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3DS beats DS year one sales numbers

Despite a troubled start to its life, Nintendo’s 3DS has after just eight months on the market beaten the year one sales numbers of its predecessor the DS. In total the 3DS has now sold in excess of 2.37m units worldwide. The achievement will go some way to silencing critics …

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Ten-year low for UK games retail

Looters kicked the UK games retail market while it was down last week, as the sector posted its worst results in ten years. The boxed games market was worth 9.64m for the week ending August 13th. It is the lowest figure since September 2001.Furthermore, just 526,351 games were sold – …

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Asia growth sees Tesco profits rise

Retail powerhouse Tesco has reported a surge in profits for its financial year ending February 28th 2011. Group sales climbed 8.1 per cent to 67.6bn, with profit jumping 12.3 per cent to 3.8bn. Asian profit was up 30 per cent year-on-year which helped offset the disappointing UK performance, which accounts …

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Xbox 360 poised to overtake Wii

Back in September 2010 Microsoft made the bold claim that "there’s been a mid-generation leadership change" in the hardware market. Now it looks like it might just have been right. Speaking in an investor note, Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz has predicted that if current sales trends persist, Xbox …

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GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

The GAME Group has reported a total sales decline of 12.3 per cent for the 49 weeks ending January 8th in the UK and Ireland. On a like-for-like basis the UK drops hit 9.7 per cent. The Christmas period was more successful for the chain, however, with UK and Ireland …

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EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

The switch from boxed to digital goods is going to happen far quicker than most of the industry has expected, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello. In fact, the outspoken exec thinks that even by the end of this year digital revenues will exceed revenues from the sales of physical …

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Most Popular Stories of 2010 Comments

For an online publisher the idea of letting your readers have their say is, to be brutally frank, a little scary. But sometimes it’s you, the reader, that very much makes the story. If it wasn’t for you and the comments you leave we’d be very much less the community …

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Bumper year for BioWare

2011 will be a landmark 12 months for developer BioWare as it prepares three big titles for the year. The EA-owned developer announced Mass Effect 3 at Spike Video Game Awards last weekend, and revealed it will arrive in time for Christmas. It will follow hot on the heels of …

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2010 Review October-December

The Q4 sales season arrives with huge performances from Black Ops and FIFA 11. There’s less good news for industry favourite Tim Langdell, however, whose legal tirade is finally ended. Sony decided to lop 65 off the price of a PSPgo, but that’s quickly forgotten as details of two new …

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2010 Review July-September

As ‘Antennagate’ rumbled on Apple responded with one of the most astonishing press releases ever released – not that any of it stopped the iPhone 4 outselling Microsoft’s Kin by what can only be described as a gargantuan amount. Developer Tim Schafer laid into Bobby Kotick and Microsoft finally confirmed …

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