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December NPD: Xbox One beats PS4, but 3DS comes out on top

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 3:45pm PST

Xbox One beat PS4 in console sales in December, but as before, there are a few caveats

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"For reference, 1.4 million 360s shipped by end of 2005. I think they (both) started making ..."

- jake see all 27 comments

DayZ sells 1 million copies in 4 weeks

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 14, 2014 7:30am PST

"So much for the death of PC Gaming," DayZ creator Dean Hall has scoffed, announcing that the zombie apocalypse survival sim's standalone version--which is still only in alpha--has now sold one million copies, less than a month after launching on Steam Early Access. Yes, sal...

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"This is why I'm not touching it yet. I feel that if i start playing it now i will be burned out ..."

- G-3722 see all 14 comments

Nintendo 3DS software sales up 45% in 2013

By Steve Watts, Jan 10, 2014 8:30am PST

Nintendo boasted today that the 3DS had a successful 2013, with a 45% increase in software sales over 2012. Lifetime sales of the system itself passed 11.5 million last year in the United States.

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"Now, if you think the story sucked in Metroid: Other M, think about how much it would suck if ..."

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DayZ has sold 875,000 copies; in alpha until end of 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2014 6:45am PST

After a long wait, the alpha version of DayZ finally launched via Steam Early Access on December 16. While it's still very much in alpha, evidently that hasn't been too much of a discouragement for survival fans, as Bohemia Maruk Spanel has revealed the game's sold 875,000 c...

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"death match implies the goal of the game is to kill other players, it's a complete misnomer ..."

- derelict515 see all 19 comments

November NPD: PlayStation 4 tops hardware, with a caveat

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2013 8:15am PST

The November NPDs mark the first head-to-head between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and which sold more depends on how you look at the numbers.

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"YA! a bunch of people fought to buy 2 consoles with almost ZERO games worth playing.. excellent! ..."

- clok1966 see all 33 comments

Disney Infinity releases Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and Frozen characters

By Steve Watts, Nov 25, 2013 6:30am PST

Disney Infinity has added a few more characters to its line-up: Rapunzel from Tangled, Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen.

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"I too, am a grown man child wanting to play this awesomeness!"

- magic eye master see all 3 comments

Disney Infinity starter set hits 1 million sold

By Steve Watts, Nov 08, 2013 7:00am PST

Disney Infinity's starter set has sold more than 1 million units, a figure that helped move the Disney Interactive division's sales into profitable territory for the quarter.

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"are they making ps4/xbone versions? I would assume so, but when?"

- magic eye master see all 18 comments

Diablo 3 hits 14 million sales

By Steve Watts, Nov 07, 2013 8:45am PST

Diablo III has topped 14 million sales, which means that it moved 2 million units since the start of 2013. Blizzard credited the console launches, but didn't mention exactly how many of that 2 million figure was from them.

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"This thread is 4 days old, what are you doing here? Well when I played T2 it was boring. Like ..."

- Nixx2004 see all 33 comments

Call of Duty: Ghosts not declared biggest entertainment launch of the year

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2013 5:45am PST

For the past four years, the day after the launch of a new Call of Duty game has seen Activision boldly declaring its latest man-shooter the new biggest entertainment launch ever. This year, the broken record skipped. Perhaps due to staggering success of Grand Theft Auto V, ...

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"I'm not sure the Nintendo analogy is good, as while the character is the same they do try to ..."

- Dimmona see all 42 comments

Pokemon X and Y sell 4 million in 2 days

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 15, 2013 5:30am PDT

We're certainly keen on Pokémon X and Y, and apparently aren't the only ones. Nintendo today announced the pair sold four million copies between them over the weekend following Saturday's launch. If you smooshed them together, it'd be the fastest-selling 3DS game yet.

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"Geez, with sales like this Nintendo could manufacture as many experimental, unprofitable ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 2 comments

Grand Theft Auto V hits $1 billion, sets new record

By Steve Watts, Sep 20, 2013 9:40am PDT

Grand Theft Auto 5 has hit $1 billion in sales after only 3 days, Take-Two has announced. This breaks the record for hitting that figure, previously held by Black Ops 2 after 15 days.

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"I said before the podcast yesterday, we can't use the term "Call of Duty money" anymore. That ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 19 comments

Grand Theft Auto V sold $800 million on launch day

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2013 12:20pm PDT

I was watching the news today, and apparently a new video game named Grand Theft Auto V is out. Who knew? It seems pretty popular too, as Take-Two has announced it raked in the highest first-day sales in not only the GTA series, but the company's entire history too. With est...

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"saints row figured this out. the new one has more in common with hulk ultimate destruction than ..."

- gokart. see all 62 comments

Chivalry adds character customisation as sales pass 1.2 million

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 14, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Multiplayer murderfest Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is pretty popular around these parts, and apparently other folks on the Internet like it too. It's sold over 1.2 million copies in the nine months since it launched, developer Torn Banner Studios announced this week. And all ...

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"The customization feature is a curse. Teammates that set their armor to a non-team color are ..."

- Sapiens see all 7 comments

State of Decay update coming as sales pass 250k; PC version won't be 'soon'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 6:00am PDT

Just when everyone seemed bored stiff of zombies, State of Decay launched last week to shake a little life into the genre. That sentence contained two jokes. The open-world zombie 'em up sold a whopping 250,000 copies in its first two days on sale, developer Undead Labs anno...

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"I agree, there are some bugs but the game itself is pretty much the zombie game I have been ..."

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Square Enix banked on Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs selling a third more

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 09, 2013 6:30am PDT

Square Enix blamed lower-than-predicted sales of Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider for unexpected losses in the last financial year as it launched a costly restructuring, yet it seemed the games weren't selling particularly poorly. So how high were Squeenix's...

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"Oh totally. At the very least Final Fantasy 14 ate a big hole in their pocketbook. The huge ..."

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