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Wii U comes in third with 66,000 units sold in February

Friday, 15 March 2013 16:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U moved 66,000 units in the US last month according to NPD data released in a Macquarie Capital analyst note. According to the note, the system came in last place in sales, with Xbox 360 moving 302,000 units and PS3 263,000 units. The firm felt Wii U showed well with 45% growth month-over-month, with the Deluxe model showing an 70% increase in consumer demand. Thanks GI International.

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28 Comments

  1. Francis O

    Still far behind MS and Sony, but at least their is growth. March should get better as well, as Nintendo actually has games coming out this month.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    They really need a price cut and fast.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Ouch! things aren’t going well for Wii U.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Francis O

    @2 They need games, not a price cut. The PS3 and Xbox 360 wouldn’t be selling, if they didn’t have games.

    For example, what if Mario Kart released on Wii U this past February. Do you really think the sales would have been at 66K?

    Games drive hardware, the price is fine. The Wii U didn’t have any major releases in January or February.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Imperius

    @4 They need better hardware period. PS4 and the Next Box will win this generation. Many people fell victim to Nintendo’s Wii (Gamecube + gimmick controller) system last time and found that the system didn’t get used but was nothing more than a fad. They had no third party support because who wants to water down a game so much. Nintendo just got smacked with a lawsuit that took 3DS tech from Sony no less (LOL) and to make things worse just launched a system claiming it’s for the HARDCORE gamers yet offer 10 year old tech, and they are selling each system at a loss? How?

    Don’t get me wrong I like Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros. I used to like Mario (OLD CRAP NOW) but I want them to be on my PC, PS4, or Next Box. I cant support a company that tries to screw its fan-base with old hardware. The fact they haven’t upgraded from the Gamecube chip yet cries this company is out of the hardware business soon (SEGA). Yeah they have the hand held market for now but Apple is taking into that pie and the PS Vita will out sell it once the PS4 hits with Gaikai and more games. I love my Vita it plays all my PS One favorites and soon my PS4 games via Remote Play over Wifi or 3G (Only gripe wish it was 4G). Something Nintendo copied from Sony (PSP+PS3 or PS Vita+PS3) and are failing at right now.

    TL;DR
    I hope they fail, I hope they become third party like SEGA and let the big boys handle the hardware.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Francis O

    @5

    There are so many problems/idiotic unproven statements in your rant that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing out all of your flaws. I’ll just say this.

    Nintendo is not going to be like SEGA, and lets see how the sales are by the end of the year when Nintendo has games out for the Wii U. Remember the 3DS sales at the beginning? Yeah different story now. Wishful thinking on your part though.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    I still think price trumps games selection. But ultimatly it is like a catch 22. They have to sell enough systems in order to get the games that will sell more systems. Having rayman being pushed back and then going mulitplate is an example of what I am talking about. If system sales were brisker, UBI might not have made that move. And a march time release of Rayman exclusivly for WiiU was badly needed by the system.

    I just can’t say it enough, for the masses beyond us dedicated gamers, price is king.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. fearmonkey

    They do need games but i’m not sure that will have people clamoring for them at this point. PS4 has captured people attention, the next xbox will do so in April or may, and like the Dreamcast to PS2, people may wait to buy the next gen systems.

    Nintendo was stupid not releasing a Zelda game, Smash Bros, Mario Cart, or Mario 3d Game right off the bat, and then another one in the spring or around the time the next consoles launch.

    I loved the Dreamcast, it was an amazing system that had amazing games, and the Wiiu is reminding me of it. Unless the pull something magical out of their hat soon, they are going to continue to lose momentum. If MS and Sony have killer apps at their launch, The Wiiu even with a great Mario or Zelda game may find themselves behind from now on.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Imperius

    @6 You’re not going to waste your time because you can’t back up your statement “There are so many problems/idiotic unproven statements in your rant that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing out all of your flaws.” and point out my so-called flaws.

    What you meant to say was

    There are so many problems/idiotic unproven statements in your rant that I’m not even going to waste my time pointing out all of your flaws.

    = I don’t care about what you had to say…

    Read this part
    “TL;DR
    I hope they fail, I hope they become third party like SEGA and let the big boys handle the hardware.”

    Had to get my opinion out… and post this crap.

    I’ll just say this.

    Nintendo is not going to be like SEGA, and lets see how the sales are by the end of the year when Nintendo has games out for the Wii U. Remember the 3DS sales at the beginning? Yeah different story now. Wishful thinking on your part though.

    Tell me what name is at the top twice when it comes to Systems not hand-helds.
    http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/

    More food for thought
    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/187541/Nintendo_platforms_lagging_behind_in_developer_support.php

    #9 2 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    It doesn’t need games. It’s got games.

    It’s fully backwards compatible.

    It doesn’t need a price cut.

    How many units did the Wii sell at that price? (even higher on eBay)

    What it needs is to be canned, and for Nintendo to release a proper console.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Francis O

    @9
    There’s no need to argue with you online. your rant did have a lot of stupid unproven statements. Do you even know how or why SEGA went out of business?

