Sales

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record on launch day

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record on launch day

The numbers are finally in from sales of the new Call of Duty game Modern Warfare 3, and as predicted, its Tuesday launch broke the record for opening day sales. On its launch day between the U.S. and Great Britain, Call of Duty's newest installment sold 6.5 million units in one day, that breaking the record with $400 million worth of retail sales. The previous record holder was, you guessed it, the last version of Call of Duty, this one called Black Ops and having generated $360 million in sales on its first day.

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GameStop tries to Make it Right with “Coupon-Gate” Customers

GameStop tries to Make it Right with “Coupon-Gate” Customers

Not even a week has passed since some heavy controversy surrounding GameStop and "Coupon-Gate" and they're already aiming to patch things up with customers with a coupon and a gift card - nice of them, yes? It was less than a week ago that Gamestop discovered one of the PC games they'd been carrying, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", had inside its box a coupon for OnLive, one of GameStop's newest competitors. What ensued was a series of actions that, in the end, (or at least we hope this is the end,) had GameStop apologizing to their customers and offering them both a $50 gift card and a Buy Two, Get One Free used game purchase coupon. Will this be enough?

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Apple surpasses Lenovo in greater China sales

Apple surpasses Lenovo in greater China sales

For the first time, Apple's sales in greater China have surpassed that of Lenovo, which has been a reigning heavyweight in the region and has also been hailed the fastest growing company in the PC industry for the past seven quarters. Although analysts have been suspecting that Apple's sales would overtake Lenovo in China, it wasn't until Q2 2011 reports were confirmed for both companies that revealed this to indeed be the case.

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Goodyear Bursts Through Raw Material Costs by Selling Higher End Tires

Goodyear Bursts Through Raw Material Costs by Selling Higher End Tires

It was announced late Friday that shares of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co had jumped considerably after chief financial officer Darren R Wells expressed confidence in the group that it would be able to stay ahead of ever-rising raw material costs - but how, you ask? Apparently Goodyear, being spoken about again by its chief financial officer Darren R Wells at the J.P. Morgan Auto conference in Detroit, is staying ahead of the curve with "a strategy of pricing and a focus on selling higher end tires." Meanwhile the price of milk remains stagnant.

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Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

There's been a rather sizable increase in mobile units moved compared to last year, a 16.5 percent increase to be more specific, this being one of the more impressive statistics released in a Gartner study arriving today. This 16.5 percent is tied to the second quarter of this year, 2011, as compared to the second quarter sales from one year ago, this year's total adding up to 428.7 million units. The leader of this pack of smartphones is Android, a very different situation compared to last year at this time when Symbian was still the very clear forerunner.

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Apple’s Q2 Sales Results Show 18.65 million iPhones, 4.69 Million iPads, Apparent Growth

Apple’s Q2 Sales Results Show 18.65 million iPhones, 4.69 Million iPads, Apparent Growth

It appears that Apple's sales call has shown the company to - surprise - be growing wildly, while the numbers on iPad sales specifically seem to be ever so slightly slipping. The sales call included the computer giant's fiscal 2011 quarter ending on March 26th, 2011. During this quarter they've posted record second quarter revenue of $24.67 billion as well as record second quarter net profit of $5.00 billion, this translating to $6.40 per diluted share. Stock prices at the moment I publish this post:

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iPad 2 Arrives at Radio Shack TOMORROW

iPad 2 Arrives at Radio Shack TOMORROW

That's right all you crazy iPad 2 seekers who still haven't been able to purchase the wildly popular tablet computer, you'll get your chance tomorrow when Radio Shack has the slate available at 500 locations across the USA. You'll only know if your store will be carrying the tablet if you call, but for those that do, you can rest assure that they'll have at least ONE tablet in stock. Beyond that, not much else is known! What we DO know is that some of these locations will sell out instantly while others (like the ones up here in Minnesota) will have their whole stock in stock forever.

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Apple iPad crushes the competition

Apple iPad crushes the competition

Jobs announced a major win this morning while unveiling the new iPad 2 to those of us in the press. Speaking from San Francisco, he announced the release of this new tablet and spoke of the strength of the company moving into 2011. Apple's sales are more than strong. The industry giant has managed to nail the tablet market while hitting a huge milestone in the smart phone market. Steve Jobs announced this during his presentation today in San Francisco. He also presented figures on the more than phenomenal 2010 iPad sales figures.

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iOS Accounts for 65% of Apple’s Current Sales

iOS Accounts for 65% of Apple’s Current Sales

Oh my goodness gracious. Take a peek at the chart below created by the talented folks over at asymco. It depicts Apple's quarterly sales since the fourth quarter of 2005, three quarters before the iPhone was first released. The most staggering factor might either be the very obvious upward moving trend without very much of a dip since the chart began, or it might be the face that even though the iPhone (which was released in 2007) was the only iOS device out three and a half years ago, this past quarter iOS accounted for 65% of Apple's sales. That's monstrous.

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