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Two Bohemia Interactive devs arrested for spying on Greek military base

The Arma series prides itself on its military realism, and its developers will seemingly go to great lengths to adjust it. PC Gamer reports that two of the Czech studio’s developers, aged 28 and 33, have been arrested by Greek police after they were discovered spying on a military installation. …

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Former GAME boss says UK retail "isn’t properly managing customers"

Ian Shepherd has said that UK retailers are routinely failing to correctly manage their customers. I’ll go out on a limb and assert that there is no retailer in the UK properly managing its customer base, including the ones I’ve worked in,” he wrote on his blog Moving Tribes. That’s …

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Global PS3 sales overtake Xbox 360

New stats from from two separate sources have stated that Sony’s PS3 console has now passed Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in terms of total unit sales across the globe. Europe has always been a strong territory for Sony’s machines. Gamasutra reports that retailer GameStop – citing data from an IDG report …

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European console installed base revealed

A clear picture of the total number of consoles sold in Europe has emerged today. According to IDG data released by GameStop, the active European games console market in total is around 153m units. 114m of that are current gen machines, which breaks down like this: – 14.7million Sony PlayStation …

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Sony: PS3 will pass Xbox 360

The PS3 will eventually outsell Xbox 360 – that’s the prediction of PlayStation Network boss Peter Dille, who claims that Microsoft’s machine is unlikely to enjoy the same ten-year lifecycle that Sony has planned for PS3. I’m confident PS3 will be around in ten years and I can say that …

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‘360 1m ahead of PS3 in Europe’

Microsoft has claimed to MCV that its next-gen console installed base is a million units ahead of Sony in Europe. Sony announced it had sold 10m units in the PAL territory at Gamescom two weeks ago – just days after Microsoft had revealed a 9m installed base figure for the …

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360 passes 9m sales in Europe

The Xbox 360 has now sold over nine million consoles across Europe, Microsoft has revealed to MCV. In an exclusive interview, EMEA VP Chris Lewis claimed that 360 was the only format to see positive sales growth during 2009 – as both Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s market-leader Wii saw hardware …

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UK lifetime console sales revealed

As part of its full year financial results posting earlier today, retailer GAME has dished out the numbers on UK lifetime sales of all today’s gaming platforms. It’s the DS that leads the pack, unsurprisingly, with total lifetime sales of 8.8m units. Next in line is its home console cousin …

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US: PS2 celebrates 50m sales

The PlayStation 2 is starting its ninth year in fine form with news that Sony’s hugely popular machine has now surpassed the 50 million units sold barrier in the North American market. CasualGaming.biz has the complete story.

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Greenberg: 360 pulling away from PS3 in Europe

Microsoft’s group product manager for Xbox 360 Aaron Greenberg has stated that Xbox 360 and PS3 were neck and neck” in sales terms until Microsoft’s aggressive European hardware price cutting lead to a significant sales increase in the region. While we had a pretty large lead – around five million …

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