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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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    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]