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UK CHARTS: November 2011

At last, UK games retail has reason to cheer following a strong month of sales. But November wasn’t all about Call of Duty:?Modern Warfare 3 and Assassin’s Creed:?Revelations. Back in?2009, terrified publishers ran away from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, delaying their games into 2010. This year, Activision’s competition …

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US retail game sales reach $3bn in November

The US games retail market generated $3bn overall in November representing a year-on-year rise of 0.4 per cent. NPD data shows software sales increased 16 per cent from $1.5bn to $1.74bn year-on-year, while sales of games hardware fell nine per cent from $1.08bn to $982.4m. Accessories generated $273.8m from retail …

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New Tony Hawk game hinted for VGA reveal

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk says he will be announcing an upcoming release on the day of the Spike Video Game Awards. The extreme sports legend said on Twitter: I’ll be announcing the upcoming release of something new on Saturday; the same day as the Spike Video Game Awards. Coincidence? I …

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APPLE APP CHARTS: Angry Chickens beats Angry Birds

Digital Minds’ Angry Chickens has become the best-selling iPhone game this week, according to the latest charts from Apple. The title beat rival Angry Birds Seasons which had to settle for No.3. Angry Chickens made it to No.2 behind WhatsApp Messenger. Chess was the best-selling iPad app this week ahead …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market makes £54.6m

The market value dipped ten per cent to 54.6m, down from last week’s 60.9m. That’s still a huge amount and should increase as Christmas approaches. Unit sales were down only slightly (two per cent). This was driven by a series of Black Friday promotions. It was one of the last …

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What’s Out Today? w/e November 25th, 2011

Over 30 new titles hit shelves today to mark the last big week of the year in terms of new releases, including Zumba Fitness 2, WWE ’12, Angry Birds on PC and more. 505 brings Zumba Fitness 2 to market, the sequel to this year’s top-selling Wii game and surprise …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market makes £60.9m

The UK games market fell by 50 per cent week-on-week. But that’s not bad news – it still generated 60.9m compared to last week’s record high of 120.8m. Almost 2m games were sold at retail, down 40.8 per cent compared to last week’s phenomenal 3,289,421 units. It was still a …

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GameStop: Digital sales will hit $35bn by 2014

Global retail giant GameStop predicts the digital games market will hit $35bn by 2014. The firm says the current value is around $20bn, so will grow by 75 per cent over the next two years. It also expects points card sales to double by 2014, rising by 110 per cent. …

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Exchange rates pull Ubisoft from profit to £32m loss

Paris headquartered publisher Ubisoft has reported a 32m loss for the first half of the financial year, despite preventative measures to curb expenditure. Revenues for the most recent three months, ending September 30th, were positive. Ubisoft sold 125m of goods for this period, up by about 40 million year-on-year and …

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FEATURE: Exponential growth

The fourth Eurogamer Expo drew record crowds and nabbed big game exclusives.We speak to MD Rupert Loman and publishers about the show’s rapid growth. For years companies have struggled to get an annual consumer video games show up and running in the UK. Yes, the European Computer Trade Show was …

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