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June2014

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  • Japanese Sales Charts inFAMOUS Fails to Jump Start PS4 as Wii U Overtakes

    System needs a jolt

    Project Beast may prove pivotal to the PlayStation 4 in its home region, as nothing is stopping the system’s slide at the minute. Despite exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son deploying in the East last week, the game did little to supercharge the system’s sales, as it accrued a lowly 7,543 units according to the latest data...

  • News Watch Dogs Uploads Fastest First Day Sales in Ubisoft History

    Aiden know how that's possible

    All of those trailers appear to have done the business for Ubisoft, as Watch Dogs has become the fastest selling title in the French firm’s storied history. Just let that sink in for a second: during its first 24 hours on sale, more people have purchased Aiden Pearce’s inaugural escapade than any other game in the...

  • UK Sales Charts Wolfenstein: The New Order Targets the Top Spot

    Time to 'Stein

    Bad news, Nazis – B.J. Blazkowicz is coming for you. The seasoned superstar has helped Wolfenstein: The New Order Reich the summit of the UK sales charts this week, with the MachineGames developed release securing the second biggest launch of the year thus far. Bethesda may want to enjoy that, because we suspect that Watch Dogs...

  • News The PS4's Selling Like Crazy Everywhere Apart from Japan

    It's under 9,000

    Despite strong competition in the West, the PlayStation 4 is posting some pretty extraordinary figures at the moment. The system has been consistently outselling the Xbox One on Microsoft’s home turf all year, while reports suggest that it’s also flying off the shelves in Europe. However,

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 14 Tops, Minecraft PS3 Digs Deep

    Brickin' it

    The release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition at retail outlets last week means that Mojang’s mega creation is likely to occupy two slots in the top ten moving forwards, as Sony’s version tussles with Microsoft’s for sales superiority. The blockbusters finished third and fourth respectively this time around, with PlayStation 4...

  • News The PS4 Version of MLB 14 The Show Is the Fastest Selling Game in the Franchise

    The bases are loaded

    It seems that everyone wants to be taken to a ball game, as sales of annual baseball sim MLB 14 The Show on the PlayStation 4 have seen a massive boost. Impressively, the game's week one numbers are up a staggering 40 per cent compared with previous entries in the franchise. What's more, the bat-'em-up's multiplayer mode has...

  • News April NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One for Fourth Consecutive Month

    The thirst is real

    Strong sales of Xbox family semi-exclusive Titanfall did little to stop the PlayStation 4’s momentum in April, as the system registered a fourth consecutive month at the top of the hardware charts in the United States. While firm figures aren’t available at the time of typing, research firm NPD reports that the Japanese...

  • News Sony: The Economics Don't Work for Blockbuster Vita Games

    Gulp

    Despite seeing a strong year-over-year improvement in Japan, the PlayStation Vita continues to find itself in a weak position overseas. The system is incredibly popular among the few that own it – culminating in an outrageous software attach rate – but it’s failed to break into the mainstream, prompting major publishers to back away and...

  • UK Sales Charts The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings a Little Lower

    Hanging loose

    A lack of new releases means that this was another uneventful week for the UK sales charts, as semi-Xbox One exclusive Titanfall reclaimed its place at the summit. FIFA 14 dribbled into second on the last day of the Premier League, while former frontrunner The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wrapped itself up in third position. Elsewhere,

  • News This Analyst Thinks the PS4 Will Sell 51 Million Units by 2016

    Fatality

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is doing very well for itself, selling over seven million units at last count, and likely working its way towards another major milestone as we type. However, writing as part of its latest console forecast, the International Data Corporation predicts that even better times await the Japanese...

  • UK Sales Charts The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings to the Summit

    Save this city

    Not even our astute spider sense could predict that Activision’s movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would swing straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but that’s exactly what it’s done. Aspiring journalist Peter Parker’s alter-ego wrapped a web right around former frontrunner Titanfall, proving that you don’t need to...

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  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 14 Ends 2013 at the Top of the League

    Title contender

    This week’s UK sales charts are more predictable than a Manchester City home win, with FIFA 14 finishing the year in first position. Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Grand Theft Auto V predictably rounded out the top five

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 14 Dribbles Away with the Christmas Number One

    'Twas the last chart before Xmas

    Good old dependable FIFA 14 has sprinted towards Christmas at the summit of the UK sales charts, meaning that it’ll surely fancy its chances for the Premier League crown this season. The title enjoyed a sudden burst of commercial energy to the tune of 17,000 units, which allowed it to topple last week’s...

  • News Substantial Amazon PS4 Stock Supply Sends System to Best Sellers Summit

    Selling like greased lightning

    For a console that’s broken all sorts of records around the world, the PlayStation 4 has been curiously absent from the top of most retailers’ best sellers lists in recent weeks. That’s because the system has been more-or-less sold out s

  • News PS4 Launch Improves UK PS Vita Sales by 68 Per Cent

    All according to keikaku

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation Vita has struggled to capture the commercial attention that the pretty little portable probably deserves. While the handheld did battle several software droughts right around its launch, it's accrued a rather large library over the past year or so, and is more affordable than ever to...

