Xbox One: over one million consoles sold through in less than 24 hours

Saturday, 23 November 2013 13:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One’s launch was “the biggest launch in Xbox history,” Microsoft has said, with more than one million consoles sold through worldwide in less than 24 hours. These figures surpassed day one Xbox 360 sales and set a new record for Microsoft according to the firm.

Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers, and Microsoft said it is working to replenish stock as fast as possible “to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers.” Corporate VP Phil Harrison said as much at launch yesterday.

“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, CVP of marketing and strategy. “Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”

The firm also dropped a few Xbox Live gameplay figures for the new console, stating that in the last 24 hours:

  • Over 60 million zombies have been killed in Dead Rising 3
  • Over 3.6 million miles were driven in Forza Motorsport 5
  • Over 7.1 million combos were pulled off in Killer Instinct
  • Over 8.5 million enemies have been defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Over 43.3 million Fit Points were earned in Xbox Fitness

Xbox One launched in 13 markets yesterday with 22 game titles available, including 10 exclusive titles.


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  1. Obernox

    Good news for consoles 8)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    Nope, they are deeeeeaaaaad :D

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Obernox


    #3 1 year ago
  4. Nam3M3King

    No offense or fanboy intended but that sucks, for worldwide & Sony did for US

    #4 1 year ago
  5. For Blood

    Considering the PS4 launched in 11 less markets and did the same number, this is terrible news for M$.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. game_on

    Nice to see the X1 do so well. The PS4 will probably sell better, but the fact that both consoles sold out at day one implies that at the moment it’s a close call.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Beta

    It shows there’s demand and that’s good. I’m glad it’s doing well. A big slap in the face to people saying consoles are dead :D

    But Sony did manage the same number in far less markets so credit to them also :)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Xbone

    Cant wait for next weekend. “sony sold 1m units in the eu” :D

    #8 1 year ago
  9. hosseincode

    you should have mentioned in the article PS4 did the same in just NA

    #9 1 year ago
  10. truth

    Well done to Microsoft. Not a bad sale figure at all.
    If I could I would get both. Let the 29th come fast!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. GK

    and still left one of biggest countries for Sony,Japan,UK and rest of europe of course.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. TrickyAudio

    Dat 399.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Zeronohero

    @6 nowhere did it state both consoles sold out. I can walk into any store in Miami and still find an Xbox One. My brother bought his last night. I cant find a PS4 to save my life though.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    Who keeps saying ‘consoles are dead’ btw?

    These devices are both media boxes now, the term console is getting less and less relevant IMO.

    The Wii U is the nearest thing we have to a traditional ‘console’ and it’s not doing too well. So maybe there is some truth in the statement.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    Oh jesus!

    #15 1 year ago
  16. monkeygourmet


    I take it you disagree. Just respond rather than generic gifing!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ashmael

    This is roughly 75.000 consoles sold per territory. These are not good news for Microsoft.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. DeVitowned

    I was thinking the same thing about its global sales being the same as PS4′s US launch. They haven’t even sold through all the units as my Wal-Mart still has plenty to spare. The demand just isn’t as high for it, and, in my opinion, the launch is a bit more interesting than the competition’s. Still, I would rather have a PS4 and enjoy the new Mario on the Wii U.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Beta

    They need to cut that price, IMO that’s one of the main things holding them back.

    And now that I’ve thought about it, this launch isn’t as good as I first thought. Be interesting to compare it to PS4′s global sales.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    Okay only because you phrased it so nicely ;)

    If the Xbox One and PS4 were media devices and the Wii U is a “traditional console”. Explain to me why the followings occurred.

    PS4/One = More Third Party Games In Addition To First Party Games. Unprecedented (Can’t think of another word) Demand For Both On Launch, Both Had a Million Sold Within 24hrs. Superior Online Experience.

