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$8bn – the total losses made by Xbox 360 and PS3

The console sector is at a crossroads, and a look at the numbers behind Xbox 360 and PS3 make for uncomfortable reading. According to numbers presented by former EA and Sony man Ben Cousins on Kotaku, between them Xbox 360 and PS3 have left an $8bn black hole in the …

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Iwata: Wii U sales are "steady"

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has described sales of the Wii U as steady”. The company, however, has still not revealed any concrete sales numbers, although neither has it retracted its initial target of 5.5m Wii U unit sales by the end of March. So far we know that the console …

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Console sales down by a third in 2012

Sales of video games consoles in 2012 fell 33.1 per cent year-on-year. Handheld sales dropped 31.3 per cent, despite the arrival of PlayStation Vita and 3DS XL. The portable sector is a market potentially hit by the booming sales of tablets and smartphones. Home console sales were down by 34.1 …

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PS4 pre-owned block backlash – GameStop stock falls but analysts cast doubt

Shares in global video games retailer GameStop fell seven per cent on news that Sony may be moving to block pre-owned games on the PS4. A patent was unearthed yesterday showing freshly filed tech that would see Sony consoles tagging game discs as used. Thus when they are put into …

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Analyst: GameStop’s Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Sales of Wii U hardware and software failed to meet expectations at leading US games retailer GameStop, an analyst has claimed. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia claimed that the disappointment was despite an abundance” of stock, GameSpot reports. Software attach rates are also said to be low. Bhatia adds that …

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Torchlight 2 reaches 1m digital sales

Runic’s digital isometric RPG Torchlight 2 has sold over 1m units. "We had an amazing 2012, and proud to say that Torchlight2 has sold over one million units! Thank you! Happy New Year’s Eve everyone :)," a tweet from developer Runic confirmed. The milestone was reached just three months after …

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Overall UK games market down 17.4% in 2012

The ERA has said that the UK video games market declined 17.4 per cent to 1.598bn in 2012. Those numbers include both physical and digital sales. By contrast, music was down just 5.5 per cent and video 10 per cent. The overall entertainment market decline was 12 per cent, with …

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UK digital games sales pass £500m in 2012

A report being published by the Entertainment Retailers Association will this morning say that digital sales in the UK passed 1bn in 2012. That represents the amount spent on games, music and films in 2012, although games accounted for over half of the total at 552m, climbing 7.7 per cent. …

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Industry picks: The best games of 2012

It’s December, and as is customary, every gaming website is rounding up the best the games industry has had to offer this year. We’re doing things a little differently though. Rather than picking our game of the year or having gamers pick theirs, we reached out to those within the …

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