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Playstation 4 to launch in Japan on February 22nd 2014: games, details here

Monday, 9 September 2013 07:58 GMT By Ewan Miller

The Playstation 4 is set to launch next year in Japan, signalling a shift in Sony’s regional priorities. Sony announced that the delay compared to the western release was to ensure that western titles were all localised prior to the console’s release.

At launch the console will cost 39,980 ($390) yen without a PS Eye camera or 43,980 ($440) with it. These prices don’t include Japan’s 5% consumption tax. Pre-orders begin October 5.

The first batch of Playstation 4s in Japan will be the “Limited Pack” which includes a download code for Knack and a year’s extended warranty for the Playstation. The Limited Pack is available for both the with and without camera bundles. Western Playstation 4′s will not include a copy of Knack.

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42 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Ouch!

    Japan won’t be eating its Christmas KFC and playing PS4 this year!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Erthazus

    In other words: We have no software for Japanese audience and we are afraid of MS at Europe and US so FUCK YOU!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    Oops, I posted my reaction in the wrong thread. This is an absolute betrayal, and obviously in a bid to build up stock. I was sure they’d try and squeeze it in before New Year’s but, there ya go.

    It’s a good thing for me, as I won’t be tempted, but still, I kinda wanted to get my hands on one in a shop… :-(

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    @2: Yeah, a little bit. Minus the insanity and hyperbole anyway. :-)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    Also, seeing as Xbone won’t sell in Japan , that leaves the holidays free for Wii U, 3DS (Monster Hunter, Pokemon & Zelda)…

    Nintendo should be able to shift some units then.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Erthazus

    It won’t. WiiU is struggling even in Japan. Sony has nothing to worry about. In other words, Sony has no competition.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @6

    Im not saying Sony are worrying, but having zero competition is better than facing 2 new consoles at release.

    Thats simple logic.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Francis O

    @6 Wii U is struggling because of a lack of software.

    But by Christmas time there will be plenty of good games on the system that Japanese gamers like: Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda The wind Waker HD, Wii Fit U, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Wii Party U, Sonic Lost World….

    Sony not launching this year in Japan is great for Nintendo. Especially with the software they have coming out.

    But this also proves that Japan is not a major priority for Sony.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    Also,

    This is now a Nintendo thread. (joke)

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Telepathic.Geometry

    Wii U will do better over Christmas for sure, but I guess the reasoning is that it’s not like people who buy a Wii U for Christmas are then going to forsake buying a PS4. So, no xbone and no Wii U competition to worry about = focus on the west where the war has yet to be won, and then come back in February with a solid slate and annihilate the competition.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Dragon246

    Oi Francis. Why did you run away yesterday?
    I am looking forward to an over-exaggerated response.

    @10,
    Now now, what is better? Anything will be better than 6k :D
    Its dead if it cant even push 6k unit per week during christmas.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Erthazus

    Sony246 came to defend Playstation. Run everyone.
    the biggest fanboy on the site.

    He is looking at the PS sales every week and can’t live without them. LOL

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Cort

    @2

    Why would Sony be running scared of MS in Europe and the US? Have you seen various retailers’ preorder charts on both sides of the Atlantic? Every one has PS4 ahead, and the PS4 version of almost every multi-platform game ahead – some by a very significant margin. This is more likely so it can cope with DEMAND in the EU and the US, sacrificing a region in which MS is barely a player in this sector.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Joe Musashi

    I wonder if this is as much as statement with regards to consumers’ appetite for consoles versus handhelds. When Sony released the Vita in Japan was it 3-months behind other regions also?

    JM

    #14 1 year ago
  15. MFBB

    I guess they can do this because they got Japan in the pocket anyway.

    With the WiiU selling so bad and Xbox not selling at all, Xbone not avaibable….

    I think Microsoft and Sony are both doing the right thing.

    Splitting the launch up to focus on the way more important western market.

    Thats where all the money is, thats what both companies prioritise.

    Only bad thing is that Microsoft cant even deliver in all of the western countries and has to delay many of them till 2014 aswell.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Telepathic.Geometry

    Please let’s not turn this into a Ninty bashing thread. If you think they’re a fucked company, that’s cool, but can you not be satisfied with that knowledge and keep this thread on topic?

    I think that even if Ninty were doing really well, it still wouldn’t have very much impact on Sony’s PS4 business. Those are completely separate entities. I would say that the games on both systems are pretty much mutually exclusive, and Sony really doesn’t have to worry about MS in Japan so, this move makes sense.

    But again, please don’t make this thread about Ninty and rile up the sensitive types. I appeal to your sense of maturity…

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Telepathic.Geometry

    @13: I wouldn’t say that they are running scared, but when you go up against a company of that scale, you can’t take them lightly. With their deep pockets and advertising push, and their inevitable strength in the US particularly…

    #17 1 year ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @16

    Nintendo are having tough times with the Wii U, this has the potential to give them a boost.

    Price cut, Zelda pack in, New Mario, No competition.

    That was all I was getting at. I think your right btw, even if people buy a Wii U, they will still pick up a PS4, the Wii U is a nice second console.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dragon246

    @13,
    That is what it is. However, you are wasting your words on him.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. polygem

    You just cant stop it can you dragon. Trust me. If people run away from you it is not because of your dominating and unbeatable arguments.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Erthazus

    @13, Show me preorder charts. So far PS4 has 1 million preorders worldwide. That’s not a lot.

