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Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history. New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield has word from Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime that Switch has beaten the US record …

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UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands. To put that into context, that’s double the 40k Wii U managed in its opening weekend, but below the 113k shifted by the 3DS in the same period. For further context, Wii sold …

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SuperData predicts 5m Nintendo Switch sales by year end

The Nintendo Switch will sell around 5m units by the end of the year. That’s according to SuperData Research, as reported by Polygon. The number would be a pretty decent performance for the machine when you consider that the Switch’s predecessor, the Wii U, only hit 14m in its entire …

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PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

Sony has at last revealed how many of its virtual reality systems have been sold since October’s launch. Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Andrew House told The New York Times that as of February 19th sales of the headset had reached 915,000 worldwide. This puts PSVR on track to beat the …

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Horizon Zero Dawn sales predicted to reach 4-6 million in 2017

SuperData thinks Sony has struck gold with its latest new PS4 IP. Horizon Zero Dawn arrives in the UK next week, and has already been receiving glowing reviews, boasting a current Metacritic average of 88 per cent. In fact, the game will do so well that it will rival established …

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3DS sales rise in Japan following latest Dragon Quest Monsters launch

Nintendo 3DS sales are up in Japan after the successful launch of the latest title in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Monsters series, according to the latest market data from Famitsu. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional went straight in at No.1 in Japan last week, shifting over 115,000 units. 3DS …

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Supercell on the hunt for acquisitions as Clash Royale surpasses $1bn

Tencent-owned Finnish mobile powerhouse Supercell is reportedly on the lookout for purchases. That’s according to the Financial Times story, in which the the firm’s CEO Ilkka Paananen said that it was ‘no secret’ that the company was looking to get involved with other studios. It’s no secret we have been …

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US game software sales exceeded over $24.5bn in 2016, says ESA

US video game software sales exceeded $24.5bn in 2016, says the ESA in its latest Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2017 Report, showing a growth of 48.5 per cent year on year. In 2015, the industry grew just 7.1 per cent year-on-year, reaching $16.5bn. It’s not just software …

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Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom’s Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. Sales of Take-Two’s mega hit rose 1 per cent week-on-week, and it’s now one of just five titles to claim at …

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Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title is once again No.1 in Japan according to market data from Famitsu. The game saw a 82 per cent decline in sale in its second week on shelves, with 42,165 units shifted. The horror title still charted ahead of Pokmon Sun and Moon, which sold …

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