Entries in 'International' (165)

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
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

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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

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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

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International Factfile 2016: France

International Factfile 2016: France

The French video games market generated more than $2.4bn (£1.6bn) in revenues in 2015, which is a slight increase of 1.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
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

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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
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
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