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March2017

  • News April PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

    Here we go again

    Sony's revealed April's full PlayStation Plus lineup, and we can already see people sharpening their pitchforks. First off, we have the previously confirmed Drawn to Death on PlayStation 4. It'll be joined by the quirky Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Cross-buy titles include 10 Second Ninja X and Curses 'n Chaos, so you can nab...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Steady in Slow Week for PlayStation

    Nintendo Switch got new stock this week which pushed its hardware and software numbers up significantly, but despite the new console on the block, the PlayStation 4 continues to sell steady. The system racked up another 30,000 or so units between the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro this week – an uneventful but sturdy statistic for the system. Horizon:...

  • Store Update 28th March 2017 (Europe)

    Home run

    Goddammit man, we swear these European PlayStation Store updates get bigger every week. There are no less than 27 new items this time – and that doesn't include DLC. Alright, some of the new releases are duplicates – like the multiple versions of MLB The Show 17 – but it just goes to show you how popular the PS4 is for developers...

  • Talking Point Which Free April 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    Drawn to death

    We already know one of April 2017's free PlayStation Plus games: it's David Jaffe's notebook-based shooter Drawn to Death. But we're expecting Sony to announce the remainder of April's offering later this week, and that begs the question: what do you want? There are a smattering of new titles due out on 4th April – when the free...

  • UK Sales Charts Mass Effect Andromeda Sits Behind Predecessors

    Fails to outsell second and third entry

    Mass Effect: Andromeda has topped the UK sales charts, but it's only managed to outsell the first title in the series. The game enjoyed the third best debut in the four game Mass Effect series, with both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 netting better week ones. It's perhaps worth noting that the industry has...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 161

    Sun is shining

    The sun's actually come out here in the UK and it feels like Spring for the first time in forever. To recycle a tired old joke, then, you better pull your curtains shut and lock yourself inside for some games. It's the weekend so it's time for some WAYP – but what are you playing? Sammy Barker, Editor: I've started Mass Effect:...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale Pulls Down Prices on PS4

    PS3 and Vita part of the party, too

    It's the tenth anniversary of the PlayStation Store this week so you're seeing lots of sales popping up all over the world. And of course North America is here with another Flash Sale, this time spanning the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. So what's looking good? Well, Dangerous Golf is surely worth...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Monster Hunter Makes a Peach Beach Splash

    Beast mode

    There are no surprises in this week's Media Create chart as Nintendo 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter XX topped the software charts with a frightening debut of almost 850k units. We wonder whether Capcom will use the success as a means to justify another couple of years of PlayStation Portable assets, or whether it's panicking over the fact...

  • News PlayStation Exclusive Prices Plunge in NA PS Store Sale

    Only on PlayStation

    PlayStation exclusives are the focus of the latest North American PlayStation Store sale, as the prices plunge on some of Sony's biggest releases. Starting today you'll be able to get the likes of God of War III Remastered for $5.99 and Until Dawn for $9.99, and honestly if you haven't played either of those then you really...

  • Store Update 21st March 2017 (Europe)

    Deep space

    Whey! After a slow week, the European PlayStation Store is back to its monstrous best, bringing everything from Mass Effect: Andromeda to Toukiden 2 to a console near you. Other notable additions include Gravity Rush 2's free DLC and the existential awesomeness that is Everything. PS4 Games: Goat Simulator: Waste of Space Bundle 21st...

  • UK Sales Charts Ghost Recon: Wildlands Holds On

    Horizon still selling strong

    It's been an electric start to 2017 in many ways, but the industry's just quickly taking a breather before Mass Effect: Andromeda drops. It means that this week's UK sales charts aren't all that exciting, with Ghost Recon: Wildlands retaining its place at the top of the best sellers list. LEGO Worlds is already starting...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 160

    Business as usual

    Ahhh, good – the weekend has arrived again. With the nights drawing longer but the weather still pretty poor, we reckon you can get away with another couple of days curled up on the couch with your PlayStation 4. Here's what we're playing this time. Graham Banas, Reviewer: The monster winter storm that we got has delayed me...

