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Nintendo: ‘3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan’

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes the 3DS is about to cross the 3m sales mark in Japan and will reach a 4m milestone by April. Speaking to Nikkei, as translated by Andriasang, Iwata said the 3DS has regained its vigour” thanks to the price drop and major new releases such …

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Exclusive Metal Gear Collection SKU vanishes from Zavvi

The Metal Gear Solid Ultimate Collection, which was revealed as a Zavvi worldwide exclusive in August, has mysteriously vanished from the retailer’s website. When the SKU was announced Zavvi said that in addition to MGS2, MGS3 and Peace Walker, the Ultimate Collection would also offer a digital version of the …

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Modern Warfare 3 sets 5-day entertainment record

Activision has named a number of entertainment and retail stats demonstrating the monstrous success that is record breaker Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The publisher says the game has set an all-time entertainment launch record, grossing over $775m worldwide. It has been confirmed as the best-selling game launch at …

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Cooking Mama series hits 2m UK unit sales

505 Games has confirmed that total UK sales of the Cooking Mama series have now hit 2m units. Furthermore, the brand has shifted 3.5m copies in all of Europe and a massive 12m across the world. It remains the best-selling third-party series on DS since its debut in 2006. The …

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Dark Souls ships 1.5m units

Namco Bandai’s rock hard RPG Dark Souls has reached 1.5m shipments worldwide in just over one month. Andriasang reports that more copies of the game have been shipped to retailers in Europe than its home country Japan, with 470,000 shipped in the former and 370,000 the latter. 40,000 units have …

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Sony fully adopts Online Pass system

Publisher Sony has confirmed that all future SCE Worldwide Studios game will require the buyer to use the in-the-box Online Pass code to access online functionality. Destructoid obtained the confirmation following news that next month’s PS3 release Uncharted 3 will adopt the Online Pass system. As usual, those who buy …

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Doctor, we’ve landed on Android

BBC Worldwide has released its first Android app: a port of iOS game Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time. Originally developed by Scottish firm Tag Games, the game sees the Doctor and companion Amy Pond battling Cybermen, Daleks and Silurians. It came out on iPhone and iPad in December 2010. …

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Kinect and Wii U tempt BBC into retail games

The BBC wants some of its biggest brands to lead a new wave of boxed retail games, an executive at the company has said. The broadcaster is seeking both publisher and studio partnerships with a view to creating games based on some of its famous TV series,according to CVG. Simon …

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Analysts predict tight sales race between PS3 and Xbox 360

The PS3 could catch or even overtake the global install base of the Xbox 360 in 2011, analysts have predicted. While Microsoft’s machine remains the firm favourite of the pair in key territories such as the US, it’s a different story in other parts of the world. And it could …

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Apple App Store downloads pass 15bn

Significant gaming force Apple has announced that it’s sector-bossing App Store has now passed the 15bn download milestone worldwide. That’s spread across over 425,000 apps. There are now over 200m iPhone, iPad and iPod in circulation across the globe with the devices officially available in 90 countries. Developers have grossed …

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