Entries in 'market' (34)

'Sony has the potential to make the game console market its exclusive territory', analyst claims

'Sony has the potential to make the game console market its exclusive territory', analyst claims

A US analyst has predicted that Sony could eventually grow to control virtually the entire console market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:06PM in News
The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel Jules Williams reviews the growth of digital gaming, who’s buying into it and the direction of the digital pound...

on Aug 4th 2014 at 2:41PM in News
PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware is now worth over $21.5 billion (£12.6bn) globally – over double the value of the console gaming market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:38PM in News

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Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

An increase in hardware sales and a decrease in software has left the Japanese games market flat for the first half of 2014, according to Famitsu data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

The growth of gaming into new markets and new business models has left some of its core fans feeling uncomfortable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:05PM in News
Sony confirms PlayStation's move into Chinese market

Sony confirms PlayStation's move into Chinese market

PlayStation hopes to become the next big gaming brand in China after Sony's confirmation of its move into the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2014 at 8:36AM in News
UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

Pre-owned game sales grew faster than new titles over Christmas, says data specialist Kantar Worldpanel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 15th 2014 at 10:22AM in News

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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
Sony's foray into VR is 'a bad idea', Pachter says

Sony's foray into VR is 'a bad idea', Pachter says

While there is some money to be made from virtual reality, Sony is wasting its time on the technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 2:44PM in News
PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling games console in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2014 at 1:00PM 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

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Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Google Play and iOS games accounted for 75 per cent of app store spending last year.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 26th 2014 at 1:15PM in News
Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:12PM in News
Just Cause dev warns of market's triple-A sickness

Just Cause dev warns of market's triple-A sickness

Christofer Sundberg, the creator of the Just Cause series, has said that triple-A game development has failed to evolve alongside technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Nintendo's decline 'could be detrimental to the market', Sony says

Nintendo's decline 'could be detrimental to the market', Sony says

Any declines suffered by Nintendo will come at a cost for the wider market unless platform holders act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 2:59PM in News

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App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News
GAME ups entertainment market share

GAME ups entertainment market share

Retailer GAME increased its share of the UK entertainment market by 2.3 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending December 22nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
China to police any new console market

China to police any new console market

The sale of games consoles may have green lit in China, but the market will still be heavily regulated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2014 at 3:15PM in News
F2P: The state of free-to-play

F2P: The state of free-to-play

Jagex is one of the oldest names in free-to-play games, having launched RuneScape in 2001.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:40PM in News
UK games market returns to growth in September

UK games market returns to growth in September

5.17m boxed games were sold in the UK last month, as the games industry returned to growth for the first time in years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:17PM in News
ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses whether the next generation of consoles has what it takes to restore the games industry...

on Oct 2nd 2013 at 2:19PM in News
Who is playing Euro Truck Simulator?

Who is playing Euro Truck Simulator?

Utility Vehicle Simulator. Chemical Spillage Simulation. Street Cleaning Simulator.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 27th 2013 at 12:28PM in News
OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

There’s much excitement online this week as Valve detailed more of its battleplan to get Steam a space in the living room.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 27th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
Why is mobile gaming such a success?

Why is mobile gaming such a success?

Over 133 new studios opened within the UK in the last 18 months. 80 per cent of these are working on games for Apple’s iOS platform, and over 70 for ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:18PM in News