Xbox One is Biggest Launch in Xbox History: More Than One Million Consoles Sold in less than 24 hours
Following a worldwide celebration, Xbox One launched in 13 markets yesterday to great fanfare. The team is excited to confirm the launch of Xbox One was the biggest launch in Xbox history, with more than one million consoles sold through worldwide in less than 24 hours – surpassing day one Xbox 360 sales and setting a new record for Microsoft.
Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers. We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers.
Gamers couldn’t wait to play Xbox One and check out new games like “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and “Killer Instinct.” In the last 24 hours:
• Over 60 million zombies have been killed in “Dead Rising 3”
• Over 3.6 million miles driven in “Forza Motorsport 5”
• Over 7.1 million combos in “Killer Instinct”
• Over 8.5 million enemies defeated in “Ryse: Son of Rome”
And, fans also found time for some exercise, with over 43.3 million Fit Points earned in Xbox Fitness.
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Xbox. “Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”
The launch of Xbox One unleashed a new era of games and entertainment. Xbox One brings the best games, live TV, Skype, sports, fitness, music and more to one system at the center of the living room, all available at the command of your voice. There are 22 game titles for Xbox One available today, including 10 exclusive titles.
For more on the Xbox One launch, check out the extensive coverage on Xbox Wire.
Sixteen fighters have squared off for the right to share EA SPORTS UFC cover honors with Jon Jones. Only one will be left standing. Cast your vote now on the matchups below and help make sure your favorite fighter gets their hand raised as the EA SPORTS UFC co-cover-athlete.
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Today, the colossal Xbox One appeared for a third time, this time at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. The larger-than-life console – part of the project known as One Source – brings together the Canadian Xbox Live community to celebrate the launch of Xbox One.
By pledging with their gamertags, fans can unlock amazing one-of-a-kind experiences and rewards like the “Dead Rising 3”-inspired zombie uprising in Vancouver and the heart-pounding “Forza Motorsport 5” speed drives at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve chin Montreal. Every gamertag pledged will contribute to unlocking these experiences.
“We are building on the momentum we created in Vancouver and Montreal to celebrate the biggest launch in Xbox history in unprecedented ways,” said Craig Flannagan, Director of Marketing, Xbox, Microsoft Canada. “We are drawing on the best exclusive games, the best multiplayer experience and service and great entertainment to celebrate this launch with most dedicated community around.”
Canadian Xbox fans can pledge with their gamertag to One Source in three ways: either in person at the console, through the Xbox Live Dashboard, or online at www.xbox.ca/onesource. Fans that take part early will have more chances to win great prizes, and as community support grows, fans will continue to unlock unique, immersive experiences, that can only be provided by Xbox.
Xbox One* arrives in stores on November 22. The Xbox One retails for $499, which includes the console, an Xbox One controller, the Kinect sensor for Xbox One and Xbox One Chat Headset.
Rovio in association with Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, today launched Angry Birds Star Wars for home and hand-held video game systems. Based on Rovio’s wildly popular, action-strategy mobile game, Angry Birds Star Wars brings the interstellar struggle between the ragtag Rebel Birds and dastardly Imperial Pigs to new audiences on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems and the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. Angry Birds Star Wars is also planned to launch on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Sony’s PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, when these new next-gen consoles arrive in November.
“Angry Birds Star Wars brings together fans from multiple generations and across two widely loved fictional worlds,” noted Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment. “The success of Angry Birds Star Wars is a testament to the versatility of these iconic franchises. As a company we want to be where-ever the fans are, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Activision to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to console and handheld gaming fans.”
