ICO is widely considered to be one of the best video games of all time
Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 2 classic is a banner release, set to get a PS3 make-over next month. So of course, such an important release requires a novel. ICO: The Castle Of Mist is due out on August 13th via Viz Media. "A boy with horns, marked for death. A girl who sleeps in a cage of iron. The Castle in the Mist has..
It's the summer -- the time of the year when you can pretty much guarantee a success just by putting out a game
The drought is really starting to hit hard, so it's no surprise to see Ubisoft and Techland's distinctly average Call Of Juarez: The Cartel debut in second on this week's UK sales charts. Honestly, as far as summer games go — The Cartel is a fine pick. The game might not be gunning for..
At this point we're questioning whether Zumba Fitness is a good product or not
Five weeks at the top of the UK sales charts must count for something, right? Apparently not — our friends at MoveModo awarded the game a 3/10 earlier in the year. Urgh. Let's just move on already. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon managed to climb into the second-spot on the back of the movie. Harry Potter and the..
Turns out Patrick Seybold was very crafty with his wording of inFamous 2's sales success
While Sucker Punch's super-hero adventure might have been the top selling single SKU in June, it did not manage to outsell its multiplatform rivals L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever. But that's ok, we'll forgive it that. Finishing up in third on the...
Zumba Fitness is still top of the UK sales charts this week, beating out Codemasters' DiRT 3 and Activision's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon to take the top spot again. The top ten was familiar territory this month, with Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4 both taking up slots in the aftermath of Wimbledon, and favourites such as L.A. Noire, Brink...
The UK sales charts are a depressing sight this week
Even though we're a PlayStation website, we can acknowledge the misery of 505 Games' long-in-the-tooth Zumba Fitness outselling Nintendo's newly released Ocarina Of Time remake. Sick. It wasn't a good week in general for gamer's games, with Ubisoft's Child Of Eden failing to break the top twenty-five either. Maybe if Q would have put the game out..
A. Noire</a> managed to top the sales charts in North America last month, despite video game spending being down 13% year-over-year. New entries Brink and LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean rounded out the top-three. Unfortunately revenue for the industry as a whole dropped from $829.4 million to $718.8 million, though hardware was only down by 5%. Sony's PlayStation 3 managed to sell a..
Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L
A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in...
A. Noire</a> has held onto its spot aloft the UK sales charts, in a week where very little has changed in the top ten. LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean and DiRT 3 swapped places from last week, finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, it's your usual selection of casual and pseudo-casual experiences. Knock yourself out. L.A. Noire...
A. Noire</a> has held onto the UK sales charts top spot for a second week running, beating off Codemasters' semi-sim DiRT 3 which finished up in a respectable second. LEGO Pirates Of the Caribbean, Zumba Fitness and Brink all held onto their high positions to round out the top five, with familiar faces such as Crysis 2 and Call Of Duty:...
Some positive PlayStation news at last
Perhaps slightly soured by the PlayStation Network situation, but not to be sniffed at in the slightest. Sony has recorded a whopping ¥35 billion profit for the PlayStation division through its March 2010 fiscal year (ending March 31st, 2011). Operating profit was at ¥35.6 billion (£266.9 million/$435.3...
"The boy was smiling," reads an excerpt from the English translation of the upcoming ICO novel, Castle In The Mist
"Whatever happened to the people in this city had happened so quickly, he hadnt even had time to realize that he was about to die." The book's due out on August 16th, presumably to drum up anticipation for the upcoming Team ICO Collection and The Last Guardian. There's a..
Zumba Fitness is top of the UK sales charts this week
The PlayStation Move-enabled fitness title has dethroned genuine game of the year contender, Portal 2. Video games, sigh. Mortal Kombat finished up in third, while Call Of Duty: Black Ops lingered in fourth. Elsewhere, Operation Flashpoint: Red River was joined by a bunch of ever-green titles, such as FIFA 11, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars..
