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Xbox 360 consoles have moved 75.9 million units worldwide

Friday, 1 February 2013 15:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has revealed its Xbox 360 consoles has moved 75.9 million units worldwide. The news comes via an updated sales chart, showing the console is up 5.9 million compared to the 70 million lifetime reported in October 2012. Rumor has it the firm will host a special event in March to announce its next console, while Sony is rumored to announce PS4 on February 20. Thanks, Gamespot.

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47 Comments

  1. theevilaires

    Very good Microsoft thats way more than any of us predicted since the launch of the current gen. Definitely they are the biggest winner coming from last gen console sales.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    #1 Well i think that will be nintendo, the gamecube sold less than the first xbox, nintendo came last in that generation, although microsoft saw a hughe increase too this gen.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    I don’t consider the Wii a next

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    #3 Well i do, agree to disagree then.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    agreed :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. PC_PlayBoy

    They should throw in a 10 year guarantee with their next gimped system.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    There is no debate and it’s not a matter of opinion. The Wii IS part of the seventh gen. The same as 360 and PS3.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. pip89

    I’m on my third Xbox, and so is my friend, so it would be interesting to see how those figures would have turned out if it was not for PROD.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #6 Believe it or not i still have to this very day my 2005 20 gb white model still working, whithout any repairments, to think of it all my consoles are that way, my ps2,ps3, gamecube, etc, the only one that died on me was my son´s Wii, but my son is a total wrecker, so is not a fault of the manufacturer.

    Having said that i believe they will make a better console this time in that regard, but just in case, that 10 year guarantee doesnt sound to bad :), just in case, and i will like to add to all regions too, not only US ;).

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Samoan Spider

    This comment section is screaming out for an ignore button or at the very least up/down voting so some people get the hint that their opinion is neither wanted nor needed.
    MS have done incredibly well given this was only their 2nd generation of hardware. The Wii is in the same gen as Gadzooks says and the next gen should get really interesting with 4 platforms as real contenders to the crown.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. viralshag

    Like Manu I’ve never had a 360 fail on me, or any other console. I have upgraded my 360s though from standard to elite to the new smaller ones.

    Like #10 said, for a second console I think MS should be very happy with the 360.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    Samoan how about an ignore button for your brain. We don’t need ass wipes like you around here anymore trying to censor people’s opinion. Don’t like it fuck off shit head.

    everyone is entitled to their opinion and I’m happy to disagree with a loser like yourself anytime but I know for a fact the majority of all gamers consider a next gen console by their upgrade graphics and tech which the wii fails hard at in plain sight. If SONY didn’t have the PS3 and PSP to worry about they could have released a PS Mote for the PS2 and shut the wii down fast.

    You minorities can live in denial all you want. IGN,JoyStiq,and GameStop should do a poll to shut you fools up once and for all.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. pip89

    To be fair, they got my second console repaired free, and it is still going strong. The first time round, I went and bought another as I couldn’t wait.

    It’s a shame though, as I wont be buying the next Xbox. I will be sticking with the other console manufactures and PC.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    #12 you contradict yourself “of all gamers consider a next gen console by their upgrade graphics and tech”
    The wiimote is an upgrade in tech, therefore it is next gen, at least it forms one part of your requirements

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Gadzooks!

    I just hope the next gen is as full of surprises as this one was.

    The Wii was a big surprise for me. That Wiimote really shook things up in the industry.

    I’m confident the WiiU gamepad will push things forward too. Not as much maybe, but progress is progress.

    Personally I think Xbox’s future will be decided by Kinect. If it’s mandatory then I reckon MS are done, dusted, out of the console biz within a year.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Samoan Spider

    @12 Everyone is entitled to an opinion, you’re quite correct. And censoring is where your speech is prevented, an ignore button is my choice to remove vile trash spewing shite’s like you from my line of sight. If you can have a balanced debate, I’m all for it, but if you’re just out insult people then you can quite clearly fuck off. I have been around here a very long time now and I’m going to be sticking around a lot longer too.

