Sales - News

June2015

  • 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

    Crime wave

    We wonder how many hours UK gamers have spent hammering the X button to sprint in Grand Theft Auto V – it's got to be quite a lot, right? We may have reservations about the controls in Rockstar Games' open world opus, but there's no denying the title's overall quality – it's a stunning release that puts almost all other sandboxes to...

  • UK Sales Charts Project CARS Remains at the Front of the Pack

    Record breaker

    Here's an amazing bit of trivia for you: Project CARS is the first Bandai Namco published title to secure two consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts since Ridge Racer Type-4 over 16 years ago. The simulation game saw a sizeable drop off in sales compared to its launch week, but was uncontested by the physical version of...

  • 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

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