Last week was big for new releases, with Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4 (or Special Forces depending on your region) and Operation Flashpoint: Red River all launching ahead of the Easter weekend
As suspected, Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat had the strongest showing, both finishing up first and second respectively. That's a well deserved result for both titles, as they're both excellent. If you..
Instead of talking about this week's UK sales charts -- there's nothing to say, Zumba Fitness is still top -- let's hypothesise on next week's results
It's a big release week, buoyed by the addition of a Good Friday — giving games an additional day to sell. The big releases include: Portal 2, Mortal Kombat and SOCOM 4. We suspect SOCOM's going to struggle to chart, though sales should be solid..
Zumba Fitness has toppled Crysis 2 to sit atop the British sales charts
We don't have a clue what Zumba Fitness is, but we do know a PS3 version is due within the next couple of weeks. We assume the game's going to be lingering around the sales charts for some time. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 saw a push up to fourth on the back of the Masters tournament, while Dynasty Warriors 7 scraped a place in the..
After toppling Nintendo's new handheld recently, the PSP has maintained its lead over the 3DS in Japan, shifting about 15,000 more consoles in the region last week
The PSP managed to muster up a whopping 58,075 sales, while the 3DS settled for around 42k. The PS3 maintained its lead over the Nintendo Wii too, mustering up sales of around 27k units, while the PS2 fought off the XBOX 360 in last..
We imagine there are plenty of chuffed faces around EA UK this morning -- no less than four of the publisher's games occupy the top ten this week
Crysis 2 is still at the number one spot, with new release Shift 2: Unleashed a few spots behind in fourth. Elsewhere for EA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 took the sixth spot, while FIFA 11 continues to do gangbusters in eighth. Presumably the biggest story..
It's been a while since Sony was the dominant force in the video game industry, but numbers coming out of Japan show that the platform holder is back on top in its home region as of 2010
The fiscal year — which ended, like, overnight — has concluded with PlayStation 3 on top of the Wii, and the PSP on top of the DS. Enterbrain notes that this is the first time both Sony platforms have come out..
It's been a while, friends
There's been a lot of great games, some huge announcements (good grief, the NGP!) and a lot of familiar sentiments around the online gaming community since I left you. One thing that's really been yanking on my metaphorical chain is the idea that all game franchises should be multiplatform. For me system exclusives are...
As expected, THQ's heavily marketed first-person shooter has shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week
The game is THQ's first number one since UFC Undisputed 2009 released a couple of years ago. According to Eurogamer, it's also the biggest new release of the year so far. Staggering stuff. We quite liked it. You can find out more through here. The rest of the UK sales chart is..
Bioware's fantasy RPG, Dragon Age II, has topped the UK sales charts this week, beating out last week's winner, Pokemon
Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were: EA's Fight Night Champion is still lingering in the top three, while Bulletstorm, Killzone 3 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops maintain their place in the top ten. Hit the jump for the full run-down. Dragon Age II (BioWare, EA) Pokemon White..
Not much to say from a PlayStation perspective on this week's UK multiplatform software sales charts
It's another commanding week for Nintendo's mini-monsters RPG franchise, as Pokemon Black and White occupied the chart's top two spots. EA's Fight Night Champion debuted in third, while balls-to-the-wall FPS Bulletstorm leap-frogged Sony's Killzone 3 which dropped from first to fifth place this..
Both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm had strong first week showings according to the UK sales charts, propping up the first and second positions respectively
We had a lot of love for both games in our reviews, which can be found here and here for your convenience. Call Of Duty: Black Ops rounded out a triple-header of first-person shooters, with FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 left making up the top five. The..
.. And last generation's leading console continues to see strong sales. Sony's just announced that they've now shipped 150 million PlayStation 2 consoles worldwide, with no signs of the platform slowing down. The console has now exceeded its ten-year lifespan, with Sony anticipating continued demand for the platform in Eastern Europe, South America, South East Asia and the Middle East..
There's a lot of movers and shakers in this week's UK sales charts, but nothing really of notable discussion
Dead Space 2's continued its reign aloft the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week, beating out the usual convoy of FIFA 11, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 has kept its head in the top ten, finishing up in fifth position..
