’t going to happen, but it certainly wasn’t because Sony was giving gamers something back

    Now, hello PSN plus, next gen that will be mandatory…

    Nice free games as long as you keep your subscription…

    Xbox live is the best service by a country mile, more expensive but you get what you pay for!

    Have fun next gen when PSN is full of Ads too by the way, you know it’s only a matter of time! :)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    @28 – Hey, what you doing posting here when you’ve got a job to do? Miyamoto’s dick isn’t going to suck itself!

    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    @29

    Actually, i shouldn’t have said that.

    It’s good Sony not charging for online;

    Considering most people purchasing one on launch had to get one from Brighthouse or some other Higher Purchase store, it would have been unfair to charge them another monthely subscription.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Sadismek

    @28 Seriously man, I generally enjoyed reading your threads and posts, but this anti-Playstation rage is really putting me off. You make everything look shiny for MS and black for PS. Not cool.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. monkeygourmet

    @31

    Sorry you feel that, rest assured I enjoy all consoles. You have to understand I have a huge dislike for how Sony has marketed the Playstation brand and towards the people that actually defend the consoles from this point.

    If I’m honest I like alot of the games though, I’m working my way through Yakuza 4 at the moment and going to attempt a MGS 4 play through (although I have yet to get used to the controls).

    Can’t wait for god of war and last of us. Ill address the balance:

    Microsoft using adverts in Xbox live: that is pure cancer, others will follow suit and I hate them for making this a feature of gaming.

    Also, you have no new IPs!!! Better be working on them for 720.

    I hate them relying on exclusive DLC too, that’s a shitty cock block if ever I saw one!

    Nintendo:

    Selling out of date hardware is okay to a point, but sometimes you take the piss!

    Your online seriously sucks balls right now, needs a HUGE revamp…

    Same as MS with Ip’s, need more than Mario although has more quality in the back burner than MS…

    This is roughly how I feel, I hope that has balanced things out more! :)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Dragon246

    @Monkey,
    Changing the battlefield huh? I am still waiting for your response on the other article.
    PS Plus is awesome. Tell me any other service that provides you a mix of latest indie and AAA titles for free?
    @31,
    Thats xbots for you. Paying 60$ for something that should be free but still defending it instead of telling ms to get it free.
    @29,
    LOL hahahahaha….
    Best comment of the day!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Froseidon

    @31 – Don’t worry, that comes around, PS ‘fanboys’ rage against Xbox as well. I’m sick of it all to be honest. Its just petty.

    Both consoles have their +ves and -ves and none of them are certainly “in their prime time”. That is a stupid comment to make from any company on their current consoles. This Gen. has been going on a tad too long now.

    To settle the “XBL or PSN” argument:
    PSN is free, you ‘paid’ for online in the massive price tag the console had begun with, but it was one off. Paying for XBL every year would have cost more than to buy that one off PS3, but it is not as noticeable. However, that means barely any money gets recycled back into improvements, hence the poor security that lead to PS3 getting hacked some time ago.

    XBL is paid, so there is an instant drawback. The cost soon ramps up. I have been a paying member of XBL for 4 years now and that has cost me £120 there or about. That is £370 overall (£250 for console – I now have the new console and will use that price). Currently not as highly priced as the PS3 was on launch but comparing it to current PS3 price (which I will put at £250), you’ll have paid more for Xbox than PS3. However, this money goes back into improving XBL, hence good security (if only the stupidity of some people who fell for the ‘free MS points’ – Goes to show the stupidity of some people).

    Either way you look at it, you get what you pay for. PS3 is best for those that don’t wish to be tied down by subscription whereas in the long run, Xbox is more expensive if using XBL. The added PS+ is a nice option for PS3 but having to keep the subscription is its downfall in my eyes. If they changed that to keep forever (despite canceling sub) then it would be great. Maybe next-gen will have that sorted on all consoles.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @33

    Don’t be sad about your purchase, they all have strengths and weaknesses.

    Just try and put yourself in a financial position where you don’t have to choose one side or the other.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. bakagami

    #35

    I can understand you being upset with Sony and some of their backwards policies, I think Sony needs to pull their head out of their a** too. But as for those of us who defend Sony, what do you really expect? Xbox fan boys are constantly implying that we wasted out money and that somehow we should be embarrassed about our choice. I have nothing against MS or Nintendo gamers, more power to them IMO but if they wont extend that same courtesy to me then they shouldn’t complain if I return fire.

    #34
    Microsoft has been hacked on occasion too, they just don’t tell you about it. I worked as an IT pro for many years & I can tell you this for a fact, Microsoft isn’t in the habit of admitting to their shortcomings. Look how long it took them to admit that the RROD was a design flaw.
    google XBLA hacked account and see just how many hits you get, only difference is that Sony made an announcement & took PSN offline (at a huge financial loss) to fix the problem

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ps3fanboy

    TREY 4 LIFE!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Froseidon

    @36 – I admit, it may have happened a few times, but as far as I recall it was very minor and they told people to change their passwords etc.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. OlderGamer

    Froseidon, I feel the same way about paying for LIVE(esp now that I play online less)(and it has paid adds). Sadly I am riding out my membership right now, been a paying member(NA/US) from the first month on Xbox one. Thats what 7, 8 or 9years? I don’t even recall how long, but that is a ton of cash spent in total.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. bakagami

    #38

    Major or minor, you’ll never see MS take responsibility for it. That’s not their way. What they do is release a generically labeled security patch, implying that they are merely reinforcing the network rather than addressing a vulnerability. They would never do what Sony did because that would call in to question the security of all MS products and also would force them to stop charging for the service and that would be completely out of the question.

    That is the difference between MS & Sony in my opinion. Sony is arrogant, but MS is dishonest

    ~edit: BTW, what is your definition of minor? As far as anyone has said, not one PSN user has lost any money over the PSN hack. Here’s what happens to XBLA hack victims: http://www.destructoid.com/xbox-live-account-hacked-microsoft-is-there-to-not-help–219144.phtml

    #40 2 years ago
  41. SlayerGT

    @34 I don’t believe you know what “prime time” means. If there’s anything to be said about Shuhei’s comment, its that he’s stating the obvious. They don’t need to cut the price.

    #41 2 years ago

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    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]