  • News February 2017 NPD: For Honor Ascends as Nioh Stabs Top Ten

    But industry declines persist

    You've got to give credit to Ubisoft: it may not make games that get NeoGAF giddy, but it sure knows the market well. For Honor has climbed straight to the top of NPD charts in the United States for the month of February, with Ghost Recon: Wildlands surely the frontrunner to pull the same party trick in March's report...

  • News Sony Is Finally Killing Off the PS3 in Japan

    It's been available for over a decade

    Ah, the PlayStation 3. The last-gen machine launched over a decade ago in Japan, and even after the PlayStation 4 hit the market, it was still shifting units. Over the last couple of years, however, things have slowed dramatically; once the PS4 hit its stride in the East, PS3 sales fell off a cliff. With that in...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Ghost Recon: Wildlands Snipes Kingdom Hearts

    Tango down

    It's a bit weird to look at the latest Japanese software charts and see a new game like Ghost Recon: Wildlands sitting pretty at the top, but that's what we're dealing with this week. Ubisoft's open world stealth-shooter hybrid parachuted in at number one, selling a respectable 89,791 copies. It even managed to beat Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5...

  • Store Update 14th March 2017 (Europe)

    Monokuma's waiting

    The new releases never stop, with Styx: Shards of Darkness and Danganronpa 1/2 Reload vying for top billing this time. There's also Kona to look forward to, as well as a dozen or so other smaller indie titles. PS4 Games: Styx: Shards of Darkness 14th March Paladins Founder's Pack 14th March Death Squared 14th March Eekeemoo...

  • UK Sales Charts Wildlands Scores the Largest Launch of the Year

    Surprise attack

    Ubisoft has once again proven that it's the master of sleeper hits, as its Ghost Recon: Wildlands has secured the largest launch of the year so far. It didn't feel like there was anywhere near the same anticipation for the co-op shooter as the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's sitting...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 159

    Right on queue

    A busy week here at Push Square has seen PS4 firmware update 4.50 release, as well as several big titles arrive in the office. We'll be letting our hair down this weekend with some good old fashioned gaming, then. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I really want to polish up my Horizon: Zero Dawn Platinum Trophy this...

  • News Look at The Last of Us' Off-Camera Secrets

    Breaking boundaries

    The Last of Us is one of the most pristinely polished games in PlayStation history – but like any piece of visual entertainment, it's mostly an optical illusion. This brilliant YouTube video detaches the camera from behind Joel's shoulder to show you things that you aren't supposed to see – including spawn points, far-off...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Hold Despite Switch Launch, Horizon Comes Second to Zelda

    Expected results

    The obvious talking point of the latest Japanese sales charts is the launch of the Nintendo Switch, which unsurprisingly rocketed to the top of the hardware charts. Ninty's newest moved 329,152 units, meaning that it surpassed the PlayStation 4's opening sales by around 20,000 units. Speaking of which, Sony's current-gen console...

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Save Up to 70 Per Cent on EU PS Store

    March madness

    It's easy to forget, but PlayStation Plus is about much more than merely the free games every month. One of the service's unsung benefits are all of the discounts that it provides, and SIEE's going mad this month with a bunch of March double discounts. Those of you without a membership will be able to get up to 35 per cent off select...

  • Podcast Episode 23 - Is Horizon Zero Dawn PS4's Best Exclusive?

    And we get clear with NieR

    Hello you fine people, the Push Square Podcast is back and transmitting straight to your ears with another great episode! This week it's all about Horizon: Zero Dawn as Lord Sammy Barker comes back onto the show to get into the nitty and gritty of Aloy's adventures. He also treats you guys to some stuff about NieR:...

