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Microsoft pledges to keep new game RRPs static for Xbox One

Xbox One games will not cost more than Xbox 360 titles. That’s the pledge from Microsoft, with a rep telling Polygon that "I can confirm that Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99”. Which seems pretty definitive. For once it seems to be Sony that is being less …

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Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest. That’s according to a new report on the Japanese industry in weekly trade magazine Famitsu, as translated by Polygon. "This quarter featured tough earnings reports for companies overall," SMBC Nikko Securities …

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GameStop buoyant about Xbox One and PS4 pre-owned

The president of global games retailer GameStop has played down fears that Xbox One will curtail the pre-owned market. Both Sony and Microsoft have said games can be resold and that’s exactly what we anticipated,” Bartel told Forbes. It’s a recognized way to make these games more affordable. All three …

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Sony kicks off Indian manufacturing of PS3 games

Sony has finally begun manufacturing PS3 games in India, with the first lot of locally manufactured games set to hit stores by the end of the month. Initially, local manufacturing will be focussed on Sony’s first-party PS3 Essentials range. The first games to arrive in stores will be Killzone 3, …

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Ubisoft’s Wii U games discounted on eShop

A number of big releases will this week enjoy significant discounts on Nintendo’s Wii U eShop digital game store. Ubisoft has cut the price of all of its Wii U games, with big-hitters Zombi U and Assassin’s Creed III cut from (the admittedly extraordinarily high) 54.99 to 29.99. Several have …

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The Hut opens PS4 software pre-orders… at £70 a shot

UK consumers are free to pre-order a handful of PS4 titles from The Hut, as long as they are willing to lay down 69.99 per game. Killzone: Shadowfall, Destiny, Driveclub, Deep Down, Knack, Diablo III and InFamous: Second Son are all available at that price, while PS4 hardware is listed …

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Sony: We must ask third parties to make more attractive Vita games

Third parties, as well as Sony itself, must take responsibility for elevating the PlayStation Vita out of its current rut. That’s the opinion of Sony’s CFO, executive VP and corporate executive officer Masaru Kato, who told investors (as reported by Seeking Alpha): One thing clear for us that in terms …

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Sony celebrating PlayStation Vita birthday with digital software sale

The PlayStation Vita is one year old in the UK. Hoorah! And to celebrate, Sony has announced a two-week price promotion that will see significant discounts of Vita software on the PlayStation Network. Highlights include Lumines, Rayman Origins and Dungeon Hunter: Alliance for 13.99 as well as MLB 12 The …

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