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Xbox One is expected to outsell PlayStation 4 this holiday season – UK retail chain

Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One is expected to outsell PlayStation 4 this holiday season, at least according to UK chain John Lewis’ head tech buyer Jonathan Marsh.

Speaking with Trusted Reviews, Marsh said Xbox One has the edge due to its game line-up and Xbox Live service.

“We are expecting more interest in the Xbox One,” Marsh said. “We are stocking both the PS4 and the Xbox One but if we were to back one, we are thinking that Xbox One will appeal a bit more to our customers in terms of the experience it creates.”

Marsh said he feel the console will appeal more to the chain’s consumer base, and is also basing his opinion on what the firm has “experienced in the past” with Microsoft consoles.

Thanks, GI International.

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61 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    Insert “this gunna be good” gif :) Adding more fuel on the fire at @3.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    Who cares who outsells who, real gamers will get both eventually anyway (if they can’t afford it).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. pcbros

    Pretty surprising coming from a UK chain…

    Cue Sony damage control in… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… :P

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Javinator

    After the Sony/Foxxcom reaction who would still have the balls to go to store clerk and ask for a SlaveStation?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. bradk825

    That would be a big surprise. I am buying an XB1, but based on price alone I expect PS4 to outsell it…

    @4: LOL. You’ve got me picturing a game store clerk going “Are you fucking kidding me? Get the fuck out of my store.”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Pytox

    @4 well you get a slavebox one

    #6 2 years ago
  7. John117

    @6 Either way we all become slaves ehy? :P

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    So UK likes more TV Sports TV?

    Personally I don’t believe this. PS4 and Xbox One has a price difference and game-line-up is a subjective thing. From my perspective all of the games next gen consoles launch line-up is pathetic to buy a system for 400$ or 500$

    Killzone: Shadow POS vs QTE fest from Crytek? =/
    Driveclub vs Forza 5? =/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. lacerz

    The core gamers will buy a PS4. Xbox One may cater to the more casual crowd for its non-gaming functions, but I don’t see that happening until it drops in price.

    @4
    Who do you think makes the Xbox 360 and is making the One? Are you forgetting about the Foxconn workers threatening to commit mass suicide over a pay dispute over the 360? Sheesh.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Hcw87

    @9
    What on earth makes you say the PS4 is more suited for the core crowd than the XB1? Makes no sense to me. If you like games on either console you buy it, you don’t buy a console just because ”everyone else” is going to buy it. Or do you?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. elem187

    @ #8, I agree whole heartily. I’m skipping both PS4/xBone this year, and just stick with my PC for the multiplats… I might bite on the Wii U for Christmas though, its games library is starting to take shape..

    My guess is the xBone/PS4 wont have a decent library until holiday 2014.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Mike W

    @2

    Good point, the fanboys are expected to ruin this so-called console war, because someone that is a fool is impossible to reason with.

    But it’s a different type of beast, when these so-called journalist promotes it and then deny it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. bennyx

    @4 Yawn………yes and all the cloths we wear are made by little slave children from Asia,but the Xb1 is made by god and sent from heaven to us,no slaves needed.
    Jonathan marsh knows shit,and who the fuck bought a console from john Lewis,they hardly ever stock the stuff.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. pcbros

    @9 – Would you then say that Xbox 360 catered to the core crowd and Playstation 3 to the casual gamer wanting a cheap blu-ray player?

    I think they both cater to the core crowd. Microsoft is just offering a few more features. Both consoles turned into multi-use platforms last generation and were not limited to gaming.

    So just because a console is not limited to running games, doesn’t it make it less of a gamer’s console.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. fearmonkey

    I hope both are successful as it’s good for us consumers and I’ll get an Xbone eventually.

    However I want the PS4 to outsell the Xbox One at first, as MS seems to do better for gamers when they are challenged.