Angry Birds Star Wars marries the fantastic spirit, legendary characters and classic imagery of Star Wars™ with the accessibly engaging design and energetic gameplay of Angry Birds™, thrusting players into a captivating, lighthearted adventure saga, featuring inventive challenges, tantalizing Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join the over 200 stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This latest version brings the flock to the fight with the introduction of cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. Moreover, this expansive edition exploits the unique capabilities of each game system to deliver a distinctive experience tailored specifically to each platform, including sharp and colorful, high-definition visuals (on HD-compatible devices), achievements and trophies, leaderboards, voice command support through Kinect for Xbox 360, and touch-screen controls on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation®Vita system.
The next-generation versions of Angry Birds Star Wars maintain these core features while introducing new play and interface elements exclusive to each system. The PlayStation®4 system’s adaptation makes full use of the DualShock 4 controller’s touchpad to offer precision, touch-screen handling, paired with full support for PlayStation®Move in both single-player and local multiplayer modes. Players can also easily record and share their accomplishments with the world with the PlayStation®4 system’s automatic screenshot and video capture options. Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system’s improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality, affording intuitive gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game’s launch.
Angry Birds Star Wars is available now for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Wii U, $39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita system and Wii, and $29.99 for Nintendo 3DS. The PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One versions will be available for each console’s respective launch in November, both priced at $49.99. The game is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit starwarsgame.angrybirds.com.
Xbox fans can test drive the unparalleled all-in-one gaming and entertainment system before it’s available to purchase in-store
Xbox continues to unlock the Xbox One experience for fans in the lead-up to the November 22nd launch: today, Xbox announced the opening of Xbox One Headquarters in Toronto, giving fans the opportunity to try the new console and some of the most eagerly anticipated launch titles before they are available to take home.
The two-floor, 5,000-square foot venue, located on Bloor Street, opens Thursday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. and will remain open until December 29, 2013. Fans visiting the first dedicated Xbox One storefront can try award-winning exclusive games, including Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3. Consumers can also play Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason for the first time in Canada. Additional titles will be available to try after launch.
Fans can also expect living room-style game-play and the chance to win great prizes.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Xbox One* retails for $499, which includes the console, an Xbox One controller, the Kinect sensor for Xbox One and Xbox One Chat Headset.
Experience the next-generation of NBA 2K14 for the first time in this brand new trailer. Can you feel it coming in the air tonight?
The release of a new version of Grand Theft Auto is always something to get excited about, but GTA 5 has a new character named Nikki who will make you want to run to the video store right now. The curvaceous character is an exotic dancer with black boobed hair and sports an orange bikini and blue thigh-high boots. She’s only available when you go to the strip club. You can get her to strip down to nothing but her thigh-high boots and a sexy smile. But best of all, the character has the voice of spicy Latina Adult Star Nikki Delano. GTA 5 is officially out today and is available for XBOX One and Playstation 4.
“I love video games and being the voice of Nikki was a lot of fun,” says Nikki Delano. “She’s a very sexy character, and people will remember her. I’m willing to bet players will be spending a lot of time in the strip club. Look for me doing more voice over work in the future.”
Nikki’s latest DVD is “Mean Facesitters 7” from Mean Bitches Pictures and was just released through Kiss Ass Pictures. See Nikki on the cover showing off her one of best assets…her ass. Pick yours up on Adult DVD Empire or your local adult store.
Nearing its one-year anniversary, Microsoft Corp.’s all-in-one music service, Xbox Music, continues making strides to deliver all the music people want, wherever they want it played. Today, Microsoft announced its plans to bring Xbox Music to iOS and Android devices, as well as free streaming on Xbox Music via the Web.1
Accessing music across all the different devices people interact with has become complicated. People today use PCs, laptops, tablets, phones and TVs to access different music services that don’t connect with one another. Xbox Music is designed to solve this common problem by combining the best of all music offerings with free streaming on the Web and on Windows 8 PCs and tablets, Internet radio, subscription (called Xbox Music Pass), and download-to-own options.2 With today’s news, access to Xbox Music grows to include iOS and Android devices, as well as a free Web-based interface on computers.
