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Wii U sales quadruple in US after Mario Kart 8 launch

Mario Kart has repeated what it accomplished in both the UK and Japan by giving Wii U hardware sales a boost in the US. Analyst David Gibson says that the game sold 450,000 units in its first three days of release in America, boosting Wii U console sales by 4.1 …

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Former SCEA boss Tretton joins AI start-up

Former SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton has joined the advisory board of AI start-up Genotaur. "This is a very exciting time for us at Genotaur as we develop new products and scale our business, focusing initially on implementation within the computer entrainment business,” said Genotaur CEO Tony Simpson. Jack’s …

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Battlefield 4 to be temporarily free on PS3

US PS3 owners are being given the chance to sample Battlefield 4 for free. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download a trial version of the game on PS3 later today (May 27th). Once downloaded, it will remain available for 20 hours from the moment it is booted up. …

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PS4 outsells Xbox One for fourth successive month in US

Sony’s early dominance of the next-gen hardware race in the US shows no sign of abating. NPD has revealed that PS4 outsold Xbox One in April – that’s the fourth month in a row that Microsoft’s had to settle for second place. PS4’s actual monthly sales weren’t revealed, although Microsoft …

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Philips is trying to halt Wii U and Wii sales in the US

Electronics firm Philips has asked the Delaware courts to force Nintendo to stop selling Wii U in the US. The demand is part of a lawsuit, as reported by Game Informer, in which Philips is claiming that Nintendo’s console and some of its accessories have infringed two of its motion …

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Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US – analyst

Microsoft decision to slash the price of Xbox One by dropping Kinect could propel the console to the front of the American next-gen race. IDC had previously predicted that Xbox One would take the lead in the territory by 2016 but now the firm reckons this will happen in 2015 …

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IDC predicts Kinect-less Xbox One will overtake PS4 in North America

Microsoft will take control of the next-gen race in North America if it releases a cut price Xbox One without Kinect, analyst IDC has claimed. International Data Corporation predicts that while PS4 will have the single biggest share of the market in 2016 with 51m hardware units sold globally, Microsoft …

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So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Ever noticed that Kirby is always the embodiment of happiness and light on Japanese artwork and a right grump on Western game boxes? Well, there’s a reason for that. Basically, cute things sell well in Japan. "For the Japanese versions we are at [developer] HAL involved in everything throughout development, …

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Pokemon X & Y to star in US McDonald’s Happy Meals

Nintendo has signed another Happy Meal licensing deal, this time in the US. Having announced last month that Mario was to feature in UK Happy Meal boxes, Pokemon has now been pencilled in for a fast-food tie-up across the Atlantic. As revealed on the chain’s website, each meal includes a …

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Twitch is America’s most used live streaming site

Big-hitting live video sites such as WWE, Ustream and MLB are trailing in the wake of the phenomenon that is Twitch. A Qwilt report about live streaming usage reveals that Twitch claimed a 43.6 per cent share of the live video streaming audience in the US for the week of …

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