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The PS4 has been the US’s top-selling console for six months straight

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Xbox One’s $100 price cut may have doubled its sales, but the PS4 is still leading the pack.

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NPD June 2014

Hardware and total spend up.

Software down, accessories flat.

Watch Dogs top of the charts. Very strong performance from Mario Kart 8.

NPD May 2014.

NPD June 2013.

The NPD Group’s monthly US retail sales report for June confirms Sony’s announcement that the PS4 outsold the Xbox One yet again, giving it six consecutive months ahead of the Xbox One.

The report comes just one day after Microsoft announced that dropping both the Kinect and the price more than doubled Xbox One sales month-over-month.

Let’s just pause and think about that for a second. For about three weeks in June, Xbox One sales were more than double what they were in May – and the PS4 still sold more than the Xbox One. This is a strange new future indeed.

Actually, hardware is doing well across the board, jumping 106% year-on-year to $292.7 million.

Despite a 3% year-on-year dip in software sales to $286.8 million, and flat accessories at $156.9 million, the spike in hardware drove total industry spend to climb 24% year-on-year to $736.4 million.

“The 106% increase in hardware sales (vs. June 2013) was lifted entirely by console hardware sales, which were up by over 200 percent. The strong sales performance of console hardware helped to offset the declines seen in portable hardware,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan said.

“Combined sales of Xbox One and PS4 are over 80% higher than the combined totals for Xbox 360 and PS3 – an indication of the strength of the start of this new console generation.”

Interestingly, while a couple of big new releases dominated the charts, the NPD said that new releases in June sold 67% less year-on-year, but games released across the whole of the quarter sold 47% more strongly. So in general game sales were strong, but Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 didn’t capture audiences the way The Last of Us, Animal CrossingL New Leaf and Minecraft Xbox 360 did in June 2013.

In a press release which followed the PND’s report, Nintendo said Mario Kart sold 885,000 copies in its first five weeks.

Here’s the full top ten software chart.

  1. Watch Dogs (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
  3. Minecraft (PS3, Xbox 360)
  4. EA Sports UFC (PS4, Xbox One)
  5. FIFA 14 (PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  6. NBA 2K14 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  7. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  8. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  9. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
  10. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS3, Xbox 360)

Note that the NPD’s data does not include digital and other non-traditional game purchasing, so dips or soft growth in software and total industry spend are often less dire than they appear.

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18 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    What’s next?

    #1 9 months ago
  2. TheGreatWhiteHerd

    The Halo package will definitely sell Xbox’s, i don’t the see the Xbox One doing better than the PS4 till then.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Dragon

    NPD DATA:

    Hardware

    PS4: 269k
    XBO: 197k
    3DS: 152k (225k june 2013)
    Wii U: 140k
    360: 62k
    PS3: 42k
    Wii: 19k
    PSV: 15k
    NDS: 1k

    Mario Kart 8 – 401k (retail); 470k (retail + digital); 885k LTD (retail + digital)
    Tomodachi Life – 138k (retail); 175k (retail + digital)
    Watch Dogs – PS4: 210k, 360: 154k, XBO: 137k, PS3: 117k
    EA Sports UFC – PS4: 160k, XBO: 118k
    Minecraft – 360: 151k, PS3: 144k

    LTD numbers (retail only; doesn’t include bundles):

    Wii Fit U – 48k
    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – PS4: 179k, XBO: 99k
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 285k
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – PS3: 139k, 360: 74k
    Tales of Symphonia Chronicles – 77k
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – 360: 295k, XBO: 163k
    Titanfall – XBO: 1010k, 360: 614k
    inFAMOUS Second Son – 648k
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – PS3: 276k
    South Park: The Stick of Truth – 360: 289k, PS3: 236k
    Dark Souls 2 – 360: 227k, PS3: 218k
    Watch Dogs – PS4: 793k, XBO: 500k, 360: 326k, PS3: 255k
    Mario Kart 8 – 753k

    Beautiful numbers.
    Vita dead, wiiu ok, 3ds decreasing, x1 worrying (sold quite a lot less than ps4 even after price parity, IN USA of all places), ps4 dominating.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Doppleganger

    Even with the higher PS4 sales numbers I bet you anything theres more hours spent playing Xbone than PS4.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. The_Red

    @Dragon
    I was gonna say a solid month with great numbers for PS4, XB1, Wii U and 3DS but then saw it was a 5 week month :(

    (Though PS3 / 360 numbers are terrible which THANK GOD please let the last gen die and put an end to stupid cross gen games).

