Switch sold over 280,000 units in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was top-seller for the month in US

Nintendo has sent over its sales figures for April ahead of NPD’s full monthly report, and for the second month in a row, Switch was the best-selling console.

Software headlines

  • Steam Greenlight: next batch of titles to be announced in November

    Valve has announced that the next wave of titles to be released through Steam Greenlight will be revealed on November 30.

  • Software development titles launch on Steam

    Valve has announced various Software titles have launched via Steam, which marks a “major expansion to the platform known as a leading destination for PC and Mac games.”

  • Steam to begin selling non-games software

    Valve has confirmed that its Steam service will begin making non-games software available on September 5.

  • NPD: Nintendo dominates the top 20 software chart

    NPD has released the top 20 software sales chart for June 2010, and games for Nintendo systems destroyed the competition, with the largest percent of titles on the list.

  • NPD May 2010: RDR clears 1.5M, Nintendo dominates hardware

    NPD has released May sales figures for the US, showing the third best-selling May on record after 2008 and 2009 and some monster sales for Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption. However, the industry as a whole was down 10 percent for the month year-on-year.

  • Japanese games industry see sales shrinkage in 2008

    Famitsu’s published its Japanese sales figures for 2008, clearly showing an industry in decline. Hardware and software sales combined were worth ¥552.42 billion in 2008, compared to ¥676.95 billion in 2007. Hardware sales fell from ¥317.47 billion in 2007 to ¥231.52 billion last year. Software sales from ¥359.58 billion the previous year to ¥320.91 billion […]

  • Sega secures new "arcade game machines" trademarks

    Sega recently filed two software trademarks in the U.S. and Europe called Ringedge, Ringwide and a third, which is a mysterious logo with rings. Both Ringedge and Ringwide have been trademarked for “stand alone video game machines, and arcade game machines with built-in screens” according to Siliconera. Maybe this means we will start seeing more […]