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  • French Nintendo figures reveal love for red Wii

    It’s rare for Nintendo to offer up detailed numerical breakdowns of their sales, but Nintendo of France has done just that. Answering a series of probing if erratic questions, deputy managing director Philippe Lavoué revealed intriguing insight to the French psyche, including that 30% of French Wiis are of the red variety.

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  • Rumour - GT5 gets two day delay in Europe

    Don’t go into a massive anger mode. Yet.

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  • StarCraft II: Midnight store openings listed for Europe and US

    Update: As promised, we’ve add the official North American midnight launch event for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The event will take place at Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA, with activities starting at 9.00pm PST on July 26, and sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beginning at midnight. […]

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  • Bethesda, VG247 invades France - everything in one place

    We came, we saw, we conquered. We were in France last week, just outside Paris, to see some of Bethesda’s future titles for this and next year, such as Rage, Fallout: New Vegas, Brink and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. We spoke, drank and watched games throughout the two-day event, all for you. Get everything below.

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  • Bethesda opens new offices in France and Germany

    Bethesda has announced that it has expanded its global operations by opening offices in Frankfurt and Paris.

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  • Study: US spent $3.8 billion on MMOs last year

    According to a Today’s Gamers MMO Focus Report by Gamesindustry.com and TNS, Americans spent an eye-watering £2.55 billion on MMOs last year.

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  • Retailers: GoW III bundle out March 17 in Europe, HMV goes for March 19

    Amazon.fr’s posted a listing for a 250Gb God of War III PS3 bundle, priced at €350. The interesting bit? The retailer reckons it’s out on March 17.

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  • Wii sells four million in France, says Nintendo

    According to Nintendo, Wii has sold four million units in France since its launch back in 2006.

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  • Paris court rules against Nintendo over flash cartridge case

    The main Paris court has ruled against Nintendo in a case over the Divineo Droup creating DS flash cartridges. According to Maxconsole, the judge suggested that Nintendo intentionally “locks out” developers from their consoles and should be “more like Windows” in allowing developers to create any application they wish for consumer use. “[This] could have […]

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  • Sony: PS3 has the most video content of any console available

    Sony announced earlier its list of movies and studios expected for the November launch of its video service, and now it’s telling the world just how awesome it really is, what with over 2,300 movies and 14,000 TV shows. Combined, all video content on the store amounts to around 10,000 hours of visual crack. “PlayStation […]

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  • SCEE announces movies for PS3 Video Service launch in Europe

    Sony has announced details of its Euro PS3 Video Service, and while pricing is still to be determined, SCEE did see fit to send over a list containing some of titles planned for day one. Here’s some of what you can expect: Angels & Demons Bruno Casino Royale Crank 2: High Voltage Hannah Montana: The […]

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  • Off-screen footage of Bad Company 2 multiplayer revealed

    Some new off-screen footage of the multiplayer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been posted on YouTube. The footage was taken at the Micromania 09 event in Paris recently. Despite the fact it is off-screen, we have to say it looks really good. Find the video after the jump. The game is out in March […]

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  • Higher percentage of Americans play games than Euro countries

    According to a Today’s Gamers’ survey of 13,000 people from Holland, France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and the US, more Americans play games as a percentage than all the rest. Of those questioned, 87 percent of American males said they play games, versus 74 percent in the UK, 67 percent in Germany, and 66 percent in […]

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  • PSPgo sells 8,000 units in France in first three days

    According to JVN.com, the PSPgo has sold over 8,000 units in it’s first three days on sale in France, with 50,000 units made available across the country to retailers. Since the console went on sale nearly two weeks ago, sales for PSP hardware has increased in the UK by over 100 percent, although specific numbers […]

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France Latest

  • French Nintendo figures reveal love for red Wii

    It’s rare for Nintendo to offer up detailed numerical breakdowns of their sales, but Nintendo of France has done just that. Answering a series of probing if erratic questions, deputy managing director Philippe Lavoué revealed intriguing insight to the French psyche, including that 30% of French Wiis are of the red variety.

  • Rumour – GT5 gets two day delay in Europe

    Don’t go into a massive anger mode. Yet.

