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May2017

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Steady as Sales Slow Down

    Calm before the Dragon Quest?

    The post-Golden Week slump in Japan is still very real, with little to shout about in this week’s Media Create report. PREY was the “hottest” new release of the week, selling 7,105 units on the PlayStation 4. Danganronpa 1/2 Reload also charted for Sony’s new-gen system, shifting 3,880 units. You’ve got to...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Has Shipped an Absolutely Insane 80 Million Copies

    Digital sales included

    We all knew Grand Theft Auto V as going to be gigantic, but we don't think anyone realised just how preposterously successful it would actually end up being. Rockstar's open world blockbuster has surpassed 80 million sales according to publisher Take-Two, which is an utterly insane figure. Equally mental is that the title has...

  • UK Sales Charts PlayStation VR Exclusive Farpoint Shoots Up Second

    Injustice served in first

    Looks like Sony’s enormous marketing spend paid off, as PlayStation VR first-person shooter Farpoint has entered the UK sales charts in second position this week – an impressive achievement considering the increased cost of the PlayStation VR Aim Controller bundle and the slim install base of the headset itself. It...

  • News Tons of PS4 Games Under £4 on EU PlayStation Store This Weekend

    Something for the weekend

    Run out of games to play? Worry not: Sony’s launched a surprise digital games Flash Sale on the European PlayStation Store, which has seen the price of dozens of titles slashed to under £4 in the UK. It’s under €5 for those of you on the continent. Set to run until 22nd May, the goods include releases like...

  • News April 2017 NPD: Persona 5 Proves JRPGs Still Have Pulling Power

    Atlus title debuts second in USA charts

    You know how these NPD sales charts work by now, right? Typically the uber-mainstream titles all move to the top, while the more core gamer franchises secure a token appearance towards the bottom. Except that hasn’t really happened this time: Persona 5 finished second in April 2017. This is an...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Suffers Another Sales Dip During Post-Holiday Period

    Yawn

    Jeeeeez, when will it end? For weeks now we've been struggling to make articles out of the latest Japanese sales charts because... Well, there really hasn't been much to write about from a PlayStation perspective. Unfortunately, that's also the case this week; not a single new PlayStation 4 title entered the top 20. Of course, this was always...

  • UK Sales Charts PREY Hunts Down Mario Kart in Second Week

    Bethesda's first number one since DOOM

    PREY didn’t get off to the best start in the UK sales charts, but it seems word of mouth – and the first proper batch of reviews – has perhaps helped the first-person shooter to fare better, as it’s leapfrogged Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to take the top spot this time. Grand Theft Auto V also climbed above...

  • News Wait! There's a Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store Now

    Save big on sci-fi titles

    Wait, what? There’s a new Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store? Well, then. This one’s set to run until 08:00 PT on Monday, 15th May, so you’ve still got a little bit of time to take advantage of it. The theme this time is sci-fi, so highlights on the PlayStation 4 include DOOM for $19.79,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Golden Week Winds Up Weak

    Nothing to see here

    Golden Week did little to propel hardware or software sales in Japan, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe once again ruled the roost. PlayStation 4 hardware enjoyed a small bump, but it was the Xbox One that scored the biggest increase – even if its numbers are little more than a statistical error at this point. NieR: Automata prevented...

  • News May Sale Plunges PS4 Prices on EU PlayStation Store

    Summer time

    Summer is nearing, which means that the release calendar is ever so slightly clearing. Don’t let that stop you from taking a trip to the PlayStation Store, though, as Sony has rolled out a brand new batch of savings in Europe to keep you indoors while the sun shines outside. These new May savings span a scattershot of titles, many of...

  • News The Order: 1886 Can Be Yours for Thruppence on PS4

    Seriously, it's $3.99 in North America

    Look, we have our fair share of issues with The Order: 1886, but for $3.99 it’s worth buying. Sony’s launched a new batch of discounts on the North American PlayStation Store, and Ready at Dawn’s story-driven Victorian shooter has brought its exquisitely groomed handlebar moustache along for the party...

