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December2013

  • News PlayStation 4 Stock on Its Way to Argos in the UK Soon

    Keep your eyes peeled

    Following up on the tantalising news that PS4 stock has been trickling into GAME stores today, we reached out to Argos to see what its stock situation looks like. If you're desperately trying to source a console this side of Christmas, it certainly looks like it's worth keeping your eyes on Argos to see when its next...

  • News Killzone: Shadow Fall PS4 Mega Bundle In Stock at Amazon UK on 11th December

    Helgasp

    You may yet be spending the holidays with the Helghast after all, as Amazon.co.uk has revealed that it will have fresh PlayStation 4 Mega Bundle stock available on 11th December. The cost-effective Gamer Pack – which includes a 500GB console, a copy of Killzone: Shadow Fall, two DualShock 4 controllers, and a PlayStation Camera – will...

  • News Phase 3 PS4 Stock Seeping into UK GAME Stores Now

    Add to basket

    Are you still struggling to find a PlayStation 4? New stock is arriving around the UK as we type – but you’re going to need to be speedy if you hope to secure one of the sought after systems. GAME outlets throughout the country are reporting that they’ve received Phase 3 stock of the next generation platform today, and while...

  • News PS4 Christmas Bundles In Stock at Zavvi in the UK

    Available for a pretty penny

    Are you hoping to get a PlayStation 4 before Christmas? The consoles are becoming scarcer than fairy dust, but UK retailer Zavvi has the system in stock right now – assuming that you’re willing to pay a premium for the privilege of spending your holidays with the Helghast. Available for the paltry sum of

  • News 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...

November2013

  • News Why Are Digital PS4 Games So Expensive in the UK?

    Price barrier

    Sony may have done right by consumers with regards to physical media on the PlayStation 4, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a priority on the next generation system. A quick glance at the hardware’s chassis may mean that you overlook the disc slot, while the device’s power and eject buttons are even harder to find. Figure out...

  • Weirdness The Sun's Page 3 Swapped Out for a Sexier Image

    Real hardware

    Looks like British glamour model Rosie Jones has been given the day off, as Sony has taken charge of The Sun’s famous Page 3 column. For those out of the tabloid loop, the UK rag ordinarily publishes pictures of scantily clad ladies on the inside page, but it’s swapped out the images for something a little sexier today – a shot...

  • Live Watch the European PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

    Live from London

    Time zones mean that the PlayStation 4 has already launched in parts of Europe, but there’s still a little while to go before the console officially deploys in the UK. In order to keep abreast of the action, PlayStation Access is running a stream live from Covent Garden in London, where frozen fans are being polled about their...

  • News Not Got a Pre-Order? Here's Where You Can Buy a PS4 in the UK

    Cutting it fine

    You really should have pre-ordered a PlayStation 4 a long time ago if you wanted to get one in time for launch, but there is still hope at some stores around the UK. To be in with a chance of nabbing a wild console, you’re probably going to need to consider queuing up soon as we’re expecting the system to sell out quick. Still,

  • News Plenty More on the Horizon for PS4, System to Avoid Drought

    The Devil makes work for idle thumbs

    Sony may have been criticised for the PlayStation 4’s light launch lineup, but Fergal Gara isn’t concerned about the future at all. The executive, who fronts the British arm of the Japanese giant’s gaming business, has been chatting ahead of tonight’s European release – and says that there are some...

  • 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...

  • News Europeans Can Now Pick Up a PS4 and Vita Bundle for Under £500

    Who needs Black Friday?

    If you're heading out to wait for greatness in a PlayStation 4 midnight launch queue tonight, you may want to consider bringing a bit of extra cash. Well, if you don't already own a PlayStation Vita, that is. A recent report from Eurogamer.net has revealed that select retailers around the UK will be offering PS4 and Vita...

