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May2018

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  • Store Update 1st May 2018 (Europe)

    Battlezone

    It’s surely not May already? That’s what our clock computer says. Anyway, it’s Tuesday so it’s time for another European PlayStation Store update. Highlights this time include the non-PlayStation VR arcade tank title Battlezone: Gold Edition and the long-awaited sequel Super Mega Baseball 2. PS4 Games: BUNNY MUST DIE! CHELSEA...

  • UK Sales Charts God of War Fights Off the Competition for Another Week

    No.1 once more

    God of War set a record as the fastest selling game in the series, debuting at the top of the weekly UK boxed chart. In its second week on sale, it's stayed put, fending off Far Cry 5 in second and Nintendo Labo, which debuts in third with its Variety Pack. According to GamesIndustry.biz, God of War saw a sales dip of ju

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 217

    God of more?

    Another week, another instalment of WAYP. For those of you who are new to the site, this is where the Push Square team come together to share everything they’re planning to play over the next couple of days – and we encourage you to do the same in the comments section. Let’s get into it. Glen Fox, Guides Editor: I had a...

  • News May PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Another good month?

    Yep, it's that time of the month again. Sony has unveiled which games PlayStation Plus subscribers will be getting in May 2018, and in our opinion, it's a solid selection. On PlayStation 4, you're getting Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends. Elsewhere, PlayStation 3 users can, er, look forward to Risen 3: Titan Lords and...

  • Japanese Sales Charts God of War Debuts in Second Place on PS4

    PS4 numbers still low

    God of War enjoyed a semi-decent opening in Japan, moving roughly 46,000 copies and landing in second place. We weren't expecting it to do crazy numbers, but we perhaps thought that it would get a little closer to 100,000. It was beaten out by the newly released Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, which isn't a huge surprise. Things...

  • News Big in Japan Sale Hits European PlayStation Store

    Tokyo look at these deals

    Over on the North American PS Store, the Golden Week sale has started, discounting a bunch of Japanese games by up to 60%. Now, the European Store has its own version, named Big in Japan. The titles on offer are much the same, though there are some additions; Shadow of the Colossus, Gravity Rush 2, and Tekken 7 all appear...

  • News PS4 Golden Week Sales Knock Up to 60 Per Cent Off Japanese Games

    Weeb dream

    Japan’s traditional Golden Week celebration gets underway this weekend, and Sony’s starting the celebrations early on the North American PlayStation Store with a slew of sales. As you’d expect, these mostly encompass Japanese titles, with PlayStation Plus subscribers netting up to 60 per cent off titles like Persona 5 ($26.99 with...

  • Talking Point What Free May 2018 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will May 2018's PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the May 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when will the May 2018 PS Plus update be announced? Another month tiptoes towards a swift conclusion, and we’re here with all of the latest PS+ rumours and speculation. When will May 2018’s free PS Plus games be announced?: Assuming...

  • News March 2018 NPD: PS4 Tops Hardware Charts as MLB Registers Record

    Home run

    Sony maintained its position atop the United States hardware charts with another impressive NPD result, outselling all other consoles in the month of March 2018. The console was buoyed by the release of MLB The Show 18, which set a franchise record during its launch month. However, Far Cry 5 unsurprisingly swept aside all competition,...

  • News Of Course There's a Final Fantasy XV Skin Pack for Minecraft

    We expected it sooner

    A Final Fantasy XV skin pack for Minecraft? But of course. The pack's available on the PlayStation Store now, coming in at £2.49 in the UK and $4.55 in North America. Square Enix's adventure joins the likes of Mass Effect and Skyrim when it comes to Minecraft add-ons. The more the merrier, we suppose. Given Final Fantasy XV's...

