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  • Blog Post: Bravely Default Sells 1 Million On Strong Western Demand

    Hit 3DS RPG Bravely Default is now a 1 million-seller. The news reaffirms Square Enix’s comments from March that the title was performing ahead of expectations. According to Dengeki Online, 400,000 copies have been sold in Japan, with 600,000 units moved in the West (totals inclusive of the digital... More
  • Blog Post: Monument Valley Surpasses One Million Downloads

    Monument Valley, the gorgeous puzzle mobile game from developer ustwogames, has surpasses one million downloads. #monumentvalleygame has sold one million copies. woot!!! http://t.co/64pFKTpRMm pic.twitter.com/n9TlN8ft6g — ustwogames (@ustwogames) July 18, 2014 Ustwogames made all of its investment... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs And Mario Dominate June NPD Numbers, Console Sales Strong

    Ubisoft's open-world hacking epic and Nintendo's latest racer posted strong sales in June. In the latest NPD charts, last month's big games continued to dominate the charts. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 experienced strong sales. Nintendo has confirmed that Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Shipped 8 Million Copies Of Watch Dogs, But May Have Sold 20 Percent Fewer

    One of the key features of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is hacking into the phones of the many civilians walking through Chicago’s streets. Whether you’re doing it to steal money (possibly from people with terminal illness) or simply listening in on phone calls, everything is yours at the push... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Has Sold 100 Million Units Of PlayStation 3, Vita, And PlayStation 4

    The combined sales of Sony's recent consoles have crossed a big milestone. Sony Japan recently released a video to YouTube aimed at peripheral and manufacturing licensees, encouraging them to make officially licensed PlayStation products, revealed that the combined sales of PS3, PS4, and Vita now... More
  • Blog Post: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Over 160,000 Copies, Already Developer Larian's Fastest Selling Title

    Divinity: Original Sin, a Kickstarted classic turn-based RPG, is developer Larian Studios' fastest selling title. In an interview with Eurogamer , Larian boss Swen Vincke shared some of the game's success. "We're very happy about it. And to be honest we didn't expect it. We thought... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Best In Show With 4 Million Sold In First Week

    Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has broken another company record, selling 4 million units in the game’s first week. More impressively, the game is now top dog amongst new IPs industry wide. Last week, we reported that Watch Dogs ousted Assassin’s Creed III as the publisher’s... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs Beats Assassin’s Creed III To Top Of Ubisoft Day One Sales Chart

    Ubisoft has high expectations for Watch Dogs, hoping it will sell at least 6.3 million copies (according to a recent earnings call) and establish a new franchise for the publisher. The game's release yesterday shows that Watch Dogs has the strong potential to meet or exceed those expectations. According... More
  • Blog Post: What Are The Top 20 Game Franchises Of The Past Nine Years?

    In its recent financial report, Ubisoft published a chart of the top 20 best-selling game franchises of the past nine years, and the results were interesting. These numbers represent the cumulative console retail sales of all games in a given franchise on the last two generations of systems and PC (Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall, PlayStation 4 Top April NPD Charts

    Microsoft's big exclusive was the best-selling game of April, but Sony continued its run atop the hardware sales charts. Overall, the industry saw 17-percent growth over the same month last year, due largely to the continued strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. "Life to date, sales of... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Optimistic Towards Next Fiscal Year, In Early Planning Stages For New Hardware

    In a recent Q&A posted online addressing some of the concerns related to its recent underperformance , Nintendo shared a hope to return to "Nintendo-like profits" soon, and writes it is already in the planning stages for new hardware. Being in the planning stages of its new hardware should... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Posts Strong Financials Thanks To Dead Rising 3, Monster Hunter

    There's been a lot of bad financial news in the industry lately, but Capcom has bucked the trend with its year-end report. For the financial year ending in March, Capcom's net income was up 15.9 percent to $34 million and net sales were up 8.6 percent to $1 billion. The good news was credited... More
  • Blog Post: Despite Outcry Over Length, Over 1 Million Copies Of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Shipped

    When we first discussed our experiences with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for our March 2014 issue, there was outcry over the amount of content Konami was including. Many fans and critics decried the then $40 game (dropped to $30 before release) as an expensive demo. Konami has announced that Ground... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Xbox One's Uphill Race To Catch PlayStation 4

    If Microsoft wants the Xbox One to have a larger worldwide install base than the PlayStation 4, it will face a harder road than it did in the last generation. Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the defining console of the last generation in North America. A year head start, lower initial price point, and games... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 And Accessories Prices Rise In Canada

    The price of the PlayStation 4, which is currently $399.99 (as it is in the United States) has been hiked up to $449.99 soon in Canada. According to a report from the Toronto Sun , which received confirmation from Sony Computer Entertainment Canada, the console is getting a $50 price increase today.... More
  • Blog Post: Over Six Million Copies Of The Last Of Us Have Been Sold

    Naughty Dog has announced that over six million copies of its PlayStation 3 au revoir have been sold. The news was slyly slipped into a promotion for the GDC panels on which Naughty Dog staff will be appearing. Naughty Dog has recently been in the news due to the departure of Uncharted writer and longtime... More
  • Blog Post: February NPD Charts Show Strong Hardware Sales

    Hardware sales grew in February compared to a year ago, fueled by the two new consoles on the market. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One reported strong sales, with PS4 enjoying a slight lead, but all platforms performed strongly at retail. According to NPD's Liam Callahan, "February 2014 hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Ni No Kuni Games Ship Over One Million Copies

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and its Japan only DS counterpart, have surpassed the million mark in terms of copies shipped to retailers. The game, which was a collaboration between video game developer Level-5, publisher Namco Bandai, and Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli, released on... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Moves Six Million Copies Of Tomb Raider In First Year

    Tomb Raider turns one year old this week, and Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics are taking the opportunity to celebrate. The title, which appears on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, has sold nearly 6 million units, and is on track to beat that by the end of March. This... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Store Sales Start Tomorrow, Extend Through March 3rd

    In light of the two year anniversary of the PlayStation Vita’s release, Sony has decided to celebrate through promotion. Starting tomorrow, it’s slashing prices on many of the titles in its online store. The PlayStation Vita Anniversary Sale runs through March 3 and features many games at... More
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