Consoles

New Grand Theft Auto IV trailer tonight

A brand new trailer for Rockstar’s massively anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV, entitled ‘Move up, ladies’, is due to hit the virtual airwaves tonight at 8:00pm. The last time the publisher unleashed a GTAIV trailer on the internet the huge web traffic forced the company’s official site to a crushing …

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JAPAN: Strong debut for Wii Fit

If there’s one thing we should know about Nintendo it’s that its games tend to carry on selling – so a number two debut in the Japanese software charts for Nintendo’s Wii Fit can be considered an extremely strong debut. Its 261,000 week one sales were not quite enough to …

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Riccitiello: Console transition is over

John Riccitiello, the increasingly talkative CEO of the now second biggest games publisher in the world EA, has said that he believes the huge sales enjoyed by all three next-gen games consoles in the US through Thanksgiving proves that the transition to the next generation of consoles is now over. …

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Nintendo takes first step into homebrew DS market

Though both the DS and PSP have become firm favourites in the homebrew content scene owing to the ease in which hackers have been able to crack the systems, products such as the R4 are beginning to worry publishers – and now Nintendo seems set to make an official move …

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360 Autumn Update detailed in full

As well as the previously touted retro download offering Xbox Originals that will arrive alongside Microsoft’s Autumn Xbox 360 Dashboard Update tomorrow, the platform holder has now outlined a near complete line-up of new features that will be available to console owners from tomorrow. The biggest announcement is the arrival …

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Sony in £4m TV blitz

Sony UK is set to spend a whopping 4 million on its first Christmas TV campaign for PlayStation 3. The company is spending in the region of 3 million on TV campaigns for its flagship first-party releases: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Ratchet And Clank: Tools Of Destruction and SingStar – earmarking …

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Video Marketplace launch imminent?

Games blog Joystiq is reporting that one eagle-eyed reader has spotted a message on the back of a recently purchased Microsoft Points Card that refers to the European version of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Video Marketplace – and claiming that the service will be exclusive to the UK, Ireland, France and …

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Study links games to violence

A recent study by Professor Rowell Huesmann of the University of Michigan has claimed that viewers of violent TV and video games are more susceptible to increased aggression, according to Science Daily . "Exposure to violent electronic media has a larger effect than all but one other well-known threat to …

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Virtual Console sales total $33m

Though it can be hard to get firm data from platform holders regarding the success, or otherwise, of their digital distribution offerings, Nintendo has stated that it has to date made $33 million from paid downloads on its Virtual Console service, IGN reports . This equates to 7.8 million downloads …

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Fils-Aime: Wii shortage a missed opportunity

With the global demand for Nintendo’s Wii currently far outweighing the available supply of hardware, despite the 1.8 million units being manufactured by the firm each month, Nintendo’s American president has admitted that the shortage is a missed opportunity for the platform holder. Retail giant Amazon recently admitted that it …

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