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  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Bumps Uncharted 4 from Summit

    Almost 50 per cent of physical sales on PS4

    Channelling its best Reinhardt impression, Overwatch has swatted Uncharted 4: A Thief's End from the top of the UK sales charts. Naughty Dog's impressive action adventure was frozen in second place by Mei, while the popular FPS used Widowmaker's rifle to get a good view from the summit. Word of mouth...

  • News PS4 Is a Beast! Sales Surpass 40 Million Units

    Still Sony's fastest-selling system

    While the industry may be awash with rumours of iterative hardware upgrades, the PlayStation 4 is continuing to quietly chug along at an intense pace, with the platform holder confirming today that sales have now surpassed 40 million units worldwide. This means that the system is still the fastest-selling in...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Holds on to the Top Spot for Second Week Running

    Drake's moderate fortune

    Anyone who's played an Uncharted game will know of Nathan Drake's insane ability to grip even the smallest environmental outcrop, but rather than hanging on for dear life, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is actually enjoying its time at the top of the Japanese software charts for the second week in a row. The PlayStation 4...

  • News Sony Expects to Sell a Lot of PS4 Consoles This Fiscal Year

    Like, a lot

    Sony's released its sales forecasts for the fiscal year which started in April, and they paint a very interesting picture for the PlayStation 4. According to the company, it expects to sell 20 million new-gen systems through the period which ends 31st March, 2017. That's a sizeable increase on previous fiscal years, with the console...

  • News Uncharted 4 Sells More Than 2.7 Million Copies in Its First Week

    That's a lot of treasure

    It's clear that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been a huge success, but now Sony has come out with the news that Nathan Drake's final adventure has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide in its first week. That includes both Blu-ray sales and digital purchases from the PlayStation Store. In both the North America and PAL...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Clings on to Top Spot

    Gold

    Sony's enjoying a real strong spell at the top of the UK sales charts, as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is the latest title from the publisher to enjoy successive weeks at the summit. Sales for Nate Drake's latest did drop sharply after its record breaking launch, meaning that DOOM was clipping at its heels – but Naughty Dog's outstanding...

  • News NA PSN Flash Sale Asks You to Surrender Your Wallet

    Give it up

    Online speculation had suggested that Sony may roll out a Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store this week, and it's turned out to be true. While it's yet to be officially confirmed on the PlayStation Blog, the discounts are live right now and ready to be taken advantage of. The question is: is your wallet up to the task?...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Climbs Above the Competition

    PS4 sticks to the top, too

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has enjoyed reasonably healthy opening sales in Japan, claiming the top spot on the software charts and selling through 128,725 copies. While not a huge amount, it's a good start for the PlayStation 4 exclusive, and we'd wager that it'll stick around in the top 20 for a couple of weeks at...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Smashes Predecessor's Sales on PS4

    Draking it in

    With some inevitability, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has become the fastest selling entry in Naughty Dog's popular action adventure series to date in the UK, with sales of the PlayStation 4 exclusive bettering those of PlayStation 3 predecessor Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception by 66 per cent. That puts the game in a very handsome...

  • News PS4 Was the Best Selling Console in the US Last Month

    Confirmation at last

    Sony refrained from releasing its usual self-fellating PR statement following last night's NPD report, leading many – ourselves included – to assume that the PlayStation 4 had failed to secure a seventh successive spell at the top of the US hardware charts. However, it's since confirmed to IGN that its new-gen system was...

  • News April 2016 NPD: Dark Souls III, Ratchet & Clank, MLB 16 The Show Up Top for PS4

    Update: PS4 was best selling console

    Sony slumped to a shock defeat in April 2015's unexpected NPD sales report, but this year all three major console manufacturers have declined to comment on hardware numbers. Whatever the reason for that, the manufacturer can take heart from some pretty outstanding software performers – including Ratchet &...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Still Top Despite a Total Lack of New Games

    Zzzzzzz

    It's been a boring few weeks for the Japanese hardware and software charts, and we're afraid that there's no excitement to be found this time around, either. PlayStation 4 sales dropped by about 4000 units, but Sony's latest system still managed to stick to the top spot - that is, if you don't count New 3DS and New 3DS LL numbers as one...

