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Nintendo Overwhelms November Hardware Sales, Sells Over 2 Million Wiis

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Dec 11, 2008 3:52pm PST

Along with November's best-selling consoles games, NPD has detailed the month's hardware sales from US retailers. Thanks to the holiday shopping...


"Their mindshare dwindled greatly with that generation, and that certainly hurts."

- ieGod see all 46 comments

Xbox 360 Outsold PlayStation 3 3:1 on Black Friday, Claims Microsoft

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2008 8:03am PST

The Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 on a three-to-one ratio on Black Friday, one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, Microsoft has...


"Not at all. Just browse his other comments. If the situation were reversed and Sony had backed ..."

- theflux see all 158 comments

Xbox 360 Outsells Original Xbox

By Chris Faylor, Nov 24, 2008 8:26am PST

Microsoft has confirmed that the the Xbox 360 has now outsold the original Xbox, meaning that it has sold over 25 million units worldwide since...


"I can agree the Wii is probebly the only console with something somewhat original on it. As for ..."

- clok1966 see all 28 comments

Nintendo Developing Wii Community Features, Updates Holiday Hardware Outlook

By Blake Ellison, Nov 18, 2008 2:29pm PST

Nintendo, whose online presence is subdued compared to those of rivals Sony and Microsoft, will unveil community software for the Wii in the...


"seriously, not that they shouldn't follow the money, good for them for finding new markets, but ..."

- theLephty see all 4 comments

Sony Claims 14 Million PSN Users

By Blake Ellison, Nov 18, 2008 10:30am PST

Today is the PlayStation 3's second birthday, and in typical Sony fashion the company is celebrating by way of its PR department, as the company...


"I have multiple accounts on Live for the same reason. These kind of numbers are so stupid. Both ..."

- Mansmells see all 71 comments

Xbox 360 Opens Wide Lead on PS3 in October

By Nick Breckon, Nov 13, 2008 4:05pm PST

Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 dominated those of rival Sony's PlayStation 3 by a nearly two-to-one margin in October, according to new figures...


"This and a strong yen doesn't bode well for Sony. They better hope the international markets ..."

- TheMongbat see all 43 comments

Wii Nears 35M Units Sold Worldwide, DS at 84M

By Chris Faylor, Oct 30, 2008 8:47am PDT

Nintendo has weighed in with its latest financial results, revealing that the Wii hardware has sold 34.55 million units since it launched in 2006,...


"I can't stand people still bitching about other people having fun playing a game and being ..."

- AroundTheFur1380 see all 19 comments

PlayStation 3 Nears 17 Million Units Sold Worldwide; Sony Profits Dip 90%, Gaming Up Over Last Year

By Chris Faylor, Oct 29, 2008 8:40am PDT

Since its 2006 debut, the PlayStation 3 has sold 16.84 million units worldwide, according to new financial documents released by Sony. During...


"That might be the case but PS2 component cables are 5$ on ebay or a 5$ HDMI on monoprice. PS2 ..."

- abrasion see all 45 comments

Nintendo: 33% More Wiis Now, 50% More for Holidays

By Blake Ellison, Oct 27, 2008 2:17pm PDT

Nintendo is delivering on its promise to deliver more Wii consoles to retailers, with more units in production in fall 2008 than were being made in...


"1.6 divided by 2.4 = 2/3 -> therefore, 1/3 increase And I doubt he does the math anyway."

- ebok007 see all 15 comments

NPD: Force Unleashed, Wii Fit Lead September Sales, 360 Sales Spike After Price Cut

By Blake Ellison, Oct 16, 2008 3:47pm PDT

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed took top honors for sales in the month of September 2008, according to new numbers released by market research firm...


"pff even though the wii consistently leads the npd reports it's not really winning the console ..."

- Mr.SEX see all 16 comments

Increased Wii, DS Shipments May Not Fill Demand

By Blake Ellison, Oct 02, 2008 9:33am PDT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said there will be more DS and Wii units available at retail than last year, but he is unsure...


"I still can't believe I found one when they were first released. Too bad I don't play it much..."

- chiisu81 see all 7 comments

NPD: Madden, Wii Games Lead August

By Blake Ellison, Sep 11, 2008 3:35pm PDT

A trio of versions of Madden NFL 09 filled the top three at US retailers across August, sales-tracking firm NPD Group revealed today. Also coming...


"I agree there -- the game really needs more players in co-op to take advantage of the classes."

- Sturm08 see all 18 comments

MS: Xbox 360 Sales Jump 600% After Price Cut

By Chris Faylor, Sep 10, 2008 3:35pm PDT

Xbox 360 hardware sales in North America have doubled, and in some instances sextupled, since last week's price cut, according to a statement from...


"The 360 has a larger install base because it launched 1.5 years earlier. The PS3 is breathing ..."

- theflux see all 76 comments

GameStop: No End in Sight to Wii Shortages

By Blake Ellison, Sep 09, 2008 11:16am PDT

Video game mega-retailer GameStop predicts a third consecutive sold-out holiday season for Nintendo's Wii, despite recent bumps in production....


"I think we're all sorry Nintendo is no longer a brand you can relate to. *sobs*"

- pjargon see all 33 comments

Microsoft Concedes Console War, Declares 2nd Place

By Blake Ellison, Sep 05, 2008 2:34pm PDT

Microsoft has finally fessed up--Nintendo's Wii has won this generational battle in the console wars. In a reversal of its "we're winning if...


"I bet ColoradoCNC is a Nintendo and XBox fan boy. coughPatrickcough"

- jjjapan see all 187 comments