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PS4 outsells Xbox One for eighth consecutive month in US

There’s no sign of Xbox One closing the gap on PS4 in the US next-gen console sales race. Sony’s machine once again outsold its rival in August – that’s the eighth month in a row. "PlayStation 4 was number one in hardware sales for the eighth consecutive month and remains …

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August NPD: Darksiders 2 on top, totals still down year-over-year

The NPD Group has released its latest monthly report on US retail, showing Darksiders 2 claimed the software crown amidst another month of decline for the market. Total retail spending was down 20 per cent year-over-year, at $515.6m compared to 2011’s $647.2m. Hardware sales were down 39 per cent, bringing …

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iPhone 5 – just 22 days away?

Rumours suggest the iPhone 5 could be with us within weeks. knowyourmobile.comhas reported that a ‘reliable industry source’ has revealed to the site that Apple will launch the iPhone 5 via a keynote speech on August 7th. This comes after numerous reports from Asia that the new phone is already …

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UK CHARTS: August 2011

The fact that Deus Ex is No.2 after just two days on sale says as much about the state of UK games retail as it does about the performance of the Square Enix RPG. A lack of new games saw retail sales plunge last month, down 19.5 per cent over …

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NPD reports 23% decline in US August video games market

The latest data from stats body NPD has shown that the US video games market suffered a 23 per cent year-on-year decline in August. It says the main reason was EA’s decision to release this year’s Madden game two weeks later than is typically normal – and subsequently out of …

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Analysts predict 360 will maintain US lead over PS3

The upcoming August NPD figures will be the first to factor in the effect of the global PS3 price cut, but one analyst firm has said that it won’t be enough to dethrone the Xbox 360. Sony cut the cost of the console by $50 last month. IndustryGamers reports that …

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Deus Ex storms UK August charts

Square Enix title Deus Ex: Human Revolution was the second best selling game in the UK in August. And it achieved this despite only being on sale for 48 hours of UKIE Gfk Chart-Track’s August tracking period (July 31st – August 27th). The only title able to better it was …

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NPD: PS3 surges month-on-month

Whilst Nintendo continues to outsell all its opposition in the August hardware sales figures in North America, the biggest gains were enjoyed by the resurgent PS3, according to NPD’s August sales data. PS3 units sales were up an impressive 72 per cent over July, though Nintendo still emerged the clear …

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NPD: August shows 16% decline

Sales analyst NPD has revealed that the North American video games market suffered yet another monthly decline in August – its sixth in as many months – though there are signs that the drops are abating. The market’s total value hit $908.72m throughout the month – 16 per cent down …

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Weekly UK sales dip below £15m

The UK weekly video games market value continues its August slide, slipping to under 15 million for the first time in three months. According to MCV calculations, based on this week’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market dropped to 14.8 million for the week ending August 22nd, a five per …

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