Look, fanboys hat off, we've all known that unless Microsoft's Kinect was a global cultural phenomenon, PlayStation 3 was always going to overtake the XBOX 360 in worldwide sales at one point
While Kinect's success is constantly being rammed down our throats by the American press, we're just not seeing the same story in Britain. Has Kinect flopped? Absolutely not. It's doing fine. But there's no..
Unsurprisingly Dead Space 2 has topped the UK sales charts this week, destroying the numbers of its predecessor by a good 70 percent
And people wonder why publishers release sequels rather than new IP. Speaking of which, Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 continued its dally with the top of the charts, finishing this week in a respectable second position (and top of the PlayStation 3-only charts)..
Let's all pause for a quick cheer: hoo-ray
Chart-Track's just revealed that LittleBigPlanet 2's rightfully topped the British software sales charts, knocking Call Of Duty: Black Ops from its perch. Big congratulations to the guys over at Media Molecule. It's a stunning game and it deserves every success. LittleBigPlanet 2 was only one half of a big week for PlayStation 3 though. Bioware's..
Someone get hold of Batman and tell him to fake a smile: DC Universe Online's broken the UK's top ten software sales
The game, which released on PC and PlayStation 3, has been slowly gathering attention since the beta. You can read our initial thoughts on the game through here. We think it's pretty good so far. Elsewhere the charts are pretty much as you were. Call Of Duty: Black Ops is on top,..
A report in the China Daily suggests that Sony Computer Entertainment is to expand into the Asian mainland: China
The article notes that Sony recently signed a letter of intent detailing plans to implement training and R&D facilities in the Guangzhou province. It'll be Sony's first investment into the mainland. In addition to localisation, Sony plans to develop games in the region. Like the..
FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 are still the UK's favourite games
Probably because no games have released since before Christmas. All that changes this week though: new video games actually release. It's going to be interesting to see where DC Universe Online ends up charting — we feel like the game's beta has pumped some real positive feedback around the title, but we'll still be surprised if it..
The people of Britain like Call Of Duty: Black Ops
How do we know? It's back at the top of the UK sales charts. Again. Y'know what else British people like? Football. Not the kind that's played with eggs, the kind that's played with balls. Football. Yup, FIFA 11's right at the top of the UK sales charts too. In fact, you know what, these charts never really change. Sure there's the appearance of..
Last week's leader, Gran Turismo 5, is back down to the number four slot this week in the UK weekly sales charts
Call Of Duty: Black Ops reclaimed its place at the top of the charts, with FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood all sitting above Sony's racer. Ubisoft's Nintendo Wii dance games claimed two of the top ten spots, with a bunch of other Wii titles joining Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit..
This is so rad we're surprised it hasn't happened already
Sony's launched a new 22" Bravia TV which includes a built-in PlayStation 2 — all for the paltry sum of £199. The HD-ready television includes support for YouTube, Lovefilm and the BBC iPlayer. Obviously with a PlayStation 2 built-in to the set, it also includes an on-board DVD player. It even comes with a DualShock 2. Alongside the..
It was going to take a monstrous game to overcome Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 is that game
Sony's exclusive has netted the top-spot on this week's all-format charts, pushing Treyarch's Call Of Duty title into the second-place spot. Polyphony Digital's racing sim enjoyed the sixth biggest launch ever on PlayStation 3, with sales 6% higher than GT4's launch week..
The PlayStation 2 is ten years old in Europe today, and Sony's former head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, believes the platform holder will have a tough time matching PS2's record-breaking sales with the PlayStation 3
Speaking with Eurogamer, the Sony legend revealed that the "dynamics" are "slightly different" as the business is now a more competitive market. I hope PS3..
Where were you ten years ago today? If you're a European, you were probably unwrapping your shiny new PlayStation 2 console
Vu-whup. The system originally launched in Europe on November 24th, 2000. Ten years later it still holds a major store presence in most retailers. Incredible. The PlayStation 2 era was probably most famous for ushering a new generation of Grand Theft Auto, as well as playing..
