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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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
  4. Doppleganger

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

    #4 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
  9. Legendaryboss

    TheWulf has spoken.

    #9 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
  15. The_Red

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

    #15 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
  18. Clupula

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

    #18 6 months ago

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    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.