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Hardware shortages blamed for Wii's underwhelming December

Let's make this clear: Wii sold a helluva lot of units in North America during December. 2.15 million consoles in a single month is a number Sony and Microsoft can only dream about right now, but there's no doubt that the figures weren't as grand as expected. He who is Pachter predicted the console...

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Coupon: $10 off BioShock PS3, other 2K games

In case you're not in the habit of scouring 2K Game's site for coupons, might we direct you to the company's latest promotion? This coupon is valid through January 31, 2009 and good for $10 off the 2K games pictured -- more specifically, BioShock (PS3) and others. Just print out the coupon,...

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Xbox 360 'over-achieved' in Euro Christmas sales

Microsoft has deemed its European holiday onslaught a success, with Chart-Track data reportedly showing Xbox 360 sales "almost" doubling when compared to the same period in 2007. This made the Xbox 360 the fastest-growing system of 2008, leaving it in a prime spot for further 2009 traction, says...

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Canadian receives spirit of N64 kid for Christmas

Remember the kid that was so happy to get himself an N64 for Christmas? Of course you do, who doesn't? Well, it would appear the torch has been passed on to a small Canadian child, who is a bottomless well of excitement upon receiving a certain gift this Christmas. We won't ruin the surprise (you...

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Joyswag regift giveaway: PS3 Wireless Keypad and AC Adaptor

[We've got our winner! Larry, aka Freak Mojo, wins the PS3 treats! Thanks for entering, everyone!] Just like you, we get all sorts of gifts around the holidays here at Joystiq HQ. Probably unlike you, we don't keep any of them (even the good ones!). With that in mind, we've got five days of regift...

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Steam's holiday sale boasts 10-75% off everything

Steam is having a rather tantalizing holiday sale from now until January 2, with everything in the store 10 off. In case you missed it the first time, Team Fortress 2 is back down to $10. We recommend picking up BioShock if you've never played it, now only $5. The Valve Complete package is 25% off,...

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What ho, Brits! Fifty Boxing Day deals to savor

Didn't think we'd forget about our lovable Brit readers, did you? No way, Jose! Numerous UK outlets have kicked off their post-holiday sales, and there are some worthwhile bargains to be had for those with gift money to burn. We've scoured the 'net for the best deals we could find on everything from...

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Boxing Day deals for Canadians

Today is what's known as Boxing Day in some parts of the world. This means that some retailers will be discounting goods. In Canada, such retailers offering big sales include: Best Buy Future Shop Walmart Toys R Us HMV (Thanks, Tom) Hit up those links to check out what deals they're...

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The obligatory 'What did you get?' post

We realize not everyone celebrates Christmas, but a lot of us do. As such, use this post to discuss any and all Christmas gifts you got this year. Did you score a Wii? Get a new DS Lite? Did your folks buy you a, uh ... Xbox? So, relax, sip some eggnog and tell us if Santa deemed you naughty or...

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The obligatory 'What did you get?' post

We realize not everyone celebrates Christmas, but a lot of us do. As such, use this post to discuss any and all Christmas gifts you got this year. Did you score a Wii? Get a new DS Lite? Did your folks buy you a, uh ... Xbox? So, relax, sip some eggnog and tell us if Santa deemed you naughty or...

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