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PlayStation 3 sales reach 70 million units worldwide

Friday, 16 November 2012 06:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced a significant milestone for the PlayStation 3, with similar impressive feats from the PlayStation Move controller system.

Since its launch in November 2006, 70 million PlayStation 3 consoles have been sold worldwide, SCE announced today. The milestone was officially pipped on November 4.

There are now over 3,590 games published for the PlayStation 3, with over 595 million units sold worldwide.

The PlayStation Move motion controller system has managed 15 million sales since its own launch in September 2010. It is now supported by over 400 compatible titles, including the recently released Wonderbook system.

Sony took the time to note that the PlayStation 3 has evolved through multiple hardwar revisions, culminating in the September release of the Super Slim model, the smallest and most energy-efficient version to date, boasting the largest HDD sizes.

The PlayStation Network launched alongside the PlayStation 3 in November 2006 and now operates in 59 territories, offering 170,000 pieces of downloadable content, of which just 57,000 are game-related, the rest being entertainment applications including movies, music and sports. The PlayStation store was re-launched in October in Europe, South America and the US.

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42 Comments

  1. woe

    You left out the shipments part in the headline.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    So this puts it neck and neck with the 360 then, seeing as MS reported 70 million sales less than 20 days ago.
    http://www.vg247.com/2012/10/19/xbox-360-consoles-have-moved-70-million-units-since-november-2005-release/

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TD_Monstrous69

    And despite this, all I ever hear from people around me is “PS3 sucks, I play games on my Xbox”, fuckin fanboys.
    Anyhow, congrats Sony, wish you well, and if recently released sales figures for physical media is anything to go by, Day 1 Digital just might be one of the wisest business moves yet.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. HZSA

    @TD_Monstrous69
    I agree with you. X360 is one year older then the PS3, and they have the same sales. This is great news, and all the stories that SONY has lost this gen are just a big piece of crap.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CaptPierce

    Parents got me my PlayStation in ’98, played Crash Bandicoot and Metal Gear religiously. Brand’s been in my family nearly 15 years, and I’ve been loving their products day one. Congrats to em!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Sylrissa

    @3,5

    Agreed.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. tezzer1985

    Very impressive from Sony, I think we only hear the negative comments about Sony sales because are journalism intake is focused on US & UK.

    While a vast majority of countries are very Sony lead, like Spain, Germany, South America, and parts of Asia and Africa.

    I have both a Xbox and PS3, and I am always happy to see each company do well, can’t see why this news would anger anyone but a fool

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Mike W

    @7

    I agree with you.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    Only 70 million sold? Ha! Enjoy third place, losers! Sony’s going down! Halo FTW!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    *Ahem* Sorry, about that. Just figured I’d give it a try, before the actual posts saying that sort of nonsense appeared. I figured it must feel good since so many people seem to get their jollies writing premature epitaphs for Sony. They’ve been doing it since 2007, after all.

    Nope, don’t feel any different.

    PS3′s a bit shite, innit?

    Nope, that didn’t do it, either.

    Oh well.

    But yeah, I’m not surprised by this. The United States is the only market where Sony is behind and I still think a lot of that has to do with how much better at marketing Microsoft are than Sony.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mike W

    @10

    I agree, but I don’t understand why anyone would want to see anyone one of these manufacturers back out of the market?

    This is good news, if it’s one thing this generation showed us between the big 3, is that it was an even playing ground. It wasn’t like the last two generations where Sony dominated. Like tezzer said I don’t see know how anybody can be upset over this. But never under estimate stupidity, because it never ceases to amaze me. There’s going to be one or several media outlets that try to downplay it.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Joe Musashi

    Good to see numbers so close. Keeps the competing corporations hungry rather than complacent. Which means, ultimately, consumers win.

    JM

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Da Man

    how much better at marketing Microsoft are than Sony.
    Hardly. Sony are much better at converting idiots convincing themselves they’re somehow better because they play another toy though.

