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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    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

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