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INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION WWW.MCVUK.COM

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

JAPAN

PLANETA DEAGOSTINI INTERACTIVE

DREAMGEAR, LLC

Diagonal, 662-664, 3ª planta D, 08034,

20001 S. Western Ave.

Barcelona, Spain,

Torrance, CA 90501

Tel: +34 93 492 08 89

Phone: 310-222-5522 x 111

distributioninteractive@planetadeagostini.es

Fax: 310-222-5577

www.planetadeagostini.net

Contact: Moris Mirzadeh Email: moris@dreamgear.net

VIRGIN PLAY

 Meanwhile, the latest release in Square Enix’s hugely popular RPG series, Dragon Quest IX on DS, has enjoyed a fantastic debut in Japan racking up sales of 2,343,440 copies in its first two days. The numbers mean that DQIX bettered the debut of predecessor DGVIII, which sold 2,237,000 units in its first two days on the Japanese market.

Paseo de la Castellana 9 – 11, 28046 Madrid, Spain Tel: +34 91 789 35 50

U.S. GAMES DISTRIBUTION, INC.

Web: www.virginplay.es

16700 Schoenborn St. #2 North Hills, CA. 91343

DistribucionesVideográficas Digitales ....Madrid

Tel: +1 818 920 9393

Distribuye Palmera................................Las Palmas

info@usgamesdist.com

JC Distribuciones .............................................Getxo

www.usgamesdist.com

Shine Star, S.A...........................................Barcelona

SWEDEN

UAE

Bergsala AB............................................Kungsbacka

Red Entertainment Distribution ..................Dubai

GAME OUTLET EUROPE AB

PLUTO GAMES

PO Box 5083

PO Box 10705, Office 103-104

S-650 05 Karlstad, Sweden

Emirates Islamic Bank Building,Dubai, UAE.

Phone: +46 54 854750

www.pluto-games.com

Fax: +46 54 854759

Tel: +971 4261 8111

E-mail: info@gameoutlet.se

Fax: +971 4261 8112

WARNER BROS. movies are now available to rent through the Nintendo Wii in Japan. 54 films can be viewed, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Charlie and the Chocolate Factor, Contact, Batman Begins, Last Samurai, The Goonies, Free Willy and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The films are available through Fujisoft’s Everyone’s Theater Wii service, which has a standard rental price of 300 Wii Points for 47 hours. The Everyone’s Theater service is currently only available in Japan, and costs 500 Wii Points to download. The service streams a variety of anime, TV dramas and movies.

USA

NEW DATA from metrix specialist comScore has shown that the number of people playing online casual games in the US was up by 22 per cent annually in May – a stat that’s in stark contrast to the mass market losses seen in the console sector. Over 87 million people in the US played casual games in the month – around half the total number of internet users in the territory. However, in June NPD reported that core games revenues was down 23 per cent year-on-year in the US. Of the casual portals monitored, Yahoo! Games emerged as the most popular ahead of the likes of EA, Nickelodeon, WildTangent and Disney.

Website: www.gameoutlet.se

Panvision....................................................Stockholm

Modern Pluto Trading LLC...............Saudi Arabia

SIBA AB ...................................................Gothenburg

NXT Global LLC .................................................Dubai Pluto Derinton Games LLC............................Egypt

SWITZERLAND ABC Software GmbH.......................................Buchs

TURKEY ARAL Import..................................................Istanbul Nortec Eurasia...............................................Istanbul

UNITED STATES BASCO, INC. VIDEO GAMES DISTRIBUTOR Tel: 1-917-627-3000 Fax: 1-718-228-4401 Email: sales@bascodistribution.com Web: www.bascodistribution.com

 Elsewhere, online monetization firm PlaySpan has announced that a new code card will be stocked in over 800 Toys R Us stores across North America. The cards are made in conjunction with PBS Kids Play and go under the name of Ultimate Game Card. The cards can be used to pay for online subscriptions to PBSkids.org, a website that offers casual games targeted at the ages 3-6 demographic and starring many of America’s most popular children’s brands.  Concerns that Way Of The Samurai 3 could end up an Xbox 360 exclusive have been alleviated with the news that Agetec is to handle publishing duties on the PS3 version in North America. The game, developed by Tenchu studio Acquire, was released in Japan late last year selling 80,000 copies in its first three days on sale on PS3. An Xbox 360 version arrived in February in Japan.

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MCV547 July 24th 2009  

The Market for computer and video games

MCV547 July 24th 2009  

The Market for computer and video games

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