Hardware Sales News


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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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Xbox 360 Reaches 30 Million Console Sales

By Alice O'Connor, May 28, 2009 9:26am PDT

Microsoft today dropped an Xbox 360 statbomb, showering figures on a range of metrics including the fact that the Xbox 360 has now sold over 30...


"I still love my Ps3 mroe then my 360, i was hugely against the ps3 until i got one and now my ..."

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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 ..."

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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..."

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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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