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£30.9m – the amount spent on unauthorised IAPs in Britain each month

Microsoft has calculated a truly staggering figure for the monthly spend on unauthorised apps and in-app purchases in the UK. The Guardian has word of a Microsoft survey that pegs the number at an eye-watering 30.9m. It gathered this data by questioning 2,000 British parents who own a smartphone or …

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Android grabs smartphone majority in key markets

For the first time ever, Android has accounted for over half of the overall smartphone sales in key global markets over a 12 week period. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says that Android’s OS accounted for over 50 per cent of the sector in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, US and Australia. …

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October sales surge for iPhone 4S

A surge of punters picking up a brand new iPhone 4S in October saw Apple sell more smartphones than all Android smartphone makers combined, according to new Kantar Worldpanel research. iPhone sales had been down in previous months with the Apple faithful holding off on picking up an iPhone 4 …

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Half of UK population play games

Non-gamers are now in the minority as over half of everyone in the UK play video games, a new report has revealed. The UK’s resident population is estimated at around 62m, and 32.9m of those say they play iPad, Android, PlayStation and Xbox games online. The findings were published in …

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Majority of Brits are now gamers

A new report from games market research firm Newzoo has revealed that the majority of UK nationals are now active gamers. In total it estimates the 31m of the 60m people in the UK population now spend money on games. 49m are active internet users. And while the console sector …

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Nintendo gets creative for new Art Academy campaign

Nintendo’s latest sampling tour will use Art Academy to inspire the UK’s budding artists. The platform holder’s Create Britain campaign kicks off on Thursday, May 19th to promote artistic pastimes to consumers via the 2010 DS release, which has sold more than 345,000 copies in the UK. Nintendo reps at …

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Hut sites price 3DS at £300

A number of sites have gone live with pre-orders for the Nintendo 3DS, with a placeholder price of 299 having been put in place. Eurogamer spotted the listings on The Hut, WHSmith, Best Buy and Woolworths. What the site didn’t note, though, is that all of these portals are run …

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UK unconvinced by 3D TV

A Deloitte survey has found that just 2 per cent of British consumers are planning to buy a 3D-enabled TV set in the next year. The report was conducted by YouGov for Deloitte and surveyed over 4,1990 Britons on their attitude to 3D television fiound that just 89 thought it …

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Tate Britain recognises video games

An event called Late at Tate Britain: Game Play this Friday will showcase a number of key video games as the art of gaming – both digital and otherwise – takes place at the London cultural hub. A selection of titles – chosen by none other than One Life Left …

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