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Ghosts doesn't seem to have hurt Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sales


UK week one more than Destiny, Titanfall, and Wolfenstein combined
Nov 10
// Steven Hansen
Call of Duty: Ghosts was bad, even for Call of Duty.  There was some hopeful schadenfreude that this would impact series sales, that people would maybe realize these games are sort of lame, that the largest entertai...
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Moneyballs

Smash sells 705,000 in two days, Destiny players flock to PS4


Moneyballs
Oct 16
// Steven Hansen
Super Smash Bros. 3DS is selling as well as you would expect. According to NPD data, 705,000 units in its first two days in the United States, good for fourth best-selling in September. This is close to Pokemon X/Y's one...
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iPhone sales

10 million people bought a new iPhone during launch weekend


Bigger is better?
Sep 23
// Jordan Devore
Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models during launch weekend, topping the sales record previously set by the iPhone 5S and 5C last year, the company has announced. At this point, you have to imagine a snowbal...
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Indie no more
[Update: Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Notch have chimed in with their own statements. Spencer is obviously excited (and confirms that Minecon still exists), and Notch gives us a look at his mindset over the past few year...

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Ramble on

PS4 sales still strong in August


Big third party releases selling best on PS4
Sep 12
// Steven Hansen
PlayStation 4 sold the most among videogame consoles in August, according to the August NPD report, adding to the 10 million mark hit a month ago. For even more evidence of the console's large market share, Madden 15 on ...
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Lil dick pt 2

That expensive, gold Monster Hunter statue? Doesn't have a lil dick!


Schrödingers' cat's dick no longer incumclusive
Sep 05
// Steven Hansen
Last month, we brought you an investigative, penetrative look at this $29,000 gold Monster Hunter statue. Particularly, "does it...does it have a lil dick?" we asked. It wasn't immediately clear. All the photos prov...
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Doctor Who

Doctor Who character packs coming to Minecraft on 360


Live long and prosper
Aug 27
// Steven Hansen
Doctor Who is travelling blue telephone boxing its way to the 360 version of Minecraft this September thanks to a deal between BBC Worldwide, Microsoft Studios and Mojang.  "The first pack [$2.99/£1....
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EA's DLC

EA aims to make $1 billion from extra content this year


Sports franchises being big contributors
Aug 26
// Brett Makedonski
Everyone knows that downloadable add-ons for videogames have become a profitable trend in recent years. This year, EA's aiming high and hopes to rake in a record amount of revenue from DLC. According to an article on Bloomber...
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Twitch acquisition

Google supposedly bailed on Twitch deal because of antitrust issues


Amazon was opportunistic
Aug 26
// Brett Makedonski
Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poi...

Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV

Aug 25 // Jordan Devore
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For more than $1 billion
[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of opt...

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Sucker punched

Infamous developer Sucker Punch sees layoffs


Sucker punched
Aug 20
// Steven Hansen
With development on the standalone Infamous: First Light wrapping up, developer Sucker Punch has seen a round of layoffs. Sony confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer, "SCEE can confirm a reduction in workforce h...
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Bungie mess

Bungie ordered to return stock to fired composer Marty O’Donnell


Money fight!
Aug 19
// Steven Hansen
In April, Bungie fired its longtime composer, Marty O'Donnell. O'Donnell, one of the remaining original Bungie employees, was responsible for the music in Halo and the upcoming Destiny. He claimed he was "terminated...
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PS4 10 million sales

Sony just doesn't know who keeps buying PS4s


Is it...is it you?
Aug 19
// Steven Hansen
Sony has sold over 10 million PlayStation 4s to consumers. It is a lot and more than anyone expected, including the higher ups at Sony, according to this Eurogamer interview with Sony's affable Shuhei Yoshida. "We are so happ...
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Star Citizen

Star Citizen breaks the $50 million mark


All aboard your $350 luxury space craft
Aug 18
// Alasdair Duncan
Remember that animated .gif of Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata holding a DS and proclaiming "It prints money"? You could probably do the same with a picture of Chris Roberts and his pet project Star Citizen. The ambitious ...
Schrödingers' cat's dick photo
Schrödingers' cat's dick

Does this $29,000 gold Monster Hunter statue have a lil dick?


