Home / Tag Archives: october (page 3)

Tag Archives: october

Jonathan Ross touts Natal release date

Having spent the day getting to grips with Microsoft’s Project Natal yesterday, comments from outspoken TV presenter Jonathan Ross point to a possible October release date for the anticipated Xbox 360 peripheral. The news is roughly in line with news obtained by MCV last year suggesting that Microsoft is preparing …

Read More »

US: PS3 sales up 70% in October

In news that may well mark the moment that PS3 finally turned the corner, Sony has announced that North American sales of the console for October are up 70 per cent compared to the same month in 2008. Also significantly up year-on-year are downloads from PSN, with October seeing more …

Read More »

October boom on High Street

UK high street sales in the year up to October showed the most positive rate of growth in almost two years, research has shown. The CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey showed that the high street expects even stronger sales growth in November. 41 per cent of respondents to the …

Read More »

US: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

Leading platform holder Nintendo is understandably quite smug about its strong performance in the North American market in October, with its hardware victory being joined by a strong software sales offering . Combined sales of Wii and DS reached 1.29 million for the month, with Wii shifting 803,210 units and …

Read More »

US: Sony hails annual PS3 sales hike

Despite being trumped by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the October hardware sales battle, Sony still has reason to celebrate NPD’s North American October sales figures with some impressive rises for its PS3 console. Sales of the machine are up 56 per cent on October 2007, with total unit sales of …

Read More »

US: Microsoft celebrates triple success

Microsoft has come out with its chest beating after a solid hardware sales victory over PS3 and a commanding performance from monthly software chart topper Fable II in the NPD October US sales figures. The firm confirmed that Lionhead’s expansive RPG Fable II has sold more than 1.5 million units …

Read More »

US: Nintendo dominates October hardware sales

With news of 35 per cent growth in the US hardware market in October causing great cheer across the Atlantic, Nintendo has the greatest reason to celebrate after some hugely impressive sales figures for its hardware. NPD stats show that the Wii sold 803,000 units in October, with twin-screened cousin …

Read More »

JAPAN: Big market drops in October

Japan’s games market suffered a significant dip in October, with the total market value 21.6 per cent down on the same month in 2007 according to figures from Famitsu owner Enterbrain. Hardware sales dropped by 29.1 per cent, and software by 14.9 per cent. Sony’s PSP was the strongest performer, …

Read More »

Wretched month on UK High Street

Whilst shopping numbers have to date remained buoyant amidst the current global credit crunch, October stats from the Retail Traffic Index make for sombre reading for retail, with a 3.1 per cent year-on-year drop in shopping trips reported. The numbers were also 1.3 per cent down on September. Dr Tim …

Read More »