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Microsoft launches Xbox 360 S transfer cable

A new transfer cable is on the way from Microsoft that will allow gamers to transfer information between two of the new style Xbox 360 S consoles. The current transfer cable allows for the transfer of information from older Xbox 360 units to the newer machines, but not for transfers …

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Flame Red 3DS now available in Australia and New Zealand

The all new Flame Red 3DS has launched in Australia and New Zealand today, adding to the already available Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black options. The new-look 3DS is already selling at all key retailers in Australia and New Zealand, carrying the reduced RRP from earlier this year of AUD$249.95. …

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Confirmed – Vita is region free

Sony has finally confirmed that its PlayStation Vita handheld console will be region free, according to the president of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida. The news is all the bigger, of course, as Nintendo decided to region lock the 3DS – the first time it has ever locked one of …

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Microsoft touring Australian shopping centres with Kinect

Starting Monday 15th September, Microsoft will be kicking off a Kinect tour at shopping centres throughout Australia. The tour will be showcasing upcoming Christmas Kinect releases including Kinect Disneyland Adventures and the Australian-developed Fruit Ninja. Andy Coughlin, retail lead at Microsoft Australia, said: "There will be some amazing new games …

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Two new PS3 colours – Red and Blue

Sony has announced two brand new colour variants of the PS3 that will be released in Japan later this year. The Splash Blue and Scarlet Red models will be released in Japan on November 17th priced at 29,980 (around 240). There’s no hint yet of a release outside of Japan, …

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Price drops on Xbox 360 Kinect bundles in Australia

Xbox Australia today announced that it will be lowering the RRP on the Xbox 360 and Kinect bundles by AUD$50 from tomorrow, 15th September. The new RRP of the 4Gb bundle will be AUD$399 and the 250Gb bundle will go for AUD$499. Xbox is also releasing a new entry level …

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New Zealand PS3 sales receive 300% boost after price cut

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia announced a 400% PS3 sales jump last week, and has today confirmed 300% in New Zealand. The increase follows the price drop of the PS3 worldwide on 22nd August, which saved New Zealand consumers NZD$150 per console (approximately). David Hine, director of sales and marketing for …

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Playstation sales in Australia jump over 400%

After a huge price slash of the Playstation 3 console on 22nd August, Sony has confirmed that sales in Australia have risen over 400%. The data is based on NPD Group findings and retailers information, and pertains to both the 160Gb and 320Gb models of the console. Michael Ephraim, managing …

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Child of Eden offered as digital Kinect extra

With Christmas rapidly approaching, Microsoft has decided to spruce up its Kinect hardware offer. The platform holder is to shortly begin including a code that entitles buyers to download Ubisoft’s Child of Eden with every Kinect and Kinect Adventures bundle sold at retail. The new SKU will retail for the …

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Former Activision exec calls for new consoles

Xbox 360 is approaching its sixth birthday, and the Wii and PS3 their fifth. This is when a new console cycle would traditionally begin. But the market has changed. The Wii U is on the way, of course, but a true next-gen console is at the very least two years …

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