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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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    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

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  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    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 […]