  • StarCraft II: Midnight store openings listed for Europe and US

    Update: As promised, we’ve add the official North American midnight launch event for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The event will take place at Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA, with activities starting at 9.00pm PST on July 26, and sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beginning at midnight. […]

  • Bethesda, VG247 invades France – everything in one place

    We came, we saw, we conquered. We were in France last week, just outside Paris, to see some of Bethesda’s future titles for this and next year, such as Rage, Fallout: New Vegas, Brink and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. We spoke, drank and watched games throughout the two-day event, all for you. Get everything below.

  • Bethesda opens new offices in France and Germany

    Bethesda has announced that it has expanded its global operations by opening offices in Frankfurt and Paris.

  • Study: US spent $3.8 billion on MMOs last year

    According to a Today’s Gamers MMO Focus Report by Gamesindustry.com and TNS, Americans spent an eye-watering £2.55 billion on MMOs last year.

  • Retailers: GoW III bundle out March 17 in Europe, HMV goes for March 19

    Amazon.fr’s posted a listing for a 250Gb God of War III PS3 bundle, priced at €350. The interesting bit? The retailer reckons it’s out on March 17.

  • Wii sells four million in France, says Nintendo

    According to Nintendo, Wii has sold four million units in France since its launch back in 2006.

  • Paris court rules against Nintendo over flash cartridge case

    The main Paris court has ruled against Nintendo in a case over the Divineo Droup creating DS flash cartridges. According to Maxconsole, the judge suggested that Nintendo intentionally “locks out” developers from their consoles and should be “more like Windows” in allowing developers to create any application they wish for consumer use. “[This] could have […]

  • Sony: PS3 has the most video content of any console available

    Sony announced earlier its list of movies and studios expected for the November launch of its video service, and now it’s telling the world just how awesome it really is, what with over 2,300 movies and 14,000 TV shows. Combined, all video content on the store amounts to around 10,000 hours of visual crack. “PlayStation […]

  • SCEE announces movies for PS3 Video Service launch in Europe

    Sony has announced details of its Euro PS3 Video Service, and while pricing is still to be determined, SCEE did see fit to send over a list containing some of titles planned for day one. Here’s some of what you can expect: Angels & Demons Bruno Casino Royale Crank 2: High Voltage Hannah Montana: The […]

  • Off-screen footage of Bad Company 2 multiplayer revealed

    Some new off-screen footage of the multiplayer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been posted on YouTube. The footage was taken at the Micromania 09 event in Paris recently. Despite the fact it is off-screen, we have to say it looks really good. Find the video after the jump. The game is out in March […]

  • Higher percentage of Americans play games than Euro countries

    According to a Today’s Gamers’ survey of 13,000 people from Holland, France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and the US, more Americans play games as a percentage than all the rest. Of those questioned, 87 percent of American males said they play games, versus 74 percent in the UK, 67 percent in Germany, and 66 percent in […]

  • PSPgo sells 8,000 units in France in first three days

    According to JVN.com, the PSPgo has sold over 8,000 units in it’s first three days on sale in France, with 50,000 units made available across the country to retailers. Since the console went on sale nearly two weeks ago, sales for PSP hardware has increased in the UK by over 100 percent, although specific numbers […]

  • Report – French PS3 Slim sales come in at 37,000

    Not content with UK sales going up by a 1,000% and initial Japanese harware sales at 150k, La Tribune are reporting sales of the PS3 have gone up in France by tenfold. How many units were sold? According to the article, over 37,000 units sold of the Slim have been sold in France, with 12,000 […]

  • Rumour: French catalogue says new PS3 price is €299 [Update]

    Right. Bear in mind this could be a complete lie. A catalogue page from French retailer Carrefour has apparently confirmed a new PS3 price of €299, effective as of September 1. You can see all the scans on PS3Gen.fr. The text above the machine says “nouvelle console, nouvelle prix” – “new console, new price” – […]

  • Midway France and UK branches sold for 86 pence

    A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Midway’s managing director for Europe, Martin Spiess, has purchased Midway’s France and UK offices for €1/86 pence. Midway UK and France are now owned by Spiess Media Holding UG and Midway’s European teams now have 90 days to sell the rest of the […]

