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Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle ‘lunacy’

Leading UK games publishers says the ‘obsession’ around PS4 and Xbox One bundles over Black Friday will harm game sales. According to GfK Chart-Track, around 70 per cent of consoles sold during the Black Friday week were ‘hard bundles’ (official bundles that feature games in the pack), and that figure …

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This year’s Black Friday was PlayStation’s best yet

PlayStation seems to have had a pretty great Black Friday. Speaking to the Financial Times, PlayStation president Andrew House said that Black Friday 2015 was in fact the best-performing the company has seen to date. "We’ve just seen the most successful Black Friday in the company’s history," House said. "We …

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Black Friday broke some Xbox records

Microsoft has said, without revealing any sales numbers, that Black Friday week was a record one for Xbox. VentureBeat reports that Xbox Store revenues were up 57 per cent year-on-year across Xbox One and Xbox 360 with total paid unique users up 55 per cent. On Xbox One that growth …

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Over 300,000 consoles sold during Black Friday week in the UK

315,000 games consoles were sold during the Black Friday week. UK retailers told MCV that it was PS4 that was the best-selling machine, with around 139,000 consoles sold. But it was very close between Sony and Microsoft, with Xbox One shifting almost 134,000 units. Note that these figures run from …

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1.8m games sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are finally in for what appears to have been a blockbuster Black Friday. 86 per cent of all consoles sold last week were PlayStation 4 and Xbox Ones, an increase the 75 per cent that were sold during the same period last year. Software for those platforms made …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops Black Friday in US – Infoscout

Infoscout has released its list of most popular Black Friday games in terms of revenue, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III coming out on top. Discounts on Walmart.com in particular gave the shooter a major boost, according to themarketing research firm. The news follows last month’sannouncement from Activisionthat retail …

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UK physical games charts still AWOL

Just how did the UK games industry perform during an epic Black Friday sales period? Well, we’re still waiting for GfK Chart-Track to tell us. The firm normally releases its UK physical charts on Monday morning, but the data company said yesterday that these were going to be delayed following …

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Black Friday traffic sinks PSN servers

Sony’s PlayStation Network is struggling across all platforms – likely as a result of the Black Friday rush. As with much of games retail today, Sony is holding a generous sale event to mark the occasion, with up to 50 per cent knocked off of games such as The Witcher …

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PS4, Xbox One and Wii U prices slashed to under £230 in Black Friday showdown

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are going all-out in their approach to this year’s Black Friday. The three platform holders have cut prices across the board to under 230 for their flagship consoles and bundles. Tesco is offering a 500GB Xbox One with Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest …

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Games retail braced for £70m Black Friday bonanza

This Friday could be the biggest sales day for games outside of a console launch. Over 70m is expected to be spent on games, consoles and accessories tomorrow (Friday, November 27th), based on MCV estimates. More retailers are involved this year than ever before, with the likes of GAME and …

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