Entries in 'International' (75)

International Insight: Germany

International Insight: Germany

As the games industry heads to Cologne for Gamescom, Timm Walter, senior manager at local industry body GAME, examines the struggle of Germany’s local market

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:02AM in News
22Cans is bringing Godus to China

22Cans is bringing Godus to China

Godus may have sparked controversy in its home territory, but that hasn’t stopped 22cans taking the title to new markets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:38PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Serbia

International Factfile 2015: Serbia

Despite its relative youth, Serbia’s games industry is quickly growing into an important presence on the worldwide stage.

on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:31AM in News
Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

The temporary lifting of the ban on video games console sales in China is to be made permanent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 9:19AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

Yo-Kai Watch dominates Japanese charts again as Busters sells almost 700,000

The latest video game craze in Japan is yet to run out of steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Football Manager Online kicking off in China

Football Manager Online kicking off in China

A free-to-play Chinese version of Sega’s Football Manager Online is in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:42AM in News

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International Insight: America

International Insight: America

It might be the land of the free, but is it the land of free-to-play? As the industry recovers from another huge E3 showing, SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen examines ...

on Jul 15th 2015 at 9:27AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Turkey

International Factfile 2015: Turkey

Turkey is a nation driven by the continuing success of digital and free-to-play games, despite controversy over one of the West’s biggest digital hits.

on Jul 14th 2015 at 9:10AM in News
Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

Fire Emblem clings on for a second top spot in Japan as Persona 4: Dancing All Night slips

The latest Fire Emblem title for 3DS has remained at the number spot in Japan, with returning Top Ten entry Splatoon seeing resilient sales figures.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: South Africa

International Factfile 2015: South Africa

South Africa’s games industry is increasingly dominated by digital titles from other countries – but, despite this, the local market is growing.

on Jul 6th 2015 at 9:56AM in News

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Chinese PS4 and Xbox One sales are 'disappointing', report says

Chinese PS4 and Xbox One sales are 'disappointing', report says

Next-gen console fever has yet to infect Chinese gamers, it seems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Euro devs increasingly opting for PC over mobile, report claims

Euro devs increasingly opting for PC over mobile, report claims

European developers are increasingly developing games for PC rather than mobile, according to a new survey.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Australia has banned 220 games in the last four months

Over four times as many games have been banned in Australia in the last four months as were banned in the entirety of the period between 1994-2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:51AM in News
Apple removing App Store games that display Confederate flags

Apple removing App Store games that display Confederate flags

America’s mixed feelings on its relationship with the Confederate flag has led to a controversial decision from Apple to pull many games that contain it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2015 at 11:59AM in News

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Fallout Shelter topped the App Store charts in 48 countries

Fallout Shelter topped the App Store charts in 48 countries

And we wonder why companies are increasingly shying away from the triple-A game space…

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2015 at 3:13PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Luxembourg

International Factfile 2015: Luxembourg

Despite being one of the smallest countries in Europe, Luxembourg plays a big part in the global games industry.

on Jun 19th 2015 at 3:54PM in News
The PS4 is finally going to be cheaper in Brazil

The PS4 is finally going to be cheaper in Brazil

Sony plans to slash the high cost of the PS4 in Brazil by partnering with a local manufacturer to build consoles for the region.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 19th 2015 at 12:04PM in News
International