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Angry Birds downloads reach 350m

The wheels (or wings) show no signs of falling off the Angry Birds juggernaut anytime soon. Developer Rovio Mobile says its franchise has now generated more than 350 million downloads across all platforms. Are people still playing? Just a bit. General manager Andrew Stalbowtold the TechCrunch Disrupt conferenceyesterday that mobile …

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Sony triumphant in Japan

2010 was once described as "the year of the PlayStation" and Sony looks like it has come up trumps – in Japan at least. Numbers from Andriasang show that PSP was the best selling games hardware in Japan in 2010, shifting 2,640,499 units between March 29th 2010 and March 27th …

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PlayStation 2 hits 150m sales

Almost 11 years on from its Japanese debut in March 2000, Sony’s PlayStation 2 has now passed 150m unit sales across the world. The number was hit on January 31st – ten years and 11 months after its debut. This cements the console’s position as the best selling gaming hardware …

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Wii Remote sells 65.3m in US

Nintendo has announced that it has sold a total of 65.3m Wii Remote controllers since launch in the US alone. This averages out as 46k sales per day. Specifically, NPD data shows that 30.41m have been sold alongside Wii hardware, 12.92m have been sold with Wii Play while 18.56m stand …

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US: Wii sales pass 30m

Nintendo has revealed that total unit sales of the Wii console have now passed 30m in the US in the 45 months that the machine has been on the market. More than any other videogame system in history, Wii has expanded the world of videogames to new audiences,” Nintendo of …

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JAPAN: PS3 sales pass 5m

According to the latest numbers from weekly magazine Famitsu, total sales of Sony’s PS3 have now passed the 5m mark in Japan. Kotaku’s translation also claims that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII is already the best selling game on the console, with total sales of 1.8m units. The next strongest …

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Heavy Rain hits 1m

One of the biggest publishing gambles of recent times has very much paid off with the news that Quantic Dream’s PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has now sold over 1m copies worldwide. The game, which is the child of Fahrenheit creator David Cage, is best described as an interactive movie and …

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GTAIV sales reach 15m worldwide

Worldwide sales of epic action title Grand Theft Auto IV have now hit 15m, publisher Take-Two confirmed as part of its financial report last night. The game was first released in April 2008 and stands as one of the most critically and commercially successful titles this generation. More recent release …

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Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics sells 6m

One of the most successful IP marriages of recent times continues to perform for Sega at retail with news that Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games has now sold over 6m copies worldwide. The game was first released in October and debuted at number five in the ELSPA …

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FIFA 10 closes in on 10m sales

Sales of EA’s FIFA 10 are nearing the 10m sales mark, the publisher has confirmed. As of the end of December, total sales of the game totalled 9.7m units since its release last October – success that EA boss John Riccitiello pins on the overwhelmingly positive critical reception the title …

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