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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  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]