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Microsoft Q2 FY14: Xbox One ships 3.9 million units, Xbox 360 3.5 million

Thursday, 23 January 2014 21:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has released its financial statement for Q2 fiscal year 2014, announcing revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. The company sold 7.4 million Xbox consoles “into the retail channel” including 3.9 million Xbox One consoles and 3.5 million Xbox 360 consoles.

The firm’s revenue was up from $21.46 billion reported during the same period in 2012. For the six months ending December 31, 2013, the firm reported $43.05 billion in revenue, compared to $37.46 billion year-over-year.

Net income came in at $6.56 billion with an operating income of $7.97 billion.

The Devices and Consumer Hardware division, which houses Xbox, reported $4.7 billion for the quarter compared to $2.8 billion year-over-year, growth of 13%. On a six-months basis, the firm reported $6.2 billion compared to $3.9 billion YOY.

“Our Commercial segment continues to outpace the overall market, and our Devices and Consumer segment had a great holiday quarter,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “The investments we are making in devices and services that deliver high-value experiences to our customers, and the work we are doing with our partners, are driving strong results and positioning us well for long-term growth.”

“We delivered record revenue as demand for our business offerings remains high and we made strong progress in our Devices and Consumer segment,” said Amy Hood, chief financial officer at Microsoft. “These results reflect our focus on execution, cost discipline, and long-term shareholder value as we continue to drive the strategic transformation of the company.”

During a call to investors, Microsoft reiterated Xbox One’s early sales, noting 3.9 million sales across 13 launch territories in just over five weeks on sale. Referring to NPD data, it highlighted Xbox’s 46% market share in North America in December 2013, and said it’s working to increase availability of Xbox One globally.

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35 Comments

  1. bradk825

    Wow interesting, I didn’t expect last-gen hardware to be selling nearly at par with the new gear. I didn’t pay very close attention during the last upgrades, was it like this before?

    Hey, I got promoted to comment #1 when the spambot was deleted, woot woot.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP

    You gotta love Microsoft, LOL
    They should honestly, shut the fuck up for a while after this constant media shit..

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Pytox

    but does moves = sold?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. thegrimmling

    @3 moved units does not mean sold units.

    Just go to any store and look at the piled-up overstocking of XBone compared to the empty space were PS4 is sold.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @4 Yes. Moved means sold. Usually. If not it would have said shipped.

    “The company sold 7.4 million Xbox console units into the retail channel, including 3.9 million Xbox One consoles and 3.5 million Xbox 360 consoles.”

    Let me clarify this a bit more in the post.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. mightyhokie

    @2

    yeah. they shouldn’t tout their success. especially to investors. maybe you should start your own company and compete with them. just make sure you keep everything very, very secret. smart.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. dtyk

    Moves typically is a bulk number of shipped units, majority of which are sold (or I sure hope so).

    It’s just a company’s way of beating around the bush to shareholders, much like how Sony reports its Vita numbers (Vita + psp moved… etc).

    You gotta remember, there’s been talks about selling off the Xbox division depending on who becomes the next CEO. They need to pad their numbers to make a good case for the division.

    Microsoft as a company has been making good progress financially as of late, which is good news for all gamers.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 Like I said above “usually”. I clarified it more in the first line.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. dtyk

    @Stephany,

    Oh yeah no worries. I actually didnt’ see your message before I wrote the post. Don’t worry Steph! I’m a big fan of you and Dave. :)

    Half no homo.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    @9 Oh no I am right with you. I am not much on evasive wording for the sake of blowing smoke up the market’s buttocks. :D

    #10 1 year ago
  11. OlderGamer

    Well I am no sony or MS fanboy, but every time I go to a store I see X1s on the shelf, and zero PS4s. Gamestop announced they now had PS4 stock…they do and they are magicly sold out of the stand alone unit. You can only buy it if you spend 600usd or more on a bundle. They have X1s for sale as single units.

    Say what anyone wants, but what it looks like to me is that MS just aren’t selling thru to the customers at the same rate as Sony. I think that if Sony had systems sitting on the shelf they would have been able to sell a lot more of them. X1 is limited by consumer demand where as PS4 seems limited by retail supply.

    A friend of ours is a Manager at the towns local Gamestop. She tells my wife and I the same thing. She has a stack of X1s in the back room, while being sold out of PS4s in the store.

    But all companies spin numbers. Just the way it goes. And really it doesn’t mean anything.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. dtyk

    Agreed with Older Gamer’s last statement.

