PS4 shoots through 50m sold barrier

The PlayStation 4’s sales success continues: as of 6th December it had sold over 50m units.

That’s sold through to consumers – not shipped. And it’s worth noting the figure includes the recently-released PS4 Pro.

Recent sales were fuelled by Black Friday. Sony said this year’s sales event was the best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation. Sony boss Kaz Hirai will no doubt be pleased.

Dead Rising 4 review

It’s never a good idea to start with a food metaphor, but – if the first Dead Rising was an acquired taste, Dead Rising 4 is popcorn. That’s to say, it’s pretty low on flavour or nutritional content, but if you shovel gigantic handfuls into your mouth without cease you can just about maintain the illusion that you’re eating something substantial. By turns demented and uninspired, Capcom Vancouver’s latest shopping-turned-killing-spree feels like a series marking time till the executioner arrives, but there’s a lot to chew over here and it can be oddly, even annoyingly hard to stop.

Abundance has always been Dead Rising’s keyword, of course. The 2006 original cast players as Frank West, a tabloid photographer scoping out a zombie-infested mall in Willamette, Colorado – a mall that proved a testing ground for the weaponisable potential of common household commodities, as players sallied into battle armed not just with guns and blades but parosols, TV sets, bowling balls and fruit. There were a few notable checks and rough edges, however: a strict six-hour campaign running time, fussy controls and a cast of goofy locals on journeys of their own through the game, characters destined to meet a sticky end out of shot unless waylaid and escorted to the mall’s saferoom. The campaign and character death mechanics, in particular, split audiences down the middle – some hailing this approach as a source of suspense that adds to the impression of a living world, others decrying it as an arbitrary hindrance that forces you to play and replay if you want to chase up every lead.

Fast forward 10 years and Frank is back – hot on the trail of his wayward apprentice Vick in the midst of yet another, unexplained zombie outbreak. The mall is back, too, though it has evolved almost beyond recognition – new sights and sounds include a mini-car racetrack, a gingerbread Santa’s village and a Caribbean-themed section where thousands of corpses squelch in the shadow of a life-sized pirate galleon. There is still an absolute ton of gaudy crap with which to abuse the undead (the game takes place in the aftermath of a particularly bloodthirsty Black Friday sale), and the zombies themselves are, as ever, not so much a threat as an army of crash test dummies, begging to be crowned with a Christmas wreath, lit on fire and kicked off an escalator.

Steam Winter Sale start date confirmed

The Steam Winter Sale, or Christmas sale, or Holiday sale, or whatever you call it, will begin 22nd December, Eurogamer can confirm, and last until 2nd January.

The date slipped onto and we have separately confirmed it.

Feels like only yesterday Steam’s Halloween sale was in effect. Or was it Black Friday. I lose track. Nevertheless the Winter Sale is usually considerable, so perhaps save money by foregoing Christmas presents for your children, you monster.

The best Cyber Monday deals

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a daily roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us for Black Friday, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

Today is ‘Cyber Monday’ which isn’t a sequel to the movie Johnny Mnemonic, as much as it sounds like it should be but is in fact, like Black Friday, another day in which retailers get together to discount a whole bunch of stuff in the hopes of getting you to part with your cash. Here, I’ve gathered up a batch of the best deals from today’s online offerings. If you haven’t already thrown too much money at various games and techy-bits over the last few days, you may just find something you’d quite like.

As with the rest of the past week’s Black Friday articles, these will be gaming deals but if you’re interested in checking out a wider range of deals head over to . We also have pages dedicated to and deals right here on Eurogamer where you can find roundups of the best stuff on each format.

Black Friday deals for Sunday 27th November

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a daily roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us for Black Friday, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

If you were expecting the Black Friday deals well to dry up over the weekend, I’ve got bad news for you. Well, good news technically, since the deals have kept coming and we’ve got another batch of them to show off today, as retailers hustle to get you to part with your hard-earned cash. Let’s take a look.

We’ll be focused entirely on gaming deals in this post but if you’re interested in checking out various techy or non-gaming related deals, head over to where we’ve been keeping track of deals on everything from TVs to Chromecasts. We also have pages dedicated to and right here on Eurogamer.

Black Friday deals for Saturday 26th November

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a daily roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us for Black Friday, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

Yes, yes, I know, the title doesn’t make any sense. But Black Friday apparently started almost two weeks ago, so it can’t come as much of a surprise that retailers in-store and online are keeping the discount party going through the weekend. We still have ‘Cyber Monday’ to come, even if it does sound like an AOL chatroom name from 2002. So yes, I’m here and you’re here once more to see what’s out there and up for grabs.

Just like the last week of posts, we’ll be focused entirely on gaming deals in this post but if you’re interested in checking out various techy or non-gaming related deals, head over to where we’ve been keeping track of deals on everything from TVs to Chromecasts. We also have pages dedicated to and right here on Eurogamer.

Here are the cheapest PS4 and Xbox One bundles you can buy on Black Friday

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a daily roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us for Black Friday, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

Today is Black Friday, the phenomenon that since its American inception many years ago and gradual acceptance by many other countries since, changed the way retail works in the run up to Christmas.

Retailers across the UK, who have already been slashing prices in-store and online, will be battling to be the ones to offer the cheapest, best value console bundles on various models of Xbox One and PS4.

Black Friday deals for Thursday 24th November

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a daily roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us for Black Friday, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

We’re officially on the eve of the titular Black Friday of Black Friday deals fame and the deals just keep on coming. It’s like an onslaught of bundles and price cuts today. While you visitors from the US will be surrounded by family and friends, eating far too much and generally just enjoying yourselves, be sure to take a moment to check out some bargains and save some cash – you may just end up with something new to give thanks for. Everyone else, just settle in while we take a look at some of the best deals to emerge on the internet today.

That being said, it’s the Thursday before Black Friday kicks off officially worldwide, so we’re expecting some more deals to be announced as the evening progresses tonight. I’ll be updating this post when more deals show up.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition – the one that includes Modern Warfare Remastered – down to £50

When Activision announced plans to remaster the much-loved Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, fans of the series rejoiced. But when – or its digital equivalent – fans recoiled in horror. Suffice it to say, Activision’s refusal to sell Modern Warfare Remastered separately didn’t go down well.

So, there were plenty of Call of Duty fans, only interested in Modern Warfare Remastered, who decided against buying Infinite Warfare’s £79.99 edition because, well, that’s a lot of money to fork out just to play the remaster of a nine-year-old game.

Well, now the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare has been reduced as part of Black Friday madness. At it’s down to £49.99, which is £30 cheaper than it was at launch.