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Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

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You may have read our stories yesterday on the squabbling between Microsoft and Sony over which has the better console, which is going to sell more and whose dad is bigger. Or something like that. Well to settle it all for us, leading industry analyst... >>

Nintendo consoles smash US sales records in 2008

Nintendo consoles smash US sales records in 2008

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Following the news that Nintendo's consoles managed to smash European sales records in 2008, new US sales data has shown it has done the same across the pond as well. In 2008, a total of 10.17 million Wii consoles were sold to the American public, breaking... >>

Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

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Internal figures released by Microsoft have shown that 28 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide, meaning it leads its next-gen rival PS3 by 8 million units. Its lead in the States is much larger than in Europe, with 7 million and 1 million... >>

Nintendo console sales break European records

Nintendo console sales break European records

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Nintendo has broken console sales records in Europe, with both its Wii and DS machines. The company sold a total of 8.3 million units of the Wii console last year, making it the largest annual home console seller in European history. Showing that the... >>

GTA: Chinatown Wars gets 18 certificate from BBFC

GTA: Chinatown Wars gets 18 certificate from BBFC

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has become the first DS game to receive an 18 classification from the BBFC. Take-Two had previously stated that it was going to use Chinatown Wars to see how far it could push mature content on the DS and Wii, and it seems... >>

Nintendo patents hint system

Nintendo patents hint system

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Nintendo has patented an in-game hint system, masterminded by Shigeru Miyamoto. The built-in walkthrough allows the computer to take control of characters and show gamers the correct way to complete harder parts of the game. Installed either by a disc... >>

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

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If you're the person that always wins a game of Cluedo, is addicted to Poirot and have carted yourself off on one of those Murder Mystery weekends before, then a new game from Big Fish Games may be just up your street. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir... >>

Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

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SanDisk has announced a Rock Band 2-branded SD gaming card, designed to help Nintendo Wii gamers expand the storage capacity of their console. While gamers wait for a better solution from Nintendo themselves, gamers can only save content such as downloaded... >>

Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

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Sales of videogames hit an all-time high in the UK last year, with the combined revenue for video game software and hardware adding up to £4.034 billion for 2008. Sales data from ChartTrack show that this huge figure was helped by a 23% growth in games... >>

PS3 sales increase 130% over festive period

PS3 sales increase 130% over festive period

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PlayStation 3 sales were up by more than 130% over the festive period, a Sony Computer Entertainment America exec has said. "We've had a solid holiday season and have delivered consistent growth throughout this year", said sales vice president Ian Jackson.... >>