    These numbers aside from those interested in fanboy ammunition, doesn’t mean much to the average end users. It’s written for investors and financial institutes.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    @11 & 12 – :D Imagine a layman trying to make sense of GAAP and Non-GAAP? My aunt is a stockbroker and she hates that stuff. :)

    Anyway, to avoid any more confusion I changed “moves” to shipped in the headline. The first line is still the same and self-explanatory.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. bradk825

    @11 Here in NB Canada my brother in law waited too long to pre-order and finally got his XB1 last week. I am thinking they didn’t do the best job of deciding WHERE to move those consoles, some retailers are still doing waiting lists. He tried EB Games, Futureship, Walmart, nobody had one until he finally got one last week.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. dtyk

    @14

    Aw sucks. :(

    I’m in Vancouver, and there’s plenty of XOne’s here. The PS4 on the other hand is still hard to come by.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. OlderGamer

    My wife was able to track down a PS4 for xmas(helps getting a call when our local store was receiving a shipment). She would have had zero problems scoring a X1. I didn’t want either one, wanted to wait a few months(I have the PSN+ freebies and nothing else). I wanted a Vita or 3DSxl lol.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Cort

    Amazon UK VG bestsellers chart (updated hourly):

    01. PS4 + KZ3
    02. PS4
    29. PS4 + Knack
    43. PS3 + GT6
    49. XBox One
    65. XBox One + FIFA 14
    78. WiiU

    That’s really gotta hurt.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 Cort! Where the HELL have you been? <3

    #18 1 year ago
  19. sebastien rivas

    Ok, ok, ok, bring it to 399.99 and I ll get one in spite of ny anymosity toward hardware choice and config.
    No, it’s not about fanboyism, snob’ing, or else categorisation but as a general feeling, I don’t want to see xbox gone even if it means spending money for a box I ll probably not use at all, yet 499.99… no can’t do.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Cort

    @18 Work and family have been crazy so gaming is taking a back seat.

    Thanks for the love; most unexpected. Right back atcha. 8^)

    #20 1 year ago
  21. kmcroc

    Make that money, sell them consoles .

    #21 1 year ago
  22. dtyk

    Mo moneh mo bitches. But really though, competition is good. Makes for better products in general for consumers.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Cort

    One good thing for MS is that Titanfall is pre-ordering well ahead of everything else. I’m surprised there’s no bundle on offer.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Arcnail

    Those numbers are pretty impressive, didn’t think either would sell that much to be honest.

    3.9 million in 5 weeks?

    .. and when you go to the store and see Xbones on the shelf and no PS4s, could it be because MS is keeping up with the demand and Sony isn’t?? Serious question, I own nether and don’t care who ‘wins’.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Dragon

    And this 3.9 million number is the only one that is a certainty. No company can give a perfect “sold to consumer” number. However, they can easily give numbers “sold to retailers” easily.

    On numbers, as expected from MS. Very good.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. thegrimmling

    @18 I guarantee that if you call 10 stores in your area, every one of them will have XBone and pretty much none will have PS4.

    Microsoft is using “moved” as “Shipped” to stores, not what was sold to customers.

    I live in Dallas, a big gaming market and every store I have visited has had backrooms and storage trailers filled with XBones and been sold out of PS4s.

    I don’t own neither of the systems yet, but PS4 does not reside on the shelf for very long and XBone is like London with rats.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. antraxsuicide

    @27
    The PS4 can’t stay on shelves because there aren’t as many of them. The demand for both is relatively the same. The only difference is MS scaled their launch for fewer territories to make sure they had supply.

    I assure you, the X1′s you see on shelves aren’t the same. The sold units just get replaced immediately instead of having to wait weeks for a shipment from across the planet. If you look at the shipped numbers for both consoles, the PS4 hit 4.2M units shipped. That’s not that many more than 3.9M. If I were at Sony, I’d be worried that the supposed “distant” 2nd place was right on my heels in fewer territories.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. thegrimmling

    @28 That was Sony’s sales through December 28th, not up to current sales.
    Now as for how many have been manufactured, no one can say who has made more so far. I have not seen any recent numbers released on that. But I assume both companies are making them as fast as they can right now.

    It just seems odd that 2 months after launch, XBone is the only system that can always be found on the shelves. Most systems in their launch window do not simmer down that fast….. Except for Wii U.

    Anyways, it is WAY too early in this generation to even say there is anyne “winning”. The only thing we know is that Nintendo is losing.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. fengato

    Regarding the 360 sales in the period, here in Oz MS ran a cash back promo ($100 back) if you got it within a week just after Christmas. Got one of the latest slims for around $70 USD. Were there offers like in this in other territories?

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Henry

    Why try to guess how many of those 3.9M X1 are actually sold to consumers?

