Note: "shipped", not "sold"
A few weeks ago, Sony revealed it has sold over 1.5 million Move controllers across Europe, a considerable achievement that led the company to claim it had to increase production to keep up. The North American arm of Sony Computer Entertainment has been much more cagey when it comes to revealing sales figures, but now CEO...
Following the excellent sales numbers for PlayStation Move provided by SCEE earlier this month, many folks in the industry have been looking towards SCEA to comment on the device's launch window sales data
The subsequent silence has led to plenty of scare-mongering from the media; but Sony's finally silenced their critics by stating the motion controller's already sold a million units in North..
Medal Of Honor's stormed straight to the top of the UK sales charts, knocking FIFA 11 into the number two spot
Just Dance 2 jumped into the number three spot, with Wii Party and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 rounding out the top five. The full chart's after the jump. We reckon Medal Of Honor will stick around for a good few weeks. Medal of Honor (Danger Close-DICE, EA) FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA) Just..
Section up $20m year-on-year
Few new accessories have been launched with the same amount of interest and discussion as PlayStation Move. The accessory has outperformed Sony's expectations in Europe, and it seems it's off to a decent start in North America too, if the latest NPD figures are anything to go by. Both software and hardware sales were...
Not quite the bomba folks were expecting, SCEE's top body Andrew House has revealed Sony's expecting "very, very strong" holiday sales in Europe this season, with the PlayStation Move getting off to a roaring start
House told Bloomberg that Sony expects to exceed its current sales estimate of 15 million PS3 consoles moved this fiscal year party due to strong demand in Europe. Sales have been..
Its response: make more
Sony expected a slow start for Move, but it seems the controller has been more popular than anticipated, having surpassed the company's early sales targets. Andrew House, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment in Europe, spoke to Bloomberg about the accessory's early reception: [Move has had] very significant sales in the...
The biggest source of fanboy entertainment every month is the NPD's US hardware sales report
Enter the wilderness of many video game forums and you'll read all about how "the PlayStation 3 sucks because it was outsold by the Nintendo Wii" and "the PlayStation Portable is dead because it sold less than 100k units". Frankly, it's boring. All the NPD has proved over the last twelve..
Infamous video games analyst Michael Pachter has predicted $50 console price-cuts "across the board" next year, with Microsoft expected to take charge in the Spring
"We estimate that a $50 console price cut across the board will impact software sales by a positive 5%, and we expect Microsoft to lead with a cut some time in Spring 2011," he said. Pachter added that he believes the..
FIFA 11's jumped straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week, achieving the third biggest video game launch in UK history
The title overthrew its predecessor to take the crown, falling just short of records set by Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV. Unit sales are up 21 percent over the previous title, with revenue up 36 percent. Basically it's making lots of money for EA. Sports..
Here's an amazing piece of research Home Media Magazine's carried out: the PlayStation 3 is losing its grip as the most dominant blu-ray player in the US
The report states that 47 percent of people watch blu-rays on their PS3, while 45 percent now watch with standalone players. Apparently six-months ago the PlayStation 3 had a two-to-one advantage over standalone players. Do you know what's..
Someone tell Jake Humphrey not to worry about his job; F1 is still a big deal in the UK
That's apparent as F1 2010 has scooped the number one UK sales spot. Codemasters' racing title beat out competition from both Halo: Reach and Dead Rising 2 — the latter of which debuted in the number three spot. PlayStation Move must-have Sports Champions held strong after plenty of positive buzz from..
EA believes the PlayStation 3 can still topple the XBOX 360 in terms of sales
The publisher's European senior vice president Uwe Intat made his feelings clear to MCV, "We could certainly see Sony come back in the UK it's still a head-to-head competition between PlayStation and Xbox, but on the continent Sony is traditionally stronger than Microsoft. "But we're very happy to watch the..
The PlayStation Network business is booming with dollar notes according to an industry report by FADE
According to the digital entertainment analysis group, Sony's online network netted a cool $5.7 million during August - with sales lead by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. According to the group, PSN sales were up 20 percent over July. Scott Pilgrim vs...
