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NPD: US hardware sales rise across the board

US hardware sales for every format are up on all formats, according to the latest NPD data. Each platform topped its sales when compared to last month, with the DS leading the way at 1.70 million units. The only other platform to shift more than 1 million was the Wii, …

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US: Toys R Us offers hardware trade-ins

Toys R Us in North America had added video game consoles to its pre-owned offer. Consumers can now trade-in hardware at the service desk, and will receive a Toys R Us gift card that can be used at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores, as well as on …

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Wii sales reach ’09 high

The Wii has achieved its best weekly hardware sales of 2009, countering accusations that the console’s sales are flagging. For the week ending November 7th, the format enjoyed its best hardware sales so far this year, according to ChartTrack. This was attributed to a 57 per cent increase in sales …

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NPD: DS top but PS3 and 360 impress

The mighty DS once again emerged as the best selling console in North America for the month of September, but the numbers gave each platform holder a chance to celebrate. DS was the best selling machine for the sixth month on the trot with sales of 524k, though this was …

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JAPAN: Market 10% down in 2009H1

The ongoing decline in the Japanese video game market has so far continued in 2009, with Famitsu reporting that the sector showed a 10.5 per cent decline year-on-year for the period between March 31st and September 28th 2009. Hardware sales fell 15.1 per cent, whilst software fell 7.5 per cent. …

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250GB PS3 bundles incoming

As has been rumoured, SCE UK has confirmed that a brand new 250GB variant of its Slim PS3 is heading to retail with a number of bundles based on some of the console’s most popular software releases. Arriving on October 1st, the initial offering will include any two of Sony’s …

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Sony quiet on PS3 MW2 bundle

PlayStation 3 platform holder Sony has told MCV that it has nothing to say concerning the possibility of a PS3 hardware bundle to accompany the upcoming release of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Microsoft this morning lifted the lid on a surprise 250GB Xbox 360 bundle arriving alongside …

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NPD: PS3 surges month-on-month

Whilst Nintendo continues to outsell all its opposition in the August hardware sales figures in North America, the biggest gains were enjoyed by the resurgent PS3, according to NPD’s August sales data. PS3 units sales were up an impressive 72 per cent over July, though Nintendo still emerged the clear …

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PS3 sales up 999%

Having launched at UK retail last Tuesday, Sony’s PS3 console has enjoyed a colossal week-on-week sales jump, with numbers of ChartTrack’s Week 36 showing a 999 per cent sales increase over the week before. ChartTrack has told MCV that it is not releasing specific sales numbers, but did say: The …

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NPD: 360 continues to improve

The North American video games hardware market continued its value freefall in July, but Microsoft’s Xbox 360 managed to mirror its ongoing success in the UK to post year-on-year sales increases. The overall hardware market declined by 37 per cent year-on-year according to NPD’s latest numbers, but Xbox 360 saw …

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