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Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros joins Nintendo’s 3DS line-up for December 2015

The fifth Mario role-playing game is coming to the UK earlier than you might have expected. Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros sees the Italian siblings accidentally unleash characters from the 2D Paper Mario universe into their 3D world after fiddling with a magical tome in Princess Peach’s Castle. 3D …

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The Crew delayed; falls back to early December

Ubisoft has announced that The Crew has been delayed, and will be released worldwide on December 2nd. The open-world racer was originally set for launch on November 11th, alongside Halo: The Master Chief Collection and two days before Ubisoft’s pair of Assassin’s Creed games, Unity and Rogue, PES 2015 and …

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Xbox One outsold PS4 in the US in December

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One outsold the PS4 in the US in December. It’s the first sign that its next-gen machine could yet recover its market-leading position in the US market and offer a serious challenge to PS4, which has outpaced Microsoft’s console in all other key territories since …

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$10bn+ spent on the Apple App Store in 2013

Apple has revealed that over $10bn was spent on its App Store throughout 2013. December was a record breaking month for the service, in which spend passed $1bn and nearly three billion apps were downloaded. We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the …

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NPD December: Xbox 360, Black Ops 2 top another lackluster month

The NPD has provided its December 2012 report for US retail, as well as a general overview for 2012, and to no one’s surprise the numbers show the same old decline we’ve come accustomed to in the past year. The month saw total industry sales fall by 22 per cent …

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Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

UK retail sales values were up ever so slightly by 0.3 per cent year-on-year fro December. It’s a severe drop from the 2.2 per cent gain made in 2011, but better than some had feared. The BRC reports that total sales were up 1.5 per cent. This is down from …

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Wii was best selling European home console in December

Think the Wii is dead in the market? Think again. Data from Nintendo’s latest investor presentation reveals that Nintendo’s innovative home machine was the best selling hardware in Europe in December 2011. It wasn’t able to replicate the huge lead it enjoyed over rivals PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, …

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360 dash app usage rises 50%

The amount of consumers using entertainment apps on Xbox Live globally increased by 50 per cent from November to December. On average, over 60 per cent US Xbox Live Gold members accessed these apps for one hour each day. Entertainment apps include YouTube, Blinkbox, Netflix and MSN. Several went live …

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2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

NPD has confirmed that the US video games market declines eight per cent year-on-year to $17.02bn in 2011. That’s the same rate of decline that was seen in Japan last year, and sadly leaves the UK out alone as the worst performing video games market out of the traditional ‘big …

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Retail enjoys "dazzling" December

It might not feel like it on the High Street right now, but the British Retail Consortium has said UK retail enjoyed a dazzling” December. It reports that like-for-like sales for the month were up 2.1 per cent year-on-year, with total sales climbing 4.1 per cent. Of course, the snow …

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