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NPD: Kratos conquers March

Sony’s God of War III emerged as the March software champion in the US, shifting 1.1m units and bettering the performance of predecessor God of War II by 32 per cent. The sales mirror its similar achievement in the UK. The success is all the more impressive considering that God …

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NPD: Nintendo maintains hardware grip

Despite the announcement that its successor will be here (in Japan at least) before the end of the year, Nintendo’s DS shows no sign of letting up in the US market, with the handheld topping the March sales list. The DS sold 700.8k units in the period, with its homebound …

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NPD: Market climbs return at last

The US video games market at last recorded a month of growth in March, climbing six per cent year-on-year to reach a value of $1.52bn. NPD says that it was the third best non-holiday month on record. However, the numbers weren’t enough to reverse the slow sales recorded in January …

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US: Blu-ray sales surge

In news that can only mean good things for Sony’s PS3, sales of Blu-ray discs in North America have shown an impressive year-on-year increase for the three months ending March 31st. Sales of Blu-ray discs in the period hit $331.31m, a massive 68.5 per cent year-on-year increase. In total Blu-ray …

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Bad Company 2 sells 2.3m

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has already sold 2.3m units having been on the market for just two weeks. EA also claims that the game has become the best-selling March release on record in both North America and Europe. The game shot straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK ChartTrack …

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ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

The Open Rights Group has announced that it is to organise a public protest in response to the Lords’ passing of the Digital Economy Bill. The campaign page on the organisation’s website reads: It’s time to show MPs what we think about the Digital Economy Bill. As it stands now, …

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New Red Faction coming March 2011

The sequel to popular third person Red Faction: Guerrilla is scheduled for a March 2011 release, according to reports from GDC. THQ’s executive VP of core games Danny Bilson, who was interviewed by Joystiq, said: The new game is being taken to a whole new place and kind of goes …

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March release for PS3 Motion Controller

Following on from the shock news of PS2 and Dreamcast titles on PSN, it has also been revealed that Sony’s PS3 motion controller will be released in Japan in March 2010. Furthermore, Sony has targeted global sales of between 4m and 5m for its upcoming gesture-sensing peripheral. In addition, Sony …

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London retail continues to outpace UK

The UK capital once again defied the wider economic downturn last month with a like-for-like sales climb of 5.1 per cent in March – in contrast, the UK as a whole saw like-for-likes drop 1.2 per cent compared to the same month in 2008. For the first quarter of 2009, …

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Sony and Microsoft wage Metacritic war

Amidst all the talk of NPD’s March year-on-year hardware sales comparisons, chart-topping software battles and third party revenue numbers, Sony and Microsoft both chose to play the PR game on another front – Metacritic review aggregations. In its post-March response, Sony stated that: Approximately one in every three PS3 titles …

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