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Origin is selling Valve games

Many of EA’s titles may remain unavailable on Valve’s Steam network. But right now US gamers can buy three different Valve titles on EA’s Origin download service. There is one caveat, though. They’re boxed versions. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that as part of a ‘buy two get one free’ offer …

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Just Dance 2 joins Wii 5m club

Nintendo has announced that Just Dance 2 has now sold over 5m copies in the US. It’s only the eighth title to do so and is the first from a third party publisher. Worldwide sales for the game stand at 14m. Here is the complete list of 5m+ sellers: 1. …

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Black Ops breaks UK sales record

Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the biggest selling game in UK games market history, GfK ChartTrack has just confirmed. The game was released in November last year and has already leapfrogged sister title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to claim the top spot. It’s cumulative UK sales …

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Atari puts Cryptic up for sale

Cryptic Studios has been put up for sale by parent company Atari. The developer behind titles such as Star Trek Online, City of Heroes/Villains and Champions Online was described as of March 31st as a "discontinued operation" by its parent company. Gamasutra reports that Atari will continue to support all …

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GAME selling Portal 2 today

UK retailer GAME has put the PC version of EA-published Valve title Portal 2 on sale today, a day ahead of its official release. The game was released digitally via Steam yesterday, though the official release date for the boxed versions is tomorrow. "We had a conversation with EA yesterday …

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3DS breaks retail records

Two of the UK’s leading retailers have confirmed that Nintendo’s 3DS is their facets selling video games console ever. "The 3DS has been huge for us," an ASDA spokesperson told Eurogamer. "In fact, it was our biggest ever format launch, driven by really strong online sales and our a fantastically-priced …

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Online traders brace for EU changes

The Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) has written to protest to the European Parliament ahead of a vote on a new piece of legislation that intends to ‘harmonise’ cross-border e-taliing and mail order in favour of the consumer. If passed, the new European legislation will mean that any returned …

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Sony DADC plans direct-to-consumer deliveries

Distribution giant Sony DADC is preparing to introduce a direct-to-consumer postal service for games retailers. It gives stores the option of ordering a game directly from Sony DADC and getting it delivered to their customer’s door. The distributor says this is helpful for store owners who are either low on …

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Gran Turismo 5 sales pass 6m

Developer Polyphony Digital has revealed that total global sales of Gran Turismo 5 have now passed 6m units. The exact worldwide sales figure now stands at 6.37m copies. On a regional basis by far the biggest success has come from Europe where the game has sold 3.97m units. This is …

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DC Universe Online breaks SOE records

The recently released PS3 and PC MMO DC Universe Online has become Sony Online Entertainment’s fastest selling game ever, studio president John Smedley has revealed. "Working on out-of-stock problems for DCUO," he explained on Twitter. "It’s our fastest selling game ever. Should have more inventory in Monday." The game was …

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