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Xbox 360 almost doubles Wii U unit sales in console’s first week

The numbers don’t lie, but sometimes they do need to be considered in a wider context. Nintendo on Monday announced that the Wii U sold 400,000 units in its first week on sale in the US. Then Microsoft last night announced that in the same period it sold 750,000 Xbox …

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UK CHARTS: Black Ops II holds off Hitman Absolution challenge

It’s week one numbers may have been down, but a strong second week has seen Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II hold onto the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats No.1. Sales of the shooter fell by 81 per cent week-on-week, which is notably better than the 87 per cent …

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Resident Evil 6 tops Japanese charts

The PS3 version of resident Evil 6 has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts. The SKU sold an impressive 635k units in its first week, eclipsing everything else in the listings. The Xbox 360 version claimed fifth place with unit sales of 42k. There was also a strong …

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Analyst predicts launch sales of 14m for GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V will sell more during its launch week than predecessor GTA IV sold in its first year, if analyst firm Sterne Agee is correct. Arvind Bhatia predicts in a note to investors that at launch the game will sell a colossal 14m copies. To do so it …

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Brand Map: Command & Conquer played 10.4 hours per week on average

Gamers play Command & Conquer titles for 10.4 hours per week on average – almost an hour more than the typical game. This week, GameVision Brand Map turns to the real-time strategy genre to take a look at one of its earliest franchises: Command & Conquer. We asked 6,724 gamers …

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Vita sales fall below 50k in Japan

Sales of the PlayStation Vita have fallen below 50k during its third week on the market. Eurogamer reports that Sony’s new handheld shifted 42,648 units during its second full week on sale. Vita shifted 325k units in its opening weekend, only for sales to plummet to 72k during the following …

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Retailers discount Vita in Japan

Following lower than expected week two sales of Sony’s PlayStation Vita in Japan, some retailers have reportedly discounted the device in an effort to stimulate sales. The more expensive 3G Vita model, in particular, is said to be selling in very low numbers. GamesRadar reports that some retailers have now …

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PS Vita plays second fiddle to PSP in second week as 3DS shines

A drop in sales of 78 per cent week-on-week for the PlayStation Vita in its second week of sale in Japan has seen sales fall below that of its predecessor the PlayStation Portable. Andriasang reports that Vita sales fell from 325k to 72k – that’s fewer than all of the …

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FIFA 11 week one sales hit 821k units

EA’s FIFA 11 sold a staggering 821,000 units in its opening weekend in the UK, MCV can reveal. In total the game made 28.93m, which in itself is more than the total value of the UK video games market in any single week so far in 2010 – including weeks …

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FIFA World Cup shines on PS3

It was the PS3 version of EA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa that shone at retail over the weekend, with official figures from ELSPA GfK Chart-Track showing that the Sony release accounted for 48 per cent of sales. It was only just ahead of Xbox 360, though, which claimed …

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