Entries in 'International' (153)

Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise has been a smash hit in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Germany

International Factfile 2016: Germany

Half of the German population plays games according to data firm Newzoo.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 18th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
Gameloft closes Spanish studio, report claims

Gameloft closes Spanish studio, report claims

Mobile outlet Gameloft has shut down yet another studio as part of its on-going ‘cost reduction programme’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 25th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Three weeks on top in Japan for Yo-Kai Watch

Three weeks on top in Japan for Yo-Kai Watch

New Yo-Kai Watch title Sangokushi has claimed its third No.1 in the Japanese charts according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2016: Norway

International Factfile 2016: Norway

Norway is the 28th biggest video games market worldwide, according to data firm Newzoo. In 2015, the Norwegian industry generated estimated revenues of $274m (£193m).

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 18th 2016 at 5:00PM in News
March brings another US win for PS4

March brings another US win for PS4

PS4 was once again the best-selling console in the US for the month of March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 2:25PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Russia

International Factfile 2016: Russia

Russia’s video games market had revenues nearly reaching $1.3bn (£0.90bn) last year, surpassing its 2014 total of $1.1bn (£0.76bn), according to Newzoo’s figures.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Epic opens European publishing office in Berlin

Epic opens European publishing office in Berlin

Epic Games has opened a new office in Germany aimed at strengthening its publishing arms in Europe and Russia.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 12th 2016 at 10:47AM in News

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Territory Report: Spain

Territory Report: Spain

With annual games revenues reaching $1.5bn (£1.08bn), Spain has become the ninth biggest market worldwide and the fourth in Europe last year, outperforming Italy for the first time, according to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 11th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

A new title in Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series has once again gone straight to No.1 in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Dev says American gun law frustration means guns will never be added to Subnautica

Dev says American gun law frustration means guns will never be added to Subnautica

The developer of underwater survival adventure Subnautica has explained why the game does not equip players with guns to defend themselves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 4:11PM in News
New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series – Monsters: Joker 3 – was this week’s best-performing game in Japan, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 2:52PM in News

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Mobile gaming widens its lead over PC and consoles

Mobile gaming widens its lead over PC and consoles

The gap between mobile gaming and the chasing pack is getting wider.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 3:07PM in News
Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that Valve’s Steam service breached Australian consumer law.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Sweden

International Factfile 2016: Sweden

Sweden is responsible for many triple-A titles both on mobile and traditional platforms.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 22nd 2016 at 11:34AM in News
PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

February marked another sales victory for Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 10:28AM in News

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Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

An Australian retailer has taken steps to reduce the appeal of games designed for those aged 18 and above.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

It’s 1996 again – Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow took the No.1 spot in Japan last week according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Japanese PS4 and Vita sales rise as KanColle Kai, Attack on Titan and Street Fighter launch

Japanese PS4 and Vita sales rise as KanColle Kai, Attack on Titan and Street Fighter launch

This week’s Japanese charts – provided by Famitsu – feature a wealth of brand new releases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 25th 2016 at 1:12PM in News
Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 11:18AM in News
US games industry was up 5% in 2015

US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest game in Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series of RPGs has gone straight to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
PS4 wins January in the US, Call of Duty tops charts

PS4 wins January in the US, Call of Duty tops charts

January marked another sales victory in the US for Sony’s PS4, according to NPD data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:57AM in News
New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News