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Wii U sells 40k units in the UK in its opening weekend

Wii U sells 40k units in the UK in its opening weekend

Nintendo’s Wii U console sold around 40,000 units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 11:43AM in News
Premium Wii U bundle claims 60 per cent of launch sales

Premium Wii U bundle claims 60 per cent of launch sales

Nintendo’s high-end Premium Wii U SKU was by far the most attractive to UK buyers over the console’s launch weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 8:56AM in News
Wii U's TVii service confirmed for Europe

Wii U's TVii service confirmed for Europe

Nintendo’s impressive TVii service has been confirmed for Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2012 at 10:56AM in News
UK CHARTS: Black Ops II holds off Hitman Absolution challenge

UK CHARTS: Black Ops II holds off Hitman Absolution challenge

It’s week one numbers may have been down, but a strong second week has seen Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II hold onto the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2012 at 9:52AM in News

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Wii U will have 24 launch day games in the UK

Wii U will have 24 launch day games in the UK

A total of 24 games from 11 different publishers will be available alongside Nintendo’s Wii U when it’s released in the UK on November 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2012 at 1:22PM in News
Koch Media revamps its UK team

Koch Media revamps its UK team

European distributor Koch Media has expanded its team with a hire and a promotion at its UK arm.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 21st 2012 at 12:33PM in News
Momentum builds behind Virgin Gaming UK service

Momentum builds behind Virgin Gaming UK service

Virgin’s competitive gaming venture is determined to expand its UK userbase.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 21st 2012 at 12:27PM in News
Retail vacancy rate reaches record UK high

Retail vacancy rate reaches record UK high

Over one-in-ten stores are now standing empty on UK High Streets, the British Retail Consortium has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2012 at 12:55PM in News

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UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Q4 has got off to a rough start for UK?games retail, with fewer games sold in October than September.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 12th 2012 at 3:04PM in News
Introducing the GamesAid choir!

Introducing the GamesAid choir!

GamesAid’s latest fundraising venture has been revealed – a UK games industry choir.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2012 at 2:46PM in News
HMV Oxford Street to host official COD: Black Ops II UK launch event

HMV Oxford Street to host official COD: Black Ops II UK launch event

Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s official UK launch event will take place at HMV’s Oxford Street store next Monday (November 12th).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2012 at 11:44AM in News
Tomorrow's Halo 4 launch to conquer the UK

Tomorrow's Halo 4 launch to conquer the UK

It will impossible to escape the launch of Halo 4 this week as the Xbox team prepares its most ambitious campaign to date.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 5th 2012 at 10:50AM in News

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F2P market is worth £216m in UK

F2P market is worth £216m in UK

It may be the industry buzzword of the moment, but freemium games still have a long way to go before they take down retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 1st 2012 at 10:11AM in News
Kickstarter UK is go

Kickstarter UK is go

Kickstarter, the most popular vehicle for crowdfunding games development projects, is now available in the UK.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Oct 31st 2012 at 4:09PM in News
Over 900 UK stores to open at midnight tomorrow for Assassin's Creed III

Over 900 UK stores to open at midnight tomorrow for Assassin's Creed III

Wednesday’s launch of Assassin’s Creed III looks set to be one of the biggest game launches of 2012 – and, MCV reckons – possibly of all time in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2012 at 3:33PM in News
Medal of Honor dethrones FIFA 13 in UK Charts

Medal of Honor dethrones FIFA 13 in UK Charts

EA has finally been knocked off the top of the UK charts… by EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2012 at 9:37AM in News

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VIDEO: The Assassin's Creed 3 launch trailer

VIDEO: The Assassin's Creed 3 launch trailer

With a week left until its release, Ubisoft has gone live with the official launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed III.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2012 at 11:11AM in News
EE reveals 4G pricing plans in the UK; Prices start at £36

EE reveals 4G pricing plans in the UK; Prices start at £36

The cost of being amongst the first UK consumers to get 4G coverage on their mobile phones has been revealed by Everything Everywhere.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 10:17AM in News
New-look PlayStation Store is now live in UK, across Europe

New-look PlayStation Store is now live in UK, across Europe

Sony has announced that the redesigned PlayStation Store is now live across Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2012 at 2:35PM in News
FIFA 13 claims 4th No.1; Skylanders Giants debuts in 2nd

FIFA 13 claims 4th No.1; Skylanders Giants debuts in 2nd

EA’s powerhouse FIFA franchise remains No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats UK charts for a fourth week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2012 at 8:52AM in News
Anarchy Reigns finally gets UK release date

Anarchy Reigns finally gets UK release date

Sega has finally announced a European release date for Platinum Games’ Anargy Reigns.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2012 at 4:13PM in News
OPINION: Is the UK games market fighting fit or fighting fire?

OPINION: Is the UK games market fighting fit or fighting fire?

Rationally, a decline in UK industry Christmas marketing spend makes sense at a time when there are fewer games coming out, and the ones remaining are getting most of the ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 19th 2012 at 12:18PM in News
Q4 games advertising revenue drops 40% this Christmas

Q4 games advertising revenue drops 40% this Christmas

The age of excess is clearly over. UK games firms are spending £99m on advertising this Christmas, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 19th 2012 at 9:45AM in News
Sony "temporarily postpones" new PlayStation Store rollout

Sony "temporarily postpones" new PlayStation Store rollout

Technical problems with the new-looks PlayStation Store yesterday have lead to its postponement in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2012 at 4:06PM in News
'Hitman is something to fear this Christmas', warns Square

'Hitman is something to fear this Christmas', warns Square

All eyes may be on Call of Duty, but Square Enix says it’s Hitman that will be the ‘last big game of the year’.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 18th 2012 at 2:10PM in News