    Didn’t M$ already announced the “sold to consumers” figure is 3M?
    http://news.xbox.com/2014/01/xbox-one-january-thank-you

    #30 1 year ago
  31. mistermogul

    MS are the masters of dressing shit up to look better than reality.

    I know all companies do that, it’s just MS are great at it!

    @30 – didn’t see any promo like that in the UK…

    #31 1 year ago
  32. NiceFellow

    @31 quite correct – although this release follows the 3 million so they will have sold a few more through to consumers now but it’s clear from the many confirmed reports of readily available inventory that they haven’t sold through the 3.9 shipped yet.

    Going by the numbers released what we can see now is:

    XB1 sold through just over 3 million units in about the same time PS4 sold through 4.2 million units

    PS4 seems to lead everywhere (just by a smidgen in US but comfortably everywhere else) except some outliers like Brazil due to high import duties driving up the cost above XB1.

    XB1 has reached end of early adopter and peak trading demand and is now pretty much in stock everywhere and has reverted to stable sales – looks like that early demand number was the bulk or most of the 3 million which is pretty good.

    PS4 has not reached end of early adopter peak even though peak trading period is past. It’s still selling out pretty much as quickly as stocked. Last known number was 4.2 million so it looks like the early demand volume for PS4 will be at least 4.5 million in comparison and may be even higher

    Bottom line MS probably needs to ramp back production before they get caught over shipped and over stocked and Sony should actually be trying to push out more to catch as much of this demand as they can before it fades or some people get tired of waiting and grab an XB1 instead.

    TBH I think there’s a fair chance the gen has already be set in stone already. Bitter fight in US which will end in close finish (MS will put all their efforts into getting back into lead here and might pull it off – certainly it’s clear XB1 package overall will be stronger in US than anywhere else). I think PS4 will keep pretty much everywhere else including UK (which already looks like a sure fire reversal at this point given price difference, the 60hz vs 50 hz PAL issues for Snap and media and the much weaker media offering from XB1 that doesn’t differentiate from PS4 (or even from a tablet or Smart TV). Rest of Europe you’d have banked on for Sony before launch, now it’s simply clearer the difference will be even bigger this gen.

    Very curious to see how each does in Japan – and of course whether MS does find a way to alter what already feels like the inevitable direction of this gen.

    BTW I should note both sales figures are very good and if you leave out any sense being second is automatically “bad” then it looks to me like PS4 is going to sell very well, as is XB1 and it’s the Wii U and Nintendo that’s going to be the big loser. I reckon we’ll see PS4 comfortable ahead worldwide for the whole generation, XB1 a bit behind in second but still selling decently in its own right and Wii U being another Gamecube level console in terms of sales.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. mistermogul

    @33 – Nice analysis NiceFellow.

    I can’t see MS gaining any traction in Japan, especially considering the physical size of the actual X1 console + Kinect 2.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. reask

    I don’t know but it seems to me the 1 is doing pretty well considering price difference amongst other things.

    I mean you have 160 million ps360 owners out there of which 150 million will have not bought either by the end of feb say.

    Now I know plenty wont bother getting either and lots will go one way or the other regardless.

    I just see a vast majority not buying either until they start seeing the actual games on both.

    I own both the 360 and ps3 and have no interest in either at the moment as there is lots of life left in this gen.
    As far as games go on both neither have shown me the must have title to get.

    I find that to be the same with all the gamers I know in my workplace and social life.

    The only real hype I am seeing is on sites like this and other gaming sites.

    I readily admit I done a thread here on the 1 failing as I bought in to the hype that was the net yet there is shag all between them.

    Some say it is supply that is keeping the 1 afloat but one could argue that Sony done that on purpose to make it seem like there was high demand.

    I have no evidence whatsoever that it is true but what is happening right now is that MS have shipped 3.9 million and Sony have sold 4.2 million.

    Dress it up whichever way you want but that is actually the figures out there in the real world as of today.

    So I reckon MS have managed to weather the initial storm pre release and moved pretty much the same as Sony in less territories with a console 100 Euro dearer than its competitor.

    Just my take but you have to wonder how much spinning either side is doing really.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. thegrimmling

    The truth is that there just is not that many games for either systems. Nintendo has more games than both….. not much more even though it had over a year head start.

    I think is a year (or so) when the early adopters that dealing with hardware failures & later models fixing those, plus with some games coming out, we will then see who will do better this generation.

    Either way, both systems will make tons of money and never go away.

    One of the things I am against is third-party Exclusive games & DLC content. That is just unfair to the consumer. But I am OK with exclusive first-party games.

    #35 1 year ago

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    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]