  • UK Sales Charts Mario Kart Eats PREY Alive

    Bethesda's latest falls 600 units short

    PREY hunted down Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the latest UK sales charts, but it couldn’t topple the Nintendo Switch exclusive. Word is that Bethesda’s reboot fell just 600 units short of the kart racer, though the Blue Shell flingin’ favourite was itself 71 per cent down week-over-week. While we’re not...

  • News Sony Celebrates Golden Week with PS4 Game Sale on NA PlayStation Store

    PS3 and Vita also well represented

    Golden Week is a national holiday in Japan, so it seems only fair to acknowledge it with a bunch of discounts on the North American PlayStation Store. The platform holder's knocking up to 80 per cent off a bunch of popular Eastern titles through 09:00 PT on 9th May – and that extends to some anime in the movies...

April2017

  • UK Sales Charts Little Nightmares Makes Dream Debut in Fourth

    Puyo Puyo Tetris in 18th place

    Creepy platformer Little Nightmares has managed a dream debut in the UK sales charts, entering in fourth position on the British best sellers list – despite the rundown only including retail sales. The game – which is also likely to have proved a popular pick on the PlayStation Store – did exceptionally well,...

  • News PS4 Shipments Pass 60 Million as PlayStation Nears Record Profit

    Forecasts predict PS4 install base will reach 78 million next year

    Sony managed to ship an outrageous 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, putting total shipments of the console up to 60 million units worldwide. As of 1st January the device had sold 53.4 million units directly to consumers, so it's probably...

  • News Sony Expected to Announce 60 Million PS4 Milestone

    Will be awkward if it doesn't now

    Sony's scheduled to report its financial earnings tomorrow (or today, depending on your timezone), and analyst firm Super Data speculates that the company will confirm that PlayStation 4's sales have passed the 60 million units milestone. As of 1st January, the console was at 53.4 million units sold through to...

  • News Resident Evil 7 Falls Short of Capcom's Sales Expectations

    Despite selling over 3.5 million units so far

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has failed to meet the sales expectations of publisher Capcom, the firm's latest financial report has revealed. The game – which was something of a critical darling – has sold a very respectable 3.5 million units thus far, but that's some way short of the four million units...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Darks Souls III Rekindles the Fire in Top 5

    PS4 sales continue to drop, though

    Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition - which includes all the game's downloadable content - has dodge rolled its way into the Japanese software charts, shifting 33,088 copies and landing in third place. Not too shabby for a re-release, but then, there's not much else to write about this time around. Yep, it's...

  • News PS4's Biggest Games Score Even Bigger Discounts in Europe

    60 per cent off blockbusters

    The Easter sale has now ended, which means that it's time for another PlayStation Store sale in Europe. Sony's knocking up to 60 per cent off some of the PlayStation 4's biggest games, like Destiny: The Collection, Rocket League, Titanfall 2, and Star Wars Battlefront. There are a bunch of LEGO games up for grabs at low...

  • UK Sales Charts There's No Taming Ghost Recon: Wildlands

    Ubisoft triumphs in slow week

    In a week with very few changes in the UK sales charts, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands has once again proven that hardcore gamers don't have their finger on the casual market's pulse, hugging the summit like a friendly bear. Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 17, LEGO Worlds, and Rocket League all rounded out the top five,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Continue to Drop as Software Dries Up

    Yawn

    The Japanese sales charts haven't made for especially interesting reading in weeks - at least as far as PlayStation goes. Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch last month, the PlayStation 4 has been pushed out of focus due to a lack of notable software releases. Naturally, this also means that hardware figures are in a gradual decline, with...

  • UK Sales Charts Ghost Recon Returns As Persona 5 Disappears

    Atlus JRPG drops out of the Top 40 entirely

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands reclaimed its place at the top of the UK sales charts this week, as stock issues caused Persona 5 to fall from the summit to outside the Top 40 entirely, which is the first time we've ever seen that happen. Talk about front-loaded! The top five was dominated by some...

