Hardware Sales News


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...


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

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Lifetime UK Hardware Sales Revealed

By Nick Breckon, Apr 22, 2009 11:25am PDT

A chart included in European game retailer Game's latest financial papers has revealed the lifetime hardware sales data for the UK games market....


"I really would like to see official numbers for the whole of europe. UK has about 60 million ..."

- razorblade79 see all 20 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...


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

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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...


"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

Wii Ships 50 Million Units, Declared Fastest Selling Console Ever

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 9:12am PDT

Nintendo's ever-popular Wii has shipped a stunning 50 million consoles worldwide since its 2006 debut, with the company claiming that it's the...


"and what metacritic scores determines a "quality game". unless its 85+ i don't see this is valid..."

- brainchild420 see all 33 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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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Latest Worldwide Console Sales Revealed

By Chris Faylor, Jan 29, 2009 8:51am PST

With the latest round of financial reports, console manufacturers Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have all provided the latest sales figures for...


"I'm also confused... why did you append boo-hoo to the end of your rant? Was that an attempt to ..."

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Microsoft Cutting 'up to 5,000 Jobs'

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2009 7:37am PST

Citing "the further deterioration of global economic conditions," Microsoft today announced that it will "eliminate up to 5,000 jobs" across the...


"Hah! I'm not the only one that rips on him for that I see. I love the big Xbox newsletters he ..."

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2008 NPD: Nintendo Sells Over 10 Million Wiis in US, New Lifetime Sales Figures for Each Console

By Nick Breckon, Jan 15, 2009 5:06pm PST

Shacknews' analysis of NPD Group's 2008 U.S. console sales data has revealed that Nintendo saw a banner year for total system sales, selling over...


"What DS is a better portable gaming platform, come on ! the psp is far better, the only reason ..."

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Nintendo, Call of Duty Dominate December Console Sales in US

By Nick Breckon, Jan 15, 2009 3:53pm PST

Along with its analysis of the 2008 U.S. video game market, NPD has also its released sales figures for December 2008. As expected, the Nintendo...


"I regularly play Call of Duty with my Guitar Hero controller."

- psamathos see all 12 comments

PlayStation 2 Sells 50 Million Units in North America

By Chris Faylor, Jan 13, 2009 2:27pm PST

Eight years, three months and thirteen days after the system debuted in North America, Sony today revealed that the PlayStation 2 has sold over 50...


"This story is more about the state of modern gaming than it is about a great machine! Is it only ..."

- uk_john see all 31 comments

Best Buy Game Sales Down in December

By Nick Breckon, Jan 09, 2009 4:00pm PST

Retailer Best Buy today released its December sales data, revealing a single-digit decline in videogame sales. "Video gaming comparable store...


"if you can sell crap that you hate, then you can sell ANYTHING. it probably would've been good ..."

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Japanese Game Market Shrinks 15 Percent As UK Industry Records Huge Growth

By Nick Breckon, Jan 07, 2009 2:30pm PST

The Japanese videogame market shrank for the first time in four years over 2008, dropping 15% on total sales of $6.2 billion, according to sales...


"I dunno man, Tales of Vesperia,Tales of Symphonia 2, Valkaria Chronicles and Persona 4 were all ..."

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