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Gamestop Q1 sales and profits down, mobile/digital sales up

Gamestop's financial data for the first quarter of its fiscal 2013 have arrived like a pizza with nearly 25 percent fewer toppings than the pizza you ordered during the same 13-week period last year. Also, cheesy bread sales are way up? This may not be the strongest analogy. In non-allegorical t...

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April NPD: Injustice: Gods Among Us reigns supreme

Another hot, fresh loaf of financial data has been pulled out of The NPD Group's analytical oven, and its buttery goodness contains sales information for the four week period between April 4 and May 7, 2013. During that time, the physical retail sector of the games industry was down 25 percent when...

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Ubisoft ends fiscal 2013 with €64.8 million in profit

Ubisoft has released its financial information for the 12 month period ending March 31, 2013, which by all accounts seems to have been a pretty legit fiscal year for the publisher/developer conglomerate. The company crossed the finish line with €1.256 billion ($1.615 billion) in revenue and &e...

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Final Fantasy X and X2 HD Remaster coming to the west in 2013

Final Fantasy X on PS3 and Vita will officially be accompanied by a similarly remastered version of Final Fantasy X-2, Square Enix revealed today. In the west as in Japan, they'll be bundled together on PS3 on a disc, and sold separately on Vita. Both versions of Final Fantasy X HD Remaster and Fin...

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NPD counts 39M game consoles in US homes going into 2013

The NPD's latest report says there are 400 million Internet-connected devices in American homes these days, 39 million of which are video game consoles. The majority of connected devices (about 184 million) are still plain ol' desktop and laptop computers, and smartphones are in second place with a...

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Blizzard 'working hard' to launch StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm in first half of 2013

Blizzard is hoping to push the first StarCraft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm, out the door during the first half of 2013. Blizzard head Mike Morhaime made the announcement during Activision's earnings call, saying the studio is "working hard towards a first half 2013 launch." Heart of the Swarm i...

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Zynga's online gambling initiative to launch in the UK next year

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is making good on his promise to expand the social/mobile developer's grasp into the world of online gambling in the first half of 2013, according to Gamasutra. As expected, the roll-out will take place in Not America -- the United Kingdom, specifically. Facilitating this expa...

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted coming to Wii U in 2013

Criterion Studio's fuel-injected, open-world playground in Need for Speed: Most Wanted has joined the likes of Batman: Arkham City and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as yet another current-gen title that will also make its way to the Wii U. "In 2013, Nintendo fans will be able to experience what it means ...

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Animal Crossing 3DS launches during 'first half of 2013'

Animal Crossing 3DS is poised to hit US shores during the 'first half of 2013," Nintendo of America tweets. The game features enhanced customization options and the ability to place your own head inside an Iwata frame, as seen above. The Japanese version will hit on November 8, according to the Nin...

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 hitting NA in Spring 2013

Come Spring 2013, North America will find itself directly in the path of another ninja-infused meteorological phenomenon. Namco Bandai has confirmed an English version of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and has set up the first playable version at this ...

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