  • News Street Fighter V Has Not Flopped As Hard As You Think

    Brawler's doing okay

    And breathe. Street Fighter V is not the commercial catastrophe that many predicted – in fact, it's doing pretty damn well all things considered. An update to Capcom's website – accurate as of 31st March, 2016 – reveals that the brawler has sold 1.4 million copies across the PlayStation 4 and PC, when taking into account...

  • UK Sales Charts Battleborn Reaches Number One, But...

    Ratchet & Clank still best selling individual game

    We're not entirely sure how, but Battleborn has managed to top the UK sales charts. There is a big "but" that simply must follow this sentence, however, as Ratchet & Clank was still the best-selling game of the week in terms of individual units. What does this mean, then? Basically, the only...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Still Number One After a Slow Few Weeks

    King of the hill

    The gaming market's been relatively quiet in Japan over the last few weeks as far as PlayStation goes, but despite a lack of new, blockbuster software, Sony's latest machine has remained at the top of the hardware charts - and that was the case again last week. The only new PS4 title worth mentioning is Konami's fun looking...

  • UK Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Stays Top for a Second Week

    Crank it up

    There ain't no budging Ratchet & Clank from the summit of the UK sales charts, as it's scored a second successive week at the top following its first ever number one last time. The game's sales only dipped by 50 per cent compared to its launch week, which is really rather impressive – games tend to drop off in sales quickly...

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  • News Ratchet & Clank's PS4 Reboot Is the Franchise's Fastest Selling Entry So Far

    Qwark speed

    It's topped the charts in the UK, Australia, and various other European nations – and now Sony has confirmed that the new Ratchet & Clank game is the fastest selling entry in the franchise globally. The title – which launched at a lower price than its predecessors – has scooped up a slew of accolades from both press and fans...

  • Japanese Sales Charts One Piece: Burning Blood Blows Away the Competition on PS4, Vita

    Hoist the sales

    One Piece: Burning Blood leapt to the top of the Japanese software charts last week, claiming the first and second spots on PlayStation 4 and Vita respectively. The Bandai Namco brawler only sold marginally better on Sony's home console, though, with total sales across both platforms breaking 68,000 copies. It's not a bad start by...

  • UK Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Secures Series First Number One

    Up your arsenal, everyone

    Ratchet & Clank has got off to an interstellar start in the UK sales charts, securing the series' first ever number one by outselling Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time by a factor of three. The colourful platformer has been hovering around the British best sellers list for almost 15 years, but Insomniac Games'...

  • News PS4 Games Go Seriously Cheap in US Flash Sale

    LittleBigPlanet! Tearaway! Sleeping Dogs!

    Ooh, boy – this is a decent North American PlayStation Store Flash Sale, and then some. Let's just dive right into it: Alien Isolation is $11.99, the upgraded PlayStation 4 version of Bully is $5.99, as is Max Payne which only launched yesterday. Then you've got the likes of

  • Japanese Sales Charts All's Quiet on the Eastern Front

    PS4 stays top, though

    It's been another quiet week in Japan for PlayStation and the market in general, as a dearth of new blockbuster releases ensured that the software charts looked particularly dismal. The PlayStation 4 saw three fresh entries in Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition, République, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore, but none of them...

  • News Save Big This Spring with European PlayStation Store Sale

    Bargain bin

    The sun is (just about) shining, the weather is (relatively) sweet – and Sony wants to make you move your dancing feet. Sort of. The platform holder's launched a sizeable Spring sale in the European PlayStation Store, which includes everything from Mad Max for £19.99 through to This War of Mine: The Little Ones for £18.99. Most of...

  • UK Sales Charts Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

    Over 70 per cent of copies sold on Sony's system

    It's no surprise given the series' history, but Dark Souls III absolutely dominated on the PlayStation 4 during launch week. Bandai Namco's hotly anticipated sequel – which topped the UK sales charts, outpacing Dark Souls II's debut by 61 per cent – moved 71 per cent of its units on Sony's...

  • News March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

    "Thank you to our fans"

    Sony won its third NPD report of the year, as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the month of March. Despite this, hardware sales actually declined by 19 per cent year-over-year, due to the lower prices of consoles across the board. Fortunately, an 8 per cent increase in software revenue...

