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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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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    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

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • 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 […]