12/20/2011, Previously we reported that Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation Vita failed to sell out during its launch weekend last week. If you’re wondering how many were sold, we’ve got some figures for you. According to Sony, they’ve managed to sell 321,400 devices during the weekend that the console was launched – not even half of the manufactured 700,000 units that were expected to fly off the shelves. However, not […]
12/12/2011, If you wonder why Activision churns out a new Call of Duty game each year, today’s announcement will shed some light. The company announced in a press release today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has crossed the $1 billion mark in sales since its launch on November 8th 2011m and it only took 16 days to achieve it. While it’s not really fair to compare box office sales […]
12/12/2011, Despite all the ongoing legal battles between Samsung and Apple at the moment, it looks like the Korean electronics manufacturer has had a pretty good run this year. Samsung announced yesterday that it had sold over 300 million mobile handsets this year – a first for the company. Its previous sales record was 280 million units sold last year. I guess the 10 million Galaxy S2 units sold this year […]
11/14/2011, It does seem as though video games have been making more money than movies these days in terms of “box office takings”, so to speak. Take for example, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, where it sent $400 million towards Activision’s coffers in not a week or over the weekend. In fact, it took just one day – a whole 24 hours. This is partly due to the fact […]
11/10/2011, If there was any doubt to how successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was going to be, all those fears can now be laid to rest. According to recent reports, the latest game in Activision’s hit FPS franchise managed to sell 9.3 million copies on the first day it went on sale – which makes it the biggest industry launch ever. In comparison with the previous games in the […]
11/02/2011, Good news for fans of the Sony PlayStation 3 – sales of the console are starting to catch up with the Xbox 360. According to the company’s latest sales results, Sony has sold 56 million units of the PlayStation 3 globally – and just in case you were wondering, that’s 1.3 million short of Microsoft’s 57.3 million Xbox 360 sales. However, it’s worth noting that the PlayStation 3 launched about […]
10/31/2011, If you’re wondering about how well HTC did in Q3 2011, you’ll be glad to know that its latest financial report posts stellar results. The company reported that its net income rose to about $624.6 million this quarter – a 68% increase over Q3 2010 and a 7% increase over last quarter (HTC’s highest quarter to date) which means the company broke records again. And if you’re interested in knowing, […]
10/21/2011, In Microsoft’s latest earnings report for fiscal Q1 2012, we decided to forgo all the blah-blah about Windows and the rest of the software from the Redmond, Washington camp, and concentrated on just how many Xbox 360 consoles the company has shipped. It seems that the latest figure points towards a whopping 57.6 million – now that is a whole lot of Xboxes, so to speak. The latest quarter that […]
10/20/2011, While Android has dominated the smartphone market in terms of market share, in terms of smartphones shipped, Apple has Android makers such as Samsung beat, at least until recently according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, Samsung managed to dethrone Apple during Q3 of 2011.
10/20/2011, At the AsiaD conference today, Microsoft’s president of Windows Phone, Andy Lees announced that despite the bad impression about the number of Windows Phone devices sold, they sold more than Android devices did during their first year. While there isn’t an official number for Android devices sold from September 2008 to September 2009, it was estimated to be only 6.8 million. But before WP-fans start bashing Android, the market back […]
10/17/2011, Steve Jobs has been deemed by many to be a genius, and the man certainly knew what he was doing. The iPhone 4S is his legacy, and I wouldn’t suppose the timing of his death as well as the iPhone 4S’ release might have something to do with the handset’s first weekend sales top the four million figure. Now that’s a whole lot of phones, don’t you think so?
10/17/2011, Apart from being one heck of a convenient video delivering channel, YouTube might finally stumble upon a way to monetize their site – and in a big way to boot. After all, when 3,000,000,000 (yes, that’s three billion) videos are being viewed each day with 800 million folks visiting the site each month, why not leverage that kind of audience by letting music partners of YouTube sell their merchandise and […]
10/14/2011, Sony Ericsson has just unveiled its sales report for Q3 this year, and it looks like the cellphone making duo is doing pretty well for itself. The company managed to ship out 9.5 million handsets last quarter – a 25% increase over Q2′s 7.6 million units shipped. While it hasn’t shipped as many units as it did back in Q3 2010, this is because of the decline in feature shipments, […]
10/14/2011, Who says an almost six-year-old console can’t continue to sell well? The National Purchase Diary (NPD) Group recently provided the sales figures of video game consoles in the US for September this year and the Xbox 360 is on top of the charts. Apparently the Microsoft gaming console managed to sell 438,000 units during the month of September and held six of the top ten best-selling games of the month. […]