  • News Is This the Beginning of the End for the PlayStation Vita?

    Sony starting to cease shipments, it seems

    It seems like, over four years since its original launch, the PlayStation Vita is nearing the end of its run. Reports are swirling that Sony has ceased shipping the system to the Netherlands, with major retailer Bol.com currently having only two units left in stock. And now a retail source has told NDTV...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

    Not so wild

    Yes! Your humble host has managed to wrestle this week's Japanese sales charts from associate editor Robert Ramsey's iron clasp for the first time in years; unfortunately, it's a rubbish one. Far Cry Primal was the highest charting new game for the week ending 10th April, moving 25,302 units on the PlayStation 4. The other big story is...

  • UK Sales Charts DiRT Rally Prompts Photo Finish with Quantum Break

    Less than a nose in it

    It was practically even-stevens between DiRT Rally and Quantum Break in this week's UK sales charts, as the Remedy developed Xbox One exclusive outsold Codemasters' rally return-to-form by just 139 units. It's worth remembering, of course, that the racer released on multiple platforms, while Jack Joyce's debut did not...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Star Ocean 5 Blasts Off as PS4 Stays Strong

    Star charted

    Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has enjoyed a decent opening in Japan on PlayStation 4. Square Enix's action role-playing game entered the software charts in second place, selling through a reasonably respectable 113,022 copies. The PlayStation 3 version isn't due out until later this month, so it'll be interesting to see...

  • UK Sales Charts The Division, Far Cry Primal Put Ubi on Top

    Ubiquitous software

    Ubisoft is on fire, isn't it? The French publisher tends to quietly go about its business these days, smashing records and releasing games that refuse to be removed from the UK sales charts. Take this week's top ten: The Division is in first for a fourth consecutive week, but Far Cry Primal has quietly climbed into second as...

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  • News Metal Gear Solid V Ships Over 6 Million Copies as Konami Profits

    Mission successful, Snake

    Konami's enjoyed a decent amount of success with it's surprisingly divisive Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. According to the Japanese publisher's latest earnings report, the open world stealth-'em-up has shipped over six million copies worldwide. The title's popularity contributed to a 37.5 per cent increase in...

  • News Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales

    Sony's way out in the lead

    Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One hardware sales recently, suggesting that its Monthly Active Users metric is more important than its flagship format's install base. Fortunately, an EA investor report and a bit of math has enabled us to, for the first time in a long while, see how the Redmond firm's box is performing in...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Yakuza: Kiwami Goes on a Rampage at the Top

    The dragon's back in town

    The Yakuza franchise has always been huge in its native Japan, so it's no real surprise to find that Yakuza: Kiwami - a remake of the PlayStation 2 original - has smashed its way right to the top of the software charts. The re-imagining of Kazuma Kiryu's initial adventure racked up sales of 103,256 copies on PlayStation...

  • UK Sales Charts Resident Evil, Life Is Strange Mix Things Up

    Rising S.T.A.R.S.

    Praise the gaming gods: there's change in this week's UK sales charts. Don't get too excited, mind – there's not that much for us to write about. But while Call of Duty: Black Ops III clings onto its crown, Resident Evil Origins Collection and Life Is Strange have infiltrated the UK top ten. The former compiles Resident Evil...

  • News PS4, Vita Prices Plunge in NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale

    How low can you go?

    How's that wallet of yours holding up? Hopefully you've got a few cents sitting somewhere in its change pocket, because Sony has dropped a surprise Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store. This weekend's festivities span the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, and appear to encompass smaller games. The...

  • News Yep, PS4 Is Wrecking the Competition in France, Too

    On top of the Old World

    Surprise, surprise: the PlayStation 4 is sweeping aside the Xbox One and Wii U in France according to newly released sales data from French publication LeFigaro. As we reported earlier, Sony's latest console is also dominating the market in Germany, so it's safe to say that the Japanese company appears to still ha

  • News PS4 Is Walking All Over the Competition in Germany

    Sony controls almost 70 per cent of the market

    There's a perception perhaps more among American gamers that the PlayStation 4 is only really seeing such wild success right now because Microsoft dropped the ball with its Xbox One at launch. While there's some truth to that, we've always tried to explain that the main reason Sony's so far ahead is...