    Exactly how old are you? Were you around when SEGA had multiple failed consoles? Do you really think the low sales of the Dreamcast killed off SEGA from the hardware business?

    Like I said, I’m not going to waste my time proving my points to someone who doesn’t know what the fuck there talking about in the first place.

    You do a simple search and find out why SEGA went third party. Or you can read this article here, if your too lazy to do it yourself.
    http://playeressence.com/microsoft-and-sony-are-closer-to-going-third-party-than-nintendo-lets-get-the-facts-straight/

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    @9,
    I doubt Ninty will leave hardware biz soon. An excellent reason is given by Pachter in latest Pach-Attack on GT.
    They have enough money to wade through years. But I hope they diversify soon. Sony, despite being in such a mess, only lives on because they diversified itself in its heydays. You always have something to fall back to if you have many biz under one umbrella.

    Also that gamasutra link was mine ;)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. viralshag

    Poor release timing and poor launch titles are what has held the console back so far, imo. And maybe an underestimation of what people wanted so near to the end of the current life-cycle.

    The WiiU almost feels like a late-to-the-party current gen console – at least that is the impression I get as someone who isn’t a big Ninty fan. Saying that, I’m not a big PS4 fan either but so far what I have seen of that has impressed me more already.

    I think when all the new consoles are on the market you will see an increase in the WiiU sales but I think until that time we can expect a lull in sales, unless there is a big Ninty franchise game launch.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    I see the next-gen systems pretty much killing the Wii U. It’ll get sales bumps when a Mario or a Zelda come out, during months of drought, which I guarantee you you’re going to see more of, it will be far, far behind.

    For Nintendo’s sake, I hope they get their next-gen system out within the next two years, if they want to stay in the console game. The recent success of the Vita won’t do anything to harm the 3DS, even if the Vita stays at the same level it’s been at. History has shown there is usually plenty of room for a two way race when it comes to videogames. It’s when it expands to three and more that one usually falls by the way side.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Francis O

    @12
    I already know Nintendo won’t be going out of the hardware business anytime soon. And I don’t need that idiot Pachter to tell me that. I can do research on my own and find out Nintendo’s financial situation.

    All the doom from people here is the same shit I saw when the 3DS launched. Everybody was saying the Vita is going to kill it because of graphics and price.

    Nintendo cut the price, released some games, and now the 3DS is at 30 million units sold. The same can happen with Wii U. There are good games in development, and the adaption of new consoles will be slow, just like last generation.

    Not to mention we don’t know the price of the PS4 and Xbox 720. It’s just far to premature write off the Nintendo and Wii U. Like I said before. Lets see how their sales are by the end of the year.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Imperius

    @11 Ok Francis, pick one unproven statement. I give you the reasoning or logic behind said picked statement.

    Your move.

    @9 I did get it from the site fit with my so called “rant” so yeah it’s most likely yours :P

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy

    pack it up nintendo your time has come to exit stage left… to the kingdom of the forgettable.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    @15,
    Sorry, but the reason is different for me. Ninty top execs are bad biz people and wont take hard decision just to stick with their winning formula. Hardware is for those who make money on 3rd party licensing, hence selling the hardware on a loss, providing the customers great value for money.
    Whereas not only ninty not only overprices hardware (to earn profits), but also doesn’t get 3rd party support.
    All this means being 3rd party will be better for them, but I doubt they will be able to make great games on others platforms , since being 1st party allows them to develop mastery over a single hardware.

    And its just my opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Francis O

    @16
    PS4 and the Next Box will win this generation.

    - Unproven, you don’t know this.

    PS Vita will out sell it once the PS4 hits

    - Unproven, we don’t know how the Vita will sell when the PS4 hits, we don’t even know how much the PS4 costs. If its expensive, I think people rather by games, than a handheld to play their PS4 games on.

    There’s more, but I’ll go with those two right now. I don’t need your skewed logic by the way. I already know what you’ll say.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Imperius

    @#19 ok tell me what I’ll say Miss Cleo.

    I’ll add one of your comments.

    I’ll say this

    You must have tech considered this generation to be in it. Let alone have Third Party Support. As much as I hate Call of Duty if it’s not on your system you’re not mainstream or a contender. So far they only time Nitty won console wars in units sold is this gen and they made money cause it was a re-skinned gamecube with a fancy controller.

    Now you tell me what I’ll say regarding the PS Vita

    #20 2 years ago
  21. fearmonkey

    @19 – There is a big difference between the 3dS and the Wiiu, people wanted the 3DS at launch but the initial price for it was too high, I havent heard anyone tell me that the Wiiu is too expensive and thats why they aren’t getting one.

    All the Nintendo DS and gameboy owners I know wanted a 3ds and was waiting till the price came down. All my Wii owning friends have told me that they have no intention of getting a Wii-u, and I found that surprising. Even the more casual gamer wii owners I know (who dont care about graphics or next gen) told me that dont intend to get one anytime real soon if at all.

    I wouldn’t be comparing the Wiiu to the 3DS, the reasons for it not selling are different. If Nintendo dropped the price significantly it might spur sales, but I doubt that they will do that.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Francis O

    @20 Maybe, I shouldn’t have said I know what you’ll say, I should have said I know the tone it will be in.

