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THQ details full extent of uDraw disaster

THQ details full extent of uDraw disaster

1.4m unsold units adds up to $100m revenue shortfall.

Revenue from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of THQ's uDraw tablet peripheral was a staggering $100 million below the publisher's expectations.

Speaking during an investor Q&A earlier today, CFO Paul Pucino revealed that the publisher has around 1.4 million unsold units collecting dust in its inventory.

"Revenues were lower by about $100 million," admitted Pucino.

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THQ lays-off uDraw developers

30 redundant following poor sales of tablet peripheral.

THQ has laid-off 30 members of the uDraw development team following disappointing sales of the publisher's tablet peripheral.

THQ announces uDraw for PS3/360

THQ announces uDraw for PS3/360

Wii tablet is a hit, goes multiplatform.

uDraw, the formerly Wii-exclusive tablet peripheral, is heading to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher THQ has announced.

It today revealed that the add-on shipped 1.7 million units in the 2011 fiscal year, justifying expanding the brand onto HD consoles.

"Today, I am pleased to announce that we plan to bring exclusively designed uDraw GameTablets to Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 platforms this holiday," CEO Brian Farrell commented during the publisher's latest earnings report.

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Wii and DS release dates for Q1 2011

Wii and DS release dates for Q1 2011

Kirby your enthusiasm.

Look at all these games Nintendo has prepared for Wii and DS - and they'll all be released before the end of March (Q1 2011).

There are some absolute belters! Wow it's Peppa Pig Theme Park Fun! Gosh it's National Geographic Challenge! Shoot me it's Bibi & Tina - Jump & Ride!

Actually, star billing goes to Pokemon Black and White. Why? Well, selling 5.26 million copies from mid-September to the end of December, in Japan alone, says something.

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uDraw pencils in UK release date

uDraw pencils in UK release date

THQ's Wii tablet arrives next month.

uDraw, THQ's tablet peripheral for the Wii, goes on sale in the UK on 4th March, the publisher has announced.

According to MCV, the add-on will be bundled with the uDraw Studio art package. Two other compatible titles board game adaptation Pictionary and platformer Dood's Big Adventure launch on the same day, with more support promised later in the year.

An official RRP hasn't been pinned down but Amazon.co.uk are asking for a rather princely 50.99.

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Kinect bundles outsell Move bundles 5-1

Plus: GT5, Donkey Kong sales figures.

Xbox 360 Kinect bundles outsold PlayStation 3 Move bundles by a factor of more than five to one in the US last month, according to a retail analyst.

THQ sketch out uDraw launch plans

THQ sketch out uDraw launch plans

Wii tablet add-on arrives in November.

The uDraw GameTablet, THQ's new peripheral for the Wii, will launch on 14th November in the US.

The tablet will come bundled with art program uDraw Studio and will sell for around $69.99 (43 / 50).

Two other games platformer Dood's Big Adventure and board game conversion Pictionary will both be available from launch with a budget $29.99 price tag. THQ plans to announce more titles soon.

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THQ won't give up on Wii

Rewards still there for third-parties.

There's still plenty of life left in the Wii software market for third-party publishers, reckons THQ CEO Brian Farrell.

THQ unveils Wii drawing tablet

THQ unveils Wii drawing tablet

uDraw GameTablet out this Christmas.

THQ has invented a drawing tablet for Wii called the uDraw GameTablet.

Due Christmas time, the tablet is roughly as big as a Wii console on its side but only an inch-and-a-half thick. Specifically the uDraw GameTablet measures 9x6 inches, with an effective 4x6 inch drawing area.

There's housing for a Wiimote, and power is drawn directly from the controller, meaning the tablet can be picked up and the motion sensing capabilities of the Wiimote used without interference from wires. There's also a pressure sensitive stylus that has two buttons to mimic those on the Wii nunchuk.

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uDraw GameTablet

Only if u learn to spell first.

The uDraw GameTablet is made of pleasantly chunky white plastic. It looks a bit like an entry-level Wacom unit, and a bit like Apple's iPad - if Apple's iPad had been designed by the top men at Fisher Price rather than a bunch of SoCal billionaires in turtlenecks who like to abuse the word "magical".