    I can’t imagine this true however, from the Top 100 lists on Amazon for Video games, there are always more PS4 items in there than for Xbone.
    Maybe the FIFA thing for the UK is a big deal?

    I cant wait to see how it all works out… The gamers are the winners in a good competition.

    Side note – I cant imagine the price difference helping sell to casuals fort Xbox One. I would think the PS4 would get more of that.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    The PS4 is definitely gonna be ahead at launch, but the Xbone won’t be far behind.

    Personally I’m worried about the cloud at this point. Cloud computing has ruined a lot of games, and even if it’s relatively painless I’d be worried about how much of the cloud Microsoft wants to spare for a game five years down the road.

    I like going back to old games.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    John Lewis core consumer base are people who pay more for things just because they cost more.

    Which console costs more again?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. merrc

    Yeah, that’s definitely not going to happen. Xbox One’s TV function isn’t even available at launch in Europe

    #18 2 years ago
  19. sebastien rivas

    It’s true xbox carries a sense of recognized brand. On top os it MS offer free game with xbox1 which is appealing to moms. But the fact of the 100 dollars difference will certainly repel many.
    Is Ms going to outsell Sony, I don’t think so. At least not for the First year, not even in UK alone.
    But then again we can’t argue the power of PR and marketing acting like th e force of the Jedi on the weak mind.
    “Buy Xbox, xbox is good, xbox does laundry”.
    “huhhhhh ok”.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Cort

    Maybe Jonathan should check the preorder charts of every other retailer and then make sure his stock control team know what they’re doing. I’m sure the One will do well. But he’s dreaming if he thinks it will outsell the 4.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Bloodstorm

    I think he’s five times wrong.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. pcbros

    @17 – Isn’t Sony shipping PS4 bundles that will cost about the same as the XB1 if not more?

    @18 – If they prefer XB1′s line-up it will.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    It’s nice when a product you buy becomes the most popular. Gives you that warm feeling inside that you ‘backed the right horse’, it also magically increases your enjoyment of the product and makes you infinitely more important than the idiots who choose a different option… The poor lambs… Crying over their stupid stupid choice…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. freedoms_stain

    @22, the top PS4 bundle (as dictated by Sony) is £449.99, XB1 bundles climb as high as £550.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DGOJG

    Yes because gamers buy consoles from John Lewis…haha no.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. NiceFellow

    Title’s a bit miss-leading – basically JLP saying they think XB1 might be more in demand for JLP customers : JLP customer base hardly translates to whole UK and the comments are clearly on referring to their business.

    I don’t think in context the title is accurate enough for the article personally – but I’m a bit pedantic about these things.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Panthro

    @22

    Yep, and the best bundles for the X1 will probably be around £500-£550

    #27 2 years ago
  28. pcbros

    @24, @27 – Microsoft has XB1 bundles? I thought they only had the standard release with free Fifa.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Panthro

    @28

    I just assumed they would that’s why I said ‘probably’

    Even if their aren’t any more launch bundles I can guarantee more expensive bundles will follow, it would be very strange if they didnt make any.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. XanderZane

    Meh.. could care less. I’m getting both systems anyways. Just give me the games and a week of vacation.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Moonwalker1982

    @9

    Wow, what a ridiculous thing to say. PS4 is more for the core and X1 for casual? Oooh so that’s why X1 has so much casual games and PS4 has titles like Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Killer Instinct and Forza 5?

    Oh….wait…lol.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    @31, so you are saying that QTE fest, arcadish fighting game, arcadish racing game are hardcore games?

    Lol.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Hcw87

    @32
    You’ve played it allready? Cool story.

    Seriously though, stick to your PC and let us real gamers enjoy the full spectrum of gaming.

    Fire up Crysis 1 with lots of mods and wank off to the graphics, like you so dearly love to do.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Panthro

    ^ lol he didn’t even mention anything about graphics their… way to go getting all defensive over games you haven’t played either, eveyones entitled to their own opinions.

