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FEATURE: UK February Charts analysis

The latest exclusive MCV UK Charts analysis, in conjunction with ChartTrack and ELSPA, shows that February was a tough time for the PC market – though not for chart-toppers Nintendo and EA. "Looking at the format share and you’ll notice that the PC is not doing particularly well at the …

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Second Life recruiting for UK office

Though first talk of its Brighton office emerged almost exactly a year ago , Linden Lab has to date been quiet about its South Coast operations – though a new recruitment drive from the firm could indicate a considerable upscaling of its operations. Linden Lab is the developer behind the …

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JAPAN: Smash Bros. smacksdown chart rivals

MCV media partner Famistu has revealed the Japanese sales charts for February in a month when Nintendo titles Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Fit claimed the top two spots, selling 1.3m and 309,000 units respectively. This brings Wii Fit’s lifetime sales to 1.5m since its release on December 1st. …

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MCV Award Finalists unveiled

This morning, we reveal the deserving nominees for the MCV Excellence Awards 2008. To discover who has made the shortlist in the Retail category, click here. To see who has been nominated in the People & Industry category, click here. And to find out who is up for an Award …

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Trade-backed games expo leaving Leipzig in 2009

Germany is to host a new national trade show in 2009 – as the territory’s trade body BIU switches allegiances from Leipzig’s Game Convention to a new expo in Cologne. The news comes after a strong rumour of the move arose in the German national press last month. Game Convention …

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Bethesda arrives in Europe

Elder Scrolls developer and publisher Bethesda has opened the doors of its new London office – and has set about preparing for its next major release, action role-playing game Fallout 3. The new operation, owned by parent company ZeniMax Media, is headed up by industry veteran and former Virgin Interactive …

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JAPAN: Gaming market declines in January

Japanese software sales were down 21.1 per cent compared to last year, while hardware fell 0.9 per cent, according to Famistu publisher, market analyst and MCV media partner Enterbrain. The decline is blamed on the delay of Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii, which fell outside the data collection preiod …

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Your last chance to lobby for an MCV Award

Today is your last chance to put yourself or another company forward for an MCV Excellence Award. If you work in the industry and wish to nominate someone for a trophy, all you have to do is email mcvexcellence@intentmedia.co.uk. The MCV Industry Excellence Awards return on Thursday, April 10th. There …

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Capello bans England from playing games

The manager of the England football team Fabio Capello has banned his players from playing video games whilst on training duty. Capello, who saw his team beat Switzerland 2-1 in his debut game last night, has put an outright ban on the ‘PlayStation culture’ that he saw as plaguing the …

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JAPAN 2007: Nintendo dominates software sales

Nintendo’s stunning performance in the east couldn’t be any clearer, looking at the latest figures from exclusive MCV media partner Enterbrain, publisher of the highly-respected Famitsu magazine. Only Capcom’s PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 2 and Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IV manage to break Nintendo’s hold on the top ten, …

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