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November2013

  • News Sony: We Are Expecting Record Sales for the PS4 in Europe

    Player power

    While those of you in North America merrily fill your faces with Thanksgiving turkey, the majority of Europe is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the PlayStation 4. The next generation console may be old news by now in the Land of the Free, but the platform is poised to deploy in the Old World imminently. And writing on the PlayStation...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 14 Sprints to the Summit

    Back of the net

    Unsurprisingly, this week’s UK sales chart is dominated by a certain non-Sony next generation console. With the Xbox One launching in Britain last Friday, a large chunk of this week’s top titles were sold on the Microsoft manufactured machine. That includes FIFA 14, which shot straight to the top of the league after seeing a...

  • Japanese Sales Charts God Eater 2 Bursts onto the Scene with PS Vita TV

    Tuned in

    You may be forgiven for thinking that the PlayStation 4 was the only new gaming hardware launch last week – but you’d be wrong. While our friends in Japan are forced to wait until February to get their hands on the next generation console, they at least have a new toy to fill the time in the form of the PS Vita TV. The diminutive...

  • News Whoa, One Third of PS4 Games Sold Are Developed by EA

    Slam dunk

    We all know that the PlayStation 4 is selling like hotcakes, but a recent report from Electronic Arts' chief financial officer Blake J. Jorgensen reveals that the AAA publisher hasn't done too badly itself. "We had a great weekend of sales relative to the console that looks like the average consumer tie ratio is about three pieces of...

  • News Blimey, One Million PS4s Were Sold in Just 24 Hours

    Mission accomplished

    A recent tweet from Sony Worldwide Studios president – and official brand mascot – Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 has sold over one million units in its first day on sale in North America. The next-gen – or should we say, current-gen – system now ranks as the fastest selling PlayStation console,...

  • News Tretton: We're Very Confident We're in Great Shape with PS4

    That's the spirit

    Sony has been bullish about a platform launch before – but with the PlayStation 3, that buoyancy felt phoned in. With its impending next generation console, however, there’s a swagger from its executives that seems believable – and Jack Tretton has furthered that in an interview on the eve of the PlayStation 4’s launch,...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Games Are Already Selling Strongly

    Call of Duty: Ghosts gets off to a decent start on the system

    Sony’s next generation console may be right around the corner in North America, but there are still a few weeks before it settles its blue and black chassis on UK stores shelves. That’s not stopping the console’s initial roster of software from performing fairly well, though, as...

  • News PlayStation 4 May Well Be Make or Break for Struggling Sony

    Not playing around

    We recently reported on Sony's less than successful second quarter financial results – a respectable ¥3.5 billion ($35 million) profit in the first quarter was followed by a dismal net loss of ¥19.3 billion ($197 million) in the second. The poor performance was attributed to a sluggish turn by the organisation's movie...

  • News Current Sales of Assassin's Creed IV and Battlefield 4 Are Dead in the Water

    Next-gen may not be to blame

    It should come as no surprise that the current-gen versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 are not selling as well as previous entries. After all, who wants to buy a game on an ageing console when they can wait a few weeks for the superior next-gen version? But a recent report from MCV reveals that...

  • News PlayStation 3 Smashes 80 Million Worldwide Sales

    Like hotcakes

    Sony has announced in a press release today that, as of November 2nd, the PlayStation 3 has reached a total of over 80 million combined worldwide sales. That's right, our beloved black box has finally caught up to its competitor; the Xbox 360 reached this momentous milestone last month. Not content to rest on its 80 million laurels,...

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gets the Wind in Its Sails

    Battlefield 4 anchored in second

    The excellent Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag outpaced Battlefield 4 to take this week’s UK sales charts crown, despite both titles being bitten by the next generation bug. Neither release managed to sell as many copies as their predecessors, with many consumers no doubt waiting for the PlayStation 4 versions of...

