Console sales archive

  • Microsoft: 76m Xbox consoles, 24m Kinects, 46m Xbox Live accounts sold to date
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    Microsoft: 76m Xbox consoles, 24m Kinects, 46m Xbox Live accounts sold to date

    By 12 February 2013

    Ahead of the next-generation Xbox's launch later in the year, a Microsoft exec has disclosed the number of Xbox consoles currently in the households of customers around the world, during the D:Dive Into Media conference.  According to Yusuf Mehdi, chief...

  • Nintendo issues financial loss for first time ever
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    Nintendo issues financial loss for first time ever

    By 26 April 2012

    It seems even Nintendo isn’t immune from the economic crisis as the gaming giant publishes annual losses for the first time in its history. Nintendo has reported a loss of £284 million for the financial year ending 31 March 2012, which equates to a...

  • Nintendo 3DS most pre-ordered Amazon console ever
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    Nintendo 3DS most pre-ordered Amazon console ever

    By 17 March 2011

    25 March is shaping up to be the biggest tech launch day that the UK has ever seen. Not only is the iPad 2 hitting Apple Stores (hopefully) that day, but the Nintendo 3DS is landing too. And, according to Amazon, it's a console much in demand. In fact,...

  • Sony flogs 3.8 million PS3s over Christmas
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    Sony flogs 3.8 million PS3s over Christmas

    By 7 January 2010

    Sony has released details of its worldwide sales for the PlayStation 3 during the "Holiday Season" - also known as Christmas. Sales are taken for the 5 weeks following the last week in November 2009, in which time, according to Sony, a whopping 3.8 million...

  • Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right
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    Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

    By 22 January 2009

    You may have read our stories yesterday on the squabbling between Microsoft and Sony over which has the better console, which is going to sell more and whose dad is bigger. Or something like that. Well to settle it all for us, leading industry analyst...

  • Nintendo consoles smash US sales records in 2008
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    Nintendo consoles smash US sales records in 2008

    By 16 January 2009

    Following the news that Nintendo's consoles managed to smash European sales records in 2008, new US sales data has shown it has done the same across the pond as well. In 2008, a total of 10.17 million Wii consoles were sold to the American public, breaking...

  • Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide
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    Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

    By 16 January 2009

    Internal figures released by Microsoft have shown that 28 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide, meaning it leads its next-gen rival PS3 by 8 million units. Its lead in the States is much larger than in Europe, with 7 million and 1 million...

  • Nintendo console sales break European records
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    Nintendo console sales break European records

    By 15 January 2009

    Nintendo has broken console sales records in Europe, with both its Wii and DS machines. The company sold a total of 8.3 million units of the Wii console last year, making it the largest annual home console seller in European history. Showing that the...

  • GTA: Chinatown Wars gets 18 certificate from BBFC
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    GTA: Chinatown Wars gets 18 certificate from BBFC

    By 13 January 2009

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has become the first DS game to receive an 18 classification from the BBFC. Take-Two had previously stated that it was going to use Chinatown Wars to see how far it could push mature content on the DS and Wii, and it seems...

  • Nintendo patents hint system
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    Nintendo patents hint system

    By 13 January 2009

    Nintendo has patented an in-game hint system, masterminded by Shigeru Miyamoto. The built-in walkthrough allows the computer to take control of characters and show gamers the correct way to complete harder parts of the game. Installed either by a disc...

  • Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS
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    Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

    By 9 January 2009

    If you're the person that always wins a game of Cluedo, is addicted to Poirot and have carted yourself off on one of those Murder Mystery weekends before, then a new game from Big Fish Games may be just up your street. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir...

  • Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card
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    Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

    By 7 January 2009

    SanDisk has announced a Rock Band 2-branded SD gaming card, designed to help Nintendo Wii gamers expand the storage capacity of their console. While gamers wait for a better solution from Nintendo themselves, gamers can only save content such as downloaded...

  • Game sales hit all-time high in 2008
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    Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

    By 7 January 2009

    Sales of videogames hit an all-time high in the UK last year, with the combined revenue for video game software and hardware adding up to £4.034 billion for 2008. Sales data from ChartTrack show that this huge figure was helped by a 23% growth in games...

  • PS3 sales increase 130% over festive period
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    PS3 sales increase 130% over festive period

    By 6 January 2009

    PlayStation 3 sales were up by more than 130% over the festive period, a Sony Computer Entertainment America exec has said. "We've had a solid holiday season and have delivered consistent growth throughout this year", said sales vice president Ian Jackson....