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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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iPhone sales could top 50 million in Q4

iPhone sales could top 50 million in Q4

We aren't sure if analysts love or hate predicting sales of Apple's extremely popular devices, but the iPhone always gets its fair share of predictions. While some suggested 8-10 million iPhone 5 smartphones would be sold in September, opening weekend only saw about 5 million total. Now we're seeing predictions for all iPhone models topping 50 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 alone.

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Amazon’s Kindle readers and tablets booted from Walmart shelves

Amazon’s Kindle readers and tablets booted from Walmart shelves

The online retail giant Amazon has a huge audience for selling their tablets and Kindle eReaders on the web, but when you don't have a storefront you'll take all the help you can get. In terms of brick and mortar stores there's only a handful of opportunities for Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet -- and today they're losing a big one.

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Apple: Stores in 12 countries serving over 83 million visitors

Apple: Stores in 12 countries serving over 83 million visitors

Things just kicked off here in San Fransisco where momentarily Apple will be unveiling the all new iPhone 5. We expect some great things to come from today's event but as usual they're talking numbers. In case you're not following along you can watch it all unfold on our live blog at live.slashgear.com, then check out the mind boggling numbers below.

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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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Nokia: Over 7 million Lumia phones sold, 4 million last quarter

Nokia: Over 7 million Lumia phones sold, 4 million last quarter

Fresh off of the official announcement for the new Lumia 920 that's been hotly anticipated we are now hearing some additional details and numbers regarding Nokia's popular Lumia line for Windows Phone. While we haven't heard actual sales figures before the Finnish phone makers revealed a bit of numbers earlier today.

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iPhone 5 sales set to exceed 10 million this quarter

iPhone 5 sales set to exceed 10 million this quarter

With Apple finally announcing that next Wednesday, September 12th, will be the day we all see the brand new iPhone 5 all those market watchers and predictions are ramping up. After Apple made their announcement this morning researchers have already started predicting Apple's sales this quarter could go way beyond previous predictions with the arrival of the iPhone 5.

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