Report: UK Wii U sales double in last week

Friday, 29 March 2013 18:05 GMT By Phil Owen

MCV magazine is apparently reporting that last week sales of Wii U systems rose 125 percent. The last two weeks have been eventful for the console, as it saw the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and on Monday HMV began clearing out its stock by offering the Premium Wii U sets with Nintendo Land and ZombiU bundled for £199 — £45 cheaper than the nearest competitor.

Thanks, Nintendo Life


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  1. Lengendaryboss

    Good for Nintendo and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, But i still reserve my stance that the Wii U is and always will be for causal gamers.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    Based on previous week’s numbers, that’s pretty bad. As one of the GAF members said, double the amount of nothing is still nothing.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Francis O

    @1 How is the Wii U for casual gamers? Monster Hunter 3 is more hardcore than anything on the PS3 and Xbox 360. And Nintendo has a pipeline of core titles like Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Pikmin, ZombiU, Xenoblade 2, Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101 that are all for core gamers.

    I think the PS3 and Xbox 360 are more for casuals. Kinect, Call of Duty, and Madden/Fifa are all people are buying on those systems.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Francis O

    @2 The first problem is your quoting a GAF member, that site hates the Wii U and Nintendo in general. Second, no double of nothing doesn’t equal nothing, if amount wasn’t zero to begin with.

    A sales jump is a sales jump. And it was spurred by a price cut and software. Once Nintendo get more software out, you can expect those numbers to go up. But they can and will. A GAF member doesn’t know the official numbers, so don’t use him to make your ill suited point.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @3 The Wii U is for Causal gamers, Causal games sell better and ZombiU sold bad (If i weren’t on PS Vita i would link sales numbers). Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate more hardcore than anything on PS3/Xbox360 and those two consoles being more for the causals, Yeah i will have what your smoking. Although i will comprise the Xbox360 has lately been more for the causals and Sony did try to attract the causals in 2012. The PS3/Xbox360 audience is more hardcore than causal (there is a audience for both). Bottomline the Wii U is a causal console, If no GTA game graces it then good luck proving your point. I respect your thoughts just don’t agree with them, sorry.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ruckus

    What’s so hardcore about a sandbox game?_? It’s a great example of a casual game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Francis O

    Lol GTA is one of the most casual friendly games on the market! Shin megami tensei x fire emblem is 10thex more hardcore than gta. Theres going to be permadeath in that game. Gta for core gamers? Lol!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @7 Its seems we have an indifference of opinion so i will just leave as that.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O

    Yeah, cause your definition of a hardcore game is one that’s super easy, and you drive around a city killing people. No complex mechanics, no permadeath, no strategy to learn…. just driving and shooting.

    Casuals love COD, Madden, GTA, FIFA, ect

    Learn what a hardcore game is first. A hardcore game has strategy, depth, complex mechanics, and more. FF7, Fire Emblem, ZombiU, Mass Effect 1, Resident Evil 4, those are hardcore games.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Francis O

    And actually ZombiU didn’t sell bad, It’s over 400,000 units, not counting digital, on a system with about 3 million units sold. Thats pretty good.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    Monster Hunter is more hardcore than anything on PS3/360? Hahaha no.

    It’s Japan’s Call of Duty. Oh, Francis, you never cease to amuse me with your Nintendo spin. Have you tried contacting Reggie for a job?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis I was just giving an example of game that will most likely never end up on Wii U. By causal i mean games like Pokemon, Sport games, and party games those are causal. I never defined what a hardcore gamer is, so stop imagining words and with GTA you can approach it in many ways than what you stated. You can fight with facts/opinions all you want but it does not change the fact the Wii U is a causal console, hardcore games won’t sell well and causal games will sell more, that is the audience the Wii U has get used. I am not saying there are no hardcore games on Nintendo platforms, there are it just won’t sell well.
    Pretty good for ZombiU, nearly good i am pretty sure a game needs to sell 500.000/1Million to break even.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Djoenz

    The Wii targeted casual GAMERS. It doesnt matter if some WiiU games are hardcore the whole system in my eyes still targets casual gamers. Games that tend to be kiddy or well that image has been created by the Wii.

    They released this WiiU way too late.

