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PlayStation Store

Hey whoa this PSN flash sale has some good stuff


I wanted to say shit but Jordan said no
Jan 22
// Zack Furniss
Every day there's a new sale on one of the various digital platforms that keep gobbling up all of your hard-earned cash. It's always a pleasant surprise when one has a bunch of games that are actually worth getting. For insta...
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Sony VR

Is this how much the Sony VR system is going to cost?


Placeholder price or not? You decide!
Jan 19
// Vikki Blake
The PlayStation VR has been listed on three Swiss websites for sale around €450-€500. That’s roughly £342-£380, or $435-$544, depending upon where you are in the world.
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Humble sale

Humble's proving that Steam isn't the only one who can do a big ol' seasonal sale


More cheap PC games
Jan 18
// Brett Makedonski
Steam's famed Winter Sale recently ended, but your opportunity for PC games on the cheap hasn't yet passed. Humble's giving you a second chance with a Winter Sale of its own. For 14 days (it's day four now), Humble is offerin...
Mario Maker sales photo
Mario Maker sales

Super Mario Maker sells 1 million in US


Good software sales ahead of new console
Jan 15
// Steven Hansen
Perhaps reassuring on the heels of a (possible, it's still unclear!) new console release (the "NX"), two new Nintendo games have both sold over a million copies. Well, one is more new than the other. Splatoon has actually sol...

2015 hardware/software photo
2015 hardware/software

PS4 sells most consoles in 2015 but all 3 had strong holidays


PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U strong December
Jan 15
// Steven Hansen
Aside from revealing the continued dominance of Call of Duty, the 2015-in-review NPD data also tracked hardware performance throughout the year. Despite the lack of a killer exclusive, PS4 outsold the Xbox One in December, an...
Call of Duty sales photo
Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is 2015's best-seller, series tops 250 million sold


Racking up quite a phone bill
Jan 15
// Steven Hansen
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launched November 6. That means that is was for sale for less than two months in 2015. Despite this, Black Ops III was the best-selling video game of 2015 according to NPD data. While NPD data only...
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Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2's price is getting halved next month


You're also getting half the Bayonetta
Jan 14
// Brett Makedonski
Bayonetta 2, a Wii U exclusive and our Game of the Year in 2014, does a lot of things very well. Its combat is free-flowing and challenging; its characters are wacky and memorable. This is a well-rounded game that's held in h...
PSN sale photo
PSN sale

PlayStation Store 'Essentials' sale makes some bold claims


Cheap deals on PS3, PS4, and Vita
Jan 12
// Steven Hansen
Lest you miss out on "essential" pieces of gaming history like Call of Duty: Ghosts or Watch Dogs, the PlayStation Store has some major deals on "must owns" through Monday (January 18). Most things are at least half off and t...
Steam sale photo
Steam sale

The Steam Winter Sale made a whole lot of money


It eclipsed the Summer Sale
Jan 11
// Brett Makedonski
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before: Steam raked in a lot of cash thanks to one of its vaunted seasonal sales. Steam's Winter Sale again turned out to be a giant source of revenue for Valve, even with the C...
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Monster Hunter X

2015 was the Japanese games industry's worst year on record


Sales hit historic 26-year low
Jan 07
// Vikki Blake
According to Famitsu’s annual report (via VG24/7), the Japanese games industry was worth ¥321 billion - that’s a 13 percent drop from the previous year. Although these figures do not take into account digital ...
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Minecraft

Minecraft has sold over 22 million copies on PC and Mac


That's a ridiculous amount of sales
Jan 05
// Joe Parlock
Minecraft has officially shifted over 22 million copies for PC and Mac. In the last 24 hours, 13,000 copies of the game have been sold, and so we’re roughly looking at a million sales every three months for a game that ...
Xbox holiday fallout photo
Xbox holiday fallout

Well, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit 1 million sold, at least


Xbox's weird boast for low numbers
Jan 04
// Steven Hansen
What notable exclusives graced the PlayStation 4 and Wii U over the past two months? Xenoblade Chronicles and...? With help from the Uncharted 4 delay and brief Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity, the Xbox One had the strong...
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Supergiant

Transistor sells over a million copies


Here's to more!
Dec 28
// Jordan Devore
In a blog post recapping its year, Supergiant Games gave updated sales figures for Transistor and Bastion. The former has officially passed one million copies sold, while the latter has cleared over three million sales. If yo...
PSN Flash Sale photo
PSN Flash Sale

The PSN Holiday Flash Sale has some fine deals


The Ghost of Deals Present
Dec 25
// Mike Cosimano
It's finally Christmas here in the United States; a country known for big ol' prisons and giving video game consoles as Christmas gifts. Unless something drastic has changed in the past year, the post-dinner console unboxing ...
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Fallout 4

PSN EU reveals its final 12 Deals of Christmas promotion


Your definition of 'deal' may vary
Dec 23
// Vikki Blake
The final deal in Sony EU's 12 Deals of Christmas promotion will bring you discounts for Fallout 4. From now until 11.59pm GMT tomorrow, December 24, 2015, you can grab the standard digital version for €45...
Steam Winter Sale photo
Steam Winter Sale

