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Firewatch sales

Firewatch has sold half a million copies in a month and change

The walking and boombox pitching simulator, Firewatch, has sold over half a millions copies since launching in early February. We already knew the game was selling well (even beating out SFV and Far Cry Primal on the PlayStation store), but...   read

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The Division

The Division is now the UK's biggest Q1 launch of all-time

The Division has become the UK’s biggest Q1 game launch of all time.  The online shooter shot to number one on its debut last week, smashing the previous record set by Gran Turismo 4 waaaaay back in 2005. 54% of sales were for th...   read

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Firewatch beats Far Cry Primal, Street Fighter V on PSN chart

Last week, Firewatch studio Campo Santo revealed its first game had outsold the team's, "wildest expectations." It turns out Firewatch also outsold a couple of last month's most high-profile games -- Far Cry Primal and Street Figh...   read

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Mad Catz

Mad Catz to lay off over a third of staff

Over a third of Mad Catz staff will be let go by the end of April 2017. Following missed financial targets, the hardware company is expected to save $5 million by cutting 37% of staff. Despite having its second-highest quarter to date (a 11...   read

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The Witness

The Witness has already brought in $5 million

Expanding on his initial hints about how The Witness is selling, designer Jonathan Blow has shared more detailed numbers. On PC and PS4, the mind-melting puzzle game "has totalled over $5 million USD gross revenue in the first week, an...   read

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2015 hardware/software

PS4 sells most consoles in 2015 but all 3 had strong holidays

Aside from revealing the continued dominance of Call of Duty, the 2015-in-review NPD data also tracked hardware performance throughout the year. Despite the lack of a killer exclusive, PS4 outsold the Xbox One in December, and throughout 20...   read

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Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is 2015's best-seller, series tops 250 million sold

Call of Duty: Black Ops III launched November 6. That means that is was for sale for less than two months in 2015. Despite this, Black Ops III was the best-selling video game of 2015 according to NPD data. While NPD data only accounts for p...   read

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PSN sale

PlayStation Store 'Essentials' sale makes some bold claims

Lest you miss out on "essential" pieces of gaming history like Call of Duty: Ghosts or Watch Dogs, the PlayStation Store has some major deals on "must owns" through Monday (January 18). Most things are at least half off and there are also o...   read

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Monster Hunter X

2015 was the Japanese games industry's worst year on record

According to Famitsu’s annual report (via VG24/7), the Japanese games industry was worth ¥321 billion - that’s a 13 percent drop from the previous year. Although these figures do not take into account digital sales (which, l...   read

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Star Wars Battlefront

Recent Star Wars games generate over $1 billion in sales

Star Wars Battlefront is thought to have sold six million units since its launch in November 2015. In an interview to Fortune, analysts estimated how recent Star Wars releases are performing, including Battlefront and Disney Infinity. ...   read

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Microsoft says this is its 'biggest sale ever'

Today Microsoft has launched its "biggest sale ever" - Countdown.  The offers are good from now until December 28, 2015, and include savings on games, movies, apps, and TV shows. As well as the offers below, there will also be a spar...   read

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GMG Winter Sale: $9 Cities Skylines and Shadow of Mordor GOTY

GOG and GamersGate had their respective Winter sales earlier this month, but it's now GMG's turn to bust out the "savings." Today the digital retailer launched their 2015 Winter sale with discounts up 92% off after a stacking coupon on sele...   read

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PlayStation Europe

PlayStation Europe's buy one, get one free sale isn't as good as it looks

You may have noticed that Sony is currently running a buy one, get one free sale on the European PlayStation Store. At first glance it looks pretty sweet, with some fairly recent releases included in the deal. Unfortunately, all is not as i...   read

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'Buy 2 Get 1 Free' game sale at Best Buy in Weekend Deals

Every few months Best Buy will offer a Buy 2, Get 1 Free sale on pre-owned items, but today they're offering a three for two sale on brand new Xbox One and PS4 titles. A total of 274 games up for grabs in this sale including the latest rele...   read

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Here's what's on offer in Microsoft's Game Awards sale

In tribute to the nominees and winners of last night's Game Awards, the Xbox Store is running a flash sale for Xbox Gold members on a range of games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, and The Witcher 3: Wi...   read

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Star Wars Battlefront

EA: 'There is no weakness' in Star Wars Battlefront sales

Electronic Arts was "a little bit" surprised by GameStop's comments that Star Wars Battlefront had "underperformed." As reported by Eurogamer, talking to investors, GameStop executive Tony Bartel stated that three recent AAA relea...   read

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PlayStation 4

Sony claims PS4 sold around 30 million units

According to a press release from Sony, the PlayStation 4 has sold through (read: units actually sold to people, not units shipped to stores) 30.2 million units as of November 22. That's a considerable amount of consoles; for comparison, th...   read

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Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops Japanese charts

You typically don't see first-person shooters topping the Japanese software charts, but that's exactly what Treyach's Call of Duty: Black Ops III has done since its launch two weeks ago. The first-person shooter moved 187,446 units sin...   read

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Blops makes bank

Call of Duty: Black Ops III biggest launch of 2015 at $550 million

Call of Duty: Black Ops III made a lot of money in three days. And while that's not surprising, it is notable, given that the series sales had been in a bit of a decline with Ghosts and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. I guess the return to the ...   read

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Call of Duty

91% of Black Ops 3 UK sales were on PS4 or Xbox One

91% of all physical sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold in the UK were for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. According to UK chart company GfK Chart-Track, just 8% were picked up for last-gen consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, leaving...   read

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Steam Sales

Valve misled customers during the Steam Summer Sale, says UK's Advertising Authority

Back during the Steam Summer Sale, there was a fairly large uproar about the pricing of Grand Theft Auto V. Between the game’s launch and the Summer Sale, GTA V cost £39.99. Suddenly once the sale began, the original version of ...   read

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Target sale

Target 'Buy 2, Get 1' free sale returns in time for Fallout 4

Starting Sunday November 8 and going through November 14, most video games sold by Target (online, too) are buy two, get one free. Of course you will get the cheapest of the three for free, but you can cheat the system* by buying two brand ...   read

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Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft: Syndicate sales were 'clearly impacted' by Assassin's Creed Unity

Ubisoft has acknowledged that Assassin's Creed Syndicate sales have been "clearly impacted" by the performance issues of its predecessor, Assassin's Creed Unity. In an investor call last night, Ubisoft executive Alain Martinez sai...   read

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The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V's $179M day not enough to top sports games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made headlines for its $179 million opening day global sales, but here in the United States, Metal Gear was outsold in September by two sports titles, NBA 2K16 and Madden 16. Of course, those two -- and ...   read

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Super Mario Maker

Nintendo says Mario Maker boosted Wii U sales

According to Nintendo, September's release of Super Mario Maker boosted sales of the Wii U by over 110 percent as compared to August. Of course, the secretive nature of game sales means we don't know exactly how well the console did. N...   read

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