Sections

Nintendo Q2 financials: 300k Wii U consoles sold in quarter, software up

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 08:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo has published its second-quarter financial report. During the period some 300,000 Wii U consoles were sold as the company struggles to hit its year target of 9 million units. Meanwhile, 3DS hardware sales are down 22%.

The report was posted today and picked up by Eurogamer. The company confirmed an operating loss of ¥23.28 billion / $237 million, which marks a 20% year-on-year improvement. Net sales totalled ¥196.5 billion.

In hardware, for the period between July and September 2013, Nintendo managed to sell 300,000 Wii U consoles, which is an 87% increase on the previous quarter. That’s 460,000 units for the six-month period ended September 2013.

The company has not edited its 9 million Wii U console sale forecast for the fiscal year, despite now sitting at 3.91 million units sold worldwide since launch. It seems improbable now, but the uptake of units must come as encouraging to the company, which has seen a slow start across all territories.

Wii U software – on the other hand – saw a significant 400% leap in sales in Q2, totalling life-time sales of units worldwide, with Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD championed in Nintendo’s report.

The investors note said of Wii U’s performance, “The Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits.”

Meanwhile in handheld, 3DS console sales hit 3.89 million units for the period, while software sales hit 27.38 million. The console has sold 34.98 million units since it launched.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has proven to be a huge success with 2.49 million units sold in the period. Nintendo also noted “steady sales” of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Nintendo has maintained its projection of ¥100 billion operating income target, and has noted the release of Pokemon X & Y, the 2DS console and Super Mario 3D world as key drivers moving forward. The company is targeting big first-party releases moving forward to continue its momentum.

What do you make of the figures above? Let us know below.

Latest

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

86 Comments

  1. fengato

    What do I make of the figures? Nintendo are finally realising that they need to sell real games – to people who actually buy and care about games. About fookin time.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon

    I dont know what drug Iwata and co. are taking, but it surely works hard.

    Their forecast for this FY-
    1. 9 million Wii Us (not even 500k in half the year, so they think they will sell 8.5 million in 6 months. Joke)
    2. 100 million yen (about $1 billion) profit, after $200million loss this Q. LOL.

    Wii U is bleeding, 3DS is down over a million compared to last year (2ds effect is unknown , so it can rebound).

    And a $200 million operating loss.

    They are losing the plot, badly.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    I am out unless a shitstorm doesn’t occur.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. FabioPal

    “totalling 5.27 million units worldwide”

    5.27M units. Total. Wow.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    WiiU just can’t compete with any system at all. Not just consoles.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. game_on

    I’m not a financial expert (far from that), but the CVG article states a profit of $6.1 million. How does that add up to the $237 million loss in this article?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @6 They’ve fucked up it seems. Their piece has been edited. Finding a better source. Bear with me.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 Fixed. Sorry about that. Seems CVG’s numbers were a little off. It happens though. Those report documents are minefields for the eyes and brain.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    @8
    You go girl! strut your stuff! :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. game_on

    @Dave
    Thanks for the update!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 no problem :)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    So whenever Nintendo fixes the problems they have instead of feigning ignorance like its fanbase, maybe sales would be better/not down: but that is remaining a distant dream now.

    Huh? Honestly I was expecting a better effort of damage control and the repeating of what will happen once Game X, Y and others arrive, huh? Did very well for Nintendo that did. Oh well another day another game to cross off a magical list.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. mistermogul

    @3 – lol!

    :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dragon

    now here is something that is truly disturbing about Wii U sales-
    Regional breakdown Wii Us shipped-:
    140k Japan
    170K NA
    -20K Europe/Other
    You are seeing it right, negative shipments. I have never seen that ever. And previous quarter it was 10k only.
    Edit- Or zero shipments. Read the official report and couldnt find that negative shipment point, although many who have read it are saying that, so I may have missed something. Although it doesn’t matter. Ninty report states 10k Wii Us sold outside US and Japan this FY. Horrifying performance.

    Wii U is already dead in all of the world except US and Japan.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    I feel great pity for all the people who won’t play Mario 3D World with good friends this Christmas.

