Game sales archive

  • EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam
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    EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam

    By 8 February 2013

    EA has announced that its Origin game distribution platform for Mac is now available for the masses, weeks after being made available in alpha. Origin hopes to take on Steam in providing a marketplace for Mac-compatible games and social features for...

  • DSi to launch in America in April?
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    DSi to launch in America in April?

    By 14 January 2009

    Whispers from sources close to Nintendo suggest that the company is planning to launch the DSi in America sometime in April this year. Currently the DSi is only available in Japan after Nintendo tried to regain interest in the region following dropping...

  • Wii Music being used as educational tool in US schools
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    Wii Music being used as educational tool in US schools

    By 14 January 2009

    Schools in America are using Nintendo's Wii Music in the classroom to help inspire students and promote an "active appreciation for music". Nintendo and its collaborators are working with teachers in 51 American cities to integrate Wii Music into the...

  • US politicians push for health warnings on video games
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    US politicians push for health warnings on video games

    By 14 January 2009

    American politicians are pushing for health warnings to be placed on video games, similar to those placed on cigarettes and alcohol. Democratic US congressman Joe Baca, co-sponsored by Republican Frank R.Wolf, has proposed the Video Game Health Labeling...

  • Guitar Hero III hits $1bn in sales
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    Guitar Hero III hits $1bn in sales

    By 14 January 2009

    Around a year ago Activision announced that the Guitar Hero franchise had reached over $1 billion in North American revenues in just over two years. Now the company has announced that just one game in the franchise, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, has...

  • Console installed base in UK hits 22 million
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    Console installed base in UK hits 22 million

    By 13 January 2009

    Sales data cited in GAME's Christmas trading statement has reported that the total console installed base in the UK has jumped to 22 million, a boost of 8.5 million since January 2008. Gfk-ChartTrack's data shows that the sales of the big three consoles...

  • 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...