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Pokemon X & Y still tops on Media Create, Wii U moves over 38,000 units

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 14:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Pokemon X and Y was still in the number one slot on the Media Create charts in Japan for the week ending November 3, and while the title helped 3DS LL maintain its spot at number one, Wii U soared to second place with 38,802 units sold thanks to the release of Wii Party U.

Here’s the full software chart for October 28 – November 3. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses. Last week’s sales are here.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 162,347 (2,731,470)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 52,826 (136,709)
  3. [3DS] Danball Senki Wars (Level-5, 10/31/13) – 50,217 (New)
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 46,729 (2,872,106)
  5. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 38,179 (74,181)
  6. [Wii U] Wii Party U (Nintendo, 10/31/13) – 37,371 (New)
  7. [PSV] Gundam Breaker (Namco Bandai, 10/31/13) – 33,775 (New)
  8. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two, 10/10/13) – 32,666 (531,266)
  9. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 (Compile Heart, 10/31/13) – 31,811 (New)
  10. [PS3] Tears to Tiara II: Haou no Matsuei (Aquaplus, 10/31/13) – 24,422 (New)
  11. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (Arc System Works, 10/24/13) – 14,307 (86,771)
  12. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 13,563 (76,137)
  13. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (Konami, 10/24/13) – 12,866 (37,197)
  14. [PSP] Diabolik Lovers More, Blood (Idea Factory, 10/24/13) – 5,929 (16,411)
  15. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 5,421 (1,485,035)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,263 (3,456,116)
  17. [PSP] Shinsou Version: Heart no Kuni no Alice Wonderful Wonder World (QuinRose, 10/31/13) – 4,811 (New)
  18. [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft, 10/10/13) – 4,412 (100,574)
  19. [PSP] Seishun Hajimemashita! (Honeybee, 10/31/13) – 4,352 (New)
  20. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) – 4,156 (305,203)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 43. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 58,627 (69,001)
  • Wii U – 38,802 (2,598)
  • 3DS – 29,749 (40,507)
  • PSV – 27,618 (24,513)
  • PS3 – 11,148 (11,460)
  • PSP – 3,680 (3,807)
  • Wii – 477 (742)
  • 360 – 328 (351)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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31 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    I’m surprised Wii U party helped the sales.

    Nintendo in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

    Edit for number crunch:

    Top Nintendo game sells 109,521 more copies than its closest rival.

    Nintendo sells 127,655 consoles, it’s rivals sell:

    Sony : 42,446
    MS : 328

    That’s 85,209 consoles over its nearest rival.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Wii U outsold 3DS!!!!!
    The original.

    Was there not also bundles for Wii U launching this week? May have also contributed to this?

    PS3+PS Vita are holding steadily. Bomba below that.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon

    Great number for Wii U, mainly because of the bundle.
    And Wii Party U sold about 70k including bundles. One of the highest FW for Wii U software in Japan. MC doesn’t add bundles in software numbers, hence the lower number. Quite good.

    Will be interesting to see how long this boost is.

    Vita is doing great too. Quite surprised that it held 25k+ despite having no big games (only 2 PS3 remakes) this week.

    Overall, a very good week. Holidays coming.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. dreamcastnews

    I sincerely hope we are heading towards the end of the one year dead zone that Nintendo machines seem to suffer from. It makes sense that the console would start to gain sales towards Christmas so it’s seriously down to Nintendo to pull the stops out.

    I doubt it’ll last but good on them :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Francis O

    Just about a week or two ago, both Dragon and LegendaryJAss were saying the Wii U is dead because of the MEDIA Create sales charts.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    Nintendo should thank all the casuals and mum and dads around the world.

    This console got _NOTHING_ to offer me as a core gamer though.

    I wonder how long until they’ll announce their next gen console.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    @5
    And what are we both saying now? Something that doesn’t fit in your “oh holy of Nintendo” nonsense/agenda? Oh look the “I forbid it” in regards to calling Wii U dead which i didn’t in your scenario has appeared.

    I’m sorry that ain’t going to fly Nintendroid, until someone attacks for me calling PS Vita dead and listing problems like i do similarly for Wii U. This is a case of I forbid it, oh holy thou Nintendo and/or pro-nintendo sensitivity which isn’t an excuse enough for me to
    counter.

    Also i find it amusing how you fixate on negative problems in your head when positive comments arise and do the opposite.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. polygem

    @6: you just aren’t hardcore enough for the wiiu man. seriously, that beast of a videogameconsole just isn’t for you teenage *hardcore* cute gamers. don’t give up. you can get there if you work hard enough. be hardcore!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O

    Legendaryidiot, that should be your new permanent name. You’re too dense to see the subliminal hints I left in my statement.