  • News Sony: PS4 Demand Surged Following Xbox One's Delay

    Company can't keep up

    Sony is struggling to keep up with demand for its impending next generation console. Despite increasing its internal estimates after an outrageously strong E3 showing earlier in the year, the company conceded that it may not be able provide everyone with a system this Christmas – and

  • News Sony: PS4 Pre-Orders Are Much Higher Than Any Prior Platform

    Cross your fingers

    Sony may have lowered its annual profits forecast, but its confidence in its latest console remains sky high. The company reiterated in its second quarter report earlier today that it expects to shift 15 million PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 systems by the end of the fiscal year in March 2014, a statement which reinforces...

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  • Rumour If You Don't Pre-Order Your PS4 Soon, You May Miss Out

    Sony to introduce deadline in the UK

    Sony is set to introduce a pre-order deadline for the PlayStation 4 in the UK, according to retail sources speaking with CVG. The site reports that any purchases placed beyond 5th August may not secure you a system at launch. If accurate, it means that you’ve got less than a week to put a deposit down on your...

  • News Killzone: Shadow Fall Pre-Orders Strong, Knack Stomping Beyond: Two Souls

    PlayStation 4 exclusives performing well post E3

    Killzone: Shadow Fall is the most pre-ordered PlayStation 4 exclusive, according to retail research by analysts Cowen and Co. The firm – which compiles data based on NPD sales statistics and Amazon.com bestseller information – found Guerrilla Games’ first-person shooter to be the fifth most...

  • UK Sales Charts Minecraft Chucks a Brick at The Last of Us

    Stairway to seven smashed

    After an impressive six weeks at the top of the charts, The Last of Us has finally been stopped in its tracks by, er, Minecraft. The boxed version of Mojang’s indie hit did its best Clicker impression, and shuffled straight to the summit of the best-sellers list. New release

  • News Quick, the PS4 Is Back in Stock at Amazon.com

    What are you waiting for?

    PlayStation 4 pre-order slots have become rarer than a smile from Kristen Stewart in recent weeks. As such, it’s with hurried excitement that we must inform you that there are launch day bundles back in stock at Amazon.com. Right now, you can snatch a system alongside Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack,

  • UK Sales Charts The Last of Us Shuffles to a Sixth Week at the Summit

    Still life in Naughty Dog's adventure

    The Last of Us has fought off a calculated attack from Dynasty Warriors 8, leaving it standing at the top of the UK sales charts for a sixth consecutive week. The previous titles to achieve this feat were Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and

  • News Someone Purchased a PS4 Pre-Order for Over $850

    And so it begins

    While pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 are still readily available from most retailers, GameStop recently sounded an availability alarm by shutting down sales for the next generation system – despite Sony telling the North American giant to open the floodgates earlier in the year. Now it seems that we could be heading towards a...

  • News Sony to Improve PlayStation Vita Sales with Hardware Initiatives

    The only way is up

    While the PlayStation Vita may still be struggling to make a commercial impact in many regions across the globe, the system is really maturing into an extremely attractive device. Removed from the software drought that plagued the platform at launch, there’s now plenty to play on the handheld, including some stellar indie...

  • News June NPD: The Last of Us Conquers Charts, Sneaks Up on God of War III's Record

    Ellie of a performance

    Naughty Dog has well and truly hammered a nail in the coffin of comments suggesting that new franchises struggle at the end of a generation. First-party favourite The Last of Us topped the North American sales charts for June, securing the third largest launch in the month since NPD started tracking data in 1995. The...

  • News Ubisoft: PS4 Pre-Orders Double Those of PS3 Prior to Launch

    Money, money, money

    While analysts obsess over the health of the dedicated video game market in a post-smartphone climate, it seems unlikely that Sony or Microsoft will be losing any sleep. According to Ubisoft overlord Yves Guillemot, pre-orders for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are roughly “two times” the level of their predecessors at...

