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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to land in UK in January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been dated for a January 2015 UK release. Nintendo revealed in its recent financials that the spin-off of the Super Mario 3D World mini-game would see a December release in Japan and the US, before coming to the UK and the rest of Europe one …

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Happy New Year: January in numbers

January is always a quiet time of the year – this year more so than normal with only a handful of new releases. That didn’t stop a reasonable sum of money being generated by software. 58.5m was made through game sales, which is an impressive 24 per cent rise over …

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January PS4 sales nearly double Xbox One in US

Sony has taken an impressive lead over the Xbox One across the pond. Figures from NPD reveal the PS4 leads hardware sales in the US – a feat Sony says it has achieved despite "severely constrained" stock of the console. Despite trailing to its rival, the Xbox One is still …

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UK boxed games market plunges 30% in January

January was a grim month for UK games retail, with sales down 30 per cent year-on-year. There was a dearth of new releases last month – by comparison LittleBigPlanet 2 and Dead Space 2 were released in January 2011. In total 2,781,786 games were sold last month, down 27.7 per …

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PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

EA PopCap has dropped ZipZapPlay’s Facebook game Baking Life, despite the title having almost three quarters of a million players. The free-to-play game will close at the end of the month. Users who have bought in-game currency using real money will not be able to use this in other PopCap-owned …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market dips to £48.6m

The UK games retail market generated 48.6m in the post-Christmas week – a drop of 45 per cent over the week before. More than 2m video games were sold at retail for the week ending December 31st, representing a 39 per cent week-on-week dip in unit sales. FIFA 12 became …

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Resident Evil Revelations out January 27th

Capcom’s 3DS survival horror shooter Resident Evil Revelations will hit UK shelves in January next year. Like this year’s Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, Nintendo will handle sales, marketing and distribution duties for Revelations throughout Europe and Australia. Capcom will remain publisher. Revelations is the second Resident Evil game on …

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NPD: Xbox claims January win

Microsoft has claimed both another month of strong sales in the US and another month of console market leadership. Following NPD’s January report, the platform holder released a statement confirming Xbox 360 hardware sales of 381k units – that’s up 15 per cent or 48k units year-on-year. Microsoft adds that …

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NPD: US January games market down 5%

US sales tracker NPD has released its numbers for the US video games market in January 2011, and they show another period of year-on-year decline. Overall sales hit $1.16bn – a five per cent drop on January 2010. Software sales were down five per cent at $576m while hardware fell …

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