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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo titles reign supreme on Japanese charts

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 14:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Titles for Nintendo systems dominated the Media Create’s latest sales chat, with Animal Crossing: New Lead stilling comfortable on top. There were no new releases for the period. 3DS LL and 3DS were still the number one and the number two best selling systems for the week as well, which helped push the handheld’s unit sales past the 10 million sold mark in the region. Full sales figures below.

Here’s the full software chart for the period. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 133,134 (2,103,089)
  2. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 90,264 (1,834,055)
  3. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, 12/06/12) – 68,262 (470,394)
  4. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone Reimei / Neppuu (Level-5, 12/13/12) – 51,519 (365,536)
  5. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 50,319 (419,710)
  6. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5, 12/27/12) – 42,291 (159,361)
  7. [Wii U] Nintendo Land (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 41,426 (250,473)
  8. [PSP] One Piece: Romance Dawn (Namco Bandai, 12/20/12) – 40,137 (264,739)
  9. [3DS] Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Machi (Konami, 12/20/12) – 38,986 (119,735)
  10. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 35,624 (373,096)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Pokemon, 11/22/12) – 35,190 (408,889)
  12. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 34,529 (375,062)
  13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 32,007 (155,601)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 30,291 (1,939,257)
  15. [3DS] Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Level-5, 11/29/12) – 30,235 (249,689)
  16. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (Tecmo Koei, 12/20/12) – 29,180 (194,157)
  17. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 28,001 (349,960)
  18. [PS3] Yakuza 5 (Sega, 12/06/12) – 26,631 (544,855)
  19. [3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode Yokubari Sengen (Nintendo, 09/27/12) – 23,172 (282,642)
  20. [3DS] Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set (Colombia, 07/26/12) – 21,110 (226,888)

Here’s the full hardware chart for the period. Year-to-date sales are in parentheses, and Media Create is no longer tracking PS2 sales.

  • 3DS LL – 156,184 (150,581)
  • 3DS – 123,075 (99,264)
  • Wii U – 67,083 (69,386)
  • PS3 – 64,352 (53,222)
  • PSP – 54,873 (41,914)
  • PSV – 33,309 (20,492)
  • Wii – 5,632 (6,741)
  • 360 – 1,893 (1,986)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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23 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    Ps3 vs WiiU will be interesting.
    Kudos to 3ds for crossing 10m sales.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    The parentheses figures for hardware are last week’s figure. PSV sales are reasonable considering they are being pushed by a particular software release. Presumably post Christmas spending of present money? Or maybe some decent sales discounting in Japan?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 They are still year-to-date figures as last week was the first week of the yearly reporting period. This week’s figures will be added to the ytd figures next week, etc.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    @2
    I don’t see a particularly noticeable vita release. The boost is probably because of holidays.
    Remember, Japan celebrates new year more than christmas, which is a working day.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Eddie Rodrigues

    Sony did a bad thing releasing more PSP games and forgetting about the Vita, though this happened when the PS3 was released (Kingdom Hearts and Persona games were being released just there on the PS2)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. lexph3re

    ^ can’t say its a bad thing to release for psp when the opposition is doing the same thing and feeding their new device. 3DS sales haven’t been being pushed due to amazing 3ds games but merely ds games. Vita is more than likely struggling in japan because they buy a game for the vita is more than likely just digital.

    I haven’t heard confirmation on it but what is the frequency of the new release psp games being availiable digitally on psn in Japan? If they aren’t day 1 i doubt people want to buy a physical copy and then pay an additional 5-10 bucks to get a digital version on their vitas. That makes the device a hassle and to much money

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @5
    What games are Sony developing and publishing still on PSP? Kingdom Hearts was Squenix/Disney and Persona was Atlus. Third parties are always going to find the bigger market of the older models more attractive for a bit. Sony can’t control that.

    In fact in Japan Sony published 40+ PSP titles in 2010, ~7 in 2011 and 0 in 2012. 5 PSV Titles in 2011 & ~30in 2012.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Francis O

    @6 lexph3re

    - What are you talking about? Japan is getting all sorts of awesome 3DS games that are pushing sales of the system. Bravery Default, Fantasy Life, Animal Crossing New Leaf.

