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Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US, UK and Australia last month. This is the fourth month in a row that Xbox One has topped the US NPD sales list – an achievement that until recently seemed impossible thanks to PS4’s ongoing and undisrupted …

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Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Week One sales of Call of Duty have also taken a dive in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sold 100,877 on PS4 in the region, compared with the combined 172,602 units of Black Ops III shifted on PS4 and PS3 last year. That’s a …

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International Factfile 2016: Latvia

Eastern Europe is a growing games market. Russia and its revenue of $1.4bn (1.14bn) still leads the region, which as a whole hit $3bn (2.45bn), according to research firm Newzoo. Inside this massive region, Latvia is of course pretty far from reaching Russia’s heights. Newzoo reports that the country generated …

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Civilization VI hits 1m in two weeks

PC strategy title Civilization VI his hit a big milestone just two weeks after its debut. The game’s official Twitter account has announced that 1m people are now playing the game, which to date is only available on PC and Mac. It’s reviewed strongly, too, with an 89 per cent …

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Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Cult indie hit Darkest Dungeon is celebrating an important milestone in its successful story. The game, which came out on Steam Early Access last year before getting a full release in January, and hit PS4 and Vita in September, has now sold over 1m copies worldwide. Despite the console arrival, …

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FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

EA’s FIFA 17 most definitely HAS improved upon the performance of last year’s title FIFA 16. There was an element of confusion surrounding the game’s launch, with GfK contacting the press to specify that changes to its sales tracking meant it couldn’t be sure if FIFA 17 had enjoyed a …

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EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

October 2016 was a blockbuster sales period, with revenue from physical games rising 50 per cent year-on-year according to GfK Entertainment. 90.5m was made from boxed software sales for the month, while 2.4m games were sold – an increase of 41 per cent over October 2015. EA once again came …

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Sony has shipped 47.4m PS4s

More than 47.4m PlayStation consoles have now been shipped to retailers worldwide, Sony has revealed. That’s according to the firm’s financials for the quarter ending September 30th, which reveal that 3.9m PS4 machines were shipped during the month. Adding that to the previously-announced 43.5m shipment figure. To emphasise – this …

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Skyrim Special Edition debuts at No.2, Titanfall goes straight to fourth place

The new Special Edition of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Skyrim has gone straight to No.2 in the UK Top 40 chart. The title is the second best-performing entry in series behind the original 2011 release of Skyrim. Meanwhile, EA’s new release Titanfall 2 debuts at No.4. The title failed to …

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