    Have you ever seen an xbox fanboy belittling themselves to defend MS on the internet? That’s beyond advertising, brah. That’s devotion.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Mike W

    @13

    You see it all the time, I’m confuse with the point you’re trying to make. They’re called fanboys and they’re rapid on both sides.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Deacon

    Good to have you back Da Man. Great chat as usual.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Da Man

    #14

    My point is simple – they both advertise, and they both have idiotic pseudo-followers. What I was pointing out is how these fans try and differentiate between conflicting camps.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Mike W

    @16

    Good point, it’s a no-brainer that a consumer will try to justify their purchase to their last breath, which is expected. But this type of “devotion” has move onto the media as well.

    For example, and for the record this is just my opinion. R. Leadbetter from Eurogamer/DF has to be the biggest undercover fanboy I’ve ever seen. I think all the adults here can agree that their face offs are subjective and its clearly for the fanboys that don’t have multiple consoles. With that being said, there are several articles that I read from him where he clearly contradicts himself.

    The point I’m trying to make is that it’s bigger than just the fans that purchase the console of their choice. The media has the mindset as one of these damn loyalists to these manufacturers.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    I happy with this, this will be the first generation, when all three manufactures produced good numbers, it is very equal, i like that all have success, now sony did lose some market comparing it with their previous consoles, for a couple reasons, is not worht mentioning here, it is time of celebration rather than criticizing time, well done at the end of the day they bounce back with decent numbers, so good that we might have a tie in the end of this gen for the second place, great job for all manufacturers, and i hope next gen it will be the same case, i mean that all of them do good numbers and that the winner, whoever ends up being number one, doenst have a hughe lead like in the ps2 period.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ps3fanboy

    at this junction of junctions its a fact that xboxfanboys are a bit more stupid than ps3fanboys. xboxfanboys pay to play online while they get forced advertisement. this advertisement already pay for the online gaming. micro$oft have been double dipping, right in these xboxfanboys faces for years now. while ps3fanboys have been playing online for free for years. they also have a choice of paying if they want to. the service is called ‘psplus’ you get free older games and can pay half the price for new games. this without any advertisement at all..

    they also live in denial of the rrod that plagued the xbox360 for 5 years, with a xbox360 failure rate of 80% at its peak.

    other things with xbox is these insane silly prices for hd upgrade, and nearly none exclusive games. the latest now in the news is that the kinetic are going to be used as a spycam for micro$oft that will monitoring their users…

    these xboxfanboys can try to defend their gaming rig as much they want but its futile. the rest of the world outside of usa that, just laugh at them…

    #19 2 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    #19 “with a xbox360 failure rate of 80% at its peak”

    Not to start a discussion here but any particular reference or source for the above indicated number, iam quite amaze as such higher failure rates, when my 2005 white 20GB model is still playing till this day, and my other two xbox from 2008 and 2011 are also in great shape, all my xbox consoles worked fine without any reparations, i know iam not everybody and that people did in fact presented failures with their consoles, but that high numbers, i doub it.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ps3fanboy

    @20

    heres one article about it…

    Xbox 360 failure rate is the highest among consoles in 2011
    http://www.lensoftruth.com/xbox-360-failure-rate-is-the-highest-among-consoles-in-2011/

    and that is just the tip on the iceberg… the years before that and that and that… way back to the start. so for 5 years constant on top of the failure rate list every year, you can easily see a 80% fail rate. its not published official of course, that would be a suicide for micro$oft, to admit they have released a junk of a product for years..

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dragon246

    SONY IS DYING!!!
    PS3 SUCKS!!
    NO ONE BUYS PS3, XXX CONSOLE RULES!
    *Gasp*
    A highlight of what is said by fanboys online. Congrats to them. Lets see who reaches 80m second!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    #21 thanks for the link, i dont know is for my filters at work, but i didnt saw the 80% fail rate reference on the article or in the survey, i did only saw they were the highest among all consoles, and that those failure rates did drop with every new revision of their SKU, but not an 80% reference.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TheOutcastWolf

    @10 Oh my god you are one of those commenters…

    You see, Microsoft only appears to have such good marketing because they just care about the games, not the console overall… a smart gamer would go search for what the X360 may offer and then grab it at his own wish…

    Sony’s market goes beyond that, like Nintendo’s… First they give you a rundown on the console, then they jump into its games, which mostly works for both companies!

