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Zynga gets its first taste of economic slowdown

Casual games giant and CityVille publisher Zynga has reported a slight slow down in growth for the first time in its history during its June quarter. Year-on-year profits for the period fell to $1.3m – that’s a drop of 95 per cent. Revenue continued to grow though at a slower …

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Xbox price drop not on the cards

Consumers hoping to see an Xbox 360 price cut to counter the recent drops on PS3 look to be in for some disappointing news. When asked by VG247 if Microsoft is preparing a hardware price drop of its own, European interactive entertainment VP Chris Lewis responded: No. As you can …

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HMV predicts big PS3 boost in UK

The newly-announced PlayStation 3 price cut will provide a substantial sales boost” to the UK games market, says HMV. Sony revealed at its Gamescom press conference this week that the console will now retail at 199.99. The price cut has taken effect immediately. Speaking to MCV, HMV’s head of games …

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Games credited for crime drop

In a rare bit of positive news coverage for the sector, a piece penned by BBC News Washington DC correspondent Tom Geoghegan has named games as one of the key reasons why crime has declined in the US. Recent FBI figures show a sharp drop in murder and robbery rates …

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PSP gets fresh price cut

Sony has dropped the price of the PSP once again in North America. From Sunday February 27th the machine will carry an RRP of $129.99 – tantalisingly close to the magic $99.99 mark. The device currently retails for around $169.99. It was only back in October 2010 that Sony slashed …

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Square Enix issues gloomy forecast

Japanese publisher and developer Square Enix has issued a stark warning about its expected performance for the current financial year, which closes at the end of March. It now predicts net income of Y1,000m, a massive 89 per cent year-on-year drop. It expects net sales to fall 32 per cent …

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Price cuts for DSi and DSi XL

Nintendo has confirmed that it is to cut $20 off the price of its two most recent versions of the DS in North America from September 12th. The DSi will drop from $169.99 to $149.99 and the larger DSi XL will fall from $189.99 to $169.99. The older DS will …

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E3 2010: Sony rules out PS3 price drop

The idea of announcing a PS3 drop at E3 has not even been discussed at Sony, SCE UK sales director Mark Howsen has told MCV. Despite predictions earlier this year that E3 would bring with it price drops to potentially all three home consoles, as E3 has approached the chances …

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Fewer people playing Facebook games

Facebook has lost a substantial amount of its game users since altering its notification system, with FarmVille alone recording a dip of 4.4 million players. Gamasutra first reported the story, noting that 18 of the top 25 Facebook games lost players in April – with 12 of those games losing …

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Average Wii price down to £155

The price of the Nintendo Wii has tumbled at retail.MCV’s research, which monitored the sale of hardware across 25 leading UK retailers, shows that the average price of Wii is now 155.56. That’s 24.43 (13.6 per cent) less than its expected price of 179.99. WHSmith is selling the Wii for …

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