    Haha its so funny how ratty and horrible console gamers get over how someones PC can make a game look better than a console their mother bought them 7 christmas’ ago.

    and ‘real gamers’? wow dude, your a dick.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. lookingglass

    Alright. So. Both consoles are going to be great. PS4 is a beastial, classic gaming console. Xbox One is an all in one entertainment box with next-gen gameplay via Kinect.

    But with these retailers it’s all about revenue. If 1 million next-gen consoles sell, they’ll get more revenue if more of those are Xbox Ones.

    They should be pushing it hard over the PS4 so they’re quarterly revenues max out higher. Who cares though? Both will be great.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. youlost2004

    @ 3 & 4
    Talk is cheap. Everyone know PS4 will outsell xbone worldwide. Numbers will talk instead

    By the way Xbox One Manufactuers:

    Foxconn Electronics – assembly
    Asia Optical – sensing lenses
    Delat Electronics – power supply
    Foxlink – connectors
    Jentech Precision Industrial – cooling modules
    Lite-On Technology – optical disc drive
    Newmax – sensing lenses

    #36 2 years ago
  37. pcbros

    ^^^ “Everyone know PS4 will outsell xbone worldwide.”

    A wise man once said, “talk is cheap.”

    By the way PS4 Manufactuers:

    Fee Wok – assembly
    Noh Pae – sensing lenses
    Weh Da Monee – power supply
    Iam Tyr – connectors
    Ai Qui Skoo – cooling modules
    Iam Hungi – optical disc drive
    Dai Sonee – sensing lenses

    #37 2 years ago
  38. youlost2004

    See you in December bro…..

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Javinator

    Just say “No” to the SlaveStation. Please. Do it for the slaves.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Javinator

    #37 hmmmm those names sound peculiar, lol.

    You forgot about the slave who puts on the stickers, “Sum Ting Wong”

    #40 2 years ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    lol!

    #41 2 years ago
  42. ysleiro

    SlaveStation 4. JAJAJAJA That’s a good one.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Dragon

    PS4 will outsell X1 in UK, and for that matter, in most countries, including US.
    Any old timer on VG247 betting against that?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Dragon

    ^Translation-
    “I don’t have any opinions or knowledge to say anything. So I will try to vaguely state my prediction and run off if wrong”

    Afraid to state your prediction?

    Btw, not aimed at newbies like you. I am interested to know what old timers here think. Its all opinions after all, duh.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Dragon

    “I have opinions too.”
    Where? I am not seeing them. Which console will sell more?

    All I see is you chiding others for posting opinions while yourself running away from it, probably because you don’t have one.

    Afraid of being of being proven wrong? Look like you are.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. barchy2

    This story is complete rubbish and smells of fanboy desperation,Why? well just visit the John Lewis website to find that their not even listing ps4 or xbox one for sale!!! Ha Ha and non of you fools even bothered to check this before frantically typing away ,MUGS THE LOT OF YOU

    #46 2 years ago
  47. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s weird because, let’s face it, it’s chavs that buy xboxes and they don’t go in John Lewis. If this was the tech buyer for Poundland it would make more sense.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Pytox

    @45 ps4 is defo gonna sell more at the start, maybe xbone might be back later when it releases in second of wave countries but before that the xbone wont sell that much I think :p

    #48 2 years ago
  49. VibraniumSpork

    51@ That was epic :D

    #49 2 years ago
  50. monkeygourmet

    Given that the PS4 is now the ‘peoples champion’…

    It is cheaper
    It is more powerful
    It doesn’t force a camera on you
    You can get free games at launch with PS Plus
    You can crossplay games with Vita (If you own one)
    It’s almost £100 cheaer than it’s next rival
    It’s made by gamers for gamers (the peoples champion)
    Sony are purely for gamers and never even thought about DRM

    etc.. etc…

    If they’ve got all that going for them and they can’t absolutly decimate the competition, there is something wrong. It should be a massacre.

