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News: PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

The Last of Us fronts positive period for Sony's system

While the PlayStation 3 is generally the platform of choice in Europe, it’s forced to sit behind the Xbox 360 in the UK. A strong marketing presence from Microsoft means that, while still popular, Sony’s system is regularly treated as second-best in the region. Despite this, though, the...

News: The Last of Us Trots Past 3.4 Million Sales Globally

The Last of Us Trots Past 3.4 Million Sales Globally

Look out for a sequel, then

Who says that you can’t launch new properties at the end of a generation? Sony has revealed that The Last of Us has sneaked past 3.4 million sales after just three weeks on the market. The figure comprises worldwide Blu-ray disc sell-in numbers and digital downloads. The press release adds that the title has...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Lives at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Lives at the Summit

Can't stop clicking

It looks like it’s going to take something bigger than a Bloater to knock The Last of Us off its perch atop the UK sales charts. The title has retained its place at the best-sellers summit for a fourth consecutive week, proving that new properties can succeed at the end of a generation. It’s the first chart-topper of the...

News: Sony: PS4 Is Ahead, But We're Playing the Long Game

Sony: PS4 Is Ahead, But We're Playing the Long Game

Platform holder staying sharp

Few would argue that the PlayStation 4 is enjoying an incredible build up to launch. The platform hasn’t really put a foot out of place since its announcement in February, and the mounting excitement surrounding the system is being reflected by positive pre-order numbers. Those figures, according to SCEUK boss Fergal...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

System shoots up the hardware charts

PlayStation Vita sales have been steady if unspectacular in Japan since the system’s surprise price drop earlier in the year, but the release of Monster Hunter-esque action game Toukiden really gave the console a jolt of energy in the region this week. Hardware sales more than doubled, resulting in an...

News: Tretton: PlayStation Vita's Got a Dedicated Fanbase, It's Just Not Big Enough

Tretton: PlayStation Vita's Got a Dedicated Fanbase, It's Just Not Big Enough

Growing pains

While it’s now host to a pretty strong selection of games, the PlayStation Vita is still struggling to garner the commercial success that it probably deserves. Hardware numbers are catastrophically low, and it’s failing to secure big third-party brands as a result. Despite this, SCEA president Jack Tretton believes that there’s...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Keeps Clicking at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Keeps Clicking at the Summit

The sky has turned grey

While we appreciate that we’re in the midst of the slow summer season, it’s pretty unprecedented for a PlayStation 3 exclusive to cling onto the UK sales charts top spot for longer than a week. But despite a slew of bad press over the past few days, The Last of Us has managed to do just that, holding onto its place atop...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Sneaks to the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Sneaks to the Summit

It can't be for nothing

Launching new properties this late in the generation is always a risky proposition, but The Last of Us has overcome a variety of obstacles to top the UK sales charts. It represents Sony’s first number one since the release of Uncharted: Golden Abyss last year, and is the biggest selling new IP since L.A. Noire all the way...

News: PS4 Pre-Orders Just Behind Xbox One at Amazon UK

PS4 Pre-Orders Just Behind Xbox One at Amazon UK

The battle begins

It looks like Microsoft’s confusing DRM policies have done nothing to deter the casual consumer, as Amazon.co.uk has confirmed that the Xbox One is currently winning the battle for platform pre-orders – but only just. According to the online retailer, the next generation system has been added to 2.3 per cent more baskets than...

News: UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

Caught in the slipstream

Codemasters’ stylish racer GRID 2 has secured a second week atop the UK charts, despite a 50 per cent drop in sales. The slick driving experience managed to accelerate beyond FIFA 13 and Remember Me, the latter of which managed a respectable debut in third position. That doesn’t look like a bad performance for the title,...