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CVG posts record audience growth

Over 2m gamers visited Future’s CVG.co.uk last month, a year-on-year rise of 68 per cent. Future said 2,265,823 people visited the consumer website last month, while UK unique users rose 26 per cent to 639,424. The results take in the entire CVG network, which also includes the Official Xbox Magazine …

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NPD: Wii and DS back on top

The good times are back at Nintendo with the platform holder expressing its delight at smashing two hardware records in NPD’s December and 2009 North American video games market report. Wii’s 3.8m unit sales in December smashes the old single-month record while the DS and DSi combined sold 11.2m units …

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JAPAN: Further year-on-year decline

Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has claimed that 2009 was yet again a year of decline for the video games industry in Japan with both hardware and software sales suffering year-on-year decreases. Kotaku reports that hardware sales for the year were down 13.6 per cent, with the total market slumping by 6.9 …

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MW2 most pirated game of 09

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the most pirated game of 2009 according to BitTorrent tracking statistics, Gamasutra reports. Of those downloads 4.1m were of the PC version whilst 970k were of the Xbox 360 version. The PS3 remains piracy free for the time being. An interesting thought to …

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Battlefield celebrates twin success

EA’s Battlefield brand has notched up two notable achievement overnight marking a notable victory for both free-to-play gaming and digital only releases. First off, online free-to-play cel-shaded PC title Battlefield Heroes has welcomed its one millionth player less than a month after it was first released.

 The team is really …

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MCV Awards video blitzes YouTube

The official video skit for last week’s MCV Awards 2009 has proved a real hit online, with the upload currently nearing the 5,000 views mark on YouTube. The sequence includes appearances from many top UK games executives, including David Yarnton (Nintendo), Michael Rawlinson (ELSPA), John Clark (Sega), Martyn Gibbs (Gamestation) …

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NPD: 2008 video game revenues top $21bn

Following the trend seen in the UK market and shunning the falls seen in Japan , the North American video games market grew to record levels in 2008, hitting a total value of $21.33bn according to data from US body NPD. The figure represents an increase of 19 per cent …

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