Sales - News

November2015

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

    PS4 crosses two million milestone

    Call of Duty: Black Ops III enjoyed its second week at the top of the Japanese software charts according to the latest Media Create numbers. Proving that the shooter really does have worldwide appeal, the blast-'em-up sold through 43,629 copies in the last seven days, boosting total sales to a relatively...

  • News Prepare to Die with Fresh European PS4 Deals

    Soul searcher

    If you're not exactly feeling the festive cheer yet, then perhaps you may enjoy indulging your masochistic side with Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, which has been discounted this week on the European PlayStation Store. The punishing but popular game will be available for £19.99 until 25th November, which is cheaper than on...

  • UK Sales Charts Fallout 4 Goes Nuclear on PS4

    Bombs dropped

    As expected, Fallout 4 absolutely scorched the UK sales charts this week, entering in first position and securing the third biggest launch of the year so far. The game – which sold over half of its copies on the PlayStation 4 despite an Xbox One marketing deal – bettered its predecessor Fallout: New Vegas' first week numbers by...

  • News Ridiculous Fallout 4 Numbers Point to Bethesda's Most Successful Launch Ever

    It certainly didn't bomb

    Bethesda seems to have really knocked it out with Fallout 4. The post-apocalyptic role-playing game has been headlining every major gaming website all week now, so it's safe to say that it's popular – but even its most optimistic fans wouldn't have thought that it'd be this popular. The studio has stated that the title...

  • News October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System Slumps to Second Defeat of the Year

    Bruised but not broken

    Sony couldn't muster a sixth successive NPD victory in October 2015, as the Xbox One and Halo 5 managed to overcome the PlayStation 4's price drop. In truth, it looks like it was a pretty middling month for home consoles in the United States, with sales barely increasing year-over-year. However, it's worth remembering that...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Stops Brand's Bleeding with Gigantic Launch

    Makes $550 million in first three days

    Call of Duty's always been a colossal franchise, but the series has struggled to live up to the sales of its juggernaut predecessors in recent years. Fortunately for Activision, it looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops III has stopped the series' rot, as the release brought in a dizzying $550 million over the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Gets a Boost as Black Ops 3 Blasts to the Top

    Explosive

    Most Western titles barely manage to register in the Japanese software charts, but that hasn't been the case for Call of Duty in quite some time. The latest blockbuster in Activision's colossal first-person franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, entered the charts in first place, selling through an impressive 143,817 copies on...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sells Best on PS4

    Need for Speed pulls ahead on Sony's system, too

    Sony's marketing partnership with Activision appears to have done the trick, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold best on the PlayStation 4 in the UK. A whopping 48 per cent of shoppers picked up the first-person shooter on the Japanese giant's flagship format. In comparison, 43 per cent got it on the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

    And we're not talking firmware

    Yes, the PlayStation 4's numbers have dropped, but not by much. Sony's latest console shifted 22,104 units last week, which is down just 800 from prior figures - not a bad result considering that the machine's been steadily slipping back to its pre-price cut sales until now. The Japanese company will probably be...

  • News PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Sweet EU PS4 Savings

    Cash back

    This month's PlayStation Plus lineup isn't looking all that tasty, but the latest wave of European PlayStation Store sales should have you salivating in no time. On the cut-price menu this month are a slew of PlayStation 4 double discounts, which will see you pocketing savings of up to 70 per cent on mouth-watering titles like Saints Row...

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed Syndicate Loses Its Halo

    While Black Ops III waits in the wings

    It would have been an absolute catastrophe if Halo 5: Guardians failed to top the sales charts, but it did – outselling the launch numbers of Assassin's Creed Syndicate by 50 per cent. Of course, it's worth noting that Ubisoft's open world romp through London was the poorest performing entry in the property...

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...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PlayStation's Road to Nowhere Continues

    Behold and despair

    Unless something changes dramatically over the next few weeks, we're not really sure how we'll be able to keep these articles at least somewhat interesting. Sony's Japanese campaign continues to drag at a despairing rate, with both PlayStation 4 and Vita sales dipping once again last week. You can compare the prior week's...

  • News Tons of PS4 Releases Reduced on European PlayStation Store

    Penny pincher

    Another week, another slew of stellar discounts on the European PlayStation Store. Sony's expanding the scope of its ongoing summer sale with a bunch of digital PlayStation 4 titles this week, with the likes of Teslagrad, TowerFall Ascension, and Transistor all available for less than a fiver. Both the PlayStation 3 and Vita are also...

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2015 Takes Pole Position on PS4

    Vroom

    F1 2015 had enough fuel in its tank to overtake Batman: Arkham Knight this week, as the Codemasters developed racer has soared to the summit of the UK sales charts. The first PlayStation 4 adaptation of the iconic motorsport improved upon the sales of its previous gen predecessor by a whopping 367 per cent – though it's worth noting that...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS Vita and Persona 4 Dancing All Night Take a Tumble

    Murder on the dance floor

    After a brief stint at the top, the Vita's fallen down the Japanese charts along with heavy hitting exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night. Sony's handheld device sold through just 14,067 units last week, while the aforementioned dance-'em-up went from selling 94,036 copies in its first week to 13,028 in its second -...

