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January2016

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and Vita Continue Strong Seasonal Performance

    Brothers in arms

    The latest sales charts from the East are in, confirming that the last seven days have once again been pretty darn solid for the Japanese market. As expected of the season, hardware figures continued to enjoy a healthy boost, as PlayStation 4 sales increased to 65,427 units, while Vita managed a very respectable 63,811 units...

  • News Crikey! PS4's Install Base Reaches 35.9 Million Units

    Ain't no stopping this train

    Holy best seller, Batman – the PlayStation 4 has now sold 35.9 million units worldwide. The number, as reported in a Sony press release, represents the amount of consoles sold through to consumers as of 3rd January – and so it doesn't include those devices sitting in a Wal-Mart warehouse or in transit. The figure's...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Beating Call of Duty: Black Ops III

    Back in black

    Call of Duty has become such a strange series. Much like FIFA, it feels like – review time aside – the franchise barely gets any coverage on mainstream websites, and yet year after year it dominates the sales charts. Perhaps it spotlights the contrast between so-called "hardcore gamers" and more casual players – but whatever...

December2015

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October2015

  • News Metal Gear Solid V Ships 5 Million, Including Downloads

    Five alive

    Metal Gear has always had its hardcore fans, but it's never been a true blockbuster in terms of commercial success. And, despite plenty of critical acclaim, a lot of buzz, and a seemingly ravenous new-gen console audience, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain seems to have stuck close to what's expected of the franchise when it comes to...

  • News Insane PS4 Sales Power Sony to Profitability

    Almost 30 million PS4s shipped

    Kaz Hirai's a popular character among gamers – but he's clearly an incredible businessman as well. After years of financial losses, the ex-PlayStation executive finally appears to have steadied Sony's ship, with the company reporting a profit for the fourth quarter in a row. Given that we'd gotten used to the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

    Not-so-steady ground

    It's a bit of a hollow victory for the PlayStation 4 in the most recent Japanese hardware charts. Sony's new-gen machine is still sitting pretty at the top, but its numbers continue to fall away without the support of any big software releases. The console's managing to stay above the hallowed 20,000 mark, but it seems as...

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed Syndicate Fails to Outsell Predecessors

    London's burning

    Assassin's Creed Syndicate has climbed to the top of the UK sales charts – but it may not like what it sees. Perhaps suggesting some serious franchise fatigue, the London-based adventure not only failed to better predecessor Assassin's Creed Unity's first week sales, but also every other major entry in the series. In other words,...

  • News Comparing PS4's Sales to the Competition May Be Tough Moving Forwards

    Keeping the numbers quiet

    Sony was sheepish when it came to console sales last generation, lumping the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 together as part of the illusive "PlayStation Family". It's been a lot more forthcoming with the PlayStation 4, revealing both sell in and sell through figures with alarming regularity. But it seems that Microsoft...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Starts Slipping to Pre-Price Cut Numbers

    Get a grip

    The latest Japanese sales numbers are a pretty good indicator of the country's current console climate. The PlayStation 4's price drop saw sales rocket for a week, and ever since, they've been slowly declining. It's all very reminiscent of the boom that usually coincides with a new blockbuster game release, which makes one thing clear:...

  • News PS4's Until Dawn Discounted in Spooky EU Hallowe'en Sale

    Boo

    If you tend to prefer the 'treat' part of Hallowe'en, then this European PlayStation Store sale should give you a sugar rush. Set to run through the spooky season, Sony has deployed a salvo of discounts across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita – and the offers extend to relatively recent releases like Until Dawn and

  • News September 2015 NPD: PS4 Sticks to the Summit as NBA, NFL Beat Metal Gear Solid

    Snaaake

    For the fifth month running, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States – even though hardware sales tumbled year-over-year. According to tracking firm NPD, physical spend in the video games sector totalled $1.01 billion in September 2015 – a reduction of nine per cent compared to the same period last year. As...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 JRPGs Infiltrate Best Sellers List

    Phoenix down

    Even though this author isn't necessarily the biggest fan of Japanese role-playing games, it's really nice to see the genre infiltrating this week's UK sales charts. FIFA 16 was top yet again with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection finishing second – but Tales of Zestiria landed a surprise strike on eighth, while Dragon Quest...

  • News Can Your Wallet Survive the Latest NA PS Store Flash Sale?

