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Apple Black Friday sales begin at midnight on November 23

Apple Black Friday sales begin at midnight on November 23

Today, Apple posted a teaser for their Black Friday sales on their website. The company will begin their "one-day Apple shopping event" at midnight PST on November 23 (or colloquially known as Thursday night). Apple retail locations will open up earlier as well -- some as early as midnight, but most will open later around 7 am.

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Windows 8 sales “slow” says Newegg

Windows 8 sales “slow” says Newegg

Windows 8 might be a completely new take on the Windows operating system, but it seems sales aren't doing as well as some may have hoped. Online electronics and computer parts retailer Newegg says that they were "prepared for an explosion" at launch, but sales have "been slow going" so far. However, the retailer says that sales of Windows 8 may start taking off starting in Q2 2013 most likely.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II brings in $500 million in first day sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops II brings in $500 million in first day sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops II launched a few days ago, and we're now seeing the sales numbers flow in. We already reported GameStop's sales numbers for the new game, but as a whole, Treyarch and Activision have sold $500 million worth of copies around the world, making it the biggest entertainment launch in history.

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PlayStation 3 global sales hit 70 million

PlayStation 3 global sales hit 70 million

Since its launch in November 2006, the PlayStation 3 gaming console has seen 70 million units sold worldwide, as of November 4. What's perhaps more impressive is that Sony has sold 15 million Move motion controllers since its launch just a little over two years ago. Move now supports over 400 titles on PlayStation 3.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II GameStop sales reach 1 million on first day

Call of Duty: Black Ops II GameStop sales reach 1 million on first day

GameStop, one of the largest game retailers in the US, has reported its sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The company has sold one million copies of the game within the first 24 hours of its launch. GameStop says that Black Ops II is already shaping up to be the retailers best selling game of all time.

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Apple Stores rake in $6,000 in sales per square foot

Apple Stores rake in $6,000 in sales per square foot

It's no surprise that Apple Stores generate a lot of revenue, but according to a recent report, Apple Stores bring in a little over $6,000 in sales per square foot, making it the number one top-performing brick-and-mortar store in the US, beating out second-place Tiffany & Co. by $3,000 -- over twice as much.

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US video game sales down 25% in October

US video game sales down 25% in October

The video game industry might seem to be all well and good, with big releases of video games usually hitting it strong this time of year, but sales aren't doing so hot. According to research firm NPD Group Inc., US retail sales of video game software, hardware, and accessories dropped by 25% last month to $755.5 million from the same time last year.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II sells 3 million units worldwide

Samsung Galaxy Note II sells 3 million units worldwide

The phablet: it's almost too big to fit in your pocket, a tad too small to use as a tablet, yet it somehow hits the sweet spot in usability and comfort. Among the phablets available is the Galaxy Note II, which Samsung says has sold 3 million units worldwide. The smartphone was launched a little over a month ago.

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Android boasts 41% share of Q3 global tablet shipments, sets record

Android boasts 41% share of Q3 global tablet shipments, sets record

Research by Strategy Analytics via its Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies service, more commonly known as TTS, shows that Android received a record 41-percent share of global tablet shipments in the third-quarter of 2012. Apple, while still boasting 57-percent of the global market share, experienced a statistically significant drop in sales. This shift was caused for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the recently-announced iPad mini.

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Apple announces iPhone 5 as fastest selling phone in history

Apple announces iPhone 5 as fastest selling phone in history

Apple's event has just kicked off this morning where we're expecting tons of exciting news. From the iPad mini, an improved iMac mini, and tons more. While they've just got started and we're patiently awaiting the good news, they are taking time to share some notes on the iPhone 5. Stating it was the fastest selling phone in history.

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Xbox 360 hits 70 million sales worldwide

Xbox 360 hits 70 million sales worldwide

Microsoft has a lot to gloat about today, as it has announced that total Xbox 360 sales around the world have hit 70 million. That definitely isn't anything to shake a stick at, considering that the original Xbox only managed to sell 25 million units in its lifespan. The Xbox 360 surpassed that number way back in 2008, and since then has been climbing steadily.

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Mists of Pandaria launch sales lag behind Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria launch sales lag behind Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria, the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, has been available for a little over a week now. Today we're finding out that Mists of Pandaria sold 2.7 million copies in its first week on shelves, which definitely isn't bad, especially for an expansion. However, when held up against the sales of Cataclysm, World of Warcraft's third expansion, Mists of Pandaria sales are a little underwhelming.

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