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Gosh: Diablo III Is The Fastest-Selling PC Game Ever

Blizzard send word that Diablo III sold 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours on sale. They also point out: "That number does not include the more than 1.2 million players who received Diablo III as part of signing up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion." The upshot of that was 4.7 million people had the game on day one, and after…

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Steam Passes Five Million Concurrent Users

As the lovelies at PC Gamer have observed, Steam passed 5 million concurrent users on the 2nd of January, a spike that seems largely powered by the popularity of Skyrim and the Christmas sale. Check it out on the Steam stats page. Valve confirmed that Steam had passed 30 million active accounts as of October 2010, so it's probably a bit bigger than that by…

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SEGA UK: PC Strong, Like Ox

I seem to be missing where and when this was said, but UK industry site MCV has Sega boss John Clark claiming that the PC market is better than most people seem inclined to report. And Sega should know, because they're the UK's second biggest PC publisher thanks to their ownership of Total Warists, The Creative Assembly. “The PC market is third in terms of…

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2009 PC Gaming Software Sales Up 3%

The PCGA (remember them?) have released a report to their members claiming that PC gaming software sales went up in 2009. The report apparently collated data on PC games software sales from all part of the world, in both retail and digital sales markets. "PC gaming software revenue was a $13.1 billion industry in 2009," says the PCGA's release, "up 3% from 2008." While traditional…

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