Consoles

DS sets new UK sales record

Nintendo has ripped up the record books, with its DS handheld last week selling over 191,000 units, according to official ChartTrack data – more than any other hardware format has ever achieved in a seven-day period. Nintendo revealed the news to MCV this morning, with a spokesperson offering: We’re obviously …

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US: PS3 sales soar by 300 per cent

Some questioned Sony CEO Howard Stringer’s confidence when he spoke about the PS3’s North American breakthrough earlier this month – but the latest November sales numbers from the territory prove that the appetite for Sony’s next-gen console has massively increased. Since November 2nd PS3 sales have climbed by 298 per …

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Piracy drive threatens Nintendo DS

The R4, a flash card device that allows DS owners to run third party software and copied games, has attracted the attention of The Times , which claims that its rising popularity threatens DS software sales this Christmas. The R4 has been available online for some time, but its popularity …

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Australia: Wii breaks hardware records

With its dominance currently being felt the world over (though maybe not perhaps quite as strongly as it once was in Japan ) Nintendo’s powerhouse console the Wii is celebrating another record success – this time in Australia. The machine has just become the fastest console to reach the 200,000 …

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Stringer: PS3 living up to PS2s legacy

The CEO of Sony Howard Stringer has said that the growing momentum he believes is building behind his firm’s PS3 console matches the sales patterns the company saw in the early days of the PS3. "The PS3 is not behind the curve compared to PS2 in terms of momentum,” Stringer …

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Sony launches PC-based PSP store

A new version of the PlayStation Store has gone online, allowing PSP owners to access and download content for the handhelds over the internet. The site adopts the same basic design as the PS3 version of Sony’s Store, and allows gamers to purchase games that are already available on UMD, …

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Haze and Splinter Cell Conviction delayed

Despite suggestions last week that Ubisoft’s highly anticipated FPS Haze would indeed make it to retail before Christmas, the latest financial results from the firm confirm that a 2008 release is now on the cards. No firm release date has been given beyond saying that the game will arrive in …

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