Sales - News

May2015

  • News PS4, PS3, Vita Prices Plunge in Fab NA Flash Sale

    Everything under a fiver

    It's the weekend, so we're guessing that you're in the market for some cut price PlayStation Network software. Sony's back in North America with another quite frankly outrageous Flash Sale, spanning the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Most of the games available will set you back just $4.80, like the Mass Effect...

  • News Sony: Bloodborne's Stellar PS4 Sales Took Us by Surprise

    "We were quite ambitious, but that proved conservative"

    Bloodborne is undeniably one of the best games of the year so far – after all, it even took this Souls sceptic by surprise. But while its commercial success appears to have tapered off a little over the past few weeks, Sony has still been a little shocked by the title's commercial prowess...

  • News April 2015 NPD: PS4 Slumps to Shock Defeat

    Xbox One brushes PS4 aside

    Well, well, well – this is unexpected. We reported on the PlayStation 3's failure to top the NPD charts for many years, but we've already fallen into a pattern where we expect the PlayStation 4 to lead. However, the numbers coming out of the United States for April 2015 may wake both Sony and ourselves up, as the Xbox...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Vita Overtakes PS4 as Not a Single New-Gen Title Enters Top 20

    Ouch

    The PlayStation 4's steadily slipping down the Japanese charts, as it suffered another sales drop last week. Sony's latest console shifted 15,992 units as it fell into third place, behind the New 3DS LL and the PS Vita. The latter continues to escape store shelves at a solid rate, though, selling through 17,273 units. You can compare the...

  • News PS3 Owners, It's Time to Upgrade to the PS4

    Ubisoft's moving on

    There are still lots of people clinging to the fact that the PlayStation 3 has a much larger install base than the PlayStation 4, but the reality is that there are many, many more active users on Sony's super machine. Ubisoft thinks so anyway, as it's ditching development on last-gen systems – well, aside from the odd casual...

  • News PS4 Owners Are Clearly Gagging for Gran Turismo

    Project CARS dominates on Sony's system

    With the utmost respect to Slightly Mad Studios, we reckon that Project CARS has proved a particularly big deal on the PlayStation 4 because there's no sign of Gran Turismo 7 arriving any time soon. Sony helped publisher Bandai Namco market the simulation racer here in the UK, and it was clearly a shrewd...

  • UK Sales Charts Project CARS Roars to Pole Position on PS4

    Racing ahead

    Crowd funded racing game Project CARS has pulled ahead of the pack, scoring the first simulation podium position since GRID 2 all the way back in 2013. The title sold best on the PlayStation 4 – which is not especially surprising considering the lack of similar games on Sony's system – and finished in front of familiar favourites...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Is Finally Knocked from Top Spot

    Not too much of a fall, though

    The PlayStation 4's still doing moderately well in Japan, despite the fact that it's finally been knocked from its perch at the summit by the Wii U, presumably because of several strong software releases on Nintendo's platform. Fortunately for Sony, its console still sold 19,782 units, which isn't a huge drop in...

  • News PS4 Sales Pass 2 Million Units in the UK

    Celebrate good times

    Sales of the PlayStation 4 have now surpassed a staggering two million units in the UK, according to a report published by MCV. The console hit the one million units milestone in the region shortly before the holiday rush last year, which means that it's effectively doubled its tally in record time. In fact, the system's selling...

  • UK Sales Charts Mortal Kombat X Marks the Top Spot

    Fatality attraction

    Despite being a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, there were no major software releases. This has, of course, resulted in Mortal Kombat X holding onto its position at the top of the territory's sales charts for the third successive week, which means that it only needs to fight off Project CARS in order to match Battlefield...

  • News PS4's Crushing the Competition in Germany by Some Margin

    No contest

    We know that competition between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is tight in territories such as the UK and the United States – but in Germany, it's practically non-existent. According to a report by BÖRSE ONLINE, the Japanese giant is outselling its rival by a ratio of more than 4:1 – and despite pricing promotions by Microsoft,...

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February2015

  • Japanese Sales Charts God Eater 2 Prompts PS Vita Sales to Burst

    Deity delicacy

    Bandai Namco's hunting reissue God Eater 2: Rage Burst caused PlayStation Vita sales to explode in Japan last week, as Media Create data shows that the handheld moved 35,203 units, up from a dismal 10,901 units the period prior. The game itself sold 234,180 copies on Sony's portable console, but could only muster 37,824 copies on...