THQ's been talking about the "benefits" of developing games for the PlayStation Move (and XBOX Kinect)
The company's CEO, Brian Farrell, sees motion control games as a cheap alternative to traditional core titles. He said at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York: They are more mass-market type games. The cost of games for Kinect and Move is a fraction of what it is for the stuff..
According to the number crunching monkeys at VG247, Sony's PlayStation 3 has passed the Nintendo Wii's hardware sales for 2010
After this week's MediaCreate report the PlayStation 3 had moved 1,017,094 units for the year-to-date, while the Wii's managed just 1,015,513. It actually puts the Nintendo Wii in a shaky position, as the XBOX 360 is poised to better its yearly hardware tally in the US. In..
Late last night, we were deliberating PlayStation Move sales
We knew we were due a weekly UK sales report from Chart-Track this morning, and we were mulling over what would be a decent showing from the PlayStation Move's first must-have title, Sports Champions. We've always expected Move's launch window to be slow. Unlike Microsoft's Kinect, we anticipate the PlayStation Move will be a slow-burn..
The PlayStation Move launch went better than I imagined
Word of mouth is extremely positive within the hardcore circles. Conceptually the device bares resemblance to the Wii; but there's a sense that this is what many of us were originally expecting from Nintendo's foray into motion controls. It's the hardcore gamers that Sony have been targeting over the past few weeks. Marketing has been light in..
Mafia II's enjoying a third consecutive stint at the top of the UK sales charts
Good for 2K; for all the criticism of Mafia's limited interaction, it's a cinematic game that's certainly worth playing. Even if gangsters make you cringe. Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 was the big climber this week, jumping from 10th straight into 2nd position now it's available on all platforms. Ubisoft's other title, RUSE,..
We really enjoyed Mafia II; despite its flaws it definitely deserves to be played
So it's nice to see the game light-up the UK sales charts and finish up with the "biggest UK launch" accolade since Red Dead Redemption fourteen weeks ago. Take-Two won't mind, seeing as they published both games. According to Chart-Track, 41 percent of the games sales came from the PS3 SKU, while 52 were..
One thing we've always defended about the PlayStation Move is how it's going to fare commercially this Christmas
While we expect the device to do fine (particularly on the back of all the recent software announcements), we've never been convinced that the device will do gang-busters out of the gates. PlayStation Move has a lot of potential to be incorporated into a variety of experiences, and..
The PlayStation 3 is doing fine
The system's in good-shape, the content's fantastic, the marketing's decent and the PlayStation Move looks set to be a fantastic extension to the experience. Still, it has big shoes to fill. When you look at the PlayStation 3's 38million sales, it's hard to envisage the system ever catching up to the PlayStation 2's 146million. But Kazuo Hirai, SCE's gaffer, reckons..
It's the first release after a month long drought, and it's been heavily marketed; Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days might not be the blockbuster it could have been, but it's certainly been released at the right time
And that's helped the game jump straight to the top of the UK sales charts, pissing all over the competition (Kane & Lynch are real scum-bags). The lack of releases means there are few..
Disney Interactive's Toy Story 3 is still top of the UK sales charts
That's despite a surge of interest in Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, which jumped back into second position from fifth. Elsewhere, there's plenty of life-style toff for the Nintendo platforms (what the heck is Art Academy!?) and the usual first-person shooter suspects in Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The full..
Well not literally downhill, but July's NPD sales don't make for particularly pleasant reading whichever way you look at it
The XBOX 360 won out this month (for the first time since 2007, apparently), but on the back of a new hardware launch, even Microsoft must be disappointed with a 2% drop over June. The PlayStation 3 dropped 30%, pulling in figures of 215k. The system was down 90k units against..
Disney Interactive's surprisingly brilliant Toy Story 3 has topped the British sales charts this week, holding off a surge of interest in Activision's Modern Warfare 2 which finished up second
Elsewhere, dance titles are clearly the "in" thing, as both Just Dance and Dance On Broadway make up two slots in the top ten. Sigh, imagine when Dance Central comes out. TOY STORY 3 CALL OF DUTY:..
Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick (a
k.a.the most hated man in the video game industry) has said that the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops will be getting the biggest investment the company has ever made in a game launch. Apparently, the game's pre-order sales alone put it up with Modern Warfare 2. This across the board, the biggest investment that weve ever made in a launch of a title, said..
