Entries in 'International' (38)

International Factfile 2015: Denmark

International Factfile 2015: Denmark

Market research firm Newzoo estimates that the Danish video games market generated $221.46 billion during 2014.

on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:49PM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Netherlands

International Factfile 2015: Netherlands

The Netherlands continues to host a flourishing games market, experiencing massive growth propelled by the strength of serious games and social titles.

on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Portugal

International Factfile 2015: Portugal

Portugal is a fast-growing European region for games, despite a recent withdrawal of games retail in the area.

on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:03PM in News

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PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
PS4 and Vita get second Chinese launch date

PS4 and Vita get second Chinese launch date

The nod has again been given for PS4 and PlayStation Vita to go on sale in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
International Factfile 2015: France

International Factfile 2015: France

France continues to experience a healthy games sector, bolstered by growth in physical retail and online.

on Mar 6th 2015 at 4:41PM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:50PM in News

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Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best selling game in Australia last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

The price of new video games appears to have been hiked in Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Belgium

International Factfile 2015: Belgium

Casual and online games continue to prosper in Belgium, as sluggish smartphone uptake limits the presence of mobile gaming in the region.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Iceland

International Factfile 2015: Iceland

Iceland is a thriving landscape for games, backed by strong government investment in the industry.

on Feb 26th 2015 at 2:31PM in News

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God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:01PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Japan

International Factfile 2015: Japan

Japan continues to be one of the most lucrative games market in the world, despite the falling presence of console gaming in the region.

on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:55PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Mexico

International Factfile 2015: Mexico

Mexico now boasts the second-biggest games sector in the Latin American region, behind Brazil.

on Feb 6th 2015 at 2:30PM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Poland

International Factfile 2015: Poland

Despite Polish consumers spending more on games purchases than the rest of Eastern Europe, the country’s games retail industry remains afflicted by rampant piracy.

on Jan 30th 2015 at 4:19PM in News
China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

China to greenlight nationwide console sales after Shanghai trial success

The sale of games consoles is to be rolled out across the whole of China, it is claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Spain

International Factfile 2015: Spain

The Spanish market is one of the largest in Europe.

on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony has detailed plans to close all of its Canadian retail stores within the next two months.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 5:11AM in News
Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

The antitrust regulators investigating Amazon’s tax agreements with Luxembourg believe the decade-long arrangement may be incompatible with free market rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

The co-creator of Hotline Miami 2 has told Australian fans to bypass their country’s banning of the game by pirating it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
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