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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 1 year ago
  2. Hcw87

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

    #2 1 year ago
  3. pcbros

    Pretty surprising coming from a UK chain…

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

    #3 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  6. Pytox

    @4 well you get a slavebox one

    #6 1 year ago
  7. John117

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

    #7 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  21. Bloodstorm

    I think he’s five times wrong.

    #21 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  24. freedoms_stain

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

    #24 1 year ago
  25. DGOJG

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

    #25 1 year 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 1 year ago
  27. Panthro

    @22

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

    #27 1 year ago
  28. pcbros

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

    #28 1 year 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 1 year ago
  30. XanderZane

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

    #30 1 year 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 1 year ago
  32. Erthazus

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

    Lol.

    #32 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  38. youlost2004

    See you in December bro…..

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Javinator

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

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Javinator

    #37 hmmmm those names sound peculiar, lol.

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

    #40 1 year ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    lol!

    #41 1 year ago
  42. ysleiro

    SlaveStation 4. JAJAJAJA That’s a good one.

    #42 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  49. VibraniumSpork

    51@ That was epic :D

    #49 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  53. dexfx69

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

    #53 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  61. Albert_Wesker

    F2P games won’t need PS+ to play

    #61 1 year ago

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    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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