The Steam Winter Sale just started, thousands of games discounted


But do you really need any?
Dec 22
// Brett Makedonski
You, statistically speaking, are probably a person with a backlog of PC games so overwhelming that you'll never be caught up. Steam, fiscally speaking, is a service with a vested interest in selling you more PC games that, ag...
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Microsoft

Microsoft says this is its 'biggest sale ever'


Insert a Marge Simpson 'hmm' here
Dec 22
// Vikki Blake
Today Microsoft has launched its "biggest sale ever" - Countdown.  The offers are good from now until December 28, 2015, and include savings on games, movies, apps, and TV shows. As well as the offers below, there will also be a sparkly Daily Deal, too - keep an eye on Major Nelson's Twitter for those - and Xbox Live Gold peoples get an additional 10 percent off. Woot. 
Xbox sale photo
Xbox sale

Xbox is gearing up for its 'biggest sale ever'


In terms of quantity, anyway
Dec 18
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox's next sale is kind of like the Amazon River. It's definitely wide, but will it be deep? Bonus Geography Fact For Reading A Video Game Site: The Amazon River is the widest river in the world. That's far from the best le...
Splatoon sales photo
Splatoon sales

Splatoon celebrates 1 million sold in Japan with a concert


Japan sales double since last report
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
Everyone's favorite podcast (credit Animal Crossing with that joke) Splatoon sold one million danged copies in Japan and Nintendo is celebrating the success of its original Wii U game with a newly announced Squid Sisters con...
Steam Trading Cards photo
Steam Trading Cards

Steam is dropping Mysterious trading cards again


For the 2015 Holiday Sale
Dec 16
// Darren Nakamura
Earlier this year I got a jump on the Steam Summer Sale event by happening to craft a badge at the right time. As luck would have it, it happened again. No, I don't just always craft badges. Okay maybe I do. I noticed this ev...
Bastion photo
Bastion

It's the last day to get Bastion on PS4 and Vita for less than $3


You done good, Kid
Dec 14
// Brett Makedonski
The Kid just rages for a while. He knows it's a fool's errand to try to rage forever. He's smarter than that. The Kid has already seen one Calamity and that's enough for a lifetime. Come December 15, The Kid figured it'd be b...
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Xbox One & PS4 returns to Black Friday prices for Christmas


Deals for the late comers
Dec 13
// Dealzon
If you don't hear the bell chiming and the smell of Christmas, then maybe you're not sniffing hard hard enough. Hmm wait... that didn't came out right. Gamers and shoppers still looking for a console in-time for Christma...
PlayStation Europe photo
PlayStation Europe

PlayStation Europe's buy one, get one free sale isn't as good as it looks


BOGOF? More like bog off...
Dec 12
// Joe Parlock
You may have noticed that Sony is currently running a buy one, get one free sale on the European PlayStation Store. At first glance it looks pretty sweet, with some fairly recent releases included in the deal. Unfortunately, ...
Microsoft photo
Microsoft

Here's what's on offer in Microsoft's Game Awards sale


Black Friday 2.0
Dec 04
// Vikki Blake
In tribute to the nominees and winners of last night's Game Awards, the Xbox Store is running a flash sale for Xbox Gold members on a range of games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, and Th...
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Star Wars Battlefront

EA: 'There is no weakness' in Star Wars Battlefront sales


Shots fired
Dec 03
// Vikki Blake
Electronic Arts was "a little bit" surprised by GameStop's comments that Star Wars Battlefront had "underperformed." As reported by Eurogamer, talking to investors, GameStop executive Tony Bartel stated that three r...
Tomb Raider photo
Tomb Raider

Microsoft and Square are both happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider


Neither seem concerned by low sales
Dec 01
// Laura Kate Dale
While official sales data for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One is still not publicly available, numbers being unofficially thrown around for the timed exclusive have suggested that it's currently selling incredibly poorly....
Last Horizon photo
Last Horizon

Take a fateful trip beyond the sun in Last Horizon


Goodbye Earth, hello yawning black death
Nov 23
// Jonathan Holmes
Last Horizon is a space exploration game on Steam, Android, and iTunes where it's up to you to find a new home for the entire human race. It has the underlying sense of loneliness and dread that you might find in films like ...
Steam Machines photo
Steam Machines

One of the Steam Machines is already 40 percent off


Uhhh, that was quick
Nov 23
// Brett Makedonski
Less than two weeks after it hit the market, Syber is already discounting one of its Steam Machines by 40 percent. As part of a "one day only!" event, the Steam Machine I has a reduced price of $299 from $499. Syber has also ...
Cheap PS4 photo
Cheap PS4

Sony, late to the party, confirms $300 Black Friday PS4


After everyone else already did
Nov 23
// Brett Makedonski
Black Friday secrets are more poorly kept with each passing year. For example, this year we knew about the $300 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundle since the beginning of the month. When every retailer come...
Xbox photo
Xbox

Xbox's Black Friday sale is live, here are all the deals


Silver accounts have to wait a bit
Nov 20
// Brett Makedonski
The biggest shopping day of the year starts one week before the biggest shopping day of the year. Some retailers have already begun with the Black Friday consumerism, Amazon probably being the most notable example. Xbox falls...

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