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Call of Duty: Black Ops Reaches $1B Sales Plateau

The ongoing recession doesn't seem to be having any impact on the video game industry. Recent reports have shown Microsoft's Kinect peripheral achieving strong sales in its first weeks on the market, and now a new study finds that Activision's ... popular First Person Shooter (FPS) Call of Duty: Black Ops has already surpassed the $1 billion sales marker. Call of Duty is an action game franchise dating back to 2003. The original titles all involved World War II campaigns, but in recent years the series has moved to more familiar conflict areas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year's Call of Duty: ... (view more)

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Microsoft Kinect Peripheral Sells Over 1M Units

Microsoft's hands-free peripheral, the Kinect , has already proven a runaway hit amongst consumers. Shoppers bought up an estimated 1 million units during the product's first ten days of availability, in what proved to be a very busy week for the ... video game industry. According to a report from Microsoft released on Monday, Kinect's 1 million unit plateau puts the device on pace to beat a projected target of 5 million sales by year's end. For those who haven't been paying attention, Kinect is a video game peripheral for Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console. It uses a camera to track a ... (view more)

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