Software Sales News


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."

- 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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

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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...


"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...


"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....


"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,...


"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...


"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...


"Yeah, most fun I've had in ages. I really wish they'd port DR1 to PC, modding DR2 is just so ..."

- PlayfulPuppy 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...


StarCraft 2 Sells 3 Million Copies in First Month

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 01, 2010 5:43am PDT

After selling one million copies on launch day, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty went on to sell over three million copies worldwide in the first...


"I hate those changes. Fuck them. Good for Blizzard ignoring them"

- MamiyaOtaru see all 98 comments