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JAPAN: 360 to get Resi 5 bundle

Platform holder Microsoft has announced that the upcoming release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 5 will be accompanied by an Xbox 360 hardware bundle including the game in Japan. The Xbox 360 Biohazard 5 Pack (as the series is known in the region) will include the console, a 60GB hard drive, …

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US: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

Leading platform holder Nintendo is understandably quite smug about its strong performance in the North American market in October, with its hardware victory being joined by a strong software sales offering . Combined sales of Wii and DS reached 1.29 million for the month, with Wii shifting 803,210 units and …

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US: Nintendo dominates October hardware sales

With news of 35 per cent growth in the US hardware market in October causing great cheer across the Atlantic, Nintendo has the greatest reason to celebrate after some hugely impressive sales figures for its hardware. NPD stats show that the Wii sold 803,000 units in October, with twin-screened cousin …

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JAPAN: PS3 finally outsells 360

After lagging behind Microsoft’s rejuvenated Xbox 360 for a surprising six weeks in the Japanese hardware charts, Sony’s PS3 has finally reversed the tide by outpacing Microsoft’s machine for the week ending November 2nd. Media Create figures show that PS3 shifted a vastly improved 39,587 units last week, far ahead …

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JAPAN: 360 outsells PS3 in September

Hot on the heels of its two successive weekly victories in the Japanese hardware charts , Microsoft has won another Far Eastern battle by outselling Sony’s rival PS3 console for the month of September in Japan, Reuters reports. Throughout the month Microsoft sold 53,547 Xbox 360 consoles, ahead of PS3’s …

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JAPAN: PSP leads half-year sales battle

The latest figures from Enterbrain, the parent company of legendary Japanese games magazine Famitsu, have shown that PSP was the biggest selling console in the six months ending September 28th. However, sales of both hardware and software for the period were down compared to the same period in the year …

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Is Nintendo prepping new hardware range?

Momentum is growing behind rumours that Nintendo is preparing to unveil updates to both of its market leading consoles. Talk of a redesigned DS has been doing the rounds for quite some time, and the latest murmurings suggest that a new handheld boasting two touch screens, an integrated digital camera …

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Peter Moore: I killed the Dreamcast

In an interview with British daily broadsheet The Guardian , current EA Sports boss and the ex head of hardware for both Xbox 360 and Sega has admitted that it was he who made the final decision to pull Sega out of the hardware market. We had a tremendous 18 …

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US: Microsoft hails 600 per cent 360 Arcade sales hike

Microsoft is understandably delighted by its August sales victory over Sony’s PS3 , and has highlighted the massive surge in Xbox 360 hardware sales in early September in its response to NPD’s August US sales figures. Having been crowned the victor in its battle of Sony in August, Microsoft immediately …

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US: Sony highlights huge year-on-year sales growth

Despite losing out to Xbox 360 in the August US hardware battle , Sony has concentrated on the many positives the firm can enjoy in its response to the latest NPD stats. PS3 shifted 185,353 units in the US throughout August, with sales so far in 2008 hitting two million …

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