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P4U tops Japan charts

Persona 4 Ultimax tops Japanese sales charts


Yo-Kai Watch 2 dethroned after nearly two months as Japan's best-seller
Sep 03
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax made its debut atop the Japanese software charts with 89,000 units sold, according to the latest figures from sales tracking authority Media Create. In doing so, the fighting game from Atlus and Arc Sy... read
GOG.com

You've got 4 days to buy 35 games from GOG.com before they're gone


Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Red Faction will be removed from sale
Aug 30
One of the assumptions of buying games digitally is that you assume they'll always be available. That's sadly not the case, but GOG.com is offering discounts on 35 games that it will be removing from its catalog on Septe... read
Capcom sale

3DS, Wii U Capcom games on sale


I don't want any of them, do you?
Aug 29
A bunch of Capcom eShop 3DS and Wii U games are on sale until the morning of September 4.  Writing about Capcom just makes me want to replay every Clover game and Resident Evil 4. At least Mega Fans are getting good Mega Man alternates. read
Pre-orders

gamescom gave Wii U game pre-orders a nice bump on Amazon


Well, yeah, there's a lot of good stuff on the way
Aug 21
Recapping data provided by Amazon, MCV reports that Wii U games saw an 8.67 percent increase in pre-orders following gamescom, while pre-orders for PS4 titles were up 5.16 percent and Xbox One software reservations rose by 2.... read
Yo-Kai Watch 2 sales

Yo-Kai Watch 2 has sold over two million copies


Well, that didn't take long
Aug 13
Yo-Kai Watch 2 only just launched in Japan last month, but the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game has already managed to sell 2,093,992 units, according to the number crunchers at Media Create. Congrats, Level-5! ӎ... read
MGS V: Ground Zeros

MGS V: Ground Zeros on PS4 outsells Xbox One version 3 to 1


Because of course it does
Aug 06
Konami has announced results for its fiscal quarter ending June 30, revealing Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sales on PlayStation 4 trebled those of the Xbox One release. It isn't all that surprising, though. The... read

Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide


The original and Reaper of Souls across all platforms
Aug 05
Diablo III has been performing rather well for Activision Blizzard. Since it released in 2010, Diablo III has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. That's combined with Reaper of Souls too. Activision a... read
Atlus 3DS sale

PSA: Four Atlus games on sale on 3DS eShop


Buy 'em if you want, or don't; I'm not a cop
Jul 23
If you need a dang long game to hold you over until Persona Q's release, perhaps something else from Atlus is your vice. Provided you didn't pay for them all the other times they seem to have gone on sale (in North America; sorry, Europe). Devil Survivor Overclocked ($14.99)Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers ($14.99) Shin Megami Tensei IV ($24.99)Code of Princess ($14.99) read
QuakeCon

Dishonored is $4.99 in the yearly QuakeCon Steam sale


The Elder Scrolls Online is also making its Steam debut
Jul 17
The horribly cynical part of me is wondering what's going to actually happen at this year's QuakeCon; now that John Carmack is gone from the company and Doom 4 still just exists as a trailer, is there much to look forward to?... read
Puzzle & Dragons 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons Z ships over 1.5 million on 3DS


Just another victory for the opium-laced Pokémon-Bejeweled hybrid
Jul 17
Puzzle & Dragons Z shipments have exceeded the 1.5 million mark, GungHo Online announced today. The Nintendo 3DS iteration of GungHo Online's trendy role-playing puzzle game launched last December, topping charts in its o... read
Japanese game sales

Japan: The PS3 is beating the Wii U in sales in 2014


3DS is king, though
Jul 09
Following news of the PS4 not quite picking it up in Japan, we know have a fuller picture of the first half of 2014 in Japan. Hardware sales are up, software sales are down, and it's not new hardware that's shifting any more ... read
Big sale tomorrow

Xbox sale: Zoo Tycoon, Titanfall & a bunch of 360 games


Half off Ground Zeroes
Jul 07
The following will be available tomorrow only, very helpfully without prices. Thanks. At least you can click links to check the pricing here.   read
Canada

Celebrate Canada Day with a Steam sale


Because you've all still got money left after the summer sale, right?
Jul 01
I'll be honest, being from Scotland means I don't know about a lot about Canadian culture; I know there's some great Canadian bands (Fucked Up, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Buck 65) and I know there's also some pish ones (you... read
GOG.com

Keep your eyes on GOG.com to get some free games


Flash deals are coming at you fast!
Jun 24
GOG.com's summer sale format is something that almost single handily justifies tabbed web browsers. Whilst its range of flash deals have been worth keeping an eye on, this 24-hour Adrenaline Rush promotion will be offering fr... read
PS4 shortages

Sony: PS4 shortages resulting in some lost sales across Europe


'We haven’t yet caught up with the initial demand across Europe'
Jun 19
"We haven't yet caught up with the initial demand across Europe," Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment UK told TrustedReviews. "We are still dealing with the day one market."  I don't make i... read
May NPD