“Xbox Music now, more than ever, powers music experiences between Windows 8, Xbox, Windows Phone, and now iOS, Android and the Web,” said Jerry Johnson, general manager of Xbox Music. “We’re also excited to connect artists with their fans on the most anticipated consumer product of the year when Xbox One launches Nov. 22.”
Expanding the Xbox Music family of devices
Starting today, your Xbox Music Pass brings the catalog of music to iOS and Android devices. Get unlimited access to the songs and artists you want at any time with playback across your tablet, PC, phone and Xbox console for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Add a song to your collection on your Xbox, and you’ll also have that song on your iOS, Android or Windows 8 device on the go or at the office. Xbox Music Pass also unlocks unlimited access to tens of thousands of music videos on your Xbox 360.
With the addition of free streaming on the Web, enjoy on-demand access to 30 million songs globally for free on the Xbox Music Web player at http://music.xbox.com or through the Xbox Music app on all Windows 8 tablets and PCs. Discovering and enjoying free music is as easy as typing an artist or song name and hitting “play.” Songs are instantly available to stream at no cost and for you to create an unlimited amount of playlists.1
Xbox Music will continue to grow and evolve over the coming months. Microsoft will add Radio to the free Web player, a quick and dynamic way to personalize your collection, discover new favorites, and create ultimate playlists by launching instant mixes based on your favorite artists. With unlimited skips and a view of the full recommended music stream, Radio puts you in control of your Internet radio experience.1
Xbox Music will grow on Windows 8 when it adds the anticipated new Web Playlist tool this fall. The tool scans all the artists and music available on a given Web page and creates a custom playlist of all that music. Think about the Web page of your favorite radio station, or an upcoming music festival, and all the bands and songs included on that Web page. Web Playlist identifies all that music and creates an instant, custom playlist inside Xbox Music with the simple touch of a button. Web Playlist along with Windows 8.1 will be released Oct. 17.
In the coming months, additional updates for iOS and Android platforms will become available, including an offline mode that lets you save your music to your device for playback without an Internet or data connection.
Xbox is Microsoft’s premier entertainment brand for the TV, phone, PC and tablet. In living rooms or on the go, Xbox is home to the best and broadest games, as well as one of the world’s largest libraries of movies, TV, music and sports. Your favorite games, TV and entertainment come to life in new ways through the power of Kinect, Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Live, the world’s premier social entertainment network. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.
Xbox One to Launch on November 22, 2013 in 13 Markets
By Yusuf Mehdi, Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Xbox
This is a big week for Xbox One! I am pleased to share a few exciting developments as we continue our journey to deliver the best Xbox ever.
First, we hit an important milestone as we began full production of the Xbox One console recently. The culmination of many years of listening to you, our fans, developing innovative technology, and partnering with the best game and entertainment partners in the industry has brought us to this point. There is still a lot more work to do, but the teams are making excellent progress and are focused on launch.
Speaking of launch, we’re now in a position to share that Xbox One will be available on November 22, 2013 in all 13 of our initial launch markets – Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Many more markets will follow in 2014.
We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere. We sold out of our pre-order supply faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever. We look forward to celebrating with millions and millions of gamers this holiday.
As a result of this incredible consumer demand and the development progress on Xbox One, I am thrilled to share that today we are making available a limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles for pre-order. We have coordinated with our retail partners to make it easy for you to reserve your Xbox One today.
Finally, in the spirit of continuing to bring new value and excitement to Xbox, I am also pleased to confirm that the development team has increased the CPU from 1.6GHZ to 1.75GHZ, roughly a 10 percent increase in CPU performance. This is on top of the 6% increase we previously announced for the GPU. What does this mean to you the gamer? It means that the Xbox One will have that much more power for developers to make their games and entertainment really shine. We’re going to keep bringing more value to the Xbox One as we head towards launch building on some of the advancements we have already shared such as the 40 plus improvements to the Xbox One controller, advancements to help you find the perfect opponent and make the most of our online community, to the power of the cloud.