    Wii U = Less Third Party Games (Obvious In 2014) In Addition To First Party Games. 1 Week to reach 400,000. Online? No Comment. Nintendo says they will be there in 10yrs.

    It is a little embarrassing when Media devices outpace a traditional console in terms of third party support and so many other factors.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Erthazus

    That’s not really a great performance.
    In fact Wii, PS3 and 360 beat PS2 launch and still no one got even close to PS2 numbers and that console was for 5 life cycle at best while 7th gen consoles are 7 years here.

    The reason why it sold more then previous consoles is because we are living at the age of the internet and information that spreads faster compared to the past.

    1 million is nothing. Everything depends in the long run. Sony beat Microsoft to the punch selling 1 million units in the US where Microsoft dominated Sony last gen

    and still, it’s not a fantastic performance. – here you go. 350 million PC’s sell every year as the example. One year and PC sales are getting lower each year which is also not that great as the example.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Rockstar Vienna

    Never thought i would say this… but i totally agree with Erthazus.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. monkeygourmet



    You are right on above points. I’m just trying to get across the term ‘videogame console’ doesn’t really mean the same thing as it once did.

    They have become Trojan horse devices for media control in the living room space. I’m not saying Nintendo wouldn’t want a piece of that pie, they just can’t hope to compete with Sony / MS / Apple in that respect.

    The fact that Nintendo can’t hope to compete in that space means they have to operate as a ‘disrupter’ company for better / worse.

    Well, that’s my take on it anyway.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Legendaryboss

    Anyway just some more fun facts for you guys to consider:
    Playstation 4 – 24hr – over 1 million console sold.
    Xbox One Global Launch – 24hrs – over 1 million sold.
    PS2 took 3 days to ship 1 million units.
    Wii U – 1 week(168hr) – 400 000 console sold.
    Wii – 8 days(192hr) – 600 000 console sold.
    Playstation 3 – 2 months – 1 million console sold.
    Xbox 360 – 2 weeks – 326,000 console sold.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. monkeygourmet


    Was a big build up to this gen :)

    #25 1 year ago
  26. viralshag

    In terms of sales they’ve done a third in a day what Nintendo has done in a year, Christmas still to go. I’d say they’ve done alright.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Dragon

    Yes, both MS and Sony have.

    Looks like I will win the prediction competition thread :D

    #27 1 year ago
  28. KAP

    This article is a little misleading. because like many of you guys have mentioned Sony’s machine has sold the same amount of units in one market. So logic would mean come next friday Sony will blow Microsoft out the bloody water when you consider the Playstation brand does better in the EU and Japan markets respectivly.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. NiceFellow

    I’m both glass is half full / empty on this news.

    Selling 1M at their price point is very good launch and shows the brand still has draw – looks like they sold through most of their units too it seems although not all judging by some reports.

    Glass half empty view though – MS did 1 million in their main market (US) plus their second core market (UK) plus a bunch of other territories. PS4 sold same number of units just in US day 1. Unless I’m missing something that means PS4 has to have sold more in US which is amazing (although it may be down to availability but either way it’s bad for MS) and it’s also a foregone conclusion that when Sony launches on 29th outside US it’s going to end up comfortably ahead worldwide.

    So not bad for MS in isolation and no doubt MS can grow demand for the console, but as with the move from PS2 to PS3 was an overall negative for Sony it’s a loss for MS to start off trailing Sony from the get go.

    Personally I’m expecting PS4 to be a comfortable number 1 for this gen with XB1 a respectable number 2 and the Wii U the real loser overall (nothing against Nintendo I like their stuff but the sales really seem to be heading in that direction already).

    #29 1 year ago
  30. monkeygourmet


    Sony should smash it. Better price point, more powerful, and like you said, yet to be released in some of its its strongest regions.

    Just need to see some good releases in 2014. Infamous is a good way to start the year off although things look a little dry till that point. Third party stuff will help plug some holes though.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. viralshag

    @28, what’s misleading about the article? Sony isn’t mentioned and why would they be?