  • UK Sales Charts God of War Sets New Series Record

    And so does Yakuza

    The new God of War game is the series’ fastest selling entry in the UK – and that’s despite data tracking only a couple of days’ worth of physical sales. In terms of purely boxed units, it outsold God of War III by 35 per cent, but it’s worth remembering that digital sales have increased dramatically in recent years, so...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 216

    The god father

    There’s only one game on Push Square’s lips this week, and it’s the outstanding God of War. With the title finally available worldwide, virtually all of us are beginning our adventures in Midgard this weekend. We may as well name this issue ‘God of War Edition’. Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor: Inevitably, I will be playing...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Falls Further as Japan Suffers Seriously Slow Week

    Monster Hunter finally at 2 million

    Every now and again, the Japanese sales charts enter a slump and there's barely anything to talk about. Unfortunately, that can be said of the latest figures, which make for some yawn-inducing reading. On the software side of things, a Compile Heart title named Death end re;Quest entered the top five on...

  • Guide Best God of War Games Ranked

    War games

    In the pantheon of popular PlayStation intellectual properties, God of War occupies the throne room alongside other household names like Uncharted and Gran Turismo. But which is the best of Kratos’ bloody escapades to date? Ahead of the release of this year’s reimagining, we’ve returned to Ancient Greece in order to, er, order each...

  • Store Update 17th April 2018 (Europe)

    Norse for wear

    It’s a quiet week on the European PlayStation Store update, presumably as everything attempts to get out of the way of the only release that matters: God of War. But what’s this? SEGA delayed Yakuza 6 into the same week? Well, that was stupid. Which will you be playing first? PS4 Games: Virry VR with Drozdov 16th April VRFC...

  • UK Sales Charts Far Cry 5 Starts a Cult at Summit

    Little else going on

    Another desperately slow week for the British games industry concludes with Far Cry 5 at the top of the UK sales charts. This is its third consecutive spell at the summit, which would be nearing a Ubisoft record if God of War wasn’t waiting in the wings to steal its place. Elsewhere, the only other thing of note is Gran...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 215

    The song of life

    The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah. Makes us want to… Shut the curtains and play video games? That is how the ol’ Bob Marley song goes, right? Anyway, you know what time it is – it’s WAYP time. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m still playing God of War, a game which still holds many secrets for me to discover...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Far Cry 5 Breaks 100k, PS4 Drops Off

    Quiet on the Eastern front

    There's not much happening in the latest Japanese sales charts. A total lack of new software means that we're left analysing what's already there, and we suppose the biggest news is that Far Cry 5 has broken through 100,000 copies on PlayStation 4. That's not a bad result for Ubisoft. Elsewhere, Monster Hunter: World is...

  • Store Update 10th April 2018 (Europe)

    Virtual Rick-ality

    There are lots of little things to look forward to this week, as acclaimed platformer Owlboy is joined by Rick & Morty: Virtual Rick-ality on the PlayStation 4. Other highlights include Extinction, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs, and Time Carnage. What are you buyin’? PS4 Games: Extinction 10th April Extinction: Deluxe...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Has Made More Money Than any Other Entertainment Product Ever

    Crime does pay

    We already know that Rockstar's mega-hit crime-'em-up, Grand Theft Auto V, is the best selling game of all time, but a new report from MarketWatch reveals that it's comfortably the most profitable game ever. In fact, it's made more cash than any film, album, or other entertainment product in history. Across all p

  • UK Sales Charts Far Cry 5 Is No.1 for Second Week Running

    A quiet week

    The latest weekly UK chart is in, and, well, not a whole lot has changed. Ubisoft's Far Cry 5, the fastest selling title in the franchise, is still top of the pile. In fact, the top three hasn't changed; FIFA 18 and Sea of Thieves remain in second and third place respectively. A lack of notable new releases means the chart is largely...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 214

    WAYP to go

    Have there really been 214 issues of WAYP? That’s almost four years’ worth of this recurring feature now – an impressive run, for sure! The premise has remained the same since the very beginning: we tell you what we’re playing; you tell us what you’re playing. Let’s dance! Sammy Barker, Editor: I guess the angry skinhead is...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Far Cry 5 Outsells Ni no Kuni II, Valkyria Chronicles 4 on PS4

    Times are changing

    The latest Japanese sales charts make for some surprisingly interesting reading. Numerous PlayStation titles have entered the top ten, with the latest Super Robot Wars game taking the number one spot. It shifted around 89,300 copies on PlayStation 4. The Vita version entered in third. Impressively, Far Cry 5 followed close behind...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of March 2018

    Cars, guns, jailbreaks, and higgledies

    As is usually the case, March was quite a busy month for PlayStation. EA actually decided to remaster a game, Ni no Kuni II finally launched, and the Ubisoft open world factory pumped out another vast adventure packed with enemy camps and hilarious bugs. Needless to say, our internal Game of the Month...

