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JAPAN: DS wins in August as market declines

Data from Enterbrain, the publisher and analyst firm behind Japanese games bible and MCV media partner Famitsu, has shown that Japan’s games market in August was down 17 per cent compared to the same month last year. The decline was lead by a 29 per cent drop in hardware sales …

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Farrell: Hardware cycle is no more

Speaking at a US event entitled the Pacific Crest 10th Anniversary Technology Leadership Forum, THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell has stated that the traditional console cycle as we know it is no more. MTV Multiplayer quotes Farrell as stating: We used to always think of this industry as ‘the …

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Nintendo eyes Asian markets

Nintendo has targeted the Asian market outside of Japan with new DS consoles and simulation titles, according to Japanese paper Nikkei. As reported by Thompson Financial, the platform-holder has developed localised DS systems for the Taiwan market, and will debut them in mobile phone stores this month. China will also …

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Japan: PSP triumphs in hardware sale battle

The PSP’s resurgence has continued in Japan, with Sony’s handheld trumping all other hardware opponents in the March sales battle, Reuters reports. PSP sold 415,415 units throughout the month, way ahead of rival DS – though Nintendo’s machine still sold an impressive 255,124 in the period. The PSP was boosted …

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GameStop: Wii shortages to continue for at least six months

Following the publication of its latest financial statement , GameStop COO Dan DeMatteo has stated in an investor call that he anticipates supplies of Nintendo’s Wii won’t meet demand for the next two quarters at least”. He did, however, say that supplies of both Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which Microsoft recently …

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LucasArts: Most games dont take advantage of next-gen hardware

US developer LucasArts has said that whilst many studios are pushing the visual envelope, few are genuinely taking advantage of the power offered by the Xbox 360 and PS3. Speaking to CVG, a spokesperson for the developer stated: "To put it simply, Fracture is one of the few games that …

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Japanese hardware sales take a knock

Hardware sales in Japan have taken a downturn for the week ending September 2nd – the PS3 being the only exception with a marginal boost, shifting 18,068 units. The DS sold less than 100,000 units during the week for the first time this year, reported Games Industry . Its 94,339 …

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