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Streaming BBC video comes to the Wii

Now that the Wii has brought TV web browsing to millions of homes, web services are tripping all over themselves to make sure they're fully compatible with the Wii's Opera browser. The latest organization to trip is the BBC, which announced today that its iPlayer catch-up service will allow UK Wii o...

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UK PSP-2000 launch surges sales

Although sales of the PSP slowed to a crawl in the weeks before the PSP-2000 launched in the United Kingdom, all is forgiven thanks to Sony's new handheld, which help push 17,000 units in its first week. According to a Sony representative, the PSP-2000, which launched in the UK Sept. 14, sold four...

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UK hardware sales: Xbox 360 roars, PSP whimpers

Thanks in no small part to a price drop and a new model, Microsoft's Xbox 360 scored a 260% sales increase in the United Kingdom from two weeks prior, according to ChartTrack (via MCV). The Elite model was released in the territory August 24 for £299.99, while the Pro and Arcade models receiv...

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Halo-themed Xbox 360 (over)priced for UK

When Microsoft deploys the Halo-themed Xbox 360 in the United Kingdom September 26, it will cost true Spartan loyalists £279.99 (via CVG). Factoring in the price drop, that gives us the following tier: Arcade: £179.99 Pro: £249.99 Halo: £279.99 Elite: £299.99...

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DS conquers all competitors in UK, prepares to assault mainland

The British gaming industry sales watchers at MCV are reporting today that the DS has overtaken both the PS2 and PC in unit sales and overall market value in the UK. They attribute the little portable's triumph to its strong sales since Easter, as well as bumper crop of high quality releases, incl...

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Euro rating system PEGI goes online

The Pan European Game Information, or PEGI, rating system is currently used for all offline video game releases in the United Kingdom and Europe. Now it's looking to tackle online, too. The PEGI Online has been a project eighteen months in the making. A multi-language website has launched to inform...

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PS3 sells million in PAL region

The PlayStation 3 has reached platinum in the PAL region, having sold one million units since its launch ten weeks ago, GameSpot reports. That report would put the console as faster selling than the PS2 and PSP. The top-selling games were Resistance: Fall of Man (600,000) and Motorstorm (500,000). ...

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PSP getting VoIP'ed in UK

UK telecommunications operator BT has developed software for PSP that will enable Sony's handheld to call other participating PSPs and some BT phones in the UK, and eventually PCs, landlines and other cellies in as many as 100 additional countries. Using the Go!Cam peripheral (currently scheduled fo...

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Nintendo UK and ad agency split up

If you live in the UK and were hit by the advertising blitzkrieg that heralded the launch of the Wii, then you know this ad agency's work. Of course, you might have some opinions, be they negative or positive, about how the Wii was advertised in the region, so the news that the agency responsible (...

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Today in Joystiq: April 4, 2007

The picture worth a thousand giggles (thanks, Coneee). A note about yesterday's picture: you've asked for a wallpaper with an anvil and a walrus. We ask why, but then we promise to try and get you that wallpaper-sized image tomorrow. Check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Today's throwback...

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