Software Sales News


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.


"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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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.


"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.


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

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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.


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

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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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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.


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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.


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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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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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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...


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