PS4 and Xbox One both are reaching new heights with rapid increase in their sales. At the end of the year both Sony and Microsoft revealed their sales report for the whole year 2013 (which includes only few weeks.), and it seems PS4 leaves Xbox One behind with a remarkable margin.
PS4 has sold handsome total of 530,000 units in the UK, which is pretty great as we know it was just five week business after their launch in 2013, where as Xbox One has scored to 364,000 units which leaves a gap of 166,000 units of consoles (According to ERA using Chart-Track data).
In terms of revenue, PS4 grossed £181.8m compared to Xbox One at £144.5m. Great thing to notice is that the UK market made a total of £326m in just few weeks of 2013, which gives new heights to gaming industry. Next-Gen consoles received a huge welcome with all heart from the people of United Kingdom.
Kim Bayley, director of ERA said "Games continues to deliver digital sales strongly, but it was disappointing that Xbox One and PS4 came so late in 2013 and then huge demand meant stock sold out quickly. Retailers will be working hard in 2014 to maintain the sales momentum of these two great new pieces of kit."
New year has started with all new possibilities. Happy New year to all, may we all have a healthy, wealthy and joyful year.
Yesterday it was rumored that UK video game retailer GAME has listed Majora's Mask 3D for Nintendo 3DS. Well guys said news, the listing has been officially confirmed as FAKE.
Official Nintendo Magazine forum user "Magmortar963" made the FAKE listing with the help of Microsoft Powerpoint. Here is what Magmortar963 has to say about the listing:
"LOL! What a hoax! I made this on Powerpoint yesterday morning after hearing about Nintendo Direct and it took me no more than 30 minutes! I can’t believe you’re all getting so pumped up about it! Lol!"
A special announcement from Bethesda for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gamers across United Kingdom. To celebrate the release of Dawnguard, Bethesda UK is giving folks a chance to win a custom Skyrim Xbox 360 (4GB Model) with Kinect.
Before you ask for rules and regulations for this contest, take a look at this custom Skyrim Xbox 360 with Kinect.
This contest begins of 25 July and concluding at approximately 12:00 PM (GMT) on 2 August. Head over to Bethesda Blog for contest rules and regulation.
For past few hours, GAME and GameStation website are unavailable. UK retailer GAME has just issued a press statements clarifying the issues experienced on its official website by consumers.
Dear GAME customers,
Here’s some important news about us. GAME Group plc (the parent company of GAME in the UK) is now in administration. We want you to know that the Administrators aim at this time is to continue trading while they seek to find a new owner for the business.
In the meantime, we’ve had to make some changes. We’ve summarised them below. Some of them are temporary, some are permanent.
1.Online Sales: We expect some disruption to our online services over the next few days while we make some changes. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.
2.Refunds and Exchanges: Until further notice, we will not be able to offer refunds or exchanges for products purchased either before the administration or for products purchased from the date of the administration.
3.Pre-Orders: No new pre-orders can be taken until further notice. No refunds can be given for any pre-order deposits which have been paid. We are reviewing this over the next week.
4.GAME Reward card: We have had to suspended use of GAME Reward Cards. This means that points can be earned but NOT redeemed until further notice.
5.Gift cards: We have also had to suspend GAME gift cards. The value on these cards cannot be redeemed. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.
6.GAMEWallet: the value stored in GAMEwallet accounts will be suspended until further notice following the appointment of administrators.
7.Pre-owned Software: You can still buy pre owned products at great prices in your local store or online. If you trade in a pre-owned software item then you will still be able to accrue reward points and use your trade in to exchange for another item. You will not be able to trade in pre-owned software for cash. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.
8.Pre-owned Hardware: We have had to suspend trade in for pre-owned hardware at this time. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.
9.Click and Collect titles: We have had to suspend this service. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
The UK retailer has also named "MJA Jervis and SD Maddison" as Joint Administrators of The GAME Group plc to manage their affairs business and property as their agents and without personal liability.
Sony has just revealed the UK release date for PS3 exclusive Twisted Metal. Just a few minutes ago, Sony confirmed to MCV that Twisted Metal will launch in UK on February 17.
This new installment in Twisted Metal franchise was initially schedule to launch in October 2011, but got delayed due to some unknown reason. In United States, Twisted Metal will arrive on February 14.
Fans who will buy first batch copies of Twisted Metal will get a download code for PS2 game Twisted Metal Black for FREE. You guys can check out the official box art of the below HERE.
Sony has announced the European launch date for PAYDAY: The Heist. The game it will launch on PS3 on November 2 for UK and Europe. PAYDAY: The Heist is already released in US and worldwide for PC.
Fans who ordered all the games offered through Sony's PS Play incentive, will receive the game from free of cost upon release. According to the details on game's official forum, upcoming DLC for the game will include the oft-requested Nixon mask, along with new heists, equipment, characters and skills.
Today, US movie streamer Netflix has announced that the firm will introduce Netflix to UK and Ireland in the early part of 2012. UK and Ireland will be the very first countries in Europe to have this service.
The firm said Netflix will be supported "via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as on PCs, Macs and mobile tablets and phones," however no details were revealed regarding supported devices other than they will be closer to launch.
Netflix is currently available in United States for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Users get to stream unlimited movies and TV shows.