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Riccardo Imbriano

Interest in Switch high, but it's still too expensive, says UK public

Over half the UK population was aware of the Nintendo Switch prior to its launch on March 3rd, but only just under a third of that figure are actually interested ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
ERA Luke Butler

Digital spending soars while physical shrinks over 50% in ten years

Consumer spending in games has increased 72 per cent between 2007 and 2016, but physical spending has fallen by 54.9 per cent during the same period, according to a new ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

Sony is on the verge of halting PS3 production in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Production targets for the Switch have reportedly been doubled thanks to strong demand for the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:14AM in News

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Team Reach

Exclusive: PlayStation Access to depart Yogscast

The team behind PlayStation Access, PlayStation UK’s award-winning YouTube channel, is to leave its current home at The Yogscast to form a new video-focused creative agency called We Are Reach, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Aloy

Horizon Zero Dawn hits 2.6m global sales

Sony has confirmed that its PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has already surpassed 2.6m sales worldwide after just two weeks on shop shelves. This makes it the best-selling new first ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 4:05PM in News
Piers Harding-Rolls

IHS: World console market down in 2016 but PS4 claims 51% share over Xbox One's 26%

The UK games industry may be worth a record-breaking £4.33bn according to Ukie's annual industry valuation this morning, but a new report from IHS Markit paints a slightly gloomier picture ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 3:46PM in News
GAME BAFTA

GAME to become official games partner of BAFTA

GAME has announced it's to become an official games partner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The partnership will see GAME support BAFTA's upcoming Games Awards evening, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 3:07PM in News

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Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands claims Japanese No.1, while Switch sales fall 81%

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands has displaced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the Japanese Top Ten to claim last week's No.1 spot, according to the latest data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 2:39PM in News
Victor Vran

THQ Nordic and Wired Productions sign retail agreement for Victor Vran:Overkill Edition and The Town of Light

THQ Nordic and Wired Productions have announced a retail partnership for two upcoming titles: Heamimont Games' action RPG Victor Vran: Overkill Edition and LKA's first-person psychological thriller The Town of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News
Ukie

UK games industry worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

UK games trade body Ukie has announced that the value of the UK consumer games market reached a record £4.33bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1.2 per cent from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:24PM in News

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How Fandom's expanding into games journalism

How Fandom's expanding into games journalism

What do you get when cross a games review site, a hive-mind of self-publishing bloggers, and a depository of the most detailed game information ever assembled? Fandom, that’s what. 

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

Mobile phone giant 02 is branching into VR with the launch of two virtual reality experiences.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Smite Rivals development put on hold

Smite Rivals development put on hold

The Clash Royale-like spin-off for Hi-Rez’s MOBA title Smite has been put on hold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Capcom announces 8-bit retro Disney compilation

Capcom announces 8-bit retro Disney compilation

Six of Capcom’s 8-bit Disney classics will be bundled into a single release on PS4, Xbox One and PC next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:58AM in News

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Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

The debate about Oculus exclusivity and its backing of developers continues with Oculus arguing that its actions are of benefit to the entire VR sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Gambling Commission warns parents of video game gambling danger

Gambling Commission warns parents of video game gambling danger

Parents need to be made aware of the potential risk posed to their kids by the gambling scene that has become associated with some video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:22AM in News
Roblox raises $92m in funding

Roblox raises $92m in funding

Successful social game Roblox has concluded a round of funding with investment totalling $92m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 12:13PM in News
Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of fixing the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:52AM in News
Sony division is making an HTC Vive VR game

Sony division is making an HTC Vive VR game

Here’s a surprise – an upcoming VR game from one of Sony’s experimental divisions is in development for HTC Vive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
Moriarty quits Kinda Funny after Twitter joke controversy

Moriarty quits Kinda Funny after Twitter joke controversy

The co-founder of YouTube channel Kinda Funny has quit the group after being drawn into a row about a sexist tweet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

The launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month saw all major US retailers enjoy a boost to their online traffic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

BAME in Games: 'Diversity makes creative and business sense'

Ahead of the formal launch of BAME in Games later this year, MCV talks to its first chair Kish Hirani about ethnic diversity in the games industry and what we ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Bandai Namco goes west

Bandai Namco goes west

It’s easy to chalk up Bandai Namco’s big wins of late: 2015 was The Witcher 3’s year, while 2016 was Dark Souls III’s. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 15th 2017 at 9:54AM in News