It's testament to the strength of Call Of Duty that Black Ops suffered an 85% drop in sales last week, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood enjoyed the franchise's biggest launch in the UK -- yet still ended up finishing second in the British sales charts
The excellent Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was also unable to rival Call Of Duty, landing in third. The rest of the chart is by-the-numbers. FIFA..
The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable might be out, but Japanese gamers are still in love with their PS2s
That's according to a CESA survey which polled 1,000 Japanese gamers on the final day of TGS. The survey found that the PS2 is still the most used piece of video game hardware in the country. Sony's ancient system stole 70% of the votes. The system actually dropped from its commanding..
Call Of Duty: Black Ops has topped the UK sales charts selling a whopping 2 million units in its first week. Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 managed to command a 44% share of the sales — surprising given Call Of Duty's strong ties to the XBOX 360 fanbase. The usual suspects of FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 occupied the top three, while a bunch of casual Kinect software fleshed out the top..
The UK charts paint a bizarre picture this week
Apparently Britain still loves football (both Football Manager 2011 and FIFA 11 occupy the chart's top two spots), but it seems there's not quite the same love for 007 at the moment. Activision's Wii-exclusive Goldeneye reboot only managed to reach the thirteen in the charts, while Blood Stone debuted way down in the 18th spot. PlayStation Move..
We're sure it's an absolute coincidence that Sony's decided to run a look-back feature on the PlayStation Eye today
Today being the eve of a competing camera product's launch in North America. Absolute coincidence. Intentional or not, the PlayStation Blog published feature raises a few interesting points about camera technology and the PlayStation Eye itself. Speaking of camera technology, the..
Not much change in the UK sales charts this week
Fable III's topped the charts apparently. Y'know, we're in a little PlayStation bubble here, but we still like to consider ourselves savvy about the industry in general. We had no idea the Fable franchise was a big deal. Conceptually it's actually always appealed, but there are always so many reports about the franchise failing to deliver on its..
That PSP's successor couldn't come sooner according to the picture Sony's financials paint
In their fist-half report, Sony's revealed that PSP sales dropped from 3 million in the second financial quarter of last year to just 1.5 million this year. That's a significant drop in demand. It wasn't all bad for the division which holds the PlayStation...
Furthering the PlayStation 2's tenth Birthday celebrations, a host of legendary game developers have posted about their favourite PS2 title on the PlayStation Blog
The suite of stars include the likes of Sony Santa Monica's Stig Asmussen, Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski and Irrational Games' Ken Levine. We've included the truncated list after the jump, but it's well worth reading the full countdown..
Jack Tretton -- SCEA's top gaffer -- states that the "industry was forver changed by the" PlayStation 2 in a rousing blog designed to celebrate the system's tenth birthday in North America
Tretton cites the system's introduction of the DVD format, internet connectivity and motion technology from the EyeToy as reasons for why the device was so revolutionary. He also notes that the best part of the..
The PlayStation 2 launched exactly 10 years ago in North America today
Sony's still supporting the system with new hardware bundles in the region, which is pretty spectacular when you really think about it. The console's tenth birthday in Europe is just a month away. 1Up's got some fantastic archive footage of the PlayStation 2's American launch. You can grab that through here. Well worth the time..
Seriously, SCEA's just announced a new PlayStation 2 bundle for the US market
The package, which includes a PlayStation 2 Slim and a copy of Toy Story 3: The Video Game, will set you back a puny $99.99. It's due to release on October 31st in the US. Amazing. There's more on the PlayStation Blog. This kind of news is heartwarming in a way. The PS2's ten years old for goodness sake! And that's a..
Medal Of Honor's stormed straight to the top of the UK sales charts, knocking FIFA 11 into the number two spot
Just Dance 2 jumped into the number three spot, with Wii Party and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 rounding out the top five. The full chart's after the jump. We reckon Medal Of Honor will stick around for a good few weeks. Medal of Honor (Danger Close-DICE, EA) FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA) Just..
