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NPD: Hardware and digital sales surge for Microsoft

Microsoft was understandably upbeat following the release of NPD’s March statistics, which showed that Xbox 360 was the only console to see year-on-year hardware sales increases. The 360 sold 330,000 units throughout the month, a 25 per cent increase on the same month in 2008. The numbers, the platform holder …

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NPD: Sony talks software not hardware in March response

Sony neglected to make any mention of PS3 hardware sales in its response to NPD’s March numbers, which showed year-on-year declines for the machine, and instead chose to focus on its unquestionably strong 2009 software line-up. Guerilla’s Killzone 2 has now sold more than one million copies worldwide since its …

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NPD: Nintendo positive despite Wii sales drop

The lack of a March-based Easter has not only dented NPD’s previously untouchable clean run of strong monthly US sales results, but also chinked the previously unblemished armour of market leader Nintendo. Sales of its Wii console fell 17 per cent compared to march 2008, with 601,000 units shifted. It’s …

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NPD: March market suffers 17% sales slide

The North American video game market has been dealt a heavy yet expected blow as the latest NPD figures show year-on-year declines for March. The US market generated a total of $1.43bn in March; a significant 17 per cent fall from the same period last year, and a slight trim …

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JAPAN: PS3 overtakes Wii in March

After 16 months of dominance by the Wii, and even at the times the Xbox 360, in the Japanese hardware charts Sony’s PS3 has finally bettered Nintendo’s Wii in the country’s monthly hardware charts. Reuters reports that March sales of Sony’s machine hit 146,948, way ahead of Wii’s 99,335 units …

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MadWorld dated for March 20th in UK

The uber-violent MadWorld will hit shelves on March 20th, MCV can reveal. The title, which is developed by Japanese studio Platinum Games, is targeting the elusive adult Wii market. And the game’s producer Atsushi Inaba is confident that MadWorld can plug a gap in the format’s release schedule. The Wii …

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SCEA: No plans for PS3 price cut

SCEA has denied recent reports that the company is looking to re-evaluate the price of PS3 early next year. Amongst the plethora of titbits revealed in SCEE’s leaked internal meeting yesterday was the claim that the company intends to make the European PS3 price more competitive” next March. However, a …

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