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The Sims 3 sells 1.4m in seven days

Few games brands are as heavyweight as EA’s colossal The Sims, and the latest instalment to the series has not failed to disappoint with news that combines sales of both the PC and Mac versions have hit 1.4m worldwide in its first week on sale. The numbers represent the best …

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Microsoft suffers first ever quarterly drop

Global software and hardware company Microsoft has suffered its first quarterly drop in revenues and sales in its 23 years as a public company, though its Xbox operations remained one of strongest parts of the business. Revenues for the quarter ending March 31st were down six per cent on the …

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Original Xbox comes to an end

The Xbox has taken a step closer to the gaming grave with the news that Microsoft has as of today terminated its service repairs for original Xbox machines that are no longer in warranty. Recently purchased machines will be supported until their warranty until it expires, though faulty machines will …

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New game coming from Smash Bros devs

The creator of both the Smash Bros series and popular Nintendo character Kirby is working on a brand new title for Nintendo, it has been confirmed. Develop has the complete story – click here to take a look .

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GTA gives DS its first 18 rated title

The British Board of Film Classification has announced the Rockstar’s upcoming DS title Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is to be granted an 18 certificate – making it the first game on Nintendo’s handheld to carry such a rating. A spokesperson for the regulator confirmed to MCV that yes, Chinatown …

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JAPAN: DSi sells half a million

Though European gamers still have no idea when Nintendo’s third generation DS handheld will arrive on continental soil, the DSi has enjoyed a great start in Japan with a solid first month’s sales. Figures from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain show that the DSi sold 535,379 units in its first month on …

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Online spearheads Zavvi growth

High Street retailer Zavvi has heralded a successful first year on the market by announcing strong improvements over the performance of the company it bought out in 2007 – Virgin Megastores. Sales in its online operations increased an impressive 148 per cent over the last twelve months compared to the …

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First UK Best Buy stores unveiled

Best Buy looks set to go head-to-head with DSGi after it emerged that one of the launch locations would be the same retail park that its UK rival is currently trialling its big box format store in. The locations of the first four stores are Bath Road Retail Park in …

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