Sales

NPD: Darksiders II sold 247k copies in August, takes top software spot

NPD: Darksiders II sold 247k copies in August, takes top software spot

NPD has released its sales statistics for the US video game market in August, and Darksiders II has taken the software crown. That's in a month where every category tumbled year-over-year, with total software sales falling by a significant 20% to $515.6 million. The decline in software sales didn't sting as much, with that number only dropping 11% year-over-year before resting at $252.8 million for the month.

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Samsung sells 10m Galaxy Notes in nine months

Samsung sells 10m Galaxy Notes in nine months

There are those out there who love the Galaxy Note and those who hate it, but Samsung has managed to shift an impressive number of Notes despite the air of confusion surrounding the device. The large smartphone - or small tablet, depending on how you look at it - had been snapped up five million times in March, with Samsung reaching seven million sales in June. At yesterday’s Galaxy Note 10.1 event, the company revealed that it had sold a total of 10 million units over the course of nine months.

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HTC: “We are coming back.”

HTC: “We are coming back.”

Nokia isn’t the only company facing trouble, with HTC receiving a battering from Apple and Samsung in smartphone sales. The company has tried to streamline its product line, but consumers still seem to be turning to the Galaxy S line as well as the iPhone. Bloomberg reports that Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, has sent out a email designed to rally employees, describing how the company needs to get to grips with the current situation.

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Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

According to research and analyst firm Gartner, the worldwide mobile phone market shrank by 2.3% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. Gartner cites the worldwide economy as the reason for the decline, and also points to current smartphone owners holding off on upgrading their handsets as the release of the next iPhone looms large.

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