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Watch Dogs has shipped 8m units

Ubisoft has confirmed some highly impressive numbers for new IP Watch Dogs. The game has since its release in May seen 8m copies shipped to retailers worldwide. The free-roaming hacking fest became the fastest selling new IP ever in the UK back in June, having also become Ubisoft’s biggest ever …

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‘Titanfall was a pretty big miss for EA and Respawn’ claims Forbes

EA’s decision not share concrete sales numbers for Titanfall in its recent financial report suggests the game missed expectations, Forbes has speculated. All EA said of the game in its fiscal report was that it sold 950k physical copies in the US in its first three weeks. It did not …

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Nintendo posts third year of losses as Wii U misses targets, expects machine to increase sales in year ahead

Wii U fell just short of Nintendo’s already reduced sales forecasts in Nintendo’s last financial year, leading to a third straight annual loss for the firm. In 2010 Nintendo posted its first ever annual loss, but a repeat in 2013 and yet again in its most recent year makes for …

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Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

The total amount of money pledged on Kickstarter since its inception on April 28th 2009 has now passed $1bn. On its first day 40 people pledged $1,084 to seven projects. By September 2011 total pledges had reached $98,637,926. The booming popularity of the service means that over half of its …

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Xbox One sells 2m units in 18 days

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One has sold 2m units on its first 18 days of availability. That equates to a daily average of 111,111 unit sales, which represents a new record for the Xbox brand. We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” …

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Xbox One sells 150k units in 48 hours in UK

Microsoft’s Xbox One sold around 150k units in its first 48 hours in the UK, MCV understands. Chart-Track this morning confirmed that Xbox One doubled the week one UK sales of its predecessor Xbox 360, which was launched worldwide in 2005. Numbers released the week after Xbox 360’s launch showed …

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Now PS3 sales reach 80m units

Sony has revealed that worldwide PS3 sales have, as of November 1st, reached 80m units. Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 had hit the 80m sales milestone just over two weeks ago. We’ll call that a draw for second place in the current-gen race, shall we? Sony has also revealed …

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Titanfall to stay off PS4 for life; Respawn wasn’t aware of exclusivity deal

One of the most anticipated next-gen games will never be released on PS4. Titanfall, which is being made by the creators of Call of Duty at new studio Respawn, was revealed last year as a timed Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC exclusive. However, EA last night confirmed that the …

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Xbox 360 lifetime sales hit 80m units worldwide

Microsoft has announced the Xbox 360 has reached 80m sales worldwide since its launch in 2005. Responding to Sony’s PS3 outpacing the 360 at US retail last month, Microsoft revealed the latest lifetime milestone – adding that the company’s currently available console has sold 1.6m units this year in the …

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Nintendo has sold 654.12 million consoles in the last 30 years

654.12m. That amazingly high figure is the number of consoles that Nintendo has sold in the last 30 years. That number breaks down into two parts, GoNintendo reports. Firstly, Nintendo has sold 268.97m home consoles – that includes sales of the NES (Famicom), SNES (Super Famicom), N64, GameCube, Wii and …

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