The Black Phantom Edition of Demon's Souls is practically sold out everywhere in the UK
That's according to publishers Namco Bandai Partners, who are only aware of a few "dribs and drabs". "I can't give you a number, but what I mean by an 'amazing success' is that all the stock we built of the Black Phantom Edition has sold out (apart from dribs and drabs)," Lee Kirton,..
Sorry, excuse me? No, seriously, hang on a moment; we're still getting our head around this
There are video games for the Personal Computer? Th-the, PC — y'know, the thing you do work on, etc. There are video games for that? That's what they're telling us. We don't believe it. Apparently there's this game called Starcraft II, and it's top of the UK sales charts. We're pretty sure it's a joke..
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in with his impressions on Sony's PlayStation Plus service, predicting that the company will need 2-3 million subscribers before they start turning a profit
Comparing the service to XBOX Live on his GameTrailers show Pach Attack, the Wedbush Morgan man said that the Microsoft service had a slow start...
What the hell? If there was any company we'd have bet on losing money this quarter, it'd be SEGA
Not that we have anything against the company - heck no, we love them - but a lot of their releases this quarter were weak. At least, that's what we thought. Turns out we were wrong. Very wrong. SEGA actually managed profits of 7 billion yen ($80.8 million US) for the quarter ending June 30th. For..
We love our PSPgo here at PushSquare, but it'd be fair to say that it's not been the most well received hardware re-release for some time
Talking up digital distribution in an interview with IncGamers, Team 17's Martyn Brown reckons the PSPgo's issues are inherent of price. Digital Distribution is here to stay. I think the issues with the PSPgo were somewhat different, basically the cost of the..
It's getting boring: we know you're bored of it too
We're sick of writing about it. How can we keep finding new headlines to say - "Yo, the PSP is the best individual platform in Japan this week". What's more, it's not just the order of the systems that never changes on a week-by-week basis — it's the sales numbers too. The PS3 always does around 20,000. Always. So, it's with a lump in..
Capcom's been hit by another hard quarter in which major releases did not perform to expectations
In their latest quarterly financial report - dating April through June - Capcom blamed the slow growth of Lost Planet 2 which put their net sales down 2.4% year over year. Net income dropped an astounding 90% from last year to around 213 million yen ($2.5 million US). Capcom cited that titles such as..
Sony's confirmed the pricing of their upcoming PlayStation Move motion controller for the UK
It's very reasonable too. While you may already have pre-orders in for the device based on retailer estimates, this is the final word from Sony. As such your pre-order might drop in price at some point in the near future, which is always nice isn't it? Here's the breakdown: a PlayStation Move motion..
Sony's finally back in the black
The company's first quarter earnings (ending June 30th) were fuelled by improved sales of computers, televisions and, yes, the PlayStation 3. Overall revenue increased by 3.8%, giving the company a ¥25.7 billion ($295 million US) net profit. Gloabal PlayStation 3 sales reached 2.4 million for the quarter, with the...
With about a billion new Street Fighter titles in the works, a report from Nikkei suggesting that Capcom are to increase their major IP output comes as no surprise
The report notes that Capcom are to reduce the development cycle on their major IPs, allowing them to release more entries in popular series' such as Resident Evil and Monster Hunter. In order to increase development cycles, Capcom's..
Licensed game is released alongside movie
Movie goes onto become a box-office smash. Licensed game then compliments movie straight to the top of the charts. The refreshing part? Toy Story 3 is actually a darn good game. No one is getting ripped off here buying into a bad product with a fancy name on it. Oh no. Because Toy Story 3 is a brilliant game, and in fact, we urge you to check it out. Go on,..
Technically - because there are about 50gajillion different iterations of the DS platform - it's another Nintendo win on the Japanese hardware charts this week
But the PSP's still faring well against the Nintendo juggernaut, with the Sony portable hitting the top spot in the individual hardware SKU breakdown. Elsewhere, the PlayStation 3 had to settle for fourth, sitting just behind the DSi LL and..
