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PS4 outsells Xbox One for 7th consecutive month in US

NPD’s July 2014 report reveals Sony’s console has once again topped the US hardware monthly charts, while The Last of Us (both the original and Remastered versions) drove software sales. Software results were particularly weak during the period, thanks to the absence of annual sales-driver NCAA Football. "July is typically …

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July NPD: NCAA 13 and Xbox 360 on top; overall spending down again

The NPD Group has released its monthly US retail report for July, confirming a year over year decline in spending for the eighth month in a row. Total industry spending was down 20 per cent, coming in at $548.4m compared to $686.3m during July 2011. NPD, seemingly prepping us for …

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PEGI ratings now set for July

The much-delayed implementation of the PEGI age rating system should finally happen in July, says UKIE. It’s been over four years since The Byron Review, and almost three years since PEGI was chosen as the organisation that will rate video games going forward. It was even passed into law as …

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July shocker for UK retail

UK boxed game sales have just suffered their worst month this year. July’s GfK Chart-Track data shows the full extent of the market decline. Games retailers generated 44.76m last month, a drop of 26.4 per cent compared to the same period the year before. In terms of unit sales, 2,327,966 …

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PS3 Move arriving this July?

On the face of it the claim seems a little unlikely, but a South African retailer named BT Games has stated in its latest retail catalogue that Sony’s PlayStation Move controller will be launched in July. As spotted by LazyGamer, the catalogue boldly proclaims: Watch out for the PlayStation Move. …

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NPD: Wii Sports Resort dominates

Despite the 26 per cent year-on-year drop suffered by video games software sales at North American retail in July, Nintendo’s dominance continues with the platform holder (and Nintendo exclusive titles) accounting for seven of the month’s top ten best sellers, according to NPD. Newly released Wii Sports Resort was the …

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NPD: 360 continues to improve

The North American video games hardware market continued its value freefall in July, but Microsoft’s Xbox 360 managed to mirror its ongoing success in the UK to post year-on-year sales increases. The overall hardware market declined by 37 per cent year-on-year according to NPD’s latest numbers, but Xbox 360 saw …

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NPD: July games market down 29%

July proved another tough month for video games retailers in North America, with the overall value of the market declining 29 per cent year-on-year with a total value of $1.19bn. Hardware sales were hardest hit, falling 37 per cent to $281m. Software sales also declined – a 26 per cent …

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UK CHARTS: Fight Night scores second KO

He may be the dominant global force in world golf, but Tiger Woods has failed to muster the form needed to knock fellow EA title Fight Night Round 4 from the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 debuts in second spot, ahead …

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The Matrix Online goes offline for good

After an at times turbulent four years on the market Sony Online Entertainment is to turn off the servers to virtual world The Matrix Online on July 31st. Now we’ve seen how far the rabbit hole goes and it’s time to wake up from that dream (or go back to …

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