Sony doubles profit forecast for FY’13, full report expected May 9

Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has confirmed that its financial report for the year ended March 31st 2013 will go public on May 9, and the company has confirmed its profit projection for the year has doubled. reports that Sony’s profit forecast leaped from ¥20 billion ($201 million / £130 million) to ¥40 billion ($403 million / £261 million).

The increase suggests that the deprecation of the yen and the strong performance of Sony’s financial services division has helped boost the company’s profit as a whole.

Sony’s operating income forecast has risen from ¥130 billion to ¥230 billion, following the sale of its shares in M3, and the consolidation of three Asian offices into one division.

We’ll have more once the May 9 report drops.


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  1. ps3fanboy

    sony is back!… and yet again a force to be reckoned with. nintendon’t is outta the game and xboxfanboys are just gonna have to accept their second place.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Zarckan

    I think you’ve got the wrong word in there somewhere :-D

    “from ¥230 billion from ¥130 billion”

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Zarckan

    You can’t say that about Nintendo, as they’re still profiting. If ANY company is making ANY profit, then they are doing good, if they make/post a Loss then they’re doing bad.

    Nintendo recently posted a LOWER then EXPECTED profit, that doesn’t mean they’ve made a loss. Just not as high a profit as expected.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    @3 They sat on the Wii for so long and got caught off guard with the advent of the smartphone. They lost both the core gaming audience and mobile. Then the Wii U was a rushed and become a totally flopped attempt and complete failure. Their future is in software only, but even that won’t last. How long can the people be awe by yet again a rehash of the Mario games?, i will tell you this, not much longer. Nintendo seems to have a real disconnect with Western Media and Gamers. If they’re doing what they have planned to do at this year E3, to simply save money. Or because they don’t have anything to show, then they are really done.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    Good financial news from Sony?! Is it a very late April Fool? ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Of course they are good.

    they sold two buildings.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Samoan Spider

    @6 This.

    Don’t forget they sold assets and restructured. Makes a massive difference to the bottom line. When the full report lands we will be able to quantify that difference. Its good news that they are far more liquid than they have been of late.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. aleph31

    ^^ – This. They just did some make-up thanks to those buildings

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy


    #9 2 years ago
  10. Tech-N9ne

    So, the entire Sony Cooperation makes about the same profits as Microsoft Entertainment division? Not good.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook


    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    Given the history of Sony, I have no doubt they will invest a ton of money into some unprofitable tech that no one wants to get them back to the poor state they were in before.

    Someone just needs to build a little hype for 4D TV and movies and I’m sure we’ll see it implemented into their TVs sooner or later.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Beta

    I think it’s fairly transparent that he’s a “ps3fanboy” Dave ;P

    #13 2 years ago
  14. CyberMarco

    @11 – I wonder what else has to be done to start some proper moderation in this site…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Samoan Spider

    @11 Haha

    @9 Do you understand economics? I suspect not. And just to fuck you off, as #10 says, one MS division made the same money in the quarter up to March 31st. With a total of $20.5 billion.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. aleph31

    @14 I was pretty shocked to hear Ireland Michael on the forums stating that VG24/7 doesn’t care at all about the commenters (community?) here, so I don’t know if that’s going to happen :(

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Yoshi

    @14 +1 Seriously he’s obviously trying to bait people into an argument..and always seems to be doing this. I’m a fan of Sony but primarily gaming on PC but his behaviour is just childish.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ps3fanboy

    @16 Ireland Michael know there are a few stuck ups here. he dont see any wrong with people popping their pink bobble world of fantasy. so they and you can wake up to the real world. sony will bring the goods this gen and this have been shown a long time now. nintendo is withdrawing and microsoft is focusing more on tv and socials media than games. its a given that sony that are here for the games and gamers, will be on top of their business.

    you live in a pink bobble world of fantasy, and i just popped it. wake up and smell the reality!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. aleph31

    Also the lack of reaction from any of the VG24/7 staff in that thread basically confirms what Ireland Michael mentioned. This approach is sadly in clear contrast to other sites (like Touch Arcade) where the featured content is driven by their community / forums (which is only a small fraction of their total visitors)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. aleph31

    @18 oh dear how old are you? (the younger the better, so you will have more chances to rehash your mind and grow)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @Everyone Hello, I would love some proper moderation on here, seriously I would, and when it comes to the community helping us create content it happens a lot. We get tips from you guys often and we use them too, you’ll see readers credited at the bottom of pieces.

    As for moderation. It’s no secret we’re working towards relaunching a new site. It will happen when it’s done, and it will have more moderation and control over what goes on in the threads. Until then we’re left with what WordPress allows.

