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Novembers 1m game shortfall

UK games retail sold 1m fewer games during November than it did during the same period in 2009, according to GfK Chart-Track data. Just shy of 9m games were sold at retail last month, while a little under 10m units were shifted during the same period in 2009. But retailers …

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UKIE: A year to remember

2010 will be remembered as a tough but successful year for the video game industry. It was the year that saw casual and online games played through social networks emerge from boxed products’ still large shadow as key forms of interactive entertainment. It seemed everyone was playing Angry Birds at …

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Take-Two achieves non-GTA profit

A long-term goal was finally achieved at the offices of publisher Take-Two last night – it was able to announce a year of overall profit without releasing a Grand Theft Auto title. For the year ending October 31st profit hit $42.5m. In the year before Take-Two endured a $140m loss. …

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Ubi plots 10-year plan for Assassin’s Creed

As sales of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood lead the brand past the 20m sales milestone, Ubisoft wants to maintain the momentum behind the franchise. DLC packs will increase the excitement around Brotherhood’s multiplayer modes as the wait for a follow-up begins. We will have good surprises for players in the weeks …

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GT5 closes major year for gaming

Gran Turismo 5 will ensure 2010 ends with a bang as the last triple-A smash hit to roll out before Christmas. That’s according to Sony, which finally released its long-in-the-making PS3 racer on Wednesday. 2010 has been one of the strongest years in recent memory for quality game releases, and …

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GT5 to be PS3s best 2010 seller

With a concrete release date now nailed down, retailer ShopTo.net has predicted that Gran Turismo 5 will be the biggest selling PS3 game of 2010. The game is currently the pre-ordered on the site, which is selling it for 34.85. This year’s first party release slate for the console included …

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2010 could be PSPs best year yet

While the West continues to dwell on the behind-closed-doors development of the PSP2 and shelf space for the current PSP continues to tighten, the CEO of Famitsu publisher Enterbrain has claimed that he thinks the machine is on track to enjoy its best ever year on the Japanese market. This …

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MS ups Xbox Live Gold price

Microsoft has upped the price of Xbox Live Gold membership in the UK, US, Canada and Mexico. In the UK the price has increased for 4.99 per month to 5.99. For UK users who pay monthly this represents an annual increase of 12. Those who pay for XBL access once …

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Red Dead Redemption could sell 4m

Rockstar’s latest sandbox action title Red Dead Redemption could sell 4m copies globally within its first year on sale. Analyst Doug Creutz from New York financial services company Cowen Group raised his sales estimates for the game from 2.2m to 4m, according to a report from Gamasutra. Creutz says this …

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Segas profits rise 200%

Sega Sammy Holdings has posted a year-on-year increase of almost 200 per cent for its fiscal year ending March 31. Profits hit 151.8m in the period, up from a loss of 171.3m in the same period last year, while total sales were down 10.4 per cent year-on-year. These figures take …

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