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UK July video games sales

ALL FORMATS TOP 20 – JULY 2008 1. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (EA) PS2, Wii, DS, 360, PSP, PS3, PC, GBA 2. More Brain Training (Nintendo) DS 3. Shrek The Third (Activision) PS2, DS, Wii, 360, PSP, PC 4. Transformers: The Game (Activision) PS2, 360, PS3, …

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Infogrames sales up, Europe the star performer

For the three months up to June 30th, overall first quarter sales rose to reach a €50.1 million, up around 13 per cent. European sales were the highlight, up 68 per cent to €34.4m, but the US operation suffered a 51 per cent decline in business, while sales in Asia …

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JAPAN: Nintendo Parties as Wii outsells PS3 three to one

Nintendo’s continued dominance continues this week in Japan, according the latest figures from MCV’s exclusive media partner Enterbrain. Wii sales for the week stood at 62,798, while rival PS3 shifted 21,985 consoles. Xbox 360 sold 3,305, but the true star performer was DS once again – with combined DS and …

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ELSPA backs Eidos call for UK government action

The backing follows MCV’s story in which the Eidos boss criticised the Government’s failure to give developers enough incentive to set up shop in Britain – resulting in a ‘brain drain’ of talent from the UK. ELSPA’s Jackson has now backed Cavanagh, saying: "Jane’s comments reflect the very serious position …

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WiiWare launches in US

Originally announced in June as an outlet for small-scale independent games, Nintendo’s promising WiiWare Channel has surprisingly arrived in the US today – albeit without any games. CVG reports that WiiWare currently offers a streamed preview video of Metroid Prime 3 – though its arrival could mean that original games …

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Sony to refund broken PSN downloads

Following Sony’s decision to withdraw PSOne trio Crash Bandicoot 2, Spyro 2 and MediEvil from the PS3 digital download service PlayStation Network, the platform holder has emailed customers to say that refunds will appear in the PlayStation Store wallet within seven days. The mail reads: You will be aware from …

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Halo 3 reaches one million pre-order mark in US

Over one million pre-orders have been made in the US for Microsoft’s forthcoming FPS Halo 3, due for release on September 25th. Microsoft said it is expecting the Legendary Edition of the game to sell out on release day, reported Games Industry . A slew of big name US brands …

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Vivendi unveils new European boss

The new executive vice president and general manager of Vivendi’s European retail organisation has moved from her previous role spearheading Vivendi’s business in Central Europe. The news comes after a re-shuffling of the publishing giant’s European management operation, which will now come together under one management team. Balzola-Widmann (pictured) makes …

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Nintendo storms German and Spanish charts

Wii and DS games make up eight of the current top ten selling titles in Germany, and seven in Spain, reports Next Generation . For the second week running Pokemon Diamond and Pearl top both charts. The top three titles in the Spanish charts are unchanged from the previous week, …

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