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News: December NPD: Black Ops 2 Dominates Disappointing 2012

December NPD: Black Ops 2 Dominates Disappointing 2012

The future's bleak

Staying consistent with the rest of 2012, December served up another year of decline for the North American video game industry. Despite pulling in a whopping $3.2 billion during the festive window, sales were still down 22 per cent over last year’s $4.10 billion. The year as a whole drooped by a similar margin, scooping just...

News: Report Puts PlayStation 3 Ahead of Xbox 360 in Global Shipments

Report Puts PlayStation 3 Ahead of Xbox 360 in Global Shipments

Knock out

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the PlayStation 3 has finally overtaken the Xbox 360 in global shipments. A new report by the International Data Corporation – spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – estimates that PS3 figures reached 77 million units this past December, a tally greater than the Xbox 360’s still impressive 76...

News: Journey Clambers to the Summit of the PSN Charts

Journey Clambers to the Summit of the PSN Charts

Magical trip

Not content with scooping our coveted Game of the Year award, Journey has also climbed to the peak of the North American PlayStation Network charts. The critically acclaimed exclusive brushed aside strong competition from Mass Effect and The Walking Dead to steal the top spot for the month of December. In Europe, the title fin

News: Kaz Hirai: PS Vita Sales Are on the Low End of Expectations

Kaz Hirai: PS Vita Sales Are on the Low End of Expectations

Looking to the long term

Speaking at a press event directly after the conclusion of last night’s CES showcase, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai admitted that PlayStation Vita sales are currently at the bottom end of the company’s expectations. “I would say it’s on the low end of what we expected,” he explained, adding that it takes time before a system...

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 13 Shoots to the Top of the League

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 13 Shoots to the Top of the League

Marching on

You can’t keep a good football game down for long. Despite being forced to sit out on the sidelines for the majority of the Christmas period, FIFA 13 has returned to the top of the UK sales charts. The soccer simulator knocked last week’s frontrunner Far Cry 3 into second position, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained in third...

News: UK Sales Charts: Far Cry 3 Finishes 2012 on a High

UK Sales Charts: Far Cry 3 Finishes 2012 on a High

Leading from the front

Far Cry 3 couldn’t quite displace Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in the penultimate UK sales chart of the year – but ongoing retailer promotions have propelled it to the summit of the final countdown of 2012. It was a huge week for Ubisoft in general, with both Assassin’s Creed III and Just Dance 4

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PSP Topples Newer Sony Systems

Japanese Sales Charts: PSP Topples Newer Sony Systems

You can’t keep a good platform down

The aging PlayStation Portable has reaffirmed its relevance by outselling the PlayStation 3 and Vita in the Japanese sales charts this week. Sony’s classic handheld sold 65,859 units during the tracked timeframe, and had two titles in the top five. Both One Piece: Romance Dawn and AKB1/149: Love Election sold...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Keeps UK Sales Charts Captive

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Keeps UK Sales Charts Captive

Winter warmer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 weathered a valiant assault from Far Cry 3 to steal the UK sales charts’ festive top spot this week. Despite seeing sales rise by 86 per cent after a slew of holiday discounts, Ubisoft’s tropical adventure couldn’t quite outpace Activision’s blockbuster, which became the first title in 2012 to top the...

News: Capcom Disappointed By Slouching Resident Evil 6 Sales

Capcom Disappointed By Slouching Resident Evil 6 Sales

Zombie infection contained

Capcom has announced its latest financial earnings, stating that the disappointing sales of Resident Evil 6 have caused the company to lower its estimated profits for the year. While figures for the undead offering started well – shifting an amazing 634,000 units on the PlayStation 3 in its first week in Japan alone –...

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...