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PS3 hits 70m worldwide

70m PlayStation 3 consoles have been shipped worldwide, says Sony. And as revealed by MCV last month, 5m has been sold in the UK. The platform hit the milestone as of November 4th, while as of November 11th over 15m units of Sony’s PlayStation Move accessory had also been sold …

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Read the MCV Wonderbook Supplement

Wonderbook: Book of Spells hits shelves this week, and to mark its arrival MCV has published a special trade supplement devoted to the new product. As well as details on the marketing, PR, plus retail plans, we also speak to Sony’s UK boss Fergal Gara and the Wonderbook game director …

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Official US PlayStation magazine closing this year

Publisher Future US has revealed it will be shutting down Playstation: The Official Magazine. The end will be swift for the publication, with its Holiday 2012 special scheduled as the final issue. "Future US can confirm it will end production of PlayStation: The Official Magazine with the last issue slated …

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Sony makes SingStar free to rejuvenate sales

The next game in the SingStar series launches this week – and it’s free (sort of). The SingStar client will be available to download to the PS3 Cross Media Bar at no cost, consumers will just need to fork out for an ‘audio-input device’ and the songs. Short demo versions …

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Big three throw weight behind Gadget Show Live Christmas

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will exhibit at Gadget Show Live Christmas with their largest ever public showing since 2004. Each of the platform-holders have committed to large-scale stands at the event next month, with plans to build their biggest presence for a consumer event since the era of ECTS. Xbox, …

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Deadly Premonition coming to PS3

Divisive horror title Deadly Premonition will shed its Xbox 360 exclusivity next year and stalk onto PlayStation. Sony’s Playstation Blog has revealed that a Director’s Cut will be released for PS3 in 2013. It will include the original game, as well as new features such as HD graphics, an updated …

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Read our exclusive interviews with Nintendo, Sony and Rovio in this week’s MCV

This week’s MCV isnow available to download– and it features blockbuster interviews with Nintendo’s Shelly Pearce and Sony’s entire UK senior management team. Also in this edition is an exclusive chat with Rovio’s EVP of games, to discuss how Angry Birds Star Wars came to be. We’ve listed the contents …

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New PS3 SKU propels hardware sales upwards

The arrival of the new ‘Super Slim’ PS3 has boosted sales of the console in the UK. Despite offering no significant price cut, PS3 sales were up 138 per cent last week according to UKIE and GfK Chart-Track data. The new 500GB machine accounted for 37 per cent of all …

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PS3 hits 4m in France

The PlayStation 3 has hit the 4m unit sales mark in France, according to new numbers from GfK. Sony points out that it expects additional growth in France this year, despite the general downward trend of the global market. It also expects PS3 to establish itself as the leading platform …

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Vita price cut possible; Vita/PS3 bundle not ruled out

Sony is looking to cut the price of the PlayStation Vita – but not until 2013. The high-powered handheld still retails for on or around the RRPs for which it debuted – that’s between 200-220 for the Wi-Fi model and 250-270 for the 3G machine. It looks unlikely, however, that …

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