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New, boxed games lose out in US market

New, boxed games lose out in US market

NPD’s Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report has claimed new, boxed game sales in the US accounted for the minority of the market in Q2 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 2:45PM in News
THQ opens online store

THQ opens online store

Publisher THQ has opened an online store on its official website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 9:51AM in News
INTERVIEW: Ubisoft Digital

INTERVIEW: Ubisoft Digital

Every publisher is busy shaping up their digital offering. And Ubisoft is no different. In fact, it has been quietly but confidently prepping a beefed up digital offer, last year ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2011 at 2:52PM in News
It lives! Ubisoft's I Am Alive resurfaces

It lives! Ubisoft's I Am Alive resurfaces

Over three years since it was first unveiled to the public at E3 2008, Ubisoft has broken cover and re-announced I Am Alive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2011 at 5:00PM in News

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Digital sales rocket at GAME

Digital sales rocket at GAME

We’ve all raised our eyebrows at some of GAME’s digital initiatives, but the retailer has been proved very much correct with sales of digital products up over 40 per cent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2011 at 8:35AM in News
Now! plots digital move for 2012

Now! plots digital move for 2012

The first retail title has yet to reach shelves, but the team behind Now! That’s What I Call Music are already preparing digital releases for next year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 26th 2011 at 2:18PM in News
EA: 'Retail is still relevant to digital market'

EA: 'Retail is still relevant to digital market'

EA may be investing heavily in digital businesses, but that doesn’t mean retail will be left out.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 19th 2011 at 2:08PM in News
EA wants to dominate basketball genre in digital sector

EA wants to dominate basketball genre in digital sector

2K has the No.1 basketball retail game, but EA wants to be top dog in digital.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 13th 2011 at 12:39PM in News

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FEATURE: Digital thriving on the High Street

FEATURE: Digital thriving on the High Street

Ask an industry exec what retailers can do to survive in today’s increasingly digital marketplace, and they’ll tell you: ‘Retail needs to evolve.’

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 12th 2011 at 11:36AM in News
Crysis for Xbox 360 and PS3 to be digital release

Crysis for Xbox 360 and PS3 to be digital release

The freshly announced Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of 2007 PC shooter Crysis will be digital-only releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2011 at 2:42PM in News
THQ: Transition from boxed to digital is underway

THQ: Transition from boxed to digital is underway

Cloud gaming will prove a positive development for consumers, publishers and developers, THQ CEO Brian Farrell has told an audience at the Cloud Gaming USA conference in San Jose.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2011 at 2:34PM in News
GAME rolls out digital Xbox games nationwide

GAME rolls out digital Xbox games nationwide

As of today every GAME and Gamestation store in the UK has a range of Xbox Live digital titles on their shelves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2011 at 1:50PM in News

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Experts says digital will pass discs in two years

Experts says digital will pass discs in two years

Sales of online games are expected to pass physical retail from 2013, an analyst at DFC Intelligence has claimed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 8th 2011 at 11:23AM in News
Digital chart would be 'pointless'

Digital chart would be 'pointless'

Publishers do not want to share data to make a download chart, says Paul Jackson OBE.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 8th 2011 at 8:22AM in News
Legalities of XBLA's rival platform policy detailed

Legalities of XBLA's rival platform policy detailed

There’s nothing wrong with Microsoft’s decision not to publish downloadable games on Xbox Live if they arrive on rival systems first, a lawyer has claimed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 7th 2011 at 10:07AM in News
FEATURE: GameStop rising to the digital challenge

FEATURE: GameStop rising to the digital challenge

At their most recent SEC filing, GameStop reported sharply declining sales. This gave many a reason to say that GameStop had finally hit a brick wall because of declining retail ...

Lutz Muller
by Lutz Muller
on Sep 6th 2011 at 3:05PM in News

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68% of Xbox subs bought at retail

68% of Xbox subs bought at retail

The High Street can play a major part in selling digital games, and Microsoft has the proof.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 2nd 2011 at 8:17AM in News
Konami considering micro-transactions for PES

Konami considering micro-transactions for PES

Publisher Konami has admitted that it has to evolve how people pay and play Pro Evolution Soccer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2011 at 9:38AM in News
Driver: SF gets full digital PSN release

Driver: SF gets full digital PSN release

Ubisoft has revealed that upcoming release Driver: San Francisco will receive a full digital release on the PlayStation Network.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2011 at 4:53PM in News
Grasshopper reveals Black Knight Sword

Grasshopper reveals Black Knight Sword

GAMESCOM: Shadows of the Damned developer Grasshopper Manufacture has unveiled its newest game – 2D platformer Black Knight Sword.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 18th 2011 at 11:39AM in News
GameStop banking on resurgent PC games market

GameStop banking on resurgent PC games market

Digital distribution will help reinstall PC as one of the dominant platforms for core games, according to GameStop.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 17th 2011 at 2:06PM in News
Digital deal unites GAME and Sony

Digital deal unites GAME and Sony

GAME will be selling PlayStation Network games in-store across all its 620 UK stores by mid-September.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 15th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
Disc-based games sales fall in US

Disc-based games sales fall in US

A new report from The Entertainment Merchants Association has revealed that sales of physical games on disc declined significantly in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2011 at 1:50PM in News
NPD comes to the UK

NPD comes to the UK

Market research company NPD, which is best known for compiling the US video game charts, is coming to Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2011 at 4:07PM in News
Steam introduces item trade-ins

Steam introduces item trade-ins

Digital retailer Green Man Gaming has already dabbled with the idea of digital video game trade-ins before, but now online behemoth Valve is to try its luck in the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2011 at 9:25AM in News