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Sony "was the No.1 console maker in the UK last year"

The world is excited by PS4, but there’s still plenty of PS3s to sell, says Sony. The company told MCV?this week that in terms of combined hardware, it was actually the No.1 console maker in the UK last year. PlayStation platforms accounted for 36 per cent of the market, compared …

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#PlayStationMemory claims top global trending spot on Twitter ahead of PS4 reveal

The world has united in memory of nearly two decades of PlayStation ahead of the reveal of the PS4 in New York tonight. The hashtag #PlayStationMemory is currently the No.1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide – one hell of an achievement for Sony’s marketeers. And a great start to what …

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Five top High Street games stores

MCV and Koch Media round off Independent Retail Month with our final special feature focusing on the sector. This week, we look at five of the UK’s top stores. Seedee Jons Established: 1993Stores: 1Based: Jersey, Channel IslandsContact: 01534 769405Web: www.seedeejons.com Games now make up almost 70 per cent of this …

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Dark Souls sells 1.19m units

RPG Dark Souls has sold 1.19m copies to become Namco Bandai’s most popular 2012 release across the US and Europe. The sales figure was revealed in the publisher’s financial report for its fiscal year ending March 2012. It reported a year-on-year profit increase of 20 per cent. Dark Souls was …

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ANALYSIS: A closer look at gaming’s top brands

Earlier this week, we revealed the Top Five biggest games brands of all time using Chart-Track’s CUBE?data warehouse solution. This week we reveal the full Top Ten, taking into account all games sold from 1996 to the present day. Only three brands within the all-time Top Ten are from outside …

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Top Ten games TV campaigns: 2011 vs 2012

Games and consoles TV advertising has experienced a 25 per cent year-on-year decline in activity from the start of 2012 to March 11th. This week we look at how the biggest campaigns of 2012 so far compare to 2011’s. The combined number of TVRs in the Top Ten is currently …

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Megaupload founder is world’s top Modern Warfare 3 player

In a somewhat cruel coincidence, the world’s best Modern Warfare 3 player may also be the man responsible for the lion’s share of the game’s piracy. Kim Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz) posted a video online showing that his Xbox 360 user account MEGARACER is the highest rated in the world …

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Apple becomes UK’s second biggest online retailer

The latest IMRG-Hitwise listings claim that Apple has grown to become the second most popular online retailer in the UK. In the process it knocks Argos down to number three for the first time ever. Online behemoth Amazon UK retains its usual No.1 position, of course. The tech world mourned …

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Dredge named top tech journo

Stuart Dredge, the online editor of MCV sister site ME, has been named one of the world’s top online ‘voices’ on the ‘SAY 100: Online Voices That Shape Opinion’ list. It comprises representatives from multiple sectors including Style, Food, Business, Design, Travel and so on. Stuart Miles, editor of Pocket-lint, …

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Games of 2010 – Staff Picks

No matter what type of games you like, 2010 was a corker with a host of quality titles that maintained the games industry’s strength in the face of challenging economic conditions. Here MCV removes it business hat and ‘gets its consumer on’ by naming the games that we enjoyed most …

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