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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...

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

- Mandoca see all 23 comments

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...

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

- silverback1138 see all 5 comments

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,...

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

- stratedge see all 34 comments

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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"uh mostly everyday, i mean people put pot, crack, meth in pipes all the time and smoke it"

- Ruaerikoholic see all 63 comments

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...

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

- ieGod see all 46 comments

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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"Not at all. Just browse his other comments. If the situation were reversed and Sony had backed ..."

- theflux see all 158 comments

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...

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

- clok1966 see all 28 comments

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...

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

- theLephty see all 4 comments

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...

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

- Mansmells see all 71 comments

Xbox 360 Opens Wide Lead on PS3 in October

By Nick Breckon, Nov 13, 2008 4:05pm PST

Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 dominated those of rival Sony's PlayStation 3 by a nearly two-to-one margin in October, according to new figures...

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"This and a strong yen doesn't bode well for Sony. They better hope the international markets ..."

- TheMongbat see all 43 comments

Wii Nears 35M Units Sold Worldwide, DS at 84M

By Chris Faylor, Oct 30, 2008 8:47am PDT

Nintendo has weighed in with its latest financial results, revealing that the Wii hardware has sold 34.55 million units since it launched in 2006,...

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"I can't stand people still bitching about other people having fun playing a game and being ..."

- AroundTheFur1380 see all 19 comments

PlayStation 3 Nears 17 Million Units Sold Worldwide; Sony Profits Dip 90%, Gaming Up Over Last Year

By Chris Faylor, Oct 29, 2008 8:40am PDT

Since its 2006 debut, the PlayStation 3 has sold 16.84 million units worldwide, according to new financial documents released by Sony. During...

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"That might be the case but PS2 component cables are 5$ on ebay or a 5$ HDMI on monoprice. PS2 ..."

- abrasion see all 45 comments

Nintendo: 33% More Wiis Now, 50% More for Holidays

By Blake Ellison, Oct 27, 2008 2:17pm PDT

Nintendo is delivering on its promise to deliver more Wii consoles to retailers, with more units in production in fall 2008 than were being made in...

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"1.6 divided by 2.4 = 2/3 -> therefore, 1/3 increase And I doubt he does the math anyway."

- ebok007 see all 15 comments

NPD: Force Unleashed, Wii Fit Lead September Sales, 360 Sales Spike After Price Cut

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 3:47pm PDT

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed took top honors for sales in the month of September 2008, according to new numbers released by market research firm...

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"pff even though the wii consistently leads the npd reports it's not really winning the console ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 16 comments

Increased Wii, DS Shipments May Not Fill Demand

By Blake Ellison, Oct 02, 2008 9:33am PDT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said there will be more DS and Wii units available at retail than last year, but he is unsure...

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"I still can't believe I found one when they were first released. Too bad I don't play it much..."

- chiisu81 see all 7 comments