  • News PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

    The Last of Us fronts positive period for Sony's system

    While the PlayStation 3 is generally the platform of choice in Europe, it’s forced to sit behind the Xbox 360 in the UK. A strong marketing presence from Microsoft means that, while still popular, Sony’s system is regularly treated as second-best in the region. Despite this, though, the...

  • News The Last of Us Limping Towards Black Ops II Record in the UK

    Sweet six

    Assuming that The Last of Us can survive another week at the top of the UK sales charts, it will match a record held by Call of Duty: Black Ops II and FIFA 12. Both of the aforementioned titles managed to sit at the summit for a whopping six consecutive weeks. Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed opus is now at five weeks, with

  • UK Sales Charts The Last of Us Survives a Fifth Week at the Top

    Nothing's gonna stop us now

    This is fairly unprecedented for a PlayStation 3 exclusive: The Last of Us has managed a fifth week at the top of the UK sales charts. Granted, there’s very little software deploying at the moment, but that’s still a seriously impressive feat for Naughty Dog’s survival horror excursion. There’s a chance that it...

  • News Ubisoft Investing Heavily in Open World, Far Cry 4 Details Coming Soon

    Vaas the way we like it

    The surprise success of Far Cry 3 has prompted Ubisoft to commit to a successor. Speaking with GameSpot last week, senior vice president of marketing and sales Tony Key admitted that the French publisher is “clearly going to make another one”, and that the company will have “more on that soon”. “We’re totally...

  • News The Last of Us Trots Past 3.4 Million Sales Globally

    Look out for a sequel, then

    Who says that you can’t launch new properties at the end of a generation? Sony has revealed that The Last of Us has sneaked past 3.4 million sales after just three weeks on the market. The figure comprises worldwide Blu-ray disc sell-in numbers and digital downloads. The press release adds that the title has...

  • UK Sales Charts The Last of Us Lives at the Summit

    Can't stop clicking

    It looks like it’s going to take something bigger than a Bloater to knock The Last of Us off its perch atop the UK sales charts. The title has retained its place at the best-sellers summit for a fourth consecutive week, proving that new properties can succeed at the end of a generation. It’s the first chart-topper of the...

  • News PS4 Pre-Orders Ceased at GameStop, Sony Shuts the Floodgates

    Were you quick enough?

    Having informed North American retailer GameStop to open the floodgates on PlayStation 4 pre-orders earlier in the year, Sony has now slammed shut sales of its next generation console. The giant’s website lists the vanilla ed

  • News Sony: PS4 Is Ahead, But We're Playing the Long Game

    Platform holder staying sharp

    Few would argue that the PlayStation 4 is enjoying an incredible build up to launch. The platform hasn’t really put a foot out of place since its announcement in February, and the mounting excitement surrounding the system is being reflected by positive pre-order numbers. Those figures, according to SCEUK boss Fergal...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

    System shoots up the hardware charts

    PlayStation Vita sales have been steady if unspectacular in Japan since the system’s surprise price drop earlier in the year, but the release of Monster Hunter-esque action game Toukiden really gave the console a jolt of energy in the region this week. Hardware sales more than doubled, resulting in an...

  • News Tretton: PlayStation Vita's Got a Dedicated Fanbase, It's Just Not Big Enough

    Growing pains

    While it’s now host to a pretty strong selection of games, the PlayStation Vita is still struggling to garner the commercial success that it probably deserves. Hardware numbers are catastrophically low, and it’s failing to secure big third-party brands as a result. Despite this, SCEA president Jack Tretton believes that there’s...

  • UK Sales Charts The Last of Us Keeps Clicking at the Summit

    The sky has turned grey

    While we appreciate that we’re in the midst of the slow summer season, it’s pretty unprecedented for a PlayStation 3 exclusive to cling onto the UK sales charts top spot for longer than a week. But despite a slew of bad press over the past few days, The Last of Us has managed to do just that, holding onto its place atop...

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