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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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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Minecraft horses teased as PC sales pass 10 million

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2013 7:15am PDT

Minecraft, you may have heard, is pretty popular. In January 2011, while the game was still in beta, it passed 1 million sales. Two and a bit years later, the PC edition has now hit the 10 million sales mark. Gosh, that's a big round number. The Xbox 360 edition recently pas...

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"But horses are available in the form of mods. Some of them are awesome. "

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Square Enix restructuring as Tomb Raider and Hitman sales fall short

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2013 6:00am PDT

Developer and publisher Square Enix has changed its positive predictions for the financial year from a healthy profit to a crippling loss, and announced plans to bring in reforms and restructuring. Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Tomb Raider all failed to meet high sales e...

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"The good news on a dark day here is that focus should now shift heavily to the DX franchise, ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 beats MW3 to $1 billion

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 05, 2012 6:00am PST

Now, really, the correct way to look at the latest annual Call of Duty setting record sales every year is that video games are becoming a greater part of mainstream culture, making them more acceptable. So, really, you should be glad that Activision today announced that, on ...

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"Hate to admit it but Kotick deserves to be paid $500 million a year for reading his consumer ..."

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Dishonored sales 'far exceeding' predictions

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 28, 2012 6:45am PST

A few years ago, the idea that the sandbox-y first-person stealth-ish shooter could ever find a second wind would be met with sorry sighs. Delightfully, after Deus Ex: Human Revolution last year and now Dishonored, the future's looking grand for the genre time almost forgot....

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"same. instant purchase. gotta get going on it this weekend hopefully "

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launch day sales top last year's, again

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2012 6:45am PST

Activision has gone over the launch-day figures for the latest Call of Duty game and once again declared the latest instalment the biggest-selling yet. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold-through an estimated $500 million, according to data from market research firm Chart-Track a...

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"Zombies is also the ONLY reason why I bought the game. Also, NUKETOWN is going to be delivered ..."

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Guild Wars 2 has sold over 2 million copies

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 13, 2012 9:30am PDT

Though the days of plain old WoW-alike subscription MMORPGs seem numbered, Guild Wars 2 is proving you don't need to go fully free-to-play to find an audience. The subscription-free MMORPG has sold over two million physical and digital copies, publisher NCsoft announced toda...

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"I remember reading about that now, something like that could definitely work."

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Diablo 3 tops sales charts for May

By John Keefer, Jun 15, 2012 6:00am PDT

The games market went to Hell in May. Diablo III topping software sales for the month, according to the latest sales figures from NPD, and helped fuel a resurgence in the PC games space.

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"As long as it means I could beat the ever-loving crap out of horrible characters like 'Cy-Gor' ..."

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Diablo 3 declared 'fastest selling PC game' ever

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2012 6:30am PDT

Blizzard has declared Diablo III the fastest-selling PC game of all time, selling 3.5 million copies within the first 24 hours, and boasting over 6.3 million players within the week.

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"It was? I don't know anyone that owns a PC that bought this game and we all grew up playing ..."

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