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Blu-ray in 17% of US households

Blu-ray in 17% of US households

After its now long-forgotten turbulent arrival on the global marketplace, Blu-ray has finally hit its stride and established itself in 17 per cent of North American homes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2010 at 4:21PM in News
Halo Reach sells 300k in UK on day one

Halo Reach sells 300k in UK on day one

MCV can reveal that 300,000 copies of Microsoft’s Halo Reach were sold in the game’s first 24 hours on sale in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2010 at 9:28AM in News
Killzone 3 gets concrete date

Killzone 3 gets concrete date

The American PlayStation blog has issued the first solid release date for Killzone 3 – February 22nd 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2010 at 11:03AM in News
Yakuza 4 confirmed for Europe

Yakuza 4 confirmed for Europe

Sega has confirmed that Yakuza 4 will be released in western markets in spring of next year – around 12 months after it first hit Japanese retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2010 at 6:34PM in News

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Sony takes jailbreak fight to US

Sony takes jailbreak fight to US

With a decision expected on Sony’s Australian injunction against the sale of PSJailbreak today, it has emerged that the American arm of the platform holder has joined the battle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2010 at 10:57AM in News
Price cuts for DSi and DSi XL

Price cuts for DSi and DSi XL

Nintendo has confirmed that it is to cut $20 off the price of its two most recent versions of the DS in North America from September 12th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 31st 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Namco brings casual in-house

Namco brings casual in-house

In a nod to the ever growing importance of the casual games sector, it has been confirmed that social games publishing division Namco Networks America is to be merged with ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2010 at 12:29PM in News
Mobile gaming continues to grow

Mobile gaming continues to grow

The number of mobile phone owners who play games on their portable devices has grown by seven per cent to 34 per cent in the last 12 months in North ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2010 at 1:06PM in News

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First iPhone 4 lawsuit arrives

First iPhone 4 lawsuit arrives

A class action lawsuit calling for damages as a result of the iPhone 4’s antenna design has been filed against both Apple and AT&T in the United States District Court ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2010 at 5:32PM in News
Dead Rising 2 delayed

Dead Rising 2 delayed

Japanese publisher Capcom has confirmed that the hotly tipped zombie-themed action outing Dead Rising 2 has seen its US and European release delayed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2010 at 11:36AM in News
Doctor Who goes international

Doctor Who goes international

Having already achieved great popularity in the UK, the BBC’s Doctor Who Adventure Games series is to get an international release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2010 at 4:41PM in News
Global 3DS launch by March 2011

Global 3DS launch by March 2011

Nintendo has vowed to launch the 3DS is Europe, America and Japan before the end of its financial year in March 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2010 at 11:59AM in News

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Level 5 to self-publish Layton series

Level 5 to self-publish Layton series

As part of its newly announced international expansion, Japanese developer and publisher Level 5 has stated that its long-term aim is to self-publish the critically and commercially popular DS series ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2010 at 3:38PM in News
Sony reveals US PSP promotions

Sony reveals US PSP promotions

SCEA has named a number of titles that will see their prices at retail slashed as Sony steps up its handheld efforts in the face of struggling sales in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2010 at 11:53AM in News
Walmart confirms pre-owned plans

Walmart confirms pre-owned plans

As claimed by MCV just last week, US retailer Walmart has confirmed that it is to have a second stab at cracking the pre-owned video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 4:38PM in News
Starcraft II dated

Starcraft II dated

The next instalment in one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most keenly loved franchises, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, has finally been give a release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2010 at 10:37AM in News

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US: Apple dates iPad 3G

US: Apple dates iPad 3G

Apple has confirmed that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its iPad will be delivered to US customers who’ve pre-ordered on April 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 10:33AM in News
US: DSi XL sells 141k

US: DSi XL sells 141k

As part of NPD’s US market stats last week, it has been revealed that Nintendo’s DSi XL sold 141k units in March, Gamasutra reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 10:50AM in News
Now Just Dance sweeps America

Now Just Dance sweeps America

Hands up those who predicted Just Dance would be a multimillion seller? No-one? Thought so. Ubisoft’s game keeps proving everyone wrong, though, and now it’s passed a major sales milestone ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2010 at 10:44PM in News
NPD: New high for Final Fantasy

NPD: New high for Final Fantasy

First it was Modern Warfare 2 echoing its UK achievements in the US market, and now Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII is getting in on the act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 12:20PM in News
Capcom ‘has to be in the West’

Capcom ‘has to be in the West’

Less than 15 per cent of Capcom’s total sales now stem from the Japanese market – a stark reminder if one was ever needed of the Western-facing shifting power in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 4:11PM in News
US: Blu-ray sales surge

US: Blu-ray sales surge

In news that can only mean good things for Sony’s PS3, sales of Blu-ray discs in North America have shown an impressive year-on-year increase for the three months ending March ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 11:26AM in News
Happy Birthday, PSP

Happy Birthday, PSP

The PlayStation Portable is celebrating its fifth birthday (in the US at least). Throughout its lifetime it has sold 17m units in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
US: FFXIII tops 1m sales

US: FFXIII tops 1m sales

Having been on shelves for less than a week, Square Enix’s latest RPG epic Final Fantasy XIII has already passed the 1m sales barrier in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2010 at 1:09PM in News
Panasonic’s 3D TVs sell out

Panasonic’s 3D TVs sell out

Big question marks hang over the ability of 3DTV to catch on amongst the world’s tech consumers, but initial signs from the US are promising.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 2:06PM in News