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Nintendo financials fall 50% short of target, ¥7 billion profit in 2012

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo has posted full-year profits of ¥7 billion for 2012, which is half of the company’s ¥14 billion projection. Regardless, this is an improvement over last year’s loss of ¥43.2 billion. The projection slump has been attributed to weak global sales of both Wii U and 3DS .

In short…

FY’13 sales of ¥635.4 billion, which is less than the company’s January prediction of ¥670 billion.

However, despite the slump Nintendo made a profit of ¥7 billion for the year, which is half of its ¥14 billion projection.

Nintendo only sold 390,000 Wii U consoles worldwide in the last three months. It expects to sell 9 million units in FY’14.

With 3DS, Nintendo hopes to sell 18 million handhelds and 80 million 3DS games in FY’14, and has issued a long list of new games on the horizon. Read below to see them all.

GI.biz reports that Nintendo has only sold 390,000 Wii U consoles worldwide in the past three months, while lifetime 3DS sales have surpassed 31 million.

Overall Nintendo has posted sales of ¥635.4 billion ($6.3 billion / £4.1 billion) which again falls short of the company’s January projection of ¥670 billion. There was also an operating loss of ¥36.4 billion ($364 million / £239.5 million).

Nintendo had expected to sell 4 million Wii U consoles by now, but it fell short at 3.45 million units. To date it has sold 13.42 million games for the system. By comparison Nintendo has sold some 95 million 3DS games to date and 14 million 3DS handhelds in 2012 alone.

Surprisingly, America was Nintendo’s top-performing region, with net sales totalling ¥236,665 million, with European sales of ¥169,887 million and Japanese sales of ¥208,944 million following.

The company now predicted it will sell 9 million Wii U consoles in financial year 2014 and 38 million games on the format. It also expects 3DS console sales to hit 18 million and predicts it will sell some 80 million games.

Projected net profits for financial year 2014 are now ¥55 billion and sales of ¥920 billion, suggesting Nintendo has some big IP on the way. We’re yet to see a new, 3D Mario game on the format, and there is also Pikmin 3, Zelda Wii U and a new Smash Bros. to look forward to.

The report says of new software, “During the next several months, Nintendo expects to launch new titles in the Mario Kart (Wii U), Super Mario Bros. (Wii U), Wii Fit (Wii U), Pikmin (Wii U), The Legend of Zelda (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Mario & Luigi (Nintendo 3DS) and Pokémon (Nintendo 3DS) franchises.

“These games, along with titles from Nintendo’s third-party publishing partners, will help drive hardware momentum and introduce new audiences to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms.”

Software stats show that New Super Mario Bros. 2 was Nintendo’s big win for the year at 6.42 million units sold worldwide, while Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold – in Japan alone – over three million units, suggesting it could be a huge smash once it launches globally.

Here’s an infographic with more stats. Let us know what you think of the numbers below.

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43 Comments

  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    Oh, I was expecting a loss. Fair play, they’re obviously doing something right…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin

    Yeah, they did well to not make a loss.

    Still, future isn’t looking bright.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The Auracle

    I mean, how many times has the industry done this to Nintendo?

    “Oh, Nintendo. That won’t sell well, if at all. Moar graffixxxx! Moar powwaaaa!” soon becomes “Oh. Guess you guys aren’t doing too bad for yourselves, huh?”

    Those that don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. You don’t have to like what Nintendo’s doing but to say that it’s not working for them when they post more profits than losses over the years and that Nintendo is “doomed” is quite laughable.

    Well… I mean it was laughable but the anti-Nintendo jokes have really worn well and truly thin. Fact is: a bad day for Nintendo is still a good day numerically.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. mistermogul

    @3 – Well said.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s not quite a “good day numerically”, if you are expecting to sell a certain amount, and fell short by 50%.

    In fact, that’s a pretty big disaster.

    It shows that you don’t know what people want, to the extent that you thought that twice as many people would want your product, as actually do.

    You are clearly out of touch and heading in the wrong direction.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Showmeyomoves!

    clearly nintendo will crash and burn and they will go the way of sega and make games for the REAL consoles now and no one will remember nintendo because they used to be good in the N64 days when I was a kid and I still played games for fun because now I want to be a (space) marine and shoot things because those are good games and nintendo does not make these so obviously I have grown up but nintendo has not and that means they are kiddy now but when I was a kid they were awesome and I don’t see why they can’t make a pokaman game thats like GTAV with big cities to explore but instead of hookers and pimps there would be pokymon and trainers and it would sell BILLIONS on the ps4 so I think it would be a really good idea for them to go the way of sega and make games for the REAL consoles now because no one will remember nintendo because they used to be good in the N64 days when I was…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Francis O

    @Fin
    I don’t see how the future isn’t looking to bright. If they can post 7 billion in profit while the Wii U and 3DS are slumping, imagine what they will do when the Wii U gets more games on the system.