    GTA is not a casual game if you play the game properly.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    Francis is just being a Nintendo apologist. He doesn’t seem to remember that this is the pattern for almost every Nintendo system since the N64. Release a couple hardcore games at the beginning to try to lure people in and then give them nothing but Mario, Zelda, Smash Brothers, and Mario Kart, ad nauseum. While his Monster Hunter remark is ridiculous, yes, I’ll say Bayonetta 2 and Zombi U are definitely hardcore games. And they’re going to drown in a sea of Nintendoland and Pikmin and Pokemon and all those casual friendly games.

    It’s the exact opposite of what Sony and Microsoft do. Do they release casual games? Sure. They both do. But they’re the minority in a sea of games for mature gamers. Nintendo may once in a blue moon, give a crumb to the hardcore audience, but the majority of the meal is pastel and family friendly.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @13/14 Exactly the point i am trying to make. The image for Nintendo has already been created and it is difficult for me to see otherwise.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    The PC sells more casual focused games then Core focused ones. But I would dare say that some of the most dedicated core gamers I have ever seen thrive on PC.

    Again this entire core vs casual debate is for insecure gamers that have to identify themselves with their game choices. Not that I am a label type guy, but how does playing one video toy make you any different then someone else playing a different video toy?

    Ofc there are differences between different kinds of games. But playing GTA doesn’t make you anything different then playing Pokemon. You are still a person playing a video game. Infact, I dare say that a person who can admit to and enjoy say a Kirby Game is prolly a bit more mature then one that “can’t be seen playing that!” Screw them. Play what you want, you will get more out of your purchases that. Who the hell cares what other people think? I don’t play games for public opinion or profile coolness. I recall spending countless hours and WAY too money playing games in seedy, dark, stinky arcades. No one was there to be cool. I recall playing C64, all alone, in a dark room for days on end. Trust me, no one thought I was cool. It didn’t matter if I played Boulder Dash or Might and Magic on the thing.

    If you are too worried about what game you play because it isn’t Core enough. Trust me when I say this: you will grow up and some point. And if you don’t, your loss.

    I am not claiming that Monster Hunter is a core or casual game. I think it is pretty damn tuff to play. My point is that I don’t think playing it means anything vs playing GTA, FIFA, Kinect or Pokemon. Know what I play most? Civ V. Go try that on for size. Seems like it is a pretty core game to me. When you get done with that, you can try one of my other most played games in recent years Pinball FX(PS3, XB360, WiiU). Hardcore Baby!

    Pet peave of mine: Labels. In the end aren’t we all just playing games anyways? Good Grief.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    Hopefully you have read my comment on that other page, I meant that for other guy.Should have written that better :(
    On topic, its simple. Wii chased the blue ocean strategy aka casual market. Now they are paying the price for ignoring the core console market. I am sure WiiU will be another Mario, Zelda machine, not something people outside Ninty core base wants, something we are seeing in sales.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @Dragon Yeah i saw its cool.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Djoenz


    I want hardcore games more mature with deep storylines. I dont want to play no freaking pokemon and shit.

    Hell I played Final Fantasy and loved it to death while all my homies never played tht shit because its fantasy. They thought it was unusual I played them but that didnt bother me.

    Its about mature games. Im sick and tired of childish games not about what other people think of me if or when I play them.

    Your analogy is irrelevant imo.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Well I think it all depends on what your point ov view is DJ. And I am not judging, keep in mind. But imo, GTA, for example, Gears of war for another one…are extremly immature. I think they apeal to a demographic that would prolly take offense to what I just said. But imo, they are pretty low on the scale of maturaty. I have enjoyed Gears. So it isn’t that I am somehow above those games or am too good for them. But they are what they are.

    If you break down say Pokemon and break down almost any common jRPG you are going to find a lot of common ties gameplaywise. That gameplay was forged on the FF and DQ games of old. Really the main difference today is that the graphic stylings of the games have varried. When I played Dragon Quest/Warror one on NES. I loved it. It blew me away. It wasn’t the graphics, it was the gameplay, the exploration. Not much has changed, a few tweaks and improvments in todays games in the same genre. However the graphics now alienate a lot of people. The storys focus around kids(they always did), but the art styles and the voices are more elaberate now due to better tech. So that is off putting to some.

