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Apple’s value drops £80bn in two months

Shares in tech giant Apple have slid 20 per cent since the launch of the iPhone 5 in September. That represents a loss in value of over 80bn, with shares reaching a five-month low during yesterday’s trading. It is currently worth in the region of $530bn. Apple’s share price hit …

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Apple becomes the richest company ever… while Facebook hits new low

Perhaps this puts a true perspective on the global importance of the smartphone and tablet market. Having more or less singlehandedly revolutionised not only the smartphone market but also the tablet sector, Apple has grown to become the most valuable company that has ever existed. At the end of trading …

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F2P expected to drive Japanese social games market up 30.7% in 2012

The Japanese market for social network games is expected to soar over the course of the current year. Numbers from Enterbrain show that the sector will climb from $2.6bn in FY 2011 to an anticipated $3.4bn in FY 2012 – that’s a year-on-year jump of 30.7 per cent. A survey …

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Pre-owned injects $1.8bn into US games market every year

Consumers’ ability to trade-in games at GameStop contributes $1.8bn to the US games industry every year, the retailer has claimed. Revealing that 70 per cent of all income derived from used games is immediately spent on new titles, GameStop president Paul Raines told Gamasutra that it’s proud of how it …

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Indies call for more digital cards

Independent retailers want the chance to stock a larger range of digital cards. Top High Street indies told MCV this week that they want to be able to sell the sort of digital download cards currently available in big name rival GAME. What we really want is a consignment stock …

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Wii U beats 3DS for day one value

Nintendo may not be prepared to talk about the Wii U price yet, but when it arrives later this year it will have a stronger day one offer than the 3DS launch, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton told MCV. One of the problems with 3DS was content. When we launched …

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NPD: UK’s Q4 used games market was £90m

British gamers spent nearly 100m on pre-owned software during Q4 2011. According to NPD data shared with MCV, $141.9m (90m) went on used game purchases during Christmas. That’s just ten per cent of the 780m GfK Chart-Track reports was spent on new boxed video games in the same period. The …

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UK games retail generated £10.45m last week

The launch of Prototype 2 helped the boxed market rise slightly over the prior week, with overall unit sales up five per cent to 441,401 games sold. It’s Activision’s first No.1 of the year. UK games retail generated 10.45m overall from sales last week – an increase of eight per …

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THQ sells budget division ValuSoft

Budget software company Cosmi has acquired THQ’s value-centric publishing and distribution division ValuSoft. The move ties in with THQ’s widely-publicised new strategy of dropping all but its strongest and most important IP and operations, though the sale of assets is unlikely to quieten observers keen to predict the demise of …

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GAME applies for Stock Exchange cancellation

Shareholders holding out hope that they might yet recoup the value of their losses have received some bad news this afternoon. The GAME Group has today requested its complete removal from the London Stock Exchange. "Further to the announcement of 21 March 2012 and the appointment of PWC LLP as …

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