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Assassin’s Creed Series Sells 73 Million, Just Dance 48 Million And Splinter Cell 30 Million

Ubisoft has posted sales figures for its biggest franchises including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Splinter Cell. As expected Assassin’s Creed is the company’s biggest series, selling a staggering 73 million copies worldwide. Just Dance has also performed spectacularly selling 48 million units worldwide. You can see the sales figures, below.

Worldwide best selling franchises:

  • - Assassin’s Creed®: 73 million
  • - Just Dance™: 48 million
  • - Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®: 30 million
  • - Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®: 26 million
  • - Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®: 25 million
  • - Petz®: 24 million
  • - Rayman®: 25 million
  • - Imagine™: 21 million
  • - Prince of Persia®: 20 million
  • - Driver®: 19 million
  • - Far Cry®: 18 million
  • - Rayman Raving Rabbids®: 14 million
  • - The Settlers®: 10 million
  • - The Experience: 9 million
  • - Anno™: 5 million
  • - Your Shape: 3 million

Ranking:

  • - 3rd independent publisher in Europe
  • - 3rd independent publisher in U.S.
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Ubisoft Now Has Over 9,000 Employees, May Be Largest Video Game Company

Kotaku’s super sleuth Superannuation has revealed that Ubisoft currently has over 9,000 employees and may be the largest video game company. Ubisoft’s corporate website lists that the company has 9,200 plus employees, 7,800 plus serve in a production related role. In contrast EA, which is often thought of the largest video game company, has 9,370 employees, but the company saw a number of high-profile layoffs in 2013.

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GameTrailers List Their Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games

Popular online video game site Game Trailers have listed their top ten all time favourite Nintendo 3DS games. Topping the list is the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which came out late last year. What do you think to their list?

10. Shin Megami Tensei IV
09. Etrian Odyssey IV
08. Animal Crossing New Leaf
07. Super Mario 3D Land
06. Mario Kart 7
05. Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon
04. Bravely Default
03. Pokemon XY
02. Fire Emblem Awakening
01. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Nintendo Is Accused Of Patent Infringement With Wii U

Nintendo is currently engaged in a lawsuit with Secure Axcess who claim that the Kyoto based company infringed on a patent concerning the Wii U. The patent was filed by the company back in 2000 and was published in 2003 and is for a “multiscreen personal computer display method and apparatus, or a computer which provides display capabilities on more than one screen.”  Secure Axcess is under the impression that Nintendo infringes on this patent with the Wii U GamePad. The company also says it’s suing major video game retailers such as GameStop, Target, Amazon and Best Buy for selling the console to consumers “without license or authorisation.”

Thanks, Nintendo Commander Quadraxis and Sasorideidaraobi

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Nintendo Joins National Park Foundation To Support The 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo of America announced today that it will join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to bring fun, active-play video games to the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Nintendo will be at the event with Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club, two Wii U games that ask players to get up off their couches and get active. The two games align with this year’s theme of the event, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” which encourages children and families to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Visitors can play Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club on the Ellipse before they head over to the nearby South Lawn of the White House. In addition, Mario and Luigi costumed characters will also be on site to greet guests, take photos with fans and cheer on families as they play.

The White House Easter Egg Roll, which takes place in President’s Park on the South Lawn of the White House, supports the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to help kids grow up healthy and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In addition, the official White House Easter Eggs, sold by the National Park Foundation and benefiting America’s national parks, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.

 

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NPD: Wii U Only Sold 70K In The US During March

Analyst David Gibson has revealed that the Wii U only sold 70K units during the month of March in the United States. The Xbox One sold 311K, but was beaten by the PlayStation 4 which was the best-selling console that month. The Nintendo 3DS managed to sell 159K and the original Wii sold 28K.

  • PS4: Best selling platform.
  • Xbox One: 311K
  • 3DS: 159K
  • Xbox 360: 111K
  • Wii U: 70K
  • Wii: 28K
  • Vita: 10K
  • PSP: 5K
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NPD: Here’s The Best Selling Games In The US During March

The NPD Group has revealed the best-selling video games in the United States during the month of March. Unsurprisingly, Xbox One and PC exclusive Titanfall led the pack, with Infamous: Second Son on the PlayStation 4 lagging slightly behind. There were no Nintendo exclusives in this month’s top ten chart, which you can see below.

  1. Titanfall
  2. Infamous: Second Son
  3. South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  4. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  5. Dark Souls 2
  6. Metal Gear Sold V: Ground Zeroes
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Final Fantasy X-X2 Remastered
  9. The LEGO Movie Video Game
  10. Minecraft