Nintendo: "This is the year of 3DS"

The next 12 months will be crucial in the success of 3DS, says Nintendo. The firm believes this is the year that it will upgrade customers from DS to its latest portable, thanks to a major year of releases, headlined by Luigi’s Mansion, Animal Crossing, Brain Training, The Legend of …

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MCV AWARDS 2013: Sales Triumph nod for Minecraft

Minecraft won an MCV Award last night. The 360 version of the popular digital download game was named Sales Triumph. Minecraft on 360 has been a bestseller on Xbox, and likely the format’s best selling single-format game for the last 12 months. It has held the number one spot pretty …

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MCV AWARDS 2013: HMV wins – "It’s good to be back."

HMV cemented its return from administration at the MCV Awards last night, picking up the award for Retail Concept. The firm won the award for its impressive Oxford Street games showcase, which last year featured FIFA 13, Halo 4 and Skylanders Giants. Two members of HMV’s games team collected the …

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US games market falls 10% in March

Hit releases such as BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider were sadly unable to stop another month of annual decline in the US video games market. Total video games industry sales declined ten per cent year-on-year to $1.9bn, Gamasutra reports. That is of course an improvement on February’s 25 per cent …

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MCV AWARDS 2013: CentreSoft wins Grand Prix

Distributor CentreSoft won the final honour of the night at the MCV Awards: the Grand Prix. It also won the best high street distributor prize earlier in the night. The double-win comes after the firm celebrated its 30th year of trading last year. In its impressive history in the UK …

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