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Alan Wake PC recoups dev costs within 48 hours, patches incoming

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 21, 2012 1:30pm PST

Gentle reader, be warmed by the happy ending to the oft-sad story of Alan Wake's PC edition. Within only 48 hours of launching, Developer Remedy has more than earned back the money it spent making the jazzed-up port.

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"It's almost as if they didn't give a shit (shocking, I know)..."

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Q.U.B.E. recoups Indie Fund investment after 4 days

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2012 11:00am PST

Indie superstar funding group the Indie Fund has scored a resounding hit after Q.U.B.E., the first Fund-backed release, earned enough on Steam in its first four days to recoup the investment.

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"woah what for that I'm going to write a huge expose on your inhumane working standards and ..."

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Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 03, 2012 8:00am PST

A new year is here, so let the video games business boasts begin! Nintendo today revealed that over 4 million 3DSs have now been sold in the US, while Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have all sold over a million.

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"Zelda, Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, StarFox Far as I'm concerned those are the only "must ..."

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit $1 billion faster than Avatar

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 12, 2011 8:00am PST

You may be wondering, "Did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sell loads, or loads?" Luckily, publisher Activision today proffered a new boast about its sales performance, declaring that it hit the $1 billion mark within 16 days of its November 8 launch.

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"Taste may differ but facts are still facts. While I may not like some games because they are ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 76 comments

Battlefield 3 marches on 8 million sales

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 30, 2011 9:00am PST

Eight million virtual soldiers have now deployed their money to the hands of merchants to buy Battlefield 3 and enlist in the virtual war, publisher Electronic Arts has revealed. If that figure were in elephants, it'd be eight million elephants.

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"That's sales, not profits, and keep in mind that the price point has varied wildly from $40 to ..."

- dedgecko see all 78 comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 declared 'biggest entertainment launch ever'

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2011 6:15am PST

Activision has declared Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to be "the biggest entertainment launch ever," selling-through 6.5 million units and raking in over $400 million on launch day in North America and the UK alone.

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"Innovating is less valuable when you break lots of things in the way, like lots of games do ..."

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The Witcher 2 digital sales breakdown: 81% through Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 10, 2011 9:30am PST

Steam accounted for 81% of all The Witcher 2 digital sales in the first six months, CD Projekt has revealed by announcing its digital sales figures. GOG rung up 35% of the 240,000-odd sales, while all other platforms combined only made up 4%.

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"I am surprised it didn't have more as well. I bought it at full price at launch from GOG to ..."

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Gears of War 3 sells 3 million units in first week

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 29, 2011 7:30am PDT

The first week's Gears of War 3 sales are in, revealing the Xbox 360 exclusive impressively sold more than 3 million units. This pushes the franchise's lifetime sales past $1 billion.

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"Cool. Its a good game, haven't hoped online yet but I will soon. The SP was the best yet."

- SlingBlaze see all 3 comments

July NPD: NCAA Football 12 leads; overall retail sales down 26%

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 6:15pm PDT

The NPD Group releases its July 2011 numbers, which indicate a 26% drop in retail sales.

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"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

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Epic: Bulletstorm hasn't been profitable

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 25, 2011 8:00am PDT

Epic Games president Mike Capp has revealed that People Can Fly's bum-blasting Bulletstorm "didn't make money for us," though he stands by it and the studio.

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"One of the best and most fun games I played in about 7 years. Those that bought it and loved it ..."

- rtricoche see all 93 comments

Torchlight sales pass 1 million units

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 07, 2011 11:55am PDT

Runic's charming action-RPG has passed the million-sales milestone, the developer announced today.

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"You guys COULD choose to ditch the whole f2p mmo idea and just add multiplayer and content ..."

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Minecraft clone FortressCraft declared fastest-selling XBLIG title

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 18, 2011 7:00am PDT

According to indie dev ProjectorGames, its Minecraft clone for Xbox 360 has become the new fastest-selling Xbox Live Indie Games title.

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"his perception of the shackhype (and subsequent diminishment thereof) is a lot more spot on than ..."

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January NPD: Black Ops, Dead Space 2 and Dancing Titles Win Big; Xbox 360 Sells 381K Units

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:45am PST

Late last night, market research firm NPD Group released its numberless, retail-only data for the video game industry's business throughout the...

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"And platform specific lists. Not much of a comparable list when older games still rank high ..."

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Magicka DLC Plans Revealed as Sales Pass 200,000

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 14, 2011 9:45am PST

Having sold 30,000 copies within the first 24 hours after launching on PC, Arrowhead's $10 co-op action-RPG Magicka went on to sell over 200,000...

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"I specifically addressed that in my post. DLC can absolutely be abused. But it isn't a ..."

- Arceihn see all 40 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 'First Strike' DLC Hitting PS3 on March 3, PC Later

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 09, 2011 2:00pm PST

The Xbox 360 exclusivity period for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 'First Strike' map pack will end up being a touch over a month, as Activision...

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"Says an internet tough guy who thinks having fun means enjoying someone else's misery? Meesta ..."

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