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PS Vita plays second fiddle to PSP in second week as 3DS shines

A drop in sales of 78 per cent week-on-week for the PlayStation Vita in its second week of sale in Japan has seen sales fall below that of its predecessor the PlayStation Portable. Andriasang reports that Vita sales fell from 325k to 72k – that’s fewer than all of the …

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3DS pad attachment is real

MCV laughed at the idea just last month, but if there’s one thing you know about Nintendo it’s that you never know what it will do next. Scans of the latest issue of weekly Japanese games magazine Famitsu reveal that the rumoured second analogue stick add-on for 3DS is in …

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Apple loses another iPhone prototype

Apple has reportedly once again lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, echoing the loss of an iPhone 4 prototype last year which was subsequently sold to gadget blog Gizmodo for $5,000. ACNET reportsaid the phone was lost a San Francisco bar Cava 22 in late July. Well-connected Apple last …

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EA talks DLC codes

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has sought to defend the firm’s recent efforts to reward customers who buy new copies of its games by bundling one-off DLC codes in the box. The likes of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 have already included such codes, …

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Pre-owned ‘a bigger problem than piracy

As EA is set to implement a divisive $10 pay-wall in a bid to curb pre-owned sales of its games, one experienced UK developer believes the threat of second-hand sales must be addressed. In fact, Blitz Games Studios co-founder Andrew Oliver believes that piracy is not the biggest problem facing …

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Green Man Gaming finally goes live

Gamers can now for the first time trade in their digitally downloaded titles with the official, albeit slightly delayed, launch of Green Man Gaming’s ecommerce portal. The service arrives with 500 games from 26 publishers. Current offers include Broken Sword 3 for 3.99, Ninja Blade for 19.99 and the award-winning …

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Now GAME slashes first Modern Warfare

UK games retailer GAME has once again targeted the popular Modern Warfare franchise for some heavy discounting with both new and pre-owned prices for the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare being driven to an all-new low. Last week GAME hit the headlines for selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare …

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Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

The monopoly once enjoyed by the likes of GAME and GameStop in the pre-owned market is under threat like never before, and now one analyst has predicted that Wal-Mart in the US will follow Best Buy UK’s lead in introducing a second hand offer in its stores. We had seen …

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Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market. The firm has a range of pre-owned titles in-store already for all formats, and consumers can trade-in their games against anything in-store, such as a Blu-ray disc or a TV, and vice versa. Pre-owned is an important …

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Missing features for pre-owned Sims 3

The Sims 3 will be the latest title to penalise those who buy the pre-owned version of the game when it arrives on Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year. Those hoping to use the new Facebook functionality that allows players to share achievements and other in-game features with friends …

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