Sales News - Page 14

News: UK Sales Charts: Dead Space 3 Unsettles Ni No Kuni

UK Sales Charts: Dead Space 3 Unsettles Ni No Kuni

Wrath of the Necromorphs

Despite its controversial inclusion of microtransactions, Dead Space 3 has snuck to the summit of this week’s UK sales charts, giving previous frontrunner Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch an awful scare along the way. The spooked Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration dropped all the way down into sixth, though...

News: Sony: "We Have to Do a Better Job of Promoting the PS Vita"

Sony: "We Have to Do a Better Job of Promoting the PS Vita"

Well, duh

Sony slashed the PlayStation Vita’s sales forecast for the fourth time earlier today, announcing that it expects the recently released handheld and its predecessor to sell a combined 7 million units by the end of the current fiscal year. It had originally predicted that the console would surpass 16 million units during the same period,...

News: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Sales Near 600,000 Units

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Sales Near 600,000 Units

Not too shabby

Ubisoft’s likeable PlayStation Vita spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has snuck up on a brand new milestone, selling “close to 600,000 units”. The publisher announced the statistic as part of a post-earnings financial call earlier today, though its terminology was mixed throughout. As such, it’s not entirely clear...

News: Sony Cuts Losses, PlayStation Sales Tumble

Sony Cuts Losses, PlayStation Sales Tumble

Ups and downs

It looks like the appointment of Kaz Hirai has worked wonders for Sony. The recently recruited president promised to decrease losses when he took over the role in April last year, and he’s done a decent job. The company as a whole recorded a net loss of ¥10.8 billion ($115 million) for its fiscal third quarter ending 31st...

News: Dead Island Shuffles Past the 5 Million Sales Milestone

Dead Island Shuffles Past the 5 Million Sales Milestone

Deadly proportions

Who would have thought that one trailer could make such a difference? Dead Island, the janky co-operative zombie slayer from Deep Silver, has officially surpassed 5 million sales since its release in 2011, which is nothing short of a small miracle considering how broken the game was at launch. The publisher – which now owns the...

News: Capcom Cuts DmC: Devil May Cry's Forecasts Down to Size

Capcom Cuts DmC: Devil May Cry's Forecasts Down to Size

Fallen angel

You can’t blame Capcom for having high expectations – it’s just a shame that the publisher can’t seem to achieve them. After shipping one million copies of DmC: Devil May Cry across multiple platforms in January, the company has decided to slash its overall sales estimates for the reboot. It now expects the release to shift 1.2...

News: UK Sales Charts: Ni No Kuni Summons a Spot at the Top

UK Sales Charts: Ni No Kuni Summons a Spot at the Top

Magic master

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has ventured to the top of the UK sales charts, conjuring itself into first position for the week. The striking Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration wrapped its wand around the back of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s head, pushing the popular first-person shooter into third position. Last week’s...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: New Vita Titles Fail to Drive Hardware

Japanese Sales Charts: New Vita Titles Fail to Drive Hardware

Demon malaise

In the past, it’s been pretty easy to attribute the PlayStation Vita’s commercial woes in Japan to the platform's worrying lack of software. After all, whenever a new title has arrived, the system’s sales have almost always spiked. Worryingly, that wasn’t the case this week. Despite netting two major new releases in dungeon...

News: UK Sales Charts: DmC Pounded into Fourth by Black Ops 2

UK Sales Charts: DmC Pounded into Fourth by Black Ops 2

Sinking feeling

After dominating last week, DmC: Devil May Cry’s halo has slipped down into fourth position in the UK sales charts. The title was toppled by former frontrunner Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which shot straight back to the summit. Familiar favourites FIFA 13 and Far Cry 3 occupied second and third respectively. Elsewhere,

News: Japan's Most Desired Console Is the PlayStation Vita

Japan's Most Desired Console Is the PlayStation Vita

Moral victory

The system may be locked in a constant conflict with the bottom half of the Japanese hardware charts, but it turns out that local consumers want to love the PlayStation Vita after all. A recent Famitsu magazine survey discovered that more than 64 per cent of readers are eager to snap up the struggling hardware, a sample greater than...

News: UK Sales Charts: Devil May Cry Ascends to the Heavens

UK Sales Charts: Devil May Cry Ascends to the Heavens

God of war

Dante’s new haircut didn’t prove a hindrance on DmC: Devil May Cry’s ability to conquer the UK sales charts, as the controversial (but excellent) demon slayer shot straight to the summit of the region’s best sellers list, knocking FIFA 13 off the championship spot. Perhaps potential buyers were swayed by the patriotic Union Jack...

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...