  • News Persona 5 DLC Dated, Swimsuit Costumes Are Free

    Costumes, music, and personas from past games

    Atlus has published the release schedule for Persona 5's downloadable content, revealing when you can expect each add-on to drop once the game's on the market. The DLC mostly consists of costume packs based on past titles which are priced at $6.99, but there are also a few $2.99 persona bundles thrown...

  • Store Update 7th March 2017 (Europe)

    Ghost Recon! NieR Automata! More!

    The good games are showing no signs of slowing, as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of the headline additions on the European PlayStation Store this week. It'll be joined a few days later by the bizarre but brilliant NieR Automata, as well as a ton of PlayStation VR content including the free Danganronpa...

  • News March's Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Available Now

    Which will you play first?

    Your free roster of PlayStation Plus games for March 2017 are available to download right now in Europe. Those of you in North America may need to wait a few hours following the publication of this article for the freebies to roll out in your region, but rest assured they're coming. The goodies this time include the...

  • News Rocking Persona 5 Trailer Kicks Things Up a Notch Ahead of Launch

    Now it's personal

    As if we needed to get any more excited for Persona 5's launch in just a few weeks, Atlus has released a rocking new trailer that's packed with gameplay and rad beats. As always, the title looks great, and we're now really starting to wonder whether 2017 will end up going down in history as one of the best years for games in...

  • News Don't Forget to Download February's Free PlayStation Plus Games

    Your last chance

    Just a gentle reminder that this is your last chance to download February's free roster of PlayStation Plus games. Starting tomorrow, March's lineup – which includes Tearaway Unfolded and Disc Jam – will be made available, so you've got just about 24 hours left to claim the likes of LittleBigPlanet 3, No

  • UK Sales Charts Horizon: Zero Dawn Beats Zelda to Summit

    Sony's biggest PS4 franchise debut to date

    How well has Horizon: Zero Dawn sold? Exceedingly well – in the UK at least. Sony threw the entirety of its marketing muscle behind Aloy's inaugural adventure, and the results speak for themselves: the role-playing release apparently "comfortably" outsold The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – and...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 158

    Taste for adventure

    There's no shortage of great games this weekend, as many of you will be getting stuck into Horizon: Zero Dawn for the first time, while we hear a new console launched elsewhere. Still, whether you're Switching it up, battling bots, or playing something entirely different, we want to hear from you in the comments section below...

  • News PSN Purchases Will Be Taxed in Some US States Starting 1st April

    Game over

    As somewhat uneducated Brits, we find the US taxing system… Interesting to say the least. Anyway, Sony's announced that starting 1st April in certain states, PlayStation Store purchases will begin to be taxed. The charge will be determined by where you live, with New Jersey, Washington, and Texas some of the states affected by this...

  • News PlayStation Plus March Games Revealed

    Marching on

    Sony's revealed your PlayStation Plus games for March, and it looks like the leak was right. PlayStation 4 owners can look forward to Tearaway Unfolded and Disc Jam; not a bad lineup, considering the former's quality and the latter's enjoyable recent beta. PS4 also gets Lumo, which is cross-buy with Vita. Elsewhere, Sony's handheld is...

  • Japanese Sales Charts NieR: Automata Gets Off to a Surprisingly Strong Start on PS4

    Sliced and diced

    The latest Japanese sales charts are in, and NieR: Automata has jumped straight in at number one. The PlayStation 4 console exclusive sold well, shifting almost 200,000 copies. That's a lot more than most new releases manage in their first week. It was followed up by the new Super Robot Wars game in second and third, on PS4 and Vita...

February2017

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of February 2017

    Floating balls, exploding balls, knights, and samurai

    We've been saying this for a while now, but the PlayStation 4 really has got off to a great start in 2017. January was bursting at the seams with quality titles, and although February hasn't quite had the same level of success, it's still presented us with a slew of solid releases. Oh, and...

