Entries in 'Digital' (95)

Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio's Amazon Appstore revenue

Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio's Amazon Appstore revenue

Retailer Amazon has said that developers who have signed up to its Amazon Underground ecosystem are enjoying a surge in revenues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
GTA Online has 8m weekly players as another publisher sees digital soar

GTA Online has 8m weekly players as another publisher sees digital soar

Take Two has joined the ever-growing list of publishers profiting from players’ increased hunger for digital content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 4:54PM in News
Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Their announcement may have been greeted with criticism, but players seem to be voting with their wallets and backing the content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 2:10PM in News

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Developer-run item stores arrive on Steam

Developer-run item stores arrive on Steam

Valve has rolled out a new developer-run storefront on Steam that lets developers sell in-game items.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 5th 2015 at 3:37PM in News
ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:26AM in News
Thinking inside the box: Why digital developers should bother with brick and mortar retail

Thinking inside the box: Why digital developers should bother with brick and mortar retail

The narrative goes that boxed games retail is dying as the digital market thrives. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 3:00PM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News

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Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Superdata’s worldwide digital games report for September has shown an annual 11 per cent increase in sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 2:09PM in News
Some US Wii U owners left stumped by Project Zero

Some US Wii U owners left stumped by Project Zero

The digital-only release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (known as Project Zero in the UK) in the US has left some unable to play the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 11:54AM in News
Darkest Dungeon's full release coming in early 2016

Darkest Dungeon's full release coming in early 2016

Having won plenty of admirers throughout its stint on Steam Early Access, Darkest Dungeon now has a full release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2015 at 1:14PM in News
'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

Digital retailer Humble Bundle has been forced to let 12 of its staff members go, after the firm’s CEO admitted it had attempted to grow too quickly.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 13th 2015 at 9:33AM in News

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Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium bundle due out this month, costs £240

Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium bundle due out this month, costs £240

A new Wii U SKU will include two of the platform’s most popular multiplayer games.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Publishers now legally obliged to refund faulty digital goods

Publishers now legally obliged to refund faulty digital goods

A new set of consumer rights laws comes into effect today that give buyers the right to a full refund on any faulty digital purchase for 30 days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2015 at 11:57AM in News
Opinion: Who will make the next Rocket League?

Opinion: Who will make the next Rocket League?

If you visited MCV Towers at all this summer, there’s a good chance you would have heard the words ‘Rocket’ and ‘League’ echo around the floors.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 24th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
ERA: Games success story deserves to be told

ERA: Games success story deserves to be told

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has thrown its support behind MCV’s Digital Counts campaign.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 24th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Destiny: The Taken King claims PSN's records

Destiny: The Taken King claims PSN's records

The expansion to Bungie’s co-op focused shooter Destiny has claimed a new PlayStation Network record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2015 at 9:30AM in News
GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

The largest American High Street games retailer will now only sell console bundles that include physical copies of games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode has been dated in the UK

Minecraft: Story Mode has been dated in the UK

Telltale has dated both the physical and retail releases of Minecraft: Story Mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2015 at 3:19PM in News
Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Amazon Underground offers free versions of premium and freemium games

Retailer Amazon has developed a new business model that allows it to offer a number of Android apps to users for free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:48PM in News
Star Wars classics to be available outside of PS4 hardware bundle

Star Wars classics to be available outside of PS4 hardware bundle

The four classic Star Wars ports announced as part of the Star Wars PS4 console bundle will be sold separately.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 9:16AM in News
Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA's Q1 revenue

Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA's Q1 revenue

Anyone who doubts the transition from physical to digital need only look to EA’s most recent financials for evidence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 11:51AM in News
European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

The European Commission insists that its proposed Digital Single Market will open up the whole of Europe for games retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:34AM in News
Last year's big hits top the digital console chart for June in the UK

Last year's big hits top the digital console chart for June in the UK

The boxed charts might all be about Batman and Elder Scrolls, but 2014’s success stories continue to reign in the UK digital rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 9:19AM in News