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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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  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]