Schrödingers' cat's dick
Aug 03
// Steven Hansen
Capcom is selling a $29,000, solid gold Otomo Airou statue to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Monster Hunter.  Does it have a dick, though? We at the Destructoid virtual office thought it might. "does it...does ...
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CREAM

PlayStation 4 sales buoy Sony's quarter one performance


Cash rules everything around me
Jul 31
// Steven Hansen
Selling off the PC division, entire buildings, $1.3 billion in expected losses. Fun times at Sony. The PlayStation brand, including the success of the PlayStation 4, is a bright spot, however.  In its first quarter repor...
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Platinumb

Capcom made money this quarter without a big, new release


Platinumb
Jul 31
// Steven Hansen
More quarter 1 for the fiscal year 2015 fun times. Capcom. Haven't heard much out of them while we wait for Monster Hunter. Their E3 line-up was slim. I played the 3DS port of the Ace Attorney trilogy. So, Capcom? Its nu...
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Nintendoooooomed

Mario Kart 8 accounts for more than half of Wii U software sales in Q1 2014


$92.7 million first quarter loss
Jul 30
// Steven Hansen
Mario Kart 8 sales are up to 2.82 million. It's already the third-best-selling Wii U title. It accounted for more than half of the Wii U's software sales for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, according to The Ve...
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lol

ESPN 'delighted' with Dota performance, expanding eSports coverage


Still not a sport
Jul 28
// Steven Hansen
ESPN 2 has aired competitive hot dog eating, log cutting, and a lot of boring poker. Still, it surprised me that ESPN 2 aired a brief bit on Dota 2's The International, and that the online-based ESPN 3 aired the entire compet...
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Banner Saga iOS

Apple, Banner Saga studio frustrated by iOS game market


The race to the bottom is a hot-button issue
Jul 27
// Kyle MacGregor
The Banner Saga is coming to iOS, but porting isn't the developer's major concern. That's pretty much already done. Stoic's main dilemma is how much the game should cost on the platform. "Apple is frustrated, along with every...
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Cry-tek

Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff


Boys don't cry-tek
Jul 25
// Steven Hansen
A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to ...
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ONE BILLION $$$

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks


That's a lot of ducks!
Jul 24
// Steven Hansen
Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people ...
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GameStop exclusive

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight


Red Hood is GameStop exclusive pre-order DLC
Jul 23
// Steven Hansen
GameStop teased an announcement that seems to have come out: a GameStop exclusive Red Hood story pack for the upcoming Batman game. Harley, we already knew, is a pre-order incentive at most major retailers. There's ...
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CREAM

Disney Infinity gets Guardians of the Galaxy toys


Because everything exists to the benefit of capital
Jul 23
// Steven Hansen
Remember all of yesterday's pricey new Disney Infinity toys destined to strip underpaid parents of hard won monies this holiday? There are more, naturally. To coincide with the Guardians of the Galaxy film, th...
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Not 'free'

Google will stop calling games with in-app purchases 'free' in Europe


Healthcare communist socialist PC police
Jul 18
// Steven Hansen
As part of its investigation into unwanted in-app purchases, often by children, the European Commission has laid out guidelines for developers and the app stores themselves to follow. By the end of September, Google will...
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Mario Kart 8

Luigi's death glare moves 885,000 US Mario Kart copies


Top-selling US software in June
Jul 17
// Steven Hansen
C'mon, you're going to tell me that's not what's doing it? What, is it that Mario Kart 8 is fun? That it's familiar? That it's a Mario Kart game? Nope. All Luigi, baby. That's what you get in 2 anno Luigi. No matter the ...
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Active-fission

Vivendi considered firing Activision's Bobby Kotick over last year's buyout


Kotick and Activision chairman Brian Kelly being sued, too
Jul 16
// Steven Hansen
Last year, Activision Blizzard orchestrated a buyout of then-parent company Vivendi to separate from Vivendi and become an independent company. I wrote this great headline about the split --Active-fission -- and stared w...
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Money maker

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will make about $200 million this year


More money than Kardashian West made last year
Jul 16
// Steven Hansen
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the Glu Mobile game based on their previous Stardom Hollywood and rebranded with noted famous person Kim Kardashian West, is set to make $200 million in revenue by the end of this year. As an a...
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Ubisoft sales

Watch Dogs underscored a record first quarter for Ubisoft


Digital segment grew too
Jul 10
// Brett Makedonski
Ubisoft set lofty predictions for its 2014 fiscal year first-quarter performance, and then it blew right by them. Estimating €310 million (approximately $422 million) in sales, the publisher reported first-quarter s...
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Japanese game sales

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


3DS is king, though
Jul 09
// Steven Hansen
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 ...

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