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Prey: is Bethesda’s review policy really to blame?

Prey launched to mixed success in the UK last Friday. Despite making it to No.2 in the UK charts, it was still pipped to the post by Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which enjoyed its second week at No.1 after its Switch release on April 28th. It’s not a great …

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Destiny sold ‘$500m’ worth of units into stores on day one, is biggest new IP ever

Activision hasn’t revealed Destiny’s day one sales but has confirmed that the game is a record-breaker. The publisher says its sold $500m worth of stock into retail for day one – meaning that if every copy sells the game will have recouped its famous $500m development budget within 24 hours. …

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Watch Dogs is Ubisoft’s best ever launch

After what has been a very long wait, Watch Dogs has certainly delivered the goods for Ubisoft. The publisher has announced that the open-world action title has recorded the best day one sales for the company ever, outstripping all previous releases. I once said that the buzz around Watch Dogs …

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O2 to sell PS4s on contract; 65 stores have launch day stock

Still hunting for a launch day PS4? Then O2 may be your surprising saviour. The mobile network is offering launch day stock of the console at 65 of its UK stores. The cmachine is available as part of a bundle including a Sony Xperia Z1 handset. Also included is a …

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Xbox One matches PS4’s 1m day one sales

Microsoft has announced that it too has conjured one million day one sales of its new console. That means Xbox One matches PS4’s 24 hour numbers, although of course Microsoft’s machine yesterday arrived in 13 territories whereas Sony launched into just the US and Canada on its first day. It …

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GAME has more Xbox One stock available tomorrow

200 launch day Xbox One units will be made available to GAME customers tomorrow. The consoles will be made available from midday tomorrow (Thursday November 21st) at GAME’s Xbox-themed Boxpark store in Shoreditch. All stock will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who get their hands on an …

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Tesco offering Xbox One tomorrow night on first-come, first-served basis

Yes, there’s still a chance that you can get hold of an Xbox One on launch day. Tesco has revealed that it will be selling stock of the console on a first come first served basis” at more than 100 of its Extra stores from midnight on the morning of …

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Amazon not guaranteeing Xbox One or PS4 before Christmas

The UK arm of online retailer Amazon cannot guarantee pre-Christmas delivery of either next-gen console for those who have yet to order. Its Xbox One page says that orders placed from November 13th may not be delivered before Christmas” and its PS4 page says customers who pre-order this console from …

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$1bn worth of Call of Duty: Ghosts sold into retail on day one

Call of Duty: Ghosts has apparently ‘sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one’. Many are reporting this number as day one sales. It is not. If it were, it would be an incredible achievement. Unbelievable, even. It would not …

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300MB day one patch needed to activate key PS4 features

A host of functionality for Sony’s PS4 will only be available to users once they have downloaded a 300MB patch. Amongst the features that will be locked until the patch is installed are Remote Play, gameplay sharing and broadcasting, multiple user login, voice commands, online multiplayer and even DVD and …

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