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MotorStorm Pacific Rift downloadable content on the way after it sells 1 million worldwide

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Pacific Rift for PS3Sony senior vice president of Worldwide Studios Europe Michael Denny announced that the PS3-exclusive racing game MotorStorm: Pacific Rift has sold over one million units worldwide. The sequel to Motorstorm which was released at the beginning of November 2008 and recently broke the one million milestone.

Developer Evolution Studios is already at work on new downloadable content for the game. A proud Mr. Denny continued: “We’re pleased with the high Metacritic rating of 82 per cent and it’s sold over a million units worldwide.”

No hints were given what kind of DLC is on the way. But if the original MotorStorm is any indication, expect lots of new vehicles. Favorites anyone?

Via GI

Ben 10: Protector of Earth has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide

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Protector of the Earth on DSBen 10: Protector of the Earth has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide announced D3P (short for “D3Publisher”, the name of the company) who released the game in October of last year for Wii, DS, PS2 and PSP.

The game is based on the hit Cartoon Network show of the same name and was developed by 1st Playable Productions (with the DS version done by High Voltage Software).

In the game, players follow the animated show’s star Ben Tennyson as he uses the alien Omnitrix device attached to his wrist, using super powers and changing into alien forms to take on puzzles, challenges, and skirmishes.

“Having our first-ever Ben 10 interactive game be as successful as it has is a huge accomplishment for us and this is another milestone of which we’re very proud,” says Cartoon Network Enterprises’ vice president Christina Miller. “We look forward to continued success as we build the brand’s interactive franchise with a great partner in D3.”

D3P also recently released a follow-up, Ben 10: Alien Force, based on the new Ben 10 show that takes place five years after the original. The sequel was shipped to stores in late October for Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS.

The Witcher (and its Enhanced Edition) sold 1 million worldwide

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The Witcher - Enhanced Edition for PC
The Witcher and it’s recent update, The Witcher – Enhanced Edition, have combined to sell over 1 million copies, making the game a HUGE success for developer “CD Projekt Red”. The reason it’s such a big deal is due to the fact that The Witcher was a new IP from an unknown developer from Poland, it’s also a hardcore RPG.

Speaking of the feat., the developers said, “Scientific research has proven that those sales numbers are quite good for a debut game based on a relatively unfamiliar IP from an unknown studio on a ‘dead’ platform,” making light of frequent claims regarding the health of PC gaming.

The announcement comes several weeks after the release of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, a free 2GB update with improvements and new content developed according to fan feedback. The expansion also saw a retail release with several extras, such as music CDs, making-of videos, an official game guide, and a map of The Witcher’s world.

Says CD-Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicinski, “We created The Witcher with the intent of becoming an acclaimed and successful development studio that always made games for its fans; we spent more than $11 million developing The Witcher and the Enhanced Edition, and it sure is nice to make some of that money back!”

He continues, “The success of The Witcher has ensured that we’ll be able to make the games we want – and the games that fans want – for the foreseeable future, and the amazing response we had from the gaming community to the Enhanced Edition really reinforced that we’re on the right track with our development philosophy.”

Fallout 2 for PC
The Polish publisher and developer also recently debuted GOG.com, or Good Old Games, a digital download platform offering DRM-free vintage titles, such as Black Isle’s Fallout 2, Piranha Bytes’s Freespace 2, and Bohemia Interactive’s Operation Flashpoint. The company also intends to formally announce a multi-platform project with Metropolis Software (Infernal, They), which is also based in Poland and which CD Projekt acquired earlier this year.

FIFA Soccer 09 sells 1.2 million in its first week in Europe

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Pre-Order FIFA Soccer 09 on Xbox 360FIFA Soccer 09 has sold over 1.2 million copies in it’s first week on store shelves in Europe, making it the fastest selling FIFA title yet according to publisher Electronic Arts. And that’s no mean feat, as the highly regarded FIFA Soccer series started WAY back in 1993!

EA Sports President and beloved company figurehead Peter Moore had this to day about the sales breakthrough, “FIFA Soccer 09’s great kick-off is a testament to our loyal fans across Europe who simply can’t wait to get their hands on the game. This is our fastest selling FIFA game of all time and it’s rewarding to see the game so high on the list of must-have titles this holiday.”

The wait for North American fans is nearly upon us, as FIFA Soccer ‘09 is scheduled for release on these shores in four days, on October 14th. So be sure to check it out and see what all the fuss is about. Here’s a trailer for the game.

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Published on October 10th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Metal Gear Solid 4 ships 4 million copies worldwide

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Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has become a resounding hit for Konami. The company announced that the PlayStation 3-exclusive tactical stealth-action game has sold 3 million copies worldwide. As well as being well underway to selling the nearly 4 million copies that were shipped to retailers worldwide (3.94 million to be exact).

This was reported in Konami’s Q1 2008 operating income results. It showed that thanks to Metal Gear Solid 4 sales now make up 56.8% of the 57.3% PS3 sales of Konami’s total between April-June 2008 compared to 1.3% in the same period last year.

Snake’s still got selling power! Which is proven by the Metal Gear Solid series accounting for cumulative sales of more than 25 million units worldwide as of the end of June 2008.

Published on August 6th, 2008 under , , , , , ,

Deca Sports sells 500,000 copies worldwide

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Deca Sports for WiiHudson Soft reports that their Wii-exclusive sports game Deca Sports has sold 500,000 copies worldwide. So far the company has shipped out 700,000 copies to Japan, North America and Europe according to Famitsu.