    #5 9 months ago
  6. polygem

    Vita is not dead. It adds value to the ps+ service and the ps brand in general. The vita makes sense for playstation as a brand despite its sales situation. Current sales don’t always reflect if a long term business decision will pay off at some point. Business needs to take risks in order to grow.

    The kids on the Internet forget that way too often.

    I also remember many of them dooming the 3DS before the u turn…They have been in denial ever since. People only misinterpreted their doom saying of course.

    I think some will be surprised about the wiiu and nintendo in general. I think their business decisions have been spot on since the original wii and it will pay off for them in the long run.

    The fan boy sales whores on the Internet have always been pathetic in my very honest opinion.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    @4
    More console owners = less playtime. Less console owners = more playtime. Okay whatever helps you I guess?

    @6
    Thats nice, the problem is when you said “in my opinion.” You can’t beat facts with a insulting viewpoint.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. TheWulf

    @5

    Waiting to see whether the new consoles can do decent AI, eh? Me too! I’m very curious about that, and hoping for the best.

    @6

    Sounds about right. The PSP helped out the PS3 a lot and vice versa. And considering that the Vita is about to get the Ratchet & Clank HD collection, I’m actually giving it some serious thought. I enjoy playing older generation console games (I really liked the Dreamcast/PS2 era), and I enjoy that even more sometimes on handhelds.

    I agree with you about the fanboys, too. It’s like I keep saying, the platform isn’t the problem — as I own a PC, a PS3, and a 3DS, and I may end up owning a PS4 at some point down the line — the problem is with elitist pricks gather around their platform like a mindless herd and attack other people who don’t make the same choice that they did.

    It’s fine to talk a platform up. Want me to do it? Okay, the PS3 had a lot of unique games which made it an interesting platform to me, not just backports from the PS2 era (though the Okami, Jak & Daxter, Sly, and Ratchet & Clank ports didn’t hurt), but stuff like LittleBigPlanet and flOwer, too. Sony actually has an investment in producing weird games that aren’t always mainstream, so the PS3 has an incredibly varied library. And they’re willing to put their money where their mouth is and continue with that trend, such as releasing a HD version of Grim Fandango for the PS4, but also not cock-blocking its PC release (which is good of them).

    There’s been a sort of… thing with that. A carrier of the torch of weird console games. It was held by SEGA for a long time, and after the PSone era it got tossed around between SEGA, Sony, and Nintendo a lot as the Dreamcast, PS2, and GameCube all had their share of weird games. I feel that right now though that the niche console game torch is held by Sony. So… good for them!

    I did that without insulting any other platform. I like the PS3. I like the PC better, I admit, but that’s because of the game jams, indies, progressiveness, mods, and so on that I’ve talked about elsewhere. That’s just a choice. It’s very much a personal preference thing. I enjoy the instant gratification of my PS3, sometimes, but I enjoy what my PC does more. So I like my PC, but I don’t like my PC so much that I hate other platforms. That makes absolutely no sense to me.

    Though I have came close to hating consoles because console owners can be such elitist pricks, they can be so Master Race, you know? But I have to keep reminding myself that the system isn’t the problem, it’s the system owner. It’s like how some car owners can be total douchebags, and some aren’t.

    I came to VG24/7 with a very friendly, egalitarian feeling towards console owners, and I almost had that beaten out of me by the elitist pricks who tried to push various titles and attitudes onto me that didn’t belong. Why are they like that? I don’t know. An inferiority complex, maybe? Cognitive dissonance? I can’t say because I don’t personally know them.

    But, yes, those fanboys are pathetic, and deserve whatever negativity they get. It’s incredibly hypocritical for #7 to snap back that way, frankly, when he and his have been arseholes to the owners of other systems for no good reason whatsoever.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    TheWulf has spoken.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. polygem

    @Legendaryboss

    yep, he has…

    your “the wulf has spoken” oneliner is just another supercheap, tiresome and narrowminded mocking attempt. a cheap tactic the kids use it all the time on the internets. the insecure type. the ones that aren´t very clever. it tries to devalue the wulfs post. it is super arrogant. ugly too and unfair of course.

    not something a mod should do really. in my opinion (lol).

    like so often, it was actually a great, well thought out and reflected post from the wulf. if you´d take the time reading it. you´d find that out yourself.

    did you read the wulfs post in the aliens article? it was a fantastic and interesting piece that actually added something to the pagge.

    your oh dear, interesting, the wulf has spoken, whateves, oh god, facts? proof? oneliners only waters down every solid discussion. kills it. poisons it. that stuff doesn´t add anything to the page, the wulfs posts do…..even if you don´t enjoy the content. (i personally don´t think that you actually read them though).

    you just know that others will +1 you because the wulf tends to get a hard time on here – completely undeserved btw.

    you´re getting a boner for this, makes you feel superior i guess. in reality that´s not the case though unfortunately.