  • Store Update 28th February 2017 (Europe)

    Zero dawn

    There can be no doubts about what's the biggest new game on the European PlayStation Store this week: it's Horizon: Zero Dawn. After a long build-up, Guerrilla Games' opus has finally arrived, and it's available in a couple of guises digitally. Other new titles this time include Night in the Woods – we're hoping to bring you a review of...

  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Sticks a Sword in the Summit for a Second Week

    Calm before the storm

    Despite a 72 per cent drop in sales week over week, no title could take For Honor's seat at the summit of the UK sales charts. Xbox One and PC exclusive Halo Wars 2 gave its best shot, but fell short of its predecessor's already modest first week tally, while Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 17, and Sniper Elite 4 didn't have the...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 157

    Short but sweet

    Seems that gaming is an afterthought for much of our team this week, as this latest edition of WAYP is dreadfully short. Still, that happens from time to time, and so the pressure's on you to pad out the comments section with tales of your weekend gaming itinerary. Sammy Barker, Editor: When I'm not cleaning up the remaining quests...

  • Talking Point Which Free March 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    That time again

    Surely it's not time for another PlayStation Plus update? Apparently, it is – but then we suppose February is the shortest month of the year. Still, it genuinely doesn't feel like that long ago that Sony dropped complimentary copies of LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero onto the PlayStation Store, but already it's time to start...

  • Japanese Sales Charts For Honor Fights Its Way Into First Place

    Nioh keeps slashing in second

    Not content with conquering the UK charts earlier this week, For Honor has fought its way to first place in the Japanese charts too, selling 40,062 copies on PlayStation 4. Not a huge number, but Ubisoft's latest had no real competition, with the likes of Nioh following just behind. Team Ninja's well received action...

  • News PS4 Games Go Cheap in New European PlayStation Store Sale

    Wallet buster

    A ton of PlayStation 4 games have been discounted in Sony's latest European PlayStation Store sale. EA's leading the charge this time, with the prices cut on virtually its entire library. This means that you'll be able to buy the likes of Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, and Battlefield 1 all at reduced rates; some of its older games like Dragon...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Celebrates Critics' PS4 Favourites

    DOOM! Fallout 4! Overwatch!

    It's the Oscars this weekend – apparently. That's giving Sony an excuse to spotlight some of the PlayStation 4's best games in its annual Critics' Choice Sale. The North American promotion is set to run until 08:00 PT on 28th February, and includes games like DOOM, Fallout 4, and – this author's personal highlight –...

  • News New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Teaches Creation Through Destruction

    Fusion ha!

    The Velvet Room returns in Persona 5, bringing with it the process of fusing your collected personas. Like previous leads, Persona 5's protagonist has the ability to wield more than one persona, allowing you to build up a formidable team of spiritual helpers. As always, though, in order to get the most powerful personas you'll need to...

  • Store Update 21st February 2017 (Europe)

    Psychonauts! Ys Origins! More!

    With both Horizon: Zero Dawn and NieR: Automata still a little way away, this week's European PlayStation Store update is without any real heavy hitters. That said, there are still a lot of smaller titles to choose from, and it's a particularly strong restock for PlayStation VR. Pyschonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is...

  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Swings an Axe at the Top Spot

    Sniper Elite 4 in second

    There are no upsets in the UK sales charts this week, as Ubisoft's For Honor has stormed the best sellers list, fighting its way to the summit. Sniper Elite 4 scoped out second place, pushing last week's frontrunner Grand Theft Auto V down into third. FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out the top five, with Resident Evil 7:...

  • News January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Chart

    But hardware revenue takes a hit

    Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 156

    Hunger games

    There's no sign of the new releases slowing down after 2017 has started like a rocket. We've got several members of our team beavering away on big new games, while dozens more lurk menacingly around the corner. Of course, this isn't a time to look ahead, it's a time for reflection, so we ask that popular question again: what are you...

  • Podcast Episode 22 - Is Prey 2017's PS4 Sleeper Hit?

