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Xbox 360 tops teens Xmas most wanted

A poll conducted amongst residents of teenage virtual world favourite Habbo has shown that games consoles are the most sought after present for teens this Christmas – and the Xbox 360 leads the crowd. Of the 4,540 UK teens polled, 39 per cent wanted Santa to bring a PC or …

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Dragon Quest X announced for Wii

Square Enix has announced the next entry in its long-running RPG series, Dragon Quest, will be released on Wii, and could be exclusive to the platform. The revelation was made at the publisher’s recent press conference where the series creator Yuji Horii confirmed Dragon Quest X will appear on Nintendo’s …

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EA to reduce SKUs, though new IP looks safe

Following the warning that its Q4 and annual fiscal results are likely to fall short of the numbers it had previously predicted, EA had stated that it will reduce the number of titles it releases next year – though it stressed that most of its new IP is safe. Having …

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US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that sales of his firm’s Wii console this Black Friday were double that enjoyed by the machine in the same period in 2007. Though he was not exact about the timeframe, he did state that the sales were measured over a week-long period that …

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EA announces NASCAR Kart Racing

Publisher EA is to give its NASCAR racing a brand a drastic makeover with the release next February of new Wii racer NASCAR Kart Racing. The firm recently admitted that it has struggled to establish its sports brands on Nintendo’s machine – and the targeted thinking behind this family-friendly reinvention …

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US: Tens of thousands of Wiis at Wal-Mart

American retailer Wal-Mart has confirmed that it has tens of thousands” of Wii’s in stock for sale on its website store over the Christmas period, reports Reuters . Wal-Mart is to offer the console for $249.24, along with a value bundle including extra controllers retailing for $329 while supplies last. …

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Xbox enjoys biggest sales month ever

Microsoft is beating its chest this morning following the news that the Xbox brand last month enjoyed its biggest ever sales month in its six year history in Europe. Hardware sales for November were up 124 per cent on the same month last year. In contrast, Microsoft claims that European …

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ATARI LIVE: New Mizuguchi Wii title on the way

Atari is to publish a brand new music title on the Wii being developed by cult Japanese studio Q Entertainment. Little is known of the game, which is currently being referred to as ‘QJ’ – but with Tetsuya Mizuguchi at the helm (who was the man behind cult hits such …

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ATARI LIVE: Ghostbusters gets release date

Resurgent publishing force Atari has made a sack full of announcements at a UK press gathering today, chief of which is the predicted release date for its highly anticipated Ghostbusters title. Atari has confirmed that its upcoming retro licence, which it snapped up from former rights holder Vivendi last month, …

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Sequels dominate 2008 global sales charts

The age old struggle of the new IP in the games market has been highlighted once again with news that only one original title has been able to make it into the 2008 global top eight sellers list. The stats, which come from US financial site MoneyMorning, claim that Activision-Blizzard’s …

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