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GameStop expects only one new console launch in 2013

The boss of global games retailer GameStop doesn’t believe that both the Xbox 720 and PS4 will launch in 2013. "The Wii U, we expect it at holiday," CEO Paul Raines told Polygon. "This week, I’m getting a lot of rumours that are very interesting about 2013. We have not …

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Xbox holds firm on price

Microsoft’s comfortable lead over the competition means it’s not ready to cut Xbox prices yet. The firm went all out on current-gen demos at E3 last week – so no next-gen talk, and no price drop for 360. The success we enjoy year-on-year encourages us to think we’re competitively priced …

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PS3 price drops occur at select retailers

Two high profile retailers have dropped the price of the PS3 from $249 to $199. Amazon currently offers the 160GB Playstation 3 system at the reduced tag. GameStop is also offering the console at the same price, but bundles in a free copy of Batman: Arkham City or Mortal Kombat: …

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Price drops on Xbox 360 Kinect bundles in Australia

Xbox Australia today announced that it will be lowering the RRP on the Xbox 360 and Kinect bundles by AUD$50 from tomorrow, 15th September. The new RRP of the 4Gb bundle will be AUD$399 and the 250Gb bundle will go for AUD$499. Xbox is also releasing a new entry level …

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New Zealand PS3 sales receive 300% boost after price cut

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia announced a 400% PS3 sales jump last week, and has today confirmed 300% in New Zealand. The increase follows the price drop of the PS3 worldwide on 22nd August, which saved New Zealand consumers NZD$150 per console (approximately). David Hine, director of sales and marketing for …

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Playstation sales in Australia jump over 400%

After a huge price slash of the Playstation 3 console on 22nd August, Sony has confirmed that sales in Australia have risen over 400%. The data is based on NPD Group findings and retailers information, and pertains to both the 160Gb and 320Gb models of the console. Michael Ephraim, managing …

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Retail prepared to reduce new Wii to £79.99

The new-look Wii won’t have a trade price drop, but retail is prepared to cut the console to 79.99 or less. A new Wii hardware price and Mario Kart bundle caused a sales uplift in May. Now the platform holder hopes to repeat the trick with a new-look console and …

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PS3 sales leap following price drop

Sales of PS3 hardware have enjoyed a significant spike in the UK following the machine’s price cut. A reliable retail source has told MCV that Sony’s machine saw a sales increase of nearly 65 per cent week-on-week following the decision to cut the RRP of the base model to just …

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3DS price roundup in Australia / New Zealand

With the huge Nintendo 3DS price drop now in effect, MCV takes stock of what prices each Australian / New Zealand retailer are hitting. Australia EB Games: $248 GAME: $249 (or $254 with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D) JB HiFi: $239 (or $249 with The Sims 3 …

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Nintendo announces AU/NZ price drop for 3DS

Nintendo Australia has confirmed its plans to drop the suggested retail price of the 3DS in Australia and New Zealand, starting 12th August. The current SRP for the 3DS is AUD$349.95, and the price drop will see it retailing in Australia for AUD$249.95 or NZD$343.99 in New Zealand. Nintendo Australia …

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