PS4 Ships 60 Million Units

As part of Sony's earnings report for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, the company announced it shipped 2.9 million PlayStation 4 units in the past three months. That's up from 2.3 million during the same period last year.
For the full fiscal year (April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017), Sony shipped 20 million PS4 units, up from 17.7 million units during the prior fiscal year. You can see more numbers and how they compare in the graph below.
With the 2.9 million units shipped in the last quarter, Sony has now shipped 60 million PS4 consoles around the world, up from the 57.1 million figure that was announced in March. Sixty million is precisely the number that Sony forecasted it would ship by the end of the fiscal year.
Another key takeaway from the Sony earnings report today is that the company is forecasting PS4 shipments to amount to 18 million units for the current fiscal year. This would be down from the fiscal year that just ended. Sony didn'..

Win Tickets To Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2017! (Australia Only)

GameSpot Australia are excited to be giving the readers the chance to attend Intel Extreme Masters Sydney on the weekend of May 6-7, to see the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in the world fight it out in an arena setting.
Intel Extreme Masters Sydney will play host to two days of world-class esports action, and will be Australia’s biggest ever esports event with a record prizepool of $260,000 AUD.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be the main event, with a community stage playing host to Rocket League, Smite, and League of Legends tournaments.
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GameSpot staff will hand-pick the winners based on the pool of correct answers. This competition will close on Friday, May 5 at 9:00am AEST.
This competition is only open to residents of Australia. All entrants must be o..

Boxing Kangaroo Roger Is Not In Tekken 7

Roger, the boxing kangaroo featured in past installments in the Tekken series, is not in Tekken 7, producer Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed. But why?
Harada told VG247 that the viral video of the man who punched a kangaroo in the face has something to do with it. “There was a video of a man's dog being headlocked by a kangaroo, and he punched it in the face. It turned into a big problem,” he said. “People were complaining about him punching a kangaroo.”
Harada went on to say there are “animal activists” today than there used to be. Although these people might not play Tekken 7, Harada said they “would still hear about that,” referring to a kangaroo being in the game who is able to be punched. These people “would complain about it,” so Roger was left out.
Tekken 7 does feature a fighting animal in the form of Kuma the bear. He's in the game because, according to Harada, a bear is “obviously stronger than a human being.”
Harada clarified on Twitter that PETA, which has blasted v..

Super Mario Run Expected To Hit 150M Downloads Soon, Paying Players Growing

Nintendo's Super Mario Run is closing in on a new download milestone. The company's president, Tatsumi Kimishima, said as part of Nintendo's latest earnings that the free game “will soon reach 150 million downloads” for iOS and Android combined. This is up from 78 million back in January.
Contributing to the game's big success is the fact that it's available in a lot of countries and regions–165 to be precise. Not only has the game reached an audience in the US, Europe, and Japan, but it's appealing to players in others as well, Kimishima said.
“We were able to provide an opportunity for many consumers in countries and regions where we had not previously done business to experience this new kind of Mario game that can be played with one hand,” Kimishima said.
Super Mario Run is free, but you need to pay $10 (or region equivalent) to unlock all the courses. The game launched in December for iOS before coming to Android in March.
Kimishima added that the n..

Nintendo Launching New 2DS XL Model That Has “Same Power” As 3DS

[UPDATE] Nintendo has confirmed that the New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch in Australia and New Zealand on June 15, a month ahead of the launch in the US. It will cost AU $200.
The original story is below.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Nintendo today announced a new piece of hardware: the New Nintendo 2DS XL. It launches in the US on July 28, priced at $150.
Unlike the entry model 2DS, the New 2DS XL features a clamshell design. The system can play 3DS games, but without the 3D effect, of course. It also plays DS games.
The screen size is the same as the New Nintendo 3DS XL. It is lighter than that system, but according to Nintendo, it “still packs the same power” of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. It also has built-in NFC support for Amiibo functionality.
“This new addition to Nintendo's portable hardware line demonstrates our commitment to the hand-held market,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement. “New Nintendo 2DS XL sports a beautiful clamshell design and of..

Nintendo Confirms No Major E3 Event This Year, Reveals 1-2-Switch Shipment Numbers

As part of Nintendo's latest earnings report, the company confirmed that it will not host a “large-scale” press conference at E3 this year. This is no big surprise, as Nintendo also didn't do one last year.
Nintendo will still be at E3, however. “Nintendo of America will present further information on our plans at a later date,” Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said.
If it's anything like last year, fans can expect a Nintendo Treehouse livestream event or some kind of other presentation featuring commentary and insight from developers and executives.
Also in Kimishima's prepared remarks, he revealed that 1-2-Switch is approaching 1 million copies shipped, while Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! has already passed more than 350,000 downloads. Super Bomberman R, meanwhile, has eclipses 500,000 copies shipped.
You can read the full remarks here [PDF].
In other Nintendo news, the company today announced the New Nintendo 2DS XL. Additionally, we have learned that..

Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer Segment Takes On A VR Game

The newest installment of Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer segment has arrived–and it's pretty great. In this newest chapter, O'Brien plays the black-and-white Oculus Rift game Wilson's Heart.
As you'd expect, O'Brien makes a number of jokes. Before he even puts on the Rift headset, he remarks that he hopes the game is about virtual sex. Because, “The whole point of virtual reality is to get it on,” he says. To O'Brien's dismay, Wilson's Heart is not actually about sex.
Wilson's Heart is a first-person “thriller” set in a hospital in the 1940s. The hospital is not all it seems, however, as it holds dark secrets. You play as a patient, Robert Wilson, who wakes up to the horrifying that he has a mysterious device in his chest where his heart should be.
O'Brien's verdict? “If you want to know what it's like to be confused, infirm, weak, and wandering around, not knowing what's happening, play this game,” he said…

Game Of Thrones Star On The Secrecy Of Final Season

HBO's popular and well-received TV series Game of Thrones returns in July for Season 7, with the final season to come later. Now, actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, has spoken up to say she and her castmates are basically in the dark about how the show will wrap up.
“No one knows anything,” she told the Los Angeles Daily News (via IGN). “No one is told anything. It's all crazy. It's a secret from the cast. We generally can't be trusted. They pretty much have told us so.”
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on July 16, with the eighth and final season to follow sometime after. Season 7 has seven episodes, while Season 8 has only six.
Though Game of Thrones is expected to wrap up after Season 8, HBO has been clear that it might pursue some kind off offshoot of the series, potentially a prequel.
Also in the interview, Clarke said what she could about one of her other upcoming high-profile projects: the Han Solo Star Wars movie. She said she couldn&#0..

Injustice 2: See Darkseid In Action In New Gameplay Trailer

NetherRealm today released a new trailer for the Injustice 2 character Darkseid, who is available as a preorder bonus. Darkseid is a “being of pure hate incarnate,” according to his official description–and he certainly lives up to that in the spotlight trailer embedded above.
“His merciless obsession has left a wake of suffering and obliteration as he seeks the Anti-Life Equation,” reads a line from his description. “With his invincible body, limitless strength, army of Parademons, and the annihilating power of his Omega Beams make him not only a threat to this world, but to every world within reach.”
Looking ahead, NetherRealm is going to announce the next Injustice 2 character tomorrow, April 28. The surprise may have been revealed early, however, as a new character leaked earlier this week.
Injustice 2 launches on May 16 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can see a roundup of all the confirmed characters here.