The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group have revealed that U.S. video game content generated $35.4 billion in revenue in 2019, a two percent year-on-year increase. For comparison purposes, the 2018 figures were adjusted to consider the same number of tracked weeks as 2019. The aforementioned figure includes full games, in-game purchases, and mobile
Buckle in for a journey quite unlike any you’ve taken before — Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition collects all five acts of the cult hit road trip into one tidy package launching Tuesday on PS4. I would tell you more about it, but I’m trying to go in blind! Other games to watch for next
Disney has sold both FoxNext Games and Cold Iron Studios, two gaming studios acquired when it purchased 21st Century Fox. This news may not be especially surprising, considering Disney has been pretty clear it never wanted much to do with gaming, opting instead to license its IPs out. Both studios have been sold to Scopely,
Happy New Year samurai! We kicked off 2020 with a look at how your feedback from the recent beta is helping us shape an even better gameplay experience in Nioh 2. And today we’re happy to share with you our dramatic new story trailer for Nioh 2. Check it out above! I’m very proud of
Gundam fans, rejoice! Bandai Namco will be bringing popular arcade 2v2 fighting game Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On to the PlayStation 4. The game, which released in Japanese arcades back in 2016, hasn’t ever had a console release. The PlayStation 4 version will be the first time it will make its way West.
It’s so exciting to develop the first Fairy Tail video game to ever hit PlayStation 4. We’re working on it under the supervision of the brilliant Mashima-san, the creator of the popular anime and manga series, to deliver a truly spectacular experience that captures both the quirkiness and intensity of the characters — from Fairy
Ubisoft has made good on its promise to hit Rainbow Six Siege DDoS attackers with legal action by filing a lawsuit against multiple people around the world associated with a website called SNG.ONE. In a filing obtained by Polygon, Ubisoft accused the defendants of harming its services and ruining the experience for Rainbow Six Siege players
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Join the Blogcast crew for the first episode of 2020! This week, we look back on some of our favorite games from the past decade and reveal our 2019 Year in Gaming results. Plus, a peek at next week’s new releases
Recently, some rumors have circulated pertaining to the development of Left 4 Dead 3, with some alleged sources stating it was being worked on by Valve. It sprang up as part of an HTC presentation, paired with Half-Life: Alyx, which created some speculation that it might be a VR release. However, this information is untrue.
Welcome to the 20s! Last week, we asked you to share what game you started playing to ring in the new decade with. From recent release to older fan favorites, you shared your best moments using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights: happenstance_cv cradled their sweet BB in Death Stranding. Jay_Kyuubi booted back
Nioh 2‘s $80 Special Edition is finally available to preorder on Amazon. The online retailer opened preorders yesterday for the pricier version, which will launch the same day as the base game. Considering the extras packed within, it seems like a good deal for fans of the Team Ninja series. The Special Edition for Nioh
Every Dragon Ball fan has a favorite moment, one that made them cheer at the screen or sit up in anticipation. For some, this moment could be a dizzying combat scene, while for others it may be a dramatic line of dialog. I can certainly recall some exchanges in the Cell saga that gave me
Since DOOM Eternal’s delay into this year, id Software has maintained silence about the game. Fortunately for fans, the studio will soon lift the veil. Tomorrow at 12:30pm EST, id Software will unleash “Official Trailer 2” for the next chapter of DOOM. In addition, the studio plans to start a countdown timer on its Twitch channel,
If you think Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Tales of Arise is unlikely to see the light of day anytime soon then here’s some glimmer of hope: Korea’s Game Rating & Administration Committee has just rated the game 12+ for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, indicating that it’s still on track for a 2020 release.
