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Hardware bundle arriving alongside PSP Rock Band

Hot on the heels of EA’s confirmation that PSP title Rock Band Unplugged will be released in Europe and North American on June 9th, Sony has announced that a new hardware bundle will be released at the same time. The Limited Edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack will include a …

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JAPAN: PS3 overtakes Wii in March

After 16 months of dominance by the Wii, and even at the times the Xbox 360, in the Japanese hardware charts Sony’s PS3 has finally bettered Nintendo’s Wii in the country’s monthly hardware charts. Reuters reports that March sales of Sony’s machine hit 146,948, way ahead of Wii’s 99,335 units …

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Perlman: OnLive critics are ignorant

With seemingly the entire games industry lining up to pour doubt over the lofty claims and aspirations of freshly revealed streaming games service OnLive, the company’s founder Steve Perlman has spoken out in defence of the company. We have nine of the largest game publishers in world signed up,” Perlman …

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Could OnLive be the death of hardware?

With Zeebo proposing that the future of gaming will bring about the end of disc-based media, an arguably even more exciting prospect dubbed OnLive threatens to end the gaming hardware race altogether. The new on-demand service claims to do for gaming what the ‘cloud’ concept has done to computing – …

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JAPAN: PS3 tops hardware charts

The arrival (and, indeed, solid success ) of Sega’s next-gen RPG brawler Yakuza 3 in Japan has seen Sony’s PS3 recapture the top spot in the Japanese hardware sales charts. Media Create numbers show that PS3 sold 36,513 units in the week ending March 1st, ever so slightly ahead of …

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Q4 2008 PC hardware sales show annual rises

UK PC sales in the fourth quarter continued to grow at a rapid pace, despite a rising dollar, on-going recession and stalling shipments worldwide. According to figures released by IDC, more than 3.8 million PCs were sold during the fourth quarter, an increase of 13.3 per cent on the same …

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UK to get Killzone 2 PS3 bundle

SCEE has announced that it is to bundle it’s excitedly anticipated FPS Killzone 2 with the PS3 in the UK upon the game’s release at the end of February. Priced at 299.99, the package will include an 80GB PS3 console, one DualShock 3 controller and a copy of the gritty …

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NPD: Nintendo shatters records in 2008

Nintendo was the main beneficiary of a record-breaking year for the video games market in North America last year, with Wii breaking the record for the number of unit sales enjoyed by a single platform in one year – 10.17m units. In addition to this, DS shattered the territory’s monthly …

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Greenberg: 360 pulling away from PS3 in Europe

Microsoft’s group product manager for Xbox 360 Aaron Greenberg has stated that Xbox 360 and PS3 were neck and neck” in sales terms until Microsoft’s aggressive European hardware price cutting lead to a significant sales increase in the region. While we had a pretty large lead – around five million …

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