  • News PlayStation's Winning the Digital Games Revenue War

    And by quite some margin, it seems

    When looking at console sales, people often overlook the network impact. Indeed, we're so focused on hardware numbers that we tend to forget that every PlayStation 4 sold means a potential PlayStation Plus subscription and various PlayStation Network purchases as well. It would appear that Sony's quietly lapping...

  • News Celebrate PlayStation Vita's Birthday with Free Gifts in North America

    Tons of deals, too

    Technically, the PlayStation Vita reached toddler status over the weekend – but seeing as the folks at Sony have only just returned to the office, we'll forgive them this belated birthday gift. In order to celebrate the handheld's third anniversary in North America, the platform holder has prepared a bevy of free gifts and...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Flags Down a Cab in First

    Good work, guv'nor

    The Order: 1886 may not have received a critical reception quite on par with The Last of Us, but it is the first Sony title since Naughty Dog's next-gen remaster to reach the top of the UK sales charts. Ready at Dawn's divisive London romp shot straight into first after a heavy marketing campaign, beating out Call of Duty:...

  • News Analyst: PS4 Will Have Sold 80 Million Units by 2019

    System will outsell Xbox One by 40 per cent

    We don't like looking as far forward as next week, so the analysts at Strategy Analytics must have had to brace themselves when thinking ahead all the way to 2019. Fortunately for us, the firm reckons that the future looks bright for Sony, as it believes that the PlayStation 4 will reproduce the success of...

  • News You Can Save on a Massive Selection of PS4, PS3, and Vita Games in Europe's New PSN Sale

    Happy Birthday Vita

    North America got its own selection of discounts just yesterday, but Sony hasn't forgotten about us Europeans, either. Starting today, a massive amount of titles have had their prices slashed, including Destiny, Samurai Warriors 4, both Danganronpa games, and even The Evil Within. You're especially lucky if you're a big

  • News Save on 2014's Biggest Games in the Latest NA PSN Sale

    Critical hit to the wallet

    It seems like we can't go a single week without there being some sort of PlayStation Store sale going on. And while we're not necessarily complaining, we still fear for all those poor, empty wallets out there. The latest wave of discounts centre on some of the biggest games of last year. Dubbed the 'Critics' Choice...

  • News Pachter: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Could Sell Up to 12 Million Copies

    That's if Sony bundles it aggressively

    The jury may still be out on PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886, but seasoned industry analyst Michael Pachter foresees a very lucrative future for the release. Chatting with Gaming Bolt, the Wedbush Securities employee suggested that it could sell five million copies by the end of the year – and may yet...

  • UK Sales Charts Evolve Seeks Out the Summit

    Level up

    Finally, the UK sales charts have changed. After weeks and weeks of a samey looking top ten, Evolve and Nintendo's New 3DS have arrived to mix things up. As you'd probably expect, Turtle Rock's four-versus-one affair clawed its way to the top spot, with 48 per cent of copies sold on the PlayStation 4. This was actually one per cent less...

  • News PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Prices Plunge in NA Valentine's Day Flash Sale

    Be still our beating heart

    Charli XCX was right: the power of love is more than a song, and it's about to take hold of you, too. Sony has deployed a pretty darn impressive Flash Sale on the North American PlayStation Store this weekend, which is packing some seriously big names. Available now until 09:00AM PST on Monday, 16th February, you'll be...

  • News January 2015 NPD: PS4 Soars Back to US Hardware Sales Summit

    Return of the king

    Well, that didn't last long, huh? After slipping behind the Xbox One in November and December, Sony has successfully pipped Microsoft's next-gen platform at the post in the January NPD sales report, securing the top hardware spot yet again. For those of you with short memories, the PlayStation 4 dominated the competition in the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Dragon Ball Xenoverse PS4, PS3 Eases Past 9,000 Units

    Just Saiyan

    These next few weeks are going to be massively important for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. For the first time since launch, Sony has actually amassed a decent software lineup for Eastern gamers, and it'll be hoping to see its hardware sales increase as a result. And improve they already have, but only marginally; according to Media...

  • News Pachter: Sony Won't Mind if PS4 Loses the Console War

    But it still wants to be on top

    You can always count on seasoned Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter to stoke the flames of the fictional format war. Speaking as part of a wide-ranging interview with Game Informer, the outspoken executive has suggested that Sony doesn't really care about outselling the Xbox One with the PlayStation 4 – but...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Can't Be Passed

    Spacey to breathe

    Oh, please pull the trigger. The samey UK sales charts have been practically unchanged for months now, with only Evolve offering any immediate hope of respite. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare once again maintained control of the top position, while Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA 15 jostled for space in second and third respectively...

