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3DS struggles are entirely our own fault, Iwata says

Saturo Iwata accepted responsibility for lower than expected international sales of the 3DS. Having already pointed a finger at its international teams for the disappointing performance of Wii U to date, the Nintendo boss also believes that the company has only itself to blame for the handheld’s current performance. It …

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PS4 to hit Japan and US in 2013… but Europe in 2014 – report

Sony may be looking to break with tradition with the PS4, but one old habit could rear its ugly head. As was the way with the launch of PS3, which launched in Japan and North America in November 2006 but didn’t arrive in Europe until March 2007, Edge believes that …

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Guild Wars 2 tops ten European software charts

NCsoft has revealed that recent MMO release Guild Wars 2 has topped the software charts in ten separate European countries. One of them, of course, is the UK, there the game entered the All Formats listings last Monday at No.1, knocking Square Enix action outing Sleeping Dogs from its perch. …

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Intergi opens new London office

Games advertising company Intergi has opened a new European HQ in London. It’s the company’s first overseas office and becomes its fifth, joining with its New York, LA, San Francisco and Florida bases. The London HQ will be lead by UK and European sales director James Haley. He’s joined by …

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Confusion over European second-hand download ruling

Digital download retailers have called in the lawyers following a shock EU decision that could legitimise second-hand sales in the download space. The ruling followed a dispute between Oracle and UsedSoft. UsedSoft was selling second-hand licences for Oracle software, so Oracle took the firm to the European Court of Justice. …

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Valve has "no plans to change" despite Euro ruling

Steam will not introduce any functionality to allow gamers to sell on products they buy digitally, it has said. We don’t have any plans to change,” was the stark response given (twice) to PCGamesN by Valve’s business development director Jason Holtman. The comments come following last week’s revelation that the …

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European Court validates pre-owned, gives nod to digital resale

Publisher’s hopes of illegalising the sale of pre-owned software have been dashed after the European Court of Justice ruled that the practice is legitimate. It has also ruled that consumers have the right to re-sell their digital purchases, The ruling is not binding but is designed to be used for …

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PS3 is leading Euro market in 2012

As part of its investor presentation last night, Nintendo revealed that Sony’s PS3 has taken control of the European hardware market since the turn of the year. Its data suggests that Sony has enjoyed weekly continental sales of between 100,00 and 50,000 units. 3DS is next in line with sales …

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Namco Bandai unite US and Euro operations

Namco Bandai has united its Western teams in a bid to replicate its Japanese success across other markets. The Tekken publisher has named Mark Tsuji as the company’s new overseas CEO. The Namco Bandai veteran will oversee the firm’s European and US operations. The firm achieved a 24 per cent …

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Nintendo strikes free European 3DS Wi-Fi deal

3DS owners can now access free Wi-Fi at over 5,000 hotspots across Europe thanks to a deal with free-hotspot.com. Providing the correct settings are in place, the handhelds will automatically connect when within range of a compatible hotspot. free-hotspot.com has partnerships with companies such as McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Subway, …

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