    Edit just to say @15 I agree with that final thought there. MS need to tread carefully this time. Kinect wasn’t the gamechanger it could’ve been.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    “It’s a shame though, as I wont be buying the next Xbox. I will be sticking with the other console manufactures and PC”.

    Your lost if you think the next XBOX is going to bow down and not fight harder with more games and awesome features you’re in for a surprise. Microsoft is in it for the long haul and the 720 will be a beast. I’m not getting a launch console cause I’ll sit back and make sure they didn’t rush it again,but I will have one within the year for sure.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    @16 well have a seat and STFU and enjoy the ride.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. itsucks

    theevilaires, the pieceofshit(3) no one cares about, but everyone has to bear with for the lack of ignore button. did the hat suited your gianthead with Samoan’s general comment? Oh, it did, didn’t it? ice Burn.

    (i’m not the troll that vg247 wants, i’m the troll that it needs to call on POS(3) like you)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Samoan Spider

    @18 you realise the hypocrisy of telling me to ‘STFU’ right after moaning about censorship blah blah blah?

    @19 he must’ve recognised himself in what I said. The shame of it is that I didn’t even aim it him, I’m just generally dismayed by the ignorance that I’ve seen lately.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. orakaa

    My first Xbox died. Same for my Xbox 360, and it didn’t get replaced for free.
    Told Microsoft to go f**k themselves and bought a PS3.

    Seriously, it’s good for the people who still have their original 20Gb Xbox… because I know NO one in my friends who still have it. Some have done like me and gone to PS3 (or Wii for some) and some others have decided to buy a new 360. Without the RROD, I’m curious to know how many consoles Microsoft would have sold.

    This is why I do not wish Microsoft to be “the only one left” in the “console war”. If they provide a good, reliable product, why not, but I won’t buy a sh*tbox until a year or two after its release, to be sure about its reliability. And the rumors about overheating and possible delays for the release of their next console are really not reassuring.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    “Same for my Xbox 360, and it didn’t get replaced for free.”

    Why though? Or had you already thrown it away when the RRoD warranty was announced? As I recall they also did refunds for anyone that had paid for repairs.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. a7md1990

    @9 So no HDMI port??

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Samoan Spider

    I had a couple of new 360s for RROD although I also repaired plenty using pennies before too, but I have to say for balance I had a couple of ps3s replaced for not reading discs. All repaired free on my part my MS and Sony so no complaints on service. By the time the warranties ran out the products had been revised enough to be much better and that’s to be expected with anything. Early adopters in theory know what they are doing and should have a degree more patience. Or am I just too reasonable a person?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @7, I will debate that, sure in terms of timing it was in that generation but it’s performance was more akin to the previous one, same applies to the Wii U. If performance & graphics don’t matter to you then it wouldn’t make a difference but when most of the games I play are available on multiple formats & it’s charged at the same (or higher) price, it certainly does matter.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. orakaa

    Well here in France, they wouldn’t take mine and replace it for free and was advised to buy a new one… which is why I destroyed it with a hammer (my wife loved it and shared the pictures on her blog way back then).

    If I pay over 300$ for a device, I expect it to last longer than 2 years (worst part is, I only had 7 games on it and was not playing too long sessions on it… at least I’m glad I could fully play Lost Odyssey).

    I mean, come on, is that normal to have such pricy products break so fast? By giving money like sheep to “reward” such practice or DLC that were cut from original content, we are just giving those companies a pass and encouraging them. When I heard about the overheating issues on next Microsoft console, I thought that it could be true, and that they wouldn’t care at all, as they did with 360 (and their previous console) as it won’t stop people from buying.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    Heres how stupid that 7th generation bullshit is….The Wii U launches 6 years after PS3/360 making is the supposedly 8TH gen console market start. The PS4/720 won’t be out this year but more than likely next with better graphics making that what the 9TH gen?

