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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    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

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

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

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

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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