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GDC: Ocarina of Time 3DS due in June

Satoru Iwata has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be released for 3DS in June. The Nintendo president revealed the date during his keynote at GDC 2011 in San Francisco. This confirms that while the game will not be available on day one, it still falls …

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UK video games – The June Report

Maybe it was the World Cup, the hot weather or increased economic uncertaintly, but it was a tough month for the UK video games market – with sales down around 23 per cent compared to June 2009. But it wasn’t all bad news. Red Dead Redemption enjoyed another month at …

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June sales bode well for Blur

Speaking on his personal blog, former games journalist and current Activision man Dan Amrich has launched a passionate defence of online racer Blur following widespread reports of low sales in the US. I’ve seen sites call it a ‘failure’ and one even went on to list a whole bunch of …

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UK CHARTS: Red Dead ahead of Mario

Red Dead Redemption has retained its Number One position in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, despite the release of long-awaited Super Mario Galaxy 2 last Friday. Rockstar’s multiformat adventure becomes the first game to achieve four consecutive number ones this year in front of Ubisoft’s Just Dance, …

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Just Dance sequel announced

The immensely popular Just Dance game on Wii is to get a sequel, Ubisoft has announced. The publisher uploaded an audition page on its Facebook group giving players the chance to star in the sequel. Members of dance act Diversity will judge entrants with the winner to appear in the …

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SingStar Remote offers PSP functionality

Sony has lifted the lid on another new feature coming to PS3 hit SingStar as part of its June update – SingStar Remote. The new functionality will allow those with both a PS3 and PSP to connect both machines and use the portable device to create a playlist of up …

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UK CHARTS: EA takes June crown

Electronic Arts took the title of June’s biggest-selling publisher, after The Sims helped it generate almost a quarter of all UK software revenue in the month. The firm dominated publisher tables in terms of both unit sales and revenue. EA’s share of units sales grew 3.9 per cent in the …

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NPD: Has digital stolen retails missing sales?

The notion that games are recession proof is now well and truly forgotten – but perhaps the rise of both digital downloads and free-to-play online gaming is as big a culprit as global banking greed. NPD figures show that the North American video game market declined by 31 per cent …

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NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

Over-the-top free roaming action title Prototype topped the June software charts in the US, with the 419,900 sales enjoyed by the Xbox 360 SKU bettering both high-profile new arrivals and perennial sellers. The PS3 SKU shifted around 181,100 units. Much like the wider games market in North America, there were …

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NPD: US market suffers further decline

Gaming’s recession-proof credentials took a further knock overnight with news that the North American video games market suffered its fourth successive month of decline in June, falling 31 per cent to $1.17bn.

 It’s the worst year-on-year fall since September 2000, a month that saw annual declines of 41 per cent. …

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