    Stop making excuses for the Vita. Its not doing well because it doesn’t have the games yet. And Nintendo has more games Japanese players want to play on the 3DS.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dragon246

    @8
    Do you really think its because of games? Pricing is everything.A game on its own cant sell more than a few thousand copies. Its western ignorance to say psp lived only because of MH. It was down to pricing. Vita is not selling because of its price. Games play a part, but a negligible one in front of pricing.
    In west, 3ds has nothing in front of vita. Just check metacritic. Vita beats 3ds black and white on that front. So why doesn’t it sell? Pricing.

    I agree with lex on psp too. Its good they are supporting an old system. That is why I can confidently buy their consoles since I know they will be supported for a long time, unlike some other companies who abandon their consoles after a few bad years like ninty.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Eddie Rodrigues

    @7 Well of course those were third parties, but still exclusives (in KH case the main series) and kept people playing the system as long as the gamers felt that change wasn’t quite necessary.

    @9 You brought an interesting point actually. All companies except Sony tend to ‘abandon’ the older consoles and invest onto the new platforms they just build. This allows Sony sales to increase continuously at a long rate while other companies have small boosts on sales at different times.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Francis O

    @9 Dragon246

    Price plays a part but games play a big part too. In America, you could have found a Vita for the same price as the 3DS XL on Black Friday and the 3DS STILL sold more than the Vita.

    And since when does metacritic dictate anything? In the West, people are buying New Super Mario Bros 2, Paper Mario Sticker Star, Professor Layton, Liberation Maiden, Crimson Shroud, Resident Evil Revelations, Mario Kart 7, Code of Princess and other games. Who gives a crap about what journalists think? Its all about what the gamers are buying. The Vita and its games are not selling.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    @9

    But Sony knew all this and had experienced it first hand with the PSP costing issue VS the cheaper DS.

    Are you saying they are that stupid they would try flogging that same dead horse all over again?!

    Of course you are, and you’d be bang on! :)

    Also, they’ve taken out PSP BC AND added on crazy expensive memory sticks… Smooth Sony… Real smooth…

    The handhold space more suited to ‘younger’ players IMO. Parents often buy handhelds to ‘shut the kids up’, in the back of the car.

    They can take the handheld round to grandmas etc… It keeps them quiet.

    The DS and 3DS nicely cover all the angles. Cheaper so parents can afford one or 2 for their kids, but with hardcore games as its cheap to produce for.

    Fuck knows who the Vita is aimed at, tech geeks unfortunatly don’t make up a huge amount of sales figures.

    Sony may very well have to package it with the PS4 to save its sorry arse.

    3DS is killing it, even in a world of smart phones. Most impressive! :) and Pokemon X & Y isn’t even out yet!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    ”…unlike some other companies who abandon their consoles after a few bad years like ninty.”

    totally…i mean i cannot play my ds games on my 3ds or my wii games on wiiu, i couldn’t play my gc games on the wii, there is no such thing as the virtual console, i didn’t buy kirby mass attack, a great new DS exclusive just about a year ago…
    can you play your psp games on the vita? without rebuying? if so, tell me how, i for one couldn’t…no ps2 games for me on the ps3 either…that’s great support.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Kabby

    There’s a whole lot of cutesy bullshit in that chart.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. lexph3re

    Soooo they got rid of bc? Or they just don’t have physical bc? last I checked I’m playing tons of bc psp games on my vita more then as many as you post about on ds. The fact is in the west vita can do everything plus in the west but in japan its a different story. Frequency of psp digital versions to physical on psn.

    Also, 3DS is 3 years old how old is vita? 1? and yet you guys spew gloom over the robust catalog the vita has? yeah ok.

    this is the same bs people were saying early in ps3 life and low and behold its caught the competitors with a 1 year lag. Now Vita has a 2 year lag and people are still flogging about like tards saying its doomed. Come on a pokemon game didn’t kill the psp and it won’t kill the vita yet plenty of people believe that it will.

    the fact is you have to wonder about the real issues. And thats delivery, right now its mid way into psp life and the beginning of vitas. just chill out dudes theres enough doom and gloom runninv around where we can just think about other issues in handhelds. The world doesn’t just need nintendo and iphones to sustain the handheld market

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    i for one didn’t doom anything or anyone. just pointed out that i can play my retail ds games on the 3ds and my retail wii games on wiiu, while i couldn’t do that with psp games on the vita (while i had one) and i cannot play ps2 games on my ps3 slim…and that being said, that i absoluteley have no idea how you can say: ”…unlike some other companies who abandon their consoles after a few bad years like ninty.”

