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Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two once again saw better than expected results for the quarter ending December 31st.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 7th 2017 at 9:23PM in News
Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

A new report published by SuperData revealed that the virtual reality industry made $1.8bn (£1.44bn) in revenue in 2016, with 6.3m devices shipped throughout the course of the year. Of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That’s according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:44AM in News

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Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

We now have an idea of how well Nintendo’s much sought-after NES Classic Mini has performed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 11:11AM in News
EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA revealed its Q3 financial results last night, and shared its expectations for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The publisher believes the title will sell ‘around 3 million units’ in its early ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

EA's digital unit sales are tracking ahead of the publisher's own expectations. That’s according to an investor call with the publisher last night, in which CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:32AM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 12:16PM in News

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Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 is the first new game to take the top spot in 2017. Resident Evil 7 has the third best Week One for the series to date; ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Starbound

Starbound reaches 2.5m units sold

Indie studio Chucklefish has announced that Starbound has reached a new milestone, having sold more than 2.5 million copies over the Christmas break, six months after it officially launch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

It appears that Activision's Call of Duty series had a very good 2016. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News

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US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
How was 2016 for the UK games market?

How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2017 at 9:47AM in News

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed its eighth week at the top of the UK charts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 9th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:34PM in News
Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Thanks to analytics site Steam Spy we now have an idea of how Valve’s online store performed in 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go most downloaded app on iOS in 2016

Pokémon Go was the most downloaded app on the iOS App Store in 2016, Apple has announced. Super Mario Run, which was also one of the top ten most downloaded ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
PS4 sales hit 53.4m worldwide, Uncharted 4 has sold 8.7m units

PS4 sales hit 53.4m worldwide, Uncharted 4 has sold 8.7m units

Sony has revealed just how well its PS4 console did over the Christmas period.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2017 at 8:41AM in News
ERA: 2016 physical games revenue down 16.4% year-on-year, but digital up 12.1%

ERA: 2016 physical games revenue down 16.4% year-on-year, but digital up 12.1%

In 2016, revenue generated by the boxed games market dipped by 16.4 per cent.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2017 at 12:01AM in News
Firewatch has sold more than 1m copies

Firewatch has sold more than 1m copies

Indie hit Firewatch surpassed the 1m sales mark "sometime late last year". 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Call of Duty tops December boxed charts as games revenue dips 34% year-on-year

Call of Duty tops December boxed charts as games revenue dips 34% year-on-year

Last month was a disappointing period for UK games stores as money generated from physical software sales dipped 34 per cent.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 4:45PM in News
Steam

Steam announces Top 100 best-selling games in 2016

Steam has announced its top 100 best selling games of 2016, with Civilization VI, Rocket League and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt all making the top twelve. The data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 10:17AM in News