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MW2 triumphs in UK Amazon charts

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has topped the 2009 list of best-selling items in Amazon’s video game category. The popular shooter fended off competition from rival titles and a wealth of Nintendo products, which dominated sales on the online retailer’s US site. Also successful was FIFA 10, which took …

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US: Wii dominates Amazons bestseller list

The Wii dominated the top-selling list of Amazon’s video game category, accounting for nine of the Top 10 items. Nintendo hardware outsold software across all formats in 2009, with the US version of the online retailer’s site listing the standard Wii SKU as the bestselling item of the year. The …

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Sony dates MAG

Sony has confirmed dates for its Q1 line-up, which will see MAG, Heavy Rain and God Of War arrive in the next three months. Following retail listings spotted last week, the platform holder has confirmed to MCV that 256-player PS3 shooter MAG will be released on January 29th. The highly …

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ZeniMax swipes Rage rights from EA

ZeniMax Media has won the rights to publish Rage, the anticipated first-person shooter currently in development at id Software. The company, which parents both id and Fallout 3 publisher Bethesda, has revealed Electronic Arts will no longer be involved in the sales and marketing surrounding Rage’s release. Rage will now …

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First PSP Minis come to PS3

Sony has announced the first batch of PSP Minis compatible for PS3 owners. The 3.15 firmware update allows gamers to download and play the five newest PSP Minis on their console, as well as a handful of other previous releases, according to the European PlayStation Blog. The line-up includes Dynogems, …

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AUS: AVP ban in public interest

Australia’s Attorney General has claimed the decision to ban Aliens Vs Predator from release was in the public interest”. Michael Atkinson defended the Office of Film and Literature Classification’s refusal of classification, claiming only a minority of consumers is upset by this ruling. Speaking to ABC News, he said: This …

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MAG releasing on January 29th?

Sony’s highly anticipated MAG could appear on shelves as early as Janaury 2010. Several retailers – including Game, Amazon and HMV – are listing the release date for the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter as January 29th, both online and in stores. However, a Sony spokesperson told MCV: We still …

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Games retailers confident about 2010

UK retailers believe they have cracked the formula to survive the next decade – after enduring a true annus horribilis on the High Street in 2009. In a year of financial troubles, company closures and an erratic release slate, a whopping 91 per cent of retailers claimed they were confident …

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MCV Retail Survey 2009

Wondering what retailers grumble about behind the tills? And what they think is brilliant about our industry? Wonder no more, as MCV prints the results of its annual retail survey – featuring results from 93 UK outlets… What has been your highlight of the year for games retail? No real surprises here …

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