After just two years on sale
Japanese chart figures are now in for 15th - 21st April, revealing that the Nintendo Switch has now surpassed 8 million sales in the region. Before we jump into console sales, let's quickly take a look at this week's top ten. Famitsu reports that this week's new release, Langrisser I & II, shifted 9,031 copies on...
And this is just the beginning
If you keep up with the latest and greatest PlayStation news, you're probably highly aware of Dreams. This Sony-published sandbox game has players creating their own content to share with the world, and with Dreams launching as an Early Access title on PS4 last week, players are already sharing some mightily impressive...
Before Super Mario Maker was even a thing, Sony had already released a handful of LittleBigPlanet games across multiple PlayStation systems. If you're not familiar with this established series, it lives by its "play, create, share" motto, encouraging user-generated content to fuel gameplay experiences. With this in mind, one...
Not the desired effect
Yesterday saw the very first 'State of Play' presentation from Sony, a new video presentation series which will cover PS4 announcements going forward. Although Sony never described it as such, many immediately compared the series to Nintendo's 'Direct' video presentations - a format with which we're sure you're already very...
Requires substantial cooperation and coordination
When Fortnite on PlayStation 4 was recently made compatible with certain other versions of the game, Psyonix's Vice President of Publishing said there were no immediate announcements regarding Rocket League and recommended c
"We recommend reaching out to PlayStation directly"
In case you missed it, Sony has now updated its cross-platform support on the PlayStation 4. Fortnite is the first game to utilise the feature - allowing PlayStation owners to play against those on certain other platforms (including the Switch) for the first time. Prior to this, Sony had come under...
Nintendo has shared another new video directly from the show floor of Gamescom 2018, this time treating us to a look at the upcoming FIFA 19. Aside from admiring the lovely footage being shown off for the new Champions League mode (a first for FIFA following the expiration of the deal with Konami's PES), we couldn't help...
But will it change its mind?
Share prices sure are in the news a lot this time of year. We've already heard that Nintendo's value has taken a hit following its E3 presentation, and now it's Sony's turn. The news that Switch owners who have previously played Fortnite on PS4 cannot transfer their progress to Nin
It's Bayonetta, in reverse!
Shenmue III may be getting some stick of late for its rather unusual character models, but as fans of the first two games on the Sega Dreamcast, we can't wait to play this third outing. It would seem that a great many people feel the same way, and as a result we're getting into "wishful thinking" territory when it comes...
Super Bomberman R was a bold move by Konami; the series - which was much-loved on the SNES - had fallen from grace somewhat in recent years, yet this Switch exclusive not only hit the mark with fans, but also gained a new following for the cute little bomb-chucker. Konami has since gone above and beyond when it comes to supporting the...
Nearly three times as many Switches sold as PS4s in first 26 weeks
The PlayStation 4 may be the most popular games console of this generation with over 60 million systems sold since launch, but in Japan the Switch is currently outperforming it by some margin. According to 2ch (via Kotaku), the Switch has sold almost three times as many systems...
The 12-year-old me would get all the Chaos Emeralds
With Sonic Mania just a day away at the time of publication, the lid is being lifted on review embargoes. Our chums at Push Square have published a review, but there's one simple reason we're posting this feature instead - we've been playing it on PS4. SEGA America offered us PS4 / Xbox...
"I think it shows that a lot of gamers are a two-console family"
When you look at the combined global sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, it's amazing to think that not so long ago some industry exports were predicting the end of console dominance. That clearly isn't going to happen this generation, and TIME has been speaking...
Still on a lot of people's shopping lists
The Nielsen Games 360 Report was recently published and has made the shock discovery that there is more interest in purchasing a Nintendo Switch from those who were surveyed than the upcoming Xbox Scorpio or the currently available PS4 Pro. As shown in the graph below, Nintendo Switch is on 16 percent (the...
Fergal Gara and Shawn Layden are entitled to their opinions, of course
Christmas is looming on the snow-covered horizon like a massive overstuffed turkey, but instead of exchanging gifts the big players in the video game hardware arena are talking trash about one another. At one end of the "Burn" scale there's Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime,...
Remastered PS3 classics are tempting Wii owners, says Sony's Andrew House
Wii owners who decided against buying a PS3 or 360 are flocking to the PS4 in droves, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House. Speaking to Eurogamer at the recent Develop conference in the UK, House echoed recent statements made by Sony Worldwide Studios...
Lies, damn lies and statistics?
Sony Worldwide Studios senior VP of product development Scott Rohde has made the bold claim that Wii and Xbox 360 owners are choosing the PS4 as their next system. Using stats collected by industry tracker Nielsen, Rohde explained that many new PS4 owners did not previously own a PS3, and instead upgraded from a...
As always, E3 2014 has been full of reveals and even the occasional shock. It seems one huge announcement has slipped us by, however, with the LA Times delivering a reveal for the ages. Below is the print edition of the paper with that epic story, as spotted by Jorge Albor on Twitter. In terms of monstrous typos and mistakes, this is...
Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo
Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...
Isn't it nice when everyone gets along?
Masahiro Sakurai may be famous for working on Nintendo hardware, but that doesn't mean he can't say nice things about the company's rivals. Speaking in his regular column in Japanese magazine Famitsu, the Smash Bros. director heaped praise on the Sony PlayStation 4, describing it as "good-looking" and capable...
Damien McFerran experiences buyer's remorse thanks to a recent purchase
Before we stumble headlong into what will surely be a touchy subject to some, allow me to clarify something. As many of you will be aware, Nintendo Life is but one third of a network of gaming-focused sites. Nestled in the bosom of a growing media empire, this site is flanked by...
It ain't about 'next-gen' any more
So can everyone stop talking about 'next gen" now, or do we have to wait for the One to complete the Triforce of systems? No doubt there'll still be talk of "next gen" experiences and bickering over resolutions and framerates, all while Mario casually says hi with 3D World. There's arguably a sense that the more...
Microsoft, Sony and others start to show their cards
Yesterday, as we're sure most — possibly all — of you are aware, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the company's offering for the "next generation" of gaming. And so we finally have a situation where, piece by piece, the rumours, leaked design documents and outright fibs are making way for hard...
New console trinity rumoured
Hold onto your tinfoil hats, people: we could be in for a wild ride this year. According to UK retail and trade site MCV, there will be new PlayStation and Xbox consoles revealed at this year's E3. Nintendo has already confirmed it will show off the final Wii U form at E3 2012, potentially leading to a three-way scrap...
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