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Gearbox Declares Borderlands Fastest Selling Original IP of 2009, PC Patch Due Later Today

By Chris Faylor, Nov 16, 2009 4:19pm PST

Borderlands had "the fastest-selling original property video game launch of 2009," developer Gearbox proclaimed today alongside word of the...

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"So why is no one publishing PC numbers of DD and Retail? I am gettting a bit frustrated by this ..."

- Docace911 see all 85 comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Declared Biggest Launch in Entertainment History

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 12, 2009 5:05am PST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 publisher Activision has declared this week's release of Infinity Ward's shooter "the biggest launch in history...

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"Don't like 50% of the pet sales go to the make a wish foundation tho? Generally when you do ..."

- syn0r see all 365 comments

September Sales: PlayStation 3 Beats the Xbox 360, Wii for the First Time

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 5:01pm PDT

Sony had a big month in September, with the PlayStation 3 claiming the top spot in console hardware sales for the first time, according to NPD's US...

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"Haha, my best friend would go buy a PS3 tonight if they announced a remake of FF7. Otherwise ..."

- DinK see all 71 comments

Halo 3: ODST Tops September Sales as The Beatles: Rock Band Beats Guitar Hero 5

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 4:35pm PDT

Bungie's stand-alone Halo 3 expansion topped the NPD sales charts in September, beating Wii Sports and Madden NFL 10 by a significant margin with...

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"Didn't Activision release a statement about how awesome GH5 was doing compared to TB:RB a couple ..."

- quadeh see all 4 comments

July NPD: Electronic Arts, Nintendo Pick at the Bones

By Nick Breckon, Aug 13, 2009 4:25pm PDT

The videogame industry continued to struggle in July, posting $848 million in total US sales, a 29% decrease in overall sales compared to the same...

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"They also started running commercials for the damn game on TV again."

- stenchy see all 12 comments

Nintendo Q1 Profits Down 60% From 2008

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2009 9:11am PDT

Nintendo's 2009 first-quarter net profits fell 60% compared to the period last year while net sales are down 40%, new financial documents released...

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""Net profits were 42.31 billion yen ($442 million)" ...not bad for three months if you ask me."

- deceiver see all 53 comments

UFC Named the Undisputed King of May Software Sales

By Nick Breckon, Jun 11, 2009 4:04pm PDT

THQ's mixed martial arts hit UFC 2009 Undisputed reigned supreme over the North American console software charts in May. The fighting...

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"I save witty responses for the deserving. Austere01 Oh sorry I mean cakeseaters (nice new tag ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 39 comments

April NPD Sales: Wii Fit, Nintendo DS Top Slow Month

By Nick Breckon, May 14, 2009 3:53pm PDT

Lacking the monster sales of last April's Grand Theft Auto 4, the NPD charts for April 2009 mark a fairly uneventful period in North American...

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"its worse to see the PC top 20 each week. WOW & Sims for as long as I can remember. Atleast the ..."

- Dodgy see all 7 comments

Grand Theft Auto DS Misses Sales Expectations

By Chris Faylor, Apr 17, 2009 8:25am PDT

While analysts had predicted that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars would see first month sales of anywhere from 200K to 450K units, sales-tracking...

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"I know GameStop’s pushing Chinatown Wars with a contest to win a “mob boss experience” on ..."

- LeslieLu see all 63 comments

Nintendo DSi Smashes DS Lite's First Week Sales

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 16, 2009 6:29pm PDT

Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo DSi posted far higher sales during its first week of sale than its predecessor the DS Lite managed when it...

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"i did the same... and now i'm enjoying it more than my 360. (playing chrono trigger newgame+, ..."

- Demius see all 17 comments

March NPD Sales: Resident Evil 5 Breaks 1.5 Million, Pokemon Platinum and Halo Wars Debut Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 16, 2009 3:35pm PDT

Offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of game sales, research group NPD has released its take on the software and hardware sales in the US...

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"Well good for them. I just beat RE5 tonight as a matter of fact. I went to my next door ..."

- k1ld0r see all 28 comments

February Console Sales: Wii Fit, Street Fighter 4 Lead

By Nick Breckon, Mar 19, 2009 3:45pm PDT

Nintendo's lineup of Wii and DS titles continues to dominate the North American console sales charts, with Wii Fit once again being named the...

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"Is it possible to post the number of units sold for PC sales as well? The PC sales never have ..."

- Decepticon Matrix see all 16 comments

Halo Wars Declared Best Selling Console RTS

By Chris Faylor, Mar 19, 2009 9:35am PDT

In the three or so weeks since Halo Wars launched, the Xbox 360 strategy game has sold over one million copies worldwide, publisher Microsoft...

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"i haven't played it (and have no intention to), and I'm sure they haven't either... but good or ..."

- brainchild420 see all 85 comments

Nintendo DS Ships 100 Million Units

By Chris Faylor, Mar 11, 2009 10:36am PDT

Nintendo announced today that it shipped the 100 millionth Nintendo DS unit on March 6, 2009--4 years, 3 months and 14 days after the portable...

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"I think almost everyone knew that GBAS came to the end of it's road when the DS came. I know I ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 12 comments

NPD: Nintendo Tops January Console Sales Charts; Left 4 Dead Beats Call of Duty

By Nick Breckon, Feb 12, 2009 3:40pm PST

Nintendo continued its steady reign over the industry in January, taking the top three slots on the US console software charts with Wii Fit, Wii...

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"yeah.. once someone releases a really good BluRay player for a reasonable price I'm thinking the ..."

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