Entries in 'downloads' (168)

425m paid Tetris downloads and counting on mobile

425m paid Tetris downloads and counting on mobile

Tetris has amassed more than 425 million paid mobile downloads, more than the combined sales of boxed software.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
EA expects console full game digital download growth

EA expects console full game digital download growth

Full game digital downloads on PS4 and Xbox One are a sector that is of particular interest for EA, the publisher has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 1:52PM in News
DayZ alpha racks up 400,000 week one sales

DayZ alpha racks up 400,000 week one sales

The makers of the hugely successful standalone version of DayZ on Steam have revealed some impressive sales numbers for the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 2:24PM in News

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Candy Crush Saga tops 500m downloads

Candy Crush Saga tops 500m downloads

Candy Crush Saga today celebrates its first anniversary with an impressive milestone.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 15th 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Xbox One game downloads will fill up the hard drive pretty quick

Xbox One game downloads will fill up the hard drive pretty quick

The additional graphical flourish that will accompany next-gen games will result in another fundamental change – filesizes are set to explode.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2013 at 10:58AM in News
FIFA 14 notches up 26m mobile downloads

FIFA 14 notches up 26m mobile downloads

The iOS and Android release for FIFA 14 has been downloaded over 26m times, EA has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 1:35PM in News
HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

Apple has asked HMV to remove its new music downloading app from the iOS App Store – and the retailer has said no.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2013 at 3:20PM in News

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PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

A new PS3 firmware update has extended the ability to enable automatic downloads to non-subscribers of PlayStation Plus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Despicable Me: Minion Rush hits 100m smartphone downloads

Despicable Me: Minion Rush hits 100m smartphone downloads

And to think you thought the movie game tie-in as dead!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2013 at 1:18PM in News
Smartphone app can remotely turn on PS4s for downloads

Smartphone app can remotely turn on PS4s for downloads

Sony's president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed an interesting bit of functionality for PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:37PM in News
Origin introduces full refunds for EA games

Origin introduces full refunds for EA games

Electronic Arts' downloads store Origin will now allow customers to request full refunds if they're not satisfied with one of the publisher's games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 20th 2013 at 10:29AM in News

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Xbox SmartGlass racks up over 17m downloads

Xbox SmartGlass racks up over 17m downloads

Microsoft’s touch screen entertainment app, Xbox SmartGlass, has now been downloaded over 17 million times since its launch in October 2012.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 5:22PM in News
Killer Instinct's limited character roster suited to the modern gamer, MS says

Killer Instinct's limited character roster suited to the modern gamer, MS says

Free-to-play Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct won’t have an expansive character roster. And rightly so, argues Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 11:51AM in News
GAME beats Steam in MCV's digital store survey

GAME beats Steam in MCV's digital store survey

Think Steam is the be all and end all of download games? Think again.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 6th 2013 at 10:24AM in News
Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2013 at 2:04PM in News

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Apple App Store serves up its 50 billionth download

Apple App Store serves up its 50 billionth download

The 50 billionth app has been downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2013 at 9:35AM in News
Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download retailers have their doubts over a UK bill that will allow consumers to return ‘faulty’ digital content.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 16th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Amazon UK download plans 'a mystery'

Amazon UK download plans 'a mystery'

Publishers are in the dark over Amazon’s UK?PC download store.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 3rd 2013 at 10:28AM in News
$10,000 App Store gift card up for grabs as Apple approaches 50bn app downloads

$10,000 App Store gift card up for grabs as Apple approaches 50bn app downloads

Apple’s App Store is on the verge of delivering its fifty billionth download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2013 at 9:55AM in News
SimCity sales reach 1.1m copies, breaks Origin records

SimCity sales reach 1.1m copies, breaks Origin records

EA’s controversial city-simulator SimCity has passed the 1m unit sales mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2013 at 10:12AM in News
Real Racing 3 smashes series' download records

Real Racing 3 smashes series' download records

One of the great things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. But one of the bad things about the internet is that it gives everyone a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 10:52AM in News
PS4 will offer "world's first" 4K movie download service

PS4 will offer "world's first" 4K movie download service

Sony has revealed its first big non-gaming service for the PS4 – the world’s first 4K video service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2013 at 1:03PM in News
Draw Something tops 100m downloads

Draw Something tops 100m downloads

Zynga-onwed social game Draw Something has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 20th 2013 at 10:30AM in News
1m downloads and counting for Jetpack Joyride on PS3

1m downloads and counting for Jetpack Joyride on PS3

Halfbrick has just sent word that over one million Playstation owners have now taken flight with Jetpack Joyride.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Feb 15th 2013 at 3:05PM in News