    Booting up your PS4′s / Xbone’s (after the updates obviously), and putting in Killzone / Ryse into the system for the first time…

    Hearts fluttering as the see TEH NEXT GEN GRAPHIX… It’s happening!!! Next gen is finally here!!! (a small moist patch appears)

    Then after 2 hours of QTE’s / Slow motion room breaching, a pang of familiarity kicks in…

    Hmmm… what is this feeling? It won’t go away?!

    Then… Far off into the distance you faintly hear:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65uNCLBTje0

    You put your pad down and press your nose against the cold frosty window…

    You see a house across the road, it’s warm and inviting… And, staring through the window you see a group of friends and family laughing and joking…

    Why are they so happy? They appear to be playing a game of some description…

    You look at the TV in their house, your eyes are immeadiatly blasted with a bright light! You fall back, what was that?!!!

    Then you realise… It was a Videogame!!! You stare back at Killzone Shadow Fall:

    http://h-7.abload.de/img/2011041520254523iuku.jpg

    Yuck… It’s so grey and brown… Your eyes vomit all over the floor in disgust. You press your face back up against the window… What game is this?

    Then you realise:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XlAwgjjcjkQ/TddDeoOI-eI/AAAAAAAACqQ/nZIgU7-SAOc/s320/Sexy_Mario_and_Luigi_by_coffeejelly.jpg

    It’s Mario!!! You realise what has been missing in your life as you head over the road through the snow to that warm beckoning house…

    You can hear the laughter as you approach the door and when it opens you are greeted with an assualt on your senses…

    It’s good to be home…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    @15
    Cool story bro.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. fengato

    @14 Well I’m confused – what are negative shipments exactly?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon

    @16,
    Agreed. Very cool.
    Too cool.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dragon

    @17,
    Ah, my bad. Zero shipment it is. Please check the edit.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. fengato

    @19 – things are bad, though not bad enough for 20K returns :-D.

    I think Gourmet experienced this kind of Christmas one year:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU

    #20 2 years ago
  21. pcbros

    “Nintendo managed to sell 300,000 Wii U consoles, which is an 87% increase on the previous quarter… the uptake of units must come as encouraging to the company.”

    An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…

    “Wii U software… saw a significant 400% leap in sales in Q2, totalling life-time sales of units worldwide”

    An increase in Wii U software sales as well.

    Yet somehow people are still bent on talking about Nintendo’s epic fail, while others are just trying to provoke a “crapstorm”.

    I’ll take this as a small positive step and pass on the bait…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @15
    Interesting use of a Gears pic to illustrate KZ:SF which has been noted for it’s more expansive colour palette. When does the laughter turn to tears as they realise it’s the same as the 3DS game they already played but with a cat suit? ;)

    WiiU hardware and software sales improved but no where near where they should be considering this covered the official recent price drop and some high profile releases.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    The article probably should make mention of how more units were shipped back to Nintendo in Europe than actually sold.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. monkeygourmet

    @22
    :) I was trying to make people rage!

    If the good titles keep rolling out (1 a month is good), then no probs. If however, they do something like cancel Zelda because they are canning the system, then yeah, not so cool.

    Bad sales do not take away good games unless they can the system. Until Nintendo does that prematurially, then it’s not really a concern for me.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    Agreed. They do need to maintain some momentum though.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. pcbros

    #22 – “WiiU hardware and software sales improved but no where near where they should be”

    You nailed it. Positive news for the Wii U but still not good enough overall.

    I personally still think the price is too high (only $100 cheaper than a PS4) and there are still too few high profile games. I think they still have a chance to make the Wii U relatively successful. I just don’t know if they will be able to drop the price much more. For me, they need to get it as close as possible to $200.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. jakrabbit

    @monkeygourmet your creative writing would make a great advertisement for the Wii U, and in my opinion far better than anything their own marketing guru’s have come up with to date.
    I’m waiting for Iwata to step down which probably will be at the beginning of the next financial year, I think he became a bit over confident from the Wii’s success

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DrDamn

    @26
    Agree, it needs to be the very clear budget alternative.

    In terms of being a resounding success then this year and this Christmas was crucial and they just don’t have enough of the right big hitters available. In my opinion they needed Mario Kart & one other known franchise which clearly demonstrated the value of the controller this year. Having missed both of those I still think they will pick up numbers and continue support with great titles, but this year will go down as a huge missed opportunity.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    That Nintendo are not changing their forecast given the figures just reported is astonishing.

