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Abba dancing game announced

Mamma Mia – here they go again. Ubisoft has just confirmed it’s added an Abba dancing game to its roster of licensed music titles. The Wii game titled Abba: You Can Dance will be out in time for Christmas, MCV can reveal. Although it doesn’t have a firm release date …

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Nintendo expects strong Q4 for 3DS

The tools are in place to ensure 3DS has a very merry Christmas, says Nintendo. The platform holder showed off its blockbuster Q4 3DS line-up – which includes Super Mario 3D, Mario Kart 3D, Resident Evil and Metal Gear – to press and retail at a showcase last month. And …

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The 20 games that will save Christmas

SPECIAL REPORT: Half of all UK software revenues this year will come from a top-tier of select games – releases that might just offset a six month decline in the sale boxed games. MCV – with expert input from our Retail Advisory Board – has put together a list of …

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OPINION: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Our three leading stories in this week’s edition of MCV magazine paint a pretty clear picture of the flux gaming currently finds itself.The traditional retail market continues to shrink. It’s been long predicted, but that makes it no less pleasant to live through. Nothing is filling the 50m year-on-year shortfall. …

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Wii will keep selling, says Iwata

The announcement of the Wii U may mean that Wii’s time left on the market has suddenly become finite, but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata believes there’s plenty of sales opportunities left for the device. "It can be said that for any consumer product, different audiences buy a product at different …

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Ubisoft: 3DS will flourish this Xmas

All the pieces are in place for Nintendo’s 3DS to offer a strong High Street resurgence this Christmas, according to Ubisoft’s UK boss Rob Cooper. "Ubisoft has always been a big Nintendo supporter and we’ve always positioned ourselves early on their new formats," he told MCV in an exclusive interview. …

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Microsoft enjoys record quarter

Xbox 360 and Windows platform holder Microsoft has reported its best ever quarterly earnings for the three months ending December 31st. Total company revenues came in at $19.95bn for the period with profits reaching just over $8bn. It was the Entertainment and Devices Division, which is the home of Xbox …

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EA and Apple attacked for iOS price cuts

Ray Sharma, founder of Canadian mobile developer XMG Studio, had some stern words of criticism for EA Mobile and Apple at the Mobile Games Forum in London today. "I think Electronic Arts really screwed the industry at Christmas time," said the former investment banker, speaking on a VC and research …

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Tesco posts 0.6% Christmas UK growth

Retailer Tesco has reported UK like-for-like sales growth of 0.6 per cent for the six weeks ending January 8th 2011. Overall UK sales were up 4.2 per cent with new store sales up 3.6 per cent. Overall Tesco Group sales were up 7.6 per cent over the period, with European …

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GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

The GAME Group has reported a total sales decline of 12.3 per cent for the 49 weeks ending January 8th in the UK and Ireland. On a like-for-like basis the UK drops hit 9.7 per cent. The Christmas period was more successful for the chain, however, with UK and Ireland …

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