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505: PS Vita date is only speculative

Some parts of the internet became very excited an hour ago when 505 Games put out a press release entitled Supremacy MMA takes the fight to the streets with PlayStation Vita this fall”. However, the publisher has now confirmed to MCV that this is not a premature date leak, saying …

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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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Music genre plummets by 75% in two years

The value of the console music genre has decreased by a massive 75 per cent in the last two years, according to a new study. Gamasutra reckons the genre – which includes titles such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band – was worth over $16bn in 2008. In 2010 that …

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MS confirms cut-price Xbox 360 S

With the Xbox 360 S making its way into the hands of its first US customers, Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that it will introduce a low-price $199 version this autumn. The ‘Arcade’ version of the hardware was first confirmed at last week’s E3 event. It’s still not yet known …

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Assassins Creed: Brotherhood revealed

A new Assassin’s Creed game – titled Brotherhood – has been announced by Ubisoft following a leaked image of the game’s retail placeholder art appearing online. Kotaku was allegedly sent pre-order materials from US retailer GameStop featuring Assassin’s Creed II’s protagonist Ezio and the text available fall 2010”. A spokesperson …

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Games got cheaper in 2009

The average sale price of a video game in the UK fell last year compared to 2008, new data from the ERA shows. The overall average price of a game in 2009 was 21.34, down from 22.99 in 2008. In addition, supermarkets may be the largest growing games retailers in …

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Annual Xbox sales fall 13%

Microsoft sold 5.2m Xbox 360 consoles in the quarter ending December 31st – 13 per cent down on the 6m units it sold in the same period in 2008. The number brings the console’s worldwide sales total to 39m units. 7.3m consoles were shipped in the period, down on the …

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Sony delays Motion Controller

PlayStation platform holder Sony has confirmed that its upcoming PS3 Motion Controller will not now be launched until the autumn. We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the …

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Konami predicts profit slump

Ahead of the publication of firm numbers for its current financial year, publisher Konami has issued a stark word of caution to investors, warning them that the numbers are likely to bring bad news. Konami expects that profits for the current financial year will be 82 per cent down on …

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NPD: August shows 16% decline

Sales analyst NPD has revealed that the North American video games market suffered yet another monthly decline in August – its sixth in as many months – though there are signs that the drops are abating. The market’s total value hit $908.72m throughout the month – 16 per cent down …

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