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Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

We now have an idea of how well Nintendo’s much sought-after NES Classic Mini has performed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 11:11AM in News
Capcom

Capcom's digital sales increased 21.1% in 2016 to 6.1m units

Capcom has released its latest financial report for the nine months ending December 2016, but while net sales and operating income have both fallen for the company year-on-year, accelerated digital ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:44AM in News
EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA revealed its Q3 financial results last night, and shared its expectations for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The publisher believes the title will sell ‘around 3 million units’ in its early ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

EA's digital unit sales are tracking ahead of the publisher's own expectations. That’s according to an investor call with the publisher last night, in which CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:32AM in News

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John Watson

The Banner Saga is an "impractical game" that "would not exist" without crowd-funding, says Stoic

As Banner Saga 3 sails past its Kickstarter goal of $200,000 in less than a week, Stoic's technical director John Watson has told MCV that the series as a whole ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 31st 2017 at 4:19PM in News
With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out's biggest year yet?

With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out's biggest year yet?

Despite the narrative of digital sales becoming a bigger part of today’s games market, 80 per cent of new releases are bought in a box.  

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 3:45PM in News
Splinter Cell film producer shakes off Assassin's Creed performance concerns

Splinter Cell film producer shakes off Assassin's Creed performance concerns

The Splinter Cell movie has been in the works for years and is now back in the headlines – or so it seems. Producer Basil Iwanyk, who previously worked on ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 31st 2017 at 12:20PM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 12:16PM in News

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Ex-FreeStyleGames devs found new studio SlingShot Cartel

Ex-FreeStyleGames devs found new studio SlingShot Cartel

Two of the founders of Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames have set-up a new studio.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Valve starts blocking TF2 gambling accounts

Valve starts blocking TF2 gambling accounts

After cracking down on Counter Strike: Global Offensive gambling accounts last year, Valve has now started targeting more gambling websites based around its multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 31st 2017 at 11:23AM in News
Wii U reaches 13.56m units, 3DS hardware up 9.7% year-on-year

Wii U reaches 13.56m units, 3DS hardware up 9.7% year-on-year

Nintendo’s latest financial report, for the nine months ending December 2016, show the firm’s net sales dipping, while its profits soar.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 10:46AM in News
REPORT: Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

REPORT: Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

Nintendo released its financial report for the nine months ending December 2016 earlier today, and confirmed that Super Mario Run has been downloaded over 40m times in just four days ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 31st 2017 at 10:30AM in News

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Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Sun and Moon have sold 14.69m, now third-best selling 3DS game to date

Pokémon Sun and Moon have collectively sold 14.69m units, Nintendo confirmed this morning, making it the company's third best-selling 3DS game to date.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 31st 2017 at 10:22AM in News
Resident Evil The Final Chapter

Resident Evil films set to surpass $1bn at global box office

The Resident Evil film franchise is set to pass global box office figures of $1bn this weekend, making it the most successful video game to film franchise to date, according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 30th 2017 at 3:30PM in News
ESA responds to Trump's travel ban

ESA responds to Trump's travel ban

American video games trade body The ESA has released a statement urging Donald Trump’s White House to “exercise caution” with regards to its immigration policies.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 3:10PM in News
Aven Colony

Team17 brings Mothership's Aven Colony to Xbox One and PS4

Team 17 has signed up promising sci-fi city builder Aven Colony for release on multiple platforms. The game is currently available in beta form from itch.io and will release on ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 30th 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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"There was a lot of skepticism, as we were doing something new": IO on Hitman's episodic move

"There was a lot of skepticism, as we were doing something new": IO on Hitman's episodic move

At E3 2015, IO and Square Enix revealed a new entry in its Hitman series. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 1:54PM in News
Deus Ex Mankind Divided

REPORT: Deus Ex on hiatus for the foreseeable future

It may be some time before we see another Deus Ex game, according to the latest report from Eurogamer, as it seems publisher Square Enix has put the franchise ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 30th 2017 at 12:33PM in News
FBI releases its Gamergate investigation file

FBI releases its Gamergate investigation file

The FBI has published a 173-page document that shows the department’s investigation into the online harrassment movement, Gamergate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 12:22PM in News
Why YouTubers need management

Why YouTubers need management

YouTubers are now an indivisible part of the games industry. What started as a hobby for kids in their bedroom has evolved into a massively important – and influential ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 30th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Daydream View

Google's Daydream VR platform now open to all developers

After months of only working with a select group of developers on Daydream-compatible apps, Google has now opened up its nascent VR platform to all developers provided they follow the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 30th 2017 at 11:56AM in News
EA community manager hints at Skate 4

EA community manager hints at Skate 4

Skate 3’s highly-awaited sequel might finally happen - or at least that’s what we can interpret from a single random tweet. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 30th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch batteries can be replaced, Switch-branded microSD cards also coming in Japan

Nintendo UK has updated its technical specifications page for its upcoming Switch console, revealing the battery will be able to be replaced by sending it to Nintendo's Customer Support service.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 30th 2017 at 11:07AM in News
Livingstone and Gibson's BGI proposal backed by more than 350 signatures

Livingstone and Gibson's BGI proposal backed by more than 350 signatures

Support for a new British Games Institute has expanded rapidly since its announcement last week.

on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch pre-orders already account for 80% of the console's shipment in Japan

Data firm Media Create has revealed pre-order figures for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, so players who haven’t secured Nintendo’s new console yet should do it quickly if they want ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:20AM in News