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Dragon

    @The_Red ,
    The numbers are still good overall, especially on hardware side. Software is helped by digital which unfortunately isn’t counted.

    #11 9 months ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    Happy for the good numbers overall, especially wiiu.
    I do agree with poly and wulf, i think the vita can turn the tide, but it needs sony believing it and not throwing the towel, commit to it like nintendo is doing with the wiiu, and how they did with psp and PS3. Also open the device for unpropietary memory cards, or cut the prices and make a program that al the psp purchased physical games can be accesed for free on vita. With those i believe it will rise to the top alongside the PS4.

    I Believe Wiiu and vita bring great value to gamers, sony dont throw the towel yet, show the same determination and resolve as with psp and PS3

    #12 9 months ago
  13. Dragon

    Pages like this makes me realise how some people will support others, despite them using not-so-good language, if they think they support the same console/company/whatever. Herd mentality at its finest.
    Also, its quite laughable how objective facts from real world data collected by a non-partisan independent body is treated as inferior by platform apologists using subjective opinions with no numbers (on a sales page!) based on *drumroll* personal bias
    Duh.

    #13 9 months ago
  14. polygem

    @Dragon

    saying the vita is dead is not a fact son.

    also, you don´t necessarily need “bad language” to act like a complete asshole, as has been proven a million times on this very page.

    i don´t have a favourite company. never had? have you?

    #14 9 months ago
  15. The_Red

    @polygem
    Come on. Maybe Wii U is not but Vita is absolutely, positively, 100 percent dead outside Japan.

    #15 9 months ago
  16. polygem

    @The_Red

    i am dead serious :D

    sales don´t reflect the complete picture. they rarely do, especially not in a business like this where you have to plan in advance a lot in order to stay relevant and while you are planning you must have a good feeling for technological progresss. you must guess, look into the future, predict, take risks.

    like i said, i believe that the vita is indeed very important for sony and helpful too. they will benefit from it even with the sales being down right now. dead serious about this. Holding on to the vita is the right thing to do, especially because they want to sell playstaion plus as a service to people.

    they clearly (obviously) want to push this service as much as they can and they want it to grow. the vita just adds value to the brand as a whole and to this service in general, so in that sense it can pay off for them in the long run, even if the current sales don´t look so hot.
    sometimes you have to invest in the future.

    you have to pay and invest in a future market which then could become profitable and essential for you – that´s the part many forget and in that sense the vita is anything but dead.

    consumers might, at some point, realise that it is much better value for plus if you have a vita too. it clearly is actually no question about that.

    then there is the promise of playstation now…so, all i am saying is that i would be very careful with calling these things dead.

    there´s so much short sighted analysis on the internet. people looking at month by month sales thinking that this makes winners and losers, (ab)using these numbers to “prove” their conclusions as rational facts, while in fact it is only a fragment, a tiny puzzle piece that shows current sales, maybe a trend but nothing more.

    i remember dragon calling the 3ds a dead system, the wiiu too…i just believe that it would make him look a bit naive if he´d be wrong a third time. so i just want to help here actually.

    the games sector is so drastically changing these days and all the main manufacturers are trying different things right now, have to try new things. i personally believe that it is way too early to judge these new ideas as successes or failures. way too early. years too early.

    #16 9 months ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    @Dragon English is not my first language or second language, therefore sorry to all readers for all my grammar horrors, but i try to practice in order to improve it, a thing that i do commenting here, thanks for allowing me to do it, and sorry for the sore eyes grammar situation.

    As For the lack of factual arguments, first iam not denying the vita/ Wiiu sales condition, they are poor, a fact suported by data. But that doesnt mean that condition will remain through all the lyfecycle of both consoles, saying that both consoles will continue selling bad numbers, is not a fact, and neither is saying it will be better, for the reasons i did put above. Both are opinions, believes that border predictions. So here we are making predictions, not establishing facts, both probabilities had an x % amount of being truth in the upcoming years, i mean it will keep doing bad, or it will do better, i prefer to go with the it will do better, because they are previous precedents in the industry.

    Lastly, For herd mentality, i think thats the reason we all post here, because of the need to be part of a herd , this into some degree, some people more than others, this might be because we , humans, want to socialize and be part of a big commumity, in this case gaming vg community. So i dont understand why bringing this up on the internet( a means to be sociable).

    #17 9 months ago
  18. Clupula

    Has TheWulf ever not spoken, ad nauseum, about anything, ever?

    #18 9 months ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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