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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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GAME calls in administrators

GAME calls in administrators

Struggling European retailer GAME will call in the administrators, the company's board has confirmed today, after ceasing trade of shares in the group earlier today. The gaming store has "not made sufficient progress in the time available to offer a realistic prospect for a solvent solution for the business" after ongoing negotiations with stakeholders, the board said in a statement. GAME's troubles were flagged earlier this month, with news that the company had put itself up for sale after falling sales and the rise of internet retail.

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GameStop Donkey Kong 3D displays were bogus, store says

GameStop Donkey Kong 3D displays were bogus, store says

Even though GameStop somehow got its hands on a Donkey Kong 3D display case, the games retailer is now saying that the game doesn't exist and it should never have been put up in the store in the first place. In fact, a company employee has even been quoted as saying that the displays were essentially put up in error. It does a bit suspect, though.

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GameStop confirms will have PlayStation Vita midnight launch

GameStop confirms will have PlayStation Vita midnight launch

If you absolutely have to be among the first to pick up Sony's newest game device, head to GameStop. The retailer will be offering midnight launch events at locations throughout the country. Select stores will open at 11:00 PM on Tuesday night, then as the clock strikes midnight will begin giving the Vitas to eager early adopters. Customers are encouraged to pre-order a unit on GameStop's website prior to arriving for the event, though it is not mandatory.

 

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Sony PlayStation Vita demo units pop up at GameStop

Sony PlayStation Vita demo units pop up at GameStop

More than 3,300 US GameStop locations are now equipped with PlayStation Vitas. Not to buy, unfortunately, but to give anxious gamers a hands-on look at what the next generation of portable Sony gaming will offer. The demo stations contain playable builds of eight of the most anticipated Vita titles, some of which are launch games but others do not have an official release date yet.

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GameStop now selling game-packed Android tablets from Samsung, Acer, and ASUS

GameStop now selling game-packed Android tablets from Samsung, Acer, and ASUS

Starting today it appears that GameStop is taking their mobile initiative through a whole new door, not just offering one single tablet (the iPad), but four, the other three being special edition Android tablets from Acer, ASUS, and Samsung. While each of the tablets will be essentially the same sticker price they would be at competing retailers, each comes with a set of seven free games including Dead Space and Madden 12. These tablets are not brand new models, but the game deal certainly is.

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GameStop testing gaming tablet ahead of 2012 launch

GameStop testing gaming tablet ahead of 2012 launch

GameStop's gaming tablet search has turned up a slate, according to company president Tony Bartel, with the retailer currently testing the Android-based slate and readying a custom controller. Describing the unnamed tablet as a "GameStop certified gaming platform" to GamesIndustry, Bartel said that while it will initially offer a "modest selection" of native titles, the eventual plan is to stream games in a similar manner to OnLive.

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