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Nintendo thinks Switch can match Wii sales

Nintendo thinks Switch can match Wii sales

The desire for households to own multiple Switch consoles could propel sales of Nintendo's new hardware to Wii-like levels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Job Simulator developer Owlchemy has said that It believes platform exclusivity should be avoided when possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 11:26AM in News
The Romans wins PlayStation UK PR contract

The Romans wins PlayStation UK PR contract

PlayStation UK has confirmed that PR company The Romans is its new comms agency.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Oculus is skipping E3 2017

Oculus is skipping E3 2017

UPDATE: MCV has since received the following statement from Oculus regarding its absence at this year's E3: “We will not have a booth at E3 - we’re focusing on the awesome ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Nintendo has said that Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the fastest ever game in the series in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Mario Dart 8 Deluxe claims Nintendo's first No.1 in six years

Mario Dart 8 Deluxe claims Nintendo's first No.1 in six years

Nintendo Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has raced to No.1 in the UK Top 40 on its first week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Wuppo

Wuppo heading to PS4 and Xbox One this summer

Soedesco has announced it's bringing 2D action adventure Wuppo to consoles later this year. The title was originally released on PC last September, but it will now arrive digitaly on ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 1st 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and 
more gamers get their geek on'

Insert Coin: 'We just want to help more and more gamers get their geek on'

The merchandise market is not just B2B business – Insert Coin designs and sells its merch directly to gamers and has proved more than once that it’s the top dog ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News

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MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

MCV's guide to the top merchandise firms and products

From indie outlets to worldwide distributors, we talk to the top merchandise firms in the industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 28th 2017 at 3:45PM in News
3DS

Nintendo renews commitment to 3DS after strong sales growth

Nintendo 3DS sales rose during the platform holder's last fiscal year, despite the handheld now being in its seventh year on sale, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors today

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 28th 2017 at 12:09PM in News
Joy-Con

Nintendo increasing Switch production to meet holiday demand

Nintendo is to increase Switch production in order to meet rising consumer demand as it approaches the holiday season, the platform holder has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:49AM in News
Anita Sarkeesian releases final Tropes vs Women episode

Anita Sarkeesian releases final Tropes vs Women episode

Five years on from its debut, the last episode of Tropes vs Women has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:06AM in News

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Digital market grows seven per cent in March

Digital market grows seven per cent in March

SuperData has said that the global digital video games market in March was up seven per cent year-on-year, reaching $8bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

It’s pretty tough to get a handle on Xbox performance nowadays, but Microsoft’s latest financials do reveal a few snippets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

Switch’s early success may continue to grab the headlines, but the enduring success of the PS4 continues to be the console sector’s crowning jewel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Nintendo announces the New 2DS XL

Nintendo announces the New 2DS XL

The 3DS is getting one last hurrah thanks to the surprise announcement of a new redesign for the handheld. Nintendo has announced the New 2DS XL, which returns to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 9:34AM in News

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Nintendo Switch

'Nintendo on the rebound,' says SuperData, but Switch needs 'second act' of content to maintain momentum

With the release of Nintendo's fiscal year earnings report this morning, we now know that Switch had a great first month on sale, hitting 2.74m units worldwide. However, SuperData's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 3:42PM in News
PS4

PS4 to hit 60m install base - SuperData

SuperData has estimated the PlayStation 4 will hit 60m units worldwide when Sony releases its fiscal year earnings report tomorrow, giving it almost double the number of sales as Microsoft's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 3:36PM in News
Jürgen Goeldner

Kalypso Media appoints Jürgen Goeldner as strategic advisor

Kalypso Media has appointed Square Enix's Jürgen Goeldner as its strategic advisor, the publisher has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 3:01PM in News
Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Echoes debuts at No.1 in Japan

The 3DS remake of Intelligent System's Fire Emblem Gaiden for the NES went straight to No.1 in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 2:52PM in News
Awesomenauts is becoming free-to-play

Awesomenauts is becoming free-to-play

Ronimo’s side-scrolling 2D MOBA Awesomenauts is making the transition to free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

The second expansion for Forza Horizon 3 offers a very different prospect to the game’s first DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Atlus softens Persona 5 streaming restrictions

Publisher Atlus has apologised for the over-zealous streaming restrictions that were imposed for RPG hit Persona 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Three Fields' Danger Zone looks like Burnout Crash Mode The Game

Three Fields' Danger Zone looks like Burnout Crash Mode The Game

It’s not quite the new Burnout so many have been calling for, but Danger Zone will certainly scratch that itch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch sales hit 2.74m worldwide

Nintendo sold over 2m Switch consoles worldwide in its first month on shelves, according to its latest fiscal year earnings report, hitting 2.74m units as of March 31st. That beats ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News