Home / Tag Archives: format

Tag Archives: format

MS confirms free console replacements

Users who find that their Xbox 360 consoles are not compatible with the upcoming new disc format for the platform will receive a free replacement. Microsoft has confirmed this morning’s rumours, saying that in most instances it can sniff out any offending hardware and proactively contact the owners. "Following a …

Read More »

New 360 discs incompatible with some consoles

Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 disc format is incompatible with what the company describes as "a very small number" of machines. The issue was discovered as part of the recent US beta in which the new discs were tested. One Kotaku reader then received a surprise email from Microsoft stating that …

Read More »

New 360 discs get 1GB boost

Tech blog Digital Foundry claims to have word that the "updated disc format" being trailed on Xbox 360 adds around 1GB of extra capacity to DVD discs. It says the new standard is called XBG3. Current Xbox 360 discs have a capacity of 7.95GB, though 1.15GB of this is dedicated …

Read More »

Xbox 360 getting "updated" disc format

Microsoft has begun asking US Xbox 360 owners to register for the latest System Update Preview which this year promises something of a surprise. "We are conducting an open call for US based participants for a public preview to help us prepare for an updated Xbox 360 disc format," community …

Read More »

Games account for just 3.3% of piracy

A report from torrent blog TorrentFreak suggests that video game piracy accounts for just 3.3 per cent of all illegally available online content. The site gathered data from thousands of BitTorrent trackers to take s snapshot of what it estimated to be all publicly available torrents at the time. Out …

Read More »

Multiformat central to Bungie deal

Right at the heart of Activision’s shock announcement just moments ago that it has signed a ten-year deal with Bungie is that whatever the mystery new IP at the centre of the agreement is, it’s going to be on PS3. The agreement grants Activision the rights to just one new, …

Read More »

PS3 claims 54% of FFXIII sales

The fact that FFXIII has this week claimed the top spot in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 is of absolutely no shock – but onlookers will be far more interested to see how sales were shared across PS3 and Xbox 360. And the truth is – in …

Read More »

2009 UK single format charts in full

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being crowned as the best selling game of 2009 in the UK, here’s a closer look at which titles won out on each platform in the last 12 months. The numbers come courtesy of ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack. UPDATED: Lists expanded from Top Five to …

Read More »

Xbox owners defecting to PS3

A new report from analyst firm OTX has claimed that a number of keen gamers who bought the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Xbox 360 are intending to purchase the PS3 versions of the upcoming sequels. The belief comes from numbers showing that 15 …

Read More »

PES 2010 shines on PS3

Though the Xbox 360 traditionally enjoys the greater share of multiplatform title sales, the PS3 has emerged as the clear platform of choice for Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer. The PS3 version of PES 2010, which was released last Friday, accounted for 66 per cent of the game’s overall sales, with …

Read More »