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Bookies tip PS4 for next-gen dominance this Christmas

Bookies tip PS4 for next-gen dominance this Christmas

Paddy Power has installed PS4 as its firm favourite to be the best-selling console of 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2013 at 2:11PM in News
If you include digital, Black Ops II has had the biggest year for a video game ever

If you include digital, Black Ops II has had the biggest year for a video game ever

Black Ops II’s digital revenue alone for the last 12 months would place it as the year’s third biggest game behind Grand Theft Auto V and Skylanders Giants.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2013 at 11:01AM in News
Tough year for Konami but better things are ahead, it insists

Tough year for Konami but better things are ahead, it insists

Konami has reported annual declines to its net revenue, operating income and net income.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2013 at 2:48PM in News
Nintendo's digital sales stand at £75.6m for current financial year

Nintendo's digital sales stand at £75.6m for current financial year

Digital sales across Nintendo platforms currently stand at ¥11.1bn for the current financial year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2013 at 11:53AM in News

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OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

The 1990s. The Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive. The Game Boy and the Gamegear (or the Atari Lynx, if you like).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2013 at 10:48AM in News
Namco Bandai profits rise 20%

Namco Bandai profits rise 20%

Namco Bandai has generated gross profit of £1.3bn (¥167.5bn) for its financial year ending March 2012, but expects fewer games to arrive over the next 12 months.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 8th 2012 at 6:37PM in News
Top Ten games TV campaigns: 2011 vs 2012

Top Ten games TV campaigns: 2011 vs 2012

Games and consoles TV advertising has experienced a 25 per cent year-on-year decline in activity from the start of 2012 to March 11th.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 2nd 2012 at 11:00AM in News
Sega to downsize, axe certain games

Sega to downsize, axe certain games

Sega is expecting a loss of £54m (¥7.1bn) as it restructures its US and European operations.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 30th 2012 at 11:10AM in News

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2011 REVIEW: Let's raise a glass to games

2011 REVIEW: Let's raise a glass to games

There’s no end to the list of adversities the games industry had to fend off in the last 12 months to ensure a prosperous 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 30th 2011 at 1:00PM in News
Angry Birds rules the roost on the Apple App Store

Angry Birds rules the roost on the Apple App Store

At this time every year, Apple releases 'Rewind', its annual year-end lists for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and apps.

Tim Green
by Tim Green
on Dec 9th 2011 at 11:38AM in News
3DS beats DS year one sales numbers

3DS beats DS year one sales numbers

Despite a troubled start to its life, Nintendo’s 3DS has after just eight months on the market beaten the year one sales numbers of its predecessor the DS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2011 at 2:46PM in News
Ten-year low for UK games retail

Ten-year low for UK games retail

Looters kicked the UK games retail market while it was down last week, as the sector posted its worst results in ten years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2011 at 9:11AM in News

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Asia growth sees Tesco profits rise

Asia growth sees Tesco profits rise

Retail powerhouse Tesco has reported a surge in profits for its financial year ending February 28th 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2011 at 11:41AM in News
Xbox 360 poised to overtake Wii

Xbox 360 poised to overtake Wii

Back in September 2010 Microsoft made the bold claim that "there's been a mid-generation leadership change" in the hardware market. Now it looks like it might just have been right.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2011 at 3:41PM in News
GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

The GAME Group has reported a total sales decline of 12.3 per cent for the 49 weeks ending January 8th in the UK and Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 8:16AM in News
EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

The switch from boxed to digital goods is going to happen far quicker than most of the industry has expected, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2011 at 10:23AM in News

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Quotes of the Year

Quotes of the Year

“Getting mad at Activision for this kind of thing is like getting mad at an ape for throwing faeces. It’s just how the beast communicates.”
Tim Schafer chips in on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Most Popular Stories of 2010 – Comments

Most Popular Stories of 2010 – Comments

For an online publisher the idea of letting your readers have their say is, to be brutally frank, a little scary. But sometimes it’s you, the reader, that very much ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 30th 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Bumper year for BioWare

Bumper year for BioWare

2011 will be a landmark 12 months for developer BioWare as it prepares three big titles for the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2010 at 12:45PM in News
2010 Review – October-December

2010 Review – October-December

The Q4 sales season arrives with huge performances from Black Ops and FIFA 11. There’s less good news for industry favourite Tim Langdell, however, whose legal tirade is finally ended.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2010 at 9:00AM in News
2010 Review – July-September

2010 Review – July-September

As ‘Antennagate’ rumbled on Apple responded with one of the most astonishing press releases ever released – not that any of it stopped the iPhone 4 outselling Microsoft’s Kin by ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2010 at 9:00AM in News
November’s 1m game shortfall

November’s 1m game shortfall

UK games retail sold 1m fewer games during November than it did during the same period in 2009, according to GfK Chart-Track data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2010 at 1:30PM in News
UKIE: A year to remember

UKIE: A year to remember

2010 will be remembered as a tough but successful year for the video game industry. It was the year that saw casual and online games played through social networks emerge ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2010 at 1:00PM in News
Take-Two achieves non-GTA profit

Take-Two achieves non-GTA profit

A long-term goal was finally achieved at the offices of publisher Take-Two last night - it was able to announce a year of overall profit without releasing a Grand Theft ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2010 at 8:19AM in News
Ubi plots 10-year plan for Assassin's Creed

Ubi plots 10-year plan for Assassin's Creed

As sales of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood lead the brand past the 20m sales milestone, Ubisoft wants to maintain the momentum behind the franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 1:04PM in News