    In reality though, it probably won’t because all the above things have been exaggerated to some extent and both devices are almost identical. Sony as just put a different spin on things that people seem to have swallowed hook line and sinker.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Lv01

    @54 i agree, but it wont be a massacre.
    a couple of reasons (of which im sure there are more) being that not every single person buying a next-gen console will be a video game news follower like us, and so wont know about all the u-turns and the DRM thing. and those sort of naive purchases may not realise about PS+, crossplay with a different gadget, and wont understand the hoo-hah about its camera. they will just blindly follow the POS of the stores (which, bringing this back to topic, will be an interesting point to see how John Lewis handle that… will there instore POS advertising favour the xbox one after comments like these..?) and go with what they know. which brings me to my next point:
    the xbox, thanks to the 360, might carry more weight in terms of a gaming brand… ive always thought that the term ‘PlayStation’ was more closely linked to gaming, but this last / current generation, i think that might have changed to ‘xbox’…
    so i dont think it will necessary be a massacre, but i do still anticipate PS4 coming out on top.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. coatesy

    @54 you can get free games at launch with PS Plus ha I thought you had to bay for PS Plus.

    News flash you can get free DVD’s from Love Film all you have to do is pay them a monthly fee.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. dexfx69

    LOL. PS4 sales will far exceed Xbone – nice propaganda try, tho!

    #53 2 years ago
  54. tensewookie

    @54 @55

    I am a die hard PS fan but lets be real. You guys know video game news. You know Sony originally planned to price the Playstation at 500 w/ an Eye and not to mention they changed their RAM after the Xbone announcement.

    Google it.

    That being said, Sony will win not because it is more powerful on paper, (which has never mattered before), Sony will win because we have the best exclusives. In the end it all comes down to games.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. lexph3re

    lol @58 sony didn’t change their ram after the xbone announcement. They announced having 8gbs of gddr5 long before xbone was announced.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Djoenz

    @58
    I agree with the exclusives part. Im glad I chose PS3 over Xbox360 the exclusives are more my type of games.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. justerthought

    John Lewis have no PS4 pre-orders on their website. All PS4′s will be sold out at launch so John Lewis won’t be getting any to sell in store. Zero PS4 sales. If MS give John Lewis 10 XB1′s to sell, they can both truthfully claim XB1 out sold PS4 because they have no PS4′s to sell. Propaganda at its most obvious. Nice try Microsoft …lol

    #57 2 years ago
  58. zoopdeloop

    @58 best exclusives is subjective,it’s more like variety of exlcusives.
    It all comes down to personal preference.

    Many, many hard core gamers like me aren’t interested in any of those supposedly X1 hardcore games a nerd here oh so proudly presents.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Panthro

    @56 Enjoy your games with gold, it must be nice getting 6 year old games.

    PS+ in terms of quality far exceeds that of xbox live.

    1) It’s optional on PS3, you don’t need it at all unless you want the extra games for an absolutely minuscule price.
    2) Games are pretty recent to be getting free
    3) On PS4 a subscription isn’t needed for Demos/ Video streaming/ other media apps
    4) Xbox force you to pay for everything, Getting demos and using a streaming service shouldn’t be locked to a subscription on the console, because that’s fucking stupid. If someone wants to watch netflix on their Xbox, should they really need to buy a second subscription with Xbox just to do so? certainly not.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Onholyservicebound

    Because Xbox has done so well in the past..
    PS2: 157 mil
    PS: 104 mil
    PS3: 80 mil
    PSP: 79 mil
    360: 78 mil
    Xbox: 24 mil

    Hmm, also that 2 mil difference between 360 and ps3 came of very recently, meaning interest in playstation has skyrocketed. The only place the one will sell well, or at all, will be in the US. Europe, Asia, and everywhere else prefers Playstation.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Albert_Wesker

    F2P games won’t need PS+ to play

    #61 2 years ago

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    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]