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Sonic: Lost World shipped 640,000 copies last year

Sega Sammy revealed Sonic: Lost World shipped 640,000 units across Wii U and 3DS in 2013, as the company looks ahead to the mascot's new guise in the also Nintendo-exclusive Sonic Boom. The figure comes via newly published financial reports for the nine months ending December 31, 2013, in which...

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Destiny to be 'best-selling new IP in history' according to Activision [update]

Activision is dreaming big for Bungie's Destiny, dubbing it the "next billion dollar franchise." Activision CEO Bobby Kotick echoed the projection, telling investors during today's earnings call that the publisher expects "Destiny will become the best-selling new video game IP in history." Destiny,...

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Skylanders series sells $2 billion worldwide

Activision announced today as part of its quarterly financial report that the Skylanders series has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide across all available platforms, as of December 31 last year. To date, Activision has sold approximately 175 million Skylanders toys, which players can...

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Report: MGS5: The Phantom Pain could launch as late as 2015

Translating a conference call from Japan this week, analyst David Gibson reports that Konami's Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain could launch as late as December 2015 or as early as October 2014, depending on how development progresses over the coming months. Konami is currently focused on...

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Disney Infinity drives Interactive group to $403 million in revenue

Disney reported $403 million in revenue for its Interactive group in its fiscal first quarter 2014 financial results, a three-month period that ended on December 28, 2013. It is a 38 percent increase over the revenue earned by the Interactive group in Q1 of 2013, $291 million. The leap in...

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Square Enix posts nine-month net profit, A Realm Reborn progressing 'favorably'

Square Enix recorded a net profit of 5.18 billion yen for the nine-month period ending December 31, which converts to around $51 million. It's a positive return after the major upheavals in recent months, and given the company posted a similar nine-month figure in the last fiscal year, but as a net...

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Sony to sell PC business, reform TV arm, layoff 5,000 employees

Major changes are afoot at Sony, after the Japanese electronics giant announced plans to sell its Vaio PC business and reform its TV arm. As a result, Sony will layoff 5,000 employees over the next year or so, including 1,500 in Japan and 3,500 overseas. Sony was projecting a fiscal year net profit...

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Take-Two revenue nears $2 billion in Q3 2014 because GTA5

Take-Two's GAAP net revenue was $1.86 billion in Q3 2014, up from $415.77 million in Q3 2013 and led by sales of Grand Theft Auto 5, NBA 2K14 and WWE 2K14, the company reported today. Though Grand Theft Auto 5 launched during Q2 2014, Take-Two pushed its results to Q3, citing the later launch of...

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Grand Theft Auto 5 ships 32.5 million copies

The total number of Grand Theft Auto 5 copies Take-Two has shipped to date now exceeds 32.5 million. The number comes from the company's fiscal third quarter 2014 earnings report, in which it declared its money-making game the "best-selling video game of 2013," citing data from NPD. By comparison,...

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Joystiq Weekly: News, reviews and original content from January 27 - February 2

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" recap of the week's most happening ... happenings. Yes. We'll summarize the biggest news, freshest reviews and original content from each week every Sunday, just in case you missed it while tending to your weekday grind. We'll also segue into...

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