    And I have to say, more X360 are being sold or have already been sold due to Microsoft’s strategy to ban the console not only the accounts for gamers who attempt to mod or even are reported for ‘abusive gaming’, forcing you to buy a new machine… And the cases of ’3RL’ have a bigger percentage towards the cases of ‘Yellow Light’

    The other numbers are: Which machines are more connected? PC, then PS3 and X360, followed, sadly by Nintendo, which deserves much more atention by the so called ‘gamers’

    @21 seriously, you are twisted minded… some times you defend the 360, then you defend the PS3 and not a single time you defended Nintendo… but when you do defend the PS3, you sound more like a troll than a normal fanboy…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. zinc

    Well I’m on my 3rd PS3 after 2 failures… So a little thankyou from Kaz for helping Sony achieve this milestone would be nice ;-)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Clupula

    @24 – I don’t know about other countries, but in the U.S., I frequently see commercials for games where if you didn’t have any sort of knowledge of the actual games, you’d think the game was exclusive to the 360. For example, I remember the Final Fantasy XIII commercials which didn’t even mention the PS3 version and had the big X-Box 360 logo at the end. More recently, the Resident Evil 6 commercials do the same thing.

    Plus, Microsoft know how to make a game an event. As mediocre as I think the Halo series is, Microsoft have been #1 at knowing how to hype something up. When Halo 4 came out, that was an event. There’s no denying that. When God of War 3 came out, it was a big deal to people who owned PS3′s, but it wasn’t like the outside media covered, at least, here. If Sony were half as good at marketing and advertising as Microsoft are, they would probably sell twice as many systems.

    Microsoft are probably second to none with their ability to make people see stuff and think, “I need to have that.”

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Deacon

    ^ after Apple perhaps ;)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Clupula

    Well, true, but Apple aren’t in the console market yet.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Da Man

    ^See, folks like you and that Dickon is precisely what I’m talking about.

    Stay classy, folks. I bet you can find yourself friends online who actually think Symbian is better than iOS and Metal Gear Solid is art.

    But maybe, just maybe.. you’re a tacky nerd who plays shitty videogames?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. OlderGamer

    I recently read that upto 70% of new console purcheses are made up of replacment units or gamers going multi system owners or even budget gamers.

    In all three cases, the article claimed, that none of the purchases will have an impact on actual game sales. Because replacement system, for obvious reasons. While buyers buying a competers system is nice, esp for exclsuives, mostly those gamers will still buy their mulitplate games on the first system, plus not like they are going to increase their spending just because they have a new system. And the budget gamers aren’t high dollor comsumers that spend much on games to begin with.

    My point is that in terms of systems sold in the last couple of years, the industry is mostly spinning their tires. In otherwords, the sales, while seemingly nice on paper, don’t mean much.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    Because someone will undoubtibly question my claim:

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-11-12-games-retail-in-decline-can-industry-recover-this-holiday

    “”We are late in a console cycle and 71 percent of new console purchases are done by consumers who are either replacing a broken console or are purchase a competing console–turning them into multi-console homes. In either case, these consumers are already part of the ecosystem, so their contribution is minimal. Those that are buying their first console, so late in the cycle, are generally extremely price sensitive and contribute little to software and digital sales,” EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich told us.”

