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Divinity: Original Sin moves half a million copies

Throwback PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin has sold over 500,000 copies since its launch in June, developer Larian Studios announced today. Pitching its project as a return to the genre's roots, Larian surged past its Kickstarter goal last year, more than doubling its initial funding target. Founde...

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ESA prez: NPD is providing 'disservice to the truth'

Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade body that assembles the annual E3 event, said this evening that sales tracking service NPD was doing a "disservice to the truth" in its monthly reporting. "The digital side of the industry is not being adequa...

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NPD estimates $3.40B in game sales in Q1 2012

Market research firm NPD Group has released a handful of details about the video game industry's most recent spending habits, showing a sharp decline. Compared to last year's Q1 2011 estimation of $5.9 billion, total consumer spend in the first quarter of 2012 was down to $3.40 billion. With rapidl...

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See how the Vita's first-week sales stack up in this handy infographic

Sales figures can be somewhat hard to interpret on their own; what sounds impressive without context may suddenly seem far less so when seen in relation with other relevant information. It's about the big picture, and now there's an actual big picture to help put the figurative one in perspective. ...

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PlayStation 3 sells 3.9 million units during the holidays (and other sales data)

This holiday season has been kind to Sony, the company revealed today, specifically the PlayStation line of gaming consoles. The PS3 was the front-runner for Sony's parade of prosperity, invading over 3.9 million homes during the company's unspecified "holiday sales season" worldwide. On paper, i...

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NPD estimates $5.9B in game sales in first quarter

Market research firm NPD estimates that consumers spent $5.9 billion on video games in the first quarter of 2011, a 1.5 percent increase from the same period of last year. That doesn't mean everything is unicorns and rainbows, since the comparison is to 2010, the second consecutive year to see de...

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February NPD: Street Fighter IV, Wii Fit battle as Nintendo dominates hardware sales

Zangief's always struck us as a perpetual sourpuss, but he -- and the rest of the Street Fighter IV crew -- must be cracking polygonal smiles right about now. So are Capcom's accountants, sans the polygons (we think). While Wii Fit was once again at the top of software sales for February, the com...

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Wii sales propel Call of Duty: World at War past COD4

Chew on this: Call of Duty: World at War had greater combined US sales on current-gen consoles in its first three months of release than did Call of Duty 4. World at War achieved this milestone despite COD4 outselling it by nearly 400,000 Xbox 360 units during the comparable months. A rise in PS3 s...

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Nintendo boasts NPD success that 'offset' competitors

Nintendo issued a celebratory press release following the announcement of the NPD numbers last night, pointing out an impressive statistic: "While the video game industry grew by $150 million (12 percent) year-on-year, Nintendo's total sales grew by $300 million in January, offsetting declines on o...

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January NPD: Industry up 13% over Jan. '08, handhelds down 80% from Dec.

With the 2008 holiday season behind us, this month's NPD sales data brings with it figures showing the inevitable -- and dramatic -- decline in hardware sold for the month of January '09. For instance, last December the Nintendo DS was the top-selling platform, with 3.04 million units moved that ...

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