    @Dragon, I think you’re right about that one. ;)

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Hcw87

    Haha, really? You do know that every single office building has several PC’s hooked up right? Are you telling me they’re direct competitors to consoles? Workspace computers?

    Holy shit dude, what a comparison.

    Slash a couple of hundred millions off that figure and you got a more accurate estimate of how many gamer PC’s are sold.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Belazur

    SONY sells around 1 Mio. PS4 in USA/Canada alone.
    MS needs 13 countries to sell 1 Mio. Xbones.


    #33 1 year ago

    Playstation 4 US Launch – 24hrs – over 1 million console sold.
    Xbox One Worldwide Launch – 24hrs – over 1 million sold. (OUCH)

    MS have really fucked up looking at those figures. Sony will dominate in Europe and in Asia. I think it’s safe to say Sony has won this war. :D

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Erthazus – 10 best XBOX exclusives from Jim Sterling.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Hcw87

    Having a ”War” is only good for consumers. If MS went bankrupt (which Nintendo probably will do in a few years), then only Sony is left.

    They would have noone to push them forward, and we’d be stuck with subpar systems/games and services.

    Anyone actually wanting Sony to ”win” this war don’t really know what they’re in for if that happens.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. FeaturePreacher

    If Sony was the only company left, what’s to stop a company like Samsung from entering the fray. They’re into all sorts of consumer electronics now. So they know how to make the hardware. Moreover they’re ramping up their own software development.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Hcw87

    Nothing’s stopping them now.

    Also Apple. And Valve. More competition=better for the consumer.

    They have to try and outdo eachother at every E3 for example. Which means more games for us.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. viperatedrko

    Compared to the PS4, the Xbox One did, in fact, sell more than the PS4. Though, Xbox One launched worldwide(except Japan) and PS4 has yet to launch in Europe and especially Japan.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. LostInTheVoid

    the thing that’s stopping me from getting the next gen consoles is the price of the games at the moment. They are overpriced and I feel not worth the amount they are asking. I don’t know how much 360 / PS3 games were at launch were they more expensive than what they currently are?

    #40 1 year ago
  41. sebastien rivas

    1 million is not nothing and am happy for MS to have sold +1 million worldwide. At 599,99 dollars a piece, the console is going to be profitable faster than than lightning.

    I am happy for every Xb1 owners. May xb1 bring them warmth and happiness.
    Though hardware is not for me. Price/value is not for me either.

    Too bad, maybe in a couple years or next-next gen if they get their head on their shoulders.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. dkpunk

    As expected, SDF comes into this with their little jabs. “XBONE sold a million because it was available in 13 territories, it sux!!!” which is in stark contrast to “XBONE sux because it’s only coming out in 13 territories!!!” The hypocrisy here is amazing. Both consoles selling out at million a piece is amazing stuff. Good time to be a gamer.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Cort

    @42 You’re right. Almost as bad as the MSDF spending the last week crowing over the PS4′s hardware faults (“every launch has it’s problems? – my ass! PS4 fail, LOL!”), and now doing everything they can to underplay the Disk Drive of Death (“yes, but, er, every launch has its problems!”).

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Djoenz

    SDF = Sony defence force. We all wear Sony badges. We sometimes have bootcamp too to excercise and study tactics.
    We also have numerous internet soldiers dedicated to the cause. Their objectives and numbers are classified ofcourse.
    We are brothers and sisters. Sony is a way of life.

    We are currently recruiting.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. sebastien rivas

    You put words in people’s mouth and to make it worse with a flair for a generality.

    No one said or stated Xb1 sucks but surely many pointed at FACTS that may or may not be intermingled with opinion

    Hypocrisy = comparison?
    Hypocrisy = contrast?
    Hypocrisy = opinion or opinionated conclusion?

