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No stock means PS3 price cut

Rumours and speculation have been rife for many weeks now, but MCV can reveal that Sony is clearing PS3 hardware stock from the channel ahead of what is expected to be a new price point introduced from early September. A press conference at the Gamescom event in Cologne next Tuesday …

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NPD: DS dominates hardware market

Amidst the gloom of yet more annual falls in the US video games market, hardware sales for June were better than expected hitting $1.7m – NPD had expected that number to be around $1.55m. As always, Nintendo’s machines were the star performers with DS shifting 766,500 units and the Wii …

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JAPAN: Market declines by 24%

The bad news continues for the troubled Japanese games industry with new stats from Famitsu-owning Enterbrain showing that the total value of the region’s games market is down 24.4 per cent year-on-year for the period between December 29th and June 28th. A slump in hardware sales of 27.6 per cent …

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Confusion over Natal 360 SKU

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday seemingly confirmed a brand new version of the Xbox 360 hardware that includes the motion-sensing Natal technology built in to the hardware. TGDaily reports that the iconic exec told attendees at The Executive’s Club of Chicago that a new hardware SKU equipped with Natal is …

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NPD: Hardware suffers sharp dip

Mirroring the overall decline seen in the US video games market in May, hardware sales for the period suffered a sharp fall – year-on-year sales of consoles dropped 30 per cent, hitting $302,500. Software was on the decline, too, albeit by a lesser extent. Compared to May 2008 total software …

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Kotick critical over lack of price cuts

One thing universally absent from this year’s E3 was any kind of hardware price cutting from any of the major platform holders – and that’s something that Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick is not happy about. I was disappointed not to see any sort of aggressive price cutting,” he told …

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Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Whether Blu-ray’s rise to ascendancy will gather the required pace needed before the mainstream adaptation of digital movie downloads arrives is yet to be seen, but sales of HD discs players have performed well year-on-year. TechRadar reports that annual Blu-ray player sales climbed 72 per cent in 2008 in North …

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54 Wii titles sell over a million

As part of today’s financial results, Nintendo has revealed some impressive sales numbers that demonstrate the true impact of leading IPs such as Wii Fit and Brain Training. In its last financial year Nintendo sold 26m Wii consoles, bringing its lifetime sales to over 50m. 31m DS consoles were sold …

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UK lifetime console sales revealed

As part of its full year financial results posting earlier today, retailer GAME has dished out the numbers on UK lifetime sales of all today’s gaming platforms. It’s the DS that leads the pack, unsurprisingly, with total lifetime sales of 8.8m units. Next in line is its home console cousin …

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