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  • Zombi will have more melee weapons, but cuts multiplayer

  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @Mr-Writer OK... Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @Panchos The multiplayer would be impossible to implement, one person uses the WiiU gamepad screen to place enemies in the environment. Reply +7
  • ZombiU is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in August

  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @Suarez07 They're definitely not for everyone but it worked like the knife in the old Resident Evil games. It's a valid control method like any other, it's the opposite of power fantasy that most games are like these days. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @Suarez07 The controls were not unresponsive, you had to time your hits. You really could not spam attacks in this game. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @KDR_11k It's very polarising. It requires lots of patience, is incredibly slow & has no real narrative. I was blown away by it personally, one of the most tense games I've ever played with grade A level design. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Bill_P On screen inventory by the looks of it. I think the game can work without the pad, but it did engross me more in the game. Honestly it's brilliant, a first person resident evil meets Dark Soul's. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Bill_P Not at all unfortunately. No multiplayer either.

    http://blog.ubi.com/zombi-announced-ps4-xbox-one-pc/
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  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Dorlingus That's a Nintendo published game. Nintendo do not publish PS4, PC or Xbox games. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    ZombiU is one of the best games made this gen. Looks like they've changed the weapons up too which was the biggest problem with the original. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4's stunning sales success continues

  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @riceNpea No one really talks about shipped figures in PR though. If a game doesn't do well, they don't talk about it at all. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @riceNpea In investors meetings they only ever talk about shipped units because they have been paid for. That's all shareholders care about. PR generally refer to sales because most laypeople wouldn't understand the term shipped. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @XbDf No one ever talks about sold units at a investors meeting no matter what industry it is. You are straight up daft sometimes. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @westman98 I think the difference will be negligible. FIFA is a bigger console mover than Destiny for Playstation in Europe & globally, those regions are what are driving PS4 sales. 3 million+ wouldn't surprise me now. MGS V is going to sell 3 million units + in the first few weeks on PS4 which is going to be a massive help. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @westman98 MGS V,Mad Max & FIFA come out in September, they may actual beat 2.7 (*3.3!) million from last year. MGS V is basically exclusive outside of the US when it comes to sales & FIFA is in the top 3 most popular series in Europe. The market appears software responsive to PS4 & price responsive to Xbox One. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @XbDf Weekend name guess: XXX BOX? Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @dogmanstaruk I'm talking about the consumer level: People don't know about international sales, but they know what consoles their friends have, see shelves in shops & promotions through online retailers. DLC does influence sales, far far more than most games. COD DLC will help sell more consoles than Tomb Raider this year. You're going to see the impact of that when we get results next January. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Is this a joke post? A. Sales figures have a dramatic impact on future sales, success begets success in the console market more than any other, hence the massive disparity in European sales. It means more investment & more games (eg. Dragon Quest XI or FF VII remake for example). B. Exclusive DLC & hardware variations (which leads to bundle) are more important than any exclusive game (Watchdogs, Batman & Destiny bundle have been massive successes, Battlefront & COD are going to do huge numbers this Xmas). In what world is a conference more important than those things for sales?!

    As for Tomb Raider, the Definitive Edition at release had a 70+ / -30 split in the UK & even bigger split in Germany & France. The Xbox One version didn't even chart in Spain or Italy. Tomb Raider is a Playstation franchise through & through these days. It doesn't matter anyway, what's done is done but Microsoft will have very little benefit having that game exclusive. I doubt it will crack the top 10 outside the UK.
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  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @XbDf What part of "I have no opinion on Tomb Raider situation" don't you understand? I was talking about sales of Street Fighter, being on the most popular gaming platforms is going to do the series no harm in the slightest. What are they going to lose? 1/2 million sales, maybe a bit more. Cross platform play & their new business model are far more important & Sony money easily offsets that. Tomb Raider's sales are so Playstation heavy that it's no doubt going to hurt stand alone sales by a quite dramatic margin. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @XbDf I've not made a forecast, I'm showing you a sales ratio. SE will be looking at that as well. Microsoft will bundle the game at Xmas, SE will get paid & you'll be able to buy it in the summer, just like the Assassins Creed one (Christmas bundles being available in July isn't a sign of success). Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @XbDf I didn't mention Tomb Raider but that game is going to do terribly in Europe. You do realise that GfK released sales data that showed a 3 - 1 Tomb Raider Definitive Edition split in France & 5 - 1 in Germany? SE are swimming in cash from that deal but I wouldn't want to be Crystal Dynamics when they release the Tomb Raider after this one. I don't have any opinion about the Tomb Raider deal, it's done & I dislike the game anyway. MS can go for Mass Effect, Dragon Age or Titanfall 2 as well if they feel like it, they can just keep after from Japanese games. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Sony has the big booth at Gamescom like always, just no conference (which doesn't matter in the slightest). Most people wouldn't even know when or where Gamescom is or would care. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @XbDf Street Fighter V will be as successful as 4 without Xbox One. Bar something like Resident Evil Xbox One sales are completely negligible to Japanese game sales, hence why almost all games are going PS4 / Vita or PS4 / PS3 / Vita or in Street Fighters case PS4 / PC.

