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Here’s how the 2DS lines up against 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo now has three options for those looking to buy into the 3DS family – and this chart explains it all very clearly. The freshly announced (and arguably confusingly branded?) 2DS is your entry-level model. It costs 109 (expect that to translate to around 100 everywhere very shortly), lacks 3D …

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Pre-owned price comparison site Trade In Detectives goes live

A site that offers an online comparison of the video game trade-in prices offered by a number of UK retailers has gone live. Trade In Detectives was founded by Ben Grant and Matt Precious. It compares deals offered by the likes of GAME, Amazon, Green Man Gaming, Asda, CEX, Grainger …

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Get your first current-gen/next-gen comparison footage from new Watch Dogs trailer

It’s always hard to judge what sort of graphical step change a new generation of consoles will deliver. A video may look impressive, but our memories do funny things – sometimes it’s only when you go back to current machines that you realise just how big an upgrade the new …

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EA conquers 2012 as UK’s No.1 publisher

Electronic Arts was comfortably the UK’s top physical games publisher of 2012. The firm enjoyed a successful year thanks to record-breaking sales of FIFA 13, which sold through 2m units two weeks faster than its predecessor. Other games that helped propel the publisher to the top of the rankings included …

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Overall UK games market down 17.4% in 2012

The ERA has said that the UK video games market declined 17.4 per cent to 1.598bn in 2012. Those numbers include both physical and digital sales. By contrast, music was down just 5.5 per cent and video 10 per cent. The overall entertainment market decline was 12 per cent, with …

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Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Yes, we all know that retail is a tough environment at the moment. But video games are amongst the worst performers of 2012. Sister site Toy News reports that IBISWorld data predicts that the UK toy market will likely decline by just 1.8 per cent throughout 2013. The 2012 games …

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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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OPINION: DVD hits £700m so far in 2012, highlighting the challenge for games retail

DVD and Blu-ray have already made more than 700m for UK retail this year. That entertainment sector is tracking ahead of last year, with 90.3m discs sold. And it is outstripping year-to-date sales of video games both in terms of units and value. With plenty of high-profile releases still on …

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iPhone 5 off the factory line captured in video… probably

We’ll know for certain if this video is legitimate in on September 12th. That’s when Apple will reveal the iPhone 5 to the world, but by all accounts this video looks accurate, and certainly concurs we’ve everything we’ve heard about the handset so far. Neowin reports that the prototype that’s …

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