Tag Archives: 2008

Sony maintains 2008 launch for PS3 Home

The clock is ticking on 2008, but Sony has once again asserted that its PS3 Home service will be opened to the public before the turn of the year. Speaking to IGN, Home director Jack Buser stated: Like we’ve said, we’re excited about moving PlayStation Home into its open beta …

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Playlogics Q3 revenue drops 70%

Dutch publisher Playlogic has reported disappointing figures for its fiscal third quarter which show revenues of 740,000 – a number that’s 70 per cent down on the revenues reported in the same period last year. Gross profits were also down significantly, hitting just 200,000 – substantially down on the previous …

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Wretched month on UK High Street

Whilst shopping numbers have to date remained buoyant amidst the current global credit crunch, October stats from the Retail Traffic Index make for sombre reading for retail, with a 3.1 per cent year-on-year drop in shopping trips reported. The numbers were also 1.3 per cent down on September. Dr Tim …

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Gameloft enjoys Q3 sales rise

Leading casual mobile and portable games publisher Gameloft has announced Q3 2008 sales of €26.2 million – numbers that are eight per cent up on the same period from 2007. Mobile titles accounted for 98 per cent of the firm’s sales, with the combined output for DS, WiiWare and Xbox …

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EA to lay off 6% of work force

Global publishing powerhouse EA has announced that it is to cut six per cent of its global workforce, equivalent to between 500 and 600 positions, following increased losses in the financial quarter ending September 30th. The AP reports that the cuts will span all aspects of the company and will …

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JAPAN: DS wins in August as market declines

Data from Enterbrain, the publisher and analyst firm behind Japanese games bible and MCV media partner Famitsu, has shown that Japan’s games market in August was down 17 per cent compared to the same month last year. The decline was lead by a 29 per cent drop in hardware sales …

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Xbox celebrates profitable year as 360 hardware sales rise

Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, which includes its Xbox 360 and Zune operations, has announced its first full year of profitable operations, with the fiscal year ending June 30th ’08 bringing $426 million in profit. This compares to the $1.9 billion loss the Division suffered in the previous fiscal year. …

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Third London Games Festival announced

After a successful second outing last year, the London Games Festival is to return for a third stint later this year, it has been confirmed. Starting on October 25th, the ‘cultural celebration of everything gaming’ will target a wide demographic, ranging from hardcore gamers to the growing casual audience. Last …

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Wii to outsell 360 and PS3 combined

Analyst Daniel Ernst of Hudson Square Research has predicted that following its runaway success in 2007, sale of Nintendo’s Wii will amount to more than those of Xbox 360 and PS3 combined in the next year. GameDaily reports that the firms predicts global sales for each console in 2008 to …

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Yakuza 2 gets European release

Third person mafia-based adventure outing Yakuza 2 is to be released on PS2 in Europe some time in 2008, Sega has confirmed. The game was released in Japan in December 2006, and received some rave reviews from the Japanese consumer press. It had been presumed that a Western release had …

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