  • News Sony to Reduce Digital PS4 Prices Prior to EU Launch

    Pound stretcher

    The dream of an all-digital future looked dead in the water over the weekend, when the launch of the PlayStation 4’s store in the UK revealed that you could be paying up to £62.99 ($102.63) for a single title. EA decreased the cost of its games by £3.00 ($4.89) yesterday, making its releases slightly more affordable but still...

  • News PS4 UK Digital Prices Slashed Ever So Slightly by EA

    Still extortionate, though

    EA Games’ generosity knows no bounds. Following a backlash over the weekend regarding the eye-watering price points attached to the digital versions of its PlayStation 4 launch titles, the mega publisher has reduced the cost of its catalogue of next generation blockbusters by £3.00 ($4.85) apiece. Now purchasing the...

  • News Not Pre-Ordered a PS4? There'll Be Consoles Available in the UK at Launch

    Panic on the streets of London

    Don’t worry if you haven’t pre-ordered a PlayStation 4 in the UK, as you still stand a chance of securing a system on launch day. Sony has revealed that it will have spare stock available to purchase at its release party in London this week, and if you’re willing to wait out in the freezing British weather...

  • News 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...

  • News PS4 Ad Campaign Set to Air on Channel 4 in the Lead Up to UK Launch

    Fusion of fours

    If you happen to spot a clip of Killzone: Shadow Fall while watching Hollyoaks next week know that it’s part of a massive promotional campaign Sony’s running on Channel 4 in the build up to the PlayStation 4’s UK launch. The Drum reports that the platform holder has teamed up with the broadcaster to create a sequence of short...

  • News PS4's UK Digital Prices Will Stretch Your Wallet Pretty Wide

    Shop around

    The price of PlayStation 4 titles in the UK is a topic that hasn’t really been touched on a whole lot in the lead up to launch. We’ve avoided the subject largely because we expected things to settle down shortly before release, but it looks like that’s not going to be the case, and we’re going to be charged a hefty premium at...

  • News Discover the Best Way to Play with PS4 and Vita Ultimate Bundle

    Forever friends

    It’s been rumoured for an eternity, but MCV reports that an ‘Ultimate Bundle’ collating the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita is set to hit UK store shelves this year. According to the site, the platform holder has decided to lump the two systems together ahead of Christmas, allowing flush consumers to key into the entire...

  • Weirdness Prince William Wants a PS4, Fears Kate Middleton's Reaction

    Sony recruits a royal fan

    What do you buy a member of the Royal Family for Christmas? Well, in the case of Prince William, he’s quite keen on a PlayStation 4 – even if he is a little worried that wife Kate Middleton may not take too kindly to the addictive addition to the family. The modern monarch revealed the tidbit as part of an appearance...

  • Weirdness Sony Rebrands London Landmark with PS4 Symbols

    London's playing

    South Bank’s famous OXO Tower has received a bit of a rebrand ahead of the PlayStation 4’s launch in the UK later this month. The London landmark, which already wears Circle and Cross symbols similar to PlayStation’s famous face buttons, has been kitted out with Square and Triangle icons to create a monumental gaming display...

  • News 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 Don't Worry, Your PS4 Mega Bundle Is Not Delayed in the UK

    It may be elsewhere, though

    Escalating reports suggest that Sony’s generous PlayStation 4 Mega Bundle may be delayed in some parts of Europe – but a spokesperson for the company’s UK branch has informed us that there are no issues in Britain. For those out of the loop, the gigantic launch day package includes a 500GB console, a copy of...

  • News 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...

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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 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 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 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

  • News 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 Sony Drops Data Loss Appeal, Will Have to Pay £250k Fine

    Chunk of change

    Remember when the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK fined Sony a whopping £250,000 for the PlayStation Network hack in 2011? At the time, the platform holder said that it planned to fight the charges – but it’s since dropped the case, meaning that the firm will be forced to cough up the extortionate sum. "After...

