Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist







DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Phil Janca
King of the Stream
Spencer Hayes
Defender of Dtoid.tv
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us

12:30 PM on 01.14.2014

Facepunch talks about what's next for Rust

In a Rust development update, Facepunch Studios' Garry Newman wrote that "Sales have been strong. Stronger than strong. We really have been knocked on our arses by sales. Our plan was to release the alpha on to Steam in a l...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.10.2014

Beyond two sales: Beyond sold over a million copies

Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream put up this a sort of "thank you" (Ellen) webpage to commemorate selling over one million units before Christmas of last year. Which was also Christmas of like two weeks ago, but also...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 01.10.2014

3DS game sales were up 45 percent last year

It's clear the 3DS is in its prime, but here's some data to back up that sentiment. According to Nintendo, upwards of 16 million packaged and digital games were sold for 3DS last year, representing a more than 45 percent incr...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 12.29.2013

Steam Sale: Spelunky, Risk of Rain, The Swapper

Rounding out the weekend is another handful of great deals over at the Steam store that looked like they were priced by someone from Walmart. Seriously who makes up these prices? If you haven't picked up indie favorites like ...

Wesley Ruscher

7:00 PM on 12.22.2013

Square Enix and Sega serving up some festive mobile deals

Hopping on the old St. Nick bandwagon, both Square Enix and Sega are sharing the holiday spirit with sales on some of their mobile games for iOS and Android platforms.  Highlights from the house that Final Fantasy built ...

Wesley Ruscher

1:30 PM on 12.22.2013

Sunday gaming deals: Steam, Xbox, and more

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! There are gaming deals going down today only, this very Sunday. Well really they are just today's deals of some on going sales over at Steam, Green Man Gaming, and at XBox... but hey, we're lazy and we...

Wesley Ruscher





3:15 PM on 12.21.2013

Grab Tearaway for $17.99 and more in PSN flash sale

With Christmas right around the corner, the kind folks over at the Sony Entertainment Network have slashed the prices on thirteen titles in a spur of the moment flash sale. Critically acclaimed PS Vita darling, Tearaway is mo...

Wesley Ruscher

6:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Can you guess the best-selling iOS game of 2013?

The top paid iPhone and iPad app this year was... Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Of course it was. As for the top free app of 2013, you can almost certainly call that too -- it was Candy Crush Saga, which also topped both the iP...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Minecraft sells 10 million on Xbox 360, plus a DLC sale

Damn. 10 million copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition have been sold to date. I'd say the person responsible for initiating the deal that would eventually lead to this version coming about deserves a raise, or a pat on the b...

Jordan Devore



GOG Winter sale launches with free classic Fallout titles photo
GOG Winter sale launches with free classic Fallout titles
by Alasdair Duncan

We're in mid-December and for me, that means two things: I'm pretty much broke as I've bought so many Christmas presents (you're welcome friends and family) and that there's going to be bargains galore as many online outlets start their winter sales. GOG.com, purveyor of classic and indie titles, has started its promotion and to celebrate, it will be giving away Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for not a single penny, for the first 48 hours of the sale

Unfortunately, GOG.com won't be able to sell those first three Fallout titles after the end of 2013, so get your grubby mitts on them as fast as possible. In addition to lots of titles being reduced to half price, there will be daily deals and users will receive mystery boxes each day as well.

The sale runs until December 29 and I'm hoping to pick up Privateer 2, Alpha Centauri, and Outcast to add to my PC classics library. On a separate note, I'm also hoping to be able to afford food at the end of the month too.

view full story + comments


2:45 PM on 12.09.2013

Fez passes one million sales across all platforms

According to Polytron, Fez has sold over a million copies across all of its releases. For all of the controversies surrounding designer Phil Fish and the exposure gained through being extensively featured in Indie Game: The M...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 12.05.2013

Activision blames new consoles for lower sales of Ghosts

Activision knows why Call of Duty: Ghosts didn't sell as many copies as they had hoped, and it has nothing to do with them regurgitating the same game every year. Eric Hirshberg, Activision's CEO, told GameInformer that the s...

Joshua Derocher

10:30 PM on 12.03.2013

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies

Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Persona 4 Golden surpasses 700K units shipped worldwide

Persona 4 Golden has exceeded 700,000 shipments worldwide, Atlus has announced. That total encapsulates digital sales in addition to physical orders placed by brick and mortar outlets.  Atlus is celebrating the mile...

Kyle MacGregor

9:15 PM on 11.30.2013

Deal: Amazon lightning deal has Soul Hackers for $9.99

[Edit: Deal is over, but the game is still on sale for $21.58] Attention all Atlus loving Shin Megami Tensei fans, has Amazon got an upcoming deal for you. Going on sale at 8:10 PST, is the futuristic dungeon-crawle...

Wesley Ruscher



Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan  photo
Mario 3D World, Lightning Returns sell poorly in Japan
by Kyle MacGregor

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Super Mario 3D World launched to lackluster sales in Japan last week. Though the pair placed first and second atop the nation's software charts, the latest entries in Square Enix and Nintendo's flagship franchises saw significantly weaker debuts than their predecessors. 

Lightning Returns opened with 277,082 sales, the lowest of any Final Fantasy XIII game. As noted by Gematsu, the original Final Fantasy XIII sold 1.5 million units in its first week on the market, while Final Fantasy XIII-2 hit the 524,000 mark. It's probably a good thing Square Enix is leaving Lightning and friends behind. That progression isn't pretty. 

Super Mario 3D World suffered a similar fate, moving just 99,588 copies. That figure makes for the lowest first week sales of any 3D Mario title. Even the Super Mario 64 remake on Nintendo DS sold better with 120,062. Yikes. 

The acclaimed platformer also failed to spur Wii U hardware sales, which stood neck and neck with the PlayStation Vita at around 21,000. That's a mere 5,000 unit increase over the previous week, indicating Super Mario 3D World isn't quite the system-seller Nintendo so desperately needs. 

That said, Nintendo games tend to have long tails, frequently continuing to chart weeks and even months after launch. Super Mario 3D World could very well go on to see success as a slow burner.

 「LIGHTNING RETURNS」27万7000本,「スーパーマリオ 3Dワールド」約10万本などがランクインした「ゲームソフト週間販売ランキング+」 [4Gamer]

view full story + comments