    Shit like, “Nitty won console wars in units sold is this gen and they made money cause it was a re-skinned gamecube with a fancy controller.”

    I’ve heard this a million times, God forbid the Wii won last generation for actually doing something different, providing excellent first party software, and having a lower price point.

    Your bias, it bleeds through your comments. Anybody who says Nintendo will go like SEGA is uniformed. How many console generations did SEGA win? Zero. What was SEGA’s best selling first party game on the Dreamcast? Sonic Adventure with 2.5 million units sold. New Super Mario Bros U has already passed that up.

    Did SEGA have the best selling platform of all time for their handheld like the DS? No. Did SEGA have a market leading portable like 3DS during the Dreamcast? No. Did SEGA have upward of 10 million dollars in their bank account during the Dreamcast days… Hell no.

    Did Sega have Pokemon or Animal Crossing, or Smash Bros, or Metroid, or any games that were PROVEN system sellers? No. Your a uniformed kid, with nothing to back up your claims but wild speculation.

    You know nothing of SEGA, your weak arguments are unproven and will look stupid this fall when the Wii U is selling very well.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Francis O

    @21
    There is a big difference between the 3dS and the Wiiu, people wanted the 3DS at launch but the initial price for it was too high, I havent heard anyone tell me that the Wiiu is too expensive and thats why they aren’t getting one.

    The problem with your whole argument is you have nothing that backs that up. How many people did you talk to? When did you talk to them? The sample size is small. The 3DS needed games, not just a price cut. Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart really boosted sales.

    However, we’ll see how the demand for the Wii U is when Smash Bros, Zelda, Mario Kart, and a lot of their big games are released. Something tells me Nintendo will be fine.

    But whatever, Nintendo has been around for a long time, their still making profit. And have some of the highest selling franchises of all time.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    I agree that the 3DS needed games, but if you read the forums on other sites and comments after it was announced, everyone was talking about the price. When they lowered the price then it started selling. Only the Nintendo Faithful bought it at $250

    Don’t get me wrong though, I have no wish for Nintendo to struggle with the Wii-u. I want Nintendo to succeed as competition is best for the consumer. I love Nintendo’s games though admittedly haven’t been crazy about the direction they have chosen since the gamecube.
    I want Nintendo to keep making consoles, though I wish they would try to make powerful systems again like the SNES and N64 in its day.

    I had intended to buy a Wii-u myself but i was expecting a Mario64 style title and that didnt happen and nothing else made me have to get it. Maybe something will eventually come along, I hope so.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Imperius

    @#23 Shit like, “Nitty won console wars in units sold is this gen and they made money cause it was a re-skinned gamecube with a fancy controller.”

    … but that’s the truth most people bought it cause it was cheap and I know over 20 people who bought one and played it only a few times. Success is if people still play your console too. The Xbox 360 and PS3 are now catching up in numbers andif you want to look at sale numbers each ps3 sold was 3 wii’s or each xbox 360 sold was 2 wii’s. Then you have the software part of it. Im sure Metroid, Zelda, Mario, and Smash Bros rake in some cash but it’s not a block buster like all the COD’s

    The Wii U is no different it’s an over-clocked gamecube chip which increased fail rate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQtCN_QbXiU

    Over sized updates taking up most the hard drive, costly controller that the Wii U can only support 2 of at the loss of 50% of its frames. Lack of their first party games the only games they sell and move.

    Tell me how they are going to make it?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Francis O

    @25
    So you have nothing to back up your “Nintendo going the way of SEGA” BS? Yeah, that’s getting OWNED with facts.

    “Tell me how they are going to make it?”

    Games: Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Pokemon, Bayonetta, Xenoblade 2, Wii Fit, ect.

    “Over sized updates taking up most the hard drive”

    32 GB HDD/ OS takes up 4 GB. Your math is off. Not to mention, you can plug in any USB HDD and get extra space. I have 250 GB HDD for my Wii U.

    “Wii U can only support 2 of at the loss of 50% of its frames”

    Split Screen games on PS3 and Xbox 360 also reduce the framerate. This is no different with Wii U. Not to mention, there are currently no games that use 2 Wii U game pads. So who cares.

    Like I said, I own you with facts. Your just a kid that has no idea how SEGA failed, and think graphics are everything. I play games, I don’t worry about graphics or two Wii U gamepads, or any of the other stupid shit you brought up. Your videos and links are unproven and bias.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Digital Bamboo

    I’ll buy a Wii U once it has 10 must-play games. I consider NSMBWiiU to be one, Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate will likely be the next…I hope Nintendo can release 3 more by the end of the year; Z:WW HD, Mario Kart & Star Fox would be good, but a new 3D Mario, Metroid & MonolithSoft RPG would be better, going up against those new systems.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    This month the WiiU Will be getting two good games monster hunter and lego city game, it will be nice to see how this will affect the sales number on march, and see if games are what the WiiU need, i am an strong believer it needs both price cut and games, and so far i love my WiiU

    #28 2 years ago

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

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

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

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

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]