What do Toy Story 3 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 have in common? They're both surprisingly good licensed games, designed with families in mind
Yup. They're also both sitting amongst a heap of familiar software in the UK sales top ten. Somehow, the desperately disappointing XBOX 360 exclusive, Crackdown 2, is sitting atop the sales charts. That's just above Ubisoft's Dance On Broadway. Fans of..
Just a quick heads-up really -- Sony's issued a statement alongside last week's June NPD report noting that the PlayStation 3 hardware stock shortages are now resolved
PS3's have been pretty thin on the ground for the past few months, but apparently, now they are not. That's all there is to say in honesty — no reason was given for the resolution, but we're going to assume it has a little..
The American NPD numbers are in, and they paint a particularly pretty picture for hardware sales after May's disappointment
Both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable were up nearly 100%, shifting 305,000 and 121,000 units respectively. The XBOX 360 lead the home console charts thanks to the rejigged system re-release, though it still lost out to Nintendo's DS which continues to chug along in..
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is spending its second week top of the UK all-formats chart, keeping Westerner Red Dead Redemption just behind in second
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 managed to debut in fourth position, while the likes of Naughty Bear and Demon's Souls slipped after last week's performance. Get the full top-twenty after the jump. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4 RED DEAD REDEMPTION SUPER MARIO..
A revised piece of hardware and a Monster Hunter exclusive saw XBOX 360 sales rise 800% in Japan this week
.. And still fall 2,000 units short of the PlayStation 3 which shifted a comfortable 19k units. The PSP managed a few more, with 23k sold. Sadly it lost out to the Nintendo DS' price-cuts and perve software. Never change Japan. The PSPgo was rock bottom this week, managing just 845 units this..
The NPD results are in for the month of May, and they're painting a particularly pleasant picture for fans of Westerns
Red Dead Redemption managed to shift 1.5 million copies in the US across both the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360, with a decent proportion of sales (567k) coming off the PlayStation SKU. UFC Undisputed 2010 was the other PlayStation 3 game listed in the top ten, managing to shift 192k..
LEGO Harry Potter's stolen Red Dead Redemption's crown, and topped the UK sales charts this week
The plastic spell 'em up (which is getting rave reviews) managed to push everybody's favourite video game Western into second place after well over a month in the top spot. It was a pretty good week all round for new video game releases, with releases such as Naughty Bear and Transformers: War For..
A Nikkei interview (picked up by Andriasang) has revealed that Konami CEO, Fumiaki Tanaka, aims to sell about 3 million copies of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Given that the game's a PSP title (where basically everyone is a pirate), that's a pretty high number. But then, this is a Metal Gear game that bares a passing resemblance to Monster Hunter... It should do fine, right? Well, according to..
Two of the UK's biggest online retailers, Play
com and Amazon.co.uk, started taking pre-orders for Sony's PlayStation Move controller today. The device is set to launch on September 15th alongside a slew of content. Play's got the PlayStation Move Starter Kit (which includes the PlayStation Eye camera, Move controller and a demo disc) priced at £49.99 ( bargain!), with an extra PlayStation Move..
How big is Modern Warfare 2? The answer is - ridiculously big
Activision's just announced that Infinity Ward's epic shooter has sold an enormous 20million copies to date. Those numbers are across the PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. That's an enormous number of games folks.
Red Dead Redemption's held onto its spot aloft the UK sales charts, despite the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2
The plumber instead had to settle for the number two spot, while FIFA World Cup 2010 held onto its place in the top three, finishing in third. Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were with appearances from Modern Warfare 2 and UFC Undisputed 2010. The full top-twenty is after..
"Just in from the research team," Microsoft ass-hat Aaron Greenberg Tweeted this afternoon
"NPD," he clarified under hushed breathing. "Halo 3 has outsold Resistance 1 and 2, Uncharted 1 and 2, Killzone 2 and God of War III COMBINED." Smugly thinking of his raise, Aaron Greenberg concluded, "Wow." We're not making this up, though we may be...
We played Red Dead Redemption for about 10 hours this weekend
We've already beaten the game. Go figure. It's properly, properly amazing. So it's no surprise to see it uphold the top of the UK sales charts once again. UFC Undisputed 2010 continues to do surprisingly well here, with a slot in third, while EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup moves into second. Elsewhere, Blur actually jumped into the top-ten..
