Entries in 'International' (74)

International Factfile 2015: Mexico

International Factfile 2015: Mexico

Mexico now boasts the second-biggest games sector in the Latin American region, behind Brazil.

on Feb 6th 2015 at 2:30PM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Poland

International Factfile 2015: Poland

Despite Polish consumers spending more on games purchases than the rest of Eastern Europe, the country’s games retail industry remains afflicted by rampant piracy.

on Jan 30th 2015 at 4:19PM in News
China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

The sale of games consoles is to be rolled out across the whole of China, it is claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:53AM in News

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New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Spain

International Factfile 2015: Spain

The Spanish market is one of the largest in Europe.

on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony has detailed plans to close all of its Canadian retail stores within the next two months.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 5:11AM in News

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Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

The antitrust regulators investigating Amazon’s tax agreements with Luxembourg believe the decade-long arrangement may be incompatible with free market rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

The co-creator of Hotline Miami 2 has told Australian fans to bypass their country’s banning of the game by pirating it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Xbox One will as of today once again cost $349 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US throughout December 2014, the platform holder has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:04AM in News

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Bandai Namco opens office in Malaysia

Bandai Namco opens office in Malaysia

Publisher Bandai Namco has expanded into Malaysia, opening a new office in Kuala Lumpur.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 15th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

Competitive gaming is a big deal, generating millions upon millions of views and beginning to even outpace the rest of the games industry.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Bravely Default ships 1m copies worldwide

Bravely Default ships 1m copies worldwide

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has shipped 1m units worldwide, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 12:16AM in News
Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Publishers and platform holders no longer have to ignore one of the world’s biggest video games markets. China is open for business.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 9th 2014 at 11:02AM in News

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TERRITORY REPORT: Southern Europe

TERRITORY REPORT: Southern Europe

Southern Europe has some of the most valuable gaming markets on the continent.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 14th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

The games console hardware market enjoyed a sharp year-on-year increase in Japan thanks to the launch of PS4, Famitsu has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 12:08PM in News
German and Austrian delay for South Park: The Stick of Truth

German and Austrian delay for South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth will miss its March 7th release date in Germany and Austria.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 11:22AM in News
'PS4 defied expectations in Japan'

'PS4 defied expectations in Japan'

PS4 launched in Japan, but just how big was it? Marketing and consulting chief Ricky Tanimoto of video game giant Famitsu and Enterbrain explains all to MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 10:49AM in News
EC questions use of 'free' in 'free-to-play'

EC questions use of 'free' in 'free-to-play'

The ability to advertise free-to-play titles as ‘free’ is under threat thanks to a new European Commission initiative.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2014 at 9:40AM in News
Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Almost 15 months after it was released in the territory, Nintendo’s Wii U has finally overtaken Xbox 360 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Around the World with MCV: Your free international games guide

Around the World with MCV: Your free international games guide

This year’s guide to the international games market is now available to download.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 18th 2013 at 5:11PM in News