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MS aims for Xbox 360 World Record

Xbox 360 Kinect owners will this Saturday be invited to take part in an online World Record attempt. Microsoft is hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘largest online 100m sprint’ this Saturday (April 23rd) at 18:00. Those wanting to join in must head over to Xbox …

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Was 2010 gaming’s record year?

The need for a sales chart that integrates both physical and digital sales has never been greater. The industry has been living under the assumption that following the record performances posted in 2008 the market has been suffering a steady rate of decline. But the problem is that our market …

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Take-Two shares hit two year high

Shares in US publisher Take-Two have reached their highest point for 29 months in the wake of solid quarterly results and rumours of a possible acquisition. At the close of play last night Take-Two shares hit the $16 mark. At the end of January that price stood at just $12.48. …

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Cataclysm breaks new records

The popularity of Blizzard’s MMO World of Warcraft shows no signs of abating with news that the latest expansion for the title has broken another record in the PC market. The developer has revealed that WoW: Cataclysm sold an amazing 4.7m units worldwide in its first month of release – …

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Retailers hail £113m Black Ops boom week

The Black Ops boom has put UK games retail back on track after months of facing year-on-year market decline. The FPS made over 80m in the UK last week, and sold over 2m units in five days – helping the High Street towards its biggest week for games ever: 113m …

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HMV: Black Ops could be biggest game ever

UK entertainment retailer has predicted that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops could become the biggest selling video game of all time after it hits global retail shelves on November 9th. We’re seeing some exceptional interest for this title across its different formats,” HMV’s senior buyer James Brooks told Eurogamer. …

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Cut The Rope breaks App Store records

UK games publisher Chillingo has announced that its latest iOS title, Cut The Rope, has sold one million copies in ten days since launch. The company is claiming that the physics-based puzzler is thus the fastest selling title yet on Apple’s App Store. Cut The Rope has topped App Store …

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Black Ops claims record pre-orders

Retailer GameStop has confirmed that it has received a record number of pre-orders for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, which releases worldwide on November 9th. The news puts the game on-track to beat the industry records set by last year’s instalment in the series Modern Warfare 2 – putting …

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FIFA 11 week one sales hit 821k units

EA’s FIFA 11 sold a staggering 821,000 units in its opening weekend in the UK, MCV can reveal. In total the game made 28.93m, which in itself is more than the total value of the UK video games market in any single week so far in 2010 – including weeks …

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FIFA 11 enjoys record UK launch

As well as claiming the top spot in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, FIFA 11 has also set a new sales benchmark for the series. As well as enjoying FIFA’s best ever week one, the game also enjoyed the third strongest launch week ever in …

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