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Throwback PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin has sold over 500,000 copies since its launch in June, developer Larian Studios announced today. Pitching its project as a return to the genre's roots, Larian surged past its Kickstarter goal last year, more than doubling its initial funding target. Founder...

September 12th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade body that assembles the annual E3 event, said this evening that sales tracking service NPD was doing a "disservice to the truth" in its monthly reporting. "The digital side of the industry is not being adequate...

June 10th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Market research firm NPD Group has released a handful of details about the video game industry's most recent spending habits, showing a sharp decline. Compared to last year's Q1 2011 estimation of $5.9 billion, total consumer spend in the first quarter of 2012 was down to $3.40 billion. With rapidl...

July 2nd 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Sales figures can be somewhat hard to interpret on their own; what sounds impressive without context may suddenly seem far less so when seen in relation with other relevant information. It's about the big picture, and now there's an actual big picture to help put the figurative one in perspective.T...

March 4th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Market research firm NPD estimates that consumers spent $5.9 billion on video games in the first quarter of 2011, a 1.5 percent increase from the same period of last year. That doesn't mean everything is unicorns and rainbows, since the comparison is to 2010, the second consecutive year to see de...

July 11th 2011 at 4:10pm 0 Comments
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Chew on this: Call of Duty: World at War had greater combined US sales on current-gen consoles in its first three months of release than did Call of Duty 4. World at War achieved this milestone despite COD4 outselling it by nearly 400,000 Xbox 360 units during the comparable months. A rise in PS3 s...

February 17th 2009 at 2:03pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo issued a celebratory press release following the announcement of the NPD numbers last night, pointing out an impressive statistic: "While the video game industry grew by $150 million (12 percent) year-on-year, Nintendo's total sales grew by $300 million in January, offsetting declines on...

February 13th 2009 at 11:14am 0 Comments
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Game|Life has reported on an interesting little tidbit included in a recent episode of X-Play -- apparently, Age of Conan has topped PC game sales charts for the month of March. As any anxious fan will tell you, the game is not due for release until the 20th of May, so provided that X-Play's assert...

March 22nd 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments