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Decoding Gaming: A Timeline of Video Game Controversy

Since its initial release decades ago, video games have faced aggressive protest and heated controversy. The following is a thorough time-line of the games that sparked controversy and shaped the industry we see today.

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Video game sales are down 13% this month. Console sales decreasing makes sense since we’re a few years into the consoles’ life times. Usually around this time, we would hear about new consoles getting announced at the upcoming E3 convention. But because of how these new systems are developed with heavy online support and new projects like 360’s Natal and PS3’s new motion controls, these consoles still have life in them yet. Analyst expected the video game sales to drop. Big name titles in the next month like God of War 3 should boost overall sales.

Video Game Sales for January 2010

  1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – 656,700
  2. Mass Effect 2 (360) – 572,100
  3. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) – 555,700
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360) – 326,700
  5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 310, 900
  6. Sports Resort (Wii) – 297,600
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) – 259,000
  8. Army of Two: The 40th Day (360) – 246,500
  9. Just Dance (Wii) – 191,900
  10. Darksiders (360) – 171,200

Hardware Sales for January 2010

  1. Nintendo Wii – 465,800
  2. Xbox 360 – 332,800
  3. Nintendo DS – 422,200
  4. PlayStation 3 – 276,900
  5. PSP – 100,100
  6. PlayStation 2 – 41,600

Source: NPD Sales Figures

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