Entries in 'International' (85)

Apple removing App Store games that display Confederate flags

Apple removing App Store games that display Confederate flags

America’s mixed feelings on its relationship with the Confederate flag has led to a controversial decision from Apple to pull many games that contain it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Fallout Shelter topped the App Store charts in 48 countries

Fallout Shelter topped the App Store charts in 48 countries

And we wonder why companies are increasingly shying away from the triple-A game space…

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2015 at 3:13PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Luxembourg

International Factfile 2015: Luxembourg

Despite being one of the smallest countries in Europe, Luxembourg plays a big part in the global games industry.

on Jun 19th 2015 at 3:54PM in News
The PS4 is finally going to be cheaper in Brazil

The PS4 is finally going to be cheaper in Brazil

Sony plans to slash the high cost of the PS4 in Brazil by partnering with a local manufacturer to build consoles for the region.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 19th 2015 at 12:04PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: United States

International Factfile 2015: United States

More than 150 million Americans now play video games, according to national trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). 

on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

It seems that Nintendo’s latest shooter still has legs (tentacles?) in Japan, as it outdoes a slew of new releases to remain top of the retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 10th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: New Zealand

International Factfile 2015: New Zealand

The New Zealand games industry is on the rise, growing 18 per cent year-on-year in 2014. 

on Jun 10th 2015 at 9:36AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Russia

International Factfile 2015: Russia

Russia is one of the biggest markets for video games in the world, and is even overcoming its long-held issue with piracy.

on Jun 8th 2015 at 1:12PM in News

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Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Norway

International Factfile 2015: Norway

Norway may have a limited local games market, but investment in the industry is paving the way for growth.

on May 27th 2015 at 12:15PM in News
8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

8GB Wii U Basic to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s lowest-tier Wii U offering is to be halted in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Austria

International Factfile 2015: Austria

Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space.

on May 19th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Finland

International Factfile 2015: Finland

Finland is renowned for its domination of the mobile sector, with giants Rovio and Supercell both hailing from the country.

on May 7th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Australia

International Factfile 2015: Australia

Australia has long been notorious for the costly price of games.

on Apr 27th 2015 at 2:55PM in News

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Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Israel

International Factfile 2015: Israel

Digital is thriving in Israel, with few specialist retail outlets present.

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:50AM in News
Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Ireland

International Factfile 2015: Ireland

According to research outlet McCormick AMS, Irish gamers spent €206m (£149.1m) on boxed video games in 2014.

on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:27PM in News
New chief commercial officer for Rovio

New chief commercial officer for Rovio

Rovio has appointed Alex Lambeek as its new chief commercial officer.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 10th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Denmark

International Factfile 2015: Denmark

Market research firm Newzoo estimates that the Danish video games market generated $221.46 billion during 2014.

on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:49PM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Netherlands

International Factfile 2015: Netherlands

The Netherlands continues to host a flourishing games market, experiencing massive growth propelled by the strength of serious games and social titles.

on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM in News