    Not to mention….you do know Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon X and Y are coming out this year for the 3DS? I wonder how many units those two games will move?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    50% short = soon hw dead…. nintendo going software only is coming faster than i though.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O

    @8 LOL…. right, keep dreaming Fanboy. Apparently you missed the 7 Billion in profit part, or you’re just a idiot.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    @6 – There’s this thing on your keyboard that looks like a dot. It’s called, “a period.” You might want to start utilizing it.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    @9 – And here I was going to congratulate you on using “you’re,” instead of “your,” and then you use “a” instead of “an” in front of a word starting with a vowel.

    Poor form, Francis.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. The_Red

    “Nintendo has only sold 390,000 Wii U”
    Ouch.

    Time for the Wii U game bombardment at E3. If they could do it for 3DS, why not Wii U?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ps3fanboy

    @12

    sadly nintendo have nothing to bombard e3 with… only thing that is gonna be revealed at e3. is nintendos lack of games and how bad a state nintendo as a company are in at the moment.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. mistermogul

    @6 – lol

    @8 – I’m interested to know – if Nintendo did go software only, would you buy their games on your PS?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. mistermogul

    @5 – The results may not have been as good as their own forecasts but they are much better than the loses expected by Bloomberg yesterday so this could be viewed as a positive in that respect.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Bomba Luigi

    Well, they have something to show. First stuff of new 3D Mario and Smash Brothers will be Shown at E3, and Mario Kart I guess. And some other stuff, but its still not really enough.

    Its very curios. Nintendo is the longest Time in the Console Business, but the WiiU launch was like they are new. You need Games, a weak Line-Up and it will be very Hard. like 3DS didn’t sell very good at the Beginning because of a weak Line-Up. And now they Repeat that Mistake.

    But maybe in 2 Years no one will care about that anymore. Because the WiiU start doing good like the 3DS, or because the WiiU is going under ^^

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Francis O

    @11

    Going all ‘internet English teacher’ on me Clupula, get a life loser.

    Why the fuck would you congratulate somebody using “you’re” instead of “your” on the internet? Are you really that bored?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    @11:

    Actually, it’s ‘vowel sound’, not simply ‘vowel’.

    For example, ‘a useless object’.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    @14:

    Mario on my 360?

    YES PLEASE!!

    @15:

    True, but I think internal estimates are pretty much always more significant.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. ps3fanboy

    @14 yes i will probably buy a few tiles like f-zero, metroid and donkey kong for the ps4, but no mario and zelda. mario have been replaced by lbp and zelda is an adventure games. there is tons of adventure games out there that do it better than zelda. so no interest in does two…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Clupula

    @17 – Because it’s early in the morning and since normally everything that you shit out of your keyboard is pure, 100% idiocy, I thought I’d be nice and congratulate you on doing something right that I see way too many people doing wrong. But then you had to ruin it. Why’d you have to ruin it, Francis?

    WHY, GOD, WHY?!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    @18 – Now, you’re trying to get technical on me. But he still did it wrong and it broke my heart.

    @19 – In fairness, you won’t be playing Mario on your 360. Your 720, though…most likely.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    Heart breaking, eh? lol

    Actually, I think there’s a beautiful irony in one person labelling another “just a idiot”.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Francis O

    @21

    All hail Clupula, king douchebag and internet English teacher.

    - Get a life loser.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Clupula

    @24 – Oh, I have a life. The life that you and I will share together when you stop with the vinegar and start giving the honey. Why, everybody who has ever watched situational comedy knows that any two people who fight like we do are destined to end up together before the series is over. It’s all part of the “will they” or “won’t they” tension. And I can tell, you so have a crush.

    I don’t normally go for neckbeards who live in their mom’s basements, but hey, this is the internet! While it’s pretty easy to see what I look like, you’re pretty much a blank slate, so I shall imagine you to look like Ygritte from Game of Thrones, who is gorgeous and has the world’s hottest accent.

    “Get a life loser” is your way of saying, “You know nothing, Jon Snow!”

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OnionPowder

    @PS3Fanboy: By your logic Sony should be out the door right? Nintendo posted profits and Sony posted 6 billion DOLLARS in losses. That’s 59 billion yen in losses.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    Where is the Doomzed part?

    No doubt the launches of both WiiU and 3DS strugled to move past core audiances. Btw, watch for the same thing with both PS4 and XBnxt, esp if they are priced 400usd or higher. But even with that in mind the company is holding their own.

    Also no doubt that the WiiU will not sell like the Wii. Been saying that for awhile now. But I think Nintendo will be ok this gen. The strong 1st party line up and quality of titles are proven winners/sellers in every generation. Even alot of you guys would play their games if they were on your beloved systems. That seems crazy to me. You buy a game system because it has games you want to play. You don’t get pissed, call for the death of a company because said games aren’t on some other system. If you were nintendo(as in you owned the company) would you try to out MS the Xbox? Or out Sony the PS? Would you put your games on their systems? I wouldn’t. I would do exatly what Nintendo does. Offer something different(we already have two of the same type of systems XB/PS), and I would make my games the very best that they can be…on my own hardware.

    Want to play Nintendo games, buy a Nintendo.

    Imagine a gamer complaining about not being able to play Halo because they only want to buy a PS. Shouldn’t Sony be putting out Uncharted on the next XB?