And I have to mention the games – Xbox One is proving to be the best place for games, with our exclusive games winning over 100 awards at E3, driving pre-order increases of 200% in European markets after gamers first played our blockbuster line-up at gamescom, and blowing away thousands of fans at PAX PRIME this week-end. Only on Xbox One will you find exclusive blockbusters like Halo, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5; new digital content from titles like coming Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 coming to Xbox One first; and the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team experience you won’t find anywhere else.
November 22 is a special day in Xbox history – on this day, we first launched Xbox 360 in 2005.* Our next chapter begins in 79 days, when Xbox One becomes available. We built Xbox One to bring you the best games, unrivaled multiplayer and more entertainment than ever before. It’s nearly time to say “Xbox On” and open a new world of games and entertainment.
If you like to play first-person shooter games on your smartphone, you already have the option of making the gameplay more realistic by mounting your phone on the gun-like AppBlaster. However, what if you prefer shooting virtual arrows over virtual bullets? You’d need some sort of bow-like smartphone-holding gadget for that, wouldn’t you? Well, that’s just what the BowBlade is.
There’s nothing stationary about what you’re doing when you’re the ﬁrst person Bowblade shooter. Everything you see – everything you do – is in front of you on the big screens (console, TV) or smaller ones (smartphone, /iTouch). It’s incredible. Sometimes you’re the predator. Other times you may be the prey.
Your trigger is only activated when the bow is fully pulled back. — getting involved inside the game means you’re adjusting your body to aim. Your backhand ﬁnger holds the trigger, which you pull or release to ﬁre. Your ﬁnger, your body, your agility, your brain, are all involved in the “hit”. Unbelievable fun. Unbelievably exciting. Bowblade’s action beats everything else in the world of gaming. It’s Awesome.
- created by a Chiropractor/Stuntman/Gamer
- becomes a dynamic active game controller when paired with a smartphone or iPod Touch or Apple TV
- takes you right into the envelope of the game
- easy to manipulate…under 2 pounds
- designed to be used on both sides of your body
- gaming and shooting simulation is the fun stuff – increased strength and coordination are the bonus benefits
for more info visit: www.bowbladegaming.com
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EA SPORTS UFC Official E3 2013 Trailer. Feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon are brought to life like never before. The next generation of MMA fighting begins spring of 2014 when EA SPORTS UFC is released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
Watch the new Official Gameplay Video for Grand Theft Auto Online – which shows how we’ve taken the fundamental GTA concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and made them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.
In Grand Theft Auto Online, you’ll have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.
Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V and launches on October 1st.
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Radio hosts Alana Evans and Missy Martinez announce their “Saints Row 4” live gaming show Monday Aug. 19.
The hosts of the “Naughty Gamers” show on Sirius XM radio are teaming up with “Week in Geek” hosts Blake Morse and Bobby Venomous for a “Saints Row 4” release party in San Francisco.
The gamers will take turns playing the new game with fans online, as well as fans in studio. The show will feature special interviews with developers from the Saints Row team at Deep Silver, as well as some surprise special guests.
They will be giving away copies of the new game, as well as headsets from Astro Gaming and Skull Candy.
The event takes place at 540 Howard Street, 2nd floor, in San Francisco.
The “Naughty Gamers” show focuses on video games, geek culture and adult stars who love gaming.
Viewers can tune into Twitch.tv starting at 8 p.m. PST.
The world premiere of the next generation of Call of Duty multiplayer. The team at Infinity Ward will be giving the Call of Duty community the first details on what everyone can expect this fall when Call of Duty: Ghosts launches worldwide. The global reveal will go in-depth on all things multiplayer, and will include several world premiere announcements for the millions of fans that play Call of Duty every year.
