After Titanfall gave the Xbox One the boost it needed two weeks ago, Sony has come back swinging with Infamous: Second Son. MCV reports that PS4 hardware sales in the U.K. have increased by 106% since the game’s release, an even bigger surge than Titanfall gave the Xbox One during its launch week. Infamous also debuted at number one on the U.K. game charts, pushing Titanfall to third place behind Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. We haven’t seen the official numbers for either Titanfall or Infamous quite yet, but these reports are giving us the impression that the battle of the exclusives is going to be fairly close. Game releases are going to slow down again in April, but expect a huge summer as Sony and Microsoft prepare for a very important E3. Check out our review for Infamous: Second Son if you haven’t already.
We got an early glimpse of the next Assassin’s Creed courtesy of Kotaku earlier this week, and now Ubisoft has responded with an official teaser trailer of its own. It looks like the new generation game will be called Assassin’s Creed Unity, as the leak suggested, and will be set in a ridiculously good looking digital recreation of France. Ubisoft has been working on Unity for over three years, and although the team hadn’t planned on revealing footage this early in development, the leaked images apparently forced their hand. It might still be in alpha, but if this is truly in-game footage, we’re in store for one stunning Assassin’s Creed game on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year. Check out the trailer below. More →
Sony has some pretty big ambitions for the PlayStation 4 that go well beyond gaming. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony plans to release several TV shows that will be shown exclusively though PlayStation 4 consoles, starting with a supernatural detective show called “Powers” that will be produced by the company’s own Sony Pictures Television studio. The Journal says that Sony’s plans to offer its own exclusive content will be separate from its planned pay TV service for the PS4 that will deliver channels that have traditionally been delivered by cable and satellite TV companies.
If there’s any downside to the massive demand for the PlayStation 4, it’s that some consumers still haven’t had a chance to buy the new console. According to Sony, this trend will likely continue until the “early summer months,” when supply will finally meet demand, reports The Wall Street Journal. Anxious gamers will finally get a chance to pick up a PS4 without having to resort to expensive bundles or long trips to a retailer with the console in stock. With the launch of Infamous: Second Son just hours away, demand for the console is likely to be as high as ever. We’ll keep an eye out to see if retailers struggle to keep up over the weekend.
Titanfall, the biggest online FPS of 2014 so far, has done more than just live up to the hype, it’s given EA an incentive to publish the sequel. GameSpot reports that EA has secured the rights for Titanfall 2 based on the performance of the first title, which helped double Xbox One sales in the UK earlier this month. EA was unwilling to comment on this rumor from GameSpot’s “reputable source.” More →
Infamous: Second Son made me want to move to Seattle. The brilliant, yet occasionally frustrating thing about a new generation of consoles is how distracting the visuals can be. The Seattle of Infamous: Second Son is vibrant, gorgeous and impeccably detailed, enough to lure you away from the task at hand to poke around and see just how much effort was put into the creation of this world. When you’re finally ready to get back on track, you’re going to find yourself immersed in the best single-player campaign of any game on the PlayStation 4. But is that enough? More →
Sony’s surprise announcement at the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday night wasn’t really much of a surprise, but Project Morpheus is an exciting look at the future of console gaming nonetheless. The Oculus Rift has proven to the world that virtual reality can be a viable form of entertainment, and now Sony is looking to capitalize on its competition’s success. One huge question remains: can either device be affordable for the average consumer? More →
The PlayStation 4 has had a commanding lead over the console market since launch, but as sales figures have dominated the headlines, Microsoft has been quietly updating the Xbox One. Four months later, the additional features of the Xbox One have begun to outpace those of the PlayStation 4, but Sony doesn’t plan on waiting much longer to catch back up. More →
According to a report issued earlier this week, Titanfall gave Microsoft’s Xbox One a huge and much-needed sales boost in the United Kingdom last week. Though nothing has been confirmed, sales reportedly spike a whopping 96% as the highly anticipated mech-style shooter finally launched. According to a new report, however, Microsoft’s newest console wasn’t the only next-generation box that enjoyed a massive sales boost last week. More →
Whether or not you care about the “war” currently taking place between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, there is no question that each next-generation video game console has various benefits over the other. Where Microsoft’s new Xbox is concerned, the game selection is liekly better in the early days and the console’s capabilities are definitely wider thanks to Kinect and Microsoft’s many home entertainment features. Of course, Sony’s PS4 has the stronger specs and greater appeal for hardcore gamers. Are the benefits afforded by its extra onboard oomph really that significant? According to one big developer, the answer is “yes.” More →
Canadian gamers that have not purchased one of the two new consoles can now take advantage of a sweeter Xbox One deal. While Microsoft is not selling the console for lower than its regular CAD$499.99 price tag, Sony has increased the cost of the PlayStation 4 by $50, Financial Post reports, meaning that it now costs $449.99 instead of the $399.99 launch price. More →
There was no changing of the guard in the United States last month as new video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft continued to battle for top billing. The race in February was so tight, however, that the pricier Xbox One actually managed to pull ahead of the more popular PlayStation 4 in dollar sales. More →