    My comment was to let you idiots know to stop hanging your opinion on a console from week to week like jackasses.

    Let price drops happen, let new software come out, let marketing come in. Just because something doesn’t sell good one week or for a few, doesn’t mean its dead or it should be considered that way.

    Let things play out instead of being emotional tampon soaked idiots that base your opinion on something on a whim from week to week.

    Fucking idiot. This has NOTHING to do with being Nintendroid.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Legendaryboss

    @9
    Your only proving my point: thats another approach/extension/poor attack of “I forbid it.” Thats covers everything your saying (if only i could link that gif). Your the only ONE getting emotional over Dragon calling Wii U dead, i did not say it.

    Nintendroid remark was a point about you in general.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. game_on

    If Wii Party U pushes this much consoles, imagine what Super Mario 3D World will do…
    Wii U finally taking off!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. CyberMarco

    @Francis

    “Let price drops happen, let new software come out, let marketing come in. Just because something doesn’t sell good one week or for a few, doesn’t mean its dead or it should be considered that way.”

    So I presume we wont see any critical statement of yours regarding the PS4/XB1, if they have a year+ of a so-so success. Well, not until all the things you mentioned above take place I guess…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Francis O

    @10

    And you completely side stepped my point because you can’t answer my rebuttal.

    Nobody is proving your point.

    Both you and Dragon are both like tweens that base decisions from week to week instead of giving a console proper time to develop get games, ect..

    It took the PS3 damn near 3 years to get some good sales going. Both of you guys don’t like Nintendo, so you’ll be rash, and quick to judge. Like a teenager going through emotional distress.

    All I did was call to light that two weeks ago you guys were dooming and have been dooming the Wii U.

    Stop basing this shit from week to week. Just wait at LEAST two year, damn.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Francis O

    @12 CyberMarco

    Of course!

    All platforms need time to mature.

    PS3, Xbox 360, DS, 3DS, all experienced slow sales.

    Nothing will change next gen, especially in Japan. The 3DS is going to spank the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One combined.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. CyberMarco

    “The 3DS is going to spank the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One combined.”

    Apples and apricots…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Legendaryboss

    @13
    I didn’t side-step you did but not me, what you did and are still doing is “forbidding me” in a hostile way. And your overlooking the fact that I did not doom Wii U.

    I will only offer a rebuttal when you A. Stop insulting. B. Stop the “I forbid it approach”. C. acknowledge the fact the i am not dooming Wii U. D. acknowledge the fact that “i don’t like Nintendo” is in your head. E. acknowledge the fact that “i forbid it approach” is only happening with Nintendo.

    I’m not going to judge platforms on your terms, but mine. You don’t like it deal with it but stop taking the “I forbid it approach” on everything Nintendo.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Super Girevik

    This is indeed surprising. Let’s see what happens after Super Mario 3D World, which looks stunning, and Mario Kart 8 hit the stores. I personally do not want to see Nintendo go, they bring a different approach to gaming.

    To this day, I kick myself for not buying Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. What a dullard I proved to be! I won’t make the same mistake with X.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Francis O

    @15

    No its not.

    The 3DS isn’t a smart phone or something. Its gets counted against every other dedicated gaming machine out there.

    It that wasn’t the case, why don’t they separate the portable devices from the console devices?

    @16 you didn’t doom the Wii U? You agreed with Dragon its pretty much dead before it got a official price cut, or bundles, or even has been on the Japanese market for year.

    You refuted that Zelda will help sales in the US based on nothing but your imagination instead of ACTUALLY looking at past Zelda games, and how they sell in America compared to Japan.

    Now that the Wii U sales are picking up, you’re backtracking? LOL, like I said, you make your decisions on a whim from week to week.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Joe Musashi

    “..You’re too dense to see the subliminal hints I left in my statement.”

    Yes. When I think of Francis O, I think of his subtle tone:

    “…you idiots…like jackasses….emotional tampon soaked idiots….Fucking idiot.”

    Wait a moment..

    “This has NOTHING to do with being Nintendroid.”

    ..that’s an implicit confession if I ever saw one!

    “Just wait at LEAST two year, damn.”

    This is a statement worth remembering.

    Well done Nintendo, your 3DS continues to dominate. ヽ(´ー`)ノ

    JM

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Francis O

    @19

    I was purely responding to LegendaryJackass, not you. And when I think of Joe i Think of:

    “We do not own our own games”

    You’re the only “gamer” that would claim that. Go work for Microsoft bot.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Super Girevik

    Nice to see the Vita selling reasonably well. That’s a great handheld that just needs a little help. Sucker Punch and Naughty Dog need to show support for this system.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Joe Musashi

    @20 I’m glad you remember me for being factually accurate. A shame that you misquote me though.