    And an update from Ben & Ben

    So, it's been a while, hasn't it? Well that's for a number of reasons, the first of which you've probably already guessed. An embargo for the Prey previews gave us cause to hold back the show and allow me to chat freely about my experiences with the new title from Arkane and Bethesda. Another reason for the longer than...

  • News Sony's Dropping PlayStation Now on All Devices Apart from PS4, PC

    All change, please

    PlayStation Now will soon only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, it's been announced. Sony's oft-misunderstood cloud streaming solution will prevent registrations starting 15th March on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and PS Vita TV, as well as all Bravia and Samsung televisions. The service will subsequently cease to...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Nioh Takes a Stab at Second Place

    PS4 continues to top hardware

    Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, it's had to go up against a new Dragon Quest game during its first week on the Japanese market, meaning that it was never going to snatch that coveted top spot. The critically acclaimed action title skewered second place, selling 75,477 copies - not a gigantic amount,...

  • Store Update 14th February 2017 (Europe)

    Love in

    Sony's showing its love this Valentine's Day by delivering a bumper PlayStation Store update, which includes everything from For Honor and Sniper Elite 4 through to Resident Evil 7 DLC and DiRT Rally VR. Speaking of the latter, there's actually a bunch of new PlayStation VR content, and a few lesser known indie titles as well. What will you...

  • Feature Which of PlayStation's Lonely Hearts Are Looking for Love?

    Meet your match

    Where PlayStation protagonists fall in love. Start dating with Push My Square today.: We know that being a PlayStation hero is hard. That's why we created Push My Square – a vibrant community in which video game stars of all shapes and sizes can find the partner of their dreams. Since the company's inception in 1994, we've...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Stabs Nioh in the Back

    Team Ninja title in second

    Oh Nioh! Team Ninja's critically acclaimed Souls-like samurai escapade couldn't overcome the continued success of Grand Theft Auto V, meaning that the legendary Rockstar release is now the fifth title since tracking started in the UK to secure 12 spells at the summit. It's in esteemed company alongside the likes of, er,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 155

    Back on schedule

    After last week's dramatically delayed What Are You Playing, we're back with a relatively on-time issue now that our hardware issues have (hopefully) been resigned to the past. Is there anything worse than computer problems, readers? We wouldn't mind if Windows 10 actually revealed what was wrong; instead it kicks up vague error...

  • News Now's Your Chance to Catch Up on All the Yakuza Games

    Feeling Japanese

    At long last, the Yakuza series has stepped out of its underground mire and into the mainstream, which means that it's a perfect time for you to polish off Yakuza 0 and pick up every entry in the series. And here's the ideal opportunity: one quick-thinking retailer has ordered retail reprints of the entire series thus far, meaning...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Regrows Its Limbs at the Top

    Boruto also enters the fray

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has remained at the top of the Japanese software charts, selling a further 52,665 copies on PlayStation 4. The horror title has almost hit the quarter of a million mark now, and it'll likely surpass that goal this week. It's not the kind of number worth screaming about, but it's a reasonably...

  • News Yet More PS4 Games Go Cheap on European PlayStation Store

    Pound stretcher

    Sony's rolled out a roster of February discounts on the European PlayStation Store, with titles like Dishonored 2, Mafia III, and Destiny: The Taken King enjoying the cut price treatment. The offers aren't outstanding this time, but you may want to cast your eye over Just Cause 3 or

  • Store Update 7th February 2017 (Europe)

    Nioh we're talkin'

    Another week and another must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive has arrived: this time it's Nioh from Team Ninja which we like very much. It's joined by an eclectic mix of software, including Kitty Powers' Matchmaker, VR Ping Pong, and more. PS4 Games: How to Survive 2 6th February For Honor Open Beta (9th to 12th February) 6th...

