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Nintendo Switch hits 2m sales in the US

The Nintendo Switch has sold 2m units in the US, the platform holder has announced, after the console claimed its third straight month at No.1 in the US hardware charts. According to the latest NPD data, the Switch was the top-selling console once again this September, marking its third consecutive month at …

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Switch sales surge in Japan, but PS4’s Trails of Cold Steel III takes No.1

Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III has gone straight in at No1. in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu, out-performing both FIFA 18 and Fire Emblem Warriors. Trails of Cold Steel III sold over 104,000 copies in just four days …

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Nintendo Switch sales up 10% in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales rose by 10 per cent week-on-week in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, showing the appetite for Nintendo’s new console is still as fierce as ever despite a lack of new releases. The console sold another 77,000 units last week, taking its cumulative …

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Nintendo Switch hits 4.7m units worldwide

Nintendo has released its three-months earnings report for the period ending June 30th 2017, and we now know the Switch has sold 4.7m units worldwide to date. Between April and June, the Switch sold another 1.97m pieces of hardware, while total software sales topped 8.14m units. Of that figure, a …

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Xbox hardware revenue down 29% after fall in Q4 sales

Microsoft has released its Q4 earnings report for FY17, and its gaming revenue has increased three per cent year-on-year to hit $1.6bn, driven largely by Xbox software sales and services. This figure may well have been higher, however, were it not partly offset by a decline in Xbox hardware revenue. …

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Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June – NPD

Total video game spending in the US in June 2017 rose seven per cent year-on-year to $765m, according to the latest data from NPD, with accessories being the only category to show a decline. Hardware spending showed the highest amount of growth, rising 27 per cent compared to June 2016 …

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Switch fuels Japan’s physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan’s physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at 153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes H1 2017 the biggest era of growth year-on-year in Japan for the first time since H1 2014. Unsurprisingly, the launch …

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Nintendo renews commitment to 3DS after strong sales growth

Nintendo 3DS sales rose during the platform holder’s last fiscal year, despite the handheld now being in its seventh year on sale, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors today. The news comes on the same day that Nintendo announced a brand-new addition to the 3DS family, in the form of …

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Nintendo increasing Switch production to meet holiday demand

Nintendo is to increase Switch production in order to meet rising consumer demand as it approaches the holiday season, the platform holder has announced. "[Switch] continues to be sold out practically worldwide," Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors during its financial results briefing presentationtoday. "Our initial plan was to ship …

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PS4 is the only console to grow UK sales so far in 2016

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the only console in the UK to sell more so far this year than it had in 2015. That’s according to hardware figures seen by MCV, which indicate that PS4 sales year-to-date are 6.7 per cent up year-on-year to 207,907 units. Overall, console sales in the …

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