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Is Best Buy US in trouble too?

At a time when US electronics retail giant Best Buyexits the British market, a Forbesopinion editorialclaims that the firm is "going out of business" even in firm’s home North American market. Forbes contributing writer Larry Downes pointed out that Best Buy has been losing market share in the US market …

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GameStop lands 3DS Circle Pad exclusive

Video games retail giant GameStop has been named as the exclusive stockist of Nintendo’s 3DS Circle Pad Pro. The peripheral has also been given a firm release date in North America – February 7th 2012. It has been priced, too, at $19.99. The Circle Pad Pro is a sizable extension …

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MCVuk.com looking for US writers

Interested in joining the team behind the world’s leading video games trade news website? MCVuk.com is looking for student writers based in the US to man (or woman) the news desk throughout the night as us UK dwellers rest our weary heads. This is a paid position and an excellent …

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Steinberg and Dyer quit SCEA

Sony Computer Entertainment America has been rocked by the departure of two more key executives. IndustryGamers reports that both VP of marketing Scott Steinberg and senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer have quit the publisher. Steinberg was rumoured to have been escorted out of the building by security, though …

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3DS on track to better DS sales

Nintendo has released NPD sales numbers for the 3DS which suggest it could exceed the year one unit sales numbers of the 3DS. 3DS has sold 1.65m units in the US in the eight months since its March launch. In its first 12 months, the DS shifted 2.37m machines, with …

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Now Professor Layton is heading to iOS

One of the most cherished titles in Nintendo’s portable arsenal has announced its move into the iOS market while Studio Ghibli’s beautiful RPG Ni No Kuni has been confirmed for the West. Japanese development giant Level-5 has revealed that a new entry in the Professor Layton series is in development …

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Yakuza of the End confirmed for West

Remember that seemingly bizarre zombie spin-off of Sega’s Yakuza series that was released in Japan? The publisher has just confirmed it will be released in Europe in March 2012. It’s also changed its name in its journey across the globe. It will be known as Yakuza: Dead Souls in the …

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UK release date for Final Fantasy XIII-2 announced

Square Enix has announced the release dates for PS3 and Xbox 360 RPG Final Fantasy XIII-2 in every key territory. The long-awaited title will arrive in Europe on February 3rd, NowGamer reports. The game will arrive first in Japan on December 15th. It will subsequently be released in America on …

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Dead Island ships 1m in US

Publisher Deep Silver has announced that it has now shipped 1m units of console and PC hit Dead Island in the US. Furthermore, it expects to have shipped 2m units of the game worldwide by the end of the week. "We’re thrilled at the retail reception Dead Island has achieved …

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Release date set for PlayStation Vita

Sony has finally confirmed a release date for the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The unit will launch on December 17th, barely a week before Christmas. The standard wi-fi model will retail for 24,980 and the higher-spec 3D unit will cost 29,980 (248). Those going for the latter unit will be …

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