Software Sales News


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%.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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...


"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 ..."

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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."

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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.....?"

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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 ..."

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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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