Entries in 'International' (126)

International Factfile 2015: Russia

International Factfile 2015: Russia

When the West thinks of the Russian games market, PC and piracy may come to mind. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

on Oct 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

Wii U exclusive Super Mario Maker is riding high once again in Japan, as it fought off competition from Uncharted and FIFA to take the chart top spot.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 14th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Singapore

International Factfile 2015: Singapore

Despite having a population less than that of London, Singapore provides a thriving landscape for games businesses and serves as the Asian home for major Western publishers.

on Oct 14th 2015 at 9:25AM in News
Ubisoft refunds Might and Magic Heroes VII buyers after misleading marketing

Ubisoft refunds Might and Magic Heroes VII buyers after misleading marketing

Might and Magic Heroes VII fans are being compensated after Ubisoft admitted its ‘confusing’ marketing might have left some players disappointed.

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

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PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Malaysia

International Factfile 2015: Malaysia

Although Malaysia boasts one of the healthiest economies in Asia, its games market was initially slow to gain momentum.

on Oct 6th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Jordan

International Factfile 2015: Jordan

Like many of its Middle Eastern neighbours, Jordan has a thriving mobile games business. But it’s also seeing success on more traditional games platforms.

on Sep 29th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Istanbul games convention wants 100,000 visitors

Istanbul games convention wants 100,000 visitors

Another major European gaming expo will take place next year - this time based in Turkey.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 24th 2015 at 11:30AM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Indonesia

International Factfile 2015: Indonesia

Although it has a thriving development community, Indonesia continues to struggle with the high cost of games.

on Sep 22nd 2015 at 1:14PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Jamaica

International Factfile 2015: Jamaica

Jamaica’s games industry is a passionate but small one, struggling to keep up with the wider global market.

on Sep 21st 2015 at 8:58AM in News
Sony blames censorship blamed for soft Chinese PS4 sales

Sony blames censorship blamed for soft Chinese PS4 sales

We don’t know how many games consoles have been sold in China – but the noises coming from Sony suggest it isn’t as many as had been hoped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2015 at 12:28PM in News
Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker has made quite the impression during its first week on sale in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 16th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

NPD data has shown yet another monthly sales victory for the PS4 in America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid swansong sold almost half a million copies across PS3 and PS4 in its debut week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 9th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Latvia

International Factfile 2015: Latvia

Latvia may be a small country, but its potential in the global games market is growing.

on Sep 8th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
Panda TV aims to be the Chinese competitor to Twitch

Panda TV aims to be the Chinese competitor to Twitch

The son of China’s richest man is launching a live streaming site that could soon rival Amazon-owned service Twitch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 8th 2015 at 10:06AM in News

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Nintendo's smaller New 3DS in line for US release this month

Nintendo's smaller New 3DS in line for US release this month

The New 3DS XL’s little brother is finally getting a release in the states.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 3:53PM in News
Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Romania

International Factfile 2015: Romania

Romania is a small but mighty market for games, playing host to big players in the global industry.

on Aug 25th 2015 at 8:31AM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Sweden

International Factfile 2015: Sweden

According to the Association for the Nordic Game Industry (ANGI), Sweden is the biggest country for games in the Nordic region, comprising 36 per cent of games retail sales, in ...

on Aug 18th 2015 at 1:26PM in News
Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Platform holders pick up Japanese Call of Duty publishing duties

Square Enix is no longer the publisher of Call of Duty in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix’s Dive In game streaming service is to come to an end before its first birthday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Greece

International Factfile 2015: Greece

It’s no secret that Greece has struggled financially in recent years but, despite the tough market, the country’s local games industry is managing to achieve growth.

on Aug 5th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Apple’s newfound dominance of the Chinese smartphone market may already be a thing of the past.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 1:39PM in News