Consoles

US: Feb sales reach $1.3bn

US sales body NPD has released its figures for games industry sales in February in North America, and they show a massive 47 per cent increase in software sales and 19 per cent hike in hardware sales – with total national sales hitting a massive $1.33 billion. Breaking that number …

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Blu-Ray prices hit new high

Samsung, Sony and Sharp are selling Blu-ray players for the highest prices all year, following what is generally considered the demise of rival format HD-DVD, according to a price comparison on Tom’s Hardware . Advocate vendors of Blu-ray dropped prices of players earlier this year, in a move which put …

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â??We love WiiWareâ??

WiiWare Week: Independent studios the world over are out in force backing Nintendoâ??s upcoming distribution platform

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Next-gen Mortal Kombat game coming this year

Fans of Mortal Kombat rejoice: Midway boss David Zucker has confirmed what many consumers expected – a new Mortal Kombat game is on the way this year. Nothing is known of the game or its title, but a boxed version of the title is likely to arrive on next-gen formats …

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Gamestations pre-owned blitz

Gamestation has made its play to become the UK’s leading destination for pre-owned games by slashing its prices on next-gen software. The retailer’s most impressive cuts have come on Xbox 360 titles, with the cheapest being sold for a startlingly low 3.99.Games such as Sega’s Football Manager 2006 are being …

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PS3 Getaway still in development

It appears that a third instalment to Sony’s Getways series is still on the way to PS3 after all. Though the platform holder had never said anything to the contrary, the fact that it’s been almost two years since the firm spoke of the title had lead to much speculation. …

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