    Add to that the fact that we don’t have much staff, we’re a 24-hour rolling news site that is constantly swamped with content and the fact that Pat is currently off on holidays and there’s not much we can do to be everywhere at once.

    I can only ask for a little bit more patience, because the new site should address all your concerns and be generally awesome all round.

    Hope this helps.


    #21 2 years ago
  22. ps3fanboy

    @17 let me remind you…. nintendo have withdrawn and microsoft is focusing more on tv and socials media than games. sony are here for the games and gamers. it is a fact not an argument and if you have bother reading vg247, you would have known that by now.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Samoan Spider

    @22 Citations please.

    @Dave, that is excellent news. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Hopefully the troll hunting can begin with the new site.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. dtyk

    I believe one of the buildings should’ve already been reflected in the Q1 reports. Also, profit projections are most likely filed separately from sales of assets, though this depends on how Sony prepares their financial report.

    Though, this does suggest that they are getting pretty confident about their futures, which is good news for fans and consumers in general.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    @23 thank you. I am aware of the issues and I do see them, there’s just not much we can do with the tools at hand. The new site will be a vast improvement however.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. aleph31

    @Dave thanks a lot for the info. I was just really (and sadly) surprised that a response similar to yours here was not given in that thread.

    I also appreciate your work a lot guys, I’ve been following this site for three years without missing an article, and I really hope this site makes you all as wealthy as a gaming news site can be, so you can hire more staff and not end up into some Team Bondi crazy working conditions.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ps3fanboy

    @21 there is nothing wrong here and nothing need moderating. if people are not allowed to discuss or say what they want. what do you have?.. nothing. you want to go with censorship, because a few don’t agree with others, then good luck with that place. a lot of people wouldn’t bother come visit and you can kiss your adverts income goodbye. i come here for the news and most for the free speech that are given people. that is what makes vg247 good. i for sure dont come here to read comments made by a bunch of yes men and butt kissers….

    #27 2 years ago
  28. woe

    You keep selling them buildings Sony.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. aleph31

    @27 If that helps you, I would never mod you out, people like you are part of the charm of this site :). But of course some other times I’ve seen here posts that cleary crossed the line, with abundant and harsh/brutal insults directed to other commenters.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. powerbuoy

    I think using something like Disqus could help improve the comments section as users can up/down-vote comments as well as report spam.

    That said one of the reasons I come here more than any other site is because of the community. Look at IGNs comment section for example – it’s almost as bad as Youtubes.

    Nice to hear you’re working on a new site. I hope it won’t be too bloated, really like that the current site is so simple and quick to load.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Beta

    I’m sorry but “SUCK IT UP YOU CRANKY NINTENDON’T AND XBOXFANBOYS! YOU BOTH GOT OWNED BY SONY!” is not a valid opinion. It’s blatant trolling/baiting.

    #31 2 years ago

    ^ Just ignore him.

    As soon as you see his username, scroll down to the next message.

    You know exactly what he’s going to say in every single one of his comments. He has a one track mind, and nothing of genuine interest to share, so why keep reading what he writes?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Dragon246

    Good to hear that. The site has lately become infested with fanboys from all sides, with no points to make and just insulting other users. Hopefully new site will have proper modding. One of the reasons I don’t seldom comment now.
    Btw, DO NOT USE DISQUS PLEEEAAASE. It sucks and just makes prevents discussions, just look at IGN and other disqus using sites.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Dave Cook

    @26 & 30 Thanks guys. I’m sure we’ll poll you guys in some capacity about what you want to see from us. I wish I could tell you more, but we’re not at that stage just yet.

    Hope you can all bear with us until then :)


    #34 2 years ago
  35. ps3fanboy

    @26 i will tell you this if sony gets a beating i take it as a man, i dont whine about it. if you cant handle free speech on a sit about your favorite games,platform or company i suggest you dont read and participating.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. aleph31

    @32 +1000. Please if either you Dave or any other VG24/7 is listening, do not go the feature creep / featuritis route ( This site is very easy to follow and read, adding mod tools would be awesome (in my case I would suggest very light moderation, directed only towards insults etc. and not towards the irritating but also sometimes funny rants associated to the inevitable fanboy console wars).

    But please do not bloat it with a complex structure / lots of subsections etc., the site rocks as it is now :)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Beta

    @32 Completely true. I don’t normally read his (or other users I could name) comments and I shan’t in the future.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. aleph31

    @35 I think you should read my comment on @29, calm down man! :)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ps3fanboy

    @32 oh yeah… how can you know exactly what i am going to say in every single one of my comments. when you are ignoring them?, you shouldnt talk about things you dont know about, its common sense.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Dave Cook

    @36 noted pal, many thanks. I think keeping it quick is the key, given our news-centric nature. That will definitely not change :)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Joe Musashi

    To the “lol selling buildings lol” business analysts in the room. Please note the difference between selling a lease and selling a building. They’re not the same thing.

