Entries in 'Distribution' (134)

Miyamoto questions digital distribution

Miyamoto questions digital distribution

Nintendo’s boss of development and games industry legend Shigeru Miyamoto has questioned the belief that a digital-only future for games retail is inevitable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 10:38AM in News
Dev slams ‘lack of digital transparency’

Dev slams ‘lack of digital transparency’

UK-based indie dev Doublesix has launched criticisms against the widespread secrecy surrounding digital sales data, claiming that the the “lack of transparency” is ultimately hurting the industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2009 at 3:13PM in News
Digital distribution’s biggest week?

Digital distribution’s biggest week?

It’s time to dispel the notion that the rise to prominence of digital distribution is still several years off – a rare set of concrete sales numbers for EA’s recently ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2009 at 5:41PM in News
PC downloads worth $1bn in 2009

PC downloads worth $1bn in 2009

The value of the PC digital distribution will comfortably sail past the $1bn barrier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2009 at 6:16PM in News

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Perry predicts death of physical media

Perry predicts death of physical media

Physical media is at the sunset of its lifespan. Eventually, all games will be based online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2009 at 11:42AM in News
Antigrav aims for new retailers

Antigrav aims for new retailers

Specialist distributor Antigrav is targeting new and non-traditional retailers in order to drive the company’s growth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2009 at 3:33PM in News
Playlogic launches new digital platform

Playlogic launches new digital platform

Dutch publisher Playlogic has launched a brand new digital distribution portal named Gamessence.com, a move that the firm believes will aid its quest to become “one of the world’s leading ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2009 at 11:58AM in News
No plans to sell new releases on Xbox Live

No plans to sell new releases on Xbox Live

Microsoft has stated that new release titles will not be sold on its upcoming Xbox 360 games on demand service – for now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2009 at 3:45PM in News

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Tiger to drive EA online

Tiger to drive EA online

A somewhat vague story on The Wall Street Journal claims that EA will use its upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 to push its console digital distribution ambitions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2009 at 10:53AM in News
Koei scores exclusive Nippon Ichi deal

Koei scores exclusive Nippon Ichi deal

Cult RPG developer Nippon Ichi has signed a deal with publisher Koei that gives the company the exclusive rights to distribute its titles in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2009 at 11:37AM in News
Retail finally enters console downloads space

Retail finally enters console downloads space

The North American arm of online retailer Amazon has begun selling Xbox Live Arcade games via its portal in the form of purchasable Xbox Live codes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2009 at 4:56PM in News
Centresoft signs Nordic Games distribution deal

Centresoft signs Nordic Games distribution deal

Centresoft has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Nordic Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2009 at 11:59AM in News

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Young joins expanding Creative from EUK

Young joins expanding Creative from EUK

Rising UK games outfit Creative Distribution has secured the services of former EUK sales manager Kevin Young, as it announces a move to brand new premises ten times the size ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2009 at 1:12PM in News
London conference to focus on digital distribution

London conference to focus on digital distribution

Game downloads, online networks and the future of retail will be the focus of the ELSPA-backed London Games Conference this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2009 at 6:36PM in News
Sony aiming for simultaneous digital PSP releases

Sony aiming for simultaneous digital PSP releases

The head of PlayStation marketing at Sony America, John Koller, has stated that Sony would ideally like to see simultaneous digital versions of its PSP titles released alongside their retail ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 3:12PM in News
Capcom: Downloads more important than retail for PC

Capcom: Downloads more important than retail for PC

Japanese publisher Capcom has stated that it now believes that digital distribution is more important to the PC market that traditional High Street retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2009 at 3:09PM in News

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Music Box Leisure to be "EUK successor"

Music Box Leisure to be "EUK successor"

Music Box Leisure is on the prowl for new retail accounts – as Morrisons appoints the firm its long-term exclusive distribution partner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2009 at 11:30AM in News
Gem celebrates 25 years of success

Gem celebrates 25 years of success

Distributor Gem is celebrating its 25th year at the heart of the UK PC and video games trade, a timeline which spans numerous key milestones and is almost as long ...
Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 28th 2009 at 1:41PM in News
AUSTRALIA: Konami solidifies distribution ties

AUSTRALIA: Konami solidifies distribution ties

Konami has told MCV of the turbulence in the Australian games distribution sector and “challenging economic times” following the recent news that distributor Red Ant has been placed into administration ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2009 at 1:03PM in News
THQ’s IceStorm ready to pick up Red Ant slack

THQ’s IceStorm ready to pick up Red Ant slack

Martin Good, the senior vice president of Australian distributor THQ Asia Pacific, has told MCV that has firm is ready to make the most of any opportunities that arise in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2009 at 9:55AM in News
Publishers confident despite Red Ant collapse

Publishers confident despite Red Ant collapse

Following the news that leading Australian games distributor Red Ant has been placed into administration, publishers have confirmed to MCV that they have already begun evaluating their options in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2009 at 4:55PM in News
RETAIL GUIDE: UK distributors’ Xmas opening times

RETAIL GUIDE: UK distributors’ Xmas opening times

It's that time of year - and retailers need to know the last dates they can get in touch with the UK's leading distributors.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 18th 2008 at 12:33PM in News
Entain8 brings expansion plans forward to 'rescue industry'

Entain8 brings expansion plans forward to 'rescue industry'

Entain8, a UK based sales and distribution company included in the Alten8 Media Group, has announced it will be bringing its previous expansion plans forward after the loss of EUK ...
James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 4th 2008 at 11:53AM in News
Sony DADC acquires Nordic distributor

Sony DADC acquires Nordic distributor

Sony DADC has acquired Entertainment Network Scandinavia.

by Lisa Foster
on Jul 9th 2008 at 1:05PM in News
Argos workers to go on strike

Argos workers to go on strike

UK retailer Argos has confirmed that staff at four of its major distribution centres are to stage a series of 24 hour strikes ¬– a move that is expected to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2008 at 12:29PM in News