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Thomas Was Alone moves one million copies

Developer Mike Bithell revealed today that his narrative-driven puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone has sold over one million copies to date across all available platforms. Debuting for Windows and Mac in 2012, Thomas Was Alone was later ported to the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, serving a stint in...

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Report picks apart relationship between Metacritic and Steam sales

Ars Technica has released a new installment of their Steam Gauge project, where the website analyzes Valve's digital distribution service and its impact on the games industry. This time, they've explored the connection (or possible lack thereof) between Metacritic scores and number of sales on...

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Assassin's Creed series tops 73 million in sales

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series reached a total of 73 million in sales according to the publisher's corporate website, which lists its "worldwide best-selling franchises." Assassin's Creed, which has featured six releases in the main series since its 2007 debut and eight additional games on...

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Sony to sell all its Square Enix shares

Sony announced it's selling its entire stake of 9.52 million shares in Square Enix, with the PlayStation company booking a gain of 4.8 billion yen (around $47 million) in the current fiscal quarter. At the time of writing, Sony is the third-largest shareholder in Square Enix with an sizable equity...

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Oculus Rift total sales around 85,000, dev kit 2.0 at 25,000

Oculus Rift told TechCrunch that sales of its second-iteration dev kit are at about 25,000, taking the VR unit's total sales to around 85,000. For the dev kit 2.0, that figure accounts for around a month's worth of sales since pre-orders went live on March 19. The $350 second-generation unit...

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InFamous: Second Son hit 1 million sales in 9 days

InFamous: Second Son has exceeded a million sales, which includes both the physical retail copies and those sold on the PlayStation Network store. Sony made the announcement this morning on the PlayStation Blog, noting this makes Second Son the fastest selling game in the franchise to date. In...

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Minecraft Pocket Edition chips off 21 million copies

Minecraft Pocket Edition has sold more than 21 million copies, developer Jens Bergensten says in a tweet. To celebrate this ridiculously large number, the Minecraft mobile team will host a live panel broadcast from Mojang offices on Monday, April 14, allowing fans to ask them anything. Whether...

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Crowdfund Bookie, March 2014: The slide continues

The Crowdfund Bookie crunches data from select successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns that ended during the month and produces pretty charts for you to look at. In case there was any hope that the crowdfunded video game space was on the verge of climbing out of its current slump, the...

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Minecraft reaches 12 million sold on Xbox 360

Mojang's sandbox build-'em-up Minecraft remains a popular favorite on the Xbox 360, surpassing 12 million units sold as of this month. "It is pretty amazing!" Mojang's Daniel Kaplan stated in response to the latest sales milestone. "I remember when we started talking about sales numbers that we...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expansion sells 2.7 million in one week

Activision announced today that Blizzard's Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls has sold more than 2.7 million copies worldwide since its launch for Windows and Mac platforms on March 25. The publisher additionally notes that Diablo 3 earned more than 2.4 million Twitch views on Reaper of Souls'...

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