Entries in 'International' (63)

TERRITORY REPORT: Southern Europe

TERRITORY REPORT: Southern Europe

Southern Europe has some of the most valuable gaming markets on the continent.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 14th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

Japanese hardware market up 179.1% as PS4 arrives

The games console hardware market enjoyed a sharp year-on-year increase in Japan thanks to the launch of PS4, Famitsu has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 12:08PM in News
German and Austrian delay for South Park: The Stick of Truth

German and Austrian delay for South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth will miss its March 7th release date in Germany and Austria.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 11:22AM in News
'PS4 defied expectations in Japan'

'PS4 defied expectations in Japan'

PS4 launched in Japan, but just how big was it? Marketing and consulting chief Ricky Tanimoto of video game giant Famitsu and Enterbrain explains all to MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 10:49AM in News

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EC questions use of 'free' in 'free-to-play'

EC questions use of 'free' in 'free-to-play'

The ability to advertise free-to-play titles as ‘free’ is under threat thanks to a new European Commission initiative.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2014 at 9:40AM in News
Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Wii U finally overtakes Xbox 360 in Japan

Almost 15 months after it was released in the territory, Nintendo’s Wii U has finally overtaken Xbox 360 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Around the World with MCV: Your free international games guide

Around the World with MCV: Your free international games guide

This year’s guide to the international games market is now available to download.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 18th 2013 at 5:11PM in News

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Cyprus

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Cyprus

Cyprus was hit hard by the Eurocrisis, and this has hurt the region’s video games market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 15th 2013 at 5:00PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Luxembourg

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Luxembourg

Tastes in Luxembourg match those in the UK and popular games in the region currently include blockbusters like FIFA 13 and Call of Duty.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on May 7th 2013 at 2:30PM in News
International Factfile: Romania

International Factfile: Romania

With only a handful of retailers and one major distributor, the Romanian games market is a small one.

on Mar 27th 2013 at 3:00PM in News
International Factfile: UAE

International Factfile: UAE

The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest regions in the Middle East, and one that is home to a promising video games market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 2:45PM in News

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International Factfile: Portugal

International Factfile: Portugal

The emerging market of Portugal is more developed than others in its category.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 20th 2013 at 11:30AM in News
International Factfile: Iran

International Factfile: Iran

The heavily populated Middle Eastern nation of Iran has a much higher proportion of younger consumers, with around half of Iranians younger than 35.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 13th 2013 at 11:44AM in News
International Factfile: Egypt

International Factfile: Egypt

Egypt suffers from many of the same challenges as other markets in the region.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 27th 2013 at 2:15PM in News
International Factfile: Canada

International Factfile: Canada

Canada is one of the world’s biggest video games markets and it continues to grow.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 20th 2013 at 2:15PM in News

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Iwata: Fires warning shot to staff, intends to "revive momentum of overseas operations"

Iwata: Fires warning shot to staff, intends to "revive momentum of overseas operations"

Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata appears to have issued a thinly veiled warning to the company’s international management teams.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 11:38AM in News
Around the World with MCV: download your free international games guide

Around the World with MCV: download your free international games guide

A new free digital guide to international markets is available to download now.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 14th 2012 at 10:23AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Indonesia

There are close to 100 studios based in Indonesia, making the Asian nation a great source of development talent.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 13th 2012 at 4:55PM in News
How Assassin's Creed conquered the world

How Assassin's Creed conquered the world

Most major games arrive in the UK with a bang: often a star-studded launch party, some form of high-profile PR stunt and a slew of midnight openings.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 6th 2012 at 1:10PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Slovakia

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Slovakia

Slovakia is a small country by European standards.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 9th 2012 at 2:30PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Switzerland

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Switzerland

The Swiss market is one that has remained relatively stable despite the economic pressures Europe faces.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 12th 2012 at 3:00PM in News
The South Korean market in focus

The South Korean market in focus

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Korea, partner country of this year’s Gamescom, is home to a market that is wildly different to that of the UK.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 15th 2012 at 2:30PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Brazil

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Brazil

Brazil is one of the most promising markets in South America.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 8th 2012 at 11:43AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Bulgaria

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s video games market dates back to some of the earliest consoles, with local retailer and distributor Transfer Group starting out in 1990.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 1st 2012 at 10:38AM in News