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Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Nintendo’s Wii Play, which comes bundled with the WiiMote, is the best selling game of the 21st century in North America, according to new NPD data. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas stands as the second most popular title of the decade, with sales totalling 8.25m units. Third place is occupied …

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Nintendo announces Wii price cut

The anticipated Wii price cut has at last been made official, with drops for machine in both North America and Japan due to come into effect. As has been speculated, the price of the Wii in the US will drop from its current $249 to $199 from September 27th. In …

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NPD: Music genre down 46%

Though the signs are that the world is slowly pulling out of recession, punters are seemingly still proving reluctant to shell out the high cost demanded of modern rhythm action games – leading to ongoing year-on-year sales slumps for the genre. With the introduction of Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar …

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Wii Sports Resort nears 2m sales

Nintendo has confirmed that its high-profile Wii MotionPlus debutant Wii Sports Resort has sold over 600,000 copies in Europe since its High Street debut on July 24th. The game is currently enjoying its second week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40, having improved upon its …

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NPD: Has digital stolen retails missing sales?

The notion that games are recession proof is now well and truly forgotten – but perhaps the rise of both digital downloads and free-to-play online gaming is as big a culprit as global banking greed. NPD figures show that the North American video game market declined by 31 per cent …

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NPD: Prototype keeps Nintendo from the top

Over-the-top free roaming action title Prototype topped the June software charts in the US, with the 419,900 sales enjoyed by the Xbox 360 SKU bettering both high-profile new arrivals and perennial sellers. The PS3 SKU shifted around 181,100 units. Much like the wider games market in North America, there were …

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NPD: US market suffers further decline

Gaming’s recession-proof credentials took a further knock overnight with news that the North American video games market suffered its fourth successive month of decline in June, falling 31 per cent to $1.17bn.

 It’s the worst year-on-year fall since September 2000, a month that saw annual declines of 41 per cent. …

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US: New publisher for Way of the Samurai 3

Concerns that Way of the Samurai 3 could end up an Xbox 360 exclusive have been alleviated with the news that Agetec is to handle publishing duties on the PS3 version in North America. The game, developed by Tenchu studio Acquire, was released in Japan late last year selling 80,000 …

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US: Sony’s PS3 titles struggle to hit 1m

A new report from GameSetWatch shows that to date only one Sony published PS3 exclusive title, Insomniac’s Resistance: Fall of Man, has sold over 1m units in North America in the two and a half years that PS3 has been on the market. The only other title to even near …

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US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

Games market analyst Michael Pachter has stated that the pre-owned games market in North Ameica is worth around $2bn annually, with 100m units sold in stores across the region each year. A quick calculation will tell you that the average sale price of a pre-owned title is $20 (12). The …

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