Entries in 'boxed' (109)

Software Sales Monitor: Market soars to £53.8m

Software Sales Monitor: Market soars to £53.8m

The market value leaped 94 per cent week-on-week to £53.8m following FIFA 12's release – the biggest week for games retail so far this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 7th 2011 at 9:51AM in News
New, boxed games lose out in US market

New, boxed games lose out in US market

NPD’s Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report has claimed new, boxed game sales in the US accounted for the minority of the market in Q2 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 2:45PM in News
THQ opens online store

THQ opens online store

Publisher THQ has opened an online store on its official website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 9:51AM in News
THQ: Transition from boxed to digital is underway

THQ: Transition from boxed to digital is underway

Cloud gaming will prove a positive development for consumers, publishers and developers, THQ CEO Brian Farrell has told an audience at the Cloud Gaming USA conference in San Jose.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2011 at 2:34PM in News

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Experts says digital will pass discs in two years

Experts says digital will pass discs in two years

Sales of online games are expected to pass physical retail from 2013, an analyst at DFC Intelligence has claimed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 8th 2011 at 11:23AM in News
Origin is selling Valve games

Origin is selling Valve games

Many of EA’s titles may remain unavailable on Valve’s Steam network. But right now US gamers can buy three different Valve titles on EA’s Origin download service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2011 at 3:57PM in News
UK software sales monitor: Market makes £11.5m

UK software sales monitor: Market makes £11.5m

The weekly entertainment UK software value rose to £11.5m, up slightly from the £11.2m generated from game sales last week.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 4th 2011 at 6:11PM in News
New EA scheme lets gamers download FIFA 12 before it hits shelves

New EA scheme lets gamers download FIFA 12 before it hits shelves

Consumers will be able to download FIFA 12 days before the game hits store shelves, EA Sports has confirmed.

on Aug 2nd 2011 at 2:53PM in News

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Resident Evil remakes get retail release

Resident Evil remakes get retail release

Capcom has confirmed that its upcoming Resident Evil remakes RE4 and Code Veronica X will get a retail release alongside their digital releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2011 at 10:45AM in News
7sixty goes digital with SouthPeak

7sixty goes digital with SouthPeak

SouthPeak Interactive has teamed up with a new publishing label to drive its digital business forward.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 12th 2011 at 10:45AM in News
Pre-owned and digital games catching new boxed releases

Pre-owned and digital games catching new boxed releases

NPD’s Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report has revealed that the US games market is quickly approaching the point where new, boxed video games sales are no longer the primary ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 2:47PM in News
Super Meat Boy hits retail next month

Super Meat Boy hits retail next month

Cult download hit Super Meat Boy will arrive in the form of two UK retail special editions on August 26th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 1:13PM in News

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Portal 2 passes 3m sales

Portal 2 passes 3m sales

Valve's recent release and critical hit Portal 2 has now sold in excess of 3m copies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2011 at 10:19AM in News
Jurassic Park to go up against Q4 blockbusters

Jurassic Park to go up against Q4 blockbusters

Prehistoric monsters will be competing with some of the biggest names in games this Q4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 30th 2011 at 12:00PM in News
GAME selling Portal 2 today

GAME selling Portal 2 today

UK retailer GAME has put the PC version of EA-published Valve title Portal 2 on sale today, a day ahead of its official release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2011 at 11:42AM in News
German Monkey business bodes well for UK

German Monkey business bodes well for UK


The boxed edition of Tales of Monkey Island has taken Germany by storm, and publisher Lace Mamba Global hopes to repeat the success in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2011 at 2:43PM in News

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Only triple-A NGP games will appear on High Street

Only triple-A NGP games will appear on High Street

Sony’s pursuit of high-end handheld gaming content will keep retail in the mix – but not every game made for NGP will make it to the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2011 at 8:12AM in News
GAME: Boxed and digital are not separate

GAME: Boxed and digital are not separate

"It's misleading to think of boxed product and digital sales as separate." That's the claim of GAME Group CEO Ian Shpeherd who today highlighted the retailer's intention to further leverage ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2011 at 2:18PM in News
PopCap console games head to retail

PopCap console games head to retail

Some of PopCap’s most popular casual games are making their way to UK retailers thanks to Mastertronic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
Back to the Future retail-bound

Back to the Future retail-bound

Game revamps of Back to the Future and Jurassic Park may be download-only for now, but retail will get a look in eventually.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2011 at 2:51PM in News
Mass Effect 2 gets day one PSN release

Mass Effect 2 gets day one PSN release

Triple-A RPG sequel Mass Effect 2 is to break with traditional retail models by releasing both at retail and online simultaneously next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 9:29AM in News
Developer Relentless quits retail

Developer Relentless quits retail

UK independent studio Relentless will step away from the retail games market and has ended its exclusivity agreement with Sony, the group’s co-founder has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2011 at 1:04PM in News
More on-demand retail hits due for PSN

More on-demand retail hits due for PSN

Sony plans to expand the range of retail titles that are available to download on the PlayStation Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
Cataclysm shatters PC sales records

Cataclysm shatters PC sales records

PC MMO title World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sold 3.3m copies in its first 24 hours on sale, developer Blizzard has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 13th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
EA claims 40/60 digital/boxed split

EA claims 40/60 digital/boxed split

Publisher EA has pledged a big drive toward emerging digital markets – a strategy in direct contrast to rival Activision, which just yesterday pledged to exact opposite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2010 at 10:00AM in News