  • News Far Cry 4 Drives PlayStation 4 Sales Forward in Japan

    Min-t

    It's been a bit of a slow start to the year for the PlayStation 4 in Japan, but Sony's got an impressive slate of software lined up, and it's kickstarted things this week with the overseas release of Far Cry 4. According to Media Create numbers, Ajay Ghale's adventure sold 36,239 units on the next-gen console last week, almost double what it...

  • News Capcom's Resident Evil PSN Sale Will Have You Shuffling to the Store

    Come 'ere, stranger

    You're in luck if the recently released remake of Resident Evil made you hungry for more undead action, because publisher Capcom's having a series sale on the North American PlayStation Store. You can make some decent savings on titles from across the franchise, but you'd better rise from your eternal slumber quickly, as the...

  • UK Sales Charts There Ain't Nothing to See Here

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare back on top

    Dying Light should, by right, have given the UK sales charts a bit of shake up this week, but seeing as it only released digitally in Europe last Wednesday, brace yourselves for a familiar top ten. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare did manage to strong arm Grand Theft Auto V from the summit, following a...

January2015

  • News Tales of Zestiria Has Sold Over 400,000 Copies in Japan, and It's Getting Free Post-Game DLC To Celebrate

    Mmm, zesty

    Although they've got a sizeable and loyal fan base here in the West, the Tales games have never been as popular as they are in their native Japan. That trend doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon, either, as the latest instalment in the franchise, Tales of Zestiria, has sold over 400,000 copies in its homeland since it launched. It's...

  • UK Sales Charts Saints Row Misses Out on Four More Years

    Voted out

    Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat Out of Hell missed out on the presidency spot in this week's UK sales charts, clawing its way into fourth position overall. Grand Theft Auto V was instead sworn into the White House, completing a third term at the summit of the British best sellers list, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15...

  • News PS4, PS3, and Vita Indies Discounted in North American PlayStation Store Flash Sale

    Stop press

    Don't use your 10 per cent off voucher just yet, as Sony has launched a PlayStation Store Flash Sale in North America to coincide with the promotion. This is live now, and will run until 09:00AM PST on 26th January, so if you pair it with the aforementioned apology offer, you could get some serious bang for your buck this weekend. Who...

  • Guide How to Use Your 10 Per Cent Off PSN Voucher on PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita

    Redeem your free PlayStation Store discount right now

    It seems a bit strange to be getting excited over a 10 per cent discount weekend, but this is the first time that Sony's ever run anything like this on the PlayStation Store, and we'd hazard that if it's a success, it may do another one in the future – hopefully without any further...

  • News PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles Reduced in European PlayStation Store Sale

    Combo breaker

    Sony's big January sale may have expired on the European PlayStation Store, but that's not stopping the manufacturer from following up with a bumper sale focusing on 2K Games' catalogue and various other digital downloads. For starters, you'll be able to acquire a bunch of the aforementioned publisher's wares at up to 80 per cent off,...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Sits Pretty at Summit

    Déjà vu

    Zzzzz. Forget about the Green Day song Wake Me Up When September Ends, we're writing a new version, and it's called Wake Me Up When the UK Sales Charts Change. There are no surprises in this week's update, with Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 15, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare all finishing at the top. Ubisoft trio Far Cry 4, The Crew, and...

  • News Destiny and Minecraft Topped 2014's PSN Sales Charts

    Act surprised

    Another day, another chance to find out 2014 sales data. This time it's quite interesting, though, as Sony has shared lists of the best selling titles on the PlayStation Network. In North America, Destiny blasted the competition and landed in first place on PS4, while in Europe, Minecraft dug its way to victory on every single console...

  • News December NPD: Sony Looking to Momentous 2015 as PS4 Sits in Second Place

    Still best selling box of 2014

    There was no major upset in the December NPD report, as the PlayStation 4 slumped to its second defeat of the calendar year. Sony's system was on top for the first ten months of 2014, but lost out to Microsoft's major Xbox One price promotions in November - and that continued through December, too. Despite this, its...

  • News DriveClub Was the UK's Best Selling Exclusive of 2014

    Pulling ahead

    It may come as a shock to many, but DriveClub, the PlayStation 4 exclusive racer that was plagued by launch issues, was the UK's best selling exclusive game of 2014. The full list, which comes from MCV, takes console bundles into account, but doesn't follow digital sales, so we can probably assume that the gorgeous drive-'em-up sold by...

