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NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD’s monthly retail report reveals that Grand Theft Auto V sales have carried the industry to a 27 per cent year-over-year increase in total revenue. This year’s period saw $1.07bn earned, versus the $848m brought in during September 2012. Physical Software sales – where GTA V’s impact was located – …

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NPD September: Sports titles and Borderlands 2 on top, sales down YOY

NPD has released its US retail video games report for September, revealing yet another month with sales down year-over-year. Total industry sales were down 24 per cent YOY at $848.3m. Hardware dipped 39 per cent to $210.9m, and software sales were down 14 per cent at $547.3m for the period. …

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Games boost UK retail sales

The latest stats from the Office of National Statistics have surprised everyone by showing that UK retail sales were up slightly in September. And crucially, the ONS says that video games and laptop sales were the key factor in the 0.6 per cent increase However, the conclusions offered by ONS …

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Core games star in strong September

A big month for core gaming helped UK games retailers take 125.6m during September. It is only a slight drop of 1.5 per cent compared to September 2010.This is because it was higher-priced core games– such as FIFA 12, Gearsof War 3 and Dead Island – that sold the most …

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Apple drops September hint for iPhone 5

You could run an entire website based on nothing more than Apple launch rumours, but here’s an interesting one that comes directly from Apple itself. As part of its Q3 financial statement, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said: We have a future product transition that we’re not going to talk about …

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Next F1 ready for September

F1 2011 will drive into retailers on Friday, September 23rd, Codemasters has confirmed. The racer will launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. NGP and 3DS versions are also in the works although release dates are still to be announced. F1 2011 is in development at Codemasters Studios Birmingham. It …

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