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Best Buy claims downturn will help UK invasion

Best Buy has insisted that its push into the UK market is well on track, that it is ready to ‘revolutionise’ the country’s retail landscape, and that global economic pressures will mean rivals will be unable to ‘respond aggressively.’ The rollout of its big box retail stores, all of which …

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Young joins expanding Creative from EUK

Rising UK games outfit Creative Distribution has secured the services of former EUK sales manager Kevin Young, as it announces a move to brand new premises ten times the size of its current base. Young joins the Croydon-based distributor as new business manager, and will be tasked with expanding Creative’s …

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Capcom set to get serious on Monster Hunters European marketing

Japanese publisher Capcom is set to ramp up promotion for its Monster Hunter series in Europe, in an attempt to ape the success of the series in the East. The producer of the PSP Monster Hunter titles, which outsold Wii Fit and Pokmon Diamond in Japan last year, has told …

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UK CHARTS: Wii Fit back on top

After an impressive three-week spell at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40, Capcom’s Resident Evil 5 has finally relinquished its grip – with Nintendo’s Wii Fit recapturing the top spot. Resident Evil 5 still does well, however, clinging onto second position. Also climbing is EA’s FIFA …

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Three weeks to book for MCV Awards

There are just three weeks until this year’s MCV Industry Excellence Awards, with tickets and tables already close to selling out. The big night takes place on Thursday April 23rd at The Brewery, London. Always a sell-out, the Awards attract over 600 retailers and excutives from the UK games market. …

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UK CHARTS: Resi 5 equals series record

Capcom’s Xbox 360 and PS3 survival horror shooter Resident Evil 5 has matched the previous best chart performance for a title in the series following it’s third week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. The last game in the franchise to manage three consecutive UK …

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Codemasters plots biggest ever push for 09

Codemasters has pledged to support its impressive 2009 line-up with the biggest PR and marketing campaign in its history. The UK-based firm showcased its upcoming release slate during its Best of British event last week, demoing new titles in the Operation Flashpoint, Dirt and Overlord franchises, as well as new …

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Japanese interest in gaming on the decline

New research from Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association suggests that the number of people in Japan who consider themselves to be gamers has reduced significantly in the last year. The organisation polled over 1,000 individuals aged between three and 79. The number that claimed to be gamers had dropped by …

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JAPAN: DSi sales pass 2m

Ahead of the release of the DSi in Europe and America early next month, Nintendo’s rejigged dual screen handheld has now passed the 2m unit sales barrier in its homeland of Japan. The news comes from Japanese games weekly Famitsu, courtesy of VG247. DSi hit the market in the Far …

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MCV Awards ’09: Our full guide

The MCV Awards ’09 is rapidly approaching – and we have released our official programme of the event to celebrate its imminent arrival. Please run your mouse over the pages here to flick through our comprehensive preview. You can see a ful list of the finalists here.

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