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Experience the action like never before with the Xbox One Wireless Controller. New Impulse Triggers deliver fingertip vibration feedback, so you can feel every jolt and crash in high definition.* Redesigned thumbsticks and an all new D-pad provide greater precision. And the entire controller fits more comfortably in your hands. With over 40 innovations, it’s simply the best controller Xbox has ever made.
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Watch Dogs received over 90 Awards and Nominations at E3 2013. In Watch Dogs, the city becomes your weapon and your enemies have nowhere to hide.
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Xbox Live Gold Members Get “Crackdown,” “Dead Rising 2” and “Dead Rising 2: Case Zero” for Free in August
More free games are on the way, courtesy of Games with Gold on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Gold members worldwide can continue building their collection of digital games on Xbox 360 with three new titles, available for free download for a limited time starting tomorrow.
The August line-up of titles includes:
- “Crackdown” ($14.99 ERP) – Available between August 1 and 15
- “Dead Rising 2” ($29.99 ERP) and “Dead Rising 2: Case Zero” (400 Microsoft Points) – Available between Aug. 16 and 31
Hand-picked from our catalog of Games on Demand and Xbox Live Arcade favorites, “Crackdown” pushes the action genre with three-dimensional persistent playground, highly innovative co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system. The game received top reviews from Eurogamer and OXM UK.
Ahead of the launch of “Dead Rising 3,” take a look back at its predecessors that took the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun. “Dead Rising 2” was rated 9.5/10 by Game Informer and “Dead Rising 2: Case Zero” received an “A” from the New York Post.
Like the other Games with Gold titles, they’re yours to keep. Download the games directly on your Xbox 360 console or from the Xbox Games Store, which will automatically download to your Xbox 360 console the next time you log on.
Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead joins Telltale Games and PlayStation at Comic-Con for a behind the scenes look at The Walking Dead game series.
Join Kate Yeager at San Diego Comic Con as she tours the Xbox Lounge, the convention center and the Xbox Showcase at the Hard Rock Hotel.
WWE Legend Ultimate Warrior storms the 2K offices to announce himself as the exclusive pre-order bonus for WWE 2K14. Available October 29, 2013.
Every wonder what the All Stars themselves think about the Midsummer Classic? Watch as some of baseball”s biggest stars talk about their All Star experiences
Sony today unveiled the PlayStation4 (PS4) hardware design at its annual E3 Media & Business Summit press conference, where the company also announced its next-generation platform will launch in the United States for $399 (MSRP) this holiday season. In addition, SCEA showcased an extensive line-up of exclusive first and third party content for PS4, PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation3 (PS3) systems, and a next-generation PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) membership program.
“We are proud to unveil today the most advanced gaming system ever created, PlayStation 4, which demonstrates everything PlayStation stands for — a relentless focus on the gamer, an inspired community of developers equipped with the most powerful technology, and the long-standing legacy to building worlds without boundaries through one-of-a-kind gaming experiences,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA. “What’s equally exciting for us, however, is transforming the PlayStation ecosystem into a stronger, more vibrant destination that enables gamers to engage, share, play, and connect on their terms.”
With a sleek, modern, and elegant look, the overall design of the PS4 system reflects the powerful yet accessible architecture of the system, which will inspire developers to unleash their imaginations and create the next generation of gaming experiences that were never before possible.
SCE World Wide Studios (SCE WWS) is currently developing more than 30 PS4 exclusive titles, 20 of them, including 12 new IPs, are planned to release within a year of the launch of the PS4 system. This demonstrates PlayStation’s focus on delivering original, creative content to gamers that will define next-generation gaming experiences. SCE WWS President Shuhei Yoshida provided an update on PS4 exclusive titles, #DRIVECLUB, Killzone Shadow Fall, KNACK, which will be available at launch, and inFAMOUS Second Son, available first quarter 2014. He also unveiled SCEA’s next blockbuster title, The Order: 1886, from acclaimed studio Ready at Dawn.
