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Panasonics 3D TVs sell out

Big question marks hang over the ability of 3DTV to catch on amongst the world’s tech consumers, but initial signs from the US are promising. Panasonic’s debut 3D bundle – which included its 50” plasma 3DTV, a 3D Blu-ray player and one set of 3D glasses at a price of …

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US: PS3 shortages to cut GoW3 sales

A shortage of PS3 consoles in the US could have a detrimental effect on sales of God of War III, it has been claimed. The game is already available to buy in the States but customers are unable to buy PS3s to play it, as popular retailers Best Buy, GameStop, …

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US: 360 enjoys biggest ever Feb

Despite having reached what traditionally would have been regarded as retirement age in console years, Xbox 360 has just enjoyed its best ever February in the US. Microsoft’s machine sold 422k units in the period – ahead of both the Wii (398k) and the PS3 (360k). The Xbox 360 SKU …

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US: iPad finally dated

Apple has announced that its iPad tablet will go on sale in the US on Saturday 3rd April. That’s the Wi-Fi-only model – the Wi-Fi + 3G model will go on sale there in late April. That’s a slight delay – the Wi-Fi version was expected to go on sale …

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US: Super Mario Galaxy 2 dated

Wii platform sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be released in North America on May 23rd, Nintendo has confirmed. The release date is even earlier than the mid-summer prediction muttered earlier today and will delight the platform holder’s legion of loyal fans. Though the game – which was originally conceived …

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US: DSi XL dated, priced

Nintendo has confirmed the North American launch details for the super-sized DSi XL handheld. The machine will arrive at retail on March 28th and will cost $189.99. The DSi currently retails for around $169.99 in the US, with the DS Lite costing approximately $129.99. The US launch comes over three …

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US: Games claim 5% of entertainment spend

Video gaming now claims a higher proportion of US homes’ entertainment spend than print media, premium TV, DVD, Blu-ray, movie rentals or music. That’s according to a new report from Nielsen which states that 4.9 per cent of the total amount of money spent by US households now goes on …

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SCE unaffected by Sony restructure

Despite reports to the contrary this morning, the famous Sony Computer Entertainment brand is not going to die. Kotaku reported this morning that as from April 1st the SCE brand would be no more, with Sony preparing to scrap the moniker in favour of a new arm of the company …

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VC games investment plummets

The amount of money invested in the video games sector by venture capitalists in North America was down 29 per cent in 2010 according to a new data from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boston.com reports that in 2008 money from venture capitalists funded the development of 35 games in North America, representing a …

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Koch targets US success

Koch Media wants to be a global games force, with US success the vital next step for the firm. Deep Silver – Koch’s publishing label – has teamed up with SouthPeak Games to help boost its presence in North America. The US firm will work with Koch on marketing, retail …

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