    @Dragon, So much fanboyism. Do something that will help humanity and stop jerking off to PS4.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Dragon246

    Oh German guy-
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/02/xbox-one-gpu-speed-and-graphics-driver-receive-upgrades-report/comment-page-2/#comment-518808

    This is why no one except ninty fans take you seriously :D

    Continue on without me, along with Mr. Erthazus. Bye.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Telepathic.Geometry

    @monkey: Yeah man, I can see myself getting a Wii U and a PS4 and I can see myself getting a Wii U and an xbone, but I couldn’t imagine myself ever getting a PS4 and an xbone…

    And ultimately, I am quite sure that i will get a Wii U and a PS4. It would require a pretty remarkable turn of events to change that.

    Ultimately, I am as happy as Dragon about Ninty’s ill fortunes, but for different reasons. As a consumer I don’t give a fuck if they’re a happy smiley company with lots of money or not, but I DO want them hungry and desperate to please me the consumer. So the Ninty we have now is better for me.

    Actually, I want them in quite a bit more financial trouble than they are right now to be honest. They still aren’t humble enough for my liking. I want them to NEED me, and then when they stop trying to shaft me up the arse with their money grubbing, I will love them again with all my heart.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Telepathic.Geometry

    @poly: Jesus man, you should know better. Just ignore him.
    It says a lot about the personality of a person who likes to upset people.
    Not good things. he’s probably insecure in the real world.

    Please please please just ignore the trolls…

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Dragon246

    “Actually, I want them in quite a bit more financial trouble than they are right now to be honest. They still aren’t humble enough for my liking. I want them to NEED me, and then when they stop trying to shaft me up the arse with their money grubbing, I will love them again with all my heart.”
    Weird. Unlike you, I am not happy about Ninty situation, and neither sad. Just neutral. I like numbers about big companies.

    Also, u mad?

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Telepathic.Geometry

    I just read on EG that because of the wait there’ll be a free (digital?) copy of Knack and an extended one year warranty thrown in. Well, that’s me fucked so, I have to pick one up now…

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Dragon246

    Good deal for Japan it seems.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. polygem

    thank you for linking that article on a daily basis dragon.

    this way i don´t have to constantly repeat it myself.

    that being said, i will follow TG´s advice now.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. TheBlackHole

    “Sony announced that the delay compared to the western release was to ensure that western titles were all localised prior to the console’s release”

    That is a terrible excuse. Game translation does not take three months.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. DrDamn

    @29
    Translation is the useful excuse these days it seems :)

    I think it’s fairly clear Sony need to launch in the US and EU with as many units as possible, Japan can wait. I can see it was a difficult decision for them being a Japanese company, but it was the right one financially.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Dragon246

    @30,
    Agreed. They just prioritized west over japan, and rightly so based on sales.
    However, the deal is pretty good too, PS4 extended warranty + Knack. I would have probably waited for 3 months to get those items. :D

    #31 1 year ago
  32. TheBlackHole

    @29

    I agree completely, I’m just disappointed it’s yet another company spouting a ‘line’ in the assumption that everyone who reads it is an idiot.

    The one thing I do like about MS is, however bad their PR can be, they tend to be more up front than Sony.

    .

    #32 1 year ago
  33. OmegaSlayer

    Sooooooo rate…

    #33 1 year ago
  34. AngryConsumer

    so japan will have to wait a couple of months, i am sure they are okay with it. after all we have seen all the upcoming new and awesome titles coming for the ps3, so it is not a problem. sony is doing the right thing and focus on the western market and squeezing out microsoft. i see this as a good tactic, the less there is of this xbone the better it is.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. DrDamn

    @32
    So the delay in Euro markets for the X1 for translation is more up front but here there is a different agenda? The delay in the X1 other regions was this same as this, focusing the stock you have where you think you’ll need it.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. hitnrun

    WOW. I could see a week or two as part of a timing/marketing thing (Christmas being a minor holiday in Japan as opposed to the shopping focus of the year in the West). Or even 4 weeks as part of a major shift in priorities.

    But 3 months? Geez. I mean, there’s prioritizing and then there’s prioritizing. Especially when you consider that Japan is the home territory whose unhealthy loyalty allowed Sony to save face in the latest console war.

    Even as someone who doesn’t even like most of Japan’s output anymore, and who has residual jealousy from my youth at all the NES and SNES games that came out much later in the US or not at all, I actually feel for them on this.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    Oh i missed another party and @Francis is there saying once again when Game A.B.C.D.E etc etc Wii U will be fine. Your like a broken record repeating yourself over and over again.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Lengendaryboss

    Wait to be fair its a unique broken record which removes games which didn’t work out.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Telepathic.Geometry

    By the way, I think that those prices might be wrong. The price quoted is 39,990 yen, and including 5% consumption tax it ends up closer to 42,000 yen I think…

    At any rate, can ye check that 38,990 price? I think it’s shy a thousand yen.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Ewan Miller

    Yeah these were the pre-tax prices that they displayed on the stream yesterday, was in such a rush I forgot to mention that.

    I’ll update the story!

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Telepathic.Geometry

    Cheers Ewan. Also, I think the pre-tax price was wrong too. The Japanese site I checked said 39,990, not 38,990. I’ll check it again now though just in case. I’m at work so I sometimes don’t check these things properly…

    Anyway, cheers for responding.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Telepathic.Geometry

    Checked, it’s 39,980 pre-tax.

    #42 1 year ago

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  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

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  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

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  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]