  • News You May Need to Open Your Wallet Wider for EA's PS4 Games

    Prices could be going up

    We’re very much still in the PlayStation 4’s honeymoon period. Typically, the bubble would have burst by now – but Sony is doing a fantastic job of ensuring that the public perception surrounding its next generation console remains predominantly positive. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t bad news around...

  • News 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 Lovefilm Breaks UK Gamers' Hearts from 8th August

    Rental giant cans video games

    Despite its name, Lovefilm is actually the best (and biggest) video game rental service in the UK. At least it was: the Amazon-owned giant has confirmed that it will cease distributing software to existing customers on 8th August. Yesterday, it revealed that it had axed game rentals for new members, prompting many to...

  • News 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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  • News UK Sales Charts: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Stumbles into Third

    God of War: Ascension slips

    Terminal Reality’s poorly received The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct has brought more pain and misery for Lara Croft in this week’s UK sales charts, as the first-person shooter has lurched into third position, one spot behind Crystal Dynamics’ brilliant Tomb Raider reboot. Can that girl ever catch a break? Xbox...

  • News God of War: Ascension's Sales Murdered By Previous Entry

    Prequel handily outsold by God of War III in the UK

    God of War: Ascension failed to come within striking distance of the sales tally of its predecessor God of War III in the UK. Chart-Track reports that the first week sales of Sony Santa Monica’s recently released prequel were less than half those of its predecessor, which launched all the way...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Tomb Raider Staves Off God of War: Ascension

    Baying for blood

    If poor Lara Croft thought that she was in a dire situation before, now she’s got a bloodthirsty Kratos breathing down her neck. Crystal Dynamics’ top-notch Tomb Raider reboot has held onto its place atop the UK sales charts for a second week, fending off the familiar but fantastic God of War: Ascension, which finished in...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Tomb Raider Reboot Smashes Retail Records

    Plunders plenty of wallets

    It may only be March, but Tomb Raider is currently the game to beat. Crystal Dynamics’ well-received reboot safely secured the biggest launch of the year so far, outselling 2013's previous best, the awful Aliens: Colonial Marines, by more than double. It’s worth remembering, however, that the title released on a...

  • News Sony: PlayStation Vita Sales 'Absolutely Exploded' Over Christmas

    Plenty more content in the pipeline, too

    It sounds like the PlayStation Vita is finally on the ascension. In a recent interview with industry publication MCV, Sony Computer Entertainment UK’s managing director Fergal Gara has hinted that the system’s sales “absolutely exploded” during the holiday season – even though it had to endure a...

  • News Retailer: PlayStation 4 Will Revive the UK's Flagging Market

    Pre-orders for the next generation platform performing extremely well

    UK retailer GAME believes that the impending PlayStation 4 will successfully resurrect the nation’s troubled video game market. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, category director Charlotte Knight explained that pre-orders for the platform are “performing very well” at the...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Crysis 3 Remains Cloaked at Summit

    Lara Croft may have something to say about that next week

    None could pass Crysis 3 in this week’s UK sales charts. Despite dwindling sales, the PlayStation 3 first-person shooter held onto its place at the top of the best sellers list for a second week, sitting pretty in its Nanosuit getup. We suppose that developer Crytek should take a bow, etc...

February2013

  • News UK Sales Charts: Crysis 3 Cloaks Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Persona 4 Golden shines in 32nd

    Crysis 3 eluded Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in this week’s UK sales charts, slipping past the Konami spin-off in order to steal the top spot from right under its nose. A meagre 5,500 units separated the two new releases, though it’s perhaps worth noting that Crytek’s first-person sequel was also available...

  • News Sony: PlayStation 4 Will Release in at Least One Region in 2013

    Still unsure

    Sony’s ambiguous ‘Holiday 2013’ release window remains the only launch information we have for the recently announced PlayStation 4 – and judging by a number of interviews with the platform holder, it sounds like that isn’t even concrete. Asked whether the console would hit the UK this year, SCEUK managing director Fergal...

