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Next-gen transition blamed for low Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders

Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Ghosts are down compared to last year’s Black Ops II, Activision has admitted. It would be easy (and quite possibly wrong) to label this as the beginning of Call of Duty’s decline. Indeed, former EA man John Riccitiello would likely toe that line. However, Activision …

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Apple shares fall to 11 month low

News of a decline in demand for iPhone has seen Apple’s share price fall to its lowest point in nearly a year. Apple’s share price fell 3.6 per cent to $501.75 yesterday – a 28 per cent fall since its September 2012 high. Bloomberg reports that Apple has ordered just …

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Hirai: Vita sales "on the low end of what was expected"

Sony chief executive Kaz Hirai has admitted that the Vita is struggling. I would say it’s on the low end of what we expected,” Hirai told The Wall Street Journal, although he did add that it’s far too early to judge the machine, adding: Long term is what is important.” …

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UK games retail at another all-time low as momentum falters

The UK games retail market suffered its worst week on record last week. Again. Software sales plunged 30 per cent in the week ending September 8th to just 370,443 games sold. All together this generated an all-time low revenue figure of just 7.76m. The sudden drop comes after weeks of …

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UK games market reaches lowest ebb

Olympics fever was good news for publishers of Olympic-based games, but it wasn’t enough to save the UK games market from its worst performance ever last week. UKIE/Chart-Track data reveals that the total value of the physical UK games market for the week ending July 28th 2012 was 8.40m – …

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Sony shares fall to 31-year low in Japan

Sony Corporation’s share price has fallen to its lowest position in a generation in both Japan and the United States. One day after Sony reported a 3.5bn loss for the financial year, Sony’s shares on the Tokyo Stock exchange hit a 31-year low, while its price on the New York …

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Games and consoles TV advertising at five-year low?

This week we review the current state of the games and consoles TV advertising market in 2012 so far, in comparison to the previous five years. The lines represent TV activity, benchmarked against 2008. The bars represent the year-on-year percentage change in activity (2012 vs 2011).The analysis does not make …

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GAME stock plummets below 1p

It’s a sorry Monday morning for beleaguered retailer GAME today with stock in the company dropping to an all-time low. Having closed on Friday evening at an already rock-bottom 3.51p per share, GAME’s stock opened Monday morning on a bewilderingly low 1.75p. In the minutes that followed it fell as …

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Amazon sellers hike price as red 3DS runs low

Some may have questioned MCV’s assertion that the Metallic Red 3DS is running out on the UK High Street, but evidence this morning very much backs it up. Though the red SKU of the console is still available from a number of outlets, it’s fast selling out and many – …

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3DS flying high as it overtakes competition

Nintendo 3DS became last week’s biggest selling games device – and it might even sell out before Christmas. The portable appears to have overcome is stuttering launch in recent weeks, with hardware sales growing exponentially. MCV can reveal that the Metallic Red 3DS – released in September – is sold …

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