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Market research firm expects PS4 to outsell Xbox One this holiday season due to “variety of factors”

Thursday, 3 October 2013 20:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

International Data Corporation, an American market research, analysis and advisory firm specializing in information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology, believes the lower price point of PlayStation 4 among a “variety of factors” will give it an edge over Xbox One in the market this holiday season.

According to the latest IDC report, via Gamespot, the number of consoles shipped during the current year will also be “marginally higher” worldwide than in 2012 when global units shipped hit 33 million.

The firm’s gaming research manager Lewis Ward also predicted in the report that “prepaid full-game, micro-game, and add-on revenue” generated through Xbox Live, PSN, and eShop will exceed worldwide PC-based digital sales fir the first time in 2013, and that while sub-based PC revenue is on the decline, Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus sales are up for the year.

The online console market will hit 165 million users worldwide by 2017, and as a result, the opportunity to sell digital assets “through Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4 online storefronts will grow substantially in the next several years.”

With China recently lifting the ban on consoles, at least partially, Ward expects millions of hardware units to sell for the big three over the next few years.

Ward also said in the report he doesn’t expect Ouya, Steam Machines, smart TVs, or other consoles to drive Nintendo, Microsoft, or Sony “out of the living room from a gaming perspective by 2017.”

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38 Comments

  1. Lounds

    But no 1 knows how many sales steam gets? It has well over 25million accounts with 6 million or more active daily users.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    Duh.
    Everything is spot on.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. fearmonkey

    Just looking at Amazon earlier and that seems to be a safe bet.

    The Xbox One has 4 items listed in the top 100 best sellers (In Video Games), PS4 has 14, and the Wii-u has 10 items.
    The Wii-u is selling more items than Xbox One about a month an a half before launch.

    PS4 has almost 4x the items in the Top 100.

    Regarding games, Watch Dogs is listed at 22 for the PS4, COD on PS4 is 31, AC:IV on PS4 is 34, Destiny on PS4 is 35, Vita is 48, and the first Xbox One title to appear in the list is COD at 61, TitanFall at 85.
    I didn’t see Forza in the Top 100, I thought that odd.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    I was inside gamestop to talk to a friend and while waiting until he was free I had watched this promo video and it was talking about next gen. All it did was promote the PS4 on how its better with a better lineup, better hardware, etc and then when it came to the Xbox One they would not mention any of those things. I found it kind of funny especially since Gamestop doesn’t seem to be too behind the machine.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Dragon

    ^Maybe those DRM shenanigans left a sore taste in gamestops mouth?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Most likely. Just found it funny and probably one the factors why it won’t do as well at launch.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. NiceFellow

    @3 interesting list. Does seem pretty clear at least from Amazon purchasers.

    As for Forza TBH although I like it I don’t believe it’s ever launched with huge sales initially.

    It seems to sell decently enough but the franchise has always been heavily bundled to push the IP which I think inflates how big it really is on its own, so it doesn’t surprise me the initial demand doesn’t break the top 100, not with CoD, Assassin’s Creed, plus big new IP like Destiny on the way competing with it for cash.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    I wonder when MS will launch the next salvo of a TV info? Still nothing more on a Halo TV show, I expect they have some things cooking from that angle to draw people in next year.

    The first hit is the gamers, and although PS4 looks to be ahead, I don’t think MS is far enough behind to worry too much. The second push will be interesting:

    TV, Titan Fall, Halo, more Kinect shit (whatever else MS has)

    VS.

    Infamous, Vita TV and whatever else Sony has cooking.

    Also, we should get some nice multiplatform tear downs soon after launch, can’t wait for that!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Erthazus

    Sony clearly have the advantage with price, hardware right now. With games… not really. Xbox One can’t match that too until Titanfall release which is also available on the PC.

    If I wanted to buy a system… then only for inFamous: Second Son and it’s just one game really.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fearmonkey

    @8 – I can’t wait for those tear downs either.

    One thing I should have mentioned is the main MS Published title in the Top 100 on Amazon, was Halo believe it or not. A game barely anyone knows about with no real release date is beating everything but COD:Ghosts for Xbox One.

    Even if MS does lousy the first year, when Halo launches, it’s going to fly off the shelves most likely. Unless the PS4 somehow in one year gets way ahead, and I doubt that.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. bradk825

    Another pre-order list I looked at showed COD for 360 as the number 1, then a little further down came the PS3 version, then PS4, then XB1 all one after the other. The overall Microsoft COD sales greatly outnumber the over-all sony ones, and the XB1 ones were only a couple thousands under the two Sony ones.

    COD always sold better on the 360, and it seems like most MS players picking up COD are sticking with their 360 this year. The Xbox 360 version alone had almost as many sales as both Sony versions. The site was called vgchartz or something like that.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. bradk825

    @10 good point about Halo. Halo has always been a system seller (though it’s not my cup of tea) and the dedicated servers make XB1 the best way to play COD. Halo players can’t play Halo 4 on XB1, so they are likely holding back.

    I am guessing when Halo 5 comes out, console sales will go up quite quickly. Sames goes for the first time COD goes next-gen only instead of cross-gen.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Erthazus

    Halo is a system seller, but it will be interesting what Sony is going to offer for a PS4 next year when Xbox will be ready for a Halo game next year.

