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If you went out this week to pick up a Wii, congratulations! You're part of history. Nintendo just announced that the Wii has now exceeded 30 million units sold in the US, forty-five months after its launch. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo released some rare sales data, disclosing not only the...

August 10th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Note: numbers reflect 10k increments Square Enix has released an accounting of its software sales for fiscal year 2009 -- which ended March 31 -- and remakes ruled. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, a refresh of the 1992 Super Famicom installment in the famous role-playing series, sold 1.3...

May 21st 2009 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Sales for PSP titles in Japan were strong in the month of February according to data collected by Famitsu (via IGN). Four PSP games dominated the top ten, while two of them crowned the top three. Tales of the World 2: Radiant Mythology, which had been at number one for several weeks, is unsurprisin...

March 2nd 2009 at 6:00pm 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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Japanese gamers evidently don't want to work; they just want to bang on the virtual drum all day. Or, more specifically, the Wii release of Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin, which barely eked out a first-place spot over Animal Crossing: City Folk in Media Create's Japanese software sales charts for Decemb...

December 19th 2008 at 7:56pm 0 Comments
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Not all that waggles on Wii is gold. It turns out there's a reason we've been seeing so many Wii games in bargain bins: they're twice as likely to under-perform at retail than PS3 or 360 titles.Blend Games has obtained a new report from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) which cla...

November 25th 2008 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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More appropriately, we should probably say, "Fable 2 slayed Far Cry 2, then farted on it, did a heroic pose for the crowd, brought it a shoddy necklace, bought it a house to live in and invited it to unprotected group sex with three random villagers." Peter Molyneux's farcical epic debuted at the t...

October 28th 2008 at 10:56am 0 Comments
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Despite consistently strong hardware sales, the Wii has thus far lagged behind its competitors when it comes to the all important software tie ratio. The New York Times looked into the problem today, with an article highlighting Wii owners' reluctance to buy games at the usual rapid pace.On average...

April 21st 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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After falling to third place in hardware sales for the months of January and February, Microsoft's Xbox 360 inched out the PlayStation 3 to land in their familiar second place spot behind the Nintendo Wii. After dropping 9.3% in sales versus February 2008, the PlayStation 3 ended the month selling 2...

April 18th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In yesterday's investor call, Electronic Arts confirmed that sales of Crysis have gone platinum, meaning that over 1 million units had been sold since its launch. That figure marks a drastic improvement over earlier indications that consumer interest in the game was, well, in crisis. At this month'...

February 1st 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments