Entries in 'International' (126)

What next for console gaming in Japan as PlayStation moves HQ to California?

What next for console gaming in Japan as PlayStation moves HQ to California?

Sony’s strategic joining of its Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment divisions represents a seismic shift in the gaming landscape.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Brazil

International Factfile 2016: Brazil

In 2015, the Brazilian video games market’s revenue reached $1.5bn (£1.02bn), with a 23 per cent growth compared to the previous year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:57PM in News
JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

Atlus’ remaster of 2008 JRPG Odin Sphere has shot to the Japanese top spot according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Dev accused of spying released from Iranian prison

Dev accused of spying released from Iranian prison

A developer jailed in Iran on charges of spying has been let free after four years.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 18th 2016 at 3:15PM in News

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Man suing Bethesda over Fallout 4 'addiction' after he loses wife and job

Man suing Bethesda over Fallout 4 'addiction' after he loses wife and job

A Siberian gamer who played Fallout 4 non-stop for three weeks is taking Bethesda to court, alleging that he became ‘addicted’ to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 10:27AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Egypt

International Factfile 2015: Egypt

Egypt’s games market is still in its infancy, but is struggling to grow in the face of stifling tax rates and widespread piracy.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 3:38PM in News
Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokémon, Pac-Man.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

The latest Star Wars game has unsurprisingly shot to the top of the Japanese retail rankings in its debut week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Territory Report: Nordic countries

Territory Report: Nordic countries

Boxed game sales continue to be a core driver of the Nordic games market, despite a recent decline at games retail in the region.

on Nov 24th 2015 at 9:10AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Peru

International Factfile 2015: Peru

Peru’s games industry has struggled with the steep cost of hardware and software in Latin America, leading to a thriving black market. 

on Nov 23rd 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Activision leads US TV ad race

Activision leads US TV ad race

The flurry of triple-A console releases has seen console publishers race back to the top of the TV advertisement battle in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2015 at 11:25AM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Uruguay

International Factfile 2015: Uruguay

Uruguay is quietly blossoming into a ripe games market, despite its small size.

on Nov 17th 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Nintendo wins major piracy protection court ruling

Nintendo wins major piracy protection court ruling

Nintendo has successfully taken an Italian seller of devices designed to allow pirated games to run to court – and won.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 16th 2015 at 1:27PM in News
Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:39AM in News
Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III has shot to number one in the Japanese retail charts, fighting off a number of home-grown titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Ukraine

International Factfile 2015: Ukraine

The Ukrainian games market is one of the smallest in Eastern Europe, despite being home to a number of games firms that have struck it big on the global stage.

on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:13AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Poland

International Factfile 2015: Poland

Poland is fast becoming the keystone of Eastern European games development.

on Nov 2nd 2015 at 12:47PM in News
International Factfile 2015: South Korea

International Factfile 2015: South Korea

Long the home of online games, South Korea’s industry saw a shake-up in 2014.

on Oct 28th 2015 at 8:36AM in News
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
'PlayStation has put Paris Games Week on the international radar'

'PlayStation has put Paris Games Week on the international radar'

Next week’s PlayStation conference has made Paris Games Week part of the global calendar, but don’t expect it to become a Gamescom rival, organiser SELL has told MCV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
VideoGamer plots global expansion

VideoGamer plots global expansion

Media firm Candy Banana wants to grow its VideoGamer brand across the world.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD has shot to the top of the Japanese software charts in its first week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Halo 5 to be played on world's biggest flying screen

Halo 5 to be played on world's biggest flying screen

Australian Halo fans will get to see the first 15 minutes of the next entry in the sci-fi series the day before the game’s launch. But there’s a catch...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 10:41AM in News
PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:16AM in News