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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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Second month at the top for EA’s Titanfall

Titanfall is the UK No.1 for the second month in a row. Data from GfK Chart-Track reveals that the EA shooter was bolstered by the launch of an Xbox 360 SKU, which accounted for the majority of Titanfall’s sales during April. The game was part of a bumper month for …

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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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April sales stumble as blockbusters dry up

Just 1.58m boxed games were sold last month in the UK, as the number of major launches dwindle. It’s a drop of 21.6 per cent over the same period in 2012. And over 1m fewer games were sold in April compared to March. The boxed software sector generated 37.8m in …

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2m games sold in UK during quiet April

TheUK games retail market was down a third in a tough April for the trade. Retailers made 45.8m from software sales last month, a 34.1 per centdrop over the same period last year. Just over 2m games were sold at UKretail, a year-on-year decline of 33.2 per cent. However, there …

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NPD says total US games market was over $1bn in April

The money generated from overall game sales in the US during April has been estimated at a whopping $1bn. This figure from The NPD Group includes sales of hardware, accessories, new and used physical games at retail, rentals, digital downloads, add-on content, subscriptions, mobile games and social network titles. It’s …

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Hirai to present new Sony strategy next week

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will front a briefing in Tokyo next week to outline Sony’s new business strategy. Reuters reports that Sony is coming under increasing pressure to to turn around its business” after predicting a $2.7bn net loss for its current fiscal year. Obvious changes could revolve around its …

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Back to the Future boxed game due April 27th

Back to the Future: The Game arrives in UK stores in April, Deep Silver has announced. The publisher says the Wii, PS3 and PC versions of the previously download-only adventure will be released on April 27th. Time-travelling movie trilogy Back to the Future first hit cinema screens in the ‘80s, …

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Nintendo: ‘3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan’

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes the 3DS is about to cross the 3m sales mark in Japan and will reach a 4m milestone by April. Speaking to Nikkei, as translated by Andriasang, Iwata said the 3DS has regained its vigour” thanks to the price drop and major new releases such …

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