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2015 hardware/software

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

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, and throughout 20...   read

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Call of Duty sales

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

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 accounts for p...   read

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Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2's price is getting halved next month

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 high regard for ...   read

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PSN sale

PlayStation Store 'Essentials' sale makes some bold claims

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 there are also o...   read

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Steam sale

The Steam Winter Sale made a whole lot of money

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 Christmas snafu&...   read

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Monster Hunter X

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

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 sales (which, l...   read

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Minecraft has sold over 22 million copies on PC and Mac

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 was officially ...   read

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Xbox holiday fallout

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

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 strongest exclusive h...   read

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Transistor sells over a million copies

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 you haven't contr...   read

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PSN Flash Sale

The PSN Holiday Flash Sale has some fine deals

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 remains an immu...   read

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Fallout 4

PSN EU reveals its final 12 Deals of Christmas promotion

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 (was &eur...   read

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Steam Winter Sale

The Steam Winter Sale just started, thousands of games discounted

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, again, you'll pro...   read

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Microsoft says this is its 'biggest sale ever'

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 spar...   read

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Xbox sale
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Xbox is gearing up for its 'biggest sale ever'

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 lede I've ever wr...   read

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Splatoon sales
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Splatoon celebrates 1 million sold in Japan with a concert

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 concert on January...   read

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Steam Trading Cards

Steam is dropping Mysterious trading cards again

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 evening after cra...   read

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

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 best for everyon...   read


Xbox One & PS4 returns to Black Friday prices for Christmas

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 Christmas are in luck t...   read

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PlayStation Europe

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

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, all is not as i...   read

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

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 The Witcher 3: Wi...   read

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Star Wars Battlefront

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

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 recent AAA relea...   read

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Tomb Raider

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

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. Releasing as a...   read

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Last Horizon
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Take a fateful trip beyond the sun in Last Horizon

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 Sunshine or Fro...   read

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Steam Machines

One of the Steam Machines is already 40 percent off

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 discounted its ...   read

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Cheap PS4

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

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 comes out and posts...   read

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