  • News April 2018's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Out Now

    Road rage

    April 2018’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games are available to download now in Europe, with North America set to follow shortly. The free games, in case you missed the announcement, include Mad Max and TrackMania: Turbo on the PlayStation 4. One extra bonus is that PlayStation 3 freebie In Space We Brawl appears to be cross-buy, so...

  • News PS Plus Duo Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank Exit Tomorrow

    Last chance

    This is your last chance to grab PlayStation Plus duo Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank, as well as the collection of other PlayStation 3 and PS Vita titles that were added to the premium service in March. The titles will be replaced by Mad Max and TrackMania Turbo among others starting tomorrow, so make sure you’ve added the current...

  • UK Sales Charts Far Cry 5 Is No.1, Biggest UK Launch Week in Franchise's History

    Rise up

    Far Cry 5 is Ubisoft's latest blockbuster release, and it's doing pretty well for itself so far. It debuts in the top position of the weekly chart, and has enjoyed the biggest launch in Far Cry's history -- in the UK, anyway. We're yet to see if this kind of success holds true elsewhere, but we imagine we'll see a similar story in North...

March2018

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 213

    Happy Easter

    Whether you celebrate it or not, we hope that you have lots of chocolate in store for this long Easter weekend. Here at Push Square Towers, we’ll be scoffing liberal amounts of Hot Cross Buns and sipping sweet tea. But what will we be playing? Here’s your weekly WAYP. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m having a blast with MLB The Show...

  • Poll Has PlayStation Plus Improved in 2018?

    Games, games, games

    PlayStation Plus is a topic that has long been the cause of heated debate on the internet. Sony's service sees subscribers claim a selection of "free" games each month, and each month, people have something to say about the software that's on offer. Ever since the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013, PlayStation Plus has certainly...

  • News April PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Another solid month

    Yep, it's that time of the month again as Sony confirms what PlayStation games will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers. On PlayStation 4, you're getting open world adventure Mad Max and the potentially mental TrackMania: Turbo. Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 users nab In Space We Brawl, and Toy Home. Yeah, we're not...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Ni no Kuni II and Valkyria Chronicles 4 Fail to Boost PS4

    Neither did great

    Despite the release of two relatively big PlayStation 4 titles, Sony's console refused to budge from its current position in the Japanese hardware charts. The PS4 is still stuck around that 25,000 units mark when taking both the standard model and PS4 Pro into account. It's pretty much business as usual, then, but it's a bit...

  • Talking Point What Free April 2018 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    When will April 2018's PS Plus lineup be revealed?

    What’s the April 2018 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the March 2018 PS Plus update be revealed? As another month draws to a close, we’re here to look at all the latest PS+ speculation, and also share all the freshest PS Plus rumours. When will April 2018’s free PlayStation Plus games be...

  • Store Update 27th March 2018 (Europe)

    Prepare to cry

    Record scratch! Yes, it’s another big week on the European PlayStation Store. Perhaps we should give up writing this sentence every single time, and only reserve it for when there are, like, 50 new games. Which, the way the PS Store is going, can’t be too far away. Anyway, highlights this time include Far Cry 5 and Tempest 4,000...