Watch Dogs, PS4 top May software and hardware sales


...in the United States, at retail
Jun 17
The PlayStation 4 was once again the top selling console in May of 2014, though we haven't had a specific sales numbers update from anyone in a while. As for software, Ubisoft's day-one sales record holder Watch Dogs, re... read
Bandai sales

Bandai Namco announces Nintendo summer sales


Namco Bandai Bandai Namco
Jun 06
Starting today on the 3DS and Wii U eShop, Bandai Namco is rolling out a number of sales that will last until June 29. The discounts range all the way up to 72% off, and affect a few big-ticket games as well as a few duds. On... read
Tropico 5 sales

Tropico 5 off to the best start in the series


Island girl
Jun 04
Tropico 5 is out on PC (unless you're waiting for the US retail release of June 17) and it's been the best launch in the series, "with worldwide sales reaching over six figures." It was big in Germany and the UK. Xbox 360 and Mac versions are due out this summer with a PS4 version to follow in fall. read
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs sold four million copies in its first week


Prepare for sequels
Jun 03
Ubisoft had high hopes for Watch Dogs and it turns out they were warranted. The game had a record-breaking first 24 hours for the company, but that was just the beginning. At four million copies sold during its first week of ... read

Mario Kart 8 sells more 1.2 million units worldwide this past weekend


Luigi throwin' shade
Jun 02
Fastest-selling Wii U game ever? That's Mario Kart 8, which sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide over its first weekend, starting May 29 and 30. This counts Japan, Europe, and the Americas.  That's a pretty go... read
Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK


The blue shell was thrown by Nintendo
Jun 02
After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t... read
Arma 3 sales

Arma 3 sales cross 1 million


DayZ hit 2 million in May...
May 29
We're always talking about DayZ sales -- now over 2 million -- but the game that made DayZ possible, Arma, is quietly doing well in its own right for developer Bohemia. Arma 3 has just crossed one million sold. Bohemia boss Marek Spanel announced the milestone on Twitter and provided a visual roadmap for the next two years of Arma 3. It includes a major expansion and helicopter and marksmen DLC. read
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft


New open-world action title is Ubisoft's most successful launch
May 28
There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still man... read

Square Enix online game sale: 20 percent off


Dads and Grads sale runs through June 1
May 27
While supplies last, several items are up to 20 percent off in Square Enix's online store for their Dads and Grads sale. Enter "SAVE20" at checkout and get discounts on games like Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Lightning Re... read
Slugging

MLB 14 on PS4 is fastest selling in franchise history


Hitting for power
May 16
I might've dug into MLB 14 on PS4 a bit for its slow load times, but that's the only slow thing about it. According to the PlayStation Blog, MLB 14 on PS4, "exceeded the previous marks for most preorders, most day-one sales, and most week one sales," and, compared to last year, week one sales shot up 40%. Oh, and what's with the Orioles being the most played team? read

Grand Theft Auto V ships more than 33 million units


Best-selling game in North America, Latin America, and Europe combined
May 13
Grand Theft Auto V made $1 billion in the first three days it was released. Impressive, but we were never told how many copies of the game were moved. Today's fiscal year 2014 report from Take-Two finally sheds some light on ... read

GOG.com's Spring Insomnia Sale: 90 percent off 100 titles


Free games, too!
May 12
Starting Monday, May 12 (at 2:00 PM GMT) and running until GOG.com is out of stock, a butt-ton of games will be on a crazy sale, with titles getting 90 percent discounts. Games like Divinity: Dragon Commander Imperial Ed... read
Humble Bundle Store

Thief, Towerfall, and Nidhogg all reduced at the Humble Bundle Store


There's flash deals happening every eight hours so check back often
May 06
It feels like spring is almost done and summer is just about to arrive (looks out the window)... nah, it sure ain't summer yet. So, I can't really complain that Humble Bundle has launched its Spring Sale, starting today and f... read
Scented meat

Towerfall on PS4 selling better than PC and Ouya


Scented meat?
Apr 28
One-time Ouya-exclusive Towerfall got an enhanced PC and PS4 release this year and it was a good one, allowing the wonderful game to thrive more than it ever could have hoped on the Ouya. Towerfall creator Matt Thorson told E... read

Microsoft hits 5 million shipped mark for Xbox One, Q3 $20.4 billion in revenue


1.2 million Xbox Ones sold this quarter
Apr 25
People are buying Xbox One consoles! Microsoft's quarterly results show that they shipped 1.2 million Xbox One systems in Q3, bringing their total shipped number up to 5 million since launch. They've reported $20.4 billion in... read
Trials

Trials Frontier's first week saw six million downloads


A sign of things to come for the series?
Apr 18
While I liked the just-released Trials Fusion less than its predecessor, I still enjoyed the game. It's pretty good, all things considered. I'm less optimistic about the other new series title released this month, Trials Fron... read
Steam

Stats estimate 37 percent of Steam games remain uninstalled


Ars Technica has done some digging around
Apr 16
For all its popularity, there are parts of Steam that are clouded in mystery, especially when it comes to how many digital copies of a game are sold. Kyle Orland over on Ars Technica has done some poking around Steam user pro... read






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