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HIGH STREET PRE-ORDER CHARTS


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MCV chats to Alan Davidson from Gamesave about the demand for new and old consoles FROM THE FRONTLINE


TOP 10 PRE-ORDERS


1. MASS EFFECT 3 EA, 360


2. The Last Story – Limited Edition Nintendo..........................................................................Wii


3. Mass Effect 3 EA........................................................................................PS3


4. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning EA........................................................................................360


5. Resident Evil 6 Capcom...........................................................................360


6. PS Vita 16GB Memory Card Sony...........................................................................PS Vita


7. The Darkness II – Limited Edition 2K Games.......................................................................360


8.Resident Evil 6 Capcom...........................................................................PS3


9. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Namco Bandai............................................................360


10. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Capcom...........................................................................360


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TOP 10 PRE-ORDERS


1. PS VITA 8GB MEMORY CARD Sony, PS Vita


2. PlayStation Vita – Wi-Fi only model Sony...........................................................................PS Vita


3. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Konami.............................................................................PS3


4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 Square Enix...................................................................PS3


5. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Konami.............................................................................360


6. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure - Adventure Pack - Empire of Ice Pack Activision ........................................Wii, PS3, 360, PC


7. Final Fantasy XIII-2 Square Enix...................................................................360


8. Rayman Origins Ubisoft.....................................................................PS Vita


9. Mass Effect 3 EA........................................................................................360


10. Final Fantasy XIII-2 –Collector’s Ed. Square Enix...................................................................PS3 Source: Amazon.co.uk


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MARGIN MAKER PS VITA PROTECTIVE PACK


WITH Sony’s PlayStation Vita out on February 22nd, this carry case contains several goodies for the upcoming handheld. It includes a black silicon console grip, a screen shield and cleaning cloth. There’s also a black moulded protective case to protect


the system from wear and tear, which features an internal storage pocket and detachable carry strap. The Protective Pack has an RRP of £14.99 and is available to stock now. “Sony is marketing the PS Vita as a revolution in portable gaming,” said


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Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS, Capcom


WWE ‘12 PS3, THQ


Resistance 3 PS3, Sony


Prof Layton: Spectre DS, Nintendo


What is the situation like on your High Street? Halifax has been in decline for the past few years. There are so many shops closing down as most of them are council owned with extortionate rents and rates.


How do you compete in a tough environment? We cater for all aspects of video gaming, from new consoles to a retro collection which we are trying to focus more on. We also offer disc repairs,


console repairs and a T- shirt printing service.


What kind of demand is there for retro games? We have so many people coming into our store wanting old Mega Drives, Super Nintendos, NES consoles and N64s. We usually make more from these than current consoles.


What about the next generation of consoles? Do you expect them soon? I’m not sure. I think there’s still life in the current ones,


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but new consoles always generate interest. However, they can be very expensive to stock with all launch titles, especially in this climate. People haven’t got the money to buy new consoles.


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Venom’s sales director Sue Dawson. “With game systems retailing in excess of £220, gamers need to ensure that their PlayStation Vita is protected, and Venom’s Protective Pack is the requisite way to do this.”


Venom: 01763 284181 www.mcvuk.com


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