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Nintendo tops US hardware and software charts

PS4 may have again beaten Xbox One in the monthly US hardware charts in February, but it was Nintendo that emerged as the month’s surprise winner. The launch of the new 3DS XL in the region saw Nintendo’s handheld platform win the hardware race, while The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s …

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Nintendo and Take-Two shine in a quiet February

In spite of a few big releases this February, the games market is tracking behind last year. 1.4m games were sold last month, representing a seven per cent decline year-on-year. Meanwhile software revenue slipped 1.8 per cent to 39.1m. Game sales have generally been slow this year, with Evolve and …

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Warner Bros shines in quiet month: the February charts

February is not traditionally a big sales month, but this year was even quieter than usual. Where in 2013 there was a 1.9m decline in month-on-month sales between January and February, this decrease was to the tune of 16.4m in 2014. This is due to the lack of releases on …

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Sony to announce PS4 in February – rumour

A Sony press conference scheduled for February 25th could be the launch platform for PS4, one online report has claimed. Expert Reviews claims to have word that Sony will use the Destination PlayStation event to formally unveil its next-generation PlayStation 4 console for the first time, showing off pre-release hardware …

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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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Final Fantasy XIII-2 on top in dreary February

The UK games retail market suffered yet another poor month in February, with unit sales down 29 per cent compared with the same period last year. According to GfK Chart-Track, 2,314,424 games were sold last month, generating 55m for stores. In value, that’s almost 25 per cent down compared with …

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Gotham City Imposters tops XBLA sales chart

Warner Bros’ online shooter Gotham City Imposters became last week’s best-selling Xbox Live Arcade game. The multiplayer-focused Batman title reached the No.1 spot ahead of Pinball FX2, Warp, The Simpsons Arcade Game and Fruit Ninja Kinect. This is in terms of full versions purchased. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 …

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UKIE plans to make UK crowd funding legal

Industry trade body UKIE will publish a report next week outlining how to make crowd funding legal for UK games firms. It wants to change legislation so that publishers and other games companies can receive money from large numbers of individuals, in order to fund new projects. The news comes …

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Microsoft Flight lands on February 29th

PC owners will be able to download Microsoft Flight for free in a matter of weeks, with paid-for content available at launch. The flight simulator game is the first from Microsoft to adopt a free-to-play model, unlike previous boxed Flight Sim instalments. Consumers can fly around the ‘Big Islands of …

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Twisted Metal UK release date confirmed

PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal will arrive in the UK on February 17th, Sony has told MCV. The destructive driving game is the latest in Sony’s long-running franchise, which first arrived on the original PlayStation in 1995. The new Twisted Metal was previously scheduled to arrive in October last year …

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