FIFA 11's jumped straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week, achieving the third biggest video game launch in UK history
The title overthrew its predecessor to take the crown, falling just short of records set by Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV. Unit sales are up 21 percent over the previous title, with revenue up 36 percent...
Someone tell Jake Humphrey not to worry about his job; F1 is still a big deal in the UK
That's apparent as F1 2010 has scooped the number one UK sales spot. Codemasters' racing title beat out competition from both Halo: Reach and Dead Rising 2 — the latter of which debuted in the number three spot. PlayStation Move must-have Sports Champions held strong after plenty of positive buzz from..
Late last night, we were deliberating PlayStation Move sales
We knew we were due a weekly UK sales report from Chart-Track this morning, and we were mulling over what would be a decent showing from the PlayStation Move's first must-have title, Sports Champions. We've always expected Move's launch window to be slow. Unlike Microsoft's Kinect, we anticipate the PlayStation Move will be a slow-burn..
The Tokyo Game Show is in full swing and there are already plenty of talking points
For those of you busy doing real life things - like taking children to school, going to work and engaging in social activities - we've compiled a list of some of the top stories from the show. Here's what you need to know: Valkyria Chronicles III Gets Debut Trailer,...
It's that time of the year when video games hit store shelves and, in all honesty, we're in a bit of a panic
But we're also excited. Particularly this week, because we'll finally be getting our hands on the PlayStation Move. We fell in love with the device when we checked it out earlier in the year; so we're awaiting the device's imminent retail...
For some reason people want to play PlayStation 2 games on their PlayStation 3
Now don't get us wrong, we get the convenience of being able to play all those old games on your PS3; we just don't get why it's such a necessity for some people. At the end of the day, if you need to play PS2 games, they still sell the last Sony console in most shops. Whatever. Gigazine's reporting a potential solution..
If you ask many PlayStation owners what their most anticipated unannounced PlayStation 3 title is, many would state the often talked about repackaging of Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 2 hits: ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus
The games were both monumental releases in the PlayStation 2's life, and remain two of the best games ever created. Seeing them remasted in HD has proved a big demand for PlayStation..
Mafia II's enjoying a third consecutive stint at the top of the UK sales charts
Good for 2K; for all the criticism of Mafia's limited interaction, it's a cinematic game that's certainly worth playing. Even if gangsters make you cringe. Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 was the big climber this week, jumping from 10th straight into 2nd position now it's available on all platforms. Ubisoft's other title, RUSE,..
Ever since I was a young boy, Lance Boyle has haunted my nightmares
The fictional character, played by Christian Erickson, has always been the hook of the car-combat franchise, MegaRace. He's largely the reason I grew up with the franchise — every two-three years the dusty old Panasonic 3DO would come out of the cupboard, and the first port of...
Tech demo shows it existed long before Wii
You've heard the arguments about whether or not PlayStation Move ripped off the Wii; you might even have started one in a moment of boredom. The technology used in Move actually has its roots in the PlayStation 2's EyeToy camera, as a series of technical demos from 2000 onwards show. In the video below from...
We really enjoyed Mafia II; despite its flaws it definitely deserves to be played
So it's nice to see the game light-up the UK sales charts and finish up with the "biggest UK launch" accolade since Red Dead Redemption fourteen weeks ago. Take-Two won't mind, seeing as they published both games. According to Chart-Track, 41 percent of the...
At one point, many moons ago, British developers Criterion Games were working on a Skate Or Die sequel for EA
Crazy, right? According to an article in GamesTM magazine, Criterion were working on the sequel before they started work on Burnout 2. Apparently EA were impressed with the studio's work on the Dreamcast title Trickstyle, and challenged them to resurrect their classic skating franchise..
For years people have pondered the meaning of Sony's brand-defining controller face buttons
The Cross (or X) and Circle buttons are simple enough to decipher — the Circle represents "go" or "ok" (as is its use in Japan) and the Cross represents "no" or "cancel". Comically, Western games have managed to...