    But the actual game is no more kiddie or mature then it once was.

    Pokemon is just a jrpg with collecting elements. Toss in a pet focus, and bang you have Pokemon. I don’t see it as much different then a FF game. Both games are heavy in cliche and rather generic.

    Same can be said for Gears. Typical over macho, space marine, we have seen that a thousand times. The game is full of stereo types and cliches too. And Gears is also rather generic. Doesn’t make it a bad game.

    It also isn’t a choice between one or the other. Tho, I imagine there are gamers out there that can’t play something that doesn’t have what they might refer to as an edge to it. Lots of blood, lots of violence, intense graphics, etc.

    I call most of those types teenagers lol. j/k, well sorta.

    I am a very much play what you like type person. But being older and having seen games go from Pong to today, I have seen alot of things. Most notably and important in this thread, is that people/gamers change.

    Most people consume different media as they age. You might like a Sesame Street/Barny/Blues clues as a young kid, as a tween you might go to digi mon, pokemon or Yugi, as teen maybe you like Scream/final destination/Aliens/Evil Dead, as an adult you might like Olympas fallen or something else. As you age, even as an adult, your tastes will continue to change. It applies to movies, music, and games.

    Ussualy the ones that get hung up on things are indeed the younger minded folks that feel they are proving their matureity with their entertainment selections. It happens all of the time. Like my at the time sons 9 year old freidns boldly telling me that he ONLY plays mature games. Like it meant anything, beside him having poor parents.

    It just is what it is.

    My analogy is spot freaken on man. I have seen it time and time again.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    Again, +1.
    Btw, #20s analogy is generally opposite of what will happen, and he will just run away when proven wrong, never saying a thing about that again. So you are right, its irrelevant imo.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. zinc

    Consider how long Pokemon has been around, I imagine half the players are well into the *mature* category :-)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Djoenz


    I see where you coming from and I agree with you. However you were implying that those that think the Wii and WiiU are for casual gamers the only reason they dont buy them is because they would feel ashamed or embarrassed and think too much of what other people would think.

    Thats nonsense. Its a matter of preferance.

    I agree GTA and Gears are not that mature and not realistic in several aspects. Pokemon on the other hand has full blown kiddy designs.

    First of all you should ask yourself this question: For what target audience is a certain game targeted?

    GTA is a commercial game basicly targeted for any target group same like COD. The developers and publishers perfectly know well that younger kids buy their games anyway despite age rating.

    I understand your statements and arguments but still think your looking at this the wrong way.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Francis O

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is more of a hardcore game than GTA, there is no Nintendo spin I’m putting on it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    No doubt that Pokemon is a kid friendly game. But I think the core machanics of the game are such that they(and the game) can be enjoyed by a wide range of gamers. I think a lot of Nintendo franchises are like that. I played the stuffing out of the Yugi card game I bought on Gameboy. I liked it so much I bought the one that came out on Xbox one. I even bought the War of The roses for PS2 and the False Bound Kingdom for Gamecube. Not because I was a Yugi lore fan or a fan of the show.

    But because the gameplay had me hooked. And there are some vastly different games there. False Bound Kingdom reminded me of DragonForce(Saturn) War of Roses reminded me of Shinning Force(Gen/MD) and the card games are just well thought out and put together. I had fun with them all. The gameplay was the attraction. But the fact that the liscence was derived from a childerns TV show didn’t bother me at all.

    Samething about Pokemon. I know full grown men that play it. I also know kids that play it. That doesn’t make it kiddie, it makes it universal.

    The gameplay from most Pokemon games is very deeply rooted in jRPG tradition. I don’t see any difference playing it over a Tales of …game, Dragon Quest game, Star Ocean game, or a FF game. Or even PAX On the Rain Slick Precipese.

    Again I think if people get too caught up on labels, they miss out.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. zinc

    The thing with ninty is they have core frachises specifically aimed at young gamers & these core frachises will never change.

    Its a double barbed hook. Cute to hook the kids & never changing to reel back in the disenfranchied adults, in need of nostalgia.

    Its why they will be always labelled as kid friendly. If you grew up playing these core games, sooner or later YOU WILL GO BACK!!

    #26 2 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]