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JA Hardware Sales April 13-19 Media Create

Kotaku - April 23, 2008


Submitted by Animate (6) at 6:51PM PST on April 23, 2009


Sales for PS3 nearly quadrupled this week thanks to FF VII Advent Children Complete Bluray with FF XIII demo. Sales on other hardware fronts were mostly static, if down slightly. PlayStation 3 - 62,527 PSP - 40,065 Nintendo DSi - 38,287 Wii - 13,221 Xbox 360 - 8,652 Nintendo DS Lite - 6,438 PlayStation 2 - 4,230
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Square Enix Reveals Lifetime Franchise Sales

Edge - April 23, 2009


Submitted by soupsoup (2) at 7:07AM PST on April 23, 2009


"Square Enix has revealed global sales figures for its biggest franchises, including those acquired following its buyout of Eidos. During a recent corporate strategy meeting the publisher said that sales of its bestselling franchise, Final Fantasy, have hit 85 million copies." Others: Dragon Quest - 47m, Kingdom Hearts - 12m, Tomb Raider - 30m, Hitman - 8m.
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Analysts: Game sales slump to continue until end of '09

Joystiq - April 22, 2009


Submitted by oznerol (18) at 7:47AM PST on April 22, 2009


The go-to game industry analysts see the downward sales in March as a trend that could continue over the next several months. Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter notes that hardware sales were down 19 percent year-over-year and he doesn't see a reversal of software sales in the "near term."
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UK console install bases revealed

Joystiq - April 22, 2009


Submitted by oznerol (18) at 7:45AM PST on April 22, 2009


Wii is in the lead among home consoles, of course, with 4.9 million units sold. The Xbox 360 is at 3.2 million, and the PlayStation 3 has sold 1.9 million units. The PS2 has sold 10 million in its eight-and-a-half year lifespan. In handhelds, the DS leads with 8.8 million sold, with the PSP at 3.2 million.
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Indepth PS Family Interview with Peter Dille

Gamasutra - April 21, 2009


Submitted by PhilHarrision (72) at 7:23AM PST on April 21, 2009


But how does the company itself view its progress? How does it see its business? To get those answers. Gamasutra spoke to Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, with additional commentary from SCEA corporate communications manager Julie Han.
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Microsoft, Sony looking to improve motion control

Joystiq - April 20, 2009


Submitted by oznerol (18) at 8:05PM PST on April 20, 2009


When asked about motion control during a recent episode of GameTrailers TV, EA's Peter Moore said that he believed both Microsoft and Sony are likely looking at ways to implement and improve upon motion control. Moore spoke most specifically regarding Microsoft -- not surprising, given his former relationship with the company -- which he said is "constantly thinking three to five years ahead" about its consumers.
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Analyzing resale prices of franchise games

Joystiq - April 20, 2009


Submitted by oznerol (18) at 8:03PM PST on April 20, 2009


Video Game Price Charts has posted an article detailing how older entries in game franchises tend to go up in price as a new sequel nears release. For example, the average resale price of the original Resident Evil for Playstation saw a marked increase in the months leading up to the release of Resident Evil 5. The same holds true for other series, though the article notes it isn't always the case.
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Japanese hardware sales, April 6 - April 12

Joystiq - April 20, 2009


Submitted by oznerol (18) at 9:07AM PST on April 20, 2009


- PSP: 40,886 7,232 (15.03%) - DSi: 40,673 13,007 (24.23%) - PS3: 16,701 3,661 (17.98%) - Wii: 13,349 2,176 (14.02%) - Xbox 360: 10,134 2,322 (29.72%) - DS Lite: 6,869 1,860 (21.31%) - PS2: 4,531 863 (16.00%)
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Gamasutra: Behind the March 2009 NPD Numbers

Gamasutra - April 18, 2009


Submitted by PhilHarrision (72) at 10:13PM PST on April 19, 2009


Respected industry news site Gamasutra gives their monthly detailed analysis of NPD numbers. They cover some essential features of the retail landscape in March 2009. Read on for details about first-night sales of the Nintendo DSi, price drops for PlayStation hardware, Capcom's strong software sales, and the fate of third-party software on the Wii.
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Pachter: March Wii console sales 'somewhat...

Joystiq - April 18, 2009


Submitted by afsplat (23) at 12:13PM PST on April 18, 2009


Michael Pachter, analyst for Wedbush Morgan, isn't freaking out, and he wants you to know that you shouldn't be either. He notes, while speaking on the subject of March NPD numbers, that even though the month saw hardware sales numbers drop across the board, that really has more to do with extraordinary sales for all comparable months
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