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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...

News: PlayStation Vita Slumps to Its Saddest Defeat Yet in Japan

PlayStation Vita Slumps to Its Saddest Defeat Yet in Japan

Hide behind the sofa

The PlayStation Vita is a stunning system with some great games, but it’s becoming more and more difficult to overlook the platform’s commercial problems – especially overseas. While we still believe that it’s too early to pull the plug on the handheld, the situation in Japan is not looking good. In fact, it’s gone...

News: Derrick the Deathfin Developer in Deep Water

Derrick the Deathfin Developer in Deep Water

Gulp

Derrick the Deathfin creator Gordon Midwood is in deep water, and is struggling to come up for air. The developer racked up a whopping $63,000 in debt while producing the papercraft PSN exclusive – a figure which he is never likely to earn back. “It’s entirely possible, or indeed by the looks of things at the moment 100 per cent...

News: Ubisoft Satisfied with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Sales

Ubisoft Satisfied with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Sales

Signs of life

We’re so used to wallowing in woeful PlayStation Vita sales reports that this story has taken us by surprise. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, publisher Ubisoft has revealed that portable exclusive Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has actually posted very positive sales numbers worldwide. “It's the first time we've...

News: UK Sales Charts: Some Dude in a Gaudy Green Suit Tops

UK Sales Charts: Some Dude in a Gaudy Green Suit Tops

Your guess is as good as ours

We’ve never heard of this week’s best selling game in the UK. Apparently it involves a character named Master Chief – yeah, we thought that was kind of dumb too. Still, it seems like the people of Britain are rather fond of him. Something they’re not so keen on is LittleBigPlanet Karting, which has crashed its...

News: October NPD: NBA 2K13 Slams, Industry Dunks

October NPD: NBA 2K13 Slams, Industry Dunks

Bounce back

NBA 2K13 scored a convincing three-pointer in the latest NPD report, as the rest of the North American video games industry continued its downward trend. The sector as a whole earned $755.5 million for the period, a figure which compares negatively to last year’s $1 billion. While the figures aren't especially pleasant, analyst Liam...

News: Assassin's Creed III Sells 3.5 Million Units in a Week

Assassin's Creed III Sells 3.5 Million Units in a Week

Viva la revolution

Assassin's Creed III has sold an estimated 3.5 million units since its release roughly a week ago, publisher Ubisoft has announced. According to CEO Yves Guillemot, the sales – which represent sell-through to consumers – represent a "year-on-year increase of more than 100 per cent". We're guessing that's a comparison to...

News: Yoshida: PlayStation Vita Sales Are Below Expectations

Yoshida: PlayStation Vita Sales Are Below Expectations

Developers aren't biting either

Despite an influx of new software in recent weeks, the PlayStation Vita's commercial situation remains ominous. Chatting candidly with French website Lemonde, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the platform's sales are “below expectations”. “Consumers now have multimedia devices, such...

News: Gran Turismo 5 Races Past the 9 Million Sales Milestone

Gran Turismo 5 Races Past the 9 Million Sales Milestone

No slowing down

Sony's premium PlayStation 3 racing title Gran Turismo 5 has surpassed 9 million units, developer Polyphony Digital has announced. The achingly accurate driving simulator added another 1.5 million units to its tally since the last count – which is not especially surprising considering the title was the eighth biggest selling game...

News: UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed III Starts a Revolution

UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed III Starts a Revolution

Leap of faith

Assassin's Creed III has unsurprisingly infiltrated the top of the UK sales charts, securing the second biggest release of the year so far. The slick stealth title doubled the sales of Assassin's Creed II, and outsold last year's Revelations by a whopping 117,000 units. PlayStation Vita exclusive spin-off Assassin's Creed III: Liberati

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Tops 840,000 Sales

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Tops 840,000 Sales

Juggle master

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has sold over 840,000 units, publisher Namco Bandai has announced. The data tracks the period between the fighter’s 11th September launch and the conclusion of the company’s second fiscal quarter on 30th September. There’s a good chance that the title will have surpassed one million units by now...

News: Sony Reports PlayStation Sales Decrease, Lowers Vita Forecast

Sony Reports PlayStation Sales Decrease, Lowers Vita Forecast

But overall losses reduce

Sony has revised its annual sales forecast for the PlayStation Vita and PSP for the second time this year. Speaking during its quarterly financial briefing, the company explained that it now expects the handheld systems to sell a combined total of 10 million units by 31st March, 2013. It had previously predicted a tally of...

News: Resident Evil 6 Does the Business for Capcom

Resident Evil 6 Does the Business for Capcom

Alive and kicking

Resident Evil 6 may not have garnered the universally positive review scores that the series is renowned for, but the sequel has been an enormous financial success for publisher Capcom. Speaking during a business briefing earlier today, the company reported an operating income of ¥6.5 billion ($81.6 million) for the first half of...

News: Borderlands 2 Has Shipped 5 Million Copies Worldwide

Borderlands 2 Has Shipped 5 Million Copies Worldwide

XCOM a success, too

Excellent (but irritating) first-person shooter Borderlands 2 has shipped 5 million units worldwide, overlord Take-Two Interactive has announced. Speaking at its quarterly financial briefing, the company added that XCOM: Enemy Unknown has also proved to be a “critical and commercial success”. "Take-Two's second quarter...