Killzone is one of the biggest exclusive franchises in Sony's arsenal
But it hasn't always been. Back in 1999, Guerrilla Games created a concept video for their first meeting with Sony. The video, which Hulst believes showed off the studio's "technical competence" practically has nothing to do with the Killzone we know now; but it marked the first steps towards a franchise which would go..
It's the first release after a month long drought, and it's been heavily marketed; Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days might not be the blockbuster it could have been, but it's certainly been released at the right time. And that's helped the game jump straight to the top of the UK sales charts, pissing all over the competition (Kane & Lynch...
Disney Interactive's Toy Story 3 is still top of the UK sales charts
That's despite a surge of interest in Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, which jumped back into second position from fifth. Elsewhere, there's plenty of life-style toff for the Nintendo platforms (what the heck is Art Academy!?) and the usual first-person shooter suspects in Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The full..
Disney Interactive's surprisingly brilliant Toy Story 3 has topped the British sales charts this week, holding off a surge of interest in Activision's Modern Warfare 2 which finished up second
Elsewhere, dance titles are clearly the "in" thing, as both Just Dance and Dance On Broadway make up two slots in the top ten. Sigh, imagine when Dance Central comes out. TOY STORY 3 CALL OF DUTY:..
Going by the branding on the Sly Cooper Collection's boxart, the "Classics HD" initiative (i
e. taking PS2 games, making them run at a slick frame-rate in upscaled 1080p and adding trophies) is a program Sony's likely to champion over the coming months. It seems like it might not be limited to first-party stuff either. Amazon France has mysteriously listed two PS3-exclusive packages from Ubisoft:..
Sorry, excuse me? No, seriously, hang on a moment; we're still getting our head around this
There are video games for the Personal Computer? Th-the, PC — y'know, the thing you do work on, etc. There are video games for that? That's what they're telling us. We don't believe it. Apparently there's this game called Starcraft II, and it's top of the UK sales charts. We're pretty sure it's a joke..
It's getting boring: we know you're bored of it too
We're sick of writing about it. How can we keep finding new headlines to say - "Yo, the PSP is the best individual platform in Japan this week". What's more, it's not just the order of the systems that never changes on a week-by-week basis — it's the sales numbers too. The PS3 always does around 20,000. Always. So, it's with a lump in..
Sony's finally back in the black
The company's first quarter earnings (ending June 30th) were fuelled by improved sales of computers, televisions and, yes, the PlayStation 3. Overall revenue increased by 3.8%, giving the company a ¥25.7 billion ($295 million US) net profit. Gloabal PlayStation 3 sales reached 2.4 million for the quarter, with the...
I want to play The Getaway
The initial set-up is fantastic; placing you in a red Rover 75 with a motley-crue of cockney shade-masters. "Who's the bird?" exclaims the appropriately named "Eyebrows", in his thick LDN tones. Across the road, a lady in a tight leather jacket sprints towards the passenger seat of the car. She flicks...
Technically - because there are about 50gajillion different iterations of the DS platform - it's another Nintendo win on the Japanese hardware charts this week
But the PSP's still faring well against the Nintendo juggernaut, with the Sony portable hitting the top spot in the individual hardware SKU breakdown. Elsewhere, the PlayStation 3 had to settle for fourth, sitting just behind the DSi LL and..
What do Toy Story 3 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 have in common? They're both surprisingly good licensed games, designed with families in mind
Yup. They're also both sitting amongst a heap of familiar software in the UK sales top ten. Somehow, the desperately disappointing XBOX 360 exclusive, Crackdown 2, is sitting atop the sales charts. That's just above Ubisoft's Dance On Broadway. Fans of..
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is spending its second week top of the UK all-formats chart, keeping Westerner Red Dead Redemption just behind in second
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 managed to debut in fourth position, while the likes of Naughty Bear and Demon's Souls slipped after last week's performance. Get the full top-twenty after the jump. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4 RED DEAD REDEMPTION SUPER MARIO..
