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Nintendo Raises Forecasts 26% on Wii, DS Sales

By Blake Ellison, Aug 29, 2008 12:15pm PDT

Nintendo raised its profit predictions for the year by a not-insignificant 26 percent, prompting the console maker's stock to surge on the Osaka...

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"LOL!!! Interesting and albeit possible! *panics* O_o' And Bioshock set in a sunken version ..."

- monchipeters see all 14 comments

Xbox 360 Completely Sold Out in Japan

By Chris Faylor, Aug 19, 2008 8:55pm PDT

In a surprising turn of events, Japan is completely sold out of Xbox 360 hardware. Microsoft's Japanese branch revealed the news today, issuing an...

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"THey probably sold out of their original launch shipment, they had just forgotten they were ..."

- james t kirk see all 19 comments

Console Makers Respond to July Sales Data

By Steve Gibson, Aug 14, 2008 8:28pm PDT

As is just about always the case after the NPD sales numbers come out, the console manufacturers have all released their own statements to remind...

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"Maybe because Blu-ray disk sales are up over 300% year over year, so it isn't an assumption?"

- theflux see all 19 comments

NPD: NCAA Football, Nintendo DS Lead July Sales; Soul Calibur 4, Rock Band Wii Make Strong Debuts

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Aug 14, 2008 3:39pm PDT

The Xbox 360 edition of NCAA Football and the Nintendo DS hardware led console sales at US retailers across July, sales-tracking firm NPD Group...

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"Madden has always been more popular, obviously, but IMO NCAA has had better gameplay for years ..."

- Speedy8 see all 19 comments

THQ: Hardware Cycles Irrelevant in Current Market

By Aaron Linde, Aug 04, 2008 3:15pm PDT

The game industry's traditional "hardware cycle"—the rate at which existing consoles and handheld platforms are replaced with new...

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"GeneralEskimo: THQ market insight unbelievably stupid. Seriously, the cycle does still ..."

- generaleskimo see all 4 comments

Nintendo Reports Big Numbers: $996M Profit in Q1, Nearly 30 Million Wii and 78 Million DS Units Sold

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 30, 2008 4:13am PDT

On the strength of Wii sales, Nintendo's first quarter profit increased 34% compared to a year ago, the company announced today.The April - June...

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"to be honest i wouldn't be surprised if nintendo really didn't give a shit, but pressure from ..."

- Wshmaster0 see all 60 comments

PS3 Sells Over 14M Worldwide, Sony Profits $51M

By Chris Faylor, Jul 29, 2008 8:19am PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment has now sold over 14.41 million PlayStation 3 units worldwide since it launched in 2006, according to financial...

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"PS3 is doing a lot better. If you look at games sold for their 3 systems PS3 comes out a head. ..."

- phinn see all 67 comments

Wii Overtakes Xbox 360 as New US 'Console Leader,' June NPD Sales Data Arrives

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Jul 17, 2008 4:28pm PDT

The NPD Group today released its monthly sales results for US video game software and hardware sales across June. Kojima Productions' Metal Gear...

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"Yar I have a high end PC, a PS3 and a 360. I play them in that order - 360 been gathering dust ..."

- ihya see all 68 comments

US Games Sales Overtake DVD Market in 2007

By Chris Faylor, Jul 02, 2008 10:36am PDT

Sales of video games in the United States surpassed those of DVD movies during 2007, the Entertainment Merchants Association and GameSpot report....

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"-and we can't forget that in this year we had Mario Kart Wii, MGS4 AND GTA IV come out. ..."

- psycho100 see all 19 comments

Sony: $3.31B Lost in PlayStation 3 Cost, Pricing Gap

By Aaron Linde, Jun 23, 2008 12:50pm PDT

Disparity between the production cost of the PlayStation 3 and its retail price point caused Sony to lose roughly $3.31B over 2007 and 2008, Kotaku...

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"You couldn't find the statement, or you couldn't find anything that backs up that statement?"

- theflux see all 106 comments

Console Makers Respond to May Sales Data

By Aaron Linde, Jun 12, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Following up on NPD's unveiling of May's U.S. console and game sales figures, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo were quick to respond to the data which...

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"I kinda think more games should get 10's TBH but if I've played a must play game this generation ..."

- Boxelder see all 31 comments

NPD: GTA 4, Wii Take Top Honors in May Sales

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Jun 12, 2008 3:33pm PDT

The NPD Group has released its U.S. sales figures for May, revealing the Xbox 360 version of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV as the month's...

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"Lets consider the track record of the man who directs the MGS series. Then lets consider the ..."

- cetra00 see all 31 comments

Shack PSA: Buy PS3, Get $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card

By Aaron Linde, Jun 11, 2008 11:42am PDT

Monolithic retailer Wal-Mart is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of any Blu-ray player, which includes all PlayStation 3 systems, even...

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"Got one last night at 12:14 :) Wal-Mart had 8 consoles, I got the third one, feel bad through ..."

- f4lln see all 66 comments

Used Game Make Up 49% of GameStop Q1 Profit

By Aaron Linde, May 22, 2008 1:10pm PDT

Games retailer giant GameStop released its financial results for the first quarter of its 2008 fiscal year, revealing a total of $1.8B in sales for...

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"I understand that used games are a cash cow, but they've completely lost all my business. When ..."

- theflux see all 22 comments

Microsoft: First Console to 100M Wins

By Chris Faylor, May 21, 2008 9:00am PDT

Last week, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 was the first current-gen console to sell 10 million units in the United States, a milestone that...

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"Yeah really, why do we always need a "winner" with sales. I only care for great games, I guess ..."

- razorblade79 see all 32 comments