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NPD August 2013: 3DS tops hardware again, Madden 25 clear software winner

Friday, 13 September 2013 14:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

NPD released its August figures for the US overnight reporting a rise in software sales of 21% and a 40% year-over-year decline in hardware sales.

As usual the figures released by NPD do not include online, digital distribution, mobile, social or DLC sales – which would show a significant rise in percentages at least on the software end.

For the month of August, retail spend was slightly over $1.2 billion and even with the decline in hardware sales in a transitional market, new software and accessory sales were up 1% over July to $521 million.

Accessory sales, which include toys sold with video games such as Disney Infinity and Skylanders, were up 7% to $136.7 million.

Hardware

Sales of new gaming hardware declined 40% year-over-year to $90.8 million, and for the fourth straight month, Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling piece of hardware in the US with over 6.47 million units sold in 2013 – 30% increase year-over-year.

Xbox 360 was again the best-selling homes console for the 32nd consecutive month, moving 96,000 units in August. Total retail spend on the platform (hardware, software and accessories) reached $213 million, the most for any console in the US.

Microsoft mentioned again in its note on the figures that pre-order sales of Xbox One are still trending as double that of Xbox 360 during the same time period.

Sony did not respond to the NPD figures.

Software

Software sales fro August were up 21% to $305 million, and it was the first time the sector has seen a year-over-year increase since November 2011.

Madden 25 was the top selling software title for the month, with Saints Row 4, Disney Infinity (294,000 units), Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Minecraft Xbox 360 rounding out the top five.

While sales of the popular football title from EA Sports were down year-over-year, EA stated last week that according to its internal estimates, first week sell-through of Madden NFL 25 came to over 1 million units, compared to the 1.65 million units sold the prior year.

Nintendo included some unit sales with its NPD note stating that Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which launched August 11 sold nearly 190,000 combined physical and digital units.

Pikmin 3, which landed in tenth place on the NPD chart (the first time a Wii U exclusive has hit the NPD top 10), released on August 4 and sold more than 115,000 combined physical and digital units.

New Super Luigi U for Wii U launched in stores on August 25 after two months as a digital-only download, and has now sold nearly 120,000 combined units.

So far in 2013, nine Nintendo 3DS games in the US have sold at least 250,000 combined physical and digital units.

These include:

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 863,000 units
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 739,000 units
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 406,000 units (1.85 million units lifetime)
Fire Emblem Awakening – 390,000 units
Mario Kart 7 – 352,000 units (2.84 million units lifetime)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – 298,000 units
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 268,000 units
Super Mario 3D Land – 265,000 units (2.86 million units lifetime)
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins – 264,000 units

Here’s the top 10 NPD software chat for August 2013:

  1. Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  2. Saints Row 4 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  3. Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, Wii U, PC)
  4. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
  5. Minecraft (Xbox 360)
  6. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
  7. NCAA Football 14 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  8. Payday 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  9. Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
  10. Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

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21 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Professor Zoom

    It’s quite impressive, Xbox 360 is still selling like cold sushi, even after 8 years on the market, let’s hope it’ll soon surpass the Wii 1 and PS3, now when their sales have stalled.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. dreamcastnews

    It’s quite impressive, 3DS is still selling like hot cakes. Even after almost 3 years on the market and such a slow start its doing great now.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Sini

    where Flop U numbers at

    #4 1 year ago
  5. DSB

    Hot cakes, cold sushi. You guys. Stahp! I’m hungry :(

    It’s quite impressive, Madden is still selling like cold draft beer. Even after almost a million billion years on the market and all the recently shitty iterations.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. darthroseman

    I just appreciate Zoom using the proper form of “their”. Also, I thought Nintendo was going out of business according to the comments I’ve seen on this site…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Professor Zoom

    #3 Sorry to break it to you, but it’s not doing that impressive, and it’s not reaching DS levels, far from actually, so far it’s only sold like 20% of the total DS consoles that were sold in 8 years, so I think 70-80 million is a pretty fair number of total 3DS’s been sold in 2018, that’s like half of the DS consoles sold.

    Good luck, you’ll face a hard time waking up tomorrow, realizing that your console is still selling slow, have bad software, and that your company is still struggling with Wii U sales, software and third party support.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @Professor
    His company? He works for Nintendo? Okay… :? The 360 is impressive but 3DS at higher numbers isn’t?
    There’s a word for that.
    Bad software: subjective.
    Third party support: agree.
    Struggling at the moment? Yeah.

    Only two valid points and showing hypocrisy.

    Wanna go again?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Professor Zoom

    #8 You keep saying ”wanna go again” Can’t you find better sentences to use? 3DS isn’t impressive when you compare it to the GBA and NDS. You’re making yourself looking like a Ninty fanboy, don’t embarass yourself much more.

    There aren’t more than 20-30 millions of you out there who love Nintendo content, wanna buy all the content they have to release and wanna buy a Wii U for that, many of you were those of you who bought it at launch window, because the Wii U is dead in the water already, so was the N64 and Gamecube and the time to convince me and other people to buy a Wii U has long past.

    The Wii U is gonna go up against things that are truly next gen and the Wii U is not a next gen console, the new ideas, the online infrastructure and third party support are broken. Casual and hardcore gamers are gonna buy XB1/360/PS4.

    Wanna go again?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. CyberMarco

    @9 Please, go buy a brain or something.

    Comparing the DS sales with the 3DS is pointless. The market isn’t like it was back in 2004 when the Nintendo DS released.

    Now there is more competition, PS Vita, smartphones, tablets etc. Not to mention a great global financial recension our economies are facing.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Professor Zoom

    #10 ”Now there is more competition, PS Vita, smartphones, tablets etc. Not to mention a great global financial recension our economies are facing.”

