Entries in 'International' (52)

Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Norway

International Factfile 2015: Norway

Norway may have a limited local games market, but investment in the industry is paving the way for growth.

on May 27th 2015 at 12:15PM in News
8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s lowest-tier Wii U offering is to be halted in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Austria

International Factfile 2015: Austria

Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space.

on May 19th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Finland

International Factfile 2015: Finland

Finland is renowned for its domination of the mobile sector, with giants Rovio and Supercell both hailing from the country.

on May 7th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Australia

International Factfile 2015: Australia

Australia has long been notorious for the costly price of games.

on Apr 27th 2015 at 2:55PM in News

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Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Israel

International Factfile 2015: Israel

Digital is thriving in Israel, with few specialist retail outlets present.

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:50AM in News
Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Ireland

International Factfile 2015: Ireland

According to research outlet McCormick AMS, Irish gamers spent €206m (£149.1m) on boxed video games in 2014.

on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:27PM in News

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New chief commercial officer for Rovio

New chief commercial officer for Rovio

Rovio has appointed Alex Lambeek as its new chief commercial officer.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 10th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Denmark

International Factfile 2015: Denmark

Market research firm Newzoo estimates that the Danish video games market generated $221.46 billion during 2014.

on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:49PM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Netherlands

International Factfile 2015: Netherlands

The Netherlands continues to host a flourishing games market, experiencing massive growth propelled by the strength of serious games and social titles.

on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Portugal

International Factfile 2015: Portugal

Portugal is a fast-growing European region for games, despite a recent withdrawal of games retail in the area.

on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
PS4 and Vita get second Chinese launch date

PS4 and Vita get second Chinese launch date

The nod has again been given for PS4 and PlayStation Vita to go on sale in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
International Factfile 2015: France

International Factfile 2015: France

France continues to experience a healthy games sector, bolstered by growth in physical retail and online.

on Mar 6th 2015 at 4:41PM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:50PM in News
Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best selling game in Australia last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

The price of new video games appears to have been hiked in Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Belgium

International Factfile 2015: Belgium

Casual and online games continue to prosper in Belgium, as sluggish smartphone uptake limits the presence of mobile gaming in the region.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:31PM in News