Tag Archives: 2009

Gamescom wows 240,000 visitors

New German games expo Gamescom welcomed 240,000 visitors through its doors last week, with its success leading to organisers Koelnmesse to hail it as the world’s largest games trade event. In total 458 companies exhibited at the show, representing 31 different countries. This, according to Koelnmesse, makes Gamescom the world’s …

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Gamescom welcomes global industry

The premier European games consumer and trade show is finally here, and MCV is on hand to provide you with the essential information you’ll need to survive the five-day video game extravaganza. Though the exhibition itself doesn’t open its doors until tomorrow, this afternoon brings two key Gamescom events – …

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UK CHARTS: Ashes 2009 not out

It’s as you were at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week as Codemasters’ Ashes Cricket 2009 and Nintendo pair Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit remain in first, second and third positions for the second week running. The only new entry in the Top …

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GMA 2009 finalists named

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Games Media Awards. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or trade tickets please contact Dave.Roberts@intentmedia.co.ukHere are the finalists in full: Best Games Magazine Games TM – Imagine PublishingEdge Magazine – Future PublishingPC Gamer – Future PublishingRetro Gamer – Imagine PublishingOfficial Xbox 360 …

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Expo gathers shape

Consumer games site Eurogamer has announced the addition of four major publishers to the line-up for its upcoming Expo 2009 scheduled for this October. Fresh on board are Sony, Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft, all of whom will be bringing playable titles. Publishers already signed up include Eidos, Sega, Capcom, Konami, …

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UK CHARTS: Ashes bowls to the top

The reign of Wii Sports Resort has ground to a halt earlier than expected at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 with Codemasters’ Ashes 2009 stumping Nintendo’s title after its first weekend of release. In doing so Codemasters becomes the first UK publisher to claim the …

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Konami sales down 45%

The huge global success that was Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was always going to be tough act to follow – and so it has proved for publisher Konami with year-on-year revenues steeply down for the quarter ending June 30th 2009. In total sales dipped by 45 …

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Ashes 2009 enjoys TV marketing blitz

As interest in the real-life Ashes hits fever pitch, Nintendo and Codemasters have teamed up to promote the Wii edition of the series’ official game. Ashes 2009 is being backed by a significant TV campaign that will begin on Monday August 3rd and run for four weeks. The ad will …

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PlayStation revenues down 18%

Sony has joined fellow platform holder Nintendo is posting year-on-year sales declines for its financial quarter ending June 30th, with revenues in its PlayStation business down 18 per cent year-on-year. Revenues for the recently formed Network Product and Services Division, which houses both the PlayStation business and its Walkman operations, …

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Sales up 77% at THQ

American publisher THQ has reported a year-on-year sales increase for the quarter ending June 30th 2009, with revenue jumping 77 per cent to $243.5m. Net income hitting $6.4m – in the same period last year the company suffered a $27.2m loss.

 The big successes for the publisher included first person …

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