    And it’s nice to see some percentages with context. I guess that’s the difference between delivering afinancial report instead of a mere PR statement.

    JM

    #29 2 years ago
  30. polygem

    let me quote Iwata: “When we talk about Nintendo we cannot ignore (former president) Hiroshi Yamauchi who just recently passed away. He always said that if you have failure, you don’t need to be too concerned. You always have good things and bad, and this reflects the history of Nintendo. If you do the same thing as others, it will wear you out. Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge [the status quo] by making something new, rather than competing in an existing market.”

    wiiu sales aren´t good – that does not mean that IN THE LONG RUN this will lead towards a bad situation for nintendo.
    nintendo are probably the best in the games industry at focussing on their strenghts, on their ip´s and making them extremely strong and succesfull businesswise. no other company in gaming has that many strong franchises and such a clear, constant vision and believeable corporate idenditiy over decades.
    iwata is a great ceo – that wiiu isn´t doing so well doesn´t mean it is a failure for the company as a whole if you have the bigger picture in mind which is- keeping nintendo reputation strong, great ip´s, innovative and creative hardware and game ideas that are different to other experiences available.
    the wiiu doesn´t hurt nintendos reputation at all. it´s a solid system and nothing to be ashamed of. it´s about a long term vison. look at the last 30 years, look at where nintendo are standing now, even with it´s virtual boy, even gamecube partially. yes, these machines could have been more succesful but in the long run they are no failures just lessons learned. it´s a matter of perspective. nintendo only grew stronger and stronger over the years. a guy like iwata, who is able to have a vision in mind and then focus on that is a rare breed but indeed, in the long run, good for a corporation. no way he should be fired, he´s totally the right guy in the right position at the right time.

    sorry for typos and bad grammar. rushed. you get the message.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. stealth

    Nintendo will be fine. A lot of over reaction here.

    3ds is doing AMAZING. Its pretty remarkable. Sales dont constantly increase.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. stealth

    Nintendo did have profit. 6.1 million. The loss was before the revenue. You guys should learn finance.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    @32
    http://www.4-traders.com/NINTENDO-CO-LTD-6491906/news/Nintendo-Co-Ltd–Nintendo-Racks-Up-Operating-Loss-17409872/

    It’s an operating loss.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. stealth

    An operating loss before net profit. They made net profit

    ” Favourable exchange rates meant the company turned a small profit of ¥600 million ($6.1 million), which is still a marked improvement over the previous year’s loss of ¥28 billion ($186 million).”

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/30/wii-u-nintendo-sells-under-500000-in-six-months

    #34 2 years ago
  35. stealth

    That article you linked to buy the way is full of generalized mis information

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Dragon

    @12,
    “Honestly I was expecting a better effort of damage control and the repeating of what will happen once Game X, Y and others arrive, huh? Did very well for Nintendo that did. Oh well another day another game to cross off a magical list.”
    They were just late, but they are here.

    As expected, spin doctors here are more concerned about “Wii U haters” than Wii U itself, despite damning numbers in front.
    Whatever floats their boat I guess. Its just hilarious how much people try to escape the reality.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. stealth

    ^ Wii U has outsold the ps3 so far year 1 and is on pace to sell more than the 360 did year one.

    And your saying its impossible for things to get better? arrogant are you?

    The reality is this is a new system. Period

    #37 2 years ago
  38. The_Red

    @33
    Dude, it’s stealth. He/she is like all VG247′s fanboys + all of its trolls times 2 when it comes to defending Nintendo.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. pcbros

    @36 – We are all talking about the increase in sales. Some view it as pathetic, some as encouraging. Not a lot of talk about Wii U haters. You can see equal amounts of talk about “Ninty” fans as well.

    Not seeing your point.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Dragon

    “arrogant are you?”
    Getting hurt when someone shows the truth.

    Keep shouting. Numbers are clear.

    @38,
    Makes sense.

    @39,
    Oh? Who said this?
    “An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…”
    Live and let live.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. stealth

    The truth is, all new systems do horribly in the beginning but dooming it is the height of stupidity.

