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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  6. Sylrissa

    @3,5

    Agreed.

    #6 3 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 3 years ago
  8. Mike W

    @7

    I agree with you.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Clupula

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

    #9 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  15. Deacon

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

    #15 3 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 3 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 what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]