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News: PlayStation 3 Sales Surpass 30 Million Units in Europe

PlayStation 3 Sales Surpass 30 Million Units in Europe

Untouchable

Europe has always been a stronghold for Sony, and that looks unlikely to change. The platform holder has announced that as of 17th December it has sold (not shipped) a whopping 30 million PlayStation 3s across the territory. It looks like that budget 12GB system is really starting to do the business. “This is a major milestone for us...

News: UK Sales Charts: Black Ops 2 Closes Out a Fifth Week

UK Sales Charts: Black Ops 2 Closes Out a Fifth Week

Number one with a bullet

We suspect that there are going to be a fair few copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 stuffed beneath the Christmas tree next Tuesday. Activision’s commercial steamroller has secured a fifth week at the top of the UK sales charts, equalling LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ spell at the summit. Hitman: Absolution surged...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 5 Conquers the Competition

Like a dragon

Yakuza 5 landed a devastating blow on all of the other new releases in Japan this week. The latest title in SEGA’s seedy series registered 356,757 sales, which was enough to score it a spot at the summit of the region's charts. The hotly anticipated sequel sold more than the combined total of the top three Wii U launch games – but...

Talking Point: What Went Wrong with PlayStation All-Stars?

What Went Wrong with PlayStation All-Stars?

Worse for wear

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is an excellent game. It may lack polish in areas – the menus in particular are some of the worst we’ve ever seen – but the core gameplay is superb. Developer SuperBot Entertainment clearly invested a lot of time into making each character’s fighting style unique, and it

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Earned $1 Billion in Just 15 Days

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Earned $1 Billion in Just 15 Days

Back in black

There may be some debate over whether Call of Duty is still the juggernaut that it once was, but one thing’s for certain: most publishers would give their left arm for a franchise this successful. Activision has revealed that the latest instalment in its modern military series Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has grossed an eye-watering $1...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Takes UK Sales Charts Hostage

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Takes UK Sales Charts Hostage

The future's black

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may not be selling as well as its predecessors, but it’s still utterly dominating the UK sales charts. The first-person shooter has held onto its position at the top of the best sellers list, forcing new release Far Cry 3 into second. That's despite the insanity simulator securing the ninth biggest...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Shoots Down Japanese Sales Charts

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Shoots Down Japanese Sales Charts

Hottin' up

Japan may be quite introverted with its video game tastes, but it does enjoy the odd first-person shooter. That’s evidenced this week by the surprising sales numbers for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which managed to shift a whopping 197,350 units on PlayStation 3 alone. In fact, it was a good week for Sony’s home console in general,...

News: UK Sales Charts: Black Ops 2 Puts a Bullet in Agent 47

UK Sales Charts: Black Ops 2 Puts a Bullet in Agent 47

Battle Royale struggles

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 managed to keep Hitman: Absolution at bay this week, as Square Enix’s prominently marketed stealth title could only reach second in the latest UK sales charts. Activision’s shooter suffered an 87 per cent drop in sales over the previous week, but was still strong enough to stay at the summit. It...

News: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Drags Vita Out of the Danger Zone in Japan

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Drags Vita Out of the Danger Zone in Japan

Kiss from a rose

It’s been a recurring theme that whenever software actually launches for the PlayStation Vita in Japan, the system gets a huge boost. That’s remained true this week, with Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation pulling the platform out of the danger zone. The handheld adventure was accompanied by a couple of new colours, which...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Blows Up in the UK

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Blows Up in the UK

Second biggest Vita launch ever

It may have only taken five months to put together, but Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is already throwing its weight around the UK sales charts. The handheld spin-off shot straight into 16th position on this week’s best-sellers list, becoming the second biggest PlayStation Vita launch in Britain since the...

News: UK Sales Charts: Black Ops 2 Shoots Straight to the Top

UK Sales Charts: Black Ops 2 Shoots Straight to the Top

But it's not all good news

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week, securing the biggest release of 2012 so far. However, the Activision published first-person shooter did not have enough ammunition to outpace any of its most recent predecessors, as it could only secure the fourth biggest British release...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Earned $500 Million in 24 Hours

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Earned $500 Million in 24 Hours

But Activision keeps sales numbers secret

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 earned a cool $500 million in 24 hours, publisher Activision has announced. The estimated figure is considerably higher than the previous records held by both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and the first Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, the company failed to share actual sales...

News: PlayStation 3 Surpasses 70 Million Units Shipped Globally

PlayStation 3 Surpasses 70 Million Units Shipped Globally

Celebrate good times

While we all lament the PlayStation Vita’s current commercial woes, it’s worth remembering that the mighty PlayStation 3 once faced a similar predicament. There was a time when armchair analysts were calling for the console to be scrapped – but over the years, Sony has proved that the knee-jerk reactions were premature...

News: Black Ops 2 Sold One Million Copies in 24 Hours at GameStop

Black Ops 2 Sold One Million Copies in 24 Hours at GameStop

Boom

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold an outrageous 1 million copies in 24 hours at US retailer GameStop. Company president Tony Bartel revealed the number to Bloomberg Businessweek, adding that it was the outlet’s largest launch of all time. Amazon echoed the executive’s comments, noting that the first-person shooter was the most pre-ordered...