Hardware Sales News


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 ..."

- 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,...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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,...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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