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iPhone 5 sells 5m units despite shortage

Apple’s shiny new iPhone 5 has sold 5m units since its launch on Friday September 21st. Specifically, it hit that sales milestone after just three days on the market. It is currently available in the UK, US, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. In addition, in excess …

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Activision predicts Skylanders shortage

Bobby Kotick has warned the markets to expect shortages of its innovative kids title Skylanders this Christmas. The game uses augmented reality technology to place real-life monster figurines into the game. This of course leads to a secondary trade in the figures for Activision. It is currently available on Xbox …

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EA downplays Old Republic shortage fears

Gamers shouldn’t be too worried about struggling to get their hands on a copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic at launch, EA has said. Despite saying it will ration” sales of Star Wars: The Old Republic upon its release to ensure it can maintain a working online service, the …

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Japanese pre-order Vita stock drying up

Two of Japan’s major online retailers have seen their pre-order allocation of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita snapped up just hours after going on sale. RPGsite reports that both Amazon Japan and Yodobashi are both listing the handheld as being out of stock and any new customers who attempt to pre-order …

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Xenoblade suffers stock shortages

The long-awaited cult JPRG Xenoblade Chronicles has finally arrived in the UK today, but consumers might not be able to get their hands on it just yet. Online retailer ShopTo.net has confirmed to MCV that the game is suffering from stock shortages after a surge of last-minute demand has exceeded …

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Nintendo defends 3DS stock strategy

The boss of Nintendo America has said that the company went to great lengths to ensure that 3DS would be plentiful at launch and there would be no shortages. "I would characterise it as a launch where we learned significant lessons from the launch of Wii and we made sure …

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3DS: No stock shock this time

Phenomenal pre-order demand means Nintendo will have to bring more 3DS stock to the UK than it did for day one of the Wii launch. MCV understands the format holder is beefing up manufacturing and replenishment plans to ensure it doesn’t face retail-worrying shortages. Pre-orders are already outpacing Wii’s total …

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Move/Kinect shortages questioned

Supplies of both Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move are not as short as either Microsoft or Sony would have you believe, US analyst Michael Pachter has claimed. Last week Sony stated that it had misjudged the demand for the stand-alone Move controllers” and that we have a catch-up problem …

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Sony warns of Move shortages

PlayStation move stock is likely to be hard to come by until 2011, platform holder Sony has warned. SCEA’s senior VP or marketing Peter Dille told VentureBeat that Sony misjudged the demand for the stand-alone Move controllers” and that stores are running low across Europe, America and Japan. That bodes …

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Who does the Daily Mail blame for iPhone shortages?

The Daily Mail has published an article claiming professional gangs of traders are buying up vast quantaties of the UK’s iPhone 4 stock and shipping it abroad. The tabloid claims this is "depriving ordinary customers of getting their hands on them." Apparently, these hoards of ‘runners’ are paid around 70 …

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