Consoles

Zelda director pledges to the franchise

Legend of Zelda director Eiji Aonuma has pledged his commitment to the popular franchise. Aonuma said that he’ll continue to work on the series until it matches, or surpasses, the quality of Ocarina of Time. Aonuma said: I’m happy that a title I worked on some time ago remains highly …

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Netbook boom could change shape of games industry

Analysts have predicted that the boom in netbook usage around the world could drive forward the importance of casual gaming within the global games industry. Netbooks are relatively low-powered devices that thrive on their portability. Whilst they all boast excellent in-built wireless internet connectivity, many do not include internal storage …

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Low Layton stock levels sparks silly pricing

Professor Layton and the Curious Village has gone missing from store shelves as Nintendo struggle to supply the sensational demand for its DS hit. The game has sold out online at GAME, HMV, Gameplay, Zavvi and Shopto and stock is limited on the High Street. Consumers are now selling their …

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Dancing Stage celebrates 10th birthday

One of the most important titles in the history of casual gaming can stand up proud this week, with Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution dance mat series reaching the ripe old age of ten. In total, nearly 140 separate SKUs of the title have been released across all of the global …

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DS sales hit 1.5m in Oz

Nintendo has broken more records in Australia – as the DS reaches 1.5 million sales, with the Wii following on 750,000 units. According to GameSpot, the DS reached its milestone in 194 weeks, while the Wii took 102 weeks. Both devices broke the record for fastest-selling console to reach 1.5 …

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GameStop: Wii Fit in very, very short supply

GameStop CFO David W. Carlson has revealed that company doesn’t expect to meet demand with Wii stock this Christmas – and that standout title Wii Fit is in very, very short supply”. Speaking in the company’s Q3 earnings call (a full transcript of which you can find here), Carlson also …

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Launch version of Home beta to arrive tomorrow?

A leaked memo has reportedly revealed that Home 1.0, the version of Sony’s hyped social networking software that will eventually be released to the public, will become available to closed beta testers tomorrow. CVG reports the memo as reading: 1.0 will arrive in the closed beta this Thursday November 20th …

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Dunaway: 2009 will be good for the Wii hardcore

With the mud hurled at the company by so-called ‘hardcore’ gamers in the wake of its now infamous E3 2008 conference still proving a little sticky, Nintendo’s Cammie Dunaway has insisted that 2009 will be a great year for core Nintendo fans. Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, NoA VP of sales …

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Star Trek MMO beaming onto consoles?

Though developer Cryptic Studios has yet to confirm the host platform for its upcoming Federation-themed MMO Star Trek online, an online job ad suggests that both Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will be joining the PC release. MCV’s closest online sibling Develop has the full story – click here to …

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Activision Blizzard accounts for 25% of last week’s game sales

Gfk Chart Track has revealed that Activision’s domination of last week’s chart meant three of its titles – Call of Duty: World at War, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Guitar Hero: World Tour – accounted for 25 per cent of all games sold in the previous …

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