Tag Archives: consoles

NPD: Xbox claims January win

Microsoft has claimed both another month of strong sales in the US and another month of console market leadership. Following NPD’s January report, the platform holder released a statement confirming Xbox 360 hardware sales of 381k units – that’s up 15 per cent or 48k units year-on-year. Microsoft adds that …

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Tesco launches ‘VAT free’ sale

Online retailer Tesco Direct has launched what it describes as a ‘VAT free’ 20 per cent off sale that offers some significant savings on a range of gaming hardware. The headline saving is probably the 50 it has cut off the price of a Slim PS3 160GB, which can be …

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PlayStation 2 hits 150m sales

Almost 11 years on from its Japanese debut in March 2000, Sony’s PlayStation 2 has now passed 150m unit sales across the world. The number was hit on January 31st – ten years and 11 months after its debut. This cements the console’s position as the best selling gaming hardware …

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PS3 games drive Sony results

Nine months into Sony’s current financial year and the PS3 has already outstripped its total sales for the 2009 fiscal year, Sony has reported. Year-to-date sales of the machine now stand at 15m – 2m units ahead of the total 2009 sales figure. Q3 sales reached 6.3m units, which is …

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Jacobson wants to score on consoles

Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson wants to see a console version of Football Manager. The studio director – who oversees Sega’s popular football sim franchise – just received an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to the games industry. Now he’d like to bring Football Manager back to …

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PopCap console games head to retail

Some of PopCap’s most popular casual games are making their way to UK retailers thanks to Mastertronic. The titles will arrive as boxed releases on Xbox 360 and DS for the first time in Europe, with Mastertronic responsible for publishing and distributing the titles. PopCap Hits – which includes Bejeweled …

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Capcom: ‘Gamers have abandoned handheld consoles’

Smartphones are usurping traditional games hardware, says Capcom. The firm told MCV that more and more gamers are leaving PCs and handheld consoles for smartphones, and as a result Capcom Interactive has invested in a number of upcoming titles due for release on iPhone this year. The casual gamer that …

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Repair Shop turns attention to games trade

A consumer-facing console repair specialist is shifting its focus to retail. Repair Shop emerged on the scene last summer. It mends a range of devices, including games consoles, laptops, iPod, mobile phones and more. And now the company is offering its services to retail clients. We noticed a number of …

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EA crowned top publisher of 2010

Electronic Arts has been named the leading games publisher for the second year in a row. The firm took the biggest share of the UK games market in 2010 in terms of revenue generated from games and units sold – as it did in 2009. Data from GfK Chart-Track revealed …

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US: MS claims Xbox 360 sell-out

Microsoft’s community voice Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb has claimed that the platform holder had such a successful Christmas in America that it actually ran our of hardware by the end of the period. "I found out we ran out of consoles at end of the month so [we] don’t expect …

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