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Football Manager shuns consoles

Sports Interactive studio head Miles Jacobson has revealed why its console strategy is currently non-existent”, and why the studio is in no rush to create FM games for the Wii, 360 or PS3. Between 2005 and 2007, Sports Interactive had released three Xbox 360 editions of Football Manager, before the …

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UK Wii price cut confirmed

Contrary to reports elsewhere, MCV can confirm that UK retail will see the trade price of Nintendo’s console fall on October 2nd. However, as had been speculated, the trade price change will only bring Wii down to the same level it was at prior to its controversial trade price hike …

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FIFA 10 ad debuts this Sunday

Publisher EA will this Sunday air its one-off two-minute TV special starring England front man Wayne Rooney to promote the upcoming release of FIFA 10 on October 2nd. The spot, which will not be aired again on UK TV, will be shown on Sky Sports 1 in the second ad …

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Moore: Games marketing must move on

EA Sports president Peter Moore has warned the publishing community against using traditional logic when marketing their games – which he believes offers too little, too late to succeed. Discussing EA Sports’ turnaround since he joined the label two years ago, Moore said that publishers were still making major mistakes …

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UK CHARTS: Wii Sports Resort back on top

Despite England’s nail-biting series victory to regain the Ashes from rivals Australia over the weekend, Codemasters’ cricket title couldn’t quite replicate the accomplishment of Andrew Strauss’ men, with Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort reclaiming the top spot in the ESLPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. Ashes 2009 actually has to settle …

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EA Sports Active: More Workouts detailed

Publisher EA has for the first time demonstrated and named EA Sports Active: More Workouts at its currently ongoing press conference at Cologne’s Gamescom 2009. The title will boast 35 new exercises that look to vastly expand on the already bountiful offering of workout regimes available in the first title. …

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Iwata: New games will sell 10m each

Having admitted that both Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City have both underperformed at retail, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has predicted big things for its upcoming Wii line-up. I believe that Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros Wii all have the …

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Wii Sports Resort nears 2m sales

Nintendo has confirmed that its high-profile Wii MotionPlus debutant Wii Sports Resort has sold over 600,000 copies in Europe since its High Street debut on July 24th. The game is currently enjoying its second week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40, having improved upon its …

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EA Sports Active sees Wii shine

Proving that third parties can still succeed on Nintendo platforms, EA has revealed that its EA Sports Active has to date sold 1.8m copies worldwide. Its success has not only validated EA’s earlier statement of intent to increase its focus on Nintendo’s home platform but also propelled the company to …

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UK CHARTS: Wii Sports Resort sits tight

There’s no budging Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort from the top of the ESLPA GfK-ChartTrack this week, with the popular mini-game collection holding firm at the top for the second week on the trot. Its strongest contender, fellow Nintendo title Wii Fit, can’t quite reclaim the top spot, though strong sales …

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