    LMAO gadzooks you’re as much as a joke as your name you moron. Like I said do a poll and ask 1 million gamers what makes a next gen console next gen and see how many say a great leap in graphical and technical (A.I.) performance.

    Wii is not next gen. I have a lot of respect for the growth of the XBOX name more than I do Nintendo now.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Da Man

    #7 Couldn’t have said it better. Was Pos2 a last gen one because it lacked pretty much everything Xbox and GCN had? Was Dreamcast a N64 competitor? But then Pos2 didn’t have anti-aliasing, which it had?

    You really can’t argue with people like those :(

    #28 2 years ago
  29. daytripper

    before wii u /wii there wasnt any confusement or debate this much as to what a next generation system is.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Bomba Luigi

    The Wii was the Next Console after the Game Cube, so it was Next Gen. Then it was Current Gen, and now the WiiU is the Next Console after that so its Next Gen. The Term “Next Generation” has nothing to do with Hardware Power, its just the Next in the line.
    And now the WiiU is Current Gen, because its out. Its the Same with the Next Console from MS and Sony, the Moment they are available, they are Current Gen and PS5 and Xbox1440 are the Next Gen.

    So, äh… this Generation, or, last? Or… whatever, the “Wii/PS3/Xbox360″ Generation was a good one, because all three of them did made good. No Downfall like the sad Dreamcast Story, and thats a good Thing. I Hope in the Future all three will do well again.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Samoan Spider

    @30 +1 for the well formulated response and I couldn’t agree more.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. daytripper

    why hasnt it got anything to do with hardware power? after gaming since the late 80s i was always under the impression a new generation was better hardware for better visuals,audio,ai,pyhsics or has that changed now because nintendo decided to break that route with wii and wii u ?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    ^ yup because Nintendo is the new apple daytripper, they set the rules of releasing the same shit like their apple products even though its no different from the last one they released.

    the ironic part is if no one ever upgraded to new graphics and tech,A.I. and stuff these guys in here would be crying that it hasn’t been a next gen since decades.

    I wonder if people would have considered snes with motion gaming the same next gen as PS1 ;)

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Da Man

    #32

    Probably because MSX was superior to Nes, which in turn was selling well against Mega Drive up until the original Sonic release..

    Not to mention various ‘powerful’ fails of the early 90s.

    Why would anyone give a shit about Sony fanboys? They couldn’t tell a J2me phone from an iPhone if it had Sony written on it.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Samoan Spider

    But the WiiU is an upgrade to the Wii and has been released a year before the competition so whilst it isn’t the same power houses we’re expecting from MS and Sony it is directly competing for living room space and will be for several years. Are we really going to accept that graphics alone makes a good game? Cmon as gamers we needn’t go over this well trodden ground again.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. ManuOtaku

    I believe a new generation or next generation represents something that brings anything new and/or upgraded from the previous generation,something that wasnt available from a technical stanpoint of view, the technical aspect has a broad implication from graphics, gameplay, input devices,services, etc.

    Based on this wii fits this notion because the wiimote tech was something that was not present or existed in the past generations, and also did have an improvement in graphics compare to the gamecube, even if it was slightest, therefore it just need to bring something new or upgraded to the table, and it did on both fronts, like every console that has existed before it.

    Now things will be different if we have a body that rules the next generation, indicating that the next gen shoul be this (insert any new standard or tech) as minimum requirements, and the manufacturers that do not comply with the bare minimun should not be consider next gen, but that doesnt exits, therefore they only need to improve (upgrade) or bring something new to the table to be considered next gen.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. deathm00n

    @36 So, by what you are saying, if the nextbox and ps4 don’t have a second screen or touchpad, then they are not part of the WiiU gen? I don’t know, all my life a videogame gen was always a jump from one kind of graphic to the next one. So yes, in my conception (not that my conception is the truth) the WiiU is in the same gen of PS3/Xbox360 while the Wii was in the PS2/Xbox gen.