Red Dead Redemption's still top of the UK software charts, despite all those shortages
And there should be no real surprise about this - the game's sensational. THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010 managed to debut in second-place, with a slew of familiar titles rounding out the rest of the top ten. Perhaps the bigger story is the absence of Alpha Protocol and Blur, which finished in 13th and 14th..
Hey valued reader, would you like to play a game? It's called "What came first and second in the Japanese hardware sales this week?" Here's a big clue - look through our archives and you'll note it never changes
So yes, valued reader, you're correct. The PSP was in first, the PS3 second. And right at the bottom? Yup the PS2 and PSPgo. Everything else? In the middle, yo. PSP 22.462 PS3 ..
Remember a little while ago we told you Sony were planning to include 10 free games with all new PSPgo registrations (post April 1st, 2010)
Well, details of those free games have emerged this morning via a German website. The list of games is as follows: LittleBigPlanet Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Assassins Creed: Bloodlines FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa Motorstorm: Arctic Edge Wipeout..
According to a report by Strategy Analytics , the PS3 is set to enjoy a bumper year, which will see Sony eat away the XBOX 360's global share
In the first quarter of 2010, Sony increased their market share to 31%, largely at the expense of the XBOX 360. Strategy Analytics predict that the PS3 will shift 14 million units globally this year, second to the Wii's 17.5 million but ahead of Microsoft's..
According to MCV, Sony's set to announce a new deal for future PSPgo buyers — that will see consumers receive 10 free games. Anyone registering their device after April 1st will be entitled to 10 free game vouchers, including full games such as FIFA 10, LittleBigPlanet and Grand Theft Auto. On PSPgo weve decided to innovate with that particular business model, SCE UK director Mark..
SCEA's preparing an all new ad-campaign for the US
The promotional spots will riff off Sony's now infamous Kevin Butler ads, with the arrogant Sony exec replaced by 12-year old PSP fanboy Marcus Rivers. His first spot will cameo Butler mind, with the kiddy-winkle teaming up with the K-man to bust some "noob kids". Sony are readying adverts for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Modnation..
SEGA's made a comment on Yakuza 3's sales, which launched earlier in the year exclusively on Playstation 3
The game's overt Japanese nature made it a tough-sell for many consumers, and many were worried about how the game would be received. But SEGA's come out to say, "hey, it was all good", providing the following statement on the SoA forums:"As was mentioned a couple times above,..
Research company Nielsen's discovered that one of the primary motivators for consumers buying a Playstation 3 is the blu-ray playback functionality
After polling a relatively small sample of 700 people, the company found that 65 per-cent of would-be consumers thought blu-ray was a pretty big deal. 62 per-cent said they wanted access to the PS3's extensive games library. God Of War III ranked as the..
God Of War III's spending another month in the NPD's software charts this month, shifting another 180
3k copies. Super Street Fighter IV also made an appearance in the NPD charts, with the Playstation 3 SKU outselling the XBOX 360 to claim a place in the top ten. XBOX 360 exclusive Splinter Cell: Conviction topped the charts, with a relatively tepid showing of 486k. Software all around seemed low..
Sony's stated that the Playstation 3 is the only piece of hardware to see "double digit growth", following last night's NPD report for April
The PS3's seen year-over-year growth of 42.6 per cent, and 37.2 per cent growth for the months leading into April. Basically, the system's on the up. Having just surpassed nine consecutive months of year-over-year growth for PS3 hardware and a revenue..
The April NPD hardware report is out, and they show that once again Nintendo's tightened its grip over the American market, with their Nintendo DS platform the far-away winner for the month
The Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 are virtually like-for-like in the American market right now, with the Playstation 3 shifting 181k units and the 360 185k. What'll be worrying for Sony is the diminishing effect of..
After years of making Sony a significant loss, the Playstation 3 is actually starting to turn a profit
According to a report by Reuters Japan (via Andriasang) the end of March was the turning point. The Playstation 3 has gone through various manufacturing changes since its launch, designed in order to cut costs. Whether this will give Sony leverage to move price in the future or not is unknown -..