    Let’s avoid putting a bunch in a same bag, moreover let’s avoid putting stickers on people forehead.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Cort


    Oh bless. Get your mummy to rub some cream into it.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Djoenz

    What you said bout my momma? Rub cream into what? :O

    #47 1 year ago
  48. reask

    On topic.
    I mean it,s actually OK as far as sales go.
    Let,s be honest here Sony are the man as far as gaming goes but MS are in there and games are going to decide this going down the line.

    Off topic.
    Can the trolls not be sorted out on this site?
    I barely comment now as most threads make no sense with pointless trash been posted 90% of the time.

    OK Patrick I comment less but still visit 7 days a week but it is getting unbearable.

    Free speech is OK but constant derailing is counter productive imho.


    #48 1 year ago
  49. kensredemption

    Congratulations, MS! Now all you have to do is reach an agreement between Sony and Nintendo so we can have our very first cross-platform, SSB-esque brawler!

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Keivz

    The XO is somewhaat overpriced and I’m leaning toward a PC upgrade +/- a Wii U for now but those are some amazing (and surprising, given the price) numbers. Who cares if it was released in more territories than the PS4, it basically sold out: “Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers”… I haven’t personally haven’t seen one available at Walmart or Target or online. Plus, compared to other console launches it’s doing really, really well with Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner. I’m honestly quite amazed at the obvious trolling in this thread. It’s getting almost as bad as EG in here.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. SCAssassin

    I don’t really care for the meaningless statistics they added with the systems sales. 60 million zombies in Dead Rising 3, where you can kill thousands in literally an hour, is basically 10,000 zombies among 60,000 people.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Kreion


    Welp, this site has become a breeding ground for Sony fanboys recently, with any and all X1 news being jumped on and ridiculed. It’s unfortunate, more to the point it’s amazing to literally watch how blind, stupid and defensive people will become when they put money on something -.-

    Keep the trolling up guys, if that’s the community I’d be playing with on the PS4 I’d rather shoot myself.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Cobra951

    @52: The sad fact is that any console news will get trolled by the growing ranks of the mentally challenged here. Sony gets its share. Just look around.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @52 Although I would normally agree, Microsoft has done more than enough to earn a severe amount of ire from even the most level headed of of gamers. People don’t like how the company treated them, and they are simply getting what they deserve.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Hcw87

    That’s all well and good, but after they turned their policies around people shouldn’t continue harping on about stuff that no longer matter. DRM is removed and isn’t coming back, but the average Sony Fanboy still harp on about it in every MS article. Tiresome.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. GK

    55,you are bitch of M$ and still dont know anything about them.they dont turned they policies,they said they delay for few years,and later come back all those drm,cloud shit and always online,because x$hit always ment to be like enjoy :)

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Hcw87

    Me no speako retardo.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. Cort


    Go and read what the XBots posted about the Blue Light of Occasional Death. Or have you got a nasty case of selective sight?

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Ireland Michael

    @55 For most people, the damage had already been done. The simple fact that they even considered it was bad enough.

    The fact that Killer Instinct is essentially an incomplete beta and that Forza 5 has been designed like a freemium title (grind forever on a limited amount of content or pay out real money) isn’t winning them any favours either. I actually didn’t think a company would have the gall to go so far as to pull a stunt like that with Forza, but I should have known better than to give Microsoft that much credit.

    Welcome to the next generation.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Djoenz

    Not only did they consider it they defended it for quite a while. They listened to their consumers though so the 180 was a huge impact for the gaming community in the best way possible.

    With that said check out some funny gameplay videos from Giantbomb:
    Quick Look Ryse:
    Quick Look Dead Rising 3:
    Quick Look Killer Instinct:

    and a quick look watching tv with XboxOne:

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Rockin a Jack D

    More PR bullshit from a console manufacture. Let’s see how well these so called “next gen” systems sell after launch.

    #61 1 year ago

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    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, 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 — 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, 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, […]