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January2017

  • 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...

  • News 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...

  • News 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...

  • News 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

November2016

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4, PS4 Pro Hold Steady as Gundam Chases Pokémon

    The G generation

    The new Pokémon games dominated the Japanese charts last time around, and unsurprisingly, they're at it again. Nothing's going to stop Nintendo's juggernaut for at least another week or so, but the latest Gundam title at least boosted into view with some relatively strong opening numbers on both Vita and PlayStation 4. And before...

  • News PS4 Leads the Way as Cyber Monday Explodes in the US

    PS4 likely to come out on top for November

    When it comes to online sales, Cyber Monday was pretty darn crazy this year. According to I4U, yesterday was the biggest online sales day in history, with $3.39 billion being spent in the United States. We guess that people really like rock bottom prices, huh? The good news for Sony is that the...

  • News The PS4 Absolutely Killed It in the UK Last Week

    The best the console has sold since launch

    The PlayStation 4 has been selling very strongly ever since it launched back in 2013 - and it isn't showing signs of stopping any time soon. According to Eurogamer, Sony's latest system sold incredibly well in the UK last week, with numbers being the highest that the console has seen since its initial...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Pokémon Rules the Sun and Moon

    And, honestly, the stars right now as well

    As expected, Pokémon has attacked the Japanese sales charts with all the force of several suns and moons combined. The game sold over 1.5 million copies in the Land of the Rising Sun, and helped seriously propel Nintendo 3DS sales as a result. This means that the PlayStation 4 slipped down the hardware...

  • News Ubisoft Hopes Watch Dogs 2 Has a Long Sales Tail

    Publisher weighs in on woof launch

    Watch Dogs 2 has got off to an atrocious start, selling some 300,000 units less than its predecessor at launch in the UK alone. So bad are the numbers that they've prompted publisher Ubisoft to comment, with the firm wagging its tail in the direction of the release's critical response as evidence that it may yet...

  • Talking Point Why Are Fall's Biggest Blockbusters Flopping?

    Signs of decline

    It's not been a good few months if you pay attention to the UK sales charts. There have been a handful of success stories: Mafia III, against all odds, exceeded expectations – while Battlefield 1 has done well for itself. But by and large, it's been a quarter of catastrophic sequels: Titanfall 2? Down. Gears of War 4? Down. Call...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Ubisoft Will Be Hacked Off with Watch Dogs 2's Performance

    Series sees massive decline

    Are you noticing a trend yet? Watch Dogs 2 is the latest high-profile sequel this holiday to fall significantly short of expectations, with its predecessor selling several times more units than the new arrival. Chart-Track does not publish sales figures, but Ubisoft's latest charted below Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Pro Launch Provides a Huge Boost for PS4

    Gone Pro

    It would seem that Japan has taken to the recently released PS4 Pro rather well, as sales of Sony's system saw a significant boost last week. PlayStation 4 numbers rocketed by around 60,000 units, hitting a total of 92,344 sales, which is a very similar increase to the jump that we saw when the PS4 Slim arrived on store shelves several...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Dishonored 2 Launch Sales Fall Short of Predecessor

    Blink and you'll miss it

    A worrying pattern is emerging this holiday: Dishonored 2 is the latest UK launch to fall short of its predecessor's sales – and we'll be shocked if Watch Dogs 2 isn't next. Bethesda's stealth opus sold 38 per cent copies fewer than the original back in 2012 – and that's despite it being a much more established brand...

  • News PS4 Sales Triple in UK Following Pro Launch

    Pro-ductive

    As reported by MCV, the launch of the PS4 Pro last week had a positive impact on sales of Sony's current-gen console. In the UK, PS4 sales tripled, jumping a rather impressive 204 per cent week over week. 65 per cent of those sales came courtesy of the new Pro model. We imagine that it'll be a similar story in most other regions, too...

  • News PS4 Slumps to Yet Another NPD Defeat in October

    Mind the gap

    After years of being on top, the PlayStation 4 has now slumped to its fourth NPD defeat in a row – a trend that would probably be worrying Sony if its install base wasn't growing at an accelerated rate globally. The console lost the monthly US hardware contest for October, meaning that it's been a little while since the Japanese...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Rockets to the Top on PS4

    Dragon Ball XenoVerse powers up in second

    Call of Duty isn't just a sales juggernaut here in the West; the series has been selling reasonably well for years in Japan, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is looking to continue that trend. Activision's latest blockbuster entered the most recent Japanese software charts in first place, selling through...

  • News PlayStation VR Is Now Sold Out at Amazon UK Until 2017

    Virtual insanity

    If you were hoping to snag a PlayStation VR headset from Amazon UK prior to Christmas… Well, don't even bother trying: the site has exhausted all of its stock until Early 2017. While it temporarily said a similar thing about the PlayStation 4 Pro, it appears it's dead serious about Sony's virtual reality accessory – the...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Registers Near 50 Per Cent Launch Decline

    Crash landing

    First, the good news for Activision shareholders: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has comfortably secured the second biggest UK launch of the year, falling just short of the week one numbers for FIFA 17. And now the bad news: the game has registered a 48.4 per cent decline compared to its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops III...

  • News PS4 Pro Sold Out Until After Christmas, Says Amazon UK

    Dishonored bundle still available, though

    Update (17:00): The standard PS4 Pro appears to be back in stock over on Amazon UK. We assume that the online retailer made a mistake with the listing earlier today. Still, a rather big error to make! Original story: If you're on the market for a PS4 Pro before Christmas and you love Amazon to bits, we...

  • News Mafia III Is Somehow 2K Games' Fastest Selling Release

    4.5 million copies shipped in one week

    You know those occasions where a bit of news filters out and you almost have to read it twice in order to properly parse it? Yeah, this is one of those times: Mafia III has become 2K Games' fastest selling game of all time, outpacing franchises such as BioShock, NBA 2K, and Borderlands. To be honest, we're as...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Sword Art Online Cuts Through World of Final Fantasy on PS4

    Berserk, Titanfall 2, and Mafia III also arrive

    The latest Japanese charts are in, and they make for relatively interesting reading thanks to an influx of new releases on Sony platforms. To start things off, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization did pretty well for itself in first place, shifting a respectable 70,871 copies on PlayStation 4. The...

  • News Sony: PlayStation VR Sales Are Very Much on Track

    VRy good

    Loving your PlayStation VR headset but worried it may be bombing? Well, firstly, as far as we can tell, the unit has more or less completely sold through its initial allocation, so it's currently a case of Sony keeping stocks supplied. But if you needed any reassurance, it's revealed in its latest financial report that sales of the device...

  • News PS4 Rapidly Approaches 50 Million Unit Milestone

    Ain't got far to go

    It's looking increasingly likely that the PlayStation 4 will hit the 50 million unit milestone by the end of the year, as Sony has released its financial results for the quarter ending 30th September, revealing that it shipped a whopping 3.9 million units during the period, putting the platform's install base at 47.4 million...

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