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Xbox 360 and PS3 price cuts this year

MCV has been told by a senior global publishing source that price cuts for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be announced by the end of the year, and possibly as early as next month’s E3. In addition, it is believed that there’s a strong possibility that Nintendo is also …

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Annual falls for Nintendo

Nintendo has reported an 18 per cent decline in net income for the year ending March 31st 2010 at $2.45bn. Revenue was $1.53bn – a decline of 22 per cent. It’s Nintendo’s first full-year annual decline in six years, but is also the third most profitable year in the company’s …

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Activision signs Bungie

Publisher Activision has signed a ten year deal with Halo developer Bungie that grants it worldwide publishing rights to a future multiformat release. The move brings one of the most acclaimed developers into the Activision stable and is all the more notable considering the recent fall-out with super high-profile developer …

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The PS3 crisis is over

The world’s PS3s are working again. After a day of panic and a what must have been a very long and nervous night for Sony execs, the internal clock bug that saw around 92 per cent of the globe’s PS3 consoles stop working correctly yesterday has been defeated thanks to …

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Xbox to outsell PS3 in 2010

The war of words between platform holders Microsoft and Sony shows no signs of abating with Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg categorically stating that he believes his company’s console can maintain its sales advantage over PS3 in the coming 12 months. We believe we’ll outsell the PS3 for …

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Sony: PS3 will pass Xbox 360

The PS3 will eventually outsell Xbox 360 – that’s the prediction of PlayStation Network boss Peter Dille, who claims that Microsoft’s machine is unlikely to enjoy the same ten-year lifecycle that Sony has planned for PS3. I’m confident PS3 will be around in ten years and I can say that …

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MS hypes 360s biggest year ever

With Xbox 360 entering its fifth year on the market, the pressure is on Microsoft’s machine to keep up its strong momentum – something that Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate VP Phil Spencer believes won’t prove a problem. 2010 is shaping up to be the biggest year ever for Xbox 360,” …

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NPD: 09 a turning point for PS3

PS3’s 1.35m unit sales in North America in December – an 87 per cent year-on-year increase – saw the console finish 2009 by enjoying its best ever month in territory, leaving Sony celebrating what it is calling a turning point in the machine’s fortunes. 4.3m PS3s were sold throughout the …

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NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

Much like its dominance in the hardware sector, Nintendo has also emerged as the big victor in 2009’s American software charts according to the latest data from NPD – though Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 emerged as the year’s most popular title. In doing so MW2 becomes the …

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Game publishers foresee financial upturn

The UK games industry was hit hard by the recession in 2009, and now leading execs are hopeful that the worst is behind them. We hope that coming out of an often rocky and uncertain 2009, we as an industry can go into 2010 with the worst of the world’s …

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