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April U.S. Console Sales Revealed: Splinter Cell Tops Software, Nintendo DS Leads Hardware

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 3:43pm PDT

With April 2010 behind us and May 2010 in full swing, market research firm The NPD Group has issued its monthly breakdown of the past month's U.S....

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"If only the NPD numbers included walmart and amazon.com then their numbers would be more accurate."

- Proven28 see all 5 comments

Worldwide Console Sales Numbers Revealed

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 11:50am PDT

As hardware makers Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have all checked in with their latest financial earnings, we've combed through the reports, added...

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"I wonder how many of those 360s are repurchases because of out of warranty hardware failure..."

- curl2k1 see all 57 comments

Yearly Nintendo Earnings, Hardware Sales Down; Nintendo DS and Wii Lifetime Sales Revealed

By Chris Faylor, May 06, 2010 6:00pm PDT

"A price reduction on Wii hardware, fewer strong Wii software titles in the first half and appreciation of the yen" lead to a negative impact...

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Xbox 360 Hardware Sales Pass 40 Million

By Chris Faylor, Apr 26, 2010 8:20am PDT

Over 40 million Xbox 360 consoles have been shipped and sold to retailers since the gaming console launched in November 2005, maker Microsoft has...

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"Yeah.. it might not be scientific enough for you... but that doesn't make it compeltely invalid. ..."

- Gwyndion see all 58 comments

God of War 3 Tops U.S. Console Sales in March

By Chris Faylor, Apr 15, 2010 3:41pm PDT

SCE Santa Monica's brutal PlayStation 3-exclusive sequel God of War III took top honors as the best-selling console game in the United States...

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"Or they found out the game kinda sux and there are just too many good games to play on PC and ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 24 comments

BioShock 2 Tops U.S. Console Sales in February as NPD Reveals Hardware and Software Figures

By Chris Faylor, Mar 11, 2010 3:42pm PST

With February 2010 now behind us, research firm NPD Group has released its regular breakdown of the past month's U.S. console hardware and software...

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"the really interesting numbers will be to see how Final Fantasy VIII sells between the 360 and ..."

- johnhead see all 15 comments

NPD Reveals January's Top Selling U.S. Games, Hardware Sales

By Chris Faylor, Feb 11, 2010 4:01pm PST

Continuing today's smorgasbord of announcements and revelations, market research firm The NPD Group has pulled back the curtain on its monthly...

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"BUT, nintendo will have another mario game out before that, if we are comparing franchises as ..."

- haysoos see all 16 comments

PlayStation 3 Hardware Sales Up over Last Year, Lifetime Sales Pass 30 Million

By Chris Faylor, Feb 05, 2010 9:40am PST

Speaking to the strength of the PlayStation 3's mid-2009 price cut, maker Sony has revealed that the past nine months of hardware sales have...

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"Nobody serious about games cares what format the games are on, and nobody serious about movies ..."

- Endymion_ see all 23 comments

Wii and Nintendo DS Outsell NES and GameBoy

By Chris Faylor, Jan 29, 2010 11:00am PST

Having updated its lifetime hardware sales figures, Nintendo today confirmed that the Wii has outsold the Nintendo Entertainment System--making...

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"I don't find this impressive. The market for games has grown tremendously since the NES/GB"

- Jafnahar see all 12 comments

Nintendo Touts Holiday Sales Figures

By Chris Faylor, Jan 05, 2010 3:00pm PST

Kicking off new year with self-congratulatory press release, Nintendo began today by listing off some of its accomplishments in 2009, such as its...

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"I wish Nintendo appealed to me as much as they appeal to the family-fun market. Funny thing is ..."

- Defacil see all 7 comments

Nintendo Sells Over 1.5 Million Wii, DS, and DSi During Thanksgiving Week

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 30, 2009 5:11pm PST

Nintendo revealed internal tracking numbers showing shoppers purchased more than 1.5 million units of Nintendo hardware, including the Wii, DS, and...

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"I finally ordered a DS, cause I found out it has a Tetris Attack port (Planet Puzzle League I ..."

- Avatar see all 10 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

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