  • News Download Your Free February PlayStation Plus Games Now

    Bandwidth busters

    Your free February PlayStation Plus games are live and kicking in Europe, and ready for you to download right now. Those of you in North America may have to wait a few more hours for the PlayStation Store to update, but expect your goodies to be available imminently. The headliners this month include LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a...

  • UK Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Extends Its Stay at Summit

    Dead rising

    Resident Evil 7 has managed to cling on to the top of the UK sales charts this week, putting it in pole position to secure three consecutive weeks at the summit. It'll need to fight off Nioh if it hopes to achieve that, but the run would put the all-new survival horror on par with Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5, both of which...

  • News February PlayStation Plus Games Revealed

    The leak was right

    Sony's revealed February's PlayStation Plus line up at the last possible minute - but at least it's finally here, eh? This month's selection is lead by the two PlayStation 4 titles that were leaked earlier today: LittleBigPlanet 3 and Not a Hero. The former is obviously a retail title, but will it be enough to put an end to the...

  • Game of the Month Top 4 PlayStation Games of January 2017

    Cannibals, heroes, antiheroes, and gangsters

    Without question, 2017 has got off to a great start when it comes to gaming. January was packed with Japanese goodness, with a slew of highly rated releases from the East hitting the PlayStation 4 one after another. It was easily one of the best openings to a year that we've seen in a long time, which...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Doesn't Quite Kill It

    Capcom's latest stalks the summit

    There's only one new release worth talking about in the latest Japanese software charts, and that's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Capcom's well-received horror title entered in first place on PlayStation 4, selling 216,314 copies. Relatively speaking, it's not a bad number - most games these days do a lot less - but...

January2017

  • Store Update 31st January 2017 (Europe)

    Sabotage

    This isn't the biggest European PlayStation Store update you're likely to see, but after the past couple of weeks we're going to assume that your wallet is in need of a rest. Anyway, new titles this week include Dexed, Double Dragon IV, and Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, but it's the DLC that most will pay attention to: Resident Evil 7's...

  • News All of Persona 5's DLC Will Be Heading West

    Phantom thievery

    Unsurprisingly, all of Persona 5's downloadable content will be making its way West following the game's release on the 4th April. European publisher Deep Silver has confirmed as much over on Twitter, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you won't be missing out on all that premium clutter Japan got last year. We say clutter,...

  • UK Sales Charts 73% of Resident Evil 7's Retail Copies Sold on PS4

    Yakuza and Kingdom Hearts chart

    Japanese games generally sell best on the PlayStation 4 but Resident Evil is one of those rare Eastern franchises that commands just as much interest in the West as it does in the East. However, that's not stopped Capcom's latest survival horror from selling best on Sony's system in the UK, with the PS4 accounting for...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 153

    Rooster teeth

    We're genuinely in the midst of PlayStation 4 heaven right now, as January has seen the console amass one of the strongest selections of games that we've seen since the system launched. That means you're no doubt playing something new this week, and we want to know what. Yakuza 0? Gravity Rush 2? Resident Evil 7? You know the drill...

  • Feature 5 Reasons Why Kazuma Kiryu Is the Hardest Man on PlayStation

    Don't mess

    There's no point in denying it: we have a massive man-crush on Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu here at Push Square. We've known the guy since the days of the PlayStation 2, and our admiration seems to grow with every new Yakuza title that makes its way to Western shores. For the heathens among you who don't know who Kazuma Kiryu is,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Gravity Rush Goes Top as Valkyria Revolution Flops

    PS4 still the hardware king

    Gravity Rush 2 has floated straight to the top of the latest Japanese software charts, shifting 74,361 copies. Certainly not an amazing number, but it's not quite terrible either, and it's an improvement over the sales of the original Gravity Rush. In any case, it's nice to see Kat at least make it to the summit - even...

