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US: Black WiiMote arriving Friday

Though the UK is still waiting to get its hands on anything other than the classic white Wii, North American consumers will from this Friday (October 16th) be able to buy black versions of both the WiiMote and Nunchuck. The WiiMote, which includes Nintendo’s Wii motion Plus add-on, will retail …

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Sony: 360 cut wont change PS3 Slim plans

Ahead of Microsoft’s confirmed Xbox 360 price cut announcement tomorrow, Sony has told MCV that it will not move forward the launch of PS3 Slim to compete with Microsoft’s discounted machine this bank holiday weekend. We have agreements in place with all retailers and Centresoft to make sure the release …

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PlayStation video service detailed

SCEE has confirmed that its long-awaited movies-on-demand service is heading to Europe, with the UK, France, Germany and Spain set to receive the service first of all, kicking off this November. The service will allow users to both watch films over their PS3 and also on their PSP – with …

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No trade-in kiosks for Best Buy UK

Carphone Warehouse has told MCV that there are no plans to bring the trade-in ‘vending machines’ seen in Best Buy US stores to the UK. The kiosks are currently being trialled in Best Buy outlets in Dallas and Austin, and are similar to machines that appeared in Wal-Mart in May. …

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Nintendo: No plans for UK Amazon WiiWare codes

Amazon took its second big stride into the digital console content market earlier today with the introduction of WiiWare code sales through its US portal – but Nintendo has told CasualGaming.biz that it has no plans to bring the offer to the UK. Read the full story here.

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Best Buy planning 30 UK stores

Best Buy has said that it is looking at opening up as many as 30 stores in the UK, but warned that the date the first will open is still up in the air and may even further into 2010. Click here to see the fulls tory on PC Retail.

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US: Job losses and wage cuts at Best Buy

Best Buy has reportedly told staff of a slew of job losses and wage-cutting measures in North America as the leading electricals retailer aims to restructure in an effort to cope with the nation’s tightening of economic belts. StarTribune reports that 1,000 assistant store managers are to see their jobs …

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Best Buy claims downturn will help UK invasion

Best Buy has insisted that its push into the UK market is well on track, that it is ready to ‘revolutionise’ the country’s retail landscape, and that global economic pressures will mean rivals will be unable to ‘respond aggressively.’ The rollout of its big box retail stores, all of which …

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Could Microsoft buy OnLive?

Guy de Beer, the CEO of cloud gaming company Playcast, has suggested that OnLive has not been designed to ever become a self-contained games service, but has instead been created with the intention of selling the technology to an established player in the market – with Microsoft named as a …

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Currys to launch megastore chain

Currys parent DSGi will this week announce plans for a new set of Currys megastores, which will be very large format and designed to combat the arrival of US electrical retail giant Best Buy later this year. Chief executive John Browett is to give analysts and investors a tour of …

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