Entries in 'International' (123)

Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX has sold another 255,748 copies last week in Japan and topped Famitsu’s charts for the second consecutive week despite sales decreasing 74 per cent. Having shifted ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News
Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

The combined revenue of the world’s largest 25 video games companies hit $70.4bn in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 4:00PM in News
New 3DS XL

New 3DS XL up 138% in Japan thanks to Monster Hunter XX's 1m sales

Capcom's Monster Hunter XX has already smashed the 1m mark in Japan, according to the latest data from Famitsu, prompting a 138 per cent rise in New Nintendo 3DS LL ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 11:31AM in News

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Australian senator calls for video game classification reform

Australian senator calls for video game classification reform

Video games are demonised by a government filled by people who don’t understand them, according to one Australian senator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:54AM in News
Psyonix distances itself from gambling site Unikrn

Psyonix distances itself from gambling site Unikrn

eSports betting site Unikrn has announced the Rocket League will join its roster of titles in Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands claims Japanese No.1, while Switch sales fall 81%

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands has displaced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the Japanese Top Ten to claim last week's No.1 spot, according to the latest data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 2:39PM in News
Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of fixing the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:52AM in News

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Breath of the Wild

Zelda: Breath of the Wild beats Horizon Zero Dawn to No.1 in Japan, sells almost double

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese charts, selling 193,060 units in its first weekend, according to the latest data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:24AM in News
Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Levelling up: China as a destination for UK games

Neil Semple, head of creative content at the Department for International Trade, talks up China as a huge potential market for UK-made games.

on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
NieR Automata

PS4 sales rise 64% in Japan as NieR: Automata debuts at No.1

PS4 sales in Japan shot up 64 per cent last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu, thanks to a number of new PS4 titles in the Japanese Top ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 10:43AM in News
Money

Global digital games market rises to $7.47bn, growing 9.8% YOY

The global digital games market soared to $7.47bn in January 2017, showing a healthy growth of 9.8 per cent year-on-year, according to a new report from SuperData Research

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 27th 2017 at 4:10PM in News

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For Honor

For Honor debuts at No.1 in Japan

Ubisoft's For Honor marched straight to No.1 in Japan last week, shifting 41,987 units during its first five days on sale, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 3:56PM in News
Dragon Quest Monsters

3DS sales rise in Japan following latest Dragon Quest Monsters launch

Nintendo 3DS sales are up in Japan after the successful launch of the latest title in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters series, according to the latest market data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 was January's best-selling game in the US, says NPD

The US games industry spend shrunk in January 2017, according to the latest report from NPD, showing a decline of 4 per cent year on year. Total industry spend reached ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 11:22AM in News
Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title is once again No.1 in Japan according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:58AM in News

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PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That’s according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Capcom

Capcom's digital sales increased 21.1% in 2016 to 6.1m units

Capcom has released its latest financial report for the nine months ending December 2016, but while net sales and operating income have both fallen for the company year-on-year, accelerated digital ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Sun and Moon have sold 14.69m, now third-best selling 3DS game to date

Pokémon Sun and Moon have collectively sold 14.69m units, Nintendo confirmed this morning, making it the company's third best-selling 3DS game to date.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 31st 2017 at 10:22AM in News
ESA responds to Trump's travel ban

ESA responds to Trump's travel ban

American video games trade body The ESA has released a statement urging Donald Trump’s White House to “exercise caution” with regards to its immigration policies.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 3:10PM in News
SuperData

US digital market grew 16% year-on-year in December 2016

The US digital console market grew 16 per cent year-on-year in December 2016, compared with a 16 per cent drop year-on-year at US retail during the same period. That's according ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 4:47PM in News
Gravity Rush 2

Gravity Rush 2 and Valkyria Revolution dominate Japan weekly charts

Gravity Rush 2 has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese games charts this week, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu. The PS4 exclusive RPG only managed ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Pokémon Go launch looking unlikely in China

Pokémon Go launch looking unlikely in China

Niantic’s hit mobile game Pokémon Go may not launch in China due to government concerns.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2017 at 9:52AM in News