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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 2: Games of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. There were some very big releases this year; though some weren’t quite as big as hoped for. As we’ve discussed that ad nauseam in recent weeks, we’ll have no more talk of that here. We’ve picked out …

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Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

The latest entries in the Pokmon franchise, Sun and Moon are once again the best-selling games in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. The duo sold 442,346 copies in their second week on shelves, a drop of 78 per cent week-on-week. Combined with its launch sales of 1.9m, that brings …

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Pokémon Sun and Moon sold 1.5m units in first week in Europe

The latest entries in the Pokmon franchise have had big starts in Europe, with Nintendo saying they are its most successful launch in the region to date. The publisher has revealed that Pokmon Sun and Moon have shifted a whopping 1.5m units in their first week; 368,000 copies of this …

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UK Weekly Charts: Pokemon is biggest seller but doesn’t top charts

Pokmon Sun and Moon technically failed to top the UK weekly charts for their first week.Pokmon Sun debuted at No.3 and Pokmon Moon entered the charts at No.4. GfK however says that combined sales for Nintendo’s latest titles would give them the top spot – so Pokemon is the biggest …

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New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

In news that will come as no surprise, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling titles in Japan for the week ending November 20th, according to data from Famitsu. As previously reported, the duo sold 1.9m units between them in their first week on shelves in the region. While impressive, …

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What’s next for Pokémon Go? Niantic on its blockbuster year

To say that Niantic’s first year as an independent company was special would be massively underselling it. In October 2015, the firm spun itself out from tech giant Google, where it had been run as one of the company’s start-ups. The following July, Niantic released Pokmon Go. The title brought …

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Pirated Pokemon Sun and Moon players sees 3DS banned from Nintendo servers

Nintendo has handed out a severe punishment to those who have pirated Pokemon Sun and Moon. Kotaku reports that many players who had downloaded a pirated version of the RPG that has been doing the rounds have suddenly found themselves left with an offline-only 3DS. The ban doesn’t just pertain …

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Pokémon Go’s Halloween event will give you more Drowzees

Pokmon Go is getting its first seasonal event, in the form of the Halloween update that will increase the spawn rates of spooky critters. Starting on October 26th spawn rates for spooky Pokmon will increase. These Pokmon include the likes of Gastly, Gengar, Haunter, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee and Hypno. While …

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