  • News PSN Flash Sale Brings Down Dozens of Prices on NA PlayStation Store

    Reductions remastered

    It's officially the Easter weekend which can only mean one thing: there's a Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store. This one's got a bit of a remaster theme, as it focuses on old classics that have been spruced up for the PlayStation 4. Some highlights include Ape Escape 2 for $3.99, The Last of Us Remastered for...

  • News PS4's Run Halted by Nintendo Switch Launch in March NPD

    But Sony's system stays strong

    As expected, the launch of the Nintendo Switch has (temporarily?) dethroned the PlayStation 4 from the top of the United States hardware charts. Sony's system had been sitting pretty for several months in a row, but it was never going to overcome the release of its rival's new handheld-cum-console, which performed...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn Battles to Top of PlayStation Store Charts

    But only in Europe

    You can be sure it's a slow news day when we report on the PlayStation Store charts, but maybe this is something you'd like to see us cover more regularly? After all, we're pretty thorough when it comes to the UK, Japan, and USA sales charts, and the PlayStation Store is becoming an increasingly important part of the game...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Switch Steady As All Other Systems Slump

    A slow week in the East

    There's really not much to say in what was comfortably one of the slowest weeks for the Japanese games industry in some time. A steady supply of Switch stock has helped Nintendo's new hardware to hold strong, but all other systems – the PlayStation 4 Pro excluded – saw their sales numbers decline this week. LEGO Worlds...

  • UK Sales Charts Persona 5 Smashes Series Records to Top

    Well deserved, too

    What the heck is this? A Japanese role-playing game not named 'Final Fantasy' at number one? Surely not? It's true: Persona 5 has robbed the rest of the UK sales charts blind this week, climbing to the summit and securing Atlus' best ever launch in Britain by some margin. Not bad at all, eh? The title sold 97 per cent of its...

  • News Persona 5 Is a Commercial Smash for Atlus

    Over 1.5 million copies shipped

    Persona 5 is a certified hit for Atlus, as the company has announced that over 1.5 million copies have been shipped worldwide. We know that around 550,000 units were sold in Japan when it released last year, so that means roughly one million copies have been distributed around the rest of the globe. Given that the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Musou Stars Barely Shines as PS4 Has a Quiet Week

    Slow and steady

    There's no point in trying to sugarcoat it: these latest Japanese sales charts really aren't all that interesting. Two new PlayStation 4 titles made it into the software top ten, with hack and slash crossover Musou Stars entering in second place while the terribly named Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions...

  • News Hundreds of PS4 Games Are Discounted in EU Easter Sale

    A whopping 440 items to be precise

    Over the past few years, Sony's really embraced PlayStation Store sales – they're honestly not a million miles off the infamous Steam sales these days. Sure the prices aren't quite as good, but we're confident you'll find at least one thing worth purchasing in this European Easter sale, which spans a whopping 440...

  • News NieR: Automata Shipments and Digital Sales Top 1 Million

    NieR enough

    NieR: Automata is absolutely the kind of game that's never going to be a mainstream success, but it certainly sounds as though the recently released action role-playing title has done well for itself. Publisher Square Enix has revealed that the game's topped one million across shipments and digital sales - a promising figure. Automata...

  • UK Sales Charts Mass Effect Remains in Deep Space for a Second Week

    Top Turian

    Mass Effect: Andromeda has managed a second week at the summit of the UK sales charts, despite a tepid response to the role-playing game. The sequel actually managed to do what Mass Effect 3 couldn't: achieve two consecutive weeks at the top of the British best-sellers list. The third entry in the series was swiftly swiped aside by EA's...

March2017

  • News Nioh Is Koei Tecmo's Most Successful Western Release

    Die by the sword

    Regular readers will know that associate editor Robert Ramsey is a big fan of Koei Tecmo's output, from the various Warriors games right the way through to Toukiden. But something we always discuss here at Push Square Towers is how the publisher's business can possibly be viable: it deploys dozens of games every year and rarely do...

