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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
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

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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

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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
Only PlayStation VR can be a mainstream hit, analyst claims

Only PlayStation VR can be a mainstream hit, analyst claims

Of the three big players entering the VR fold this year, only one has a chance of being a mainstream hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 11:37AM in News
The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

Ubisoft’s latest smash hit The Division was the best-selling game in the UK for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:02AM in News

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Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

The blockbuster Pokémon series has sold over 279 million units globally since it debuted in Japan 20 years ago.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Analyst expects Sony 'to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle'

Analyst expects Sony 'to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle'

The announcement of a £350 RRP for PlayStation VR could mark the game over point in the next-gen console battle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:48PM in News
The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

Ubisoft’s record-breaking shooter can’t be stopped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

The revenue generated by game downloads has officially become one of the measures by which the Office of National Statistics measures UK inflation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2016 at 11:40AM in News

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The Division is the best-ever selling Q1 game

The Division is the best-ever selling Q1 game

Ubisoft said it was going to do it, and The Division has delivered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Cities: Skylines sells 2m copies in first year

Cities: Skylines sells 2m copies in first year

Paradox Interactive is celebrating the first birthday of city builder Cities: Skylines by announcing a highly impressive sales milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

February marked another sales victory for Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Stardew Valley approaching half a million sales

Stardew Valley approaching half a million sales

Steam’s current surprise hit is on the cusp of a big sales milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Analyst trims virtual reality sales forecast by 30 per cent

Analyst trims virtual reality sales forecast by 30 per cent

SuperData now reckons the new virtual reality sector will make nearly a third less money this year than it had originally forecast.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2016 at 11:35AM in News
Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series holds fast at No.1 in the UK this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

It’s 1996 again – Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow took the No.1 spot in Japan last week according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Two brand new releases fly to the head of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 29th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

It appears that the PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider had a strong debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News