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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sales in November were down 51 percent year-on-year compared to the release of Black Ops III, market research firm the NPD Group has today confirmed. The news comes via a press release issued by financial services company Cowen Group, who cited the firm’s November figures in its report, which also informed investors the franchise’s sales were 17 percent below ...read more
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Nintendo's Super Mario Run, the first official Mario game to arrive on smartphones, requires an Internet connection to play. That means no playing it on the Tube, on planes, or anywhere else where you might not have a phone signal or solid Wi-Fi access. The company's gaming chief Shigeru Miyamoto, in an interview with Mashable, explained the online-only requirement was intended to combat ...read more
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PlayStation 4 will finish this holiday season with a 20 million lead over its lead rival, the Xbox One, according to analysts at DFC Intelligence. The company predicts that not only will the format holder finish this year with 50 million worldwide PS4 sales---their prediction was penned prior to Sony’s sales announcement earlier this week---but Xbox One sales will stagnate year-on-year and ...read more
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The PS4 Pro is Sony’s first incremental hardware update and while Sony doesn’t totally rule out another upgrade in the future, it will take a lot of effort. Sony released the PS4 Pro last month and judging from early analysis, the enhanced PS4 console is selling very well. The Pro helped triple UK PS4 sales, and recent reports claim that the console has helped Sony to outsell Microsoft’s ...read more
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At long last, support for DirectX 12 will be coming next week to Ubisoft Massive’s The Division. The upcoming patch for the PC version of the game that will release next week will add support for Microsoft’s next generation API, in addition to lowering performance impact with high CPU usage, fixing the issue that caused the loss of character controls, and fixing issues with controllers on ...read more
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DICE has identified the cause for the bug responsible for performance drops in Battlefield 1 on PS4 Pro following the release of the most recent patch. Battlefield 1 developer DICE never officially talked publicly about the game’s PS4 Pro features. Instead, when players started testing the game on Sony’s more powerful console, they were pleasantly surprised to see frame-rate and resolution ...read more
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Three more titles are being added to the list of Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One today. First on the list is the 2007 first-person shooter Shadowrun, loosely based on the table-top game. It was the first cross-platform play title on Microsoft’s now defunct Games for Windows Live. Next up is Space Ark, the 2010 single-player arcade title from Strawdog Studios, which also featured ...read more
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YouTube’s most popular channel, PewDiePie, hit a new milestone today, crossing 50 million subscribers. Earlier this week, in a rant about how changes to the service were costing him views, PewDiePie promised to delete his channel when he hit this milestone. In a tweet today, he said the end will arrive at noon (5PM GMT) tomorrow. Promising to delete your channel, like announcing that ...read more
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Phil Spencer has recently made it very clear that he views the Xbox One Scorpio as a premium product, and that its price should reflect that, which has led to persistent speculation regarding just how high the new console may be priced. However, in an interview with AusGamers, Spencer has clarified his stance, stating that he still wants the system to be priced like a console, instead of a gaming ...read more
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Activision announced that the 6 additional Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare maps will be coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on December 13th. Additionally, Activision is adding "Winter Crash" to Modern Warfare Remastered. A Winter Crash playlist will be added starting December 20th and lasting throughout the holiday. Activision says there is also “more announcements coming ...read more
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