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Devil May Cry series tops 10m

Having made its name on PS2 and gone on to enjoy success on both Xbox 360 and PS3, Capcom’s Devil May Cry series has now shipped 10m units worldwide. The original title, which arrived in 2001, was an energetic interpretation of the formula made popular by fellow Capcom IP Onimusha …

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iPhone and iPod Touch sales pass 30m

Apple has confirmed that the combined global sales of its iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch have now hit 30m, with the iPhone alone topping the 17m mark. In 2008 the company sold 13.7m iPhones – far ahead of its 10m target it set for itself in 2007. For more …

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Blu-ray approaching 100m disc sales

Global sales of Blu-ray discs will pass the 100m unit mark this year, according to data from research firm Futuresource Consulting. It states that the increasing number of HDTVs in consumer’s homes will offset the negative market effects of the economic recession. Last year in the US alone, Blu-ray video …

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Iwata: DS could sell 150m

Saturo Iwata, the global boss of Nintendo, has stated to inverstors that he believes the firm’s twin-screened DS handheld could go on to sell over 150 million units worldwide. ”I don’t think it is appropriate to conclude that DS is reaching its final stages on the market,” Iwata stated, according …

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Games overtake films in global entertainment market

Statistics from market research company Media Control Gfk International suggest that gaming has overtaken DVD and Blu-ray in terms of worldwide market value, Edge Online reports. The firm claims that games accounted for 53 per cent of 2008’s global packaged media commodities market, which in total valued $61bn. Global video …

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Guitar Hero III sales pass $1bn

Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith has claimed that 2007’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has now surpassed a sales value of $1bn – a milestone the exec claims has never before been achieved by a single title, Edge Online reports. Click here to read the full story.

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Fallout 3 shifts 4.7m in week one

Publisher and developer Bethesda has revealed that its critical and commercial smash Fallout 3 shipped a quite incredible 4.7 million copies across the world in its first week of sale on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Its success has already generated retail sales of over $300 million. The game, which …

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Game Boy Advance finally succumbs to DS

Hot on the heels of its financials that were released this morning, Nintendo has now revealed that global shipments of its DS handheld have surpassed that of its successful older brother, the Game Boy Advance. For the complete story and all the stats in full, head over to the internet’s …

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Indiana Jones raids box office coffers

Despite costing a whopping $185 million to make, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ latest cinema outing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made an estimated $311 million worldwide in its opening weekend, the Associated Press reports . Coming 19 years after the release of Indiana Jones and …

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