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Half a million players enlist in the armies of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Submitted by: USMC*Enima @ 12:13 PM | Saturday, October 4, 2008 | (url: http://www.warham...)


The first week since launch over 500,000 new players have registered for fantasy MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), in North America, Europe and the Oceanic territories. EA's most highly pre-ordered PC title, WAR has now become the fastest-selling new MMO of all time.

""In just one week we have a half a million people playing WAR online, and the ranks of Order and Destruction are growing at a record-breaking pace for a new MMORPG," said Mark Jacobs, co-founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. "We spent years working to provide players with the most stable, epic, and polished online world we could, but it is the players that have truly brought the Age of Reckoning to life."


US Game Sales in July exceed $591 million

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:38 AM | Sunday, August 17, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesi...)

US sales tracking group NPD has released data for the regions videogame software sales for the month of July with the headline news that sales topped the USD 591 million mark - an increase of 41 per cent over July 2007, and bringing this year's cumulative sales figure up to USD 4.9 billion.

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February video game sales up 34 percent

Submitted by: Beren @ 05:14 PM | Sunday, March 16, 2008 | (url: http://news.yahoo...)

U.S. video game sales including hardware and software jumped 34 percent in February to hit $1.33 billion, even with two top-selling consoles in short supply, according to data from market researcher NPD Group. Software up 47%, Hardware up 19%.

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Orange Box PC Outsells Consoles

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:14 AM | Friday, February 22, 2008 | (url: http://www.tomsga...)

In regards to PC sales being stronger than consoles...

"Rob Wright: How much stronger, exactly?

Doug Lombari: I'd say significantly stronger, at least a two-digit percentage increase over the console sales. And that includes Steam sales, retail sales, and now individual sales of Portal, Team Fortress 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. So when you take the PC numbers for The Orange Box a la carte, they're significantly higher."

In the same vein Company of Heroes developer, Josh Mosqueira, noted that total Steam sales of CoH were roughly equivalent to the number of copies sold at Best Buy. Unfortunately, he also went on to state that the number of people downloading patches is 'substantially' greater than the number of people that have purchased the game.


[NPD] CoD4 Breaks 3M Sold

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 07:26 PM | Thursday, January 17, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

With the December totals CoD 4 has broken 3 million copies sold.

On 360 alone. Great news for the folks at Infinity Ward. The Nintendo DS continues its march towards a fuckton LTD units sold.


Hardware December Numbers:
Nintendo DS - 2.47 million (from 1.53m)
Wii - 1.35 million (from 981K)
Xbox 360 - 1.26 million (from 770K)
PlayStation 2 - 1.1 million (from 496K)
PSP - 1.06 million (from 567K)
PlayStation 3 - 798K (from 466K)

Software December Numbers:
1. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 1.47 million
2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) - 1.40 million
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (PlayStation 2, Neversoft/Budcat/Activision) 1.25 million
4. Wii Play w/remote (Wii, Nintendo) - 1.08 million
5. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360, Ubisoft) - 894k

More info at Gamasutra.


[NPD] DS Tops 1.5M Units in NA for Nov. (more)

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 09:24 PM | Thursday, December 13, 2007 | (url: http://www.thesim...)

The November NPD sales report is in and 1.5 million DSs were sold in NA during the month alone. The little handheld is most likely on its way to being the best selling console of all time. In other news, Mario Galaxy is a million seller, CoD4 edged close to 2 million across all platforms, and UT3 for PC fucking tanked with only ~34k copies sold in NA. Total sales crossed the $2.63 Billion mark with Activision scoring big.

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Nintendo Wii 981,000
Nintendo DS 1,535,000
Xbox 360 770,000
PlayStation Portable 567,000
PLAYSTATION 3 466,000
PlayStation 2 496,000
Total Tracked Hardware Units 4,319,000

Even more if you hit the link. Thank you Sim Exchange.


Xbox 360 Tops PS3 in Japan

Submitted by: KillerONE @ 12:21 PM | Friday, November 9, 2007 | (url: http://xbox360.ig...)

Microsoft is having one impressive week over in Japan. In addition to grabbing the second slot in the Media Create top 50 sales charts with Ace Combat 6, the 360 sold 17,673 hardware units in one week alone. With the new sales, the system has at last crossed the 500,000 sold mark, which is something that the original Xbox never did.

But more than that, this is what we're sure will keep people talking. The 17,673 hardware units was enough for the 360 to beat both the PS2 and PS3! Yes, the 360 is now the second hottest console in Japan (next to the Wii).


360 Sales up 62%, PS3 Down 18% World Wide in August

Submitted by: Beren @ 12:34 AM | Saturday, September 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.reuter...)

Yup, over the month of july, the first full month since both price cuts, the 360 sales went up 62% to 277,000. Tho PS3 went down 18% to 131,000. The Wii was also down 5%, but at 400k+, its kicking both of their asses.


Activision overtakes EA

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:37 AM | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | (url: http://www.next-g...)

Activision has become the first publisher this decade to topple Electronic Arts as the top grossing third-party publisher following $397.8 million in software sales from January through to June 2007.

The latest sales data from the NPD Group shows that sales of Activision titles for the first half of the year grossed almost $400 million, a figure largely attributable to the success of its Guitar Hero franchise. In comparison, EA titles raked in $365.7 million during the same period, reports the LA Times.


PS3 drives Blu-ray to 64% market share in Europe

Submitted by: houston @ 03:35 PM | Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.blu-ra...)

In Europe for the past several weeks, blu-ray has sold 3:1 to HD-DVD, driving blu-ray to 64% market share. This officially puts them on top in all 3 major markets. Blu-ray has long led the US market and also has 96% market share in Japan. So long HD-DVD.


Wii outsells the PS3 in Japan by an 8:1 Margin

Submitted by: filsinger @ 01:53 PM | Thursday, May 10, 2007 | (url: http://www.wiiswo...)

Games hardware sales figures for the week of April 23rd - 29th in Japan have been revealed. They show that Wii sales are up, and continue to make a mockery of the PS3 in an 8:1 ratio.

* DS Lite - 255,971
* Wii - 102,522
* PSP - 33,860
* PS3 - 12,791
* Xbox 360 - 3,162


NPD - Console Sales for March 2007

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:18 AM | Friday, April 20, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)


Once again the Nintendo DS takes the lead as North America's best-selling games hardware, this time during March 2007. The popular handheld device helped boost overall sales to an impressive USD 1.1 billion, a definite improvement over last year's USD 818 million.

Here's the hardware sales chart in full:

Nindendo DS: 508,000

PlayStation 2: 280,000 units

Wii: 259,000 units

Xbox 360: 199,000 units

PSP shifted: 148,000 units

Nintendo Game Boy Advance: 148,000 units

PlayStation 3: 130,000 units

Nintendo Gamecube: 22,000 units


Nintendo Breaks Sales Records Again

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:13 AM | Thursday, April 5, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)


Officials from Nintendo have announced that the company has raised its fiscal year sales and profit forecasts for a fourth time, following continued strong demand for the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles according to this article from Gamasutra.


Wii sells 6 million units one week ahead of schedule

Submitted by: MonkeyHero @ 12:28 PM | Monday, March 26, 2007 | (url: http://www.vgchar...)

Nintendo has met their goal of selling 6 million Wii consoles by the end of their fiscal year (March 31) with a week to spare.


Console Sales Figures for January

Submitted by: Beren @ 03:46 PM | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | (url: http://http://sea...)

Of the next gen systems: Nintendo (Wii) in first place with 436,000 units, Microsft (360) in second with 294,000 units, and Sony (PS3) last with 244,000.

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