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April2012

  • News Sony Stumps Up £1.5 Million for Easter Vita Push

    Sadly not hiring the Easter bunny, though

    With the PlayStation Vita now firmly established on retail store shelves, Sony is turning its attention to ensuring there is long-term enthusiasm in the platform. In the UK it intends to achieve that by pumping a whopping £1.5 million into a fresh Easter promotional push. The new campaign will see the PS...

  • News FIFA Street Enjoys Third Week Atop UK Charts

    Urban chaos

    EA’s maintained its grip on the UK sales charts, occupying four of the top five spots for the week ending 31st March. Streetwise soccer sim FIFA Street held onto its place in the top spot, and was joined by Mass Effect 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and FIFA 12. Slant Six’s tactical shooter,

March2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III on Course to Break Ubisoft Pre-Order Records

    Everyone wants a piece of Connor

    Ubisoft wants to boast. It sent out a press release today pointing out that Assassin’s Creed III is on track to become its most pre-ordered title in history. To put things into perspective, the game was only officially announced just over a month ago. During that relatively short period Assassin’s Creed III has...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Vita Sturdy, Yakuza Spin-Off Strong

    What's hot in the land of the rising sun?

    The PS Vita managed to keep its head above water again this week, with its sales numbers boosting well above the dreaded 10k units mark in Japan. Sony’s new handheld was unable to outsell its predecessor, the PSP, though, which was boosted by the release of the anticipated Yakuza spin-off, Black Panther 2...

  • News FIFA Street Tops the UK Charts for a Second Week

    Slick skills

    EA’s urban soccer sim FIFA Street maintained its place at the top of the UK charts this week, outpacing strong competition from Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Mass Effect 3. It was another solid week for sports titles, with FIFA 12 and SSX both winding up in fourth and fifth respectively.

  • News FIFA Street Shoots to the Top of the UK Charts

    Messi masterclass

    FIFA Street dodged and weaved its way past Mass Effect 3 in the UK sales charts this week, topping the list with a rabona finish. The urban soccer sim headed a robust week for the FIFA franchise as a whole, with mainline release FIFA 12 still managing to scoop a Champions League spot in fourth. Mass Effect 3 naturally dropped to...

  • Japanese Sales Charts One Piece Still on Top

    Vita sales up... Just

    Namco Bandai’s rip-roaring PlayStation 3 exclusive One Piece: Pirate Musou has enjoyed a second week at the top of the Japanese sales charts after blowing the doors off the week prior. Despite selling way over 500k units last week, the PS3 release still managed to rustle up another 90,133 sales, bringing its overall tally...

  • News Retro City Rampage to Retail for $15

    Because it's worth it

    Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano refuses to charge less than what he feels his game is worth. In an interview with PocketNext, the indie developer took a dig at the “race to the bottom” pricing model that is sweeping iOS platforms, explaining that his title is worth every penny of the $15 he intends to sell it...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Flies to the Front of the UK Charts

    No surprise

    We doubt anyone will be surprised to learn that Mass Effect 3 has shot straight to the top of the UK charts. The Bioware developed space opera outsold all of the previous four number ones – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, UFC Undisputed 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and SSX – combined.

  • News Mass Effect 3 Sells Nearly 900k Units in First 24 Hours

    Shepard's sailing high

    Looks like EA’s hard work promoting Mass Effect 3 has paid off pretty well for the publisher — reports spilling out of VentureBeat suggest that the RPG threequel sold a whopping 890k units in its first 24 hours on sale. That’s in the United States alone, by the way. It’s safe to assume that the title’s already...

  • News Sony: US Vita Launch Generated "Exceptional Sales"

    Overwhelming enthusiasm

    Sony’s commented on the sales of the PlayStation Vita in North America, describing them as “exceptional”. SCEA’s Patrick Seybold said in a statement: After months of anticipation, the U.S. launch of PlayStation Vita saw overwhelming enthusiasm amongst gamers, resulting in exceptional hardware, software and peripheral...

  • News February NPD: Twisted Metal Charts as Sales Drop

    Call of Duty on top

    Forget the concerning news about dwindling sales, and let’s focus on what really matters: Twisted Metal was the ninth best selling game in North America for the month of February. Considering the amount of scepticism that was lofted at director David Jaffe and his team regarding the relevance of car combat, we think that’s a...

  • News Sony Ships 10 Million PlayStation Move Controllers

    Moving on up

    The PlayStation Move has had a quiet year thus far, but with anticipated titles such as Sorcery and Datura on the horizon, it’s sure to pick up pace in the coming months. Regardless, it sounds like the motion peripheral's continuing to sell at a decent rate, with Sony confirming that it has now shipped 10.6 million units of the device...

  • Japanese Sales Charts One Piece Does the Business for PS3

    Massive numbers for PS3 exclusive

    One Piece: Pirate Musou – also known as One Piece: Pirate Warriors – gave the PlayStation 3 one of its strongest ever Japanese software debuts this past week, as it topped the charts with a whopping 655,774 units sold. Just to put things into perspective, it outsold the combined total of the remaining 19 titles...

  • News GAME Not Stocking Street Fighter X Tekken

    Shop elsewhere

    In a short statement released to MCV, Capcom has confirmed that UK retailer GAME (and its various subsidiaries) will not be stocking Street Fighter X Tekken or Asura’s Wrath. The publisher said: Unfortunately Capcom must confirm that Street Fighter x Tekken for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and Asura’s Wrath, both scheduled for...

  • Rumour Vita UK Sales Higher Than First Reported

    Perhaps not 45k

    Recently we reported that Vita's UK launch sales were 75% lower than PSP's, but according to industry analyst Nick Park the real figure is much higher. Pocket Gamer reported the console had sold around half of 3DS's UK launch sales, which it claimed were 89,000, putting Vita around the 45,000 mark. However, Park tweeted (via...

February2012

  • News GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

    Finishing the fight

    The woes for UK retailer GAME continue, with reports circulating that the publisher will not be carrying Mass Effect 3 or any EA titles beyond this week’s SSX. Eurogamer.net reports that if you have a pre-order placed for Mass Effect 3 at a GAME store, you’ll be able to claim it back as in-store credit. Apparently the store...

  • Rumour UK Vita Launch Sales 75% Lower Than PSP's

    Slow starter?

    After Sony announced Vita sales of 1.2 million, Pocket Gamer claims the system's UK launch week sales were well below predecessor the PSP. When PSP launched in the UK in September 2005 it shifted around 185,000 units in its first week. According to Pocket Gamer, Chart-Track figures claim the console sold "around one quarter"...

  • News Vita Sales Stand at 1.2 Million Worldwide

    Not too shabby

    Sony has announced worldwide sales of PlayStation Vita have passed 1.2 million since the machine's Japanese release in December 2011. Recent Media Create figures put Vita at nearly 580,000 units sold in Japan since December, with the majority of the remaining 620,000 sales likely to have come from North America and Europe. Sony also...

  • News 3G PS Vita Outsold Wi-Fi at Japanese Launch

    Staying connected

    The Wi-Fi version of the PlayStation Vita comfortably outsold its 3G alternative during the system’s UK launch last week, but it was a very different story in Japan. Figures released by Media Create (via Andriasang) overnight show that the more expensive 3G device was significantly more popular during the PlayStation Vita’s...

  • News Analyst Predicts Strong Sales for PlayStation Vita

    No doom and gloom

    In a surprisingly positive report, US marketing research firm, Strategy Analytics, has predicted that Sony will sell a whopping 12.4 million PlayStation Vitas this year – as long as the system benefits from a small price drop at some point within the next 12 months. The company believes that the PS Vita has the potential to rake...

  • News Sony: Early Vita Sales Data is "Very Positive"

    Flying off the shelves

    Internal estimates suggest the PlayStation Vita is selling “very, very positively” according to SCEA big-cheese Jack Tretton. In a chat with IGN, the executive revealed that both software and hardware is tracking well. He said: Memory is going out the door very aggressively despite the fact that memory is in a lot of the...

  • News UFC Dropkicks Amalur from the Top of the UK Charts

    Not pretty

    UFC Undisputed 3 has fought its way to the top of the UK sales charts, beating out last week’s frontrunner, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, to claim the coveted spot. The EA Partners published RPG actually fell from the top ten completely, finishing up in 12th, and allowing faithful favourites such as FIFA 12, Call of Duty: Modern...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Gravity Rush Unable to Stop Dwindling Vita Sales

    Newton's law

    Like the falling apples that formulated Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity, the release of Gravity Rush – known as Gravity Daze domestically – could not thwart the dwindling numbers for Sony’s new handheld in Japan. The snazzy handheld – which releases worldwide next week – managed to sell just 13,939 units, its lowest...

  • News Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Storms the UK Charts

    Sitting pretty

    The EA Partners published Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has rushed straight to the top of the UK charts this week, beating out tough competition from the gruesome Darkness II and last week’s champ, Final Fantasy XIII-2. According to Chart Track data, it’s the first new RPG series to debut at number one since Pokemon Red nearly 12...

  • News January NPD: Absence of Big Launches Leads to Low Sales

    Stuck in a rut

    The latest NPD report – covering monthly spend for the video game industry in North America – didn’t paint a particularly promising picture for digital entertainment in January. Both hardware and software dropped 38% year over year, with sales down from $1.14 billion in January 2011 to just $750 million this past month. The NPD cites the lack of major new releases as the reason..

  • News L.A. Noire Sells Almost Five Million Copies

    No lie

    L.A. Noire might not have been the most even of releases – the open-world crime drama overstayed its welcome by several hours – but it’s still deserving of its success. For all of the game’s faults, it should be recognised for its sheer innovation. Everything from the facial technology through to the very deliberate pacing resulted in...

  • News Sony Reckons PlayStation Vita Had a "Good Start" in Japan

    Stop panicking

    The PlayStation Vita’s early Japanese sales have been a big point of discussion across the Internet since the system’s launch in December. Like the Nintendo 3DS before it, some seem to keen to use the stumbling sales to push their own narrative: that the system is unwanted in a smart-phone dominated world. But Sony itself does not...

  • News Sony Makes Massive $2 Billion Net Loss For Q3 FY2011

    We can feel the hairs on new Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's head turning grey already

    No sooner than the party for Hirai's promotion has ended has Sony posted a whopping $2 billion net loss for the quarter ending December 31st, 2011. The company brought in $23.37 billion in revenue, a 17.4 percent decrease year over year. Sony laid the blame on "the...

  • News PlayStation Vita Titles Will Be Cheaper When Downloaded

    Cheaper than chips

    Sony's not been particularly efficient at communicating specific PlayStation Vita information. We're still waiting for full details on the 3G system's data plan here in Europe. With three weeks to go, the platform holder's definitely cutting things fine. But one question that's been asking more than most is whether downloadable PS...

  • News Amazon UK Upgrading PlayStation Vita Orders

    Announces new bundle too

    If you thought North America was getting all the luck with regards to PlayStation Vita bundles, then you might like to take a note of an email we just received from Amazon.co.uk this morning. According to the message, the online retailer is upgrading all PlayStation Vita pre-orders to include a free 8GB memory card and a...

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