Entries in 'physical' (77)

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Critically-acclaimed indie hit Fez is coming to physical retail for the first time – three years after its launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Dirt Rally could be coming to boxed retail

Dirt Rally could be coming to boxed retail

Codemaster’s Early Access racing title Dirt Rally may be set for a physical release early next month.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Square Enix has announced a 2016 retail release for former digital-exclusive Life Is Strange.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 3:10PM in News
PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
Yacht Club scraps Xbox One's physical Shovel Knight release

Yacht Club scraps Xbox One's physical Shovel Knight release

“Publishing policies” have been blamed for the decision to scrap the release of indie platformer Shovel Knight on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2015 at 9:42AM in News

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Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Retail can continue to happily sell disc-based physical video games for at least another 20 years, according to one leading analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2015 at 3:15PM in News
GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

Digital is here, and digital is growing, but there is no scenario where disc-based video games will disappear from the market, according to GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2015 at 11:03AM in News
GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

The largest American High Street games retailer will now only sell console bundles that include physical copies of games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode has been dated in the UK

Minecraft: Story Mode has been dated in the UK

Telltale has dated both the physical and retail releases of Minecraft: Story Mode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2015 at 3:19PM in News

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Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

A patent application filed by Nintendo in February could point to some of the fundamental design decisions that will shape the NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 9:54AM in News
Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 10th 2015 at 8:46AM in News
Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA's Q1 revenue

Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA's Q1 revenue

Anyone who doubts the transition from physical to digital need only look to EA’s most recent financials for evidence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 9:19AM in News

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Physical release of Shenmue 3 is not guaranteed

Physical release of Shenmue 3 is not guaranteed

Shenmue 3 may not be released at retail, Ys Net has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2015 at 12:37PM in News
Two thirds of console games are digital-only

Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 11th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
Another PC game skips physical release in the UK

Another PC game skips physical release in the UK

Another one of this year’s big PC games releases will not be available physically, it has emerged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 3:40PM in News
Supermarket's GTA V market share dipped sharply for next-gen release

Supermarket's GTA V market share dipped sharply for next-gen release

Grand Theft Auto V’s jump from last-gen to next-gen appears to have brought with it a shift in the buying habits of UK gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Ubisoft to publish physical PC version of Homeworld Remastered

Ubisoft to publish physical PC version of Homeworld Remastered

Following its digital release on PC in February, Gearbox’s Homeworld Remastered is getting a physical release next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:56AM in News
UK retail: PC games should not abandon the High Street

UK retail: PC games should not abandon the High Street

Leading UK retailers insist there remains a demand for PC games on the High Street.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:26AM in News
No physical release for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, retailer claims

No physical release for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, retailer claims

Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital-only release on PC, retailer ShopTo has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:10PM in News
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will arrive over a week later on disc

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will arrive over a week later on disc

Bethesda has chosen not to release the digital and physical versions of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood at the same time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 3:46PM in News
Dying Light's physical release delayed by one month, DLC offered for free

Dying Light's physical release delayed by one month, DLC offered for free

The boxed version of Dying Light will arrive a month later than the game’s digital release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 12:34PM in News