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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.

GI.biz 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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59 Comments

  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

    SUCK IT UP YOU CRANKY NINTENDON’T AND XBOXFANBOYS! YOU BOTH GOT OWNED BY SONY!

    #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

    @9

    #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.

    Dave

    #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
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ 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

    @Dave,
    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 :)

    Dave

    #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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature_creep). 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.

    JM

    #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!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcqToQzzGY

    #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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  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.