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This Week's Top Stories: February 4 - 9, 2013

on 9 February 2013

Welcome to another instalment in our weekly news digest where the team at PSU Towers picks our favourite slices of gaming gossip from the past seven days. See below for the week’s highlights.

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Capcom brands Resident Evil 6 a ‘failure’ in Q3 results

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 6 has sold 4.8 million units worldwide since its launch in October 2012. Unfortunately, the game was branded a “failure” by the industry giant, having struggled to maintain sales momentum following its release

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GTA V to sell 18 million, says analyst

Arvind Bhatia, an analyst with Sterne Agee, has forecast sales of 18 million for Grand Theft Auto V during Take-Two’s fiscal year (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014).

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Sony cuts PlayStation All-Stars studio, bids farewell to Superbot

Following the news last week of substantial lay-offs at the studio of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale creator Superbot Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed that it will no longer be working with the California-based developer

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The Witcher 3 revealed as next-gen RPG, teased for PlayStation 4

Ladies and gentlemen, the next generation of console gaming is almost here - and The Witcher 3 will be a part of it.

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Dead Island sales top 5 million

Publisher Deep Sliver has announced that Dead Island has sold over five million copies globally since its launch in September 2011.

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Sony confirms White PS3 God of War bundle for U.K.

Sony will release a God of War: Ascension PlayStation 3 bundle in the U.K. in March.

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Mass Effect voice actor Robin Sachs dies

British actor Robin Sachs has passed away aged 61. The London-born actor’s sudden passing was announced on his official website earlier today.

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Sony’s Q3 results are pretty bleak

Sony Corporation today unveiled its Q3 financial results, with the console maker’s gaming sector recording a 15.1 per cent drop in sales – that’s a whopping 86.4 per cent decline in overall income.

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Rumor: PS4 to cost at least $400, will use Gaikai

Fresh rumors pertaining to Sony’s as-yet unannounced next-generation console, PlayStation 4, have surfaced via Nikkei.

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Next Assassin’s Creed will explore a new time period, coming FY 2014

During Ubisoft's quarterly earnings call earlier today, CEO Yves Guillemot announced that a new Assassin's Creed game - featuring a new protagonist and setting - will be released during the 2014 fiscal year.

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Assassin’s Creed III ships 12 million

Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin’s Creed III shipped over 12 million copies in 2012 following its release last October.

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New Call of Duty game confirmed for 2013 release

Does a bear shit in the woods? Yes. Is the Pope a catholic? Yes. Will Activision release a Call Of Duty game this year? Yes.

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Still life in PS3 and need to promote Vita better, says Sony

The PlayStation 4 announcement may just be around the corner, but Sony believes the PlayStation 3 still has plenty of life in it.

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Killzone 4 will launch with PS4 in 2013, says industry source

An anonymous industry source has indicated to Videogamer.com that Killzone 4 is currently being prepped by Guerrilla Games for a 2013 release, and possibly as a PlayStation 4 launch window title.

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