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Xbox 360 sales fall by 50% in Q1

Such has been the fantastic and ongoing success of Xbox 360 in the last few years that the industry can’t help but be worried when the market leader posts such disappointing numbers. Microsoft has reported that total Xbox 360 hardware sales hit 1.4m units shipped for the quarter ending March …

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GAME crisis drives market depression

The collapse of GAME took a heavy toll on the UK games retail market last month. 2.7m games were sold during March, a whopping 34 per cent drop on the 4.1m games sold during the same period in 2011. In total, retail generated 67.7m last month, a year-on-year drop of …

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Average software price up 5.4%

The average price of video games last year was 25.63. That’s an increase of 5.4 per cent year-on-year. In 2010, the average cost of games was 24.32.Specialists, generalists and indies increased prices the most, up 7.1 per centfor an average selling price of 27.01. Supermarket game prices were up 6.5 …

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GAME shares fall as time runs out on lender talks

With any potential deal to save GAME needing to be in place by this weekend, the retailer’s share price has taken a big hit on the markets this morning. Having closed on Friday at 3.072p, GAME’s share price opened at just 2.5p this morning before falling to 1.6p after just …

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Now US reports drastic video game market falls in February

The latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the US video games market suffered a 20 per cent year-on-year decline to $1.06bn in February. The news comes after MCV revealed yesterday that the UK market suffered a 29 per cent decline last month. Back in the US, software suffered …

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GAME shares fall 15% following EA crisis

Having this morning revealed that it will not be stocking key Q1 release Mass Effect 3, GAME’s share price has plunged 15 per cent. The retailer’s share price opened at 5.57p this morning. Despite climbing briefly to 5.98p, in the hours that followed the Mass Effect 3 news the price …

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VIDEO: New Transformers trailer debuts

A brand new cinematic trailer for Activision’s Transformers: Fall of Cybertron that glimpses at the drama contained in the new action title has been released. In it we see the new look for recognisable characters such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Megatron – as well as a forceful climax …

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Screen Digest: MMO subscriptions on the fall

Subscriptions for MMOs have declined for the first time, according to new research. Despite the drop, microtransactions continue to grow strongly”, said Piers Harding-Rolls of analytics firm Screen Digest, which carried out the study. He added I don’t believe we’ll see subscriptions grow again in this sector as microtransactions take …

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Nintendo shares drop 83% in under four years

Investors have reacted negatively to Nintendo’s Tokyo 3DS showcase, with the company’s share price falling five per cent overnight. Nintendo yesterday unveiled a host of new 3DS goodies, including a new Pink console SKU for Japan and a Red model for Europe. Key titles such as Super Mario 3D Land …

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Apple shares fall 5% on Jobs resignation

No company is reliant on just one man – particularly the biggest tech company in the world. But so iconic has Steve Jobs become that Apple saw around 10bn wiped off its value last night. The falls, of course, follow news of Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO as he continues …

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