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Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 18:12 GMT
Guess what, young padawans? The Force Unleashed sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide across all platforms since its September release, making it the fastest selling Star Wars title in the franchise’s history.
It hit the 1.5 million mark worldwide in its first week, and all signs point to the fact that it’s a very popular game.
More info, including toy and film numbers, over at Gamaustra.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 | 07:34 BST
The Wii may very well be a fad, but did the Pet Rock* sell half a million units in a mere 84 weeks in Australia? Because according to Gamespot, that’s exactly what Nintendo’s waggle-powered console managed to do.
This positively smashes the record held by Sony’s PS2 and Nintendo’s DS, both of which hit the half-million milestone in 107 weeks.
But don’t think that has given Nintendo reason to hold its dual-screened handheld in low regard – quite the contrary, actually. Nintendo also announced that the DS has made a mad dash right past the 1.2 million mark, in addition to breaking the record for most consoles sold in a single week.
Check out the link for more information about the Australian videogame market, as well as a few newly announced Nintendo release dates.
*However strong the temptation may be, please don’t waste a few minutes of your life Googling this statistic. Cure cancer or something!