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Sony DADC builds bigger distribution centre

Sony DADC builds bigger distribution centre

Sony DADC is building an ‘enhanced’ distribution centre in Enfield after the original was burnt down during the London riots last year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 27th 2012 at 12:41PM in News
MCVuk.com hires US writer

MCVuk.com hires US writer

Los Angeles based journalist Erik Johnson has been hired as MCVuk.com’s new North American correspondent.

on Feb 23rd 2012 at 11:12AM 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
NPD: February sales slump 15%

NPD: February sales slump 15%

The value of the video games market in the US fell 15 per cent year-on-year in February to $1.28bn – a number that has surprised even NPD itself.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 9:34AM in News

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VC games investment plummets

VC games investment plummets

The amount of money invested in the video games sector by venture capitalists in North America was down 29 per cent in 2010 according to a new data from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 5:10PM in News
Koch targets US success

Koch targets US success

Koch Media wants to be a global games force, with US success the vital next step for the firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 3:24PM in News
NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

After what may well be looked upon as a troubled year by its own standards, Nintendo has emerged from 2009 buoyant thanks to news of record-breaking performances from the Wii ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:52AM in News
NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:30AM in News

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US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

Sales tracker NPD has released its 2009 software sales chart for North America and, unsurprisingly, it’s Activision Blizzard’s world-conquering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that tops the pile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 1:41PM in News
US: PS3 sales up 70% in October

US: PS3 sales up 70% in October

In news that may well mark the moment that PS3 finally turned the corner, Sony has announced that North American sales of the console for October are up 70 per ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2009 at 9:49AM in News
US: Netflix confirmed for PS3

US: Netflix confirmed for PS3

After weeks of speculation it has been officially confirmed that online streaming movie rental service Netflix is heading to PS3 in North America some time in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 26th 2009 at 10:56AM in News
NPD: DS top but PS3 and 360 impress

NPD: DS top but PS3 and 360 impress

The mighty DS once again emerged as the best selling console in North America for the month of September, but the numbers gave each platform holder a chance to celebrate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 11:54AM in News

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NPD: Halo ODST flattens the competition

NPD: Halo ODST flattens the competition

Even Nintendo’s perennially popular offerings were not enough to challenge Halo 3: ODST’s dominance in the North American September software battle, with Microsoft’s shooter drastically out performing all of its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 11:49AM in News
NPD: Gaming finally on the up

NPD: Gaming finally on the up

After what seems like a prolonged period of decline in the North American video games market, the latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the sector enjoyed year-on-year growth ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2009 at 10:39AM in News
Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Nintendo’s Wii Play, which comes bundled with the WiiMote, is the best selling game of the 21st century in North America, according to new NPD data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2009 at 12:06PM in News
Nintendo announces Wii price cut

Nintendo announces Wii price cut

The anticipated Wii price cut has at last been made official, with drops for machine in both North America and Japan due to come into effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2009 at 3:53AM in News

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NPD: Music genre down 46%

NPD: Music genre down 46%

Though the signs are that the world is slowly pulling out of recession, punters are seemingly still proving reluctant to shell out the high cost demanded of modern rhythm action ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 12:11PM in News
Wii Sports Resort nears 2m sales

Wii Sports Resort nears 2m sales

Nintendo has confirmed that its high-profile Wii MotionPlus debutant Wii Sports Resort has sold over 600,000 copies in Europe since its High Street debut on July 24th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2009 at 3:28PM in News
NPD: Has digital stolen retail’s missing sales?

NPD: Has digital stolen retail’s missing sales?

The notion that games are recession proof is now well and truly forgotten – but perhaps the rise of both digital downloads and free-to-play online gaming is as big a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

Over-the-top free roaming action title Prototype topped the June software charts in the US, with the 419,900 sales enjoyed by the Xbox 360 SKU bettering both high-profile new arrivals and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 11:04AM in News
NPD: DS dominates hardware market

NPD: DS dominates hardware market

Amidst the gloom of yet more annual falls in the US video games market, hardware sales for June were better than expected hitting $1.7m – NPD had expected that number ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 10:48AM in News
NPD: US market suffers further decline

NPD: US market suffers further decline

Gaming’s recession-proof credentials took a further knock overnight with news that the North American video games market suffered its fourth successive month of decline in June, falling 31 per cent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 10:36AM in News
US: New publisher for Way of the Samurai 3

US: New publisher for Way of the Samurai 3

Concerns that Way of the Samurai 3 could end up an Xbox 360 exclusive have been alleviated with the news that Agetec is to handle publishing duties on the PS3 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2009 at 5:48PM in News
US: Sony's PS3 titles struggle to hit 1m

US: Sony's PS3 titles struggle to hit 1m

A new report from GameSetWatch shows that to date only one Sony published PS3 exclusive title, Insomniac’s Resistance: Fall of Man, has sold over 1m units in North America in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 11:54AM in News
US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

Games market analyst Michael Pachter has stated that the pre-owned games market in North Ameica is worth around $2bn annually, with 100m units sold in stores across the region each ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 11:18AM in News