    You're about to find out

    As was already outed earlier in the week, the North American PlayStation Store has landed a new Flash Sale – this time with a survival theme. The promotional period – which is set to end on Monday, 19th October – spans all three PlayStation platforms, and includes some real bargains, such as Everybody's

  • News The Bunker Beckons as NA PlayStation Store Survival Sale Nears

    Flash bang

    A heads up ahead of potential impending financial problems: there's a North American PlayStation Store Flash Sale on the horizon. Eagle eyed North American PlayStation Store users spotted signage for some upcoming 'Survival Deals' on the digital plaza, though it's unclear just yet what it will entail. Given the name, we'd expect stuff...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Remain Reasonable as Uncharted Climbs High

    Hanging on in there

    There's a cheeky little grin on Nathan Drake's face right now as his Uncharted Collection almost scrambled to the summit of last week's Japanese software charts. The PlayStation 4 exclusive leapt into third place selling through 24,867 copies, which isn't too bad. Meanwhile, FIFA 16's launch in the Land of the Rising Sun saw it...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted PS4 Nabs the 8th Biggest PS4 Launch of 2015

    But can't beat FIFA

    Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection couldn't remove FIFA 16 from the top of the UK sales summit, but it was popular enough to earn the accolade of 8th biggest PlayStation 4 launch of 2015. The sumptuous remaster slotted in nicely in second on the British best sellers list, with the likes of Destiny: The Taken King and LEGO...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Rocket as Price Drop Hits

    That's more like it

    After two weeks of selling next to nothing, the PlayStation 4 is finally back on top of the Japanese charts following its very recent price cut. Sony's home console shifted a very respectable 46,177 units last week, and with any luck, the company will be hoping that the price reduction will have a continuous impact as we move...

  • UK Sales Charts LEGO Dimensions Constructs a Path into Second

    Build me up, buttercup

    LEGO Dimensions is the fastest selling toys-to-life title to release this year, comfortably overcoming the launch numbers for Skylanders Superchargers and Disney Infinity 3.0. In fact, the new kid on the block has enjoyed the third best UK opening in the genre as a whole, which must have publisher Warner Bros – already...

September2015

August2015

  • News The Witcher 3 Sold a Whopping 6 Million Copies in Its First 6 Weeks on the Market

    Raking in the coin

    According to CD Projekt Red's latest financial report, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sold through more than 6 million units in its first six weeks on the market. Perhaps an expected result for a title that's received such high praise and a solid marketing campaign, but it's a great statistic for a bloody good game regardless. The...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Kept You Waiting, Huh?

    Fortunately, there's not much to see here

    Once again, there's nothing doing in the Japanese sales charts – well, unless you're fascinated by the evergreen nature of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Actually, the PlayStation 4 is proving a bit of an oddity in the East at the moment; it's not selling well by any stretch of the imagination, but it's...

  • News PGA Tour PS4's Price Putt Down in EU PlayStation Store Sale

    Cost of LEGO games also crumbled

    With no release date or information attached to Sony's own Hot Shots Golf sequel, we're gagging for a good gold game on the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, the recently released Rory McIlroy PGA Tour hit a bit of a bogey – but we'd happily take it for a swing at the right price. Fortunately, then, EA Sports has...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and Vita Enjoy a Small Sales Boost

    But not much else

    It's another reasonably boring report on the latest Japanese sales charts this week we're afraid. With literally no new PlayStation releases to speak of in the top 20, the software charts are drearier than ever, but funnily enough, Sony's platforms have actually enjoyed a small boost in shifted units. The PlayStation 4 sold...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Was Technically Top of the UK Charts Last Week

    Digital be damned

    As reported, LEGO Jurassic World was top of the UK sales charts last week - but as we all know, the rankings don't take digital releases into account. The concept seems a bit mad when you consider how much money firms like Sony are raking in from their digital marketplaces, and it seems crazier still when you realise how many...

  • UK Sales Charts There's Nothing to See Here

    Zzz

    Ah, the British summer – a time where the locals turn out in too few clothes despite there being clouds in the sky and the sales charts hibernate for a few weeks. There's absolutely nothing worth mentioning in this latest top ten, but we'll do our best. LEGO Jurassic World is back at the top, while Grand Theft Auto V's in second. The Elder...

  • News July 2015 NPD: PS4 Tops Hardware and Software Sales Again

    Sony humbled by success

    Sony can do no wrong in the United States it seems, as the PlayStation 4 was once again the best selling system in the all-important nation during July. Despite a lack of new releases, the continued popularity of the Japanese giant's exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight bundle pushed the organisation's box out in front – a...

  • News Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4

    "We're jealous of Europe and US for the high rate of PS4 sales"

    While the PlayStation 4 is breaking sales records all over the globe, Japan is proving a particularly tough nut to crack. With the nation becoming increasingly enamoured with smartphones, Sony's really finding it difficult to get consumers to pay attention to its new console. And one...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The PS4 Is Stuck in a Real Rut

    Sales are down once again

    We'd recommend getting used to how these charts look, because the PlayStation 4's going nowhere in Japan as long as there's a distinct lack of exclusive software hitting Sony's latest home console. The new-gen machine tallied up sales of just 14,619 units last week. You can compare the prior week's sales charts through...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Has Made More Bank Than You Can Imagine

    Sequel surpasses 54 million sales

    Franklin, Michael, and Trevor should jack in their thug lives and learn to become game developers instead – after all, Grand Theft Auto V proves that there's more money in this industry anyway. As revealed by Rockstar's parent company Take-Two during a financial call overnight, the fifth instalment in its...

