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Final Fantasy XV hits 10 million sales and didn't underperform

Derek Strickland | Tue, May 17 2022 1:00 PM CDT

Final Fantasy XV has amassed a whopping 10 million sales worldwide, Square Enix has announced.

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Final Fantasy XV is a big success for Square Enix, a publisher known for lamenting games as "disappointing". While Final Fantasy XV's big expansions were cancelled and future plans for the game were shelved, FFXV has generated 10 million sales across PS4 and PC since its release in 2016. Square Enix can't exactly say this one didn't live up to expectations.

The winding tale of Noctis and friends is now among the best-selling games in the Final Fantasy franchise. FF15 is currently tied with Final Fantasy IV for the #4 best-selling slot.

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Sony will add new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium games every month

Derek Strickland | Tue, May 17 2022 10:52 AM CDT

Sony says it will add more games to its PS Plus lineup over time and hints that games could rotate out similar to Game Pass.

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Yesterday Sony released a list of games coming to its new PlayStation Plus Extra ($99/year) and PlayStation Plus Premium ($119/year) subscription tiers. Sony had originally promised that 740 games would be offered, but the list was incomplete and only included 119 games.

Sony plans to update the list of available games over time which may indicate the promised 740 games possibly won't be available when the service launches in June. It's also suggested that games could leave the service after a specific amount of time, which is what happened on PlayStation Now.

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Tons of Ubisoft back catalog games come to PlayStation Plus in June

Derek Strickland | Tue, May 17 2022 10:11 AM CDT

Ubisoft is bringing nearly 30 back catalog hits to Sony's new PlayStation Plus subscriptions starting in June.

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Sony's new PlayStation Plus Extra ($99/year) and Premium ($119/year) tiers will include access to a ton of PS4 and PS5 games, including Ubisoft+ Classics. The value-added service is features 27 older games across a wide spectrum including singleplayer Far Cry games to medieval multiplayer For Honor and yesteryear shooter-looter The Division.

The headlining game is Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which is entering its second year of DLC content. The base game will be included on PS Plus Extra and Premium, but the new expansions will not. For a full list of all the games included with PS Plus Extra and Premium, click here.

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GTA V hits 165 million sales worldwide, 44% of all GTA sales

Derek Strickland | Mon, May 16 2022 4:06 PM CDT

Grand Theft Auto V has now sold 165 million units to date thanks in part the re-releases on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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GTA V has now sold a mighty 165 million units since the game has released in 2013. The game is now available across three console generations, and the most recent re-release on next-gen consoles help boost sales and adoption. GTA V has sold 5 million copies per quarter for many quarters in a row, and FY22 is no exception.

These numbers show GTA V now makes up 44% of total franchise sales--the Grand Theft Auto IP has now sold 375 million units worldwide. TTWO says that GTA Online's performance has boosted 8% over last year, which was one of the largest periods of all time for the online game.

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Fall Guys goes free-to-play with a premium season pass

Derek Strickland | Mon, May 16 2022 12:27 PM CDT

Fall Guys, which reached over 1.5 million players in its first 24 hours, is going free-to-play.

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Today Mediatonic announced its mega-hit gameshow sensation Fall Guys will be free-to-play on all platforms starting June 21. Fall Guys is also coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, complete with full cross-play and cross-progression on all platforms (PS4, Xbox, Switch, and the Epic Games Store). A premium season pass will roll out on Fall Guys in the future.

"It's a new thing we're bringing to Fall Guys. It's essentially a supercharged version of the season pass we've done previously. It's going to be 100 tiers long, and jam-packed full of awesome stuff. It's worth noting the free season pass will have loads of great stuff," said lead game designer Joe Walsh.

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PlayStation Plus Premium is great for new PS5 owners

Derek Strickland | Mon, May 16 2022 11:45 AM CDT

With a bunch of first-party greats, Sony's new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscriptions provide significant value for new PS5 owners.

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Sony plans to release more PS5 consoles this year than any other period in PlayStation history. The company is preparing new a wealth of content to meet millions of new PS5 owners using its services as a delivery system.

The new PlayStation Plus subscription plans will give PS5 users quick and easy access to 12 next-gen optimized games, including must-have launch titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Demon's Souls, and Spider-Man Miles: Morales. It's a great option for new gamers who don't want to pay full price for PS5 games.

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PS1 classics on PS Plus have built-in save states and boosted FPS

Derek Strickland | Mon, May 16 2022 11:10 AM CDT

Sony is bringing modern convenience features to PlayStation Classic games on its new PS Plus service.

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Today Sony announced 119 games that will be available on its new three-tiered PlayStation Plus service (check them here). Original PlayStation and PSP games will actually have new features like save states, rewind, a new UI, and even FPS boost and resolution upscaling features similar to Microsoft's built-in backwards compatibility enhancement tech.

"Some titles that will show improved frame rates and higher-quality resolution compared to their original launch versions. For select original PlayStation and PSP classic games, members will also enjoy a new user interface with menus that allow you to save your game at any time, or even rewind the game if you want a do-over."

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Nintendo has sold 538 million handhelds to date

Derek Strickland | Mon, May 16 2022 10:22 AM CDT

The Switch's strong shipments have pushed Nintendo's total lifetime hardware sales to new levels.

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Nintendo's latest financial report tallies up its current market performance, showing consistent hardware and software sales that reflect ongoing demand. The Switch recently broke 107.65 million shipments (sell-In) across the globe, with FY22 volume hindered by an ongoing chip shortage.

The Switch's numbers are impressive on their own, but become even more interesting when weighed against--and in combination with--other hardware. According to data provided by Nintendo and compiled by use, the Switch's cumulative growth factor has bumped total handheld sales to an impressive 537.81 million units to date.

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84% of PS Plus Premium's huge 740 game library is still unknown

Derek Strickland | Mon, May 16 2022 9:47 AM CDT

Today Sony announced over 100 games coming to its new PlayStation Plus service reboot, but a vast majority of the catalog is still unknown.

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The recent PS Plus announcement only includes 119 games across multiple PlayStation platforms. That's a far cry (pun intended) from the 740 games that Sony promised when the service was revealed. That means some 621 games, or 84% of the total advertised catalog, are still unknown.

Sony said this is just a "selection of games," and rightly so because there's only one PSP game on here and no PS2 titles. Check below for a full list of the games confirmed to release on PS Plus Extra and Premium in June.

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This Unreal Engine 5 sizzle reel will have you drooling, upgrading

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 15 2022 10:49 PM CDT

Unreal Engine 5 is an absolute masterpiece of graphics technology, with every new tease making the world of gamers drool... myself included. Quixel is now here with their insane "Ninety Days in Unreal Engine 5". Check it out:

Quixel explains: "The Ninety Days project kicked off with just three core artists and a simple concept: make something beautiful and inspiring, keep it real-time, and if possible, build each environment in just three days".

Alec Tucker, Cinematic Environment Artist, Quixel, Epic Games said: "Working on several different environments that convey varied stories and moods was extremely fast and iterative using Unreal Engine 5 and Quixel Megascans. This project made me realize how quickly you can put scenes together that hit the detail level of animated films in real-time".

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