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UK CHARTS: Third No.1 for London 2012

The Olympics may be over for the rest of us but not for Sega, which enjoyed a third week at the top of the charts with its London 2012 tie-in. There’s no change in the Top Four, with Mario & Sonic and Warner’s Dark Knight duo still shifting the most …

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UK CHARTS: London 2012 still ahead of the competition

Sega takes a second Gold media at UK retail as its official Olympics tie-in holds onto the No.1 spot of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. The sports game enjoyed a 88 per cent rise is sales as Olympic fever sweeps Britain, while its Mario & Sonic sister title …

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UK CHARTS: Olympics cheer drives Sega’s London 2012 to top spot

With the nation high on the triumph that was Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony, Sega is celebrating chart triumph with London 2012: The Official Video Game climbing to No.1. It’s the first time it has claimed top spot in the five weeks it has been on sale. Weekly sales were up …

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Busy summer will give games retail the cold shoulder

It’s not just a lack of games that will hurt the market this summer – retailers fear the upcoming Jubilee, Euros and Olympics will keep customers away from the High Street. The Entertainment Retailer’s Association told MCV?that these events, combined with a lack of content, could make June and July …

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BBC Sport app confirmed for PS3, Sony Bravia TVs

Sony’s multimedia credentials have been given a big boost this morning with news of a dedicated BBC Sport app heading to PS3 and connected Sony Bravia TVs. The app will sit alongside the BBC News and BBC iPlayer apps on the Sony Entertainment Network and will launch in time for …

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Minister dampens Sunday trading hours hopes

Hopes of a more permanent relaxation of Britain’s tough Sunday trading laws appear to have been dashed. The coalition Government had previously announced plans to relax Sunday trading regulations throughout the London Olympics. Some had hoped that the changes would be preserved permanently if proved successful. However, Retail Week quotes …

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The Tube to get Wi-Fi before London Olympics

The London Underground will gain Wi-Fi access in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, according to Transport for London. 120 stations will be decked out with underground web access with TfL’s strategy and service boss Gareth Powell saying that the organisation was in the final stages of a tender process …

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Sega officially confirms London 2012 tie-in

Deep breath – London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games has been officially announced by Sega. The game will be released in June for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It will support both Microsoft’s Kinect camera and the PlayStation Move. It will feature over 30 Olympic events …

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