Entries in '2009' (165)

Playlogic sees $20m loss

Playlogic sees $20m loss

Playlogic announced a year-on-year loss of $20.3m today for its fiscal year ending December 31st, 2009.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 18th 2010 at 2:12PM in News
MW2 sold 12m in 2009

MW2 sold 12m in 2009

As part of its all-encompassing detailed report on the global video game market in 2009, GfK-ChartTrack has confirmed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold nearly 12m units ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 1:22PM in News
UFC 2009 passes 3.5m shipped

UFC 2009 passes 3.5m shipped

It was one of the surprise hits of last year, and now THQ has stated that 3.5m copies of its licensed fighting simulator UFC 2009 have been shipped worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 4:18PM in News
REPORT: UK 2009 charts

REPORT: UK 2009 charts

The record-breaking performance of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and the market-commanding popularity of Nintendo’s hardware stole most of the headlines last year, but neither sold as many ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 5:11PM in News

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Google revenues surge 17%

Google revenues surge 17%

It seems that global economic slowdown has yet to reach the sunny vistas of California’s Mountain View with news that Google’s revenues enjoyed a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 2:32PM in News
JAPAN: Dragon Quest tops 2009 chart

JAPAN: Dragon Quest tops 2009 chart

Very much in keeping with Japan’s penchant for RPGs, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX has emerged as the best selling game of 2009 in the country with sales over 4m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 11:31AM in News
NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

Much like its dominance in the hardware sector, Nintendo has also emerged as the big victor in 2009’s American software charts according to the latest data from NPD – though ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 10:52AM in News
NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

After what may well be looked upon as a troubled year by its own standards, Nintendo has emerged from 2009 buoyant thanks to news of record-breaking performances from the Wii ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:52AM in News

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NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
2009 UK single format charts in full

2009 UK single format charts in full

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being crowned as the best selling game of 2009 in the UK, here’s a closer look at which titles won out on each ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 12:54PM in News
MW2 tops 2009 UK chart

MW2 tops 2009 UK chart

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been named as the best selling game of 2009 in the UK – despite not hitting the market until mid-November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 12:51PM in News
Xbox 360 and PS3 buck ’09 dip

Xbox 360 and PS3 buck ’09 dip

In a year that saw most sectors of the UK video games market suffer year-on-year declines, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 have emerged as the real winners of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 12:00PM in News

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Halo 3 most played XBL title in 2009

Halo 3 most played XBL title in 2009

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has released the 2009 Xbox Live Charts, and they show that Bungie’s Halo 3 has managed to pip Activision’s trio of popular Call of Duty titles to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 10:48AM in News
360 overtakes Wii in UK software sales

360 overtakes Wii in UK software sales

Sales of Xbox 360 overtook those of Wii in the UK last year, making Microsoft’s console the top grossing format in software terms in the UK in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 5:11PM in News
JAPAN: Wii pips PS3 in annual sales race

JAPAN: Wii pips PS3 in annual sales race

Having been neck and neck through much of the year in the Japanese video games market, hardware sales figures from Enterbrain suggest that Nintendo’s Wii managed to lurch ahead in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 12:20PM in News
JAPAN: Further year-on-year decline

JAPAN: Further year-on-year decline

Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has claimed that 2009 was yet again a year of decline for the video games industry in Japan with both hardware and software sales suffering year-on-year decreases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 10:30AM in News

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MW2 most pirated game of ‘09

MW2 most pirated game of ‘09

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the most pirated game of 2009 according to BitTorrent tracking statistics, Gamasutra reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 11:02AM in News
Review of the Decade - 2009

Review of the Decade - 2009

Our look back over the last decade comes to a close, set against a backdrop of economic turmoil – and the biggest entertainment launch of all time...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 1st 2010 at 1:30PM in News
2009 Review - Q4

2009 Review - Q4

2009 drew to a close with the first ever console hardware launch not to support physical media – the PSPgo. Meanwhile, outlets who rely on physical media raged an astonishing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2009 at 10:00AM in News
2009 Review - Q3

2009 Review - Q3

Another quarter bought with it another Sony leak as images from a Chinese manufacturer spoilt Sony’s PS23 Slim surprise. Mind you, bigger shocks were to come with news that Activision ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 30th 2009 at 10:00AM in News
2009 Review - Q2

2009 Review - Q2

As 2009 started to mature the tide was changing in Japan as PS3 overthrew Wii as the country’s best selling console. The arrival of the DSi provided some good news ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 29th 2009 at 10:00AM in News
2009 Review - Q1

2009 Review - Q1

As 2009 kicked off the UK High Street was still in the grips of what some are calling the worst recession in living memory. Retailers were going under, we lost ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 28th 2009 at 10:00AM in News
US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

Sales tracker NPD has released its 2009 software sales chart for North America and, unsurprisingly, it’s Activision Blizzard’s world-conquering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that tops the pile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 1:41PM in News
COMPETITION: Activision’s Promote & Devote 2009

COMPETITION: Activision’s Promote & Devote 2009

Following the success of the ‘Promote & Devote 2008’ promotional event offered to Independent retailers, Activision Blizzard is backing this year’s event with up to £30,000.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 4:47PM in News
MW2 tops Time 2009 list

MW2 tops Time 2009 list

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been named as the best game of 2009 by US magazine Time, which praised it for its “raw, riveting military action”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 10:53AM in News