Sony's released its fiscal year 2009 financial results today, revealing that while the Playstation 3 is improving with every year that comes to pass, the Playstation Portable is on a serious decline -- despite being by far the most popular hardware unit in Japan
The Networked Products & Services division - of which Sony Computer Entertainment is a part of - saw sales drop by roughly 10% due to..
It's unclear what this listing on GameStop
ca</a> is trying to tell us, but it certainly gives a rough indication towards Sony's pricing strategy with the Playstation Move controller. Sort of. A listing on the Candian website pitches the Playstation Move controller at $59.99, with no mention of whether this includes a sub-controller or game, etc. Sony's said that they aim to get the price of..
MCV's reporting from a "senior global publishing source" that the Playstation 3 will see its price drop again this year
The Playstation 3 was essentially relaunched in September of last year when Sony unleashed the new Slim system to much uproar. MCV's claiming that the Playstation 3 will be brought down to £200, and the move could be announced as soon as next month's E3. When contacted, Sony..
EA's FIFA World Cup title is enjoying a further week at the top of the British sales charts, with competition from Ubisoft's casual Wii title, Just Dance 2, unable to top it
Modern Warfare 2 jumped a few spots into third, probably boosted by the release of DLC for the Playstation 3 and PC SKUs. Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were. 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA JUST DANCE CALL OF DUTY:..
As part of their internal estimates for console and portable hardware in North America and Europe, Activision has revealed that they expect the Playstation 3 to rule the roost in 2010
Well, certainly over the XBOX 360 anyway. Their predictions show that they expect the Playstation 3 install base to jump by 9 million in the coming year, while they expect the XBOX 360 will manage just 8 million..
EA's excellent World Cup soccer-sim, 2010 Fifa World Cup, has topped the British sales charts this week, a position it's unlikely to stray far from as the worlds biggest sporting event nears
It beat out the other big release of last week - Super Steet Fighter IV - which managed to debut in second-position. It's pretty much as you were elsewhere on...
We used to look forward to sharing all the interesting anecdotes pertaining to Japan's shifting hardware charts
No more. Sony's been doing the ol' weekly one-two with the PSP and PS3 for months now. What's worse, is that the numbers rarely change either. PSP always sells 28k a week. PS3 always sells 25k a week. Feel free to skip this post if you don't want to be bored. If you want to kill yourself..
A PS3 price comparison website has "revealed" via a survey of 1,000 of their users that most Playstation 3's are bought second-hand
Conclusive. The site asked 1,017 people how they got their system, and found that 33 per cent of respondents had bought a used machine. This beat out the 24 per cent of users who'd paid for a new system. Bizarrely, the second most popular answer, with a 26 per cent..
According to PocketNews (translated by PSU), Sony's updated the Playstation 3's hardware once again with a new improved, cheaper RSX graphics chip that reduces the likelihood of the console being affected by the infamous YLOD (yellow light of death)
It also uses 15 percent less power. The 45nm version of the RSX chip replaces the older 65nm chip. Mmm chips. Instead of using four 64mb XDR RAM chips..
Ubisoft's double-billing of Splinter Cell: Conviction and Just Dance continue to head the UK software charts this week, with Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Episode From Liberty City coming in just behind them
The only real change to this week's charts is the entry of the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri, which we're desperately fighting the impulse to order. That came in at number five. The full charts are..
You probably think we recycle this post each week, but the truth is, while people are quick to brand the PSP a failure, that system just keeps on chugging
In fact, it may only be in Japan, but Sony's consistently holding a one-two over the competition with PSP and PS3 constantly passing the 25k units sold. Even the PS2's still chugging with around 1.5k units sold this week in the region. Get the..
After a brief hiatus in second-place, Sony's Playstation Portable has once again taken the Japanese hardware sales crown from bigger brother Playstation 3, shifting 29K units to the PS3's 28K
The PSPgo managed to pull itself up from the bottom of the sales charts, just gathering enough steam to propel it past Sony's aging PS2. The rest of the chart belongs to Nintendo, with the XBOX 360 barely..
