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PES gets World Cup Edition

With EA making plenty of noise about the April release of its FIFA World Cup South Africa tie-in, Konami has quietly announced a World Cup-themed Pro Evolution Soccer title scheduled to coincide with this summer’s tournament. More specifically, it has confirmed a spring release for Winning Eleven 2010 Aoki Samurai …

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PS3 sales reach 33.5m

The long-term aim of surpassing Xbox 360 to cement second place in hardware race looks one step closer for Sony this morning with news that PS3 unit sales have now hit 33.5m worldwide. The most recent figures from Microsoft say that Xbox 360 has sold 39m units globally. It was …

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FIFA World Cup game kicks off

With Fabio Capello’s England team targeting success at this summer’s World Cup, EA has officially announced its licensed video game tie-in – FIFA World Cup South Africa. It will be released in Europe and Asia on April 30th for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PSP. The North American release date …

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World of Warcraft ‘will not be beaten

MMO specialists have told MCV that predicting the fall of World of Warcraft is ‘futile’. Blizzard’s title is the world’s most lucrative MMO, raking in over $100 million a month. And rival developers admit that even when there are some big name MMOs on the horizon – such as Star …

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Microsoft clarifies NPD claims

Platform holder Microsoft has clarified a statement that it released earlier today that appeared to claim that Xbox 360 sold 10m units in the US in 2009 – a number that didn’t correspond with official NPD figures. In 2009, Xbox 360 console sales topped 10m units globally,” Microsoft has now …

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DSGi results smash expectations

PC World and Currys owner DSG International achieved an eight per cent like-for-like sales growth over the Christmas period, thanks largely to electrical sales in the UK and Ireland. The results – which cover the 12 weeks ending January 9th – significantly exceed analyst expectations of around a two or …

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Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Square Enix is positioning Final Fantasy XIV as a serious rival to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft series, company president Yoichi Wada has revealed. In an interview with Develop, Wada disclosed the full extent of Square Enix’s ambitions for the upcoming Final Fantasy MMO, and indicated that Blizzard’s need to – …

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Funcom revenues slump

Age of Conan publisher Funcom has reported a bad set of financials for its fiscal Q3, with revenues falling 68.5 per cent year-on-year to reach $5.7m. In total Funcom’s losses hit $9.6m for the period. In Q3 last year it recorded a profit of $3.3m. The drops were blamed on …

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Call of Duty: Zombies hits iPhone

Whilst triple-A release Modern Warfare 2 keeps itself busy by tearing up the record books in the traditional games industry, Activision has released yet another Call of Duty title – World at War: Zombies on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Priced at 5.99, the title in an extension of …

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