  • 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:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Recent PS4 Games Get Cheaper For the Weekend in EU PlayStation Store Sale

    Ghost Recon! Resi 7! Final Fantasy!

    If you've had a tough week and you're looking forward to settling down for a nice, lazy weekend of gaming, you may want to check out the PlayStation Store's latest sale. They're certainly not the biggest discounts that we've ever seen, but four recently released titles are up for grabs at reduced prices. Again,...

  • 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 PS4 Exclusives Go Cheap in Latest European PlayStation Store Sale

    Cash in

    As is the case in North America, Sony's rolled out a sale on many PlayStation 4 exclusives in Europe. The discounts – which include The Last Guardian for £19.99 and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for £15.49 – span everything from digital releases to big name blockbusters. There's also DLC and

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Horizon: Zero Dawn Has Been a Huge Commercial Hit for Sony

    Guerrilla's biggest ever debut sells 2.6 million copies in two weeks

    You're looking at the birth of a massive new PlayStation franchise here: Horizon: Zero Dawn has sold 2.6 million units in the two weeks since its release. Those numbers represent copies of the game in consumers' hands, rather than shipped to stores. It makes the game Sony's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Surprise! PS4 Wins the February NPD Report

    Of course

    Stop us if you've heard this one before: the PlayStation 4 won the February 2017 NPD sales report. This means that Sony's system has been the best-selling console in the United States fourth months in a row now, though its winning streak will come to an end in March due to the release of the Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation maker doesn't...

  • 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 PS4 Is Still the UK's Biggest Ever Console Launch

    Will it ever be beaten?

    A new contender threatened to steal the PlayStation 4's console launch crown last week: the Nintendo Switch released in the UK – but it couldn't topple the Sony system's monster debut. According to Games Industry.biz, the Big N's hybrid moved a respectable 80,000 units over its opening weekend – double that of the Wii U...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • News PlayStation VR Is Dominating the Virtual Reality Space

    Peripheral nears one million sales

    Sony's sold around 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets since launch as of 19th February. That's according to group president Andrew House as part of an interview with the New York Times. While it may not sound like an enormous number in isolation, it's worth remembering that the perpetually out of stock peripheral...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Nioh Cuts Through 1 Million Sales, Free DLC Celebrates Today

    Razor sharp

    Bloody and brutal samurai slice-'em-up Nioh has sold over one million copies worldwide, Koei Tecmo has announced. The figure includes both physical units and digital downloads, and for a rather niche PlayStation 4 exclusive that's only been on the market for just over a couple of weeks, that's not a bad number at all. Even better is...

  • 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 Analyst Believes Horizon: Zero Dawn Could Sell Eight Million Copies

    Brave new world

    Sony's clearly hoping Horizon: Zero Dawn becomes a hit, but how much of a success is still up for debate. A report from SuperData seems particularly bullish about the open world adventure's chances, with CEO Joost van Dreunen predicting that the new intellectual property could sell six million units this year alone – before rising...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • News PS4 Was January's Best Selling Console in the United States

    Ain't no stopping this train

    With a lineup including Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 (among others), it's no surprise that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in the United States during January. According to the latest NPD report, Sony's system continued its good run, outpacing the competition yet again during the first month of 2017. No...

  • 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

  • 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 40% of UK PS4 Pro Buyers Were New to PlayStation 4, Says Sony

    Welcome to the family

    The PS4 Pro is generally viewed as a non-essential upgrade over the PlayStation 4 - an enhanced option for the hardcore user. As such, Sony has been angled in its marketing of the product, making sure not to put the supercharged console forward as a necessary next step. However, even without the kind of push that you may...

