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GameStop sells 600k COD Elite memberships, laments packed Q4 schedule

The growth of the digital games market may typically be seen as the biggest threat to retail, but is the cramped Q4 release schedule in reality a bigger burden? Speaking to investors following its Q3 financial report yesterday, GameStop president Tony Bartel highlighted the major role the chain has played …

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GAME: Don’t forget about Q1, Q2 and Q3

The Q4 marketing blitz revealed by MCV this morning follows a slow six months for new game releases – so maybe the industry will learn its lesson for 2012. Certainly, GAME thinks things would be better” if new releases were spread out across the year. It strikes me that there …

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Abba dancing game announced

Mamma Mia – here they go again. Ubisoft has just confirmed it’s added an Abba dancing game to its roster of licensed music titles. The Wii game titled Abba: You Can Dance will be out in time for Christmas, MCV can reveal. Although it doesn’t have a firm release date …

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Nintendo expects strong Q4 for 3DS

The tools are in place to ensure 3DS has a very merry Christmas, says Nintendo. The platform holder showed off its blockbuster Q4 3DS line-up – which includes Super Mario 3D, Mario Kart 3D, Resident Evil and Metal Gear – to press and retail at a showcase last month. And …

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Jurassic Park to go up against Q4 blockbusters

Prehistoric monsters will be competing with some of the biggest names in games this Q4. Telltale Games – which specialises in episodic digital downloads – confirmed to MCV that it is planning to release a retail version of its upcoming Jurassic Park title and Back To The Future: The Game. …

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GameStop reports like-for-like Xmas gains

Global games retail giant GameStop has reported a 3.4 per cent like-for-like sales boost for the nine weeks ending January 1st. Overall the retailer saw 5.4 per cent growth compared to Christmas 2009. Revenues for the period hit $3.02bn. Hardware sales were up 7.4 per cent year-on-year with Microsoft’s Xbox …

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Pachter predicts Wii Xmas victory

Despite the sharp drop in sales that Wii has endured throughout 2010, US analyst Michael Pachter still expects Nintendo’s machine to be the best selling home console over the crucial Christmas buying period. Last month MCV reported that GAME has to date this year experienced a 40 per cent year-on-year …

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£181m Xmas bonanza as industry sets out Q4 ad spend

This is the quarter where the UK games industry finally turns things around – and publishers and retailers are splashing the cash to make sure of it. The UK games industry will have splurged 181m between the start of October and Christmas, MCV research has shown. It is almost double …

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Busting the Q4 new IP myth

Christmas can be a dark time for games. For every FIFA or Call of Duty nestled under the Christmas tree, there’s a long line of games left out in the cold. A Beyond Good and Evil or Brutal Legend or Wii Music that couldn’t get heard over the noise made …

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Q4 failure will spell trouble for Wii

In a frank statement to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that Wii really has to perform in the marketplace this Christmas if the platform holder is to emerge in a viable position at the start of 2011. In this critical sales season, if everything doesn’t go ahead just …

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