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UK CHARTS: LA Noire shatters records

It may have been a long time coming, but Rockstar’s LA Noire has certainly delivered the goods in this week’s UKIE Chart-Track GFK UK All Formats Top 40. The game has shot straight to No.1, becoming the fastest ever selling new games IP in the process. Sales were roughly in …

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3DS breaks US Nintendo records

Nintendo has stated that its new 3DS handheld has broken all previous US hardware sales numbers for the company. However, it has stopped short of actual revealing any data, saying it won’t do so until April 14th when it will have had chance to check its data with NPD. "US …

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3DS breaks retail records

Two of the UK’s leading retailers have confirmed that Nintendo’s 3DS is their facets selling video games console ever. "The 3DS has been huge for us," an ASDA spokesperson told Eurogamer. "In fact, it was our biggest ever format launch, driven by really strong online sales and our a fantastically-priced …

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US: Pokemon sells 1.08m

Joint sales of Pokemon Black/White reached 1.08m copies on their first day of release in the US, Nintendo has announced. The numbers make it the most successful day one ever for a new Pokemon title in the territory, beating the previous 780k record laid down by Diamond/Pearl in 2007. Black/White …

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Homefront breaks pre-order records

Ahead of its release in the UK on March 11th, THQ has said that shooter Homefront is the most pre-ordered game in the publisher’s history. Over 200,000 pre-orders have already been placed in the US alone, Eurogamer reports. However, these numbers alone aren’t completely enough to alleviate fears concerning the …

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Cataclysm shatters PC sales records

PC MMO title World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sold 3.3m copies in its first 24 hours on sale, developer Blizzard has announced. The company says the numbers make it the best selling PC title of all time. Previous WoW release Wrath of the Lich King sold 2.8m copies in its first …

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Black Ops helps UK to £113.8m record-breaker

Sales of 2m units in its first five days on release has seen Call of Duty: Black Ops shatter UK sales records and effortlessly claim the position of UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats No.1. The numbers represent an estimated revenue of 81.9m. The numbers are 13 per cent better than …

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Call of Dutys chance to redefine success

Next week’s Call of Duty: Black Ops could set a new benchmark for entertainment launches if it goes one better than last year’s Modern Warfare 2 and once again shatters global entertainment records. In just a few days we’ll be launching the game that I currently can’t stop playing, that …

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Pachter: Black Ops wont better MW2

Call of Duty: Black Ops will not outshine the record-breaking performance of its predecessor Modern Warfare 2, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter. Last month Activision’s general manager for Call of Duty in Europe Michal Sportouch told MCV: We’ve a fantastic game and a fantastic marketing campaign so our …

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Medal of Honor to break records

Ahead of its release in Europe tomorrow, EA has told MCV that Medal of Honor is on track to shatter all previous sales records for the cult FPS war series. The publisher is, in particular, anxious for gamers to get to grips with the multiplayer side of the game, which …

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