  • News PS4 Smashes PS2's Historic Shipment Record by Some Margin

    Sony Pictures hurts otherwise solid third quarter

    Any signs of the PlayStation 4 slowing down? No, the console is quite literally on fire around the globe, with the device smashing an old PlayStation 2 shipment record in the company's most recently completed quarter. According to Sony's latest financial report, the manufacturer shipped a whopping...

  • 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...

  • News FIFA 17 Was the World's Best Selling Console Game in 2016, Says EA

    Champione! Champione!

    Football – the version played with the feet rather than the hands – is the most popular sport in the world, so it's no surprise to see FIFA 17 utterly dominate the sales charts around the globe. EA announced as part of an earnings call overnight that the latest iteration of its soccer simulation was the best-selling console...

January2017

  • 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...

  • News Resident Evil 7 Ships a Strong 2.5 Million Copies for Launch

    Dead to rights

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard looks poised to be a commercial success as well as a critical one. Capcom has announced today that the title has shipped 2.5 million copies for launch, which is a decent figure even if it is less than the rotter Resident Evil 6 managed. We should point out that this number reflects the sum of units that...

  • 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:...

  • 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...

  • News PS4 Software Sales Exceed 400 Million, Console Sales Reach 53.4 million

    Numbers revealed as SIE Asia apologise for PSVR and PS4 Pro shortages

    At the ongoing Taipei Games Show – regarded by many as the biggest gaming event of the year assuming you live in Taipei – Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia general manager Hiroyuki Oda revealed some crazy sales numbers for PlayStation 4 hardware and software. Speaking at...

  • News EU PlayStation Store Restocks with Yet More Stellar Savings

    How low can you go?

    Christmas is long gone and your wallet's probably feeling a little light, but you'll still be able to find something to buy on the European PlayStation Store. As its big January sale comes to a close, Sony's launched a brand new set of offers on the digital plaza, and it includes bargains like Thief, Godzilla, and Resident Evil...

  • News PS4 Sales Double Xbox One, Claims Report

    Sony supposedly has a gigantic lead

    Ever since Microsoft stopped reporting on its Xbox One numbers, actually gauging the difference in sales between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 has been difficult. We obviously know that Sony's system is in the lead - it's been the world's best selling console since 2014, after all - but just how big is the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News PS4 Wins the All-Important December NPD

    Not a massive surprise

    After a handful of months losing out to the Xbox One in the NPD, the PlayStation 4 has restored normal order, by winning the all-important December report. To be honest, this shouldn't come as a massive surprise considering the ridiculous numbers that Sony posted over the holiday period, but there was a chance that Microsoft...

  • News PS4 Has Been the World's Best Selling Console Since 2014

    Hat trick

    Sony revealed the Glacier White PlayStation 4 for Europe this week, and in the trailer included a subtle reminder that the console has been top dog globally three years in a row now. According to the platform holder, the system sold the most units worldwide in 2014, 2015, and 2016. We could kinda already infer this inform

  • 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 Final Fantasy XV Ships Over 6 Million Copies, Digital Sales Included

    Noct bad

    Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy XV has shipped over six million units worldwide. That figure includes copies shipped to retailers and digital sales, meaning that we don't quite know how many units the game has sold through to the public. As we always say, though, retailers generally aren't in the habit of buying stock that...

  • 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,...

  • News More PS4 Bargains Have Been Added to EU's Ace PlayStation Store Sale

    How low can you go?

    Sony's huge January sale has been a huge hit on the European PlayStation Store – and it's actually just got bigger. New additions include The Last Guardian for £29.99, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for £15.99, and Mirror's Edge Catalyst for a ridiculously low £8.99 – though you'll only get the latter for that price if...

  • 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...

  • News Sony Reveals The Most Downloaded PS4 Games of 2016

    Rocket to the top

    As is tradition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Network's most downloaded games of the last year. Topping the 2016 charts in both North America and Europe was the seemingly eternal Rocket League, which originally launched back in 2015. That's an impressive run of form from the simple but stupidly effective title. Battlefield...

  • Talking Point Will Sony Really Let the Uncharted Series Rest?

