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Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

A small rural simulator born out of frustration with the Harvest Moon series is one of the biggest PC hits this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

The latest entry in the hugely popular Yo-Kai Watch series holds the top spot in Japan for the second week running, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:12PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Russia

International Factfile 2016: Russia

Russia’s video games market had revenues nearly reaching $1.3bn (£0.90bn) last year, surpassing its 2014 total of $1.1bn (£0.76bn), according to Newzoo’s figures.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Devolver Digital’s latest release Enter the Gungeon generated $3m (£2.1m) globally in its first week on sale. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:34AM in News

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PC shipments fall to nine year low

PC shipments fall to nine year low

Two analysts have reported a sharp fall in PC shipments for the first quarter if 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Total sales of virtual reality headsets will reach $895m by the end of 2016, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 2:43PM in News
International Factfile 2016: China

International Factfile 2016: China

China is now the biggest video games market in the world.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

A new title in Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series has once again gone straight to No.1 in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News

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How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

TinyBuild’s new game Punch Club has garnered its fair share of headlines since it debuted in January. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 4th 2016 at 2:19PM in News
The Division claims yet another record

The Division claims yet another record

Ubisoft’s shooter RPG hybrid The Division has set yet another record for the publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2016 at 12:26PM in News
The Division claims fourth No.1 in the UK

The Division claims fourth No.1 in the UK

Tom Clancy's The Division has smashed the record for unbroken Ubisoft No1s in the All Formats charts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 4th 2016 at 9:55AM in News

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Miitomo has been downloaded 3m times

Miitomo has been downloaded 3m times

Nintendo has revealed just how well its first foray into the mobile gaming space is doing.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:01AM in News
Final Fantasy XV needs to smash 10m copies to be a success

Final Fantasy XV needs to smash 10m copies to be a success

The latest entry in the Final Fantasy series needs to shift more than 10 million units to be considered a success.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Games made up over 80 per cent of mobile spend in 2015

Games made up over 80 per cent of mobile spend in 2015

Mobile data firm App Annie reports that games were responsible for more than 80 per cent of consumer spending on the App Store and Google Play outlets.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 4:20PM in News
New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

New Dragon Quest title beats Dark Souls III to No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series – Monsters: Joker 3 – was this week’s best-performing game in Japan, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 31st 2016 at 2:52PM in News

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Mobile gaming widens its lead over PC and consoles

Mobile gaming widens its lead over PC and consoles

The gap between mobile gaming and the chasing pack is getting wider.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 3:07PM in News
The Division claims third UK No.1

The Division claims third UK No.1

Ubisoft’s online shooter The Division is at the top of the UK Top 40 once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 29th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
SuperData: Digital games generated $6.2bn worldwide in February

SuperData: Digital games generated $6.2bn worldwide in February

Digital game sales were up ten per cent year-on-year this February, reaching a total value of $6.2b (£4.4bn).

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 24th 2016 at 4:05PM in News
15 year-old MMO is making $100m a month for Shanda Games

15 year-old MMO is making $100m a month for Shanda Games

Chinese mobile games publisher Shanda Games is enjoying remarkable success from an unlikely source.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2016 at 3:33PM in News
UK gamers trust specialist media more than YouTubers

UK gamers trust specialist media more than YouTubers

The specialist press is the most trusted source for video games opinion in Britain.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 24th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Wii U hardware sales up 151 per cent as Pokkén Tournament debuts in Japan

Wii U hardware sales up 151 per cent as Pokkén Tournament debuts in Japan

Pokémon Tekken fighting game crossover title Pokkén Tournament has shot straight to No.1 in Japan according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Nearly half of all mobile game spend comes from just 0.19% of users

Nearly half of all mobile game spend comes from just 0.19% of users

Here’s a number that will send chills through the minds of mobile game makers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 12:55PM in News
GAME: PS4 and Xbox One install base surpasses 5.1m in the UK

GAME: PS4 and Xbox One install base surpasses 5.1m in the UK

5.1 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox Ones have been sold in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Firewatch sold 500k in its first month, recouped dev costs in one day

Firewatch sold 500k in its first month, recouped dev costs in one day

Publisher Panic has expressed its gratitude for the way in which the video games community has made its recent narrative adventure title Firewatch such a great success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 3:26PM in News