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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.

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"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

- Pettytheft see all 3 comments

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

- rtricoche see all 93 comments

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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"You guys COULD choose to ditch the whole f2p mmo idea and just add multiplayer and content ..."

- Zero Hoki see all 28 comments

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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"his perception of the shackhype (and subsequent diminishment thereof) is a lot more spot on than ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 75 comments

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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"And platform specific lists. Not much of a comparable list when older games still rank high ..."

- SunnyTelight see all 2 comments

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...

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

- Arceihn see all 40 comments

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