This time on Dra– er, The Drop, an RPG experience of earth-shattering proportions comes to PS4, based on the anime phenomenon that helped bring the medium to homes around the world. That’s right: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot lands on Friday, January 17! Will you download Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot from PlayStation Store or buy it
Hundreds of thousands of gamers of all skill levels have challenged each other for thousands of prizes, ranging from unique dynamic themes to real world cash, since PS4 Tournaments launched last year. Next up – MLB The Show 19 PS4 Tournaments: New Year’s Cup. The response to the Fall Cup was fantastic, and we’ve improved
As we welcome 2020, stats for 2019 have begun trickling out. The PS Store Top Downloads list for 2019 gives us insight into the year’s most successful games on the digital storefront. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare stole the show, taking the top spot as the most downloaded PS4 game in North America. Call of
Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here If you watched our full-length documentary, Raising Kratos, you got a glimpse into our journey reinventing this franchise. It should be no surprise, we have plenty of intriguing, untold stories left to tell that dig deeper into the development of God of War. Thus, we’re
One of God of War’s most memorable characters, aside from Kratos and Atreus, is Mimir, a talking head referred to as “the smartest man alive.” He spends much of the adventure attached to Kratos’ belt, providing additional conversation and commentary on the adventure. To celebrate the beloved character, special effects company Bar-El Studio recently completed
Hey everyone! We are Parallel Circles — a little indie studio from Spain and UK — and we are about to bring our very first game to PS4 on January 14. The last few years and months have been a rollercoaster for us. After working in AAA development for quite some time we decided to
In its annual new year’s letter, Square Enix has revealed that it’s “making steady progress” on development of next-gen console video games and it has a keen interest in developing games that are built exclusively for cloud gaming. President and Representative Director Yosuke Matsuda said that the competitive landscape is set to change going forward. He
Each year, physical video game sales decrease as digital downloads rise in popularity. In the UK, 2019 retail sales dropped by 19.8% when compared to the previous year. Still, FIFA 20 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare managed to rack up over a million copies sold across various retailers in the UK. In total, 17.6
It’s the first Daily Reaction of 2020, but if I could, I’d like to rename this one “Decade Reaction.” We recently—as both the PSLS staff and the gaming industry as a whole—looked back on the last 10 years, talking about the best games and moments of the last decade. There were debates, lists, arguments, weird
Travel the globe in pursuit of unimaginable treasures and *checks notes* cause untold amounts of property damage as a goat? Didn’t see that one coming! More on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator, your new games available for free until February 3: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Play Video Play Video From the
As 2019 comes to a close, you might be thinking of picking up some of the games you missed over the course of the year. With the onslaught of major releases each month, it’s easy to miss one (or several) notable games, but not to worry: Amazon has you covered with discounts of up to
According to data shared with Business Insider by Parrot Analytics, Netflix’s The Witcher is currently the third most “in-demand” streaming shows in the United States, just behind The Mandalorian and Stranger Things. The company tracks content consumption, engagement, and viewership across multiple platforms around the globe. The Witcher, which debuted on December 20th, is a bit
Early on in A Plague Tale: Innocence, the De Rune siblings pause in the middle of a silent church yard. After their ancestral home was attacked, they’ve been on the run through the fields and villages of war-torn, plague-infested medieval France, with angry villagers and the Inquisition hot on their trail. Older sister and protagonist
If you’re an English speaker who has been looking forward to the upcoming Fairy Tail game—a JRPG based on the rather popular anime and manga series—then you better be ready to read. In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Fairy Tail producer Keisuke Kikuchi mentioned that the Japanese voice actors will be reprising their roles from
I’ve always had a soft spot for music-driven games. Rhythm games like Guitar Hero, Rez, or Thumper play almost subconsciously for me as someone with a musical background so I first approached Sayonara Wild Hearts with a similar mindset. However, as I made my way through the game I discovered that it’s so much more
We hope you’re having a wonderful holiday! We’re taking it easy over at PlayStation HQ, but we couldn’t resist looking back at some of the biggest and best trailers of 2019. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites below; feel free to reminisce with us! Did we miss any? Share your faves in the comments!