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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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  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

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  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

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  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

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  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

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  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

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  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]