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Premium Wii U bundle claims 60 per cent of launch sales

Nintendo’s high-end Premium Wii U SKU was by far the most attractive to UK buyers over the console’s launch weekend. That’s according to data from GfK Chart-Track, which says that the 300 bundle won around a 60 per cent share of the console’s launch weekend sales. The ZombiU bundle accounted …

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Vivendi denies break-up reports

Activision Blizzard will not be split from Universal Music, owner Vivendi has strongly asserted. Rumours had started circulating earlier in the week that owner Vivendi was pondering an organisational reshuffle that could result in its break-up. "Vivendi learned with stupefaction of the claims made by Bloomberg in a story published …

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EA: Boxed games just 55% of the market

The global games market is getting pretty close to a 50/50 split between digital and physical revenue, according to a senior EA Sports exec. EA Sports worldwide studio boss Andrew Wilson told attendees at the opening day of the Brighton Develop conference that the firm’s research says last year digital …

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Now Anonymous website is under attack

It has been right at the centre of the controversy surrounding the PSN outage, but now Anonymous has itself become the victim of cyber warfare. The Financial Times reports that AnonOps.net (which is currently inaccessible) has been defaced with obscenities. In addition, the names and details of some 500 Anonymous …

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EA claims 40/60 digital/boxed split

Publisher EA has pledged a big drive toward emerging digital markets – a strategy in direct contrast to rival Activision, which just yesterday pledged to exact opposite. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference, chief financial officer Eric Brown said that a principal growth driver has been downloads for …

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Split/Second: Velocity dated

Disney Interactive Studios has announced that Split/Second: Velocity will launch in Europe on Friday, May 21st. The explosive racing game has received a swathe of positive press reports since it was officially unveiled last year, and the title even claimed the Game Critics Award for Best Racing Game at last …

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Xbox ultimatum for Zac Efron

Gaming is once again at the centre of a high-profile celebrity split story with news that High School Musical star Zac Efron’s gaming addiction has landed him in the dog house. ContractMusic reports that girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens claims that video games have ‘taken over’ the star’s life. Vanessa has hardly …

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Andy Murray addicted to MW2

Activision’s Modern Warfare 2 is being pegged as the reason behind the high-profile split of Scottish tennis star Andy Murray and former girlfriend Kim Sears. The Sun reports that Sears ended her four-year relationship with the sports pro after he spent seven hours playing Activision’s shooter on PS3. A source …

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Mortal Kombat devs seeking Midway split

Reports are claiming that the development team behind Mortal Kombat franchise are in active talks with other publishers” over a possible split from current publisher Midway and the formation of a new studio. Kotaku reports that the 50-strong team were pushed into the move for, amongst other reasons, the withholding …

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Disney reveals Split/Second

Disney has this morning taken the official wraps off the new game developed by its UK studio Black Rock, calling Split/Second the ‘holy grail’ of new IP – and telling MCV’s sister magazine Develop that it thinks the title will revitalise the racing genre. The Brighton-made game is set in …

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