Tag Archives: consoles

Retail told to pass on VAT increase

Major UK distributors have advised games retailers of new SRPs to accommodate next month’s VAT increase, confirming that trade prices will not be lowered. Earlier this month retail pleaded with suppliers to lower their trade prices so as to remove pressure to lower margins. If this isn’t done, retailers may …

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Wii sales see Xmas surge

Despite competition from Kinect and Move, Nintendo hardware sales have increased as spending ramps up for Christmas. MCV understands that sales of Wii consoles and games have rebounded over recent weeks, thanks to aggressive price activity. Sainsbury’s has slashed 25 per cent off Wii and DS consoles, with Wii hardware …

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BioWare: There are too many games

As any keen gamer will know, this last Q4 has proved very expensive for anyone looking to buy all of the big console releases – and one of the co-founders of BioWare thinks it’s a big problem. There’s too many games released today,” Ray Muzyka told sister site Develop. It’s …

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GAME boosts hardware trade-in deals

Both GAME and Gamestation are offering customers and extra 20 per cent on their normal trade-in price for anyone who hands over their old hardware between today (November 26th) and Thursday December 9th. As an example, the retailers will now offer 180 for a 160GB PS3 – until today it …

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PC a generation ahead of PS3/360

PC gaming is technically so far advanced compared to consoles that it is effectively ‘a generation ahead’, according to the boss of Crysis and Crysis 2 developer Crytek. PC is easily a generation ahead right now. With 360 and PS3, we believe the quality of the games beyond Crysis 2 …

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Music genre plummets by 75% in two years

The value of the console music genre has decreased by a massive 75 per cent in the last two years, according to a new study. Gamasutra reckons the genre – which includes titles such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band – was worth over $16bn in 2008. In 2010 that …

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Blizzard working on Diablo console concept

World of Warcraft and StarCraft developer Blizzard has moved to quash rumours that a version of Diablo III will be appearing on consoles. Chatter erupted yesterday following the appearance of a job listing for a Senior Producer – Console” in the Diablo III section. The vacancy calls for an applicant …

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Farrell reiterates RRP concerns

The standard $59.99/49.99 RRP for console software is keeping people out” of the console market at retail. That’s according to THQ president Brian Farrell, who reiterated his stance at the BMO Capital markets Conference in New York this week. Farrell previously made similar comments in September at the Goldman Sachs …

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PS3 to catch 360 by 2012

EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has predicted that the global install base of the PS3 will overtake Xbox 360 by the end of 2012. Using a similar method to that used by MCV at the end of October when we made the exact same prediction, Divnich points out that since May …

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LGC 2010: New Battlefield can disrupt consoles

Having this morning confirmed a brand new, free-to-play instalment of its popular Battlefield series, publisher EA has said that the emergence of such titles threatens to rock the world of console gaming. At what point do the hardcore gamers switch over from spending $60 a
month on console games to spending …

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