    What Microsoft attempted to do was the most anti consumer cash grab in gaming history. They've harmed themselves so much that I think it will take 2 generations to wash the stink away in Europe (The UK / US don't care about consumer rights depressingly).
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  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @dogmanstaruk As anyone ever not bought a console because a platform holder didn't have a conference at Gamescom for a year? Microsoft isn't having one at Paris Games Week & Nintendo isn't doing either.

    This small fish make the difference between a 100 million selling console & a 40 million one. Xbox One is completely dead in Germany to a point where WiiU looks extremely healthy by comparison. The middle east, Germany & France are markets where console sales are actually growing, not contracting.
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  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @d0x What's the problem with software sales? They're not actually mentioned here & the last update we got was 150 million units for the Xmas quarter alone & the attach rate was high for early gen. PS4 software sales are pretty fantastic so far & more important than the consoles actual sales. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @mega-gazz Competition does not mean sales should be close. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Simatron3000 Hardware does not impact when you release a new console ever. Console & software sales & what your competition is doing does. It's a shorter generation because the competition news new consoles out so Sony will have two follow suit a year later. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @alimokrane PS3 sales were higher than the 360's most of it's life, bar the first 2 years. Xbox One is doing so poorly in Europe & the rest of the world it can never catch up. Outside of the UK / US the WiiU is doing better than the Xbox One globally. Reply +9
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @alimokrane That is absolutely impossible. That would require a huge price cut & Halo 5 to be the biggest global success of all time. Even if PS4 didn't sell another unit from today the Xbox One wouldn't reach it's sales this point next year. Reply +8
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Microsoft will release a successor by 2018 or become a PC focus company, they're already making in roads that direction now. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @alimokrane Onslaughts of exclusives don't matter. (Which really is just Halo & Tomb Raider that are important anyway) Global branding, language support & (especially) early market share does. Just for example last month German sales were released by GfK, 1.6 million PS4's & 378k Xbox One's. Is any exclusive game going to cause over 1.2 million console sales shift there? No. In Spain PS4 has sold over 10 times the Xbox One, 10 Halos could change something like that. This tracking above the 360 nonsense needs to end, you're only as good as your last quarter. Reply +7
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @alimokrane Because they know that they're going to be significantly worst than the 360 in the long run. It's sales are going to get worst every year because the PS4 is such a strong market leader. It's exactly what happened with the original Xbox / GC & Saturn / N64 in previous generations. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Garrie_W1992 That's what people just don't realise. Language settings are IP locked on Xbox One & / or extremely limited, the OS is basically empty outside of the US / UK & MS have no localisations team(s) a year & a half in. Not to mention the exclusives brought up (Halo / Gears) do well in the UK / US but don't have any global appeal. It puzzles me how people on this forum can't see the big picture, would they have bought a console if all the games & OS were Japanese & they may not get games at all? (Batman etc hasn't even reached many countries on the Xbox One at retail). Reply +12
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @northlondon01 People on forums are just so out of touch with what people want. This quarter saw the release of Mortal Kombat, The Witcher & Batman, those games alone stand out. For PS4 MLB The Show probably moved a few consoles in the US while Xbox One had State of Decay remaster. Having all the multiplatform games in your language & officially sold in your country is more important than Sunset Overdrive or The Order. Exclusives don't matter & haven't mattered for over a decade. If they did, the WiiU would have sold 50 million by now (PS4 has more exclusive games anyway & so much Japanese support that are de facto exclusive outside of JPN). Reply +15
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Garrie_W1992 I think the PS4 is doing so well because of things people on this forum don't realise (which is depressing since this site is called Eurogamer). Sony actually does localisation & the OS in many different languages & they distribute consoles globally unlike the competition. It's doing well globally because it's a global product, it's why the others are struggling. Reply +14
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Malek86 Next quarter will probably ship another 3 million, 7/8 million for the Xmas quarter & 3+ million for the first quarter of 2016 if Uncharted 4 / SFV come out. I think 38 - 40 seems higher probable now, especially if there's a price drop. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Simatron3000 You do get offers in Europe but British retailers are incredibly competitive, UK consumers are very price driven. GfK did a analysis of average prices of new consoles globally & the UK was by far the country that didn't pay RRP. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @kinky_mong This kind of comments are so daft. People were buying up PS4's to play The Witcher, MKX & Batman, just like they were doing on Xbox One & PC (or not in Batman's case). Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @Simatron3000 The UK is the only place that does these kinds of offers (retailer driven normally). In most of the world (where PS4 is really getting it's sales) the price has remained the same. If Sony drop the price this year it's going to do amazingly well. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @snafu65 It'll past 40 million by April 2016. The Xmas quarter is as big as the last 3 quarters combined normally. If Sony drop the price they'll ship 7/8 million again relatively easily. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    The PS4 has sold more than the Xbox One, 3DS, 360 & WiiU combined this quarter. Batman, Mortal Kombat & The Witcher 3 have really helped with those sales numbers. It's insane that PS4 hasn't even had it's first price drop yet. Reply +28
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @cowell The Xbox One could only have sold 18 million if the 360 never sold another unit since the beginning of 2014. PS3 has shipped over 4 million units since then, 360 would have been the same if not higher. Reply -17
  • Nuclear Throne shifts over 100K units on Steam Early Access

