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  • THE NUMBERS GAME! Newly released corporate earnings reports from Capcom, EA and Nintendo revealed some concrete software shipments numbers for a bunch of big name releases. Some highlights:
    Bionic Commando: 550 thousand
    EA Sports Active: 1.7 million
    The Sims 3: 3.7 million
    Resident Evil 5: 5 million
    Wii Fit: 21.82 million
    and Wii Sports: 47.62 MILLION? Good lord. Pretty soon they’re going to outpace those AOL discs.
  • PRICE DROPS? HAH! Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said a Wii price drop is something “there aren’t a lot of discussions going on about” despite slowing system sales. No word from Sony on a PS3 price drop either, even though CEO and executive VP Nobuyuki Oneda admitted this week the system costs them 70% less to make now than it did back in 2006. And Microsoft? Well, they’re reportedly getting rid of their $300 “Core” system configuration, so… hmmm… is a price disappearance is kind of like a price drop.
  • BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Activision announced that a version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be coming to the Wii this holiday season. That’s the two-year-old original Modern Warfare, not the highly anticipated sequel. That one’s only coming to fancy systems like the Xbox 360, PS3 and, er, mobile phones… *cough*
  • BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: PART II: Games joining the ever-increasing “delayed until 2010 list” include Activision’s Starcraft II, Capcom’s Dark Void and Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell Conviction and Red Steel 2. Some of these delays were actually announced last week, and I’d have told you about them then, but I was… delayed! Eh? See what I did there?
  • UNNECESSARY PROTECTION This week we learned the German Collector’s Edition of Codemasters’ Operation Flashpoint 2 will reportedly include a full sized army helmet. Useful for deflecting all that shrapnel you’re likely to encounter SITTING ON THE COUCH!
  • AND FINALLY this week, the publishers of Golden Tee 2010 produced this music video trailer to promote the game. Because nothing represents the world of golf better than… alt country… And that was The Week in Gaming for August 7, 2009