  • News Sony Reveals the PlayStation Store's Best Sellers For 2015

    Go big or go home

    There aren't too many surprises to be found in the PlayStation Store's list of best sellers for 2015, but hey, everyone likes a look at what's been hot over the last 12 months. In Europe, Destiny: The Taken King took the crown as the most downloaded PlayStation 4 title, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops III - which...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Odin Sphere Claims the Top Spots on PS4 and Vita

    Sphere of influence

    Atlus should be reasonably happy with Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir's initial performance in Japan, as the gorgeous action role-playing game took first and second place on the software charts. The Vita version climbed highest, selling through 43,394 copies, while the PlayStation 4 release barely missed out on the top spot, selling...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Truckin'

    Rockstar's release up to second as Call of Duty tops

    Grand Theft Auto V is an unstoppable juggernaut. The game, which first launched over two years ago, has climbed to second in this week's UK sales charts, proving that there ain't any stopping Rockstar's train. Call of Duty: Black Ops III continued its dominance in first position, while FIFA 16,...

  • News Third-Parties Nudge Exclusives Out of USA's 2015 Best Sellers List

    Black Ops III the best-selling game of the year

    Not a single exclusive made the NPD's best-selling games of 2015 list, proving once again that third-parties rule supreme right now. Video game sales totalled $13.1 billion in the United States for the year overall, exactly the same as in 2014. This ultimately means that, while new-gen hardware is on...

  • News December 2015 NPD: Sony Thanks Fans for Putting PS4 on Top Again

    USA's preferred platform in 2015

    In what's becoming an all too familiar tale, the PlayStation 4 has topped the NPD hardware charts yet again. Sony's system was on top in the United States for the month of December, completing a clean sweep for the all-important Christmas period. This means that the Xbox One only managed to triumph over the Japanese...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Slips Following Decent Holiday Sales

    Sales, sales never change

    As expected, PlayStation 4 numbers have taken a tumble now that the holiday season is over, with sales falling back to a rather standard 36,559 units for last week. Still, we suppose it could be worse, as there's currently a real lack of new software releases in Japan. Speaking of which, it's nice to see Fallout 4...

  • News PS4 Essentials Go Cheap in NA PlayStation Store Sale

    How low can you go?

    Sony don't care that it's January and you're broke like a yo-yo without a piece of string – it's sale time in North America, and you're going to hand the organisation your one remaining thruppence. The platform holder's launched a new 'Essentials' sale which has seen the prices plunge on a slew of PlayStation 4 titles...

  • UK Sales Charts Best Sellers, Best Sellers Never Change

    Zzz

    Nothing to see here, folks. The UK sales charts have barely changed for nearing a month now, and that remains true this week, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III on top yet again. FIFA 16 managed to bump Star Wars Battlefront down into third, while Grand Theft Auto V overtook Fallout 4 in fourth. The only real surprise this time is that Battlefield...

  • News Many More PS4 Games Go Cheap in European Sale

    'Tis the season for savings

    Is your wallet still recovering from the Christmas period? Well, dust it off one more time and get ready for yet another round of January discounts, as Sony has plunged the prices on a several more PlayStation Store titles for the PlayStation 4. The list, kindly compiled by Videogamer, includes titles like Alien...

  • News PS4 Sells Over 1 Million Units in Japan in 2015

    Could be worse

    Okay, okay, we get that the Japanese console market is in decline - we just posted a story about it, in fact - but Sony will at least feel that something positive has been achieved with the PlayStation 4 in 2015. The company's newest system sold 1.2 million units in Japan last year according to Famitsu's annual hardware and software...

  • News Japan's Console Market Wasn't Too Hot in 2015

    Lowest figures in 26 years

    We all know at this point that Japan's console market has shrunk. We could go on and on about the factors that have lead to such a decline, but let's just cut straight to the chase: 2015 saw the market hit a 26 year low. What this means is that the overall value of the market continued to fall, with it being worth ¥321...

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