  • News PS4 Outpaces Xbox One in UK Retail Traffic Stats

    Running away with the lead

    At this point, Sony’s next generation system is stomping the Xbox One for fun. Not content with outselling Microsoft’s machine in the November NPDs, the PlayStation 4 has also come out on top in a British retail website study. According to SimilarWeb.com, the Japanese giant’s latest device commanded a much greater...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Ghosts Spooks the Summit

    Tearaway trots back into sight

    We’re confident that we could fabricate the contents of our weekly UK sales charts posts at this point, and no one would even bat an eyelid. Once again, last week’s top titles included Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, and Battlefield 4. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was arguably the biggest surprise

  • News November NPD: PS4 Draws First Blood in North American Console War

    Turning the tables

    Sony has staged an assault on Microsoft's home territory, and topped the NPD charts with the PlayStation 4. According to the platform holder — which doesn't ordinarily engage in the monthly sales merry-go-round — its next generation console was the best-selling system in North America in November, moving one million units in...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS Vita TV's Audience Shrinks Again

    Gran Turismo 6 takes pole position

    Sony may be considering ways in which it can broadcast PS Vita TV overseas, but we reckon those plans may be shelved soon if the diminutive device doesn’t pick up the pace in its home territory. After a miserable first month on the market, the micro-console has now slumped to just 3,772 sales in Japan according...

  • News Pachter: November PS4 Sales Are 66 Per Cent Greater Than Xbox One

    Sony takes an early lead in North America

    North America has proven a bit of a stronghold for Microsoft over the years. Back in September, Sony put an end to the Xbox 360’s incredible 32 month winning streak in the region – only to fall back behind in October. However, despite reports to the contrary coming out of Black Friday, it appears that...

  • UK Sales Charts Gran Turismo 6 Falls Short of the Pace on PS3

    Lapped by its predecessor

    There was plenty of pent-up desire for Gran Turismo 5 when it eventually parked on store shelves all the way back in 2010, so it’s not especially surprising that its successor Gran Turismo 6 has debuted with sales less than its older sibling. However, we weren’t expecting such a sizeable drop. Chart-Track reports that...

  • Rumour PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle Against Xbox One

    One console to rule them all

    There’s been nothing but good news surrounding the PlayStation 4 of late, but Microsoft may have finally uncovered a chink in the Japanese giant’s armour. According to research firm Infoscout, the Xbox One beat Sony’s new super machine to the top of the Black Friday sales charts last week. The research group...

  • News EA CEO Thinks the PS4 Will Face Some 'Fairly Stiff Competition'

    EAsy does it

    The PlayStation 4 has sold phenomenally well, this much we know – but recently appointed EA CEO Andrew Wilson isn't certain that the console's continued dominance is a sure thing. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2013 Technology Conference, Wilson noted that the living room is flooded with competitors. "Our market is evolving at a...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Scores the Big Haul at Japan's PlayStation Awards

    Everyone else was robbed

    You may not be aware of it, but Sony holds a ceremony in Japan every year to celebrate the best selling PlayStation games of the past twelve months. The event offers industry bigwigs an opportunity to glug some champagne and take home a pretty prize – and it’s the folks at Rockstar Games that nabbed the Platinum...

  • News Sony Thanks the Players for Contributing to 2.1 Million PS4 Sales Worldwide

    Just the start

    It’s been little more than two weeks since the PlayStation 4 first debuted, but the console has already shifted an incredible 2.1 million units. Regular readers will recall the device moving one million units within 24 hours in North America. This impressive figure was followed in the UK, where the system smashed s

  • UK Sales Charts Knack Thumps Super Mario 3D World on the Nose

    Mamma mia

    Japan Studio’s enjoyable (but not outstanding) PlayStation 4 launch title Knack landed a heavy blow on the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World this week, finishing above the Wii U exclusive in the UK sales charts. Mark Cerny’s throwback platformer punched its way into 13th in the multiformat best-sellers list, while the bruised...

  • News How Much Money Did PS4 Make in 48 Hours in the UK?

    It only prints money

    Sony has smashed records in the UK, making the PlayStation 4 the country’s fastest selling console of all time – but how much money did the platform accrue within 48 hours? Industry publication MCV estimates that the system raked in a whopping £87 million ($142 million) during its first two

  • News Wow, the PS4 Is the UK's Fastest Selling Console of All Time

    Like hotcakes

    A recent report from Chart-Track has revealed that the PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling console in UK history. The brand new machine beat out the previous record-holder, Sony's own PlayStation Portable, which sold 185,000 units during its 2005 launch. It seems that a policy of listening to gamer feedback is paying dividends for...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS Vita TV Suffers a Sharp Decline in Viewers

    No storm surrounding Lightning Returns

    Thunder only happens when it’s raining, and it was dry as a bone in Japan last week. The latest Media Create sales report paints a pretty depressing picture of the Eastern games industry, as almost all of the big releases bombed. PS Vita TV was among those disappointments, moving just 7,686 units in its...

November2013

  • News Wow, These PS4 Queues in Berlin Are Absolutely Insane

    Lining up for the launch lineup

    You may have heard people refer to Europe as ‘Sony Land’ in the past, but what does that actually mean? Well, this video of a PlayStation 4 midnight launch event in Berlin should give you a good idea, as it takes one amateur cameraman almost four minutes to sprint from the back of the line to the front. It’s the...

  • News Sony: PS Vita's Not Our Biggest Seller, But It's a Loved Machine

    Organisation optimistic about portable's prospects

    Nearly two years since its original launch, the PlayStation Vita finds itself in a bit of a strange spot. The console has amassed a reasonable selection of must-play games, with Soul Sacrifice, Killzone: Mercenary, and the absolutely exceptional Tearaway among the highlights – but it’s still...

  • News Sony Will Be Shipping More PS4s Down Under Before Christmas

    'Tis the season

    With all of this talk of the European PlayStation 4 launch, it's easy to forget that the shiny new console debuted in Australia overnight as well. And it seems that, as has been the trend worldwide, Sony underestimated the huge demand for the machine. SCE Australia managing director Michael Ephraim was shocked at the numbers that he...

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