    People doomed the 3ds and now its the most successful system on the planet.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Legendaryboss

    @37
    What year is it Stealth? Could have sworn we were in 2013 not 2005/6/7.

    The reailty is that Wii U is in a bad place sales wise compared to its competition, the reailty is that it was a new system a year ago.

    Another concerning factor is how quick people are to forbid people for pointing out problems with Nintendo, never seems to be the case they take on with MS/Sony.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Dragon

    @LB,
    And Wiiu is doing worse than what PS3/360 did, he is just spinning it wrong. Its the worst numbers in years for any console.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. polygem

    @dragon and legendaryboss: it’s getting a bit repetitive, don’t you think? we’re getting your point. it smells like a biased mess every single time but we’re getting it. do you really think you have to post the same posts over and over and over again?

    :)

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DrDamn

    @37
    “Wii U has outsold the ps3 so far year 1 and is on pace to sell more than the 360 did year one.”

    WiiU sales are currently 3.91 million, in September 2007 i.e. after the same amount of time PS3 sales were 5.63m.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-10-30-nintendo-sells-more-wii-us-but-admits-its-still-hurting-profits
    http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/PlayStation_3

    #45 2 years ago
  46. pcbros

    @40 – “As expected, spin doctors here are more concerned about “Wii U haters” than Wii U itself”

    All my comments refer to Wii U sales vs one reference to Wii U haters. So I fail to see how the focus was on Wii U haters.

    I said, “An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…”

    Do you like the Wii U or do you hate it? Are you encouraged by the sales increase?

    If you like the Wii U or are indifferent about it, you wouldn’t make such an effort to highlight it’s failures in every Nintendo sales article. You even make sure to highlight in bold it’s poor numbers.

    I respect your opinion but I fail to see what drives you to point out the same thing in every article. I like Nintendo and I hope they can succeed some how. My posts reflect that.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Joe Musashi

    CTRL+F, “Hater”

    Nobody mentioned “Hater” before you did. And since then the only mention of haters has been to quote and reference your bringing that term up in the first place.

    Don’t complain about the smoke when you’re the one starting fires.

    JM

    #47 2 years ago
  48. dreamcastnews

    Here’s to another 100+ Nintendo thread ‘shitstorm’.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. stealth

    ^ tell me about it

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Francis O

    @37

    Don’t try to talk sense into Dragon, he doesn’t want to compare the first year’s of the Wii U to the PS3 or Xbox 360, because that’s where he has no numbers to back up his stupid claims that the Wii U is dead.

    Dragon is the master of the “fake console wars”. Damage control for Sony, bash the hell out of Nintendo because he is a corporate slave to Sony.

    Don’t listen to this Drone Dragon. He is more concerned about sales than ACTUALLY PLAYING good games. Which is why he is a poser and fake gamer.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Legendaryboss

    ^ The irony, below irrelevant and based on thin air.

    And here we go: Now i’m out.

    Edit: @Michael
    Read that post fully.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Francis O

    There is no irony, I play all systems and see the good in all systems. That’s a fact.

    Unlike you Legendaryboss. At least if I talk about sales, I actually have all the systems I TALK ABOUT. Even a freaking Vita which I just bought

    So please do yourself a favor and Fu#koff

    #52 2 years ago
  53. pcbros

    @47 – Funny how you’re ok with someone calling an entire fan base ignorant but you get offended when I mention how Wii U haters will always point out the negative and ignore the positive.

    Typical JM…

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @51 You said you were out nearly 59 poats ago. You’ve also edited your post with additional sentences at least three times, in the last 15 minutes since making that post.

    If you keep poking the bear, quit acting surprised when he rips your face off. Stop goading people then playing innocent.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. zinc

    @54, Surely that’s “poking the bear”?

    Unless your talking about Chuck Norris’s beard?

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Ireland Michael

    @55 -_-

    Typo. =P

    #56 2 years ago
  57. fearmonkey

    @55 – I thought the same thing, “poking the beard”. I just figured it was some non US analogy or something lol.