Furthering PlayStation’s commitment to finding unique games for its fans by working with independent and small developers, SCEA Vice President of Developer and Publisher Relations Adam Boyes introduced a stellar lineup of titles that will be making their console debut on the PS4 system, including: Transistor by Super Giant, Don’t Starve by Klei Entertainment, Mercenary Kings by Tribute Games, Octodad: Deadliest Catch by Young Horses, Secret Ponchos by SwitchBlade Monkeys, Outlast by Red Barrels, Oddworld: New N Tasty by Oddworld Inhabitants and Galak-Z by 17-bit. Boyes also unveiled blockbuster content from key publishing partners, including KINGDOM HEARTS III and FINAL FANTASY XV from SQUARE ENIX, Ubisoft Entertainment, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Watch_Dogs, 2K Sports’s NBA 2K14, Bethesda Game Studios’ The Elder Scrolls Online, and the world exclusive unveil of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Mad Max. Bungie, one of the most celebrated developers in the industry, was also on stage to introduce the world gameplay premiere of Destiny. SCEA announced a long-term exclusive partnership with Bungie and Activision that will ensure that the PS4 ecosystem evolves and grows with the incredible Destiny world.
SCEA also unveiled new details for PS Plus, built to bring games and gamers together and fuel the next generation of gaming on the PS4 system. With a single PS Plus membership, gamers will enjoy all of the program benefits across the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems.
PS Plus benefits include exclusive game discounts, cloud game saves, early access to beta programs and content, and access to the Instant Game Collection.
The Instant Game Collection, which provides PS Plus members immediate access to a library of games — including blockbuster hits, innovative indie games, and classic titles — will extend to gamers on the PS4 system along with online gameplay, ensuring that gamers always have a selection of games to discover and enjoy with other members of the PS Plus community.
To celebrate the support of PS Plus on the PS4 system, SCEA will offer the #DRIVECLUB PS Plus Edition to PS Plus members which delivers all the authenticity and immersion users would expect from the full #DRIVECLUB experience, in the Instant Game Collection. In addition, one digital title will be rotated each month, including three of the new digital games introduced during the PlayStation E3 press conference, Don’t Starve, Outlast, and Secret Ponchos. These three titles will be available at no extra cost via the Instant Game Collection during the first year following the launch of the PS4 system. PS Plus members will be able to enjoy a variety of other amazing PS4 titles, while enjoying new ways to share their experiences with friends via online multiplayer, broadcasting and spectating games, cross-game voice chat, and the ability to seamlessly join a friend’s online game.
PS Plus membership can be purchased through PlayStation®Store and is available as a one-year membership for $49.99, a three-month membership for $17.99, and a new a one-month membership option for $9.99.
SCEA also announced that PlayStation’s cloud gaming services will be available in 2014 beginning in the United States. The cloud gaming services will provide gamers on the PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by gamers on the PS Vita system, with immediate access to a catalog of critically acclaimed PS3 titles. These games will be streamed using Gaikai’s proprietary network technology to deliver amazing gameplay that is fast and responsive.
Since its North American launch last February, the PS Vita system has delivered the best and most immersive digital games that truly engage players wherever they are. With a vibrant 5-inch touchscreen, dual analog sticks and all new ways to play, the PS Vita system is the most powerful portable entertainment system ever created. More than 85 additional titles are slated to launch for the PS Vita system by the end of 2013, expanding the current library of more than 125 PS Vita-dedicated games and more than 400 classic titles from the PSP and PS one Classics catalogs.
Featured titles mentioned at the press conference include Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, CounterSpy™, Destiny of Spirits, Doki Doki Universe, Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway. In addition, SCEA announced that God of War HD 1 and 2, Flower, and Dead Nation from SCE WWS, as well as Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY X and X-2 and Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead are coming soon to the platform.
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Experience the next-generation with FIFA 14, EA SPORTS UFC, Madden NFL 25 and NBA LIVE 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4
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