  • UK Sales Charts New Releases A Way Out and Ni no Kuni II Debut in the Top Three

    Shiver me timbers

    New releases have dominated the latest weekly chart, with Sea of Thieves, A Way Out, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, and Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered debuting in the top four spaces. As you might have guessed, this makes for a very different top 10 to the previous chart, which was more or less made up of the usual suspects...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 212

    Revenant kingdom

    The boring international break means no Premier League football this weekend, freeing up a few extra hours for a video game or three. As has become Push Square tradition, we’ve rounded up our ragtag gang of reviewers, and asked them what they’re playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: There’s no Spring Training for me,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Attack on Titan 2 Storms Top 5, Monster Hunter Finally Falls

    Beast slayer

    Monster Hunter: World has finally fallen out of the top five in Japan, slipping down the software charts and landing in sixth. It was pushed out by a spate of new releases, including Attack on Titan 2, which performed best on PlayStation 4. The sequel moved 28,480 copies on Sony's system. On the hardware side of things, the PS4's...

  • News The European PS Store Easter Sale Has Some Eggsellent Bargains

    Cracking

    Hot on the heels of the Only on PlayStation sale comes the gigantic Easter sale on the European PlayStation Store. It starts today, and features hundreds of games and add-ons across PS4, PS3, and Vita.  Some big AAA titles are included, such as Assassin's Creed Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and NieR: Automata, but there...

  • News February 2018 NPD: PS4 Wrestles Hardware Crown Off Nintendo Switch

    Monster Hunter: World still killing it

    The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the first time since November in February 2018, with Sony temporarily wrestling the crown from Nintendo in what is sure to become a constant back-and-forth. We’re only two months into 2018, but the PS4 is now the best-selling platform of...

  • Store Update 20th March 2018 (Europe)

    Way out, bruh

    Where to even begin? We know we sound like a broken record with these European PlayStation Store update posts, but every week genuinely does feel like a behemoth. This week alone sees Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, A Way Out, and MLB The Show 18 join the roster. And that’s ignoring Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Attack on Titan 2...

  • UK Sales Charts Burnout Paradise Remastered Zooms to First Place

    Smashing

    Last week's UK sales are in, and it seems that, sometimes, you can't beat the classics. Burnout Paradise topped the UK chart back when it released on PS3 in 2008, and that initial success has repeated itself, with Burnout Paradise Remastered in pole position. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the PS4 version of the game accounted for 78% of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 211

    Welcome to the jungle

    The snow is back here in the UK, which gives us the perfect opportunity to snuggle up with some games. With the release calendar ramping up and backlogs longer than our legs, we’ve got lots to be getting on with. The age old question, though, is what will you be playing? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m playing Burnout Paradise...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Fist of the North Star PS4 Kills the Competition

    You're already dead

    Look, we're sorry that we had to use that tagline, but... We had to use that tagline. After six whole weeks at the top, Monster Hunter: World has finally been booted off its throne. The game to do it? Fist of the North Star by the Yakuza team over at SEGA. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has proven to be a reasonable hit in...

  • UK Sales Charts Bravo Team Battles with Grand Theft Auto V

    TT Isle of Man somehow in the mix

    PlayStation VR exclusive Bravo Team registered an impressive debut in third position on the UK sales charts this week, with Grand Theft Auto V taking the overall crown for the umpteenth time. Uber-niche motorcycle simulation TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge sandwiched the two, seemingly connecting with an audience...

  • Store Update 13th March 2018 (Europe)

    No shortage of things to choose

    Burnout Paradise! Devil May Cry HD Collection! Beast Quest! QUBE 2! The Council! Yes, it’s another stacked European PlayStation Store update this week. One question: what are you buying out of this little lot? PS4 Games: Cruz Brothers 13th March Q.U.B.E. 2 13th March The Raven Remastered 13th March Euro...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 210

    Quinntessential

    It’s a big day at Push Square Towers as Manchester United take on Liverpool in the Premier League, dividing the office firmer than the Berlin Wall. With tensions running high, this edition of WAYP has actually been prepared on the eve of the match, just in case your humble host doesn’t slip into a depressed coma in the aftermath...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Even Dragon Quest Can't Knock Monster Hunter: World Off the Top

    Sixth week at number 1

    Monster Hunter: World on PlayStation 4 remains top of the Japanese software charts for the sixth week running. Sales of Capcom's smash hit are definitely winding down now, but it still managed to move another 39,000 copies. Retail numbers are now just 70,000 copies off 2 million. Not even Dragon Quest Builders -- the...

