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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...

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

- Koroem see all 10 comments

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:...

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"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...

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"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...

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

- mrnails see all 75 comments

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...

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"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...

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"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...

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

- ichfan see all 70 comments

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...

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

- silentoption see all 55 comments

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...

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"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...

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

- Dr_Cube see all 36 comments

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....

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

- ECMIM see all 10 comments

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,...

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"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...

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

- Pixelbeast see all 2 comments

September NPD: Halo Reach Reigns; PlayStation Move, Metroid: Other M and Dead Rising 2 Debut Strong

By Xav de Matos, Oct 14, 2010 4:15pm PDT

Although they will no longer provide any of those pesky "numbers" we all like so much, the NPD Group has released its report for the month of...

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"Wedbush announced that PS3 sold like 312,000 hardware units also. Honestly, even with the Slim ..."

- VeshDrown see all 12 comments

August NPD: Xbox 360 and Football from EA Top Charts for Second Straight Month

By Brian Leahy, Sep 09, 2010 5:51pm PDT

Last month, the Xbox 360 sold more hardware than any other system for the first time since 2007. Microsoft managed to pull it off again posting a...

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