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368K discs a day for Nintendo

Kotaku - January 15, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 3:41PM PST on January 15, 2009


Duplium Corporation, the company North America's largest Nintendo Certified packaging and printing facility, is doing so well that they're planning on expanding into a number of new major North American markets, the company said recently. Duplium, which handles DVD and CD duplication and media packaging, said that they're outputting 368,000 discs a day for Nintendo.
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NPD says games already in recession

Joystiq - January 15, 2009


Submitted by oznerol (19) at 3:29PM PST on January 15, 2009


The games industry is still growing, but that growth slowed considerably towards the end of 2008, with 9% growth in August, 12% in October and 8% in November. Most embarrassing was September, which actually saw a 7% decline. And with that, we've just passed 80 words, which is the maximum amount of time we're able to focus on economics without blacking out.
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Eidos on verge of buyout?

mcvuk - January 15, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 2:53PM PST on January 15, 2009


Eidos has confirmed that it is in early talks for a potential acquisition of the publisher. The confirmation comes off the back of a share price jump for the Britsoft firm, which owns the Tomb Raider and Hitman IPs and a number of studios around the world. "The Board can announce that it has received a preliminary approach which may or may not lead to an offer being made for the Company," a statement from the publisher said.
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NPD PC Charts '09: Week 1 (Dec 28 - Jan 3)

Kotaku - January 13, 2008


Submitted by zukaus (1) at 8:34PM PST on January 13, 2009


NPD's top 10 best selling PC entertainment titles in the US for the week ending January 3rd, 2009. Also included is bonus coverage of the daily top selling PC games on Steam and Direct2Drive.
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Consoles 'unlikely to make a big impact in India'

gamesindustry - January 13, 2009


Submitted by BrotherE (39) at 9:59AM PST on January 13, 2009


FXLabs CEO and founder, Sashi Reddi, has told GamesIndustry.biz that he doesn't think that consoles as a platform will become a dominant force in the Indian gaming market in the same that they have in other markets. Instead he believes that the development of broadband internet, combined with a blossoming home PC installed base, is far more likely to provide a more suitable basis for the country's entertainment.
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UK LTD # and 2008 #

MCVUK - January 11, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 2:17AM PST on January 13, 2009


The total console installed base for the UK has leapt to 22 million year-on-year, up from 13.5 million reported in January 2008. The results were revealed in GAME’s Christmas trading statement, citing Gfk-ChartTrack data, which shows that sales of Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 consoles have jumped from 4.7 million to ten million units as of January 3rd 2009. For easy to read list, see comment.
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UK sales : Week 2, 2009

ChartTrack - January 11, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 3:38PM PST on January 12, 2009


‘FIFA 09’ holds on to No1 in the All Formats Chart as the top 3 are all non-movers for a second consecutive week. The gap between FIFA and ‘COD:WaW’ at No2 has now shrunk from 5,000 to 400 units. 'Need for Speed: Undercover' sticks at No3. Sales of almost all Top 40 titles more than halve, except 'Wii Fit', jumping up from No20 to No4. All Top 40 games lose sales, but ‘Wii Fit’ only drops by 1%. For list, see comment.
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Best Buy's Gaming Sales Drop in Dec 08

Kotaku - January 9, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 8:01PM PST on January 11, 2009


Despite revenue of $7.5 billion in December, Best Buy still saw a drop in video game sales. Best Buy's entertainment software revenue category, which made up a quarter of Best Buy's revenue in December and includes movies, music and games, saw a drop of 12.2 percent. Video gaming sales saw a single digit drop, which the company blamed on a drop in console sales.
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FRANCE 2008 Number

Gamekyo - January 10, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 5:25AM PST on January 11, 2009


The Institute LSA get their hands on sales number for video games sold in France in 2008. Nintendo dominated with 1.6 Million Wii and 2.25 million NDS. Microsoft sells 566K Xbox 360 and Sony sells 708K Playstation 3. For software, Mario Kart Wii is selling higher than Wii Fit, at 1.3 Million and 1 Million units. Grand Theft Auto IV at 392K for PS3 version. In the end, the sector achieved a turnover of 3 billion euros, or 22% more that 2007.
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JAPANESE 2008 MARKET REPORT

Enterbrain - January 9, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (6) at 3:34PM PST on January 9, 2009


Japan’s overall gaming market during 2008 shrunk by 15.3 percent (to YEN 582.61bn), reflecting a 23.5 percent decline in hardware sales (to YEN 250.50bn), coupled with a 7.9 percent decrease in software sales (to YEN 332.12bn), compared to a year earlier. In 2007, the late 2006 launched Wii and PS3 continuously helped invigorate the market and it is considered that this brought about a tougher comparison for 2008.
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