    My blatant guess is Uncharted 4 and it has a chance to look and play amazing.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. fearmonkey

    @13 – I have been thinking about exactly that, what game/games could they counter with against Halo? Fable Heroes could be around that time as well.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    Can’t wait for Uncharted 4! Have a feeling were off to Atlantis or a Hy Brasil! Through Ireland would be great, a shoot out near giants causeway would be pretty epic! :)

    #15 1 year ago
  16. mistermogul

    I have jumped ship from MS to Sony next gen mainly due to Sony’s first party exclusives and the fact MS tried to force shitty policies onto me…

    I’m looking forward to seeing how it pans out and also if my Wii U can survive!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    @16

    Mario 3D World looks to be one of the highlights this year (if your into that sort of thing!)

    #17 1 year ago
  18. sebastien rivas

    It is not Ouya or TV machine that will drive competition out but if the competition makes wrong choices over and over again, then yes, consumers will ditch traditional consoles out because there is only so much room and revenues.
    Also while China cracked opened its doors to consoles, I would not bait much on revenues in China for 1st and 2nd year, it can sell well as it can not sell at all.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. mistermogul

    @17 – Definitely into 3D Mario and it’ll be my first “must have” Wii U game! Yay

    #19 1 year ago
  20. pcbros

    @16 – Super Mario 3D World is probably their biggest chance. If that game doesn’t move systems, not sure what will. Maybe the next Zelda installment or Smash Bros?

    #20 1 year ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    EAD Tokyo, one of the best studios in the world! :)

    #21 1 year ago
  22. viralshag

    For me price is really the only area where the PS4 is at an advantage. Killzone looks like every other Killzone – thoroughly average. With that not really being a system seller for me there’s nothing else on offer.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. pcbros

    @22 – Sony nailed the price.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Lounds

    price always wins, thats why PS2 beat dream cast and xbox.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Hcw87

    @24
    It’s far from the price. Playstation has had a huge following years before the first Xbox came out, they started way earlier and built on that. They will allways outsell MS because of Asia.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. absolutezero

    Im getting both. I already have a WiiU and a gaming PC.

    Feels good man.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. monkeygourmet

    @26

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EX6uMp_TjPk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEX6uMp_TjPk

    :D

    #27 1 year ago
  28. pcbros

    @24 – Price *helps* you win…

    #28 1 year ago
  29. absolutezero

    It might sound like I’m Mr Money McMoney pants but I’m really not, I’ve just been saving since around May. I knew they were coming. I knew I wanted them I did without luxuries (well I still bought far too many games but eh…)

    Its my hobby! Its my passion why would I not want to get both? Think of all those games! All of the games!

    GAMES

    #29 1 year ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    @29

    Basically, same here. I try and get all consoles eventually (ideally launch!)

    It was fantastic getting a Megadrive as well as a SNES. I finally was able to put to bed the Sonic vs. Mario feud. I unpackaged the Megadrive, plugged Sonic 1 in and booted it up…

    After playing for about an half an hour, it was so clear… Sonic sucked all kinds of ass compared to Mario, and actually owning both systems let me do a proper comparison…

    Oh, the poor lambs who liked needle mouse…

    #30 1 year ago
  31. monkeygourmet

    @28

    They’re both free if you are a shoplifter! :)

    #31 1 year ago
  32. absolutezero

    Mega Drive was superior. So there.

    I’m glad we sorted that out.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    @32

    Did you have a ‘cyber razor cut’?!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WYtt6cLF-B4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWYtt6cLF-B4

    #33 1 year ago
  34. pcbros

    @32 – Genesis vs SNES? The memories! lol

    By the way, I love the Mega Drive (Genesis) but… SNES was better! The CPU was atleast 40% faster and it had .00025flops vs the Mega Drive’s .00023flops.

    In all seriousness, both were stellar consoles. The 16-bit era was golden. So glad we have lots of indie devs bringing that retro feel back.

    There were so many games that it would be impossible to list all my favorites here. But I’ll mention a few ;)

    Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Sonic, Gunstar Heroes and E-Swat.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Doppleganger

    XBox One – Best game titles
    PS4 -Best Console
    Steam Box -Best Overall

    Im sorry but the people that are complaining about Microsoft “forcing” those policies on them are morons.
    Your fault they took them away and your fault the system has a useless optical drive. If they stuck with their guns the Xbox one would have been my choice, but now Im on the fence.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. DarkSoulz

    How is this possible? XO is sold out everywhere and…is this for Europe market or USA?

    http://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-video-games/zgbs/videogames/ref=sv_vg_11?tag=gamespot-vg-20

    Sorry XO is winning in US and Canada. :\ MS has games coming out while Sony filled their # with tiny indy games.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. OmegaSlayer

    Guys, Erthazus’ account has been hacked.
    Whoever got it is saying reasonable things LOL

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Ilovesony

    blah blah blah….there is no winner right now… nothing has been released the same games on the boney system are on the PS4, Titan fall will not save that system. Dont get me wrong… Boney is gonna sell some units… but I truly believe sony has learned from their PS3 experience and are now prepared to take on that boney or xboney or whatever you wanna call it. but in the end my friends…. whether you get the awesomeness that is PS4 or buy that xbone skeleton thingy… WE are the true winners…

    #38 1 year ago

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

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

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

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

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

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