Entries in 'International' (85)
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.
And we wonder why companies are increasingly shying away from the triple-A game space…
Despite being one of the smallest countries in Europe, Luxembourg plays a big part in the global games industry.
Sony plans to slash the high cost of the PS4 in Brazil by partnering with a local manufacturer to build consoles for the region.
More than 150 million Americans now play video games, according to national trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
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.
The New Zealand games industry is on the rise, growing 18 per cent year-on-year in 2014.
Russia is one of the biggest markets for video games in the world, and is even overcoming its long-held issue with piracy.
Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country.
Norway may have a limited local games market, but investment in the industry is paving the way for growth.
Nintendo’s lowest-tier Wii U offering is to be halted in Japan.
The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.
Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space.
The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.
Finland is renowned for its domination of the mobile sector, with giants Rovio and Supercell both hailing from the country.
Australia has long been notorious for the costly price of games.
If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.
Digital is thriving in Israel, with few specialist retail outlets present.
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.
According to research outlet McCormick AMS, Irish gamers spent €206m (£149.1m) on boxed video games in 2014.
Rovio has appointed Alex Lambeek as its new chief commercial officer.
Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.
Market research firm Newzoo estimates that the Danish video games market generated $221.46 billion during 2014.
Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.
The Netherlands continues to host a flourishing games market, experiencing massive growth propelled by the strength of serious games and social titles.