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Pokemon Black/White (DS)
Pokemon Black & White sell 1 million on day one

Tom Magrino - March 8, 2011


Submitted by apprentice (211) at 1:19AM PST on March 11, 2011


Nintendo's latest strategy RPG duo sets franchise-best record following March 6 release in US. Pokemon fans have responded with ardor to the fifth generation in Nintendo's strategy role-playing franchise Pokemon. Today, Nintendo announced that Pokemon Black and White have set new sales records following their launch in the US on Sunday. Combined, the two versions of the same game sold 1.08 million units within 24 hours in the region.
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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)
First major Starcraft II tournament launched in Australia

apc - March 8, 2011


Submitted by Zex_M19 (25) at 8:23PM PST on March 7, 2011


...the NRG high performance PC gaming brand is holding Australia's first major Starcraft II competition, at the Intime Cybercafe, in Haymarket, Sydney. The competition will be for individuals and separately, for teams. It will take the form of two elimination days and a main event for the finalists.
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Fight Night Round 4 (Xbox 360)
Video Game Review: Fight Night Champion

CL Review - March 7, 2011


Submitted by Zex_M19 (25) at 8:20PM PST on March 7, 2011


Drama is where EA has decided to focus their efforts this year on their very dominant boxing franchise, Fight Night. In their fifth iteration Champion, they’re actually going for all-out glory and trying to bring the impactful narrative aspects of the sport that filmmakers have relied upon for years to players at home, and hoping to capture new interest in a dying fan base. But is it a decisive blow, or a whiffed right hook?
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Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
Nintendo 3DS Goes on Sale in Japan, Game Fans Line Up

Bloomberg - February 26, 2011


Submitted by Demon_Gaara007 (55) at 9:43PM PST on February 25, 2011


Bic Camera Co., a Tokyo-based operator of electronics store, sold all of its 3DS stock in one day when the handheld became available for pre-order on Jan. 20, said Kohei Ueda, a spokesman, without elaborating. Culture Convenience Club Co., which operates Tsutaya stores, also sold out on pre-order, spokeswoman Mari Oshiro said. Nintendo reiterated its September plan to ship 4 million 3DS units in its first month to prevent shortages.
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PlayStation Portable (PSP)
PSP Now Available for $129.99

PS Blog - February 25, 2011


Submitted by afsplat (24) at 8:17AM PST on February 25, 2011


Today we’re very excited to announce that the PSP-3000 system will be available for a new low price of $129.99 (MSRP) starting February 27, 2011, offering its greatest value to date. In addition, going forward PSP Entertainment Packs will be available for $159.99 (MSRP).
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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)
N American Star League Debuts StarCraft 2 eSports League

PRNewswire - February 22, 2011


Submitted by Zex_M19 (25) at 7:35AM PST on February 23, 2011


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The World of eSports received a major adrenaline shot Monday when the North American Star League (NASL.tv) announced the first professional Western StarCraft 2 league featuring a regular season schedule and an astounding $400,000 prize pool.
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Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Gran Turismo 5 clears 6.37 units

CVG - February 21, 2011


Submitted by zeromous (104) at 7:52AM PST on February 22, 2011


ran Turismo 5 shifted 6.37 million units between its launch last November and the end of 2010, according to developer Polyphony Digital. The franchise, which debuted in Japan in December 1997, has now raced past 63.15 million sales.
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Diablo 3 (PC)
Diablo III Still Planned for 2011

ibtimies - February 11, 2011


Submitted by Zex_M19 (25) at 2:25PM PST on February 17, 2011


Speaking to Kotaku, Blizzard Vice President Rob Pardo said it was Blizzard's goal to release the third entry in the Diablo series this year. Pardo, however, did emphasize that the company had a large interest to "get it right," which he said was more important than rushing the game out.
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood ships 6.5 million

Thorsen - February 14, 2011


Submitted by apprentice (211) at 10:31AM PST on February 16, 2011


Brisk sales of action adventure helps Ubisoft beat guidance; 10.5 million dance games, 2 million Kinect games shipped. There was little doubt that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was going to be popular. Today, Ubisoft revealed exactly how popular. To date, the critically acclaimed action adventure has shipped 6.5 million units, helping the Paris-based publisher beat its own earnings estimates.
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Industry News
Final Super Mario All-Stars shipment due March 13

Thorsen - February 16, 2011


Submitted by apprentice (211) at 10:30AM PST on February 16, 2011


Last batch of 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Wii compilation will hit stores next month. Nintendo fans who have been putting off picking up Super Mario All-Stars will get one last chance to grab the commemorative pack. Nintendo announced today that it is readying a final shipment of the currently almost-sold-out compilation, which was released last December to mark the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The last batch will arrive in stores on March 13.
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