Kotaku get’s a hands on preview of the new Xbox 360 exclusive DLC for GTAIV and had quite alot to say about their time with it. Some notable points are that there is a cache of new weapons as well as new music and a new minigame. Even the menus and in-game cell phone have been updated and customized which justifies the $20 price point for this expansion. GTAIV fans should be quite pleased with this when it drops in a few weeks.
- A Big Shot
Sony has revised their fiscal 2008 forecast, revealing an extra loss for the Games Division.
Sony is expected to post their first net loss in 14 years, of 150 billion yen ($1.65 billion/£1.21 billion), for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2009.
As you’ve no doubt seen by now, Sony’s Kaz Hirai and Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg have been getting into a little war of words lately. Hirai still sees Sony as the industry leader in video games and he doesn’t think Xbox 360 has longevity, while Greenberg has called Sony “out of touch” and he doesn’t see a scenario in which Xbox 360 could lose its installed base lead to PS3.
Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter – never afraid to share his opinion – contacted GameDaily BIZ to let us know that both Hirai and Greenberg are right. “Aaron Greenberg is right that Sony likely won’t catch Microsoft in the U.S. until at least 2014. Kaz is right that Sony will likely catch Microsoft globally,” said Pachter.
The Xbox 360 is the best console you can buy. Except it’s inexplicably missing something the Wii and PS3 have: Wi-Fi. You could buy Microsoft’s $90 dongle. Or you could follow our guide.
* December ’08 was the biggest month for Xbox 360 in history
* Xbox 360 sold more consoles, games and online entertainment experiences in 2008 than any previous year
* In the all-important holiday quarter, Xbox 360 outsold PS3 by more than 2:1
Despite a decline in overall consumer spending during the holidays, video games continued to shine as a bright spot, with Xbox 360 registering record-setting numbers in December, selling 1.4 million consoles in the U.S. (December NPD data).
Hardware Sales for December 2008:
- DS – 3.04 million
- Wii – 2.15 million
- Xbox 360 – 1.44 million
- PSP – 1.02 million
- PS3 – 726K
- PS2 – 410K
We recently ran an article that warned readers against misinterpreting opinion as facts because apparently, only loud-mouthed fanboys get any sort of attention in the realm of so-called video game journalism.
The PlayStation 3 has lagged behind the competition in the previous years, at least in terms of hardware sales. To see if analysts believe 2009 would be any better for the PlayStation 3 EndSights contacted three premiere video game analysts to get their views on the issue. We asked them one, multi-leveled question.
Bethesda have also announced that the Operation Anchorage downloadable content for the Xbox 360 and PC is scheduled to release on Tuesday, January 27.
- Friends notification no longer causes the game to pause. (Playstation 3)
- Fixed occasional crashes during loading and waiting.
- Friendly or neutral NPC health bars, when taking damage, no longer flicker repeatedly.
- Fixed issue where certain NPCs would occasionally disappear from the game.
- Fixed issue where dead NPCs would occasionally come back to life.
More after the break