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The Sun reckons PS4 will be released in October

Sony’s PS4 will be released in October and cost 300. Or at least that’s what a reporter for The Sun believes. Both statements are dropped into the paper’s interview with Sony’s Andrew House, although neither are attributed to the exec. Indeed, The Sun simply says PS4 is believed to be …

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Fully 3D Pokemon X and Pokemon Y hitting 3DS worldwide in October

Nintendo has announced the first ever ‘proper’ 3D Pokemon outings – Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. It’s also the first time the series has been released on 3DS. Nintendo president Saturo Iwata went to great lengths to repeatedly tell his Pokemon Direct audience that the game will release simultaneously worldwide …

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UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Q4 has got off to a rough start for UK?games retail, with fewer games sold in October than September. In total 2.83m games were sold last month, a fall of 29.5 per cent over the same period a year ago. This is also 20.5 per cent down over September, which …

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Analyst predicts iPad mini launch this October

Apple with this October launch an iPad Mini to rival Google’s new Nexus 7, a US analyst has predicted. The new device, Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves told CNet, will boast a 7.85 inch screen, carry 8GB of internal storage and retail for $299. Hargreaves predicts sales of 10m in …

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Rockstar CV points to GTA V release this October

The CV of a character animator at Rockstar North has apparently suggested that Grand Theft Auto V will be released in October 2012. Joystiq reports that the CV of Alex O-Dwyer has since been removed – as has the reference to the date on his LinkedIn profile. Other than GTA …

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WRC 3 races to retail this October

Black Bean Games’ rally racer WRC 3 will hit UK shelves this October on PC, consoles and PS Vita. It’s the latest official game of the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship and has once again been developed by Milestone. The title has a new graphics and game engine, as well …

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October sales surge for iPhone 4S

A surge of punters picking up a brand new iPhone 4S in October saw Apple sell more smartphones than all Android smartphone makers combined, according to new Kantar Worldpanel research. iPhone sales had been down in previous months with the Apple faithful holding off on picking up an iPhone 4 …

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EA shoots and scores in October

Huge sales of FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3 saw EA dominate the boxed games market in the UK last month, according to GfK?Chart-Track. The football sim topped the charts, while Battlefield 3 had to settle for second place. Battlefield’s achievement is notable as the game was only on sale for …

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US market grows – but not by much

The US video games market managed to grow year-on-year in October, but by a far smaller margin that some analysts had predicted. The overall market grew one per cent to $1.08bn, with software climbing three per cent ($621.3m) and hardware six per cent ($295.6). Accessories fell five per cent to …

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