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'Black Ops 2' Tops 11M Units Sold In First Week, No Signs Of Call Of Duty Fatigue Yet

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 sales were lower in the game's first week than Modern Warfare 3, but it's too early to worry about gamer fatigue.


'Call of Duty' Sets Sales Record

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Activision Blizzard's said the newest title in its popular Call of Duty franchise generated more than $500 million in worldwide retail sales in the first 24 hours of its release... Sales of "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" topped last year's launch of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," which made $400 million in sales in North America and the U.K. in the first 24 hours.


US video game sales drop 25 percent in October

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A research firm says U.S. retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories fell 25 percent in October.


Modern Warfare 3 Sales Will Never Catch Black Ops - Has Call of Duty Peaked?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

There’s a rather interesting article over on Gamasutra today which points out the inescapable fact that for all its record setting at launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will likely never catch Call of Duty: Black Ops in lifetime sales. With only a few months until Black Ops 2, Modern Warfare 3 is still 2.7M copies behind the original game, a gap it will likely not close as both continue to sell copies.


U.S. Video Game Retail Sales Slump 28% in May Vs. Yr Ago


U.S. sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories though retail stores fell 28% in May from a year ago, according to new data from market research firm NPD Group. For the month, total sales were $516.5 million, down from $718.9 million in the same month a year earlier.


The Numbers Behind Diablo 3's Opening Day

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Diablo III‘s opening-day sales just further prove that PC gaming is nowhere near dead. Blizzard’s Diablo III just became the fastest selling game in PC history. 3.5 million copies in just 24 hours. Another 1.2 million World of Warcraft gamers also joined through a special promotion, increasing the total number of gamers on day one to 4.6 million.


3.5 million people bought Diablo 3 in the first 24 hours

Diablo 3

It's true - the world is big into Diablo 3 . So much so that the game was purchased more than 3.5 million times in its first 24 hours available, making it the "fastest-selling PC game" of all time, according to Blizzard. On top of that 3.5 million, another 1.2 million copies were scooped via the WoW Annual Pass (which included a free copy of D3 ).


Third Time's The Charm With An Epic Day Of Retail Sales For Diablo III And Max Payne 3

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This fall, it will be common for multiple huge game releases to flood retail shelves and drive gamers to , , Wal-Mart and other retailers. But for the middle of May, it's a rare occurrence. But that's just what happened with the huge launches of Blizzard Entertainment's delayed Diablo III for PC and Mac and ...


November video game software sales rise 15%

The sales jump occurred in a crucial month for the industry, as gift buying surges in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Video game software sales rebounded in November, a crucial month for the industry as gift buying takes off in the weeks leading up to the holidays.


'Gears of War 3' sales hit the ground running

'Gears of War 3' sales hit the ground running

Gears of War 3, which arrives in stores Tuesday, is Microsoft's biggest Xbox exclusive game ever out of the gate — surpassing even pre-orders for the flagship Halo games. Sales of this final chapter in the Gears series topped 1.3 million at last tally and are expected to surpass the first two installments, which sold about 13 million copies combined.


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