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Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and 
more gamers get their geek on'

Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and more gamers get their geek on'

The merchandise market is not just B2B business – Insert Coin designs and sells its merch directly to gamers and has proved more than once that it’s the top dog ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

From indie outlets to worldwide distributors, we talk to the top merchandise firms in the industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
3DS

Nintendo renews commitment to 3DS after strong sales growth

Nintendo 3DS sales rose during the platform holder's last fiscal year, despite the handheld now being in its seventh year on sale, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors today

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 28th 2017 at 12:09PM in News
Joy-Con

Nintendo increasing Switch production to meet holiday demand

Nintendo is to increase Switch production in order to meet rising consumer demand as it approaches the holiday season, the platform holder has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:49AM in News

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Anita Sarkeesian releases final Tropes vs Women episode

Anita Sarkeesian releases final Tropes vs Women episode

Five years on from its debut, the last episode of Tropes vs Women has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Digital market grows seven per cent in March

Digital market grows seven per cent in March

SuperData has said that the global digital video games market in March was up seven per cent year-on-year, reaching $8bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

It’s pretty tough to get a handle on Xbox performance nowadays, but Microsoft’s latest financials do reveal a few snippets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

Switch’s early success may continue to grab the headlines, but the enduring success of the PS4 continues to be the console sector’s crowning jewel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 9:57AM in News

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Nintendo announces the New 2DS XL

Nintendo announces the New 2DS XL

The 3DS is getting one last hurrah thanks to the surprise announcement of a new redesign for the handheld. Nintendo has announced the New 2DS XL, which returns to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Nintendo Switch

'Nintendo on the rebound,' says SuperData, but Switch needs 'second act' of content to maintain momentum

With the release of Nintendo's fiscal year earnings report this morning, we now know that Switch had a great first month on sale, hitting 2.74m units worldwide. However, SuperData's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 3:42PM in News
PS4

PS4 to hit 60m install base - SuperData

SuperData has estimated the PlayStation 4 will hit 60m units worldwide when Sony releases its fiscal year earnings report tomorrow, giving it almost double the number of sales as Microsoft's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 3:36PM in News
Jürgen Goeldner

Kalypso Media appoints Jürgen Goeldner as strategic advisor

Kalypso Media has appointed Square Enix's Jürgen Goeldner as its strategic advisor, the publisher has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 3:01PM in News

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Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Echoes debuts at No.1 in Japan

The 3DS remake of Intelligent System's Fire Emblem Gaiden for the NES went straight to No.1 in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 2:52PM in News
Awesomenauts is becoming free-to-play

Awesomenauts is becoming free-to-play

Ronimo’s side-scrolling 2D MOBA Awesomenauts is making the transition to free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

The second expansion for Forza Horizon 3 offers a very different prospect to the game’s first DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Publisher Atlus has apologised for the over-zealous streaming restrictions that were imposed for RPG hit Persona 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:23AM in News

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Three Fields' Danger Zone looks like Burnout Crash Mode The Game

Three Fields' Danger Zone looks like Burnout Crash Mode The Game

It’s not quite the new Burnout so many have been calling for, but Danger Zone will certainly scratch that itch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch sales hit 2.74m worldwide

Nintendo sold over 2m Switch consoles worldwide in its first month on shelves, according to its latest fiscal year earnings report, hitting 2.74m units as of March 31st. That beats ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Call of Duty: WWII gets trailer and release date

Call of Duty: WWII gets trailer and release date

Sledgehammer has pledged to make this year’s Call of Duty the most realistic and gritty for some time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares to set new 'benchmark for visual and sound design', says Bandai Namco

Upcoming indie title Little Nightmares will set a new standard for game design, publisher Bandai Namco has told MCV. The horror-themed puzzle platformer, which releases digitally and at retail tomorrow ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Switch multiplayer

Remade, reborn: How Nintendo's fixing digital for Switch

Ever since the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo’s third-party support, or lack thereof, has been a constant source of contention for the platform holder. During the Wii era, third-party ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Call of Duty WWII

Watch Call of Duty: WWII global livestream right here at 6pm

After last week's confirmation that Call of Duty will be returning to World War II for its next instalment, today's the day when players can finally get their first look ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 26th 2017 at 12:35PM in News
New AMD Vega cards will arrive by June

New AMD Vega cards will arrive by June

Despite having just last week unveiled its RX500 series of graphics cards, AMD has confirmed that its next-generation GPUs will arrive this quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
1992 FMV game Night Trap is getting a re-release

1992 FMV game Night Trap is getting a re-release

A notoriously shoddy but undeniably appealingly quirky Sega CD game that uses Full Motion Video (FMV) is getting a surprise re-release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Teenager responsible for Sony and Microsoft hacks jailed

Teenager responsible for Sony and Microsoft hacks jailed

20 year-old Adam Mudd has been sentenced to two years in jail for creating a hacking program that was responsible for downing Sony and Microsoft’s networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2017 at 10:37AM in News