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Iwata: Wii can outsell PS2

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has predicted that sales of Wii could end up eclipsing those of PlayStation 2. Iwata said that the wide appeal of the console gave it a chance to catch PS2 – which has shipped over 120 million units to date. "Sony’s PS2 sales of 100 …

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Now SCEA denies 60GB PS3 phase-out

SCEA has ruled out any suggestion of it phasing out the 60GB model of the PS3 in North America. The news comes after a SCEE spokesperson appeared to suggest that stocks of the lower-end system would dry up by the holiday season” earlier today – leaving the more expensive 80GB …

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Watch E3 on Bravo this weekend

A special edition of Gamer TV featuring highlights of E3 airs on UK cable and satellite channel Bravo this weekend. Included in the programme is analysis and reaction to the Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft press conferences, plus some of the more embarrassing moments of this year’s event. The programme airs: …

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Future reveals strong first CVG reader figures

Future has announced its first ABC Electronic figure for the Computer and Video Games Network, with the site attracting some 1.6m unique users visiting the site during May. With an exact unique user figure of 1,560,247, CVG also generated 11,472,341 page impressions from May 1st to 31st. These are encouraging …

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Sony to take 60GB PS3 off US shelves?

It looks as though Sony Computer Entertainment America is to ‘phase out’ the 60GB PS3 – and plans to leave the 80GB version as the only SKU available to consumers at Christmas. A SCEE spokesperson told next-gen.biz in an email that the US will have ‘only one SKU going into …

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E3 2007: Take 2 revs up hype for GTA IV

In new CEO Strauss Zelnick’s first E3 presentation, Take 2 concentrated on its forthcoming Grand Theft Auto update, with the chairman telling the crowd that he wants his firm to become the most innovative” in the US. Zelnick didn’t make much reference to the firm’s recent financial troubles – but …

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E3 2007: Guillemot predicts 50% market growth by 2011

Yves Guillemot opened Ubisoft’s E3 presentation yesterday with the bold claim that the global games market will grow 40 to 50 per cent in the next four years. He was then followed on stage by Ubisoft VP of marketing Tony Key, who said: "We’ve had a lot of success in …

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E3 2007: THQ focuses on original IP

THQ opened its E3 presentation by showcasing Smackdown vs Raw 2008 for Wii, with the help of two WWE female wrestlers, who announced on stage we’re here to play.” The firm’s senior vice president of marketing Bob Aniello then touched upon a number of familiar licences from Nickelodeon and Pixar, …

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Manhunt 2 ban erodes civil liberties

I find myself in a rather unique position as I’ve played Manhunt 2 and I really don’t like it that much. However, having mulled over this now for a while, I vehemently disagree with the BBFC’s decision to refuse certification. The reason I don’t like the game so much is …

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The PS3 powers on

And I think the anlysts out there will realise it’s faster than our brothers and sisters in the competitive world as well. In terms of breakdown by Euro territories, the UK did very well. They are probably up to 25 per cent of business, so have made a great star. …

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