    Please, don’t take this as “OMG Nintendo SUCKS!!”. It isn’t.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Seraphemz

    Either next gen last gen or whatever gen… the Wii was a piece of crap, it was only good for little kids..

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ManuOtaku

    #37 no, not at all,quite the opposite in fact they just need to improve something from the previous console, or bring something new to the table, always comparing with their respective last console, they can all be different in their approach tech wise, graphic or in other areas ,they wont need to follow each other offerings.

    I will ask you this, what happens if a console manufacturer decide to make a holographic console without the use of a tv or monitor?, something that it is not messured in pixels like it is today, it wont be consider next gen? because maybe the graphics wont be on par with the latest monitor resolutions, for me it would be consider becuase it will bring a new tech.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. ManuOtaku

    #38 “it was only good for little kids”
    I think you pretty much describe every gamer in the world, we all have our little kids in our inner selfs alive and kicking, thats why we love this hobby so much ;) .

    #40 2 years ago
  41. deathm00n

    @39 “I will ask you this, what happens if a console manufacturer decide to make holographics console without the use of a tv or monitor?”
    First of all, it would be awesome :)

    But yeah, now you got me…

    #41 2 years ago
  42. lexph3re

    So wait…. If we are claiming a console by it’s generations of succession then while this is Nintendos 6th console hardware that would make Wii U the 6th gen and Wii 5th gen right?

    But, then that would make PS3 a 3rd gen and the Xbox 360 a second gen.

    So in all honesty claiming 7th generations don’t matter because the latters are still on their 2nd or 3rd console.

    oh who gives a frack

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Bomba Luigi

    Lets say I become Daddy of Twins, but one of these Twins is Smarter and Stronger, just better in everything. And maybe I don’t like the Stupid one, because he is an Asshole (I Know I don’t sound nice, but its for the sake of Sience… or something)

    But the Stupid Asshole One is still the Next Generation of Bomba Luigis, just like the Smart and Nice one. No Matter how Superior one is, because that dosn’t matter, it only matters that they are the Next one in the Line of the Great Bomba Luigi Family Tree.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Cobra951

    It’s a moot point. Consoles can already do pretty much whatever artists want on a flat screen. It’s a question of resolution, frame rate and detail. Next round of consoles will improve on those, but not so radically that they can be objectively classified as one “gen” or another, not like the quantum leap from the SNES to the Playstation 1. Without such obvious categories, it becomes more arbitrary. You want to call the WiiU “next gen”? Fine by me.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Ireland Michael

    @27 Technically the 3DS is the first 8th generation console, as it was the first new hardware tech out the door from the major manufacturers.

    @42 Console generations are based on the advancement across the board, not on particular manufacturers. Any new major console hardware past the five year time span (roughly the length of each generation) is considered a new generation. It’s been measured like this for the past 40 years.

    People can argue semantics all they want, but console generation means nothing more than the iterative upgrades released every couple of years. The specs don’t matter in the slightest, as long as its a new machine.

    Dismissing the Wii is little more than an easy evade for people who can’t accept that their own personal purchase wasn’t the winner in this generation. It’s not much different than how people often support only the popular football teams. Nobody wants to back the losers.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Da Man

    Massive Sony fail incoming. Massive.

    Without teh history (backwards compatibility), probably having some weird, misguided redesign of their ancient gamepad, and with yet another bunch of pretentious bs and fake teasers noone is going to buy into this time, it’s going to sell worse than their latest handheld.

    360 will easily reach the respective PS1 numbers in a few years.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. sg1974

    Retail-replaced RRoDs are included in this figure. Factory-replaced RRoDs are not. MS has always refused to acknowledge let alone answer the question “How many of those are RRoDs?”. I remember a journalist asking Aaron Greenberg that very question about three years ago: he just glared at the poor bloke for about 10 seconds until he moved on to his next question.

    #47 2 years ago

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    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

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

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

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

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

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

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

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

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

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

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

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

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

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

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]