Hardware Sales News


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."

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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 ..."

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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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Sony: PS3's November Sales Dip An Anomaly, Hardware Sales Actually Up 40%-ish

By Chris Faylor, Jan 06, 2009 10:40am PST

The fact that PlayStation 3 sales in the United States dropped almost 19% in November 2008 over the previous year is no cause for concern,...


"Yes, there's a platformer game. It's great if not short (although you have all the online levels ..."

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Xbox 360 Tops 28 Million Consoles Sold Worldwide, Microsoft Claims 8M Lead Over PlayStation 3

By Chris Faylor, Jan 06, 2009 7:53am PST

The Xbox 360 has sold over 28 million units worldwide since its 2005 launch, manufacturer Microsoft announced today. The Xbox 360's lead over...


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Nintendo Overwhelms November Hardware Sales, Sells Over 2 Million Wiis

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Dec 11, 2008 3:52pm PST

Along with November's best-selling consoles games, NPD has detailed the month's hardware sales from US retailers. Thanks to the holiday shopping...


"Their mindshare dwindled greatly with that generation, and that certainly hurts."

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Xbox 360 Outsold PlayStation 3 3:1 on Black Friday, Claims Microsoft

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2008 8:03am PST

The Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 on a three-to-one ratio on Black Friday, one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, Microsoft has...


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Xbox 360 Outsells Original Xbox

By Chris Faylor, Nov 24, 2008 8:26am PST

Microsoft has confirmed that the the Xbox 360 has now outsold the original Xbox, meaning that it has sold over 25 million units worldwide since...


"I can agree the Wii is probebly the only console with something somewhat original on it. As for ..."

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Nintendo Developing Wii Community Features, Updates Holiday Hardware Outlook

By Blake Ellison, Nov 18, 2008 2:29pm PST

Nintendo, whose online presence is subdued compared to those of rivals Sony and Microsoft, will unveil community software for the Wii in the...


"seriously, not that they shouldn't follow the money, good for them for finding new markets, but ..."

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Sony Claims 14 Million PSN Users

By Blake Ellison, Nov 18, 2008 10:30am PST

Today is the PlayStation 3's second birthday, and in typical Sony fashion the company is celebrating by way of its PR department, as the company...


"I have multiple accounts on Live for the same reason. These kind of numbers are so stupid. Both ..."

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