    #31 2 years ago
  32. sg1974

    Just like the large number of film reviewers who panned Shawshank on original release and the many hundreds of Liverpool fans who walked out before the end of 90 minutes in the Champions’ League final, at the end of this generation you won’t find many journalists, analysts or gamers who’ll admit they said the PS3 would either flop and get pulled or end in a distant third place. And as for those who said the PS3 would bring down Sony? Well, time for your medication.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Lounds

    I think people forget we have been in a double dip recession for the past 4 years as well.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    @32 Except it *is* in a distant third place. Not only is it still behind in sales in comparison to the Xbox 360, but far more significantly… it has a lower attach rate of games sales, it’s digital marketplace is nowhere near as profitable for developers, and the division is hemorrhaging money its going out of fashion or something.

    And this point in its lifespan, the PS2 had already sold over 100 million units.

    On a purely financial level, the only truly successful console this generation has been the Wii.

    Thank god the format you own means absolutely nothing though, right?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. zinc

    Well, fourth place if you include the pc…

    But PS3 owners are scientifically proven to be much cooler nerds.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    @34
    I’d love to see a source for the attach rate, seeing as MS dont actually release software sales (only the NPD do and its for US only) whilst Sony themselves do. Whilst you’re at it, a source for devs making less money off PSN & a source saying the PlayStation brand is “haemorrhaging money” -thats PlayStation, btw, not their DVD players or mobile phones- would be great too.

    Oh, and by the hey; According to the actual financial reports, the PS3 is already ahead of the 360 by 0.2:
    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps3_sale_e.html
    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdata_ces_sale_e.html

    http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/Kpi/FY13/Q1/Detail.aspx

    Last reported LTD 360 sales are 70.0, last reported PS3 sales (you have to add up yourself) are 70.2.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Da Man

    Trolling attention whore independent artist gets caught. Again.

    Oi, sorry. I’m ignoring you.

    Better edit that post, fast.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Dragon246

    Latest sony gaming division operating profit- 29 million$
    Latest ms gaming division operating profit- 19 million$
    Latest ninty gaming division operating profit- Its a big loss

    Yep, sony gaming division is losing money. Keep fooling yourselves haters.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Da Man

    http://www.zdnet.com/sony-rating-lowered-to-one-point-above-junk-status-by-investors-7000007163/

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Gekidami

    ^ Nice try, and whilst i’m sure that soothes your acking bottom, its Sony as a whole with everything they sell, not the PlayStation brand.

    As Dragon pointed out (though without a source) the PS brand that apparently doesnt make any money as we’re constantly told, made more operating profit than the Xbox brand according to each platform holders last quarterly figures:

    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/01/sony-posts-net-loss-of-198-million-for-q2-playstation-profits/

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-10-18-xbox-business-sees-operating-income-plunge-94-percent-in-q1

    Thats $29 million PS, $19 million Xbox. But please, keep grasping at staws, i’ll just keep pumping the facts.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Da Man

    ^Thank you for the reply. Next time please try and respond within a minute, to ensure that quotesoothes your acking bottom refers to a proper person.

    Your fanboy hysteria and allegedly currently not so abysmal gaming division doesn’t change the fact that Sony are on the right track..

    #41 2 years ago
  42. sg1974

    @34

    MS shipped its 70 millionth in September. Sony about six weeks later. MS’ 70 million includes – by nearly every account – at least a million retail-replaced RRoDs and possibly many more (so a single sale in these cases is counted twice; MS have always refused to acknowledge that specific question let alone provide the answer). I’d say the evidence is that Sony has now sold more PS3s than MS has 360s globally. All that is without pointing out their relative release dates, prices and media coverage.

    In the “rest of the world” outside of the US, I’ll hazard a guess the PS3 passed the 360 early last year. Unfortunately however it’s all about the US for the media and many gamers. Month after month we had the NPDs reported globally, which contributed to the negative perceptions of the PS3. Never mind that at the time the PS3 was usually selling more everywhere else.

    Just accept it, MS will finish this gen in last place. Why is that such a problem? It is a statement of fact, albeit a predicted one.

    “Thank god the format you own means absolutely nothing though, right?”

    Format? Singular? Are you saying I’m a Sony PS3 fanboi or comment with a particular bias? I own seven different consoles and handhelds, only two of which are Sony.

    #42 2 years ago

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  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    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 […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]