Software Sales News


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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

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December NPD: Black Ops On Top, Xbox 360 Hardware Achieves 'Best Month Ever'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 14, 2011 8:00am PST

Market research firm NPD Group's numberless retail-only data for the month of December has been released, showing that Activision's Call of Duty:...


"As a matter of fact, yes. Sims was pretty bad, but it sure as hell had fun and innovative ..."

- Draco3k see all 9 comments

Minecraft: Over One Million Sold

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2011 8:00am PST

We can all appreciate the soft, voluptuous and Rubenesque form of a number with many zeroes so here's another for you--Minecraft yesterday passed...


"I think you'll find your Tricorder first needs removal from your anus if you sit on it, Mr. Spock."

- ornee see all 32 comments

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Sells 4.7 Million Copies in First Month, Breaking Another Record

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 10, 2011 11:00am PST

After World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was declared "the fastest-selling PC game of all time" by publisher Blizzard Entertainment in December 2010, it...


"i don't mind holding ur hand for the ppl who actually need it, but throughout the whole 2 hour ..."

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Michael Jackson: The Experience Sales Hit 2 Million

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2011 6:00am PST

It's easy to crack jokes about sparkly gloves and the eerie digital spectre of a deceased pop star but Michael Jackson: The Experience is another...


"why does that donkey look like it has a set of balls on its face.....?"

- cell9song see all 13 comments

Recettear Localiser Talks Digital Distribution as Sales Pass 100k, Next Project Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 6:00am PST

The event of Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale's sales passing 100,000 units has led the Japanese PC RPG's localiser Carpe Fulgur to give a little...


"I feel like I ripped someone off in getting Recettear for $10. I'll buy it again if they do ..."

- aasyranth see all 22 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Sales Pass $1 Billion

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 21, 2010 3:30pm PST

Considering that Call of Duty: Black Ops raked in $360 million on launch day and $650 million within five, publisher Activision's proud boast today...


"Both games are easy to play, like any other game.. well, I guess I'm just gifted with skill xD"

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Declared 'Fastest-selling PC Game of All Time'

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 13, 2010 7:00am PST

Ever keen to shout about its success, developer Blizzard today declared that World of Warcraft's third expansion pack, Cataclysm has become "the...


"i guess this pretty much points show the fact that PC in general is dead when comes to gaming. ..."

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November NPD: Black Ops Sells 8.4 million; DS and Xbox 360 Lead the Hardware Charge

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2010 6:30pm PST

While November is usually a month for strong hardware and software sales--thanks in part to Black Friday and the upcoming holiday season--this past...


"i wish they had sold 8,399,999 and i had my money back..... still can't play the fucking game."

- megreedy see all 22 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Sets New Five-Day Sales Record, Trumping Modern Warfare 2

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 18, 2010 6:35am PST

Having declared last week that Call of Duty: Black Ops was "the biggest entertainment launch ever" after raking in an estimated $360 million on...


"The multiplayer is a solid improvement over MW2. People need to stop talking shit about ..."

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October NPD: DS Jumps Ahead, Xbox 360 Sells 325K, Fallout: New Vegas and Fable 3 Debut Strong

By Xav de Matos, Nov 16, 2010 5:30pm PST

While we can't have fun with the numbers the same way we used to, the NPD Group has released the October NPD listing in its new, 'slimmer' form....


"Yes, cause for alarm: its userbase is roughly that of the PS3 and 360 *combined* and at a pace ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Sells $360 Million on Launch Day, Is New 'Biggest Entertainment Launch Ever'

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2010 7:30am PST

Call of Duty: Black Ops sold-through an estimated $360 million in the first 24 hours in North America and the UK alone, Activision has announced,...


"I too have a 5000 series card and I'm not noticing any fps problems in single player. ..."

- ManiacalMoose see all 73 comments

NPD: $2.6-$2.9 Billion Spent on Used and Digital Games, Content in First Half of 2010

By Brian Leahy, Oct 15, 2010 4:00pm PDT

The NPD Group will be releasing its Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report shortly, which details the $3.7 billion spent on retail games in...


"In other news, over 2 billion dollars was spent on apple pie, exotic prostitutes, and gaming ..."

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