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Steam membership jumps 25% in 09

Valve’s popular digital distribution network Steam now has over 25m members, the Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead developer and thriving distribution platform owner has revealed. Member numbers surged 25 per cent in 2009. Of the registered members, 10m are described as having profiles in the Steam Community. The peak …

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Annual Xbox sales fall 13%

Microsoft sold 5.2m Xbox 360 consoles in the quarter ending December 31st – 13 per cent down on the 6m units it sold in the same period in 2008. The number brings the console’s worldwide sales total to 39m units. 7.3m consoles were shipped in the period, down on the …

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Sony hit by $1bn annual losses

PlayStation platform holder Sony has reported losses of $1.04bn for the year ending March 31st – a stark dip compared to the $3.7bn profit seen in the same period in 2008. It is the company’s first annual loss of 14 years, though it’s not as bad as the previously predicted …

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Mums and dads spend nearly £2bn a year on entertainment

Parents spend on average 247 per child per year on digital entertainment, new research has found. The technology, media and telecoms division of Harris Interactive carried out an online survey with parents of children aged between six to 16 years old. The firm asked for details on what parents spend …

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Annual PC market worth $11bn

Whilst the fragmentation of the PC market across traditional retail and online has made the entire segment hard to track, and even created the (debatable) belief that the sector is suffering severe decline, a new report from the PCGA claims that the PC remains the world’s number one games machine. …

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NPD: Sony hails continued momentum for PlayStation brand

Sony is labelling 2008 as a year of ‘continued momentum’ in North America as NPD stats showed that total PS3 hardware sales for the territory were up 40 per cent on 2007, with software sales climbing 115 per cent year-on-year. However, PS3’s December sales of 726,000 units, up an impressive …

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NPD: Xbox 360 enjoys its biggest ever North American December

In a carbon copy of the festive sales success the firm saw in Europe at the end of 2008, Microsoft is celebrating both a record month and record year for Xbox 360 in North America. Xbox 360 sold 1.4m units in December according to NPD stats, with sales climbing 38 …

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PETA praises Fable II

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has named Lionhead’s Xbox 360 RPG Fable II in its 6th Annual Proggy Awards, naming it the year’s most animal-friendly video game”. The organisation said of the game: Fable 2 is a vegetarian’s dream come true. Why? In this virtual fight …

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