In the News #26 – 2/14/2008

Daily News for February 14th, 2008.

  • Sierra Entertainment has announced that World in Conflict will appear on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems this fall. Additional single player and multiplayer content is expected.
  • The Witcher has sold more than 600,000 copies world-wide.
  • A new report by warranty company SquareTrade indicates that the Xbox 360 has a failure rate of about 16.4 percent under normal usage conditions, a number lower by about half than some retailers have claimed but about four times higher than estimates Microsoft made last year. Read More on IGN.
  • Call of Duty 4 continues to surpass any other game on the market. The Xbox 360 version of the game alone sold more than 300,000 copies in just the month of January.
  • It’s hard to believe, but the Xbox 360 sold less copies than the Playstation 3 and Wii. 230,000 Xbox 360 consoles were bought in January, compared to 269,000 for the PlayStation 3 and 274,000 for the Nintendo Wii. On the portable side, 251,000 DS units were bought, and the PSP sold about the same amount of units as the 360.

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