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News: September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

September NPD: Sony Silences Analysts as PS4 Sales Surge

Nine month winning streak rolls on

Michael Pachter appears to enjoy pushing gamers’ buttons, so we doubt that he’ll care too much about the egg on his face right now; either way, his prediction that the PlayStation 4’s winning streak would end in September was, well, wrong. Sony actually managed a ninth month atop the NPD sales charts, with

News: UK Sales Charts: None Shall Pass FIFA 15, As Shadow of Mordor Enters in Second

UK Sales Charts: None Shall Pass FIFA 15, As Shadow of Mordor Enters in Second

Lord of the league

FIFA 15 fought off its first big competitor for the title this week, remaining at the summit of the UK sales charts – despite the excellent Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor deploying on Friday. The Lord of the Rings spin-off entered in second, netting the biggest ever British launch for a game based on the fantasy franchise. The...

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 15 Kicks Destiny Off the Top

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 15 Kicks Destiny Off the Top

Got some balls

That didn’t last long, did it? To be fair, a quick glance at the release calendar would have told you that Destiny wouldn’t be dominating the UK sales charts forever – especially with FIFA 15 looming on the horizon. And, unsurprisingly, it’s the soccer simulation that’s knocked Bungie’s first-person shooter off the top,...

News: UK Sales Charts: Destiny Still Sitting Among the Stars

UK Sales Charts: Destiny Still Sitting Among the Stars

Not so weary Traveller

Some less than stellar reviews haven’t prevented Destiny from maintaining its place atop the UK sales charts, with the intergalactic PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 adventure holding strong – despite numbers dropping by 78 per cent since its record breaking debut. It continued to perform impressively on the PS4 in...

News: Destiny Pushed PS4 Sales Beyond Any Other Week Since Christmas 2013

Destiny Pushed PS4 Sales Beyond Any Other Week Since Christmas 2013

Written in the stars

Sony may have invested heavily in Destiny, but it sounds like the partnership has paid off, as according to third-party chief Adam Boyes, sales of the PlayStation 4 soared over the past seven days. In fact, not only has Bungie’s next big thing become the fastest selling title on the Japanese giant’s record breaking format...

News: Despite PS4's Success, Sony Expects to Lose a Lot of Money Again

Despite PS4's Success, Sony Expects to Lose a Lot of Money Again

Just a few billion

Just when things were starting to look up for Sony chief Kaz Hirai, the sky has come crashing down again. The company has quadrupled the amount of cash that it expects to lose for the current financial year, this time blaming its smartphone business on the issue. It described the problem as “the impairment of goodwill in the...

News: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Happy with the PS4's Success, But Wants to Do More in Japan

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Happy with the PS4's Success, But Wants to Do More in Japan

Hip hip Hirai

When he's not taking buckets of icy water to the head, Kazuo Hirai is fulfilling the presumably important role of Sony CEO. In a recent interview, the gaffer spoke about the PlayStation 4's remarkable success. What's more, the big-wig stated that the company learned a lot from the PlayStation 3, and that it has carried these lessons...

News: UK Sales Charts: Destiny Rocket Jumps into Podium Position

UK Sales Charts: Destiny Rocket Jumps into Podium Position

Strong showing from Activision's new super series

It would have been a bigger surprise this week if Destiny had failed to land in the top spot, but, as expected, it’s rocketed straight to the summit. The next big game from Bungie sold best on the PlayStation 4, and also smashed new intellectual property records in the process. As a result,...

News: Unsurprisingly, Destiny Sold Best on PS4 in the UK

Unsurprisingly, Destiny Sold Best on PS4 in the UK

And it's the biggest thing since sliced bread

The critical reception may be a boiling pot of piping hot and lukewarm, but that hasn’t stopped Destiny from achieving the biggest new intellectual property launch in the UK, brushing aside Watch Dogs, which was the previous record holder. Unsurprisingly, the PlayStation 4 version sold best on British...

News: Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Console maker ain't getting complacent

Everything’s looking rosy in the PlayStation Nation right now. Sony’s next-gen system is running away with the console crown, already surpassing 10 million units, with many more to come this Christmas, we suspect. Moreover, the lineup looks good, with a strong mix of first-party and third-party titles on...

News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...

News: Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

Already surpassed one million units sold

In console war terms, the PlayStation 3 lost in the UK. Not only did it sell significantly less than its closest competitor the Xbox 360, but it also fell behind in mindshare. Stores would stick Sony’s latest releases right to the back of their video game sections, and newspaper promotions would always...

News: It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

Deadly Premonition, King of Fighters, and loads of RPGs

Rising Star Games may not be the biggest and most well known studio outside of its loyal fanbase, but it may well be worth checking out its catalogue of PlayStation 3 and Vita games on the European PlayStation Store starting today. The company's sharing the joy of its 10th birthday with a...