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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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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....


"-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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

- razorblade79 see all 32 comments