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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
Support stalls for Schwarzenegger games bill

Support stalls for Schwarzenegger games bill

It appears that the movement to oppose Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mature games bill in the US is proving successful with confirmation that no new states have signed up to the proposal ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2010 at 4:25PM in News
US: Wii sales pass 30m

US: Wii sales pass 30m

Nintendo has revealed that total unit sales of the Wii console have now passed 30m in the US in the 45 months that the machine has been on the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2010 at 10:32AM in News
Games growth outpaces US economy

Games growth outpaces US economy

Though the global games market is having to face up to some tough times at the moment, a new report from the Entertainment Software Association has outlined the true extent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2010 at 5:49PM in News

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Square to grow Front Mission brand

Square to grow Front Mission brand

A confident Square Enix reckons its mech fighting series Front Mission can find a wider audience in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
iPhone jailbreaking legalised

iPhone jailbreaking legalised

The bad news just keeps coming for Apple. The US Government has ruled that owners of the iPhone are legally able to ‘jailbreak’ their phones, a process that allows then ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2010 at 1:12PM in News
Fischer lands US Square Enix role

Fischer lands US Square Enix role

Square Enix has announced that the former chief marketing officer for Microsoft’s Consumer and Online UK division Mike Fischer has become its new president and CEO of its US division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2010 at 6:34PM in News
US: State support grows for Schwarzenegger law

US: State support grows for Schwarzenegger law

New legislation proposed by Californian Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger that would see the sale of violent games to US minors outlaw has received the official backing of 11 US states.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 12:23PM in News

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NPD: PS3’s run of form continues

NPD: PS3’s run of form continues

The sky’s the limit for PS3 at the moment with Sony enjoying an 11th consecutive month of PS3 hardware sales growth in the US market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 11:14AM in News
NPD: Xbox 360 sales surge 88%

NPD: Xbox 360 sales surge 88%

Though it wasn’t enough to prevent yet another month of declines in the US video games market in June, Microsoft Xbox 360 enjoyed some serious year-on-year gains in June thanks ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 11:03AM 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
US: Concern builds over new game laws

US: Concern builds over new game laws

Major publisher figureheads such as EA’s John Riccitiello, Sony’s Jack Tretton, Take Two’s Strauss Zelnick and Dinsey Interactive’ Graham Hopper have expressed their concern that the potential introduction of new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2010 at 4:27PM in News

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Mario Galaxy 2 nears 1m US sales

Mario Galaxy 2 nears 1m US sales

Super Mario Galaxy 2 has sold nearly 1 million units in the US.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2010 at 11:49AM in News
Best Buy commits to pre-owned

Best Buy commits to pre-owned

Big box retail specialist Best Buy is to take the commitment it has shown to pre-owned games in the UK and roll-out a second hand games offer to all of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2010 at 5:46PM 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
SouthPeak breaks even in Q3

SouthPeak breaks even in Q3

SouthPeak has reported it made a small profit of $192,000 for the third quarter ended March 31, 2010.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 18th 2010 at 11:52AM in News

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NPD: Splinter Cell tops April chart

NPD: Splinter Cell tops April chart

Ubisoft’s long-awaited Splinter Cell: Conviction has emerged as the best selling game in April in the US market, according to numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 11:40AM 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
The contrasting strategies of GAME and GameStop

The contrasting strategies of GAME and GameStop

Video games retailers are currently facing up to the biggest ever challenge to their business models as supermarkets up their interest in the sector and the growth of digital distribution ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2010 at 5:30PM in News
Pritchard takes Sega US hotseat

Pritchard takes Sega US hotseat

Sega’s European MD Alan Pritchard will move to the US next month to become vice president of sales and marketing for Sega America, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2010 at 4:00PM 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
XBLA sales rise 41%

XBLA sales rise 41%

Sales of digitally downloaded games on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade in the US reached a record high of $10.6m last month, finishing ahead of February’s $6.8m.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 27th 2010 at 6:11PM in News
US games violence explained

US games violence explained

Confused by the current legal row between games retailers and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the US? MCV is at hand to explain the background to the feud…

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 1:22PM in News
Supreme Court to rule in games violence case

Supreme Court to rule in games violence case

The US Supreme Court will deliver the final verdict in the increasingly feverous storm that is enveloping the US games sector that sees Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to illegalise the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 1:16PM in News
Does Red Dead Redemption have mass appeal?

Does Red Dead Redemption have mass appeal?

Rockstar has high hopes for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption, but US analyst Michael Pachter has questioned whether it will become the blockbuster that publisher 2K Games intends.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 6:36PM in News