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25 million people have played Destiny

We average three hours a day, apparently
Nov 03
// Vikki Blake
The Taken King has brought an extra five million players to Destiny, boosting the number of registered players from 20 million to 25 million. Activision confirmed the figures yesterday during its earnings report. "Day-one dow...
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Sega financials

Sega sales down, but profits up

Gotta earn money fast
Nov 02
// Laura Kate Dale
In a recent financial results briefing for April to September 2015, Sega revealed a small drop in sales but an overall increase in profits compared to the same period last year. While net sales reached $1.2 billion, a 2.5 per...
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Nintendo's first financial report since Kimishima took over has been released

Slight drop in overall profits, Wii U up
Oct 29
// Joe Parlock
2015 saw a major loss to the gaming industry with the death of previous Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata in July. When his successor Tatsumi Kimishima was announced, people weren’t entirely sure what to think. On the one hand,...
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Animal Crossing

A lot of people are playing Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

2.02 million, in fact
Oct 28
// Vikki Blake
Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer has sold over two million copies since its release in Japan on July 30, 2015. Yes, really. 2.02M, to be precise -- even though North America and Europe didn't get the spin-off title until l...

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Dying Light 2

Dying Light sells 5 million copies, sequel already being teased

Maybe not for Xbox One and PS4?
Aug 14
// Joe Parlock
Dying Light was bloody brilliant. Sure, the main story was generic soldier wank that I mostly ignored, but the side missions were incredible and simply running around the city was so much fun. I’m not entirely sure abou...
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Her Story

Her Story has sold over 100,000 in the past month

Impressive for a cheap little FMV game
Aug 11
// Joe Parlock
Her Story released last month, and proceeded to intrigue the shit out of people who played it with its non-linear storytelling and strange 1990s VHS aesthetic. Despite that it did well, with Laura giving it a whopping 10/10. ...
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft's at its lowest playercount since 2005

Lowest since vanilla WoW
Aug 05
// Joe Parlock
World of Warcraft isn’t at its strongest right now. In fact, according to Activision’s Q2 2015 Earnings Call, the subscriber numbers have dropped to their lowest point since 2005, with only 5.6 million subscribers...
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Sony sold more PS4s than Xbox One and 360 combined last quarter

That's 25 million PS4s sold since launch
Jul 30
// Vikki Blake
Sony sold 3 million PlayStation 4 consoles between April and June 2015, with more than 25 million PS4 sales since the console launched in November 2012.  According to the latest Sony financial report, that's up from 2.7m...
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Nintendo has sold 10 million Wii U consoles

Although I still don't have one
Jul 29
// Vikki Blake
Nintendo has sold over 10m Wii U consoles since its launch in November 2012. In today's financial report, Nintendo confirmed that while the 470,000 unit sales in April-June 2015 were lower than anticipated, it still (just abo...
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Xbox revenue up 27 percent, says Microsoft

Thanks to price drops and first-party games
Jul 22
// Vikki Blake
Microsoft has confirmed that it's total Xbox revenue grew 27 percent in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. Microsoft's Q4 financial report chiefly attributed the rise to first-party games and Xbox Live revenue, although s...
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Broken Age

Broken Age has 'just about' broken even for Double Fine

Too many brokens in this article, help
Jul 17
// Joe Parlock
Broken Age was one of the early successes of Kickstarter, managing to raise $3.3 million of a $400,000 goal. It took a while between the two parts of the game, but eventually Double Fine made good on their promise and Broken ...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online tops the UK retail charts

Buff orcs and raptors best the Witcher
Jun 17
// Joe Parlock
Well, this is a surprise. The Elder Scrolls Online is currently at the top of UK retail charts, managing to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week. I really like TESO, but it is a game that released over a year ago to mid...
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Swedish branch of GAME has gone bankrupt, 31 shops close

History is doomed to repeat itself
Jun 10
// Joe Parlock
Well-known retailer GAME has gone bankrupt in Sweden. This might sound familiar to UK readers, as the same company went bankrupt in the UK back in 2012, risking many shops being closed down until it merged with retailer Games...
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Desura owner Bad JuJu files for bankruptcy

Bad times at Bad JuJu
Jun 05
// Joe Parlock
A couple of weeks ago, it came to light that digital distributor Desura, and its indie bundle site Indie Royale, has been failing to pay developers on its platforms. Well, it looks like they might not be getting that mon...
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Take-Two announces new 2K AAA project

...but doesn't tell us what it is
May 19
// Vikki Blake
2K is working on a new "soon-to-be-announced" AAA title. "Throughout the coming year, we will continue to execute our proven strategy of launching a select array of the highest-quality titles, led by new annual releases of NB...
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Imageepoch has filed for bankruptcy

And yeah, the CEO is still missing
May 13
// Joe Parlock
Keeping track of what’s going on at Japanese developer Imageepoch has been one hell of a ride. Imageepoch was well known for games such as Luminous Arc, 7th Dragon, and Arc Rise Fantasia. Last month the CEO, Ryoei ...
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Nintendo is back to making a profit

Ninty's rolling in dough again
May 07
// Laura Kate Dale
Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up a...

Dark Souls 2 ships 1.2 million in its first three weeks

Profits for FY still down, though.
May 08
// Dale North
From Software's ball buster Dark Souls 2 managed to ship 1.2 million copies in the west in its first three weeks. This period helped the very tail end of Namco Bandai's financial year, but it somehow managed to their best-per...

Monolith's X is still on track for 2014, for both Japan and the west

Phew! And other launch dates revealed.
May 08
// Dale North
Monolith's Wii U game, which I guess we're still calling X, is still on track for 2014. Nintendo's financial results says that that "brand new title developed by Monolith Software Inc" is due out this year not only in Japan, ...

Konami not so solid: profits fall below half last fiscal year

E3 could help
May 08
// Dale North
Konami's FY profits of 6.2 billion yen (about $61 million) comes in at less than half of last year's 13.2 billion yen ($130 million). They moved 10.81 million videogames last year, calling the sales of Metal Gear Solid V: Gro...

Candy Crush studio triples daily users, doubles revenue is killing it
May 07
// Dale North
You already knew that mobile game Candy Crush Saga was popular. No question. The games coming out of are flat-out blockbusters. For the first quarter of 2014, 143 million users are signing in daily for play, up ...

Nintendo posts loss of $229 million, misses Wii U projections

Corgi hugs for Nintendo today
May 07
// Dale North
Nintendo's latest financial report shows that they are announcing a loss of 23.2 billion yen for the year, or about $229 million. The problem is that the Wii U and 3DS failed to meet sales targets. The Wii U in particular is ...

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