Looks like they’ve been successful in motivating players to get off of the couch and up on their feet for the 10 sporting activities which support both single and 4-player multiplayer modes. Turning a new leaf after Wii Sports’ tennis, bowling, boxing, baseball and golf activities; the sports included on Deca Sports are beach volleyball, snowboard cross, badminton, basketball, curling, figure skating, archery, supercross, soccer and kart racing.

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Published on August 5th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , ,

Metal Gear Solid 4 ships 3 million worldwide

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Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was recently confirmed at half a million sales in Japan and one million in Europe alone already. But what about America and the rest of the world’s sales in the first two weeks after its release? How many fans are there really? While the total sales figures aren’t in yet, Metal Gear Solid 4’s worldwide shipped number is three million! Very good for a console with a userbase of 12 million worldwide.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu broke this news in its coverage of a Sony investor meeting in Tokyo today, and IGN translates that the Konami game has topped this milestone in worldwide shipped units. Speaking at the meeting, Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai also noted that the exclusive game helped shift PlayStation 3 hardware. Maybe Snake is a hero after all? )

Published on June 26th, 2008 under , , , , , ,

Age of Conan hits 1 million units shipped

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Hyborian Adventures for PCFuncom has said that Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures will pass the “One Million Copies Shipped” milestone in less than three weeks after the launch of the game. Due to overwhelming demand Funcom’s retail partner is now re-supplying retail boxes rapidly while also including new markets to the mix. As a result of the tremendous interest from gamers, Age of Conan has for the past few weeks been claiming number one spots on the sales charts across the western world– including the US, Germany, France and the UK– while receiving glowing review scores from gaming media (an average review score of 84% on Metacritic).

“Sales data shows that Age of Conan is the biggest MMO launch since World of Warcraft,” says Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Morten Larssen.“The numbers are very promising, and we are very proud to be one of the fastest selling PC games ever in a launch month and the biggest simultaneous Europe/US MMO launch in history.”

In the US, Age of Conan has a strong # 1 chart position and is now moving past the 500.000 shipped mark. Meanwhile the attention for the game is growing across the globe, with over 8 million unique visitors from over 200 countries to the Age of Conan websites so far in 2008. The community surrounding the game is also growing fast, with over 800,000 signing up as members of the Clan of Conan fan club. Funcom is committed to continue to expand and improve on the game by adding more content, features and fixes in order to make Hyboria a favorite place for gamers across the globe, and players can expect some exciting news in the weeks and months ahead.

Published on June 6th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , ,

Age of Conan hits 1 million units shipped

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Hyborian Adventures for PCFuncom has said that Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures will pass the “One Million Copies Shipped” milestone in less than three weeks after the launch of the game. Due to overwhelming demand Funcom’s retail partner is now re-supplying retail boxes rapidly while also including new markets to the mix. As a result of the tremendous interest from gamers, Age of Conan has for the past few weeks been claiming number one spots on the sales charts across the western world– including the US, Germany, France and the UK– while receiving glowing review scores from gaming media (an average review score of 84% on Metacritic).

“Sales data shows that Age of Conan is the biggest MMO launch since World of Warcraft,” says Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Morten Larssen.“The numbers are very promising, and we are very proud to be one of the fastest selling PC games ever in a launch month and the biggest simultaneous Europe/US MMO launch in history.”

In the US, Age of Conan has a strong # 1 chart position and is now moving past the 500.000 shipped mark. Meanwhile the attention for the game is growing across the globe, with over 8 million unique visitors from over 200 countries to the Age of Conan websites so far in 2008. The community surrounding the game is also growing fast, with over 800,000 signing up as members of the Clan of Conan fan club. Funcom is committed to continue to expand and improve on the game by adding more content, features and fixes in order to make Hyboria a favorite place for gamers across the globe, and players can expect some exciting news in the weeks and months ahead.

Published on June 6th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , ,

Age of Conan hits 1 million units shipped

Source: videogamesblogger.com

Hyborian Adventures for PCFuncom has said that Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures will pass the “One Million Copies Shipped” milestone in less than three weeks after the launch of the game. Due to overwhelming demand Funcom’s retail partner is now re-supplying retail boxes rapidly while also including new markets to the mix. As a result of the tremendous interest from gamers, Age of Conan has for the past few weeks been claiming number one spots on the sales charts across the western world– including the US, Germany, France and the UK– while receiving glowing review scores from gaming media (an average review score of 84% on Metacritic).

“Sales data shows that Age of Conan is the biggest MMO launch since World of Warcraft,” says Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Morten Larssen.“The numbers are very promising, and we are very proud to be one of the fastest selling PC games ever in a launch month and the biggest simultaneous Europe/US MMO launch in history.”

In the US, Age of Conan has a strong # 1 chart position and is now moving past the 500.000 shipped mark. Meanwhile the attention for the game is growing across the globe, with over 8 million unique visitors from over 200 countries to the Age of Conan websites so far in 2008. The community surrounding the game is also growing fast, with over 800,000 signing up as members of the Clan of Conan fan club. Funcom is committed to continue to expand and improve on the game by adding more content, features and fixes in order to make Hyboria a favorite place for gamers across the globe, and players can expect some exciting news in the weeks and months ahead.

Published on June 6th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , ,

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