October’s NPD figures, which track US sales of games and related hardware are out – and they show that Sony’s console has been the best selling gaming hardware in the US for ten consecutive months. both consoles though, are selling like hotcakes. It’s a pity people aren't buying games.
The Xbox One’s in a bit of sales upswing at the moment, mostly thanks to the Redmond company slashing $50 off of its North American retail price. It’s a tactic that certainly helped Nintendo ignite the 3DS’ momentum, and it looks like it’s helping Microsoft get more Xbox ones into people’s homes. the company’s announced that it’s just shipped 10 million consoles.
Depending on who you ask, Sony is either giving the Xbox One a mild sales beating, or wholly destroying it. Right now, it’s the indisputable champion in the realm of console sales. According to Sony’s latest financial reports, the company has sold 3.3 million PlayStation 4 units in the last quarter alone.
I rather enjoyed Ubisoft’s open world hackathon Watch Dogs, even though it completely failed to live up to the hype and expectation surrounding it. It also had one of the dullest protagonists; a boring white middle-aged male swimming in a sea of boring white, middle aged males. None of those complaints have stopped it from being a roaring success.
Say what you will about Call of Duty, but there is no denying that each game sells stupidly well without fail. The franchise has been on a gradual decline though, and that trend may be no different this year. Advanced Warfare is expected to sell less than previous title entries.
For the month of September, Microsoft was giving away a free, brand new game with every Xbox One sold. It’s a cool promotion, and it’s one that saw many Xbox One’s fly off the shelves. In fact, it’s one of the reasons Destiny – which was heavily advertised to the point of almost seeming like a PlayStation 4 exclusive – has moved so many copies on Xbox One. That promotion, however, was not enough to stop the PlayStation 4 from being the top selling console in the US for the 9th month running.
As far as sales and market penetration go , the Wii U was a bit of a joke, right? I mean, at our post-rAge get together, Geoff and I were saying how we are among the ten people who actually own Nintendo's latest console. Well, sales are picking up, and their marketing department is getting optimistic.
Steam often has glorious sales that lead to epic backlogs, but the console gamers also need the love. PS Plus generally ensures that I always have a huge backlog of awesome games to play, but just in case I missed some, the PlayStation store has launched a sale that will make my bank account bleed.
if you told me a few months ago that Goat Simulator was going to be a cult hit, I would have promptly laughed in your face before deleting you off Facebook (you know, to make the unfriending official and stuff). The game has seen some insane success to be honest, especially considering that it really is just about causing destruction as a goat. Wait a second, that sounds awesome! How have I not played it yet?
We previously told you that thanks to expectations, Activision had sold 500 million Dollars worth of stock in to retailers. Yesterday, Activision was proud to announce that its grindy, epic space loot-a-thon had sold through – that means sold to customers – $325 Million worth of that stock in just five days.
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.
Gaming isn’t exactly the cheapest hobby. Whether you are PC or Console, it still requires an investment of a few thousand Rands just to get started. What about the games? Forget sales and discounts, full priced titles are a rip off, A RIP OFF I TELL YOU! Are they really though? This 90’s Toys ‘R” Us advert certainly puts things into perspective.
Microsoft has released its latest quarterly figures, showing that the company’s Xbox is selling rather well and making the company a fair bit of pocket money. That’s good! But there’s a problem. They seem to be shying away from disclosing sales figures of its newest console; obfuscating them as a general Xbox lump sum.
Ever since Microsoft debuted the Kinect a couple if years ago, it’s been a hard sell for the company. The pinnacle of wiggle tech, the response to the device by gamers hasn’t exactly been overwhelming. And it received a less than enthusiastic welcome when the Xbox One initially bundled the hardware with the console. Times changed, and Microsoft eventually dropped the Kinect as a mandatory Xbox One organ. And that’s had a positive effect on sales.
Sony’s PlayStation Vita hasn't been doing well, and even Sony’s relegated it to being a bit of a Portstation and handheld indie gaming device. The thing works better as a PS4 extender than a handheld. The tide though, is turning. Spurred on by the release of the newer, slimmer and more importantly cheaper PlayStation Vita, the thing has started selling like the proverbial hotcake. In fact, Sony’s struggling to keep up with demand.