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Channel 5’s Kate Barnes joins Microsoft Studios Soho Productions

Microsoft has announced that former Channel 5 digital boss Kate Barnes has joined Microsoft Studios’ Soho Productions as executive producer. She will in her new role be responsible for the studio’s EMEA TV strategy. Barnes was made boss of Channel 5’s digital channels 5* and 5USA in 2007 and oversaw …

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Five top High Street games stores

MCV and Koch Media round off Independent Retail Month with our final special feature focusing on the sector. This week, we look at five of the UK’s top stores. Seedee Jons Established: 1993Stores: 1Based: Jersey, Channel IslandsContact: 01534 769405Web: www.seedeejons.com Games now make up almost 70 per cent of this …

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Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting. 3.5bnLoss reported by Sony for its financial year ending March 31stRead more $1bnEstimated revenues generated from overall game sales in the US during April, including retail sales, downloads, hardware, mobile games, rentals and moreRead …

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Friday’s Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting. 284mLoss reported at Nintendo for the year ending March 31stRead more 17.3mUncharted games sold worldwide to dateRead more 2.1%Decline in like-for-like store sales at GameStop for its financial year ending January 28th, 2012Read more …

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Modern Warfare 3 sets 5-day entertainment record

Activision has named a number of entertainment and retail stats demonstrating the monstrous success that is record breaker Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The publisher says the game has set an all-time entertainment launch record, grossing over $775m worldwide. It has been confirmed as the best-selling game launch at …

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ShopTo.net doubles warehouse capacity

Leading independent online games retailer ShopTo.net has doubled its warehouse capacity as we enter the busy Q4 period. It means that in the region of 1,600 items are now available in its under five minute dispatch” offer. It says that system makes ShopTo the fastest dispatch company in the games …

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Just Dance 2 joins Wii 5m club

Nintendo has announced that Just Dance 2 has now sold over 5m copies in the US. It’s only the eighth title to do so and is the first from a third party publisher. Worldwide sales for the game stand at 14m. Here is the complete list of 5m+ sellers: 1. …

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Happy Birthday, PSP

The PlayStation Portable is celebrating its fifth birthday (in the US at least). Throughout its lifetime it has sold 17m units in the country. The machine currently boasts a UMD games library in excess of 520 games, with an additional 300+ titles available to download on PSN. In its time …

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Fable III aims for 5m sales

The creative director of Microsoft Game Studios Peter Molyneux has stated that the publisher’s forthcoming Xbox 360 RPG Fable III needs to sell 5m copies to meet internal expectations. That figure isn’t necessarily a financial target, IGN reports, but instead relates to goals relating to gameplay changes made to the …

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UK CHARTS: MW2 still top

It’s five weeks and counting now for Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as the record-breaking shooter beds in ahead of the key Christmas listings in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. You can read the full Top 40 – as well as single-format charts – in MCV’s …

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