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PSN's best selling games of 2011 list dominated by games not from 2011

We're practically knee deep in 2012 at this point, and yet 2011 still refuses to give up the limelight, dropping financial data and sales reports on its way out the door in a desperate final attempt at relevance. So here we are, with a list of 2011's top sellers on the PlayStation Network ... and...

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3DS, Nintendo lead Japan's 30 best-selling games of 2011

The top two spots in Japan's 2011 list of best-selling games are taken by a pair of Nintendo 3DS games: Mario Kart 7, with more than 1.6 million sold, and Super Mario 3D Land with more than 1.08 million sold. In third is Capcom's Monster Hunter Tri-G for 3DS, followed by 27 more titles for 3DS,...

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NPD: Xbox 360 earns $6.7 billion in 2011

The game industry's December 2011 may have been down from the same month last year, but it hasn't brought down spirits at Microsoft. The Redmond-based Xbox 360 manufacturer capped off 2011 by having the number one console for twelve straight months, NPD data reveals. In December, Microsoft...

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UK game industry holiday snapshot suggests weakening retail sales

Two major UK video-game retailers, HMV and Game, saw a drop in sales over Christmas, prompting HMV to reconsider its investment in games as a whole, The Telegraph reports. HMV's gaming market share fell 16 percent over the holidays, while sales in music and DVDs saw no change; games now account...

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Steam sales increase 100 percent for the seventh straight year

Steam now hosts more than 40 million accounts and 1,800 games, and its 2011 year-over-year sales increased 100 percent for the seventh year in a row, Valve announced today with a ridiculously smug grin on its face (we assume). During the Holiday Sale, Steam clocked more than 5 million...

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Japanese game market saw overall declines in 2011, 3DS was top seller

The Japanese game market saw a significant dip in 2011, according to Enterbrain, as reported by Famitsu. The year saw a 2.4 percent increase in hardware sales -– up to ¥179,740 million ($2.3 billion) –- spurred by the 3DS and PlayStation Vita. The hardware bump, however wasn't...

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Gaming in 2011: a two-minute video roundup

Who has time for words anymore? You're too busy for those, so why not relive 2011's biggest games in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee?...

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Facebook's most popular games list topped by Playdom (which isn't Zynga)

You'll excuse our baffled aghast, but we just saw Facebook's most played games of 2011 list and were mesmerized by this list of stuff we've never heard of. Also, we're surprised that Disney-owned Playdom sits at the top of the list with Gardens of Time, while Zynga's myriad "Ville" offerings,...

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Ubisoft Q1 sales down 36 percent from last year

The latest Ubisoft financial report for the first quarter of its 2012 fiscal year is a tough pill to swallow for everyone who loved Q Entertainment's stunning rhythm-shooter, Child of Eden. The company's sales for the quarter reached €103 million, a decline of 36.3% from the €161...

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Trials Evolution revs up for another round on XBLA

Considering the embarrassing regularity and bone-smashing severity with which the riders are ejected from their motorcycles, Trials might as well have been called ExitBike. The tricky test of speed, momentum and balance is set to return to Xbox Live Arcade this year with Trials Evolution, a...

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