  • News Stock Up on PS4 Must Haves with NA PlayStation Essentials Sale

    Caught on the way down

    Another week, another chance to bulk up on cheap and cheerful PlayStation 4 games. Sony's launched the PlayStation Essentials sale on the North American PlayStation Store, and this one is chock full of must own releases. In truth, it's missing a number of games that you'd expect with that kind of name, but deals like Batman:...

  • Store Update 24th January 2017 (Europe)

    A crazy week

    There can be no question that 2017 has started strongly on the PlayStation 4, but this week's selection of new software is particularly insane. You'll need to select between Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts: We're Not Typing the Full Title Here, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – a frightening array of impressive wares. Plus there are some...

  • UK Sales Charts Gravity Rush 2 Slinks Outside Top Ten

    Me-oh

    Gravity Rush 2, for all of its critical acclaim, was always going to be an impossible sell, and unfortunately the superhero sequel has failed to break the UK sales charts top ten. The fan favourite finished in 16th position, which doesn't look terrible until you remember that sales are low across the board this time of the year. It probably...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 152

    A-WAYP we go

    We may have a new website, but the old favourites remain. WAYP is one of the longest running features here at Push Square, so despite the fancy new framework, we're not changing a damn thing about it. Regular readers should know the drill by now: we reveal our gaming schedule, before handing the microphone to you in the comments section...

  • News US PlayStation Store Flash Sale Plunges Prices on PS4

    PS3 and Vita also join the party

    You may have a new president now, but that ain't stopping Sony from posting some great deals on the US PlayStation Store. The platform holder's launched a pretty tasty January Flash Sale on the American plaza today, with offers spanning everything from Hitman Go ($3.19) through to Lords of the Fallen ($3.99)...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Kingdom Hearts and Danganronpa Race to the Top

    PS4 still king of hardware

    It's taken quite a few weeks, but PlayStation's finally managed to get a couple of titles to the top of the Japanese software charts. The ridiculously named Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue jumped straight into first place with sales of 137,797 copies. Not a huge amount, but certainly a solid opening. Behind...

  • Podcast Episode 21 - PlayStation Game of the Year 2016

    The only opinions that matter

    Well, it's been a while hasn't it? We took some time to enjoy Christmas and New Years but now we're back and ready to fill your ears with all the latest and greatest from the land of PlayStation via the Push Square Podcast. We make our triumphant 2017 debut with a MASSIVE episode to make up for our absence - and if...

  • Store Update 17th January 2017 (Europe)

    It's a big one

    We're midway through January and the European PlayStation Store is back in full force. Oh boy, is it back. There's a metric ton of new titles out over the next few days, including Gravity Rush 2, The Flame in the Flood, and 2064: Read Only Memories. There are also some Atari compilations and a firefighting simulation. Variety is the...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Hijacks the Top Spot

    Rockstar energy

    Can you believe this? Grand Theft Auto V, the game which first released all the way back in 2013, is currently top of the UK sales charts in 2017. The popular open world affair managed to steal this week's crown from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – a truly amazing achievement. Familiar faces FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 151

    Switch it up

    An exciting week comes to an end, with the Nintendo Switch now a known quantity. Of course, that's a topic of discussion for Nintendo Life and not necessarily Push Square. We've had a busy week as well, though, reviewing the likes of Gravity Rush 2 – and let me tell you, we're crunching really hard on a number of January's big titles...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Keeps a Healthy Lead as Final Fantasy XV Nears 1 Million

    Fantasy's almost a reality

    There's not too much going on in the latest Japanese hardware and software charts, but it's nice to see both the PlayStation 4 and Vita ticking along rather nicely. Sony's current-gen console has enjoyed a relatively healthy run of late, and it's sold another 78,927 units last week. Given that the PS4 averaged around...

  • News Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's Free-to-Play Version Punches Through 8 Million Downloads

    And fiesty boxer Mila's free until February

    Publisher Koei Tecmo has announced that Dead or Alive: Last Round's free-to-play package, named Core Fighters, has been downloaded over 8 million times worldwide. The game's available across multiple platforms including PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, but it still seems like a pretty healthy number to...

