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PS4 attracting higher Chinese interest than Xbox One

A survey conducted by a Chinese news outlet suggests that PS4 is attracting more buyer interest than Xbox One. Kotaku reports that of the 6,488 Chinese users who responded to a NetEase survey, 57.3 per cent said they would but a PS4. 19 per cent reckon they’ll keep buying hardware …

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GameStop seeing ‘stronger demand’ for Xbox One since Kinect chop

Retailer GameStop reckons that consumers have started showing more interest in Xbox One since Microsoft announced a cut-price Kinect-less SKU is on the way. Microsoft confirmed earlier this month that it would slash 50 off the price of the current hardware with a new 350 bundle that doesn’t include the …

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Nintendo has received Wii U interest "from over 1,000 indie devs"

If the numbers coming from Nintendo are to be believed, indie development interest in Wii U is at astronomic levels. Nintendo’s manager of business development Dan Adelman reckons that the platform holder’s recently launched Wii U development website is attracting some serious interest. It’s been overwhelming. We’ve gotten probably over …

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Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Although there are indications that there’s a decent appetite for Xbox One and PS4 in the West, the same can’t necessarily be said of Japan. Kotaku reports the Japan.Internet.com poll found that only 2.5 per cent of respondents intended to purchase an Xbox One during its launch window, whenever that …

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UPDATED: GAME paid fees of £3.2m in months following buyout; New stores planned

The new-look Game Retail was forced to pay owners OpCapita a significant sum in the months following its buyout despite continuing to post a loss. The Telegraphreports that GAME posted a loss of 18.2m in the four months following its buyout last April – but in the same period still …

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Retail reports low interest in Wii Mini

The Wii Mini has attracted little interest at UK retail, one site has claimed. TechRadar reports that one of retailer GAME’s flagship” stores is not even stocking the machine, and when asked what the interest levels were like responded: "We’ve pretty much had nothing. None at all." Fellow retailer HMV …

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"A number of parties" looking at GAME Australia

Administrator PriceWaterhouseCooper has said that it is already talking to a number of parties” about a possible acquisition of GAME’s Australian arm. "Initially we will continue to trade all stores, operating these on as close to a ‘business as usual’ mode as possible whilst we get a clearer understanding of …

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JAPAN: Low interest in 3D TV

A survey conducted by Kakaku.com in Japan paints a worrying picture for the prospects of 3D TV in the region, Reuters reports. 67.4 per cent of those questioned claimed to have no interest in buying a 3D TV. Of those, 70 per cent blamed the need to wear special 3D …

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Analyst: GTA franchise has peaked

While we still don’t know exactly how many copies of both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony have been downloaded by Xbox 360 owners, the secrecy itself has done most of the talking – and now one analyst has gone as far as to speculate that …

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Japanese interest in gaming on the decline

New research from Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association suggests that the number of people in Japan who consider themselves to be gamers has reduced significantly in the last year. The organisation polled over 1,000 individuals aged between three and 79. The number that claimed to be gamers had dropped by …

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