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Xbox One release date to be announced today

Microsoft will announce its worldwide release plans for the Xbox One later today. That’s according to retail sources, with CVG spotting that both GAME’s Xbox store at Boxpark and online retailer ShopTohave confirmed as much on Twitter. Microsoft has for some time resolutely stuck to its ‘November’ launch plans, although …

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No more PlayStation Home updates in Japan – is the end nigh?

The future of Sony’s ambitious virtual world PlayStation Home looks very uncertain. Kotaku reports that Sony Japan has confirmed that there will be no further updates to the Japanese version of PlayStation Home from September, with no new content being added beyond that point. Support in other Asian regions will …

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PS3 price cut to 199; Sony to offer discount on PS4 titles

Sony has cut the price of the PlayStation 3 to €199 in Europe. The 12GB Super Slim PlayStation 3 will also see similar price cuts across America, with Sony reducing the price tag to $199. SCE president and CEO Andrew House confirmed the cut during Sony’s Gamescom presentation, along with …

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Nintendo of America begins selling refurb 3DS and DSi hardware

The American arm of Nintendo has introduced a new way for consumers to get their hands on a cut-price 3DS. The NoA site has begun selling refurbished 3DS consoles. Prices start at $119.99 for a standard 3DS and $169.99 for the 3DS XL. Refurbed DSi’s are available for $99.99. Some …

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European version of The Last of Us is censored

Elements of the multiplayer component of The Last of Us were censored in the European release, it has been discovered. Eurogamer reports that the European version lacks some of the gore found in the US release – specifically, weapons that lead to exploding heads have been calmed to avoid the …

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US Ouya sales "relatively light for a new console"; Exclusive title TowerFall moves to PC

Kickstarter funded Android console Ouya’s first month on sale in the US has been given a lukewarm assessment by sales tracker NPD. "Retail sales for Ouya (not counting direct sales through ouya.tv) and were relatively light for a new console," NPD analyst Liam Callahan said, as reported by Joystiq. "This …

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MICROSOFT: £429 Xbox One November launch confirmed

Xbox One will launch worldwide this November. The machine will cost 429 in the UK, $499 in the US and €499 in Europe. That’s certainly what can be described as ‘premium’ pricing territory. The company tonight revealed a host of exclusive and upcoming games for the console including Halo 5 …

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Wii U sold just 38,000 units in the US in April – rumour

It looks like April may have been another terrible month for Wii U in the US. A Twitter exchange between an unknown user and analyst Michael Pachter suggests that Wii U sold just 38,000 units throughout the period. Worse still, it was outsold by its predecessor the Wii which shifted …

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Saturo Iwata takes control at Nintendo of America

Nintendo’s global president Saturo Iwata is taking on a second job – CEO of Nintendo of America. The move is unexpected considering the relative strength of Nintendo’s American performance in its otherwise disappointing financial results released this morning. Current NoA boss Tatsumi Kimishima is to become Nintendo’s global MD and …

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US Sony Stores cut $100 from the price of PlayStation Vita

The majority of American Sony Stores have cut the price of the 3G PlayStation Vita by a third. Joystiq reports that the handheld is currently available for $199.97, down from the $299.99 it was being sold for previously. There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding how long the …

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