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US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

Numbers from US mag Advertising Age claim that The Beatles: Rock Band outsold rival Guitar Hero 5 in North America in 2009, thanks in part, the publication claims, to Viacom’s skilled use of one of music’s key IPs. MTV’s Rock Band tie-in sold 1.18m units in the territory throughout the …

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Wii and DS sales revealed

The Nintendo Wii has now sold 67m units since it first went on sale in late 2006, the platform holder has revealed. As for the DS, its many guises have shifted have sold a total of 125m units since it first launched in late 2004. The company has also published …

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US: Braid gets boxed release

US publisher and developer MumboJumbo is to release a boxed version of XBLA hit Braid for the PC in North America. The time bending platform game has been a huge success as a download on the Xbox 360, and its retail release goes some way to demonstrating the potential of …

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Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009. That’s according to the LA Times, which reports that Viacom’s executive VP of games Scott Guthrie is pleased with the holiday sales, though he noted that some …

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Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009. That’s according to the LA Times, which reports that Viacom’s executive VP of games Scott Guthrie is pleased with the holiday sales, though he noted that some …

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Confusion over 360 sales numbers

Questions are being asked about Microsoft’s claim that Xbox 360 console sold over 10m units in North America in 2009. That number comes from a Microsoft statement released in the wake of NPD’s December and 2009 report which reads: In 2009 US Xbox 360 console sales topped 10m units, with …

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NPD: Breakthrough year for 360

Platform holder Microsoft has hailed what it describes as a breakthrough year” for Xbox 360 in North America through 2009. $4.8bn was spent on Xbox 360 hardware throughout the year with $1.1bn spent coming from December’s sales. Software sales value for the year hit $2.7m. Microsoft went on to claim …

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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 Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 emerged as the year’s most popular title. In doing so MW2 becomes the …

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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 and DS in North America. In December alone Wii sold an astonishing 3.8m units – just 400k short of the …

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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. However, the figures were eased by a record-breaking December performance that was four per cent up on the same month a year before. The only sector to see an …

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