Entries in 'america' (63)

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
White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

Both officials speaking for the White House and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have lashed out at Apple over its refusal to comply with FBI security requests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2016 at 10:38AM in News
US games industry was up 5% in 2015

US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:39AM in News

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PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

NPD data has shown yet another monthly sales victory for the PS4 in America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
International Insight: America

International Insight: America

It might be the land of the free, but is it the land of free-to-play? As the industry recovers from another huge E3 showing, SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen examines ...

on Jul 15th 2015 at 9:27AM in News
International Factfile 2015: United States

International Factfile 2015: United States

More than 150 million Americans now play video games, according to national trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). 

on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Xbox One triumphs over PS4 in April in America

Xbox One triumphs over PS4 in April in America

The Xbox One outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US last month, according to data firm NPD’s monthly games and console report.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 15th 2015 at 10:55AM in News

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Nintendo tops US hardware and software charts

Nintendo tops US hardware and software charts

PS4 may have again beaten Xbox One in the monthly US hardware charts in February, but it was Nintendo that emerged as the month’s surprise winner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 8:38AM in News
US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

Nintendo says it could have sold more New 3DS XL units in the US were it not for an ongoing labour dispute that is disrupting West Coast shipping.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:16PM in News
America's New 3DS snub was designed to make things 'clear for consumers'

America's New 3DS snub was designed to make things 'clear for consumers'

Nintendo of America’s senior marketing and licensing manager Damon Baker has explained the decision not to release the standard New 3DS in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 12:27PM in News
Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch's Western invasion

Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch's Western invasion

One of Japan’s most popular video game series is to give it a go in the West with the release of a toy line in Europe and the US in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Microsoft reinstates Xbox One's US Christmas price drop

Xbox One will as of today once again cost $349 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US throughout December 2014, the platform holder has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:04AM in News
NIS America: 'We want to be the big fish in the small pond'

NIS America: 'We want to be the big fish in the small pond'

NIS America is easily one of the biggest names in niche gaming.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
PS4 outsells Xbox One for eighth consecutive month in US

PS4 outsells Xbox One for eighth consecutive month in US

There’s no sign of Xbox One closing the gap on PS4 in the US next-gen console sales race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:28AM in News

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UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

From Software’s gothic action RPG Bloodborne has been dated for PS4 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Gumi opens four new Western studios

Gumi opens four new Western studios

Japanese mobile gaming developer and publisher Gumi has opened four new studios in Europe and the US.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:34AM in News
VIDEO: PlayStation Now open beta kicking off in the US today

VIDEO: PlayStation Now open beta kicking off in the US today

Sony's streaming games service PlayStation Now will enter a period of open beta in the US and Canada later today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2014 at 10:36AM in News
LittleBigPlanet 3 gets release date in America

LittleBigPlanet 3 gets release date in America

Sony has announced that its latest LittleBigPlanet game is to hit stores on November 18th in America.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 30th 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Last of Us: Remastered still censored on PS4; No upgrade discount for PS3 owners

Last of Us: Remastered still censored on PS4; No upgrade discount for PS3 owners

The multiplayer component of The Last of Us: Remastered will have the same content alterations in Europe as seen in the PS3 version.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 4:38PM in News
Vita IS a triple-A machine in Japan but Western future remain unclear, Sony says

Vita IS a triple-A machine in Japan but Western future remain unclear, Sony says

Sony is confident about the Vita’s future prospects in Japan, but is less certain about its place in the Western market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2014 at 1:47PM in News
US Vita supplies are running low

US Vita supplies are running low

It’s apparently quite hard to get hold of a PlayStation Vita in the US at the moment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 11:04AM in News
PlayStation Now beta hitting Sony TVs next week

PlayStation Now beta hitting Sony TVs next week

Some Sony TVs will next week begin offering direct access to the PlayStation Now beta.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 12:52PM in News
Wii U wasn't the only console to gain US sales last month as Vita sales rocket

Wii U wasn't the only console to gain US sales last month as Vita sales rocket

Both Nintendo’s Wii U and Sony’s PlayStation Vita boasted impressive sales gains in the US last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 11:41AM in News