Software Sales News


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 beats MW3 to $1 billion

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 05, 2012 6:00am PST

Now, really, the correct way to look at the latest annual Call of Duty setting record sales every year is that video games are becoming a greater part of mainstream culture, making them more acceptable. So, really, you should be glad that Activision today announced that, on ...


"Hate to admit it but Kotick deserves to be paid $500 million a year for reading his consumer ..."

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Dishonored sales 'far exceeding' predictions

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 28, 2012 6:45am PST

A few years ago, the idea that the sandbox-y first-person stealth-ish shooter could ever find a second wind would be met with sorry sighs. Delightfully, after Deus Ex: Human Revolution last year and now Dishonored, the future's looking grand for the genre time almost forgot....


"same. instant purchase. gotta get going on it this weekend hopefully "

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launch day sales top last year's, again

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2012 6:45am PST

Activision has gone over the launch-day figures for the latest Call of Duty game and once again declared the latest instalment the biggest-selling yet. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold-through an estimated $500 million, according to data from market research firm Chart-Track a...


"Zombies is also the ONLY reason why I bought the game. Also, NUKETOWN is going to be delivered ..."

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Guild Wars 2 has sold over 2 million copies

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 13, 2012 9:30am PDT

Though the days of plain old WoW-alike subscription MMORPGs seem numbered, Guild Wars 2 is proving you don't need to go fully free-to-play to find an audience. The subscription-free MMORPG has sold over two million physical and digital copies, publisher NCsoft announced toda...


"I remember reading about that now, something like that could definitely work."

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Diablo 3 tops sales charts for May

By John Keefer, Jun 15, 2012 6:00am PDT

The games market went to Hell in May. Diablo III topping software sales for the month, according to the latest sales figures from NPD, and helped fuel a resurgence in the PC games space.


"As long as it means I could beat the ever-loving crap out of horrible characters like 'Cy-Gor' ..."

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Diablo 3 declared 'fastest selling PC game' ever

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2012 6:30am PDT

Blizzard has declared Diablo III the fastest-selling PC game of all time, selling 3.5 million copies within the first 24 hours, and boasting over 6.3 million players within the week.


"It was? I don't know anyone that owns a PC that bought this game and we all grew up playing ..."

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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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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%.


"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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