  • grassyknoll 31/07/2015

    @dogmanstaruk Not anymore. I only buy DRM free versions of games if I can (I know games on GOG can have DRM, but they mainly don't). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    I've heard nothing but good things about this game. Hopefully this well pop up on GOG this or next year. Reply +2
  • Wii U lifetime sales pass 10 million, Splatoon sells 1.62m

  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @smelly What? Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @WelkinGunther Please read the first 20+ comments I've made in this thread then come back to me. They include telling a mod cheap deals for a WiiU that I bought last year, Nintendo is one of the finest publishers this gen & how I bought Hyrule Warriors last week. Look at my fucking avater for God's sake. Saying something isn't selling well isn't a criticism, it's fucking reality, it doesn't make the WiiU any better or any worst. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @WelkinGunther I would say I feel terrible for getting your hopes up (it was just a wrong initial), but because you're acting like a twat I don't feel so bad. What a child turning a discussion that's not really positive or negative into something that is. I'm certainly not alone in thinking there's many RPG's & Japanese games that are popping up for PS4 / Vita, more so than early PS3 (obviously not for you as you were swimming in RPGs). Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @WelkinGunther I do own a PS3, a PS2 & 1 too. Dragon Quest & Y's never hit the PS3. Not sure why you've you're being so rude, the PS3's Japanese support was very poor in the first few years. It took a long time to get around developing for it & costs were incredibly high. Think you have a really rose tinted view of the past, because the PS3 / 360 era wasn't kind to the Japanese games industry. Reply -1
  • Looking to the Horizon: how Guerrilla moved on

  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @arcam It was bait. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    I absolutely adored Killzone 2 (not a fan of the last 2 Killzones personally), but this looks fantastic on paper: The games influences are "Monster Hunter, Dragon's Dogma & Binary Domain" (3 fantastic games), it has the writer from Fallout New Vegas & seems mechanically strong while open world. Definitely one of the most interesting games from E3 without a doubt. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 30/07/2015

    @arcam No one cares. Reply -1