Console shortages are hindering the Playstation 3's performance in the US despite "consumber demand remaining incredibly high", was the message of SCEA's Patrick Seybold this morning
The statement comes in response to the Playstation 3's NPD performance which saw Sony sell 313.9K Playstation 3 systems and dominate the hardware charts. There appears to be no let up of console shortages though..
Huge success for Sony and their Santa Monica studio last month, as God Of War III went on to rule the American software charts selling a whopping 1
1 million copies in the country. Kratos managed to oust out March's other big releases in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Final Fantasy XIII, the latter of which performed better on the Playstation 3 SKU. March was a good month for Sony, with four of the..
The NPD hardware and software sales for March 2010 are in, and Sony's given a particularly impressive showing in the region that's given them most trouble over the past few years
Despite hardware shortages limiting the PS3's performance, Sony's home system still managed to shift a whopping 313.9K, just shy of the 360's 338K. The most pleasing thing for Sony however, will be the number of..
Sony's just confirmed via the Playstation Blog that Quantic Dream's ambitious Playstation exclusive, Heavy Rain, has totalled a million sales plus worldwide since its release just five weeks ago
We fell head over heels in love with Heavy Rain when we reviewed the game in February, describing the experience as "captivatingly original". If you're not one of those one million people who..
What do Battlefield: Bad Company 2, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3, and Dragon Age: Origins have in common? They all come with unique content that's freely available to those who buy the game new, but is restricted or premium if to those who buy the game used
A growing concern for retailers around the world dealing in the sale of used video games. But UK...
How many Playstation 3 systems are there out in the Japanese wilderness? It's a question we often ask ourselves
Thankfully, as of April 11th, Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has the answer. Over 5 million. That's right - over 5 million consoles have been sold to Japanese gamer folks. The biggest domestic games to date are Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Yakuza 4. Worryingly, of those three..
Not much to see on the UK's software sales charts this week
Ubisoft's Just Dance is still number one, with Just Cause 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shuffling places. Elsewhere, there's a lot of Nintendo. JUST DANCE BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 JUST CAUSE 2 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 WII SPORTS RESORT WII FIT PLUS POKEMON SOULSILVER FIFA 10 POKEMON HEARTGOLD NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.WII SONIC..
Sony's took the top two spots once more in Japan, with the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable topping the Japanese hardware charts
Sony's home console managed 38k sales, where their portable hit the 37k mark. The consoles were followed up by a bunch of Nintendo SKUs, with the PSPgo still floundering at the bottom of the charts. Hit the jump for the full figures. PS3 38,877 PSP 37,445 Wii..
Blu-Ray discs are pretty huge
Traditionally they hold from 25-50GB on a single-layer, and 50-100GB on a dual-layer. Their size makes content such as God Of War III possible. But what if they were to get bigger? Well, they are. New 128GB BDXL discs are ready to go, but only for commercial usage. They won't work in your current PS3 because, well, the PS3's laser can't read it. Playstation 4 then?
At the launch of the Playstation 3 and for many years later people perceived Sony as completely arrogant
Launching a system for $600 and promoting it with crying babies didn't exactly help. But SCEA veteran Peter Dille reckons we're long past that, stating that "whole positioning was a bit intimidating to people". Dille told IGN that "research also showed that Sony could be perceived..
This week's UK sales chart has to be the most generic list in a long time
You've got Ubisoft's Wii Just Dance dacing game at the top, with last weeks leader Just Cause 2 in the runner-up spot. You've then got Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Then Pokemon. Then Wii Sports. Then Pokemon. Then Fifa. The Wii Fit. Then Super Mario. It's about as predictable as the sun going down this..
Good news for Sony and their Santa Monica studio, SCEA's VP of marketing Peter Dille has confirmed that God Of War III has sold over one million units in "just a couple of days"
No word on whether that figures worldwide, or just the US. The NPD sales data for America are due next week, so we'll know for sure just how well God Of War III (and indeed Final Fantasy XIII) fared. Expect the numbers to..