  • News A Whole Host of New Sales Hit European PlayStation Store

    So many deals

    A new PlayStation Blog post details some new savings to be had on the European PS Store, and as always, it's a gigantic list. Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition is the Deal of the Week, and sees a discount of 50%. The big one, however, is an Only on PlayStation sale, featuring a ridiculous number of offers on...

  • Store Update 6th March 2018 (Europe)

    Something for everyone

    Phwoar! Is there ever a quiet week on the European PlayStation Store anymore? This week is perhaps fronted by the disappointing Bravo Team, although PlayLink title Frantics appears to be getting short shrift. Elsewhere, Scribblenauts is also primed to make its PlayStation 4 debut, while VRFC promises to bring the fun of...

  • News March's PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Bloody brilliant

    Yes, the time has arrived. Without question one of the PlayStation 4's strongest PS Plus lineups, March's freebie games are now available for download in Europe, with other regions following suit in due course. As if you need reminding, this month's roster of titles is headed by two excellent titles in Bloodborne and Ratchet &...

  • News Your Last Chance to Download February 2018's PS Plus Games

    Knack attack

    February 2018’s roster of free PlayStation Plus games will be rotated out tomorrow (6th March) to make way for Sony’s spectacular selection of new software. Of course, that means you have less than a day to add the likes of Knack and RiME to your library. PlayStation VR bonus StarBlood Arena will also be making a hasty exit, so be...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of February 2018

    Giants, tiny mice, sprinting, and Henry

    Following up an insanely strong January, February was never going to have it easy. The second month of 2018 may not have reached the same heights as its predecessor, but it was still a decent 28 days for PlayStation -- especially if you're a PlayStation VR owner, apparently. Bronze Trophy: Kingdom Come:...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 18 Scores Another No.1

    No surprises here

    With the new releases slowing down, we're back to a fairly predictable UK chart this week. In at No.1 is FIFA 18, where it has stayed for three weeks running. Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: WWII retain their positions in second and third respectively, while Monster Hunter: World slips down to fifth. Shadow of the Colossus...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 209

    Snow day

    Abhorrent weather conditions here in the UK mean that weather is the top talking point on these shores right now, and you’re damn well sure we’re going to use it to pen the problematic first paragraph of this week's WAYP. The conditions have been catastrophic for some, but while we wish everyone a safe and warm weekend, there’s no...

  • News Three PS4 Exclusives Feature in UK's Best Selling Games of 2017

    Crash Bandicoot! Gran Turismo! Horizon!

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is top dog in the UK, even despite decent competition from both the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Nevertheless, an impressive three PlayStation 4 exclusives featured in Britain’s best sellers of 2017 list, with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Gran Turismo Sport, and...

  • Deals PS Plus Subscriptions Discounted Ahead of Killer Month

    UK pays less through March

    There’s probably never been a better time to subscribe to PlayStation Plus, with both Ratchet & Clank and Bloodborne available as part of March 2018’s update. Sony knows that, and so it’s knocking 25 per cent off the price of an annual subscription in the UK. This means that, if you order through the

February2018

  • News PS Plus Members Will Get Two Games Per Month from March 2019

    That's the company line for now, anyway

    The next PlayStation Plus update is an absolute corker, and if you haven’t seen the lineup yet, we recommend checking it out. While the headline titles are Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank, it’s worth noting that PlayStation 4 owners will get a total of five games via cross-buy. But starting M

  • News March PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Not leaked, for once

    Sony's confirmed which PlayStation Plus games you're getting in March. On PlayStation 4, subscribers can look forward to Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank. How's that for a double-header? Damn. Unbelievably, that's not all. PS4 users also get Mighty No. 9 (also on PlayStation 3), Claire: Extended Cut (also on Vita), and...