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PS4 pre-orders are beating PS2 and PS3; "We’re seeing a sea change"

Sony is claiming a record number of pre-orders for the upcoming PS4. Videogamer reports that SCE UK boss Fergal Gara says that pre-orders for the machine are tracking way over and above and beyond the pre-order number at launch day of the PS2 and PS3”. Specific numbers weren’t issued, but …

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PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will look better than PS4, Xbox One

The executive producer of Call of Duty: Ghosts has said that the PC version of the game will boast the strongest visuals. That’s perhaps not surprising, of course – it’s not difficult to beat a next-gen beating gaming PC right now on a moderate budget – but with development currently …

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Metro Last Light dramatically outperforms Metro 2033

Recent FPS release Metro Last Light has smashed the commercial performance of its predecessor Metro 2033. The game has in one week of release already matched what the last game achieved in its first three months and the PC version managed triple the sales that 2033 managed in its first …

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EA: Xbox One and PS4 "are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market"

Rajat Taneja, the executive VP and CTO of EA, has made a quite remarkable claim about the power of the upcoming next-generation. It all begins with the raw horsepower of the platform which catalyses the imagination and will power the next wave of innovation in entertainment,” he wrote on LinkedIn. …

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Iwata refutes "misconception" that Wii U lacks graphical oomph

The Wii U is not underpowered, the president of Nintendo has argued. That’s despite the fact that it about matches current gen machines Xbox 360 and PS3 but will trail far behind PS4 (and Xbox 720) upon their release later this year. "It is a fact that some software development …

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Xbox 720 specs will be "aligned" with PS4, Ubisoft dev claims

With its potential reveal now just three weeks away, the veil of secrecy surrounding Xbox 360’s successor is slowly – very, very slowly – beginning to lift. Although he understandably would not be drawn on specifics, Ubisoft Montreal’s Yanis Mallet has told Eurogamer that Microsoft’s new machine "aligned with what …

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Consumers spend on booze and holidays, not video games and books

Consumers are spending money – just not on video games. According to the Leisure Industries Research Centre in Sheffield, people spent 227.5bn on leisure activities in 2012. A rise of 3.7 per cent over 2011. The biggest risers were for holidays and tourism, which rose 4.1 per cent year-on-year. Meanwhile, …

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Wii U suffers historically bad US sales performance

Estimated sales of just 64,000 units in February have left Wii U facing up to the reality of being the worst selling new console in two generations. Many had expected a better performance last month after an influx of pre-owned units on the market in January was blamed for poor …

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Xbox 360 almost doubles Wii U unit sales in console’s first week

The numbers don’t lie, but sometimes they do need to be considered in a wider context. Nintendo on Monday announced that the Wii U sold 400,000 units in its first week on sale in the US. Then Microsoft last night announced that in the same period it sold 750,000 Xbox …

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Reggie: Call of Duty looks "dramatically better" on Wii U

Opinion remains divided on whether Wii U is able to match the visuals of the Xbox 360 and PS3 – unless you’re Reggie Fils-Aime, of course. The outspoken boss of Nintendo America told CNN in a video transcribed by VG247 that he reckons the new machine has the beating of …

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