    #16 2 years ago
  17. lexph3re

    Now did I say that? No. And you talk as if you and everyone else owns every psp retail game. News flash its known that they haven’t had extreme success on that front. So its honestly not a deal breaker considering you can buy pretty much all of the psp catalog on US psn.

    As for the BC of wii/wiiu no one was talking about that here except dragon. You must have a issue with reading different peoples posts.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Francis O

    @lexph3re

    It is a deal breaker for me. The Vita does not have a bunch of good games right now, and the memory is expensive. The PSP on the other hand does. If the PS Vita was backwards compatible with the PSP games, and the memory was cheaper, I would totally have one along with Gravity Rush and Uncharted.

    I don’t want to re-buy games I already have on my PSP. I didn’t have to re-buy DS games on my 3DS, it should be the same way for Vita.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. lexph3re

    See thats the thing. I have had this device for almost a full year and have literally TONS of games to play. I also have bought about 20 psp games last year at significantly low price points on psn and I have a 4gb memory card.

    You know how I manage that? I transfer to and from my ps3 what I want to play. People make this seem more problematic than what it really is. Also, if you already have a psp why would you re buy them in the first place? When you buy/bought a 3ds are you not buying the old back catalog? If it wasnt for me playing the essentials on ds already then what would be the justification for the lack luster 3ds games we have now? I have the Vita and 3ds and its just sad how little their is to play on that device its self.

    So honestly people are knocking the Vita for having legit games for vita but praising 3ds for having what? DS games? Yeah sure fired winner there -_-

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dragon246

    Like GC, Virtual Boy and now Wii (360 and ps3 are stil heavily supported)
    were abandoned. Yup, I am right.

    “The handhold space more suited to ‘younger’ players IMO.”
    Exactly. Just like ninty games are for kids. Hurt?
    Generalizations don’t work.

    About psp bc, I really cant play any other handheld games after playing vita since most non-vita games look ape-shit in front of it . After playing Soul Sacrifice demo, I could only laugh about how bad MH looks. I have played 100s (around 220) games on psp and I don’t revisit games, so no worries for me.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Lots of gobelyguk here, but best point I can latch onto is indeed price. Price sells everything. If Sony came to market with a price point that didn’t move one system, why repeat the same strategy over and over again? PSx and PS2 sold, not because they were raw power houses, but because they were priced for the mass market to eat them up.

    Games follow where the consumer goes.

    Coming out with Vita, as expensive as it was/is, imo was foolish. It is a great bit of kit. I realy like the screen. But for most people the price is just too high. Aim lower, price it lower, and sell more systems.

    I worry about PS4/Orbis. Sony needs to come out of the gates strong and sell fast. That is going to take an agressive price point. But looking at the past three pieces of hardware, nothing tells me they have figured out price point importance yet.

    All of that being said different things have different value to different people. Lex and Dragon enjoy the Vita – awesome. Poly and friends enjoy the 3DS – awesome. The sale charts are what they are, they may well be the only thing that can’t actualy be debated.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. polygem

    reLEX man (sorry;)…i replied to dragon yea, quoted him too…didn’t mix up posters.
    but everythings fine anyway, he now said to himself that he’s right and gave himself thumbs up, a nod and a twinkle, so all good.
    pricing is key and games are. sure.
    i personally have tons of quality ds/3ds games to play.
    i bought a vita at launch. i love handheld gaming. the vita just doesn’t offer me that many games that i’d personally enjoy though. that’s just me, don’t get me wrong, but that, combined with a huge price tag, 10+ euro more than for 3ds games on retail, expensive memory cards, no bc for psp games…all that combined is a deal breaker for me.

    dragon…i played my gc games on wii…the virtual boy…you have a point…but do you really want to use THAT as an argument? weak.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. JPdot

    Those are indeed massive numbers for Nintendo! I am really enjoying my 3DS XL and I am looking forward to playing SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Fire Emblem as soon as possible.

    #23 2 years ago

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    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.