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US: Microsoft confident as spend on 360 beats rivals

Microsoft’s response to NPD’s February sales figures may have been comparatively muted, but its confidence ahead of the release of Rockstar’s GTAIV is still clear to see. A statement from the firm read: Xbox 360 remained in a supply constrained situation in February. The situation is improving and we are …

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US: Feb sales reach $1.3bn

US sales body NPD has released its figures for games industry sales in February in North America, and they show a massive 47 per cent increase in software sales and 19 per cent hike in hardware sales – with total national sales hitting a massive $1.33 billion. Breaking that number …

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US: Games market climbs by 43 per cent in 07

The US video games industry is sky-high following news of a bumper 2007 that saw total video game related sales for the year hit $17.94 billion – an increase of 43 per cent compared to the $12.53 million hit in 2006, according to figures from NPD. Breaking the sectors down, …

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Activision topples EA in US

US publisher Activision has become the first video games publisher in a decade to better Electronic Arts and become the top grossing third party publisher for the first half of 2007 in North America. Next-Gen reports that Activision’s gross sales hit $397.8 million in the period between January and June …

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