  • Out Today Persona 4 Golden Brightens Up UK Retail

    Can't stop that shine

    Amidst the excitement of the PlayStation 4, you could be forgiven for forgetting about the release of Persona 4 Golden in the UK. The critically acclaimed PlayStation Vita JRPG has taken its sweet time making the journey across the Atlantic, but it’s finally available in stores today. A downloadable copy also deployed...

  • News You Can Pre-Order a PlayStation 4 Right Now If You Want To

    Why wait?

    UK retailer GAME is already accepting pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4 – despite the manufacturer not even showing the hardware yet. If you waddle your way over to the specialist retailer’s online storefront, you’ll be able to part with the £20 required to purchase a deposit for the currently price-less machine. Sony announced...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Dead Space 3 Unsettles Ni No Kuni

    Wrath of the Necromorphs

    Despite its controversial inclusion of microtransactions, Dead Space 3 has snuck to the summit of this week’s UK sales charts, giving previous frontrunner Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch an awful scare along the way. The spooked Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration dropped all the way down into sixth, though...

  • News Gift Yourself This Gorgeous God of War: Ascension Controller

    Worth sacrificing a kidney over

    Sony has confirmed that you will be able to purchase this gorgeous golden God of War: Ascension controller as a standalone goodie in the UK. The delicious DualShock 3 was revealed as part of the prequel’s British bundle yesterday, but it wasn't clear if it would be available separately. However, the company has...

  • News Kratos Will Kill a Kitten If You Ignore This God of War Bundle

    Think about it

    Wannabe deities will be able to augment their shrines with a limited edition God of War: Ascension hardware bundle this March. The package – currently only announced for British-based worshippers – includes a 500GB Classic White PlayStation 3, a copy of the game, and a limited edition DualShock 3. The controller sports the same...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Ni No Kuni Summons a Spot at the Top

    Magic master

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has ventured to the top of the UK sales charts, conjuring itself into first position for the week. The striking Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration wrapped its wand around the back of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s head, pushing the popular first-person shooter into third position. Last week’s...

January2013

  • News UK Sales Charts: DmC Pounded into Fourth by Black Ops 2

    Sinking feeling

    After dominating last week, DmC: Devil May Cry’s halo has slipped down into fourth position in the UK sales charts. The title was toppled by former frontrunner Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which shot straight back to the summit. Familiar favourites FIFA 13 and Far Cry 3 occupied second and third respectively. Elsewhere,

  • News PlayStation 3 Super Slim Flashes Red and Blue in UK

    Just like the police (minus Sting)

    Those recently announced ‘Garnet Red’ and ‘Azurite Blue’ PlayStation 3 Super Slim consoles are set to light up UK store shelves on 15th February, platform holder Sony has announced. The systems will be available as part of a temporary run, and will come bundled with two matching DualShock 3 controllers...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Devil May Cry Ascends to the Heavens

    God of war

    Dante’s new haircut didn’t prove a hindrance on DmC: Devil May Cry’s ability to conquer the UK sales charts, as the controversial (but excellent) demon slayer shot straight to the summit of the region’s best sellers list, knocking FIFA 13 off the championship spot. Perhaps potential buyers were swayed by the patriotic Union Jack...

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 13 Clings on Through Stoppage Time

    Closes out the three points

    FIFA 13 battled through another set of challenging fixtures to hold onto the summit of the UK sales charts for a sixth time this week. The soccer sim locked Ubisoft’s excellent tropical shooter Far Cry 3 in second, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 settled for third. Hitman: Absolution and

  • News Gran Turismo 5 Lands Its Own Reality TV Series in the UK

    Launching in February on ITV4

    Forget about Dancing on Ice, Britain’s Got Talent, and the X-Factor – there’s a new ITV reality show in town. Sony has announced that it’s teaming up with the UK broadcaster to air a six episode television series based on its GT Academy competition. The programme will depict the plight of six Gran Turismo 5...

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