iPhones and iPads and MacBooks, OH MY! We all know Apple products are popular, and getting even more popular every day. Gone are the days when I'd get weird looks for being an Apple fan - now I'm totally mainstream. I knew iPhones were massively popular, but even I'm amazed and a little appalled at these numbers.
It is far too complicated these days to measure games against each other. There are so many factors, platforms and systems. However, looking at just the PSN, we can get some perspective on what's happening in the PlayStation universe, and there, Bloodborne is king.
The US' NPD and the UK's GfK tend to focus on physical sales, though that's slowly changing. For now, the chaps from SuperData seem to be the only ones able to give us information on digital game sales. February was supposed to be all about Evolve, but the top ten actually tells a different story.
The Sony Vita is something of a forgotten handheld. With tens of owners and a rather small library of games, it has become a bit of a joke in the industry. However, Sony is still committed to the device.
We showed you pictures from the Xbox One launch in Japan – and from those, using the keen detective skills we’ve honed from years of playing Sherlock Holmes games, ascertained that the Xbox One was going to do rather poorly in the land of the rising sun. We had no idea it would be this bad. According to Japan’s Famitsu, the Xbox One has had a bit of a disastrous launch week.
Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 4 has sold over a million units in the UK alone, making it the second fastest console to reach that milestone. No, the first wasn’t the Xbox One – don’t be silly. That accolade belongs very much to the Wii.
I had huge expectations for TitanFall and while the game itself is a lot of fun I still feel it fell short of what is expected of a lead title for a platform. However having said that it would be harsh to call TitanFall a failure especially with the latest news stating that the title has now passed the 3 million sales mark.
I love the fact that there are so many analysts and researchers in the field of video games. The latest batch of research sounds quite in-depth, and appears to indicate that the massive investment in the Destiny IP could well pay off sooner than expected.
The last time that Sony had the most hardware units sold annually was in 2006 – just after the release of the Xbox 360 and the Wii. Sony was still high on the success of the PlayStation 2 and they were confident that the PlayStation 3 would reign supreme. It didn’t. Since then Nintendo’s been the champ, thanks to the Wii and the DS…but fortunes turn, and once again, Sony is king.
The sudden, unexpected dumping of Kinect will undoubtedly have big consequences on this silly console war. How big a consequence? Some analysts think the Xbox One is now poised to overtake the PlayStation 4 in sales next year.
We previously heard a little while back that the release of Titanfall caused the Xbox One sales in the UK to increase by 96%. And a mere two weeks later the PlayStation 4 exclusive inFamous was released so let’s see how the sales compared.
Is there an apocalypse planned for this year? We were supposed to have that Mayan apocalypse in 2012 when the calendar ran out, and I'm sure there were some others predicted for last year. People love to predict doom and gloom, and we've been told for years that the video game industry is dying. Yet the numbers for 2013 are in, and the industry is still very much alive.
It may seem like ages ago, but the holiday season has only just left us. Oh, the generosity - tons of presents, food and booze. No wait, that's not what Christmas is about... is it? Well, that generous spirit certainly worked well for Microsoft.
Grand Theft Auto has always been a huge seller, but I think even Rockstar have been taken aback at how incredibly well the latest installment has sold. And that's even before the much anticipated, maybe real PC version has been released.