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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...

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

- fatman see all 19 comments

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...

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

- TheMongbat see all 63 comments

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...

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

- couch99 see all 26 comments

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...

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

- mmaall see all 34 comments

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...

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"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...

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"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...

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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