A revised piece of hardware and a Monster Hunter exclusive saw XBOX 360 sales rise 800% in Japan this week
.. And still fall 2,000 units short of the PlayStation 3 which shifted a comfortable 19k units. The PSP managed a few more, with 23k sold. Sadly it lost out to the Nintendo DS' price-cuts and perve software. Never change Japan. The PSPgo was rock bottom this week, managing just 845 units this..
Man, after last weeks pile of post-E3 releases, we've finally hit the Summer drought
Not many games this week, although the US is getting a handful of releases Europe got last week. Let's look at the picks then... PushSquare's PlayStation Pick Of The Week: Hot Shots/Everybody's Tennis The Everybody's (or Hot Shots depending on your neck of the...
LEGO Harry Potter's stolen Red Dead Redemption's crown, and topped the UK sales charts this week
The plastic spell 'em up (which is getting rave reviews) managed to push everybody's favourite video game Western into second place after well over a month in the top spot. It was a pretty good week all round for new video game releases, with releases such as Naughty Bear and Transformers: War For..
Gah, I vouch never to use the term "PushSquarers" ever again. D'oh, already broken my vow haven't I? Oh well, whatever. There's a ton to make up for our dishonesty this week - E3 is out of the way and video games are releasing again. Lots of them, actually. PushSquare's Pick Of The Week: Transformers: War For...
Miss the big PlayStation show tonight? Well you bloody missed out then, didn't you? What's your excuse? North Korea vs
Brazil? Pfft, lame. Just because we're nice, we'll let you know what you missed, but geez - call yourself PlayStation fans? We're ashamed. But worse of all - Kevin Butler's ashamed. Yeah, we went there. Gran Turismo 5 Launches November 2nd In The US Twisted Metal Announced For..
We're smiling. We're super-excited. Sony's E3 2010 press conference is upon us, and we're getting excited. Sammy'll be on Tweeting right the way through Sony's press conference with live reaction to every announcement made, so if you want to know what we think of everything PlayStation, jump over to our Twitter account for that. Then,...
Red Dead Redemption's held onto its spot aloft the UK sales charts, despite the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2
The plumber instead had to settle for the number two spot, while FIFA World Cup 2010 held onto its place in the top three, finishing in third. Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were with appearances from Modern Warfare 2 and UFC Undisputed 2010. The full top-twenty is after..
Last year I had an email
Someone asked me, "if you had a job at SCEA, and you were in the planning room for Sony's E3 2010 press conference, how would you glue the event together?" In response, I wrote a pretty detailed opinionator breaking down the way in which I'd construct Sony's press conference, based on predictions already made. This...
Welcome to Monday
Next Monday we'll be too busy to talk about new releases. Next Monday it will be E3. Next Monday it will be crazy. So enjoy this Monday. Stay calm, settle down. Because next Monday, it is going to be mayhem. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Kojima's latest entry in the long-running Metal...
We played Red Dead Redemption for about 10 hours this weekend
We've already beaten the game. Go figure. It's properly, properly amazing. So it's no surprise to see it uphold the top of the UK sales charts once again. UFC Undisputed 2010 continues to do surprisingly well here, with a slot in third, while EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup moves into second. Elsewhere, Blur actually jumped into the top-ten..
Eurogamer's tech-blog Digital Foundry have done some pretty amazing work to predict how an HD re-release of ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus might look
They're using PC emulation to derive the results, and have a full technical breakdown if that's your bag. Honestly, after watching Shadow Of The Colossus' intro redone with the technique we're more on board than ever. Please Sony, we're begging you:..
Red Dead Redemption's still top of the UK software charts, despite all those shortages
And there should be no real surprise about this - the game's sensational. THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010 managed to debut in second-place, with a slew of familiar titles rounding out the rest of the top ten. Perhaps the bigger story is the absence of Alpha Protocol and Blur, which finished in 13th and 14th..
Insomniac's dropped some details on their canceled PS2 project, "Girl With A Stick"
The project came about after Insomniac had spent many years working on the Spyro platform titles. Studio head Ted Price described the project as "exciting" as the company had spent so long making sequels. "Girl With A Stick" was pitched as being a mix of Tomb Raider and Zelda. But the concept..
