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Games RRP increase on the cards?

Gamers could face an unwelcome price hike at some stage this year as the price of procuring polycarbonate – a key material in the disc manufacturing process – continues to rise. DigiTimes reports that wholesale prices remained static throughout 2009 despite the increasing manufacturing costs, However, should the price of …

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Halo heading to Blu-ray

The Master Chief remains an Xbox 360 loyalist for now, but PS3 owners will for the first time next month get the chance to bring Bungie’s universe to their consoles with the DVD and Blu-ray release of anime Halo Legends. Three SKUs will be hitting the market – the standard …

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UK DVD sales hit £2bn in ’09

The DVD market continues to outperform video games in 2009, with 2.167 billion worth of DVD and Blu-ray discs sold last year. The figure is according to the British Video Association (BVA) with data supplied by the Official Charts Company – and relayed to MCV. In contrast, video game software …

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Gaming surpasses film in 2009

Despite the British cinema industry enjoying its best 12 months in almost 30 years, the UK public spent around half a billion pounds more on gaming than it did movies in the year ending September 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper pens the total amount spent at 1.73bn …

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Tesco unveils digital movie drive

It already boasts a popular and competitive MP3 marketplace and now leading national supermarket Tesco has taken a huge stride into the digital video space with the announcement of its new Virtual DVD offering. Using Microsoft’s Silverlight – an ambitious rival to Adobe’s Flash technology – the products will offer …

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Amazon debuts own brand electronics

Amazon has launched a portfolio of low price consumer electronic accessories under its own AmazonBasics brand. At this time, the range includes audio video cables and blank DVD media, with more accessories and items to be added over the next few months. The AmazonBasics brand is currently only available in …

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Blu-ray and DVD sales down

The global market for both Blu-ray and DVD discs dropped by 4.8 per cent to $482m in 2008, with analyst Screen Digest blaming both the worldwide recession and online piracy for the dip. Many had hoped that these threats would have been countered by the growing appetite for HD content …

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Forza 3 to come on two DVDs

The increasing complexity of games and the limited storage capacity of DVDs has been threatening to come to a head for Xbox 360 of late, and Forza 3 is set to be the game that finally breaks it. Forza’s content director John Wendl told Joystiq that: It is going to …

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JAPAN: Blu-ray hardware outsells DVD for the first time

Stats from Gfk Retail and Technology Japan have revealed that in the first week of November Blu-ray disc recording hardware outsold DVD recorders for the first time. In the same period last year Blu-ray disc recorders accounted for just ten per cent of the market, but falling prices in recent …

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Games to overtake music and film by year end

A new report from market analysts Verdict Research has forecast that gaming is on track to overtake both music and film to become the UK’s number one entertainment choice by the end of the year. The BBC reports that spending on gaming will rise by 42 per cent to reach …

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