    @56 – lol, sometimes typos are funny, should have kept it.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. sebastien rivas

    Happy news for Nintendo.
    Happy it is finally taking off.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Professor Zoom

    Francis, ignore that retard, he’s seriously a troll, writing on a site 24 hours a day.

    Lengendarytroll you argue with everybody here, you always comment here, sometimes I see you answering my posts 1 or 2 minutes after me writing one, you argue with me who don’t like Nintendo, and you argue with those who do like Nintendo, you even argue with those who like PS3 and enjoy playing on that, don’t you have better things to do? Get a life dude.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Joe Musashi

    @53 Not commenting on something doesn’t mean somebody is “ok” about it. That’s merely assumption on your part.

    And it’s also a rather obvious side-stepping of your unhelpful introducing ‘wii u haters’ as a term when it’s both unneeded and unfounded. Making such a generalism inaccurate and it’s little more than a preemptive effort to dismiss a view that may not fall in line with the one you’d prefer to see.

    Look at the sheer volume of vitriolic fiction, deflection and dismissals raised in light of simple, clear, factual information. As telling as it always is.

    Same old same old.

    JM

    #60 2 years ago
  61. polygem

    “President Satoru Iwata said that the success of Nintendo’s newest console and the future direction of the firm were riding on the performance of a slate of new games during the upcoming holiday sales season. Once those results were in, Nintendo executives would review them to decide “what the company needs to do, over the long-term, about its platform,” Mr. Iwata said.

    In the past, Mr. Iwata has said doing so could mean death for the company, which relies on the lure of its games to convince players to buy its hardware. On Wednesday, Mr. Iwata’s stance appeared to have softened, although he still maintained that the company’s fortunes could turn around with upcoming releases of key titles such as “Super Mario 3D World,” “Wii Party U,” and “Wii Fit U.”

    “One game has the power to change everything,” Mr. Iwata said, smiling often during the meeting with reporters, which lasted almost an hour beyond the initially scheduled 30 minutes. ”Are we satisfied with these sales results? No. Is it impossible to recover from this? No.” Mr. Iwata, who has said he is committed to the operating-profit target, put on a brave face, telling reporters that that target was still achievable”

    source: mynintendonews

    http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/30/iwata-is-naturally-unhappy-with-q2-2014-results-but-claims-major-overhaul-isnt-necessary/

    #61 2 years ago
  62. pcbros

    @60 – The fact you took the time to cherry pick my statement, which did not specifically target anyone, reveals a lot about your true intentions.

    You can hide and say, “it’s merely assumption on your part”, but it doesn’t take much to connect the dots.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Joe Musashi

    Besides your own repeated side-stepping of your unnecessary and inaccurate “wii u haters” generalism, nobody is doing any hiding.

    Just as you have before, in the absence of legitimate information, you have chosen to create your own and are running with it.

    Same old same old.

    JM

    #63 2 years ago
  64. polygem

    @pcbros: don’t dance the dance with the ninja. he’s out of tune. no matter what you’ll say. he’ll twist and spin it. it’s his number one hobby.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Ireland Michael

    Lets all kiss and make up.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Joe Musashi

    Telling, isn’t it, that another one fond of labelling others as ‘hater’ when they don’t share their views, should encourage such behaviour in another.

    Spin, fiction, attacks, name-calling, deflection and dismissals. Always coming from the same quarters.

    JM

    #66 2 years ago
  67. polygem

    *kisses everyone*
    *shivers*
    *leaves*

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Ireland Michael

    @66 KISS AND MAKE UP, DAMMIT!

    #68 2 years ago
  69. pcbros

    @63 – “An increase in hardware sales with real numbers. Encouraging? Not to Wii U haters…”

    ^^^ That’s the statement that some how offended you.

    Since you love facts and hate assumptions, what is wrong with that statement? Are you saying that Wii U haters are indeed encouraged and happy about the increase in sales?

    Please provide “legitimate information” to back up your response.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Dragon

    @54,
    You have a problem with #51, but not the fanboy drivel written in #50?
    I am sure you delete those same type of comments of DaMan aimed at you in the forums every time.
    Double standards?