  • UK Sales Charts Batman: Arkham Knight Grapples Top Spot

    No Joker

    Batman: Arkham Knight has overcome Scarecrow's fear toxin to top the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week. Warner Bros' domination of the industry continued as LEGO Jurassic World completed yet another double header for the publisher, which has been knocking it out of the park ever since Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor released last...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Persona 4 Dancing All Night Helps Vita Boogie to Victory

    Beary good

    There's finally some moderately good news for PlayStation in Japan, as Sony's sleek little handheld has grooved to the top of the hardware charts thanks to the release of Vita exclusive, Persona 4 Dancing All Night. The portable console sold through 23,134 units last week, which is close to double the amount that it sold in the week...

June2015

  • UK Sales Charts Batman: Arkham Knight Swoops in as the Biggest Launch of 2015 So Far

    The Bat is back

    Warner Bros must be making an absolute killing these days. The publisher seems to pump out hit after hit, with Dying Light and Mortal Kombat X both reaching the top of the UK sales charts in recent times. And, perhaps as expected, that success has continued with Batman: Arkham Knight, which has swooped into first place. The caped...

  • News PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

    Cut-price content

    A ton of top PlayStation titles have had their digital prices slashed in Europe this week, as Sony's online plaza aims to explore what's big in Japan. Fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise will be particularly well serviced, as a handful of titles have been cut down to size on the PlayStation 4. A shout must also go to the...

  • News PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

    Small consolation

    There's been very little cause for PlayStation Vita owners to celebrate of late, but Sony's diminutive device has just hit a major milestone in Japan, crossing the 4,000,000 unit threshold. This number takes into account both handheld and PlayStation TV sales, but seeing as they're both built upon the same hardware, we reckon...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Devil May Cry at These PS4 Numbers

    No, really

    Another week brings more shockingly depressing sales figures for PlayStation 4 fans in Japan. Sony's new-gen system went through a stellar period for a couple of months earlier in the year, but it's really struggling right now, and it's hard to pick out an imminent piece of software that's going to turn its fortunes around. The console...

  • E3 2015 Almost Half PS4 Owners Never Had a PS3

    Changing minds

    At this point, we can probably all accept that the PlayStation 3 had problems. It was ultimately a great console, don't get us wrong – but Sony really misfired with the architecture and price, prompting it to lose ground against a very aggressive Xbox 360. With the PlayStation 4, however, the Japanese giant's got back to its...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Sales Keep Dropping While Software Stagnates

    The Witcher 3's still in there, though

    Despite The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's admirable efforts to stick in the top 10, PlayStation 4 unit sales have fallen yet again. Sony's newest console only managed to shift 10,822 units last week, but to be fair, the hardware charts make for generally depressing reading overall. You can compare the prior week's...

  • E3 2015 NA PSN Sale Spotlights the Best of the Los Angeles Show

    Some titles 60 per cent off

    In the mood for some actual games following this week's E3 2015 goodness? Of course you darn well are. It's probably a good thing that Sony's dropped a new sale on the North American PlayStation Store, then, spotlighting some of the legendary games from the Los Angeles-based show. For example, you'll be able to get Alien...

  • UK Sales Charts The Elder Scrolls Online Explores the Summit

    Back on its throne

    Despite a troubled PC launch, the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has wandered to the top of the UK sales charts. Surprisingly, the game actually sold best on the Xbox One, despite recent role-playing releases like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt faring stronger on Sony's format. It's not clear at the time...

  • News Yakuza Zero's Sales Should Keep Toshihiro Nagoshi in Fake Tan

    But will it ever release overseas?

    Gaming's most groomed executive Toshihiro Nagoshi will be smiling today, as Yakuza Zero – the latest entry in his soap opera-like series – has surpassed 500,000 units in Japan. The game's only three months old so this is a particularly impressive feat; perhaps it's time we reminded everyone that we'd love a...

  • News May 2015 NPD: PS4 Enters E3 2015 As USA's Best Selling System

    The Witcher 3 hunts out software top spot

    E3 2015's all to play for, but Sony will have one victory to parade in Los Angeles next week: the May 2015 NPD. After a shock defeat in April, the Japanese giant has responded by immediately turning the tides; the PlayStation 4 was not only the best selling system of the month in the United States, but it...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Witcher 3 Holds Its Ground as PS4 Sinks Deeper

    Sigh

    We're going to be honest here: we really can't pad this article out with any kind of flair. Once again, the Japanese charts make for some reasonably depressing reading, as the PlayStation 4's sales continue to drop. Last week, Sony's latest sold just 11,763 units, and only three PS4 titles made it into the top 20. You can compare the prior...

