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Quarter of gamers holding off purchases until Black Friday

Almost a quarter of PS4, Xbox One and Wii U owners are waiting for a Black Friday bonanza before buying games. That data is courtesy of Ipsos Mori’s GameTrack research, conducted on behalf of MCV. The figures showed that – across all types of gamers – 16 per cent say …

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Project Cars gets UK release date

Project Cars has been dated, according to GAME. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of Slightly Mad Studios’ crowd-funded racing title will be hitting shelves on November 21st. And the Wii U SKU is still on track for a 2015 release. The above was revealed by GAME via …

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NPD November: Console launches boost total sales to $2.7bn

NPD has released its November 2013 US retail report, revealing total game sales increased seven per cent year-over-year to $2.74bn. Thanks to the arrival of the next-gen consoles and strong Wii U sales, hardware had its best November in recorded history – spiking 58 per cent to $1.3bn for the …

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US PS4 November sales estimated at 1.25m units, 66% ahead of Xbox One

It has been estimated that PS4 sold 66 per cent more units than Xbox One in the US in November. Michael Pachter has said in his most recent investor note that he believes PS4 sold 1.25m consoles in the region throughout the month and that Xbox One sold 750k. Note …

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Competition alleges "late November launch" for Xbox One

The small print of a Mountain Dew and Doritos competition has pointed to a late November release date for Microsoft’s Xbox One. PepsiCo and Microsoft are running a competition in the US to give away one of the new consoles every two minutes”. It officially kicks off on November 5th, …

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Call of Duty suffers 14 per cent sales decline in first month in US

Month one sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops II were down 14 per cent on the 2011 November sales of Modern Warfare 3, a report has claimed. Gamasutra reckons that the game shifted 4.5m on Xbox 360 and 2.9m on PS3. Sales of the Wii U and PlayStation Vita …

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November game sales struggle as retailers bank on late Christmas

UK retailers made 211.3m from video game sales last month. That’s a big number, a jump of 154 per cent over October. But unfortunately the market is still tracking behind 2011.In terms of revenue, UK physical game sales were down 22.2 per cent year-on-year last month. In terms of units, …

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November dip for US games retail

Last month saw further year-on-year declines for physical retail across the pond. The latest report from market research firm NPD Group showed total US sales for video games cam in at $2.55bn, down 11 per cent from the $2.87bn taken in the same period last month, according to Joystiq. However, …

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Xbox 360 leads US hardware sales in November

There may be new consoles and handhelds on shelves, but Microsoft’s seven-year-old machine still shifts the most units in the US. November data from NPD Group shows that 1.26m Xbox 360s were sold throughout the month, Joystiq reports. However, NPD notes that its ‘November’ report covers October 28th to November …

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OPINION: Battle of the bullets might just fire up games retail

Our shooty Man showdown cover answers a question we posed back in May when The Avengers was rocking the Box Office. ‘Where are games’ heroes?’, MCV asked, at a time when cinema was showing you can part customers with their money on the promise of high-octane antics usually reserved for …

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