Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 News (Wii)

May 2012 US sales down 28% over last year despite Diablo III

Posted: 15.06.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Diablo III became the first PC game to lead US videogame sales since Starcraft II two years ago, but it wasn't enough to prevent sales from suffering a 28% drop from May 2011 to May 2012, according to the NPD Group. This has been a trend in dipping sales for the past few months, starting with February 2012's 20% drop from February 2011.

US videogame retail sales down 20% in February 2012

Posted: 09.03.2012 by JonahFalcon

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It seems the UK videogame market is not the only one experiences a depression in sales, as the NPD has announced that videogame sales in the US in February 2012, amounting to $1.06B, is down 20% in a year-to-year comparison with February 2011. Console sales are down 18% in year-to-year, while console game sales are down 23%. Videogame accessories are down 16%.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 heads a slow February for UK videogame sales

Posted: 08.03.2012 by JonahFalcon

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The videogame market in the UK has not been a pretty sight, and the trend has continued in February 2012 where the market saw a 29% drop in sales in a year-to-year comparison with February 2011. 2.3M games were sold for £55m last month.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 ruled the roost in the slow month, while Battlefield 3 finally overtook Modern Warfare 3 in chart position. Electronic Arts accounted for 3 of the top 10 sellers.

Activision-Blizzard promises new Call of Duty, Diablo III "this year"

Posted: 10.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Activision-Blizzard has released a financial report for both the calendar year 2011 as well as its fiscal fourth quarter. For the quarter ending on the 31st December, revenues were $1.41 billion, slightly down from the $1.43 billion made in the same period last year, while Activision-Blizzard made $4.76 billion in revenue for calendar 2011, compared with $4.45 billion in 2010.

Modern Warfare 3, Xbox 360 top 2011 US sales charts

Posted: 13.01.2012 by JonahFalcon

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The NPD has released its list of the top selling games and consoles of 2011, and unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which made over $1B USD in just over 2 weeks, was the number one selling game of the year.