Hey valued reader, would you like to play a game? It's called "What came first and second in the Japanese hardware sales this week?" Here's a big clue - look through our archives and you'll note it never changes
So yes, valued reader, you're correct. The PSP was in first, the PS3 second. And right at the bottom? Yup the PS2 and PSPgo. Everything else? In the middle, yo. PSP 22.462 PS3 ..
Blimey, hot on the heels of VG247's Team Ico Collection rumour this morning, our buddies at TheSixthAxis have followed up with an even more specific tease: they reckon the touted HD re-release of PS2 classics Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus will hit PS3 next year
In Q1 if you want specifics. Again, there's not much else that we can say at this point. No names or sources were cited in TSA's story, so..
We tried to buy a copy of both Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus from eBay not too long ago
At £70 we were outbid. Damn those games for being so rare and so sought after. Which is why, ahead of Team Ico's upcoming PS3 exclusive The Last Guardian, it would be lovely to get an HD re-release of the classic PS2 titles. That's exactly what's being rumoured in this unconventional post over at VG247..
This is probably the craziest May release schedule ever
It really is ridiculous. There are about 4 top-tier releases this week, vying for your attention. Good luck choosing. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Red Dead Redemption Rockstar's western is already receiving the kind of acclaim its modern-day commentary GTAIV received in 2008. The...
The UK software charts are in, and there's very little surprise as far as number one goes
Yep, apparently British people still like to kick balls around a field, as FIFA World Cup 2010's still in pole position. Uh-huh. XBOX 360 exclusive Alan Wake managed to place in second whilst Capcom's Lost Planet 2 entered in a respectable third. There's little else to talk about elsewhere as the usual mix of..
Sony's released its fiscal year 2009 financial results today, revealing that while the Playstation 3 is improving with every year that comes to pass, the Playstation Portable is on a serious decline -- despite being by far the most popular hardware unit in Japan
The Networked Products & Services division - of which Sony Computer Entertainment is a part of - saw sales drop by roughly 10% due to..
We have done one of these for a couple of weeks
Mainly because we've been mad, mad busy. Like, broom up our backside busy. And because, well, there's not been that much coming out. Brace yourself for the next three weeks though. It's going to be mental on the Playstation front. We'll try and keep you up-to-date with everything that happens, yo...
EA's FIFA World Cup title is enjoying a further week at the top of the British sales charts, with competition from Ubisoft's casual Wii title, Just Dance 2, unable to top it
Modern Warfare 2 jumped a few spots into third, probably boosted by the release of DLC for the Playstation 3 and PC SKUs. Elsewhere, it's pretty much as you were. 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA JUST DANCE CALL OF DUTY:..
While the recent entries in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise have been good, improvements to the FIFA franchise have kinda left the once-premier soccer sim in its dust
But with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Konami are promising a "radical revamp". It's due this Fall on all the major Playstation platforms. That is: PS3, PSP and PS2. New features include improved defenders AI and reworked..
EA's excellent World Cup soccer-sim, 2010 Fifa World Cup, has topped the British sales charts this week, a position it's unlikely to stray far from as the worlds biggest sporting event nears
It beat out the other big release of last week - Super Steet Fighter IV - which managed to debut in second-position. It's pretty much as you were elsewhere on...
If the PS2 re-release of 2007's Playstation Portable title Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow wasn't a hint at the re-emergance of the Syphon Filter franchise, an upcoming PSN digital comic probably is
But first, the former: Sony Bend's just been on the Playstation Blog to announce that Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow will be making the jump to PS2 this...
We used to look forward to sharing all the interesting anecdotes pertaining to Japan's shifting hardware charts
No more. Sony's been doing the ol' weekly one-two with the PSP and PS3 for months now. What's worse, is that the numbers rarely change either. PSP always sells 28k a week. PS3 always sells 25k a week. Feel free to skip this post if you don't want to be bored. If you want to kill yourself..
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