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News: Xbox Digital Store Will Have Black Friday Deals

Xbox Digital Store Will Have Black Friday Deals

Discounts ahoy!

Microsoft has put up a new page over at Xbox.com, which shows a countdown to what will likely be a page of Xbox Game Store digital offers, commencing on Black Friday. Suffixed with the promotion title of "The Season of Xbox Continues", it looks as if this could be something that will run for a few days, rather than being limited to...

News: Xbox One Triples Week-on-Week Sales, Outsells PS4 and Approaches 10 Million Shipped

Xbox One Triples Week-on-Week Sales, Outsells PS4 and Approaches 10 Million Shipped

On the up

Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi has issued a statement confirming that Xbox One sales are on the up (in the US, at least), after sales of the console more than tripled week-on-week after the console's price was officially cut on November 2nd. The arrival of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin's Creed Unity is expected to push the sales...

News: Stick It To This Week's Deals With Gold

Stick It To This Week's Deals With Gold

Fallout 3, Stick it to the Man, and UFC grab our attention

We're sure a majority of your weekly game allowance has already been spent on games like Halo MCC, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and even Assassin's Creed Unity (you might want to read our thoughts on that one, though), but we can't resist sharing sales details whenever they're announced...

News: Sonic Rushes Into Xbox 360 Deals With Gold

Sonic Rushes Into Xbox 360 Deals With Gold

Zoooooooooom!

This week's Xbox 360 Deals With Gold have now been detailed, in addition to the earlier Xbox One Deals With Gold that we've already covered. Sonic is the star of the show this week, with no less than seven Sonic-starring titles getting discounted. Xbox 360: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - 73% off Murdered: Soul Suspect - 55% off Thief -...

News: This Week's Xbox One Deals With Gold Are Criminal

This Week's Xbox One Deals With Gold Are Criminal

Well, in a roundabout sort of way

This week's Xbox One Deals With Gold have gone live on the Xbox Store, and there's a certain theme to the proceedings this week. The Titanfal deals from last week are still active, but in addition to that, you can get a sweet discount on four crime-related titles. We're waiting on the Xbox 360 deals list, but for...

News: Deals With Gold Discounts Rayman, Outlast, and a Stack of Dragon Age

Deals With Gold Discounts Rayman, Outlast, and a Stack of Dragon Age

Quality, not quantity

This week's Deals With Gold have been set live, and while they're few in number, there's some good love for the Xbox One in the form of a decent discount for Rayman Legends. Easily one of the finest platforms on any system the game gets 40% trimmed from the price this week. Worms Battlegrounds gets a similar shave, and there's...

News: Pachter: Xbox One Outsold PlayStation 4 in September in US

Pachter: Xbox One Outsold PlayStation 4 in September in US

Analyst weighs in

Divisive analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan is predicting that Sony's long US winning streak is over, at least for September. Pachter is estimating that Microsoft sold through 325,000 Xbox One consoles in the States in September, compared to 250,000 PlayStation 4 sales. He puts this down to Microsoft's "free game" offering...

News: FIFA 15 Scores Again at Top of UK Chart

FIFA 15 Scores Again at Top of UK Chart

Holds off some big attacks

EA's FIFA 15 has held on to the top spot in the UK chart for a third week, despite taking a 60% drop in sales week-on-week. The game held off strong challenges from Alien: Isolation which jumped in to second position, with Sony's disappointing DriveClub only taking the number five spot in its debut week. Forza Horizon 2...

News: FIFA Stands Firm at Top of UK Chart, Holds Off Horizon

FIFA Stands Firm at Top of UK Chart, Holds Off Horizon

Back of the net

FIFA 15 has held on atop the UK Official All Formats Chart, in a week where it faced some stiff competition. It only narrowly held off new release Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor which debuts at #2, having sold 56%/41% in favour of the PlayStation 4 version. Forza Horizon 2 makes its debut on the chart at #3, selling some 73% on...

News: State of Decay Hits Two Million Copies Sold

State of Decay Hits Two Million Copies Sold

Ringing up the sales.

Undead Labs have announced that their open-world zombie game, State of Decay has sold more than 2 million copies across Xbox 360 and Steam. Original launched on Xbox Live in June 2013 to generally positive reviews, State of Decay sold more than 700,000 copies by the end of its first month, which makes it the...

News: Microsoft Not Satisfied With Japanese Xbox One Sales Figures

Microsoft Not Satisfied With Japanese Xbox One Sales Figures

Who can blame 'em?

It turns out that Microsoft are unhappy at the current state of the Xbox One in Japan. After launching last month, the console racked up just 25,674 system sales in the first week, 3,015 in the second, and then 1,314 in the third. To put that into perspective, the PlayStation 3 sold twice as many in week three, and the...

News: Destiny Holds Firm at Top of UK Chart

Destiny Holds Firm at Top of UK Chart

The dance begins

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Activision's Destiny has held on to the top spot in the UK Official All Formats Chart, following its record-breaking debut last week. The game suffered 78% drop in sales week-on-week, which was to be expected, but held off strong challenges from new releases Disney Infinity 2.0 which debuted in second place,...

News: Valiant Hearts Leads This Week's Deals With Gold

Valiant Hearts Leads This Week's Deals With Gold

A stout discount

The outstanding Valiant Hearts: The Great War has been discounted on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this week as part of Microsoft's Deals With Gold programme. On Xbox One, the price is trimmed by 33%, while Xbox 360 owners get 50% off Ubisoft's essential title. We recommend it heartily. Elsewhere, RPG fans get some love, with Eternal...

News: Destiny Takes UK Top Spot in Launch Week

Destiny Takes UK Top Spot in Launch Week

Predictable, really.

After dominating everyone's conversation for about three weeks, Activision and Bungie's new title Destiny was the bestselling game of the week in the UK, pushing last weeks' number one The Sims 4 down to second position. The game enjoyed the biggest new IP launch EVER in the UK, with Xbox and PlayStation format sales split down...

News: August NPDs Show Madden Rules The Roost in the US

August NPDs Show Madden Rules The Roost in the US

Unsurprising

August's NPD chart has been released, and it shows that Madden NFL 15 is the king of the castle in terms of sales in the US. If you didn't see that one coming, then, well...there's not much we can do to help you. As always, the most interesting thing about the top ten is the way in which console sales for each title are ranked and...

News: Xbox One Flops In Japan

Xbox One Flops In Japan

Not a great start...

The sales numbers are in from the Xbox One's opening sales week in Japan, and the numbers are pretty dire. In fact, they're worse than anyone could realistically have imagined. Just to put some context in place, the original Xbox sold 123,000 units across three days back in 2002. The Xbox 360 sold 62,135 units over two days in...

News: The Sims 4 Sets Up Home At Top of UK Sales Chart

The Sims 4 Sets Up Home At Top of UK Sales Chart

Settling in

The Sims 4 has become the first PC-exclusive title to reach the top of the official UK All Formats Chart since Guild Wars 2 managed the feat back in August 2012. EA's new title - which has drawn fire from a number of sources thanks to a large number of features being removed that were available in the game's prequel - holds off...

News: Metro Redux Hits UK Top Spot

Metro Redux Hits UK Top Spot

Change where change is needed

Deep Silver are celebrating this morning, as Metro Redux was confirmed as being at the top of the UK Official All Formats Sales Chart. The remastered package has pushed Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition down to second place after that game hit the top spot last week. Elsewhere in the chart, Madden NFL...