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Brink sales pass 2.5m units

UK developer Splash Damage has said that 2011 release Brink has sold in excess of 2.5m units worldwide, generating revenue of around $120-140m. However, the success of the title has taught the studio one other lesson – developers don’t see all of that cash. And that’s the reason, according to …

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277 GAME and Gamestation stores close, 40% of workforce axed

Administrator PwC has today closed the doors on 277 of The GAME Group’s 609 UK and Ireland stores, MCV understands. The result is that by the end of the day around 2,104 GAME employees will have lost their jobs – 40 per cent of its UK workforce. 15 of these …

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Slight decline in UK games store numbers

There are fewer stores than ever selling games, ERA and Chart-Track says. Last year 6,644 stores sold games, down 1.7 per cent year-on-year. It means since 2007 there are now 1,000 fewer shops selling video games. A reduction in entertainment specialists and electrical retailers are the main reason for the …

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Now US reports drastic video game market falls in February

The latest numbers from sales tracker NPD show that the US video games market suffered a 20 per cent year-on-year decline to $1.06bn in February. The news comes after MCV revealed yesterday that the UK market suffered a 29 per cent decline last month. Back in the US, software suffered …

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Want every bit of Mass Effect 3’s DLC? It’ll cost you $870

BioWare fans looking for the complete Mass Effect 3 experience face an alarming outlay. Destructoid totted up the added cost of buying every pre-order incentive and every piece of DLC available across the market. And in Mass Effect 3’s case, many DLC offers come only as part of hardware bundles …

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3DS sales hit 15m units

Lifetime sales of Nintendo’s 3DS have now hit 15m. The handheld has reached that goal faster than either the DS or the Wii, but has still clearly lagged behind Nintendo’s own expectations, with the company lowering all of its full-year forecasts. Total 3DS software sales hit 28.04m units. As for …

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Just Dance IP grooves its way to 25m sales

Ubisoft’s powerhouse Just Dance series has now reached the 25m global unit sales barrier. The IP was propelled through this milestone by the success of Just Dance 3, which itself has now passed the 7m unit sales barrier. Ubisoft reckons that people” globally spend a collection 23m minutes playing Just …

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Kinect sells 18m, arrives on PC next month

At CES in Las Vegas, Steve Ballmer’s keynote speech finally revealed a concrete global sales number for Kinect – 18m units. After shifting an impressive 8m units in its first few weeks on the market, the device went on to sell just a further 2m in the months up until …

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Japanese market declines 8% in 2011

The Japanese video games market suffered an overall decline of eight per cent year-on-year in 2011, according to the latest Famitsu data. In total the market was worth 454,380m. Andriasang reports that the software sector fell by 14 per cent to 274,640m throughout the period, though the launch of platforms …

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Angry Birds scores 6.5m Xmas downloads

Rovio’s world-conquering casual games phenomenon Angry Birds was downloaded an amazing 6.5m times on Christmas day alone. Estimates suggest that this number is very close to the total number of smartphone activations over Christmas. The number represents downloads of all three Angry Birds titles (Angry Birds, Seasons and Rio). We’re …

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