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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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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    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 […]