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PS4 imports make their way into Indian grey market

It’s been barely a week since the PlayStation 4 went on sale in North America and already import units have made their way into India’s grey market. Sony is yet to announce a launch date or price for the PS4 in India, but you can pick one up now from …

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Time also called on Wii in Europe

If you’re in the UK and in the market for a Wii, now is the time to act. Having confirmed that the machine is no longer being supplied to the Japanese market, Nintendo has now revealed that Europe too will not be receiving any further stock of the machine. Wii …

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Xbox One will be region locked

Games for Microsoft’s Xbox One will be region locked, meaning no importing of titles from overseas. Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale,” a Microsoft rep told Digital Trends. We will continue to work with our partners to …

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UK games price war hurting foreign retail

Games retailers across EMEA regions say they are facing bankruptcy – and it’s all our fault. Low UK game pricing has caused a sharp rise in importing amongst consumers around the globe, damaging local sales. Foreign indie stores are following suit, and buying stock in bulk from the UK. This …

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Aussie retailer opens up on import sales

Retailer JB HiFi has officially admitted that it is selling imported stock in its Australian High Street stores. MCV Pacific reports that, as in the UK, specialist games retailers in the country face growing pressure from price-focused mass-market retailers. In addition, the import scene lives on in Australia, partly due …

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Patent row could block Xbox 360 sales in US

Imports of Xbox 360 hardware to the US could be blocked following a legal victory for Motorola. The BBC reports that a US International Trade Commission judge has ruled in favour of the firm, ruling that Microsoft has infringed four patents owned by Motorola Mobility relating to video compression and …

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Indie retailer Videogamesplus.ca hacked

Canadian games importer Videogamesplus.ca has reportedly been hacked, leading to the details of 21,000 customers being leaked online. Edge reports that a list of names, phone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords was uploaded to Pastebin, though links to the file have since been removed. Videogamesplus is a popular …

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Import section coming to PSN

Retro seems to be very much the theme at the moment – following news that cult Saturn shooter Radiant Silvergun is getting an XBLA release, Sony has gone one better by announcing a brand new PSOne Import section on PSN. The new sub-store will offer PSOne games previously only released …

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