    JM

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Legendaryboss

    @Francis
    I love your misinterpretation on everything i say it even continues in an article i linked.

    “You agreed with Dragon its pretty much dead before it got a official price cut, or bundles, or even has been on the Japanese market for year.”

    Can’t find the article, but i know i told you twice this is close to what i said i agreed with Dragon to a point, can’t remember that point but it wasn’t doomed.

    “Now that the Wii U sales are picking up, you’re backtracking?” You can’t backtrack on something i never said.

    “you make your decisions on a whim from week to week.” Oh are you no longer forbidding it?

    I’m judging the platforms based on the sales on a week by week basis which is done by MC on a week by week basis.

    Interesting while i was looking for the comment in which i agreed to a point with Dragon i stumbled upon this: “Nintendo taking the number one software and two hardware is not a bad thing. And when more software comes out it will be right back there at the top” “Nintendo is at the top of the charts…. it sucks it wasn’t enough.” You judged performance on a week by week basis. Of course the numbers agreed with you.
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/17/pikmin-3-bests-other-high-profile-releases-during-debut-week-in-japan/#comment-512954

    “You refuted that Zelda will help sales in the US based on nothing but your imagination” Uh no i refuted your initial claim which said Zelda always sells then you said usually, i was refuting the change of words not the sales. LOL my imagination, coming from you how many exclusives on Wii U have you checked off that list of your games that you thought would propel Nintendo to number 1?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Francis O

    “Can’t find the article, but i know i told you twice this is close to what i said i agreed with Dragon to a point, can’t remember that point but it wasn’t doomed.”

    Dragon said the Wii U is pretty much dead, you agreed with him. Plain and simple.

    I’m judging the platforms based on the sales on a week by week basis which is done by MC on a week by week basis

    - No you’ve been judging the “fate” of a console based on a week to week basis. Don’t lie, you have. You agreed with the drone corporate slave Dragon.

    When did I ever say that all the games on my list would “propel the Wii U to #1″

    - Unlike you drones I own every SINGLE GAME I’ve mentioned will help the Wii U sell. Because I’m a gamer, and I’m more worried about the GOOD games then you troll/Sony slaves will ever be.

    All you guys do is comment on Nintendo and their games, yet HAVE NO INTENSION of playing.

    You guys are just trolling on sales numbers, every single week. Seriously, even if the Wii U did end up selling a lot….are you guys going play Mario Kart 8 next year? What about Monolith SOft’s X, Shin Megami Tensei, Bayonetta 2, Zelda Wii U, DKC Tropical Freeze. NOPE

    You guys aren’t going to play ANY of Nintendo’s games….SO WHY ARE YOU SO WORRIED ABOUT THEIR sales to comment every single time.

    Easy, drone/Sony slaves.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    ^ Ah i see the overlooking of what i said multiple times to suit your agenda, lies, Bitterness, consiparcy theories, stuff you can’t prove and the i forbid it approach returns.

    Okay i going to say this again prove it all, links i want to see links to my comments where i admitted to all of it, because your just bullshitting otherwise and that would mean your spouting nothing.

    When did I ever say that all the games on my list would “propel the Wii U to #1″ Your words: “And when more software comes out it will be right back there at the top”

    I’m done with you until i see links to all of what your saying, because i’m confident you can’t prove it.

    “You guys are just trolling on sales numbers, every single week.” Like this week, oh no. Well its a disproven point anyway “Seriously, even if the Wii U did end up selling a lot….are you guys going play Mario Kart 8 next year…” So we need to play them in order to talk figures, again we are not doing things on your terms. Okay then do not list the following phrase until those games launch “what will happen when game….” Because that is hoping for big things to happen.

    http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/bloguploads/family-guy-gif-hater-0.gif Troll harder…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Joe Musashi

    When Francis is right, well, he’s right. It’s true. I HAVE NO INTENSION of playing those games.

    JM

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    the triforce of ninjajoelegendragon…give it a break guys. 1,2,3 repeater.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Francis O

    Legendayidiot, answer the question.

    If you dont plan on playing any of nintendo’s games, why are you always on everysingle thread about nintendo?

    I dont comment or waste my time with shit im not going to play anything on…. like the Iphone games or some shit.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Francis O

    And joe, of couse u arent going to play nintendo’s games. I can tell by your posts you are a bot with no real passion for gaming.

    Go work for ms, bot

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Super Girevik

    Francis, do you know if there are any plans to re-release Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii? I want to play this game but I don’t want to pay $80 for a used copy.

    By the way, I enjoy all games. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all engender incredible games 8)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Francis O

    @30

    As of now I have no clue, I have to think they will do some type of promotion with Monolith Soft’s X Next year.

    #31 2 years ago

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    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • 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 […]