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Data shows band games aren't declining?

GamaSutra - December 15, 2008


Submitted by deftangel (35) at 9:42AM PST on December 15, 2008


Looking at video game software sales over the past few months, one of the most closely-watched genres has been the band games -- analysts, retailers and other industry-watchers just can't tell if it's still the hot cash cow it once seemed to be. ComScore tracks internet user behavior to perform trend analysis, in as far as search metrics are an indicator of consumer interest, the popularity of the sector is almost three times as high this year over last.
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NPD November analysis

GamaSutra - December 15, 2008


Submitted by deftangel (35) at 7:28AM PST on December 15, 2008


As part of an exclusive NPD analysis, Gamasutra charts how Wii and PS3 hardware sales have fared against the Xbox 360 to show the sharp contrast between Wii's success on the market and PS3's struggles to catch up to the Xbox 360's installed base.
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Slow HDTV sales impacting PlayStation 3 uptake

GamesIndustry - December 15, 2008


Submitted by dryden (247) at 6:58AM PST on December 15, 2008


According to Pachter: Slow sales of high-definition television hardware in the US is holding back sales of Sony's PlayStation 3, as consumers feel the effects of the economic slowdown.
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Warner buys another 10 million Eidos shares

GamesIndustry - December 15, 2008


Submitted by dryden (247) at 1:12AM PST on December 15, 2008


Time Warner has purchased another 10 million shares in Eidos, bringing its total stake in the troubled publisher up to 52.5 million, approximately 20 per cent of the company.
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NPD reveals November's Top 20

Gamasutra - December 12, 2008


Submitted by zukaus (1) at 4:59PM PST on December 12, 2008


On Thursday, the NPD Group included the top 10 selling U.S. console game titles for November 2008 in its monthly report, and now Gamasutra has obtained an extended top 20 list -- showing continued software dominance for Nintendo platforms.
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NPD November 2008 PC Sales Charts

Kotaku - December 11, 2008


Submitted by zukaus (1) at 4:56PM PST on December 12, 2008


The top 20 best selling PC entertainment titles in the US for the November period (11/2/08 - 11/29/08) according to NPD.
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Nov 08 NPD, Wii 2 Million+

Gamedaily - December 11, 2008


Submitted by apujanata (3) at 3:51PM PST on December 11, 2008


Playstation 2 206k Playstation 3 378k PSP 421k Xbox 360 836k Wii 2.04M DS 1.57M For Software and nicer looking H/W list, see comment.
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NPD PC Sales Charts November 23rd - November 29th

IGN - December 10, 2008


Submitted by zukaus (1) at 3:16PM PST on December 10, 2008


The top 10 best selling PC entertainment titles in the US for the week ending November 29th, 2008 according to NPD. This week's numbers include Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping day of the year.
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Confirmed Dragon Quest X Announced for Wii

ChartGet - December 10, 2008


Submitted by OuterHaven (127) at 9:49PM PST on December 9, 2008


Japan - Two years to the day since Square Enix announced Dragon Quest IX for the DS, they held another surprise conference, this time with an even bigger announcement. DQ X for Wii. Heres the translated version: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgigazine.net%2Findex.php%3F%2Fnews%2Fcomments%2F20081210_dragonquest%2F&sl=ja&tl=en
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Pachter: Wii hit 1.4 million, 360 outsold PS3 2:1

videogaming247 - December 8, 2008


Submitted by apujanata (3) at 5:29PM PST on December 8, 2008


Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter just put out his US sales estimates for November, predicting a landslide victory for Wii. “We estimate sell-through of 1,400,000 Wii, 800,000 Xbox 360 and 400,000 PS3 consoles,” he said. “Our console sell-through forecasts reflect our belief that supplies for Wii hardware increased significantly again this month.”
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