Consoles

Nintendo to help people walk in 2009

Nintendo has announced it will release game in 2009 designed to help encourage people to develop and maintain a walking routine as part of a healthy lifestyle. Entitled Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?, the DS game will come with two specially designed pedometers to measure the …

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Zavvi cuts Xbox 360 to sub-£100

Zavvi is selling the Xbox 360 for under 100 for the first time in its history, MCV has learnt. In a last-minute Christmas sale, the company has reduced the Arcade SKU to 99.99 – news which could kick off festive a hardware price war on the High Street. The Premium …

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NPD: Nintendo breaking its own sales records

Despite the gloomy economic news emerging stateside in November, Nintendo has plenty to cheer about after seeing its hardware range continue to go from strength to strength according to the latest NPD stats. The platform holder shifted 3.6 million pieces of hardware overall in the period. The Wii sold over …

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NPD: Best ever November for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft is in positive mood this morning following a good performance in NPD’s North American November sales stats that showed the best ever month for its next-gen console. Along with 836,000 console sales, the format also boasted $298 million in third party software sales. Following on …

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Nintendo clarifies EUK debt

As Woolworths’ closing down sale gets underway today, leading platform holder Nintendo has spoken exclusively to MCV regarding claims in UK newspaper The Sun about the amount of debt owed to platform holders by the Woolworths-owned EUK. The tabloid yesterday claimed that EUK is expected to go into liquidation within …

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Xbox 360 tops teens Xmas most wanted

A poll conducted amongst residents of teenage virtual world favourite Habbo has shown that games consoles are the most sought after present for teens this Christmas – and the Xbox 360 leads the crowd. Of the 4,540 UK teens polled, 39 per cent wanted Santa to bring a PC or …

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Square Enix wanted FFXI on PS3

Japanese publisher and RPG specialist Square Enix has revealed that it was at one stage in talks with Sony regarding a PS3 port of its still popular MMO Final Fantasy XI. The game’s producer Hiromichi Tanaka told 1UP at the recent Fan Fest event in Hollywood that: Initially we were …

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DS breaks UK hardware sales record

Nintendo’s DS Lite has broken the all-time weekly sales record for hardware in the UK, MCV can reveal. ELSPA/GFK-ChartTrack figures show that the console broke the record in week ending December 6th (week 49). The system surpassed its own record to claim the achievement. And GFK-ChartTrack has predicted that the …

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PS3 Home launch in next 10 days

The clock is ticking on Sony’s recurrent pledge to release an open beta for its PS3 social network Home by the end of the year – and a report in yesterday’s issue of The Sunday Times suggests that December 17th may be the day. The piece reads: To try Home, …

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Xbox enjoys biggest sales month ever

Microsoft is beating its chest this morning following the news that the Xbox brand last month enjoyed its biggest ever sales month in its six year history in Europe. Hardware sales for November were up 124 per cent on the same month last year. In contrast, Microsoft claims that European …

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