  • UK Sales Charts A Rare Change at the Summit

    Blast from the past

    Xbox One exclusive Rare Replay shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts in a desperately slow summer week, securing the legendary British developer's first number one since Banjo-Kazooie all the way back in 1998. Elsewhere, last week's frontrunner LEGO Jurassic World moved down into second, while Batman: Arkham Knight,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Nothing to See Here, Go Back to Gamescom News

    Off you go

    Imagine writing a story about the Japanese hardware and software charts on a day when every game under the sun is getting Gamescom 2015 coverage. An atrocious process for all those involved, we're sure that you'll agree, but we do this every week, so we suppose that we're bound by duty. So, what's happening in Japan? The answer: bugger...

  • News PS4 Games Limbo to Lower Prices in Sizzling NA Summer Sale

    How low can you go?

    It's getting hot in here, so loosen up your PlayStation Network wallet: Sony's big Summer Sale is set to make you sweat for another week, with a slew of North American savings certain to have you dancing in your underpants. Alright, it's not that good – but who could argue with Danganronpa 2 for $16.00? Once again it's the...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Hardware Promotions Spur Software Sales

    Like hot cakes

    Sony's proving a particularly fierce competitor in the UK, as it refuses to let Microsoft get a foothold. You may have seen our story last week on the PlayStation 4's success in Britain, but the Japanese giant's not resting on its laurels. It launched a series of new bundles over the weekend, which spurred PlayStation software up the...

  • News PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Passes Two Million Sales Milestone

    How fast do you wanna go?

    A hearty congratulations to DriveClub, which has officially sold two million units to date. Despite being subject to some pretty dark times over the past couple of years, the PlayStation 4 exclusive racer has proven pretty darn successful, achieving the abovementioned milestone prior to the release of its long-awaited...

July2015

  • News Sony Boasts About Brilliant British PS4 Sales

    System's been on top for six months straight now

    While we know that the PlayStation 4's crushing its console competition globally, the UK – along with the US – is typically touted as a region where things are a little closer. On the back of today's financial report, however, the platform holder has boasted that it's been on top for six months...

  • News PS4 Prints Money as System Shipments Surpass 25 Million Units

    Sales over double those of Xbox during the same period

    How's the PlayStation 4 doing now that the dust has settled on the device's launch hype? The answer: outrageously good. Sony has released its financial report for the first quarter of its financial year which ended on 30th June, and the results are pretty darn staggering. Indeed, the console...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Sales Dip as New Games Sell Better on PS3

    The cycle continues

    It's been said about a million times by now, but we'll say it again: the PlayStation 3 is one of the main reasons why the PlayStation 4 is unable to keep a solid foothold in the Japanese market. While Sony's last-gen console has almost tumbled out of existence here in the West, the Japanese are still buying most of their...

  • News Sweat It Over Some PS4, PS3, Vita NA Summer Deals

    Hot in here

    Going outside during the summer is a terrible idea – just think of all the insects, topless torsos, and sun burn. You're far safer staying indoors with a DualShock married to your greasy palms, and Sony understands that. The platform holder has launched a slew of sweltering summer savings in North America today, with PlayStation Plus...

  • UK Sales Charts Rory McIlroy on Target as Top Ten Stagnates

    Same old story

    We have officially hit that part of the summer where there's literally nothing to say about the UK sales charts. EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is the newest title, so naturally that's sitting on top – but the remainder of the Top Ten paints a frighteningly familiar picture. LEGO Jurassic World, Batman: Arkham Knight, F1 2015,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Batman Swoops In to Save the Day for PS4

    Victory from the shadows

    Well would you look at that - the PlayStation 4's back on top in Japan. Granted, the actual numbers aren't that great, but it just goes to show that with the right software, Sony's latest console still has a chance of seeing growth in The Land of the Rising Sun. The new-gen machine racked up 24,266 sales last week, which...

  • UK Sales Charts Rory McIlroy Putts Kratos' Nose Out of Joint

    On par

    Golfing giant Rory McIlroy has clubbed Kratos square in the jaw, as EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour teed off at the top of the UK sales charts this week. God of War III Remastered did reasonably well on a limited marketing budget, scaling the best sellers list all the way into ninth – but rest assured that the Ghost of Sparta will not be...

  • News June 2015 NPD: Batman Takes PS4 for a Ride to the Top of the Charts

    Sony's system still at sales summit

    Sony secured yet another month at the top of the USA sales charts in June 2015, as Batman: Arkham Knight helped the PlayStation 4 hold its lead at the top of the hardware charts. Despite a 51 per cent increase in Xbox One sales, Microsoft still couldn't dethrone the Japanese giant's new-gen system, which was no...

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