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Microsoft cans Courier tablet

Microsoft has shelved plans to launch a folding, two-screen touch-screen device, known as Courier. The highly anticipated product has been much discussed in tech blogs and news outlets in recent months. The two-screen tablet was to incorporate touch-screen and pen-based controls. And although Microsoft has never confirmed the existence of …

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NPD: Nintendo maintains hardware grip

Despite the announcement that its successor will be here (in Japan at least) before the end of the year, Nintendo’s DS shows no sign of letting up in the US market, with the handheld topping the March sales list. The DS sold 700.8k units in the period, with its homebound …

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US: 360 enjoys biggest ever Feb

Despite having reached what traditionally would have been regarded as retirement age in console years, Xbox 360 has just enjoyed its best ever February in the US. Microsoft’s machine sold 422k units in the period – ahead of both the Wii (398k) and the PS3 (360k). The Xbox 360 SKU …

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NPD: Xbox 360 outsells Wii

In a month that saw steeper declines in the US video games market than most people had expected, Xbox 360 has emerged as a surprise victor in the hardware sector. Though hardware sales as a whole fell 20 per cent year-on-year to $426.4m, Microsoft’s machine succeeded in securing the top …

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360 Splinter Cell bundle confirmed

Accompanying the long-awaited release of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Conviction in the UK on April 16th, a hardware bundle including a 250GB limited edition Xbox 360 has also been announced. Included in the SKU will also be two wireless joypads, wireless headset, ethernet cable, AV cable and the standard edition version …

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Sony admits to PS3 UK stock issues

Following warnings from the US over the weekend about PS3 hardware stock shortages in the region, Sony UK has admitted to MCV that the console is also in short supply in the UK. However, the platform holder hopes that the problems will be eased in the near future. Since we …

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Retailers ready for longer cycle

The High Street has called for increased games hardware marketing from the industry if they are to really make the lengthier console generation work. Entertainment chains, online specialists and supermarkets have all told MCV they agree with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s strategies to extend the current hardware cycle. But they …

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FEATURE: The longer console lifecycle

Last year, Microsoft’s game software boss Phil Spencer offered a telling quote about the direction of the games industry to MCV. It wasn’t about motion controllers or new online services – it was about the market forces that are allowing those things to appear: Do we need a new console? …

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US: Sony warns of PS3 shortages

Such is the momentum driving Sony’s PS3 onwards and upwards right now that SCEA has warned consumers that retail may face shortages of the in-demand console over the coming weeks. We’re working very hard with our retail partners to meet consumer interest, but the demand is tremendously high for the …

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Activision: Console sales to grow 18% in 2010

Activision expects the console installed-base in US and Europe to grow 18 per cent in 2010 to 265 million units. The firm revealed that hardware sales leapt 37 per cent last year to 218 million consoles sold. The announcement was made by Activision’s publishing president and CEO Mike Griffith during …

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