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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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

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

    #4 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    Also,

    This is now a Nintendo thread. (joke)

    #9 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  19. Dragon246

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

    #19 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    Good deal for Japan it seems.

    #27 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  33. OmegaSlayer

    Sooooooo rate…

    #33 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  38. Lengendaryboss

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

    #38 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
  42. Telepathic.Geometry

    Checked, it’s 39,980 pre-tax.

    #42 2 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]