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Kojima foresees end of consoles

Legendary games developer and the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series Hideo Kojima has said that in time the games industry will move away from consoles and turn instead to cloud-like computing technology. In the near future, we’ll have games that don’t depend on any platform,” Kojima told attendees …

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Nintendo challenges dual-ownership claims

The industry has for years worked on the presumption that the Wii is a far more likely second purchase for those who already own either an Xbox 360 and PS3, but the boss of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime has questioned that belief. Let me correct a couple facts,” he told …

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Activision: Console sales to grow 18% in 2010

Activision expects the console installed-base in US and Europe to grow 18 per cent in 2010 to 265 million units. The firm revealed that hardware sales leapt 37 per cent last year to 218 million consoles sold. The announcement was made by Activision’s publishing president and CEO Mike Griffith during …

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Xbox 360 sales hit 39m

As part of its many announcements at America’s technology showcase CES, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Xbox 360 has now sold 39m units worldwide since its arrival in 2005. With no up-to-date global numbers for wither PS3 or the Wii it’s impossible to precisely know how this compares to …

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Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix chief Yoichi Wada is preparing his firm for the demise of physical media – and potentially the death of home consoles. In an exclusive interview with MCV that will be published next week, the CEO of the publisher – which now owns Eidos and is famous for its …

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360 and PS3 "not mass-market"

The games industry will suffer more staff cuts and studio closures unless its ‘core-market’ consoles begin to reach PS2-levels. That was the warning offered by Miles Jacobson, studio head at Sports Interactive. At the moment I don’t think the Xbox 360 or PS3 are completely mass-market devices,” said Jacobson. The …

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Sainsburys in console marketing blitz

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has pledged to triple its games-related ad spend in an attempt to drive hardware sales this Christmas. Speaking during the firm’s entertainment conference last week, games manager Gurdeep Hunjan revealed Sainsbury’s games strategy for Christmas 2009 and beyond – which it believes will help it claim five …

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CCP unveils EVE on consoles

CCP’s Hilmar Veigar Petursson unveiled the studios’s latest ambition at GDC Europe today – a new project called Dust 514 which bridges the gap between FPS and MMO audiences. The game is an FPS for console – but one that is set in the EVE universe, and feeds back into …

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