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PS3 Leads Xbox 360 In Europe, Different Story In U.S.

by Ernice Gilbert on March 31st, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Sony

And the console wars continue. Information just released shows Sony’s PS3, even after releasing a full year after Microsoft’s Xbox 360, leads the latter by a decent amount of units in Europe. However in the biggest market of them all, where most software are sold, a reversal of fortunes has occurred.

Find the numbers past the break.

UK Charts – Pokemon Kicks All Else To The Curb, Bulletstorm Leapfrog’s Killzone 3

by Ernice Gilbert on March 7th, 2011, under News, Nintendo

It’s another weekly UK gaming charts moment, and this time, we see Nintendo power take it over, as the firm’s Pokemon White and Pokemon Black lands at the number one and two spots respectively.

Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 also appeared in the top ten, but those two games came in 4th and 5th respectively, as Fight Night Champion grabbed the number 3 spot.

Full list can be found after the break.

NPD Software Numbers – Call Of Duty: Black Ops Still Tops, Just Dance And Dead Space 2 Follow

by Ernice Gilbert on February 18th, 2011, under Hot, News, NPD

January’s NPD results are now available, and looking at the data sent to us by the group’s David Riley, we realize a few things:

First, shooters will make you money, dancing games are still popular, and a good horror experience will never die. Find the top ten selling games for the month of January in the U.S. below the break.

Nintendo Q3 Profit Drops 46 Percent, Company Cuts Forecast

by Ernice Gilbert on January 27th, 2011, under News, Nintendo

While the Nintendo 3DS may give life to company’s struggling model, the firm’s forced to cut its sales forecast for the Wii to 1.5 million units, down to 16 million, and for the DS 1 million units, down to 22.5 million.

Odd timing too, as all this happens in the wake of Sony’s super-powered PSP2 announcement, now called Next Generation Portable (NGP), and it’s plan to bring PlayStation content to Android phones and other devices.

Black Ops Was UK’s Top Selling Game Of 2010

There are many gamers who dislike the Call of Duty franchise, but time and time over, we’ve come to realize that there are even more who’re madly addicted to the game. The latest U.K. 2010 charts proves the matter, with Treyarch’s latest effort, Call of Duty: Black Ops being the number one seller in the country for 2010.

I’m not surprised.

Biggest Year In Gaming History Will Be 2011, Massive Game Release Schedule Unveiled

by Ernice Gilbert on January 5th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Sony

You know what? I’ll call it: 2011 will usher gaming into new realms. From 3D gaming, the Kinect revolution, which, by the way, technology developer PrimeSense is taking to PCs. We have the PSP2, the 3DS and probably the WiiHD or Wii2 coming all this year. That’s on the hardware side of things alone.

As for software, 2011 trumps all the years before it like a bulldozer ridding a piece of land of its grass. This year alone we’ll have Killzone 3, Gears of War 3, another Call of Duty, not to mention Black Ops DLC. Bulletstorm, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, inFamous 2, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2 and so on.

Thankfully, GameInformer’s forged up a massive list featuring a release schedule for all platforms this year, including the DS and PSP. Apparently, according to the author, Far Cry 3 will be released in August of this year. Don’t know where he got that from so we’ll have to wait to hear more.

Either ways, hit the link, I think you’ll get to understand better why gaming’s all the buzz this year, and why it’ll leave many a gamer broke. Dead broke.

In Australia, 3 Million DS Systems Have Been Sold

by Ernice Gilbert on January 4th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo

Are you one of the many, Nick?

DS Sells 900,000 On Black Friday, Wii Did 600,000

by Ernice Gilbert on November 29th, 2010, under Hot, News, Nintendo

It’s apparently around the end of the year Nintendo tend to run the show, with the giant just announcing that on Black Friday, it sold more than 900,000 DS units and over 600,000 Wiis.

And they say Wii’s got nothing left.

Even In Japan, Black Ops Is King

by Ernice Gilbert on November 28th, 2010, under Activision/Bilzzard, Hot, News, Treyarch

Wow, who would have thought Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty title would out pace Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2? Not many. But not only has the game done the very thing, even in Japan it’s proving to be popular, selling 128,922 copies in launch week.

What!? A U.S. made game, a shooter at that, sells almost 130,000 copies in its first week on sale in the orient? Times are changing.

In The UK, Blak Ops Is King – Beats Out AC: Brotherhood For Number 1 Spot

by Ernice Gilbert on November 22nd, 2010, under Activision/Bilzzard, Hot, News, Treyarch

Although Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit came out a full week after the launch of Black Ops, the latest Call of Duty shooter from Treyarch still denied both games a chance at number one in the UK.

The reason that’s notable is because AC is a big franchise itself, selling well past 23 million units life-to-date. You just can’t stop the Call of Duty machine.

The British top ten selling games for the week ending November 20th’s past the break.

October NPD Results: Xbox 360 Wins Again

by Ernice Gilbert on November 17th, 2010, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Sony

Say what you will, but in North America, the Xbox 360′s experiencing massive momentum, especially with the redesigned 360 S, and the advent of Kinect will only help.

Also, Nintendo’s been a decline, while Sony’s PS3 Move bundle experienced a 15 percent rise last month.

No Surprise: Mass Effect 2 Leading VGA Nominations

by Ernice Gilbert on November 17th, 2010, under Hot, News

Spike TV’s just announced the nominations for this year’s Video Games Awards to be held in December, and below the break, as expected, Mass Effect 2′s leading the throng.

Xbox 360 To Top Next Month’s NPD Yet Again Says Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on November 11th, 2010, under Hot, News

Xbox 360 topped the NPD sales results last month, with the console selling more units than the PS3 and Wii. So will it happen again when the October results are revealed?

Industry analysts Michael Pachter and Jesse Divnich believe it will.

Activision: Black Ops Top Modern Warfare 2 Sales To Become Biggest Entertainment Launch Of All Time

by Ernice Gilbert on November 11th, 2010, under Activision, Hot, News, Treyarch

Although VGCharts numbers weren’t completely accurate, the site got one thing correct, Black Ops has indeed outdone Modern Warfare 2 in the sales department, making the game the biggest entertainment launch of all time.

This according to the mega-publisher itself, Activision.

Black Ops Will Be Best Selling Game Of 2010 Utters Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on November 9th, 2010, under Activision/Bilzzard, Hot, News, Treyarch

Thanks for stating the obvious, sir.