Tag Archives: 2009

Codemasters plots F1 success

Codemasters’ F1 2009 is shaping up to be a perfect storm” as the company pulls out all the stops to make it a must-have hit this Christmas. The game is due for release on November 20th, and the publisher claims a combination of extensive marketing plans and the popularity of …

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NPD: Gaming finally on the up

After what seems like a prolonged period of decline in the North American video games market, the latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the sector enjoyed year-on-year growth in September. In fact, September 2009 was the second biggest September the NPD has ever recorded, beaten only by September …

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GMAs 2009: The winners in full

Hundreds of journalists and PR execs poured into Jongleurs, Camden to see the cream of the UK games media crowned at the Games Media Awards. A full list of winners is below – click here for comprehensive coverage of each award. Games BlogVideogaming247 Rising StarMike Channell, Official Xbox Magazine Games …

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Digital Chocolate and EA win at ME Awards

Trip Hawkins’ portable games studio Digital Chocolate and EA Mobile were the big games-related winners at last night’s ME Awards, hosted by MCV’s sister magazine Mobile Entertainment. The ceremony, hosted by Mobile Entertainment magazine, rewards innovation and creativity in the mobile content sector and took place earlier tonight at the …

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Gran Turismo 5 to miss 2009

Hopes that Sony’s long-awaited next-gen racer Gran Turismo 5 would arrive at retail in time for Christmas appear to have been scuppered by the news that it will be released in Japan in March 2010. An earlier release in either North America or Europe is not yet completely out of …

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Blur delayed until 2010

As many had expected, publisher Activision Blizzard has officially delayed its upcoming racer Blur, with the racer now scheduled for release some time in 2010. Blur is Bizarre Creation’s first title since it was acquired by Activision, leaving behind both its affiliation with Microsoft and the rights to the Project …

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Sega: This is our best ever line-up

Publisher Sega will spend millions on promoting its greatest ever” release slate. The firm showcased its software line-up to retail at its Fast Forward event last week, revealing details of the likes of Napoleon: Total War, Alpha Protocol, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Aliens vs. Predator, Super …

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NPD: PS3 surges month-on-month

Whilst Nintendo continues to outsell all its opposition in the August hardware sales figures in North America, the biggest gains were enjoyed by the resurgent PS3, according to NPD’s August sales data. PS3 units sales were up an impressive 72 per cent over July, though Nintendo still emerged the clear …

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NPD: August shows 16% decline

Sales analyst NPD has revealed that the North American video games market suffered yet another monthly decline in August – its sixth in as many months – though there are signs that the drops are abating. The market’s total value hit $908.72m throughout the month – 16 per cent down …

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Weekly UK sales dip below £15m

The UK weekly video games market value continues its August slide, slipping to under 15 million for the first time in three months. According to MCV calculations, based on this week’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market dropped to 14.8 million for the week ending August 22nd, a five per …

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