    As for discussion platforms, Discourse is a new and promising looking one that can integrate with front-page articles quite nicely. It’s in use at How To Geek if you want to see it in action.


    #41 2 years ago
  42. ps3fanboy

    @38 ok i see… to put it straight once and for all i’m not here to brutal insults others on a personal level. i don’t deny i like playstation and i’m here to discuss games, platforms etc. it can get rough and i am not afraid to tango for two in the discussion thread. i base my facts on the news articles i read here at vg247. that is the honest truth.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. aleph31

    @40 np man, thanks for being here, all the best to you and VG24/7 :)

    #43 2 years ago
  44. polygem

    that´s great news dave. i think the site (awesome as it is) needs a redesign. like aleph, i think some light moderation would be enough but something must indeed happen. good that you are aware of this. i am actually optimistic now :) i love this page but recently…it also became a place that turned me off frequently. light moderation here and there could make a huge difference. if the herd get´s too big you just need a good dog that barks from time to time ;)

    now let´s hope some guys will return…

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Dave Cook

    @43 & 44 Thanks guys, it means a lot. Even if we don’t show it by being busy, we really do appreciate you guys sticking around and getting involved. Hopefully we can make that appreciation more visible with the new site somehow.

    Either way it’s an exciting time :)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. redwood

    having a hight liquidity is a good thing for any business, that’s what jobs did when he came back to power. So i think kaz is taking “some” of the right steps, now.. comparing sony with M$ is as stupid as it gets.. m$ are huge..but i don’t mind that, i like sony cause of the way they handle their audience…so all i want is for them to keep making profit. M$ can keep making xbox too all the power to them, but Sony needs to readjust and restructure so that they don’t end up with the same problems they had before.In short, this is good news regardless of what people think, in this economy A company like sony having a good liquidity is as good a sing of progress in the right direction as it gets.
    so kaz-ma-man sell a couple more of your buildings and QUIT making tvs and phones which don’t sell.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DSB

    “Financial services” means their insurance and banking subsidiaries. Ergo not the buildings, and not their gaming business.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. stretch215

    There is absolutely nothing in this thread that needs “moderation”. Sure, there’s a child with childish ways of expressing itself, but it’s a legit opinion. I’m tired if all you guys crying for moderation where it’s not necessary(like when someone that doesn’t agree with you has a strong opinion). If this site starts banning/censoring posters for anything but personal attacks you will lose even more readers, including myself.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Belmont

    Kaz knows what to do !!

    #49 2 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    I think this has more to do with the deprecation of the yen then much else. I would agree that other factors also apply. But if the yen continues its curent trend the next gen console battle could be a real contender. If the yen were to be and stay strong, it could greatly handicap Sony and Nintendo.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Cobra951

    @21: Better moderation, better site? I can’t wait to see that. Thanks for that, Dave.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Francis O

    LOL, Look at PS3Fanboy trying to argue his case to continue being a troll on the site!

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Lengendaryboss

    Looks like the drastic measures did eventually get Sony back to profitability.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. theevilaires

    See I told you guys SONY knew what they were doing when they sold those buildings and downsized. Now its time to begin moving back up baby!

    We’re baaaaaaaaack!

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Eddie Rodrigues

    I’m still playing my Vita so… yeah they didn’t fail, as a wise person would guess

    @54 I wasn’t expecting this

    #55 2 years ago
  56. NightCrawler1970

    ps3fanboy = a moral officer, keep it up bro….

    I think Sony have a change to win… on the market.. they better sure they have a whole frickin warehouse loaded with PS4, to avoid the last time, “OUT OF STOCK” or “BACK ORDER”….

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Clupula

    @52 – Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Pot, you should stop being so racist to kettle.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Francis O

    @57 Please show me where I’m trolling on this site Clupula?

    —- yeah that’s right, you can’t, have a seat loser.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Clupula

    @58 – Have a seat? Damn, you’re so chivalrous when you’re coming on to me, Ygritte. You’re holding a chair out for me. How very sweet.

    As for your trolling, hmmmmm…well, I dunno. I’d think someone going after one particular poster and constantly calling him a loser would constitute trolling. Bad words make for bad feelings, Francis.

    You’re not going to get any boys if you keep being mean to them.

    #59 2 years ago

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    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]