  • News The Order: 1886 'Well on Way' to Meeting Sales Targets

    According to Ready at Dawn, anyway

    The promising potential, the secrecy surrounding its sales, the eventual split – The Order: 1886 really is Heavenly Sword for a new generation. While we all come to terms with the lengths that Sony will go in order to repurpose the previous generation, though, here's some corporate double-speak from new Ready...

  • UK Sales Charts Praise the Lord! A Wild PS Vita Game Appears

    Steins;Gate's punctuation doesn't put punters off

    Legacy platform, eh? Not on your nelly! Uber-niche PlayStation 3 and Vita release Steins;Gate has managed to make the UK sales charts Top 40 – and it's the handheld version that sold best. PQube stealthily published the visual novel last week, but that hasn't stopped it from landing the 18th spot...

  • News Sony Hasn't Quite Grasped This Flash Sale Thing in Europe

    Bloodborne's price plunges for a few days

    Not only is the weather bad and the fast food worse here in the UK, but we also have to sit and watch idly as our American friends indulge in some outrageous PlayStation Network Flash Sales from time to time. The good news is that SCEE is starting to learn about the benefits of last-minute discounts; the bad...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Witcher 3 Sticks to the Top 5 as PS4 Sales Continue to Drag

    The hunt continues

    It was another rather dismal seven day period for console sales in Japan last week. PlayStation 4 sales jumped ever so slightly, while the PS Vita hopped above its home system sibling into second place, selling through 12,517 units. As for software, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was pushed from the top spot by a certain Nintendo...

  • News Say Yes We Can to Saints Row PS4 Savings on EU PlayStation Store

    Telltale titles also trimmed

    Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat Out of Hell will be vying for your votes this week, as part of the European PlayStation Store's latest Deal of the Week. Available until 10th June, you'll be able to nab Deep Silver's remastered PlayStation 4 compilation for £21.99, which is a reasonable price, but nowhere near as...

  • UK Sales Charts The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Still Top Wolf

    Competition goes splat

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt held onto its position atop the UK sales charts this week, despite competition from Wii U exclusive Splatoon, which was forced to settle for second. We had an inkling things would turn out this way. Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 15, and Farming Simulator 15 rounded out the top five – an especially...

May2015

  • News Sony: PlayStation Vita Is a Legacy Platform

    Gulp

    It's perhaps an indictment of the current state of the PlayStation Vita in the Western world that we haven't really found the need to write an update on the device for some time. While there was hope of the format's fortunes turning around 18 or so months ago, the platform's fate has remained unchanged for a while now. And while it continues...

  • News FIFA and PES Go Head to Head on PS4, PS3 in EU PlayStation Store Deals

    El classico

    FIFA's top brass may be spending an uncomfortable evening in a police cell, but the rest of you will be free to spend the rest of your day playing FIFA 15 at a discounted fee. Well, or Pro Evolution Soccer 15 – whichever you prefer. As part of a brand new batch of European PlayStation Store sales, Sony has discounted both soccer...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Console Sales Remain Pretty Terrible, But Witcher 3 PS4 Takes Top Spot

    Get in, Geralt

    The old saying goes that things will get worse before they get better, and that's hopefully what's happening with Japan's hardware market. Once again, last week was pretty dismal for hardware sales, as not a single console made it past the 20,000 mark. The PlayStation 4 saw a slight increase, jumping from 11,489 to 12,096 units, but...

  • News Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

    The beginning of the end

    Japan may be responsible for our love affair with video games, but the country is quickly going off the consoles that it helped to popularise. You may remember the dire Media Create figures that we posted earlier in the week – well, they are worse than you think. Much worse. According to the organisation, last week's...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4, Vita Flounder as Final Fantasy Tops

    Depression quest

    Well, the hangover from Golden Week makes for particularly dire reading in this week's Japanese sales charts. As has been the case a lot lately, the PlayStation 4 was top of the hardware charts – though the Nintendo 3DS beat it comfortably if you combine its various models – but the numbers were disappointing across the board...

  • News The Order: 1886 Ain't Commanding Antique Prices on the PS4

    Exclusive is Europe's latest Deal of the Week

    Since an early age, this author has found the very idea of 'antiques' baffling. Call us common, but it strikes us that the industry simply peddles old tat under a more appealing name in order to make it seem more valuable; who wants a grotty old table when you can buy a brand new one alongside some...

  • News Plenty of PS4 Titles Discounted in NA Extended Play Sale

    Never stop playing

    If your wallet's still recovering from last week's Flash Sale, then you may want to give your browser's back button a great big prod before reading on: Sony has announced another PlayStation Store sale in North America. This one has an Extended Play theme, meaning that it centres on Season Passes, and various double packs. The...

  • News Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Breaks a Leg on PS4

    We did Nazi this coming

    As with Project CARS last week, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood sold best at UK retail on the PlayStation 4 by some margin. According to Chart-Track, 67 per cent of physical copies were sold on Sony's system, compared to just 27 per cent on the Xbox One. The game debuted in second on the UK sales charts, despite it deploying...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold Five Million Units in the UK

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