  • Store Update 10th January 2017 (Europe)

    We go again

    Disaster averted! We almost popped a big fat '2016' in that headline, but it is of course a new year now. Naturally, the gaming industry is just starting to stumble out of its Christmas-induced slumber, but there's some good stuff on the European PlayStation Store this week in the form of a Tales of Berseria demo and Hatsune Miku:...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Stopping the Call of Duty

    Nothin' to see here

    It may be a New Year, but some things never change: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has remained at the top of the UK sales charts for the… We've lost count, but it's been a long time now. The game fought off fierce competition from the usual suspects, with FIFA 17 and Grand Theft Auto V coming in just behind. Battlefield 1,...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 150

    A massive milestone

    It's a milestone issue of WAYP this week, mysteriously coinciding with Ashley Young's 150th appearance for Manchester United. Must be fate, eh? Anyway. It's the end of the first week back at work, and we sincerely hope it's been a slow one for you. How will you be spending the first full weekend of 2017? Sammy Barker, Editor: I...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Ends 2016 On Top

    Last but not least

    The final Japanese hardware and software charts of 2016 are in, and the PlayStation 4 has reclaimed its place at the top of the former. Sony's current-gen console jumped Nintendo's New 3DS LL, shifting a relatively healthy 73,421 units. That means the PS4 manged to sell through almost 1.8 million units in Japan last year. Not an...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Alex's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Judgement of the Gods

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • News January's PlayStation Plus Games Are Available to Download Now

    First of the year

    January's PlayStation Plus offering is now live on the PlayStation Store. To recap, subscribers can download Day of the Tentacle Remastered, This War of Mine: The Little Ones, The Swindle, Azkend 2, Titan Souls, and Blazerush. However, at the time of writing, the selection is only available in Europe - the games should be live in...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jade's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Zero hour

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • UK Sales Charts Infinite Success for Call of Duty on PS4

    Price cuts do the business

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has spent practically the entirety of the Christmas period at the top of the UK sales charts. Activision may have needed to slash the price of its latest first-person shooter as low as £19.99 across the country, but it's done the trick, as the title managed to top the British best sellers...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Kell's Personal PlayStation Picks

    It was inside of you all along

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Simon's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Overwatch this

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 149

    Happy New Year

    Did you know that 2016 will be extended by a second? It's as if the Gods are mocking us, forcing us to endure such a dire year for a moment longer. The good news is that 2017 isn't too far away, and hopefully things will start looking up again. And of course, with it being a Bank Holiday weekend, it's the perfect opportunity to play...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Sam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Bromance

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Liam's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Fit for a thief

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jacob's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Lasting appeal

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • News January's PlayStation Plus Games Have Been Revealed

    Happy New Year?

    Sony's announced which games you can expect from your PlayStation Plus subscription next month. On PlayStation 4, wacky adventure Day of the Tentacle Remastered and survival sim This War of Mine: The Little Ones are up for grabs. The former is also on Vita, alongside The Swindle - which will be available on all three of Sony's...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Clings On

    CoD and chips

    In the penultimate UK sales chart of the year, tracking data for the week through 24th December, the maligned Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare maintained its position at the top of the best sellers list – not bad for a supposed "flop", eh? To be fair, the game has been on sale for £19.99 at some stores, which is unprecedented for...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Graham's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Inside and out

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Victor's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Watching over you

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below,...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Ken's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Life is just a fantasy

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean...

  • Game of the Year 2016 John's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Treasured

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll find...

  • Feature The 10 Best PS4 Soundtracks of 2016

    Hitting the right notes

    Another year gone. Times flies, doesn't it? 2016 may have been, erm, less than stellar in a lot of respects, but the games industry was by no means one of the problems. Quality reigned supreme across so many titles it's hard to keep track. Not to be left behind, though, was the music from these games, which delivered some...

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