Tag Archives: selling

US: Wii Play tops all-time list

Nintendo’s Wii Play, a collection of minigames that comes bundled with the stand-alone Wii Remote, has been named as the best selling non-PC game of all time in the US, according to new numbers from NPD. Sales numbers weren’t released, but Gamespot reports that Wii Play passed the 11.1m sales …

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US: Record month for PSN

SCEA’s communicatiosn director Patrick Seybold has stated that in December Sony’s PlayStation Network enjoyed its single highest revenue month” in North America. Though the exact numbers weren’t revealed revenue was up 155 per cent compared to the same period the year before. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VIII was the most …

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MW2 tops 2009 UK chart

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been named as the best selling game of 2009 in the UK – despite not hitting the market until mid-November. The news comes from ELSPA and GfK-ChartTrack’s official 2009 Charts. Other successes included EA’s FIFA series, with FIFA 10 claiming second place in …

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Top 20 Games of the Decade

How do you define what makes a game ‘the best ever’? Is it determined by how much it was adored by critics, or by how many units it shifted at retail? The answer to that question will very much dictate which of the following lists means the most to you. …

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JAPAN: NSMB smashes Wii record

Just this morning MCV reported that New Super Mario Bros Wii had shifted an impressive 422k units in Nintendo’s homeland of Japan in its first 24 hours on the shelves – and now the game has gone on to smash Wii’s week one sales record in the territory. Famitsu reports …

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Street date struggle for Modern Warfare 2

Though UK entertainment chains seem to be holding firm, retailer GameStop has admitted that it knowingly broke the street date and sold Modern Warfare 2 early at some of its North American branches over the weekend. GameStop made the decision to break street date and sell reserved copies of Call …

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Dr Kawashima breaks UK sales record

Nintendo’s Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training has seen its total UK sales surpass 3m, making it the most popular game ever in this country. The game itself finished seventh in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack’s H1 2009 UK sales chart. The full story is over on CasualGaming.biz – click here to take a …

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Numbers reveal true scale of iPhones games market

Unlike sales of games on the High Street, the success of downloadable titles has always been harder to monitor, but new stats have emerged that at last help to paint a more solid picture – and prove the true scale of the success that iPhone gaming is beginning to achieve. …

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RETAIL BIZ: Empire Total War smashes series records

The triumph of Sega’s Empire: Total War at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 yesterday marks the most successful debut in the history of the Total War series. Week one sales of the title were nearly double those of both Rome: Total War and Medieval II: …

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Street Fighter IV becomes biggest no.1 of 2009

Not content with merely entering the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 in first spot , Capcom’s Street Fighter IV has also become the best selling All Formats Number One of the year to date. It’s sales success also makes it the best selling ‘traditional’ beat ‘em up since the …

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