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JAPAN: Big market drops in October

Japan’s games market suffered a significant dip in October, with the total market value 21.6 per cent down on the same month in 2007 according to figures from Famitsu owner Enterbrain. Hardware sales dropped by 29.1 per cent, and software by 14.9 per cent. Sony’s PSP was the strongest performer, …

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JAPAN: DS wins in August as market declines

Data from Enterbrain, the publisher and analyst firm behind Japanese games bible and MCV media partner Famitsu, has shown that Japan’s games market in August was down 17 per cent compared to the same month last year. The decline was lead by a 29 per cent drop in hardware sales …

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Microsoft announces Ninja Blade

As part of its Japanese press conference in which it was revealed that Xbox 360 hardware would be receiving a significant price cut in Japan , Microsoft has also lifted the lid on a brand new ninja title from Japanese developers From Software – entitled Ninja Blade. A half-minute trailer …

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Nintendo eyes Asian markets

Nintendo has targeted the Asian market outside of Japan with new DS consoles and simulation titles, according to Japanese paper Nikkei. As reported by Thompson Financial, the platform-holder has developed localised DS systems for the Taiwan market, and will debut them in mobile phone stores this month. China will also …

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UK CHARTS: Wii dominates single format listings

The popularity of Nintendo’s Wii shows no signs of abating in the UK with the machine laying claim to 16 of the top 30 selling individual format games in ChartTrack’s latest unit sales listings. The Wii also claimed 15 of the top 30 selling titles by value. Topping the unit …

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UK CHARTS: Burnout Paradise maintains pole position

Next-gen menu-free metal-crunching racer Burnout Paradise has become the first game of 2008 to hold onto the top spot in the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 for two weeks on the trot. EA’s title does so despite a 13 per cent drop in sales – thanks in part to a …

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