Sony released Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3 last week, entering at eighth place in the UK chart, claiming around a fifth of the sales of Gran Turismo 5. It looks like Sony will pay the price for a sole release on the now ‘older’ platform.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (+2%), FIFA 14 (-15%) and Battlefield 4 (-35%) claim the top three positions at the top of the UK chart.
Assassin’s Creed IV (-15%) gains one place and Grand Theft Auto V (+19%) jumps two to complete the top five.
Still at sixth, LEGO Marvel Superheroes (-13%) stays ahead of Just Dance 2014 (+70%) as it climbs two places to seventh.
PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall drops five places ahead of Batman: Arkham Origins, which sticks at tenth.
62 Blockbuster stores across the country will shut their doors for the last time this weekend, as announced by administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery. 427 employees across the affected locations will also lose their jobs, just weeks before Christmas.
The closures come as the search for an “acceptable offer” for the entertainment retailer drags on. If an agreement can not be made with a potential buyer, Moorfields may be forced to close the remaining 91 stores which will see a further 808 employees without work.
Blockbuster has entered administration twice this year, and has already seen 400 stores close.
Independent studio Allgraf, based in the heart of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, have been busy on their newest adventure Darkout, which is available now.
Offering a similar play style to that of the hugely popular Minecraft and Terraria games, Darkout drops players in an open world environment with mining, crafting and building as their main tools. The purpose being to not only explore the world of Illuna for resources, but also to defend themselves from the alien beings that roam the open environment.
eBay UK user Peter Clatworthy was left disappointed when he discovered he had handed over £450 for a photo of Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Clatworthy, 19 from Nottingham, initially thought he had paid the sizeable sum for an actual Xbox One console, but when the mail arrived he was surprised to see that rather than receiving Microsoft’s latest home console, he had instead took delivery of a printed A4 picture of the new machine.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has become the fastest-selling console in UK retail history.
The new £349 next-gen console launched on Friday, November 29th, and quickly sold more than a quarter of a million units in less than three days.
Sony has confirmed the final list of entertainment applications that will be available for the UK launch of the PlayStation 4 on Friday.
The list includes BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, BBC News, Demand 5, IGN, Netflix, Lovefilm and Vidzone. Also included are Sony’s own Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services.
This is the first UK only list as many of the previous listings included US exclusive apps. ITV and 4OD apps are not available at launch but its only a matter of time before they too join the growing app list.
In a rather unusual move 505 Games have cancelled Ashes Cricket 2013 just days after its delayed release.
Originally set to be released some four months ago, the game was delayed for improvements. It was released last week on Steam to little fanfare and criticism from buyers over the unfinished nature of the release soon followed.
A statement from 505 Games posted over at VideoGamer.com cites the negative feedback as the reason for its withdrawal from sale.
“505 Games announce today the cancellation of Ashes Cricket 2013. The game was released briefly on Friday 22nd November 2013 on digital PC portal, Steam, but has since been removed by 505 Games following negative consumer feedback.
The Victoria and Albert Musuem (V&A) and Abertay Univerity Dundee will work together in conjunction with international partners in order to find new ways of displaying game design in museums.
Entitled ‘Videogames In The Musuem’ the project is one of six in a network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council that looks to help videogame innovation in the future.
The project will look to show how design decisions are made within the creative games industry.
Microsoft’s Xbox One arrived last week claiming twice as many sales of the Xbox 360 in its launch week back in 2008. The console arrived with more than a dozen launch titles, including FIFA 14 and Forza Motorsport 5 bundles.
EA’s FIFA 14 (+328%) swaps with COD: Ghosts (-16%), from second to first.
Battlefield 4 (+134%) jumps from fifth to third as Assassin’s Creed IV (+123%) holds at fourth.
Forza Motorsport 5 debuts at fifth place.
Entertainment giants Sony and Channel 4 have forged a partnership ahead of the UK release of the PlayStation 4.
Now, this partnership isn’t the normal form of TV advertising that often accompanies a game or console launch, but instead presents a custom approach making use of Channel 4′s iconic idents.
After a successful Xbox One launch night retailer GAME made a bold statement saying the new console launch will “easily” surpass sales of the former Xbox 360.
Whether this proclamation turns out to be true remains to be seen, however early figures seem positive. GAME was keen to stress that customers wanting an Xbox One must be quick if they want to get a console in time for Christmas.
Sony is seemingly planning to release a hardware bundle, containing both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita before Christmas.
When Sony first showed off the PS4′s remote play feature many were quick to suggest that such a bundle would be a no-brainer, giving the PlayStation 4 a Wii U-like off-screen experience. Now it would appear that such a bundle is set to become a reality.