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Xbox 360 prices slashed in US

Xbox 360 prices slashed in US

A host of retailers have slashed $50 off the price of the Xbox 360 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2012 at 10:04AM in News
US cable giants prepare console challenge with streaming games push

US cable giants prepare console challenge with streaming games push

Traditional gaming has held its own in the face of increasing opposition this generation – but its stiffest challenge may be yet to come.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2012 at 8:30AM in News
August NPD: Sleeping Dogs moves 172,000 units on consoles

August NPD: Sleeping Dogs moves 172,000 units on consoles

Another notable figure has dripped out from the NPD group following its August report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2012 at 11:49PM in News
Darksiders II moves 247,000 units in US during August

Darksiders II moves 247,000 units in US during August

A notable bit of info has made its way out of last month’s NPD report: The software division’s chart-topper Darksiders II moved just 247,000 units during the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2012 at 6:17AM in News

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August NPD: Darksiders 2 on top, totals still down year-over-year

August NPD: Darksiders 2 on top, totals still down year-over-year

The NPD Group has released its latest monthly report on US retail, showing Darksiders 2 claimed the software crown amidst another month of decline for the market.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 7th 2012 at 7:25AM in News
Total number of US gamers drops in 2012

Total number of US gamers drops in 2012

The total number of US gamers has seen a significant reduction in 2012, according to an NPD report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 6th 2012 at 8:21AM in News
Kinect receives price cut in US

Kinect receives price cut in US

Microsoft has announced a permanent price drop for Kinect, for some of the world at least.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 23rd 2012 at 6:54AM in News
Daglow: American gamers don't handle failure well

Daglow: American gamers don't handle failure well

Industry vet Don Daglow believes Americans have trouble dealing with failure, specifically in regards to gaming.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 15th 2012 at 8:37AM in News

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Rumour: Wii U launch date set in US, delayed in Europe

Rumour: Wii U launch date set in US, delayed in Europe

A US launch date for the Wii U has been confirmed according to one report, while another has the console missing its launch window in Europe due to manufacturing issues.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2012 at 7:19AM in News
US digital sales up year over year during second quarter

US digital sales up year over year during second quarter

Encouraging news coming out of the NPD today, as the group revealed digital sales for Q2 2012 were up year over year by 17 per cent.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 9th 2012 at 7:28AM in News
Android grabs smartphone majority in key markets

Android grabs smartphone majority in key markets

For the first time ever, Android has accounted for over half of the overall smartphone sales in key global markets over a 12 week period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2012 at 12:26PM in News
Kinect PlayFit launches in US

Kinect PlayFit launches in US

Microsoft’s new Kinect fitness initiative goes live today in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2012 at 3:52PM in News

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Nintendo admits 3DS lacks Western momentum

Nintendo admits 3DS lacks Western momentum

Sales of the 3DS in America and Europe are not where Nintendo would have hoped, the company has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2012 at 11:27AM in News
Kirby's Dream Collection lands in September

Kirby's Dream Collection lands in September

Nintendo has announced a US release date for Kirby’s Dream Collection.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2012 at 10:45AM in News
Diablo III tops US May chart

Diablo III tops US May chart

Blizzard’s Diablo III was the best selling game in the US in May, according to NPD’s latest numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2012 at 9:15AM in News
ESA urges against US Xbox ban

ESA urges against US Xbox ban

American trade body The Entertainment Retailers Association has urged against a possible ban on sales of the Xbox 360 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2012 at 3:04PM in News

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Gioteck grows US presence with Solutions 2 Go deal

Gioteck grows US presence with Solutions 2 Go deal

The UK games industry may be visiting America for E3 this week, but some firms are establishing a more permanent foothold over the pond. 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 7th 2012 at 2:51PM in News
US gets racing-focused Xbox 360 bundle

US gets racing-focused Xbox 360 bundle

Microsoft has revealed a brand new limited edition racing-focused Xbox 360 hardware bundle for the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 30th 2012 at 8:35AM in News
Judge recommends Xbox 360 ban in US

Judge recommends Xbox 360 ban in US

Microsoft’s patent dispute with Motorola just got significantly more serious with the threat of a US ban on the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2012 at 8:25AM in News
Sony shares fall to 31-year low in Japan

Sony shares fall to 31-year low in Japan

Sony Corporation’s share price has fallen to its lowest position in a generation in both Japan and the United States.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on May 11th 2012 at 1:09PM in News
GameStop sales fall but chain 'outperforms market'

GameStop sales fall but chain 'outperforms market'

Same-store sales at US retailer GameStop dropped 12.5 per cent year-on-year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 11th 2012 at 11:42AM in News
Nintendo cuts DSi and DSI XL price in US

Nintendo cuts DSi and DSI XL price in US

The age of the 3DS is upon us, so it seems only right that Nintendo moves now to slash the price of its last generation handheld.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2012 at 2:58PM in News
Subscription based $99 Xbox 360 is real, on sale now

Subscription based $99 Xbox 360 is real, on sale now

US gamers have become the first to be offered a cut-price console on the condition that they sign up for a two-year contract.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2012 at 8:42AM in News
$99 Xbox 360/Kinect bundle on the way

$99 Xbox 360/Kinect bundle on the way

Rumour has it US consumers will be able to buy an Xbox 360 and Kinect for as little as $99 this month.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 2nd 2012 at 4:47PM in News
Midnight Purple 3DS confirmed

Midnight Purple 3DS confirmed

A new colour version of the 3DS has been confirmed for the US market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2012 at 9:15AM in News