    @pcbros,
    I am sure you didn’t realised it due to your positivity about Ninty, but I am a realist. I just state the facts about companies.
    I will be the first one to acknowledge I was wrong if Wii U ever bounces back, but it wont happen. Its already dead outside US and Japan, there is no disputing that.
    Funny thing, no one here has a problem when I or anyone else comment regarding facts about MS, Sony and others. I was in MS charts (and posted relevant facts about them, no one squatted), and most here weren’t, yet change in company and see.

    @Polygem,
    I don’t have a problem with you being a Wii U promoter. I don’t think you should have a problem with me stating facts.
    Live and let live.

    …….

    Well, that’s about all I wanted to say. I will save some of my virtual ink for Sony Q2 results due in a few hours. See ya all there ;)

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Joe Musashi

    @69 Nice try, but no. Your fondness for continually making shortsighted assumptions keeps betraying you.

    Introducing the generalism you introduced (and have repeatedly tried to foist on to others since) and then pretending your obvious and continually side-stepping of queries as to why you felt the need to label people as haters in the first place is what is the crux of this.

    That you persistently fail to see your contradictory behaviour (or are simply being deliberately obtuse and keep deflecting so as to avoid acknowldgeing what you wrote) has become increasingly damaging to you.

    Every additional side-step, each new attempt at deflection, each reply that refuses acknowledgement damns you further.

    JM

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Ireland Michael

    @70 I delete *all* comments from DaMan of an inflammatory nature on the forums, whether they’re aimed at me or anyone else, after being given permission to do so.

    I wasn’t comparing your posts to that kind of extremity at all. You’re not going around mocking every single user on the site and calling people mentally retarded.

    Just trying to offer some friendly advice, that’s all. *shrugs*

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Dragon

    @72,
    Not at me, but I don’t think LB was at fault there. The most inflammatory comment here is #50 don’t you think?

    Just to clarify on my earlier comment, there are indeed call backs on WiiU this year, 20k units have been returned back, hence its negative shipments. So, the numbers are-
    140k Japan
    170K NA
    -20K Europe/Other
    First time ever for a console probably. Horrendously bad.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. polygem

    @68: ok, here is kiss AND make up then.

    http://giphy.com/gifs/gxqz7tcFwH2Ni/

    #74 2 years ago
  75. fearmonkey

    @Polygem – don’t dance the dance with the ninja – -omg I so want to use that for a song…lol

    #75 2 years ago
  76. polygem

    you can have it =)

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Ireland Michael

    @74 Funny.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. pcbros

    @71 – As you have done so many times in the past, you totally avoid the question and resort to twisted, philosophical comments full of vague, opinionated points.

    Typical…

    #78 2 years ago
  79. pcbros

    @70 – I understand how you feel about the Wii U. I never said the Wii U was selling well. I don’t think the Wii U is in a good position neither. I don’t even own a Wii U. I never questioned your facts or data. I see it.

    But how can you not see that going to Nintendo articles, just to declare it’s death constantly is not annoying to Nintendo fans? Whether it be true or not.

    You have the right to post those comments however, just like we have the right to post our own.

    Btw, just so you know, at the end of the day, I don’t hold a grudge… not even to those commenting from the 27th dimension.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Joe Musashi

    Deflection. Again.

    Point proven. Again.

    Re-read #71. You keep damning yourself with every post.

    Perhaps next time you stride into a discussion you won’t make such a childish effort to control it by calling others ‘haters’ pre-emptively just in case they don’t share your narrow views. Your behaviour to being asked about your childish strategy was to act like a child – pouting and deflecting and resorting to name-calling. Grow up.

    JM

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Ireland Michael

    @78 You do realise if even one of you stopped, this stupid argument would end instantly, right?

    Why are you wasting your breath?

    #81 2 years ago
  82. pcbros

    ^^^ Good point…

    #82 2 years ago
  83. YoungZer0

    @82: Don’t listen to him, keep going.

    #83 2 years ago
  84. DarkElfa

    The Wii U is the only console I own. It was a gift and I use it for Netflix upstairs.

    It’s nice to go from main TV to personal viewing on the controller in a touch.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. pcbros

    @84 – Do you have any games for it?

    #85 2 years ago
  86. kensredemption

    Here I thought IGN was bad…some people seriously need to learn the meaning of “live and let live”.

    #86 1 year ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.