Tag Archives: america

Sony reveals US PSP promotions

SCEA has named a number of titles that will see their prices at retail slashed as Sony steps up its handheld efforts in the face of struggling sales in the West. The move mirrors SCE UK’s recent statement of intent, having claimed that rejuvenating the handheld remains one of the …

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Walmart confirms pre-owned plans

As claimed by MCV just last week, US retailer Walmart has confirmed that it is to have a second stab at cracking the pre-owned video games market. Walmart is always looking for new ways to help give customers more convenience and savings, and we continually test concepts with new products …

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Starcraft II dated

The next instalment in one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most keenly loved franchises, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, has finally been give a release date. The game will be released worldwide in territories including Europe, the US, Australasia, Canada, Mexico, Russia and much of Asia on July 27th. A digital release …

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US: Apple dates iPad 3G

Apple has confirmed that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its iPad will be delivered to US customers who’ve pre-ordered on April 30th. They will also be available in Apple retail stores the on the same day from 5pm. The Wi-Fi + 3G will be priced at $629 for the …

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US: DSi XL sells 141k

As part of NPD’s US market stats last week, it has been revealed that Nintendo’s DSi XL sold 141k units in March, Gamasutra reports. Note, too, that the machine was not launched until March 28th, meaning that that number was sold in just four days. Total DS sales for March, …

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Now Just Dance sweeps America

Hands up those who predicted Just Dance would be a multimillion seller? No-one? Thought so. Ubisoft’s game keeps proving everyone wrong, though, and now it’s passed a major sales milestone in the US. Industry Gamers reports that Just Dance has now sold over 1m copies in the region, setting it …

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NPD: New high for Final Fantasy

First it was Modern Warfare 2 echoing its UK achievements in the US market, and now Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII is getting in on the act. Crediting its ground-breaking multiformat release, NPD has stated that Final Fantasy XIII has enjoyed the best ever launch for a game in the …

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Capcom has to be in the West

Less than 15 per cent of Capcom’s total sales now stem from the Japanese market – a stark reminder if one was ever needed of the Western-facing shifting power in the modern games market. When asked by MCV about Capcom’s Western aspirations, new COO David Reeves stated: 88 per cent …

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US: Blu-ray sales surge

In news that can only mean good things for Sony’s PS3, sales of Blu-ray discs in North America have shown an impressive year-on-year increase for the three months ending March 31st. Sales of Blu-ray discs in the period hit $331.31m, a massive 68.5 per cent year-on-year increase. In total Blu-ray …

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Happy Birthday, PSP

The PlayStation Portable is celebrating its fifth birthday (in the US at least). Throughout its lifetime it has sold 17m units in the country. The machine currently boasts a UMD games library in excess of 520 games, with an additional 300+ titles available to download on PSN. In its time …

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