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Michael Jackson game hits 2m

Having enjoyed a very strong Christmas, Ubisoft’s Michael Jackson: The Experience has now sold over 2m units across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. There’s more to come from the game too, with a Japanese release incoming and an April release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions …

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WoW welcomes 12 millionth user

Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that PC online RPG World of Warcraft now has over 12m registered players worldwide. The game first arrived in 2004 and has topped the PC charts ever since via sales of the original and its two expansions, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich king. …

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Alan Wake resonates with TV sector

In an interview with MCV concerning the BBC’s new focus on video gaming, BBC Worldwide’s vice president for digital entertainment Robert Nashak has singled out Microsoft’s Alan Wake for particular praise. It is interesting you mention Alan Wake,” Nashak told MCV. Recently the TV people came to me and said …

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StarCraft II shifts 3m copies

Blizzard has confirmed that its massively hyped PC strategy title StarCraft II has now sold in excess of 3m copies worldwide in its first month of availability. The game is already the best selling PC title of the year and the fastest selling RTS ever released. Amazingly, StarCraft II shifted …

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iPad sales hit 2m in 60 days

Apple says it has sold more than two million iPads since launching the device on 3 April. The device’s launch in nine countries outside the US on Friday appears to have pushed it past the milestone, although the company hasn’t broken down the sales by geography. Apple sold 300,000 in …

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PS3 market share hits 31%

It’s a big ask, but it’s possible that Sony’s PS3 could just catch Xbox 360 in terms of total global sales by the end of the 2010 – that’s according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, as reported by Industry Gamers. It claims that as of Q1 2010, the …

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Wii captured 47% of market in 09

Nintendo’s Wii accounted for 47 per cent of the global home console market in 2009, according to a report from Ibis Capital. Gamasutra reports that of the remainder, Xbox 360 claimed 35 per cent of the market and PS3 just 18 per cent. Total global console revenues hit $30bn. Looking …

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BBC cuts ‘wont hurt game push

The recent ‘Putting Quality First’ report, which urged the BBC to cut spending and focus on less content, won’t stop the plans its Worldwide division has to licence out new games titles. Last week a strategic review confirmed that the world-renowned broadcaster will drop two radio stations and cut internet …

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Sony not forcing Move on devs

No pressure is being put on developers within Sony Worldwide Studios to switch their focus to the PlayStation Move, the platform holder has affirmed. The bottom line is Worldwide Studios is a huge organisation,” Sony Worldwide Studios VP Scott Rohde told Joystiq. There are plenty of resources to go around. …

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Second PS3 global glitch tipped by Paddy Power

The PS3 crisis is officially over – but if for some reason you think PS3 is in line for a second global meltdown, bookmaker Paddy Power is willing to take your money. The bookmaker is currently offering odds of 11/8 on PS3 suffering a new worldwide glitch. If you think …

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