Sales Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 18 Sep 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 09 Sep 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 03 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 03 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 30 Jun 2014

The Steam and Good Old Games sales have been ridiculous, as usual. There have been fantastic games at insanely low prices for weeks now, and on the final day we get the biggest hurrah.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Jun 2014

The annual Steam summer sale is here, ready to pillage your credit card account. It’s joined by a veritable cacophony of other sales from vendors like Good old Games, Humble Bundle, PSN and everywhere else. They allow gamers to pick up great games at ludicrous discounts, sometimes reaching 90% off of the sticker price. Are these sales actually devaluing games?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Jun 2014

I know you all missed your dose of Indie Zoe last week, but really, I was far too busy playing all the AAA games at E3. Besides, most indies were wise enough to stay away from releasing any news last week - they knew it wouldn't make top billing. But, here's the stuff you might have missed.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Jun 2014

We all know the Steam Summer Sale is coming. My wallet isn't ready, so I will probably have to just unplug my router until it's over. But before I can even prepare for that, Good Old Games has started their sale, and it includes a free game.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 18 Jun 2014

May’s NPD stats are out, giving us a wee bit of insight in to the retail sales of games and hardware within the United States. As is usual, the NPD doesn’t cover digital sales or second-hand, so only paints a small part of the picture – but it certainly looks as if the videogame industry’s health is getting better, and much of that renewed vigour is because of the PlayStation 4. 

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Jun 2014

According to Sony’s US marketing boss John Koller, former fans of other consoles are the people who’re now rushing to buy the PlayStation 4. Citing some or other internal marketing data that may in fact be wholly fabricated, Koller said that 31% of  new PlayStation owners PlayStation 4 had an Xbox 360 or Wii in the last generation, but skipped the PS3.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 02 Jun 2014

For what seems to be forever we’ve been inundated with Watch Dogs marketing. Everywhere you look – yes, even here -  you’ll see an advert, a trailer or some other bit of marketing guff  for Ubisoft’s open-world hacking playground. Thankfully, that’ll be winding down now as we make way for the the next best thing. It looks though as if all that marketing has been paying off. We already know that the game is doing pretty well, smashing the company’s sales records. It’s is now the UK’s biggest new IP launch in the history of video games.