  • News There Are Some Pretty Impressive Savings to Be Had in This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Store Sale

    Back for more

    If the January PlayStation Store sale hasn't been enough to satiate your lust for savings, then these current 20th Anniversary deals might just claw away the last few coins from your wallet. Covering PS4, PS3, Vita, and even PSP games, the North American sale offers discounts on a large number of titles, and if you're a PlayStation...

  • News You Can Probably Guess Which Games Topped the Christmas PSN Charts

    Not many surprises here

    December was a big month for the PlayStation Network, and not just because it was unavailable during the biggest day of the year. Indeed, the PlayStation Store must make an absolute killing around Christmas, and it looks like 2014 was no different, as some of the biggest games on Sony platforms topped the download charts once...

  • News Even Sony's Surprised by the PS4's Stunning Sales

    2015 will prove the strength of the system

    Sony's selling the PlayStation 4 at a frightening pace, with the console's install base already sitting at a dizzying 18.5 million units. The crazy thing is that the system's showing no signs of slowing down, with this year's software lineup looking infinitely stronger than 2014. And in an interview with

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Holds Up Top Spot

    Zzz

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has fallen from its perch atop the UK sales charts, with Grand Theft Auto V throwing it from its throne. Rockstar Games' sublime sandbox has enjoyed a resurgence of late due to the release of its PlayStation 4 port, and is likely to maintain momentum later in the month when the PC version is unleashed. To be...

  • News PS4 Indie Transistor Certainly Hasn't Left Supergiant Games in the Red

    Sales surpass 600,000 units

    Transistor was one of the best games on the PlayStation 4 last year, with our scribe Kell Andersen praising it as a mini-masterpiece in our review. It's great to hear, then, that the title has proved a commercial success for developer Supergiant Games, selling over 600,000 copies on Steam and the PlayStation Store so...

  • News Yay! PS4 Passes One Million Units in Japan

    Not dead yet

    Hot on the heels of yesterday's Japanese doom and gloom, there's some good news for the PlayStation 4 in Japan – as it's passed one million units in the all-important region. The latest Media Create data shows that the system sold a reasonable 42,216 consoles during the week ending 4th January, which was enough to tip its install...

  • News Not One PS4 or Vita Title Could Break Japan's Top Ten in 2014

    Vita was second best system, though

    Sony clearly doesn't need Japan to make the PlayStation 4 a success, but the company would surely rather have its home nation on board. While the system is now close to surpassing one million units in the region, it's limped to that milestone. The firm will be pinning all of its hopes on Dragon Quest Heroes,...

  • Feature Why the PS4 Is Selling So Extraordinarily Well

    Secret sauce

    There were a few miffed reactions around the web earlier in the week when Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 has now sold a staggering 18.5 million units globally. A slip-up in the November NPD reports, coupled with a lack of truly meaningful exclusives over the holiday period, prompted some to ponder whether the platform holder...

  • News Yes, PS4 Was the UK's Best Selling System in 2014

    The best of British

    If you hadn't already noticed, we're slap bang in the centre of that period where companies beat their chests and boast about the previous year's sales. And hot on the heels of last night's impressive PlayStation 4 install base update, SCEUK has revealed that its next-gen system was the best-selling console in Britain last year...

  • News People Are Buying Plenty of PS4 Games, Too

    Surprise, surprise

    The meme regarding the PlayStation 4's shortage of software is one of this author's favourites. We can understand why people were disgruntled with Sony's exclusives during the Christmas just gone, but a quick look at our internal review document will tell you all that you need to know about 2014's release schedule – there were...

  • News The PS4 Has Surpassed a Staggering 18.5 Million Units Sold Worldwide

    4.1 million over the holiday period

    While we were celebrating over the holiday season, Sony's crack team of accountants and statisticians were crunching the numbers, and its results are something to behold. The PlayStation 4 sold more than 4.1 million units at retail over the holiday period, bringing its grand total up to a staggering 18.5...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Remains Frosty in First

    Cold war

    Crisis averted: the office Internet has been restored. Our first full day back at Push Square Towers has been spent on the phone to ISPs and in retail stores purchasing new routers and kit, but we're finally back in action – a few hours later than expected. Fortunately, it's the start of January not E3, so we haven't really missed much...

  • News Analysts: Xbox One Will Catch Up to PS4 in 2015

    The battle goes on

    Michael Pachter put his neck on the line recently, and stated that the PlayStation 4 will maintain control of the console space through 2015 – but this was before Microsoft's big NPD win in November. To his credit, the likeable forecaster is sticking with his reading of the situation, but a predictions post from

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