    I understand the wave of diluted drivel that will likly follow, most of it fanboy rage. From less powerful hardware to internet structure. At this point all tivial. The graphics are fantastic on WiiU. And believe it or not just yesterday I was playing CoD BlopsII(I actualy bought my first modern CoD game in years) Online and had zero problems. Was fast furious and rather fun.

    But anyways, back to our regularly schedualed programing:

    Ninty sux and are doomed. They will be software only in months, maybe weeks!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. dreamcastnews

    Some of these comments have gone from ‘fair game’ to just plain weird..!

    What’s going on in here, fellas?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Francis O

    @28
    Clupula is a loser/troll/douchebag/English internet teach/jackass

    - The loser actively seeks me out to spew his garbage.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow.

    Just when you thought that Nintendo had ran out of stupid decisions with the Wii U…

    They go and announce that they WON’T hold an E3 keynote!

    It’s like they’re trying their hardest to make people forget that the thing even exists.

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/24/nintendo-wont-host-a-keynote-at-e3-2013-plans-small-but-focuse/

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Clupula

    @28 – He’s so much fun to play with. He’s like my hobby on this site. He says something stupid, I call him out on it. He makes pointless personal insults. It’s a fun game we like to play. I figure he needs a game to play, being he owns a Wii U and it’s going to be a month or so before they get another game.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh snap!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Clupula

    @30 – Shit. All joking aside, that comes off as a giant white flag from Nintendo when it comes to the Wii U. Everyone’s been saying, “Just wait until E3. Nintendo’s going to blow everyone away.” This says, “We know we won’t. We haven’t been able to secure many titles, so rather than embarrass ourselves, we’re stepping out.”

    #33 2 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    Definitely.

    I don’t think they’ve ever missed an E3 before. E3 keynotes have always basically been a glorified mission statement that lets people know exactly why they should invest in your brand for the next 12 months.

    Why should people invest in the Wii U, if Nintendo can’t even invest in the time it takes to put together a simple keynote on the biggest stage in gaming?

    It’s a complete capitulation.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Gekidami

    They wont have an E3 Keynote? Well damn, that is pretty terrible. I guess with those Nintendo Direct things they pretty much blew their load early. Thing is what they’ve been showing hasnt been all that impressive and missing E3? Thats just dumb.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Clupula

    @35 – Yeah, they’re trying to dress it up all nice and pretty by saying they’ll have a Nintendo Direct thing around E3, but let’s be honest here. That’s pre-emptive damage control. They know the major media won’t be looking at their Nintendo Direct, so they won’t have to hear that their E3 lineup is lackluster compared to the big guns Sony and Microsoft are going to be showing.

    This says that not only do Nintendo not have guns to show, but instead, they have swords. And they’re made of wood. And they’re splintered and rotten.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. polygem

    not aimed at anyone personally but the ninty hate crowd in general. it is always the same anyway repeating and repeating. this nintendo hate going on everywhere…i don’t get it. wont comment on that bs much more either. mostly a bunch of males that are having a serious problem playing games THEY think are for kids only, not hardcore enough. their loss. in gaming and in life. you got to learn to scratch the surface. you got to learn to be true to yourself, to find out what you want and enjoy and not what others think of you. support nintendo guys, they still make some of the best videogames you can buy for your money. don’t think so? fine. no need for all the hate though especially because most of you guys are terribly uninformed and havent even played most of those great wii, ds and 3ds games. nintendo are doing fine. their business strategy is clever and works in the long run and most importantly their games are still great. got a problem playing kirby with a waggle stick together with your mom and both of you are having fun? well think about yourself. blame yourself and not nintendo. :)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Bruno

    @#37 yeah, but the thing is 95% of the games on Nintendo systems aren’t actually made by Nintendo and that non-Nintendo majority is mostly made up of 3rd party shovelware and bad ports (quick, try to name 5 games that Nintendo has actually developed themselves for WiiU). If you’re happy continuing to buy Nintendo systems that end up with no more than 5-10 worthwhile games during their generation, good for you I guess, but some people want more than that out of a gaming system.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    @37
    You just need to learn to not get butthurt when people dont have the same opinion as you. Same goes for all of the other Cult of Miyamoto acolytes who think no matter what Nintendo does, no matter how dumb (like not having an E3 keynote) is awesome and should not be questioned or even mentioned.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Lederstrumpf

    @11 FYI #9′s use of “you’re” was correct, and I believe people that make structural errors due to phonetic similarities have a far lower comprehension of a language than ones that confuse articles. As one of their impostors, you should burn in the darkest pits of Grammar Nazi CCs.

    And yes, I created an account just because you pissed me off.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Clupula

    @40 – Awwww, that’s cute. He’s bringing in his dad to defend him.

    Anyway, if you actually had the reading comprehension you think you do, you’d see that I congratulated him using “you’re” in the proper context. It was his improper usage of “a/an” that I chided him on.

    Anyway, welcome aboard. It’ll be nice to have another waterboy.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Lederstrumpf

    @41 My mistake, I must have skimmed over that critical ‘then’.
    I guess the joke’s on me now ^^
    Apologies for the unwarranted insult.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Clupula

    @42 – No worries, mate.

    #43 2 years ago

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    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]