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The Sims Social passes Farmville on Facebook

The Sims Social passes Farmville on Facebook

EA title The Sims Social has seen its MAUs surpass that of Facebook giant Farmville on the social network. In total it now has an MAU base of 36m users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2011 at 9:28AM in News
Just Dance 2 joins Wii 5m club

Just Dance 2 joins Wii 5m club

Nintendo has announced that Just Dance 2 has now sold over 5m copies in the US. It’s only the eighth title to do so and is the first from a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2011 at 4:03PM in News
Call of Duty Elite is "the best free games service ever made"

Call of Duty Elite is "the best free games service ever made"

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is supremely confident in the Call of Duty online service the publisher is launching with Modern Warfare 3. In fact he thinks Call of Duty Elite’s ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 8th 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Black Ops breaks UK sales record

Black Ops breaks UK sales record

Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the biggest selling game in UK games market history, GfK ChartTrack has just confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2011 at 1:13PM in News

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3DS breaks retail records

3DS breaks retail records

Two of the UK's leading retailers have confirmed that Nintendo's 3DS is their facets selling video games console ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 4:50PM in News
Xbox 360 poised to overtake Wii

Xbox 360 poised to overtake Wii

Back in September 2010 Microsoft made the bold claim that "there's been a mid-generation leadership change" in the hardware market. Now it looks like it might just have been right.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2011 at 3:41PM in News
Gran Turismo 5 sales pass 6m

Gran Turismo 5 sales pass 6m

Developer Polyphony Digital has revealed that total global sales of Gran Turismo 5 have now passed 6m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2011 at 3:32PM in News
Music games hit new high in 2010

Music games hit new high in 2010

Forget the fall of Guitar Hero; the music video game sector is stronger than ever, says GfK Chart-Track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 8:06AM in News

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DS ends 2010 on a high note

DS ends 2010 on a high note

Nintendo DS was the UK’s biggest selling games device of 2010, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2011 at 8:14AM in News
DS claims all-time US crown

DS claims all-time US crown

Platform holder Nintendo has confirmed the total lifetime sales for both DS and Wii in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2011 at 3:33PM in News
Quotes of the Year

Quotes of the Year

“Getting mad at Activision for this kind of thing is like getting mad at an ape for throwing faeces. It’s just how the beast communicates.”
Tim Schafer chips in on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Bumper year for BioWare

Bumper year for BioWare

2011 will be a landmark 12 months for developer BioWare as it prepares three big titles for the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2010 at 12:45PM in News

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‘GoldenEye will make a killing’

‘GoldenEye will make a killing’

Move over Mario – James Bond is going to be the top dog on Wii this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2010 at 12:28PM in News
Halo Reach tops US 2010 chart

Halo Reach tops US 2010 chart

With just over two months to go before the games industry waves goodbye to 2010, new numbers from US sales tracker NPD shows that for the year-to-date Microsoft’s Xbox 360 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2010 at 5:25PM in News
HMV: Black Ops could be biggest game ever

HMV: Black Ops could be biggest game ever

UK entertainment retailer has predicted that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops could become the biggest selling video game of all time after it hits global retail shelves on November ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2010 at 2:45PM in News
2010 could be PSP’s ‘best year yet’

2010 could be PSP’s ‘best year yet’

While the West continues to dwell on the behind-closed-doors development of the PSP2 and shelf space for the current PSP continues to tighten, the CEO of Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2010 at 10:48AM in News

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Hot Pursuit 'is best NFS yet'

Hot Pursuit 'is best NFS yet'

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will be the best game in the racing series’ 16 year history, says EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2010 at 2:03PM in News
UK CHARTS: FIFA 11 scores

UK CHARTS: FIFA 11 scores

As was always going to happen, EA’s FIFA 11 has stormed straight to the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 on its first week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2010 at 11:27AM in News
MW2 claims all-time UK crown

MW2 claims all-time UK crown

It didn’t pass the finishing line quite as fast as Chart-Track had predicted, but at long last Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has cemented its position as ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 2:27PM in News
UK has world’s best 360 attach rate

UK has world’s best 360 attach rate

The PlayStation brand has always enjoyed a strong following in Europe and, in particular, the UK but Microsoft’s VP of interactive entertainment business for EMEA Chris Lewis has revealed why ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2010 at 4:57PM in News
DS homing in on PS2 record

DS homing in on PS2 record

It may be suffering a little cramp as it races down the closing straight, but Nintendo’s DS handheld now seems well on track to steal gaming’s most cherished sales record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 12:07PM in News
Best Buy launching games mag

Best Buy launching games mag

Having enjoyed a record-breaking start to its life in the UK, it is now being claimed that retailer Best Buy is to launch an official in-store games magazine across its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

The monopoly once enjoyed by the likes of GAME and GameStop in the pre-owned market is under threat like never before, and now one analyst has predicted that Wal-Mart in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Best Buy Thurrock sets records

Best Buy Thurrock sets records

Best Buy’s flagship UK store opened its doors last Friday, bringing the US retailer its biggest opening day sales ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2010 at 12:48PM in News
Avatar topples The Dark Knight

Avatar topples The Dark Knight

James Cameron’s Avatar has broken UK records to become the fastest selling Blu-ray release every in this country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2010 at 1:30PM in News