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US: 360 doubles PS3 GTA IV sales in May

GTA IV sold almost double the number of units on Xbox 360 as it did on PS3 in the US in May. According to data from sales monitor NPD, the Rockstar title shifted 871,300 copies on Microsoft’s system, whilst selling 442,900 on Sony’s console. Nintendo’s Mario Kart and Wii Fit …

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360 product recall explained

The reason behind Xbox 360’s product recall may have finally been fully explained. Speaking at the Design Automation Conference in California this week, Bryan Lewis, research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner, said that the problem started in a graphic chip. According to the EE Times, Microsoft designed the …

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‘GTA IV won’t save Take Two’

Top industry analyst Nicholas Lovell has said that despite the huge success of GTA IV, it won’t save Take Two from EA’s advances, with the publisher needing a white knight” to step in to rescue it. Lovell said the GTA IV launch has had no meaningful impact” on the firm’s value, …

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Wii Fit turns YouTube sensation

Nintendo has denied being responsible for a voyeuristic Y ouTube video that shows a young lady gyrating to Wii Fit’s Hula Hoop game, according to a full page report in the Metro newspaper. The video clip entitled ‘Why Every Guy Should Buy Their Girlfriend A Wii Fit’ was filmed by …

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Wii Fit still AWOL on UK High Street

Nintendo’s Wii Fit has failed to register a position in ChartTrack/ELSPA’s official All Formats Top 40 chart for the third week in a row . The culprit for the below par performance looks certain to be severe lack of stock – something High Street retailers have continually contacted MCV to …

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GTA IV clocks up 8.5m sales

Take Two has revealed new sales figures for Bioshock and GTA IV – with the latter hitting 8.5 million sales to consumers. In total, GTA IV has sold 11 millon units into retail in the period to May 31st. The game was released on April 29th and famously sold six …

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New GTA IV episodes delayed

In its Q2 fiscal report, Take Two has revealed that the release of episodic content for GTA IV on the Xbox 360 will be delayed to Q1 2009. The additional episodes were due to be released over Xbox Live in Q4 this year. Take Two’s FY 2008 ends in November. …

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COMMENT: Fits and starts

"The dearth of Wii Fit stock has been a real disappointment to any tubby gamers looking to shape up. But the situation has become an even greater concern to retailers having to wave away the very same porky consumer. "And you think we’ve got it bad. The internet’s favourite games …

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The Getaway PS3 cancelled

Development of two big-budget first-party Sony titles, The Getaway and Eight Days – both of which were in production at the firm’s London Studio – have been suspended. The move comes after a budget re-evaluation. The resources dedicated to the two games will now be focused on projects which are …

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US: Future unleashes program on PSN

An exclusive agreement between Future and SCEA will see a new monthly digital program become available through the PlayStation Network as of Thursday (June 5th) Entitled Qore: Presented by The PlayStation NEtowrk, the program is set to include playable demos, game previews, guides and interviews with developers and other key …

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