  • Sony details upcoming Euro Home plans

    MotorStorm Pacific Rift Game Launching functionality and loads of MotorStorm stuff is planned for the coming weeks on Home, according to Sony. However until that happens, Home plans to pacify you with sweets via the Fat Princess event “Quest for Cake”. Based upon the PSN title, the redecorated events space contains eight pieces of cake, […]

  • Arkane named as fourth BioShock 2 developer

    Arkane Studios – best known for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic and Arx Fatalis – has confirmed it’s the latest outfit to get to work on BioShock 2. The Lyon, France-based developer is assisting in level design. In a similar vein, the company recently assisted in creating multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: World […]

  • 1 vs 100 gets European dates [Update]

    Microsoft just confirmed via Twitter that 1 vs 100 will launch in he UK on July 10. French and German versions of 360′s TV-style quiz show will release on July 12. More soon, apparently. Update – Here we go. The UK and German sites are now live. There’s info there on the respective betas.

  • French retailers refusing to stock PSP Go? False, says SCEE

    A story doing the rounds last week that claimed French retailers were refusing to stock PSP Go was debunked by SCEE this morning. The original JeuxVideo piece claimed that “major retailers” had possibly forced Sony to not launch the handheld in France thanks to its lack of physical media – which means no ongoing games […]

  • Nintendo present at Japan Expo in Paris with playable demos

    The tenth annual Japan Expo is happening now through July 5 in Paris and Nintendo has a stand at the event. Those attending will get hands-on time with Muramasa: Demon Blade, Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box, Super Mario Bros Wii, and Zelda: Spirit Tracks. If you are in Paris, or plan on jaunting over for […]

  • Microsoft signs TV deal with Canal +

    Microsoft has signed a deal with French TV and satellite network Canal +. The deal is similar to that signed with UK broadcaster Sky last month, meaning that French Xbox owners will also now be able to watch television through their 360′s without the need for a satellite dish or decoder. According to MCV, “the […]

  • inFamous – Euro versions to get English language patch

    Following news this morning that Sony was to release the Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian version of inFamous without English language support, SCEE has just told VG247 that the firm has u-turned on the decision – English is to be patched in at a later date. “Following feedback from the community, we realise that […]

  • English language left off major inFamous Euro builds

    Sucker Punch has apparently confirmed on its forum that the French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch versions of inFamous will feature no English language option. The English version will only have Portuguese and Russian language settings. This is unlikely to go down well, as you can see from the responses to the mod post, especially […]

  • Confirmed: Witcher suspended thanks to CD Projekt failing to meet dev payment

    The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf developer WideScreen has confirmed to VG247 that the game has been suspended as CD Projekt has failed to meet financial obligations. “After having a payment being broken by CD Projekt – a big payment that we were supposed to receive – and after having committed to the project […]

  • Capcom wants to crown you Ultimate European Street Fighter Supreme Master

    Capcom and Xbox 360 are on a quest to find the Street Fighter IV champions in  France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.  When found, the champ will be crowed the European Street Fighter Supreme Master. Not only will the winner be bestowed with such a long, illustrious title, they will win some prizes too. […]

  • CAPTIVATE09 announced for Monte Carlo

    Watch for Capcom announcements soon, chaps. CAPTIVATE09, this year’s Capcom games showcase, has been announced on Unity as a Monte Carlo affair. Hardly anyone’s going from the UK. We’re not. We’re not bitter. We’re not exactly sure when it’s happening. It may have already taken place, in fact. We were told, but we can’t remember. […]

  • EU PS Blog to launch this “summer” in multiple languages

    SCEE’s confirmed that the EU PS Blog will launch this summer, after announcing yesterday that Three Speech is to close later this month. “The blog will be launched in English first, with French, Italian, German and Spanish versions to follow soon after,” said a rep. “There will be a period between the closure of ThreeSpeech […]

  • Unfrench games banned in Quebec

    A law’s been passed in Quebec banning games with no French subtitles or VO. According to the Toronto Star, it’s now illegal to sell an English-only game in the region. Haig James Toutikian, a Montreal game designer, said delays thanks to the law are now probable. “I know how much of a pain they can […]