Americans bought a lot of new games in 2009, but specifically, you guys over the pond bought a lot of new Sony products
According to an SEC filing for the past year, Sony products accounted for 17% of "new product purchases" from American games retail juggernaut GameStop in fiscal '09. Nintendo won the stakes with 23%, while Microsoft, EA and Activision sat at 12, 12 and 11 percent..
Today's date is March 31st
That means businesses everywhere stop talking about future endeavours, and start talking about... Past endeavours. That's right, the fiscal year has ended, specifically in Japan where publication Famitsu is reporting that the market in the East has shrunk by 0.6%. The publication reports that while software sales were up, hardware was down. According to Enterbrain's..
That "pun" has been run into the ground and stomped on so many times we really shouldn't have used it
But that's exactly why we did use it. Ha-hah. Incredible. Anyway - without further ado, here's your British sales charts news: Just Cause 2 is number one with a bullet. Or should we say grapple hook? Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are still lingering the top ten, with God Of War..
Perhaps a little something to do with the release of Yakuza 4 in Japan, the PS3 has finally ended the PSP's long run atop the Japanese hardware charts to settle with the crown of glory
Or something. Sony's home console rattled off just over 50k units, with the PSP not too far behind, managing 38k. Nintendo occupied much of the rest of the list, with the PSPgo and PS2 footing the Japanese charts..
SEGA's Yakuza 4 has topped the Japanese software charts for this week, shifting a hearty 384,000 copies
The numbers are a little lower than those of Yakuza 3, but still extremely respectable. Elsewhere, the God Of War Collection managed to place 13th in the Japanese software charts this week, with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 not far behind it in 15th.
Guess what Europeans - the Playstation 3 is officially three years old today in your neck of the woods
That's right, the system went on sale in Europe precisely three years ago today - March 23rd. It's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for Sony since then, with initial PS3 sales tempered by a high price-tag. It is, however, with the launch of the PS3 Slim that the system has finally caught its..
Some people in the industry are laughing off Sony's claims of stock shortages in the US, but it actually appears to be a genuine issue for the company
According to GameStop Executive VP of Merchandising, the issue of PS3 stock shortages are likely to go on for the next few months. Despite Sony being pestered for more stock, Bartel concluded that his company "could sell a lot more hardware than..
Sony's Playstation Portable is still top of the Japanese hardware charts
This week it managed another 39k sales, with the PS3 mustering 26k. The PSPgo continues to flounder at the bottom of the charts with just over 1,000 units sold in the past week. Pretty disasterous. But Sony probably won't care well the regular SKU of their handheld system is topping the charts. Will anything catch it? PSP ..
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a military, multiplayer shooter has sold a ton of copies in Europe and the US
That's right: EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has mustered sales of over 2.3 million over the last couple of weeks. Interestingly, aswell as the hard sales figures, EA has provided some more light-hearted facts pertaining to the game's success, such as 81 billion points racked up..
March: officially the biggest month in Playstation 3's history
Not only has the month already seen the arrival of Final Fantasy XIII, a traditionally Playstation franchise, but it's also about to witness the arrival of one of Playstation's biggest exclusive franchises: God Of War III. Sadly, there's a hitch. While Sony have two of the biggest games possible this month, they're also struggling to..
We're quickly running out of things to say about the PSP's performance in Japan
It's consistently shifting lots of units and, erm, yeah - surprise it's top again! Betcha didn't expect that did you? Mwahaha. Sigh. The figures are after the jump. PSP 64,808 Wii 33,880 PS3 28,824 DSi LL 23,611 DSi 15,017 DS Lite 4,316 Xbox 360 2,764 PS2 1,839 PSPgo 1,275
Final Fantasy XIII has shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts, with the PS3 version of the game managing 54% of the sales
Not the hugest of discrepancies between the SKUs, but it's often rare a PS3 multiplatform game outsells its XBOX 360 rival - particularly when Microsoft have broken the metaphorical bank marketing the game exclusive to their platform. Most exciting for us about this..
Despite losing out to the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and XBOX 360, there are very positive signs for the industry in general in February's NPD
Namely that every major piece of hardware sold pretty well, with just 62,000 units between the XBOX 360 and the Playstation 3. Sony shifted 360,100 units for the month of February, a pretty impressive statistic considering the time of the year. The PSP and..
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