    Hang up your half-tuck

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has sold 8.7 million copies globally since it launched less than a year ago. That is a staggering figure when you consider that the game is barely six months old, and will continue to post strong sales through the remainder of the generation. But it does pose a very important question: can Sony...

  • News PS4 Shifted Over 50 Million Games Globally Over the Holidays

    Up from 35 million last year

    There's been a lot of talk about poor software sales this holiday, but the PlayStation 4 is doing its best to keep the numbers up it seems. Alongside its install base announcement, Sony revealed overnight that it moved 50.4 million pieces of software over the Christmas period, which spans the tail-end of November throu

  • News PS4 Sales Top 53 Million, Sold Through a Massive 6.2 Million Units Over the Holidays

    Nothing stops this train

    The PlayStation 4 is now looking ahead to its fourth year on the market, but it shows now signs of slowing down in terms of sales. Taking to the stage at the company's CES keynote, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai revealed that the current-gen console has topped 53 million worldwide sales. Our last update on PS4 sales came before...

  • News Uncharted 4's Insane Global Sales Secure Series' Juggernaut Status

    Sic Parvis Magna

    Remember when Uncharted was the scrappy underdog in a world dominated by Halo and Gears of War? No more. Sony has announced today that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has sold over 8.7 million copies globally to date. That's a staggering figure when you consider that the title has only just enjoyed its first holiday, and will probably...

  • Talking Point Has Holiday 2016 Devalued New Games?

    Cheap as chips

    Booting up a £19.99 copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare over the Christmas break, we couldn't help but ponder whether this holiday gone has seriously devalued new games. All games get price drops eventually, of course – some sooner than others – but this feels different. On the European PlayStation Store right now you can...

  • News PS4 Physical Game Sales Increase As UK Industry Suffers Blow

    Overall sales down 13.4 per cent

    Worryingly, the PlayStation 4 was the only home console to see sales of physical software in the UK increase year-over-year in 2016. The Nintendo 3DS also built upon its previous year's tally, but every other platform shrunk. That's resulted in a 13.4 per cent decline in game sales compared to 2015 in Britain, with...

  • 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...

December2016

  • News Minecraft Vita Is Sony's First Japanese Million Seller in Over a Decade

    And it's technically a Microsoft game

    Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has sold over one million units at retail in Japan according to tracking firm Media Create. This means that – despite the brand being owned by Microsoft – it's the first Sony published title since 2004 to hit seven digits. The last first-party release to achieve the target was...

  • News PS4 Quietly Crosses Four Million Units Milestone in Japan

    Pyrrhic victory?

    Japan's no longer the focus of Sony's attention, but the PlayStation 4 has still managed to quietly cross the four million units milestone in its home nation. The news comes courtesy of the latest Media Create report tracking sales for the week ending 25th December, where Sony's new-gen system sold 100,238 units – enough to push...

  • 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...

  • Guide Boxing Day 2016 - Best PS4 Deals (UK Edition)

    Season of sales

    Christmas is well underway, which means that it's time to start thinking about those Boxing Day sales. You've no doubt got a big wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, and you're probably wondering where you should invest it. Well, we've pulled together some of the better 26th December savings in this article, and we'll be...

  • Guide Boxing Day 2016 - Best PS4 Deals (US Edition)

    Sale away

    Boxing Day 2016 is traditionally a bigger window for deals in the UK, but there's still some good stuff up for grabs in the United States. We'll be updating this article over time with all of the best PlayStation 4 deals in the United States, so do check back if you're eager to splash some Christmas cash. <products region="USA"...

  • News PS4 Flash Sale Plunges the Price of Must Have Titles in North America

    Caught on the way down

    Sony's dropped a surprise Flash Sale in North America, plunging the price of must have PlayStation 4 titles over the Christmas holidays. This one's live now, but is scheduled to end on 26th December at 08:00AM PT, so you're going to want to be quick. To be honest, it's not the greatest set of discounts you'll ever see, but...

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