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November NPD: big franchises, new consoles drive industry sales up 34% [update 1]

The above headline shouldn't come as a great surprise to many gamers, what with November having been a deadly obstacle course of top-tier franchises and console debuts. Surviving the month with wallet unscathed was quite impossible, a fact clearly reflected in the NPD's sales data for the period whi...

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PS3 launch jumpstarts PSP sales in North America

It looks like Sony's newest Playstation family member, the PS3, has come to the aide of its siblings, the PSP and PS2. Sony has announced the PSP's sales jumped by almost 30 percent in North America last week, during the PS3's launch. David Karraker, SCEA communications director, said the PS3 hype ...

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Japanese hardware sales, Oct. 30 - Nov. 5: PSP overtakes its big brother

For the last few months, the PSP has not only been outsold by the Nintendo DS, but also the PS2. However, it seems like those days could be over as the PSP has begun outselling the PS2 for the last two weeks. - DS Lite: 113,097 45,584 (28.73%) - PSP: 23,725 2,183 (8.43%) - PS2: 20,982 850 (3.89%)...

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Japanese hardware sales, Oct. 9-15: The gap closes

If there's one thing I can say about the PSP's sales, is they've been holding steady at right around 20,000-25,000 each week for a good while now. However, the DS Lite couldn't maintain its massive sales numbers it accumulated a few weeks ago when it sold nearly 275,000 units, which had more to do ...

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Australian software chart, Sept. 25 - Oct. 1: BMX Bandit edition

Australia has given the world some really great things like Steve Irwin, kangaroos, Nicole Kidman and her first film - BMX Bandits, which just so happens to be one of my favorite childhood movies. So in honor of Steve, Nicole, BMX Bandits and kangaroos the world over, I bring you the Australian sof...

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Japanese hardware sales, Sept. 25 - Oct. 1: The Pokemon are back

The recent news of Sony getting a new ad agency couldn't have come sooner because things are getting worse by the week for the PSP in Japan. Maybe this new agency can somehow spin this mess into something positive. However, this ridiculously huge increase in DS Lite sales most likely is due to Pokem...

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Sony rep: No PSP price drop this year

If you were waiting for a PSP price drop to come in the near future, you should stop now because it doesn't look like one will come in time for Christmas this year. "We don't necessarily see the need to cut the price," John Koller, a product manager at Sony Computer Entertainment, told Reuters. "We...

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Japanese hardware sales, Sept. 18-24: The bleeding still hasn't stopped

For the second week in a row, the PSP dropped in sales has dropped in sales. And to make matters worse, last week the DS Lite outsold the PSP by 107,000 units, but this week it increased its lead by outselling the PSP by 116,000. 1. DSL - 139,835 2. PS2 - 32,673 3. PSP - 23,118 4. GBASP - 2,145 5. G...

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Japanese software sales chart - Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, Sega does what Sony can't

Isn't it great when the king of the hill is dethroned? Well, if you agree, then you may be happy to know Sega has done what Sony hasn't been able to by outselling all Nintendo games with its new online RPG Phantasy Star Universe. 1. Phantasy Star Universe (PS2) - 120,202 / *NEW 2. New Super Mario Br...

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Japanese hardware sales, 14 August - 20 August: supreme bias edition

Much like a used car purchased from a licentious and overbearing salesman, people often come with their own set of inherent, sometimes unpredictable quirks and predilections. It's part of being human and, in most cases, can be kept under control. Unfortunately, that's not how things regularly work i...

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