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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up: Wii U Edition

Well, we’re all a good few hours into playing our Wii U’s now, and sales charts for Q3 this year have come in. The Wii U midnight launches took place in hundreds of JB Hi-Fi, EB Games and K Mart stores across both countries yesterday, but EB in Sydney, Melbourne …

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NPD: US digital sales spike during Q3

The NPD Group has released a Q3 report for digital sales in the US, revealing the growing portion of the market accounted for $1.4bn during the period. The total counts sales from full game and add-on content downloads, mobile and social games, and subscriptions, which added to new and used …

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US: PS3 outsells 360 in May

Sony’s PS3 outsold Microsoft’ Xbox 360 in the US during May, shifting 208,700 units compared to its rival’s 186, 600. However, Nintendo was the true citor of the month. Wii sold 675,100 units, whilst DS shifted 452,600. Sony’s PSP generated 182,300 unit sales in the month.

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US: May sales hit $1.12bn

The US video games market created $1.12 billion in revenues in May, according to sales monitor NPD – up 37 per cent year on year. Software sales created the majority of the growth, generating $536.9 million – up 41 per cent year-on-year – whilst hardware created $428.6 million, an increase …

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US: 360 doubles PS3 GTA IV sales in May

GTA IV sold almost double the number of units on Xbox 360 as it did on PS3 in the US in May. According to data from sales monitor NPD, the Rockstar title shifted 871,300 copies on Microsoft’s system, whilst selling 442,900 on Sony’s console. Nintendo’s Mario Kart and Wii Fit …

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US: Guitar Hero series hits $1 billion

NPD Group figures confirm that the franchise as a whole has raked in a cool $1 billion in North America alone. Since its initial release in 2005, the Guitar Hero franchise has sold in excess of 14 million units in North America alone, according to The NPD Group. In ten …

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