    Are you trolling? How well a certain person, demography or country are doing finacially varies so it’s pointless to compare it that way, and there wasn’t the PSP, PS2 and mobile phones then? To say that the 3DS is doing ‘impressive’ is definitely pointless, your point makes no sense, if it’s so much about how much you spend, then people should just have bought a PS1 or Gamecube (instead of the DS) which costed 3 times lesser when the DS was out.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    @Professor
    Haters gonna hate. You would know plenty about embarrassment wouldn’t you?

    The rest is speaking right from your ass.

    Professor Zoom logic Xbox does impressive numbers, 3DS isn’t impressive at higher numbers. hypocrite.

    Denied, try again, troll harder.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. CyberMarco

    @11 You idiot! people probably spend less compared to 2004. Yes, smartphones and tablets are getting a big chunk of that demographic pie. Tablets are getting more sales compared to PCs as well.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. pcbros

    @9 – “3DS isn’t impressive when you compare it to the GBA and NDS.”

    Then I guess you would agree that the Xbox 360 was not that impressive when compared to the GBA and NDS.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. dreamcastnews

    @2 Eh? Who the fuck brought DS into this? I was talking about 3DS in 2013 not DS in like 2006, and this guy calls himself a professor!

    I wake up in the morning knowing I own all the current games machines because you know, I don’t prejudice against a machine because I’ve got a vendetta against its manufacturer. Truth be told, I don’t really like Sony – doesn’t mean I don’t own a PS3 and Vita though does it? Stop cutting off your nose to spite your face, asshole.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Professor Zoom

    #13 There is PSV and smartphones? That’s a dumbass argument. One could argue that handheld gaming wasn’t as big 10 years ago as it is today or that there was PSP’s, mobile phones, Gamecubes, PS1′s and PS2′s then and now China with a population of half a billion people. I’m not comparing it financially, I’m comparing it with it predecossors and an estimation of 70-80 million total 3DS’s sold in 2018 I think is rather disappointing than impressive compared with the GBC, GBA and NDS. The Xbox 360 has went thourgh 5 or 6 years of financial crysis and have easily surpassed the orginal Xbox basically 4 times, so your dumbass argument doesn’t work.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. dreamcastnews

    @16 Why are you even comparing this generation console buying trends versus last generation I think is what everybody wants to know. The 3DS is selling well based on its OWN merits after a slow start was my original statement – I’m not taking anything away from the 360. Don’t forget how much of a rough time the Xbox had when it first arrived on the market, it was too expensive, too bulky, had a hideous controller and EA weren’t keen on Microsoft’s online policies.

    Don’t forget that Sony had the last generation stitched. The PS2 saw off competition from Sega, Nintendo and Microsoft, I firmly believe that the ‘victor’ goes in cycles though sometimes Nintendo get a win, other times Sony.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. CyberMarco

    @16

    First, the handheld and console markets are 2 different things, so PS2/GC doesn’t have anything to do.

    The PSP failed to make a great impact because of how Sony marketed/managed/supported etc. and because Nintendo is a master regarding portable consoles. It was cheaper compared to the PSP, had a bigger library too. Mobile phones where piss-poor back then, the only phone that resembled to a portable console was the Nokia Ngage and we know how it flopped.

    In china there is only the 3DS XL and it has been around for less than a year.

    Yeah, the estimates are disappointing compared to the GBA/DS but they aren’t disappointing compared to how the market is evolving now, compared to what the consumer can get from the competitors and to what the 3DS can achieve.

    Also the 360 surpassed the original’s XBox sale because of various things. It had a year head start compared to the PS3, it was cheaper, it had a bigger library and in general Sony was just making MS’s life easier.

    Also the global recension started around 2008 (Lehman Brothers etc…) and it boomed around 2009-2010 and now is rampant so no, when the 360 launched there wasn’t any major financial disaster!

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Dragon246

    I hope people realize that success is relative.
    For example – PS3 is more successful than 360, but less successful than PS2.
    Similarly, 3DS is more successful than PS Vita, but less than DS.

    So, neither perspective is more correct or wrong imo.
    Glass can be half full or half empty, amirite?

    #19 1 year ago
  20. professorisadumbass

    @profeesor zoom is a dumbass…. It’s clear you have hatred for Nintendo… That’s cool. You’re clearly a Xbox fanboy, touting the great 360 sales…. Wow, you’re a tool. Compare the 360 with the ps2, it’s a failure, too, by your logic. And no, at the 3ds current pace, of about 15 million a year, it will sell 90 million in six years… So shut your stupid mouth. There you go, now put your foot in your mouth, again. Dumb ass troll.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Professor Zoom

    #18 You could play games on mobile phones too. Handhelds were piss-poor too at that time, one of the only reasons to play GBA was Pokemon. The 3DS sales will stall at some point, just like the N64, Gamecube, Virtual Boy, GBM, and Wii 1, once the 3D hype and once all the fanboys have got it, the 3DS sales will fastly come to an end, the GBM only lasted for a few months, the Wii 1 was lucky because of the Wii sports hype, but it didn’t last for more than 4 or 5 years, the Gamecube only lasted for 1 or 2 years before it got destroyed by the PS2 for 7 years. Nintendo consoles usually don’t have long lifetimes, the same thing with the 3DS, I don’t think it will last longer than 2016 where it has sold a total of 60 million, they won’t sell more than 20 million after 2016.

    The Wii U hype is already over, Smash Bros or Mario Kart aren’t gonna sell many U’s, the majority of those who wanna play these games have already bought the system.

    #21 1 year ago

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    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]