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VC games investment plummets

The amount of money invested in the video games sector by venture capitalists in North America was down 29 per cent in 2010 according to a new data from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boston.com reports that in 2008 money from venture capitalists funded the development of 35 games in North America, representing a …

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Koch targets US success

Koch Media wants to be a global games force, with US success the vital next step for the firm. Deep Silver – Koch’s publishing label – has teamed up with SouthPeak Games to help boost its presence in North America. The US firm will work with Koch on marketing, retail …

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NPD: Hardware sales records tumble

After what may well be looked upon as a troubled year by its own standards, Nintendo has emerged from 2009 buoyant thanks to news of record-breaking performances from the Wii and DS in North America. In December alone Wii sold an astonishing 3.8m units – just 400k short of the …

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NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn. However, the figures were eased by a record-breaking December performance that was four per cent up on the same month a year before. The only sector to see an …

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US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

Sales tracker NPD has released its 2009 software sales chart for North America and, unsurprisingly, it’s Activision Blizzard’s world-conquering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that tops the pile. With sales of 4.2m, the Xbox 360 version currently stands as the best selling game in North America for the year-to-date …

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US: PS3 sales up 70% in October

In news that may well mark the moment that PS3 finally turned the corner, Sony has announced that North American sales of the console for October are up 70 per cent compared to the same month in 2008. Also significantly up year-on-year are downloads from PSN, with October seeing more …

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US: Netflix confirmed for PS3

After weeks of speculation it has been officially confirmed that online streaming movie rental service Netflix is heading to PS3 in North America some time in November. Netflix has been available to Xbox 360 users in the region since the arrival of the ‘New Xbox Experience’ last year. The PS3 …

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NPD: DS top but PS3 and 360 impress

The mighty DS once again emerged as the best selling console in North America for the month of September, but the numbers gave each platform holder a chance to celebrate. DS was the best selling machine for the sixth month on the trot with sales of 524k, though this was …

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NPD: Halo ODST flattens the competition

Even Nintendo’s perennially popular offerings were not enough to challenge Halo 3: ODST’s dominance in the North American September software battle, with Microsoft’s shooter drastically out performing all of its rivals. NPD reports that Bungie’s Master Chief-free FPS shifted 1.5m units in the period, way ahead of its closest rival …

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NPD: Gaming finally on the up

After what seems like a prolonged period of decline in the North American video games market, the latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the sector enjoyed year-on-year growth in September. In fact, September 2009 was the second biggest September the NPD has ever recorded, beaten only by September …

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