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Game console price cuts cause sales explosion

Yahoo - September 24, 2009

Submitted by afsplat (29) at 12:32PM PST on September 25, 2009

As holiday shopping season gets started (yes, folks, now that "back to school" is over, it's really all about Christmas), Sony is already celebrating. Its $100 price cut on the PlayStation 3 (and the flood of advertising that was launched along with it) has sent sales soaring, with unit sales up 300 percent in the three weeks prior to September 1. Revenue over that time is up 140 percent, not as much as unit sales due to the lower prices, but still an impressive leap.
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NPD to Introduce Digital Sales Charts

MCVUK - September 17, 2009

Submitted by Joe80 (4) at 3:06PM PST on September 22, 2009

American sales tracker NPD has told MCV that it wants to introduce the globe’s first digital download chart. Leading publishers & trade body ELSPA last month told MCV that the time was right to introduce digital charts in the UK, through GfK-ChartTrack. Now NPD wants to offer charts for PC, console & even mobile across the Atlantic. The NPD Group won’t yet confirm how quickly the charts will be created – but ruled out a merged retail and digital chart.
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Tokyo Game Show 2009

By Reuters... - September 9, 2009

Submitted by fabiano_div (431) at 12:45PM PST on September 20, 2009

The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2009 will be using "green power" - just as it did last year - to contribute to the conservation of the global environment. All 280,000 kWh of the power consumed at the common areas of the show will be generated by a biomass power station. Games and Preservation - the next order word...
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Bethesda Sues Interplay Over Fallout Trademark Infringement

Kotaku - September 11, 2009

Submitted by TheSmilkman (167) at 8:18PM PST on September 11, 2009

Bethesda Softworks has filed suit against Interplay, the company it purchased rights to the Fallout franchise from in 2007, citing trademark infringement and attempting to terminate its right to make a Fallout-themed MMO.
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NPD Aug 09

NPD - September 9, 2009

Submitted by apujanata (3) at 3:53PM PST on September 10, 2009

PlayStation 2 105.9K PlayStation 3 210.0K PSP 140.3K Xbox 360 215.4K Wii 277.4K Nintendo DS 552.9K
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Analysts: August To See Last NPD Monthly Decline Of 2009

Gamasutra - September 8, 2009

Submitted by apujanata (3) at 5:40PM PST on September 8, 2009

NPD sales figures will see yet another month of year-over-year declines in the U.S. retail console game market, according to estimates by Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter, but the analyst expects that the industry will see year-over-year growth starting in September through the remainder of 2009.
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On live in public beta

On Live Blog - September 3, 2009

Submitted by welshbloke (20) at 8:04AM PST on September 3, 2009

I’m very excited to say that we are now opening the OnLive Beta to outside gamers who signed up on our website. It’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t already. We are very much looking forward to hearing from gamers all about their experience with the OnLive Service.
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Xbox 360 sales predictably spike in UK after price drop

Joystiq - September 1, 2009

Submitted by afsplat (29) at 2:06PM PST on September 1, 2009

GfK Chart-Track notes the Xbox 360 had a 43 percent sales increase over the weekend in the UK, following the price drop which sent the console's Elite version to a friendlier £199. With Sony's PS3 Slim model expected to hit the region this week, it'll be interesting to compare the percentage increase in sales for both consoles. We'd prefer actual sales numbers instead of percentages, but that's apparently not happening.
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Disney Buys Marvel for $4 Billion

Kotaku - August 31, 2009

Submitted by Joe80 (4) at 10:43AM PST on August 31, 2009

Walt Disney Company agrees to acquire iconic comic book company Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. More than 5,000 iconic comic book characters will soon be in the hands of Disney, raising serious questions about the future of Marvel video game titles from Activision, Sega, THQ, and the upcoming MMO from Gazillion Entertainment.
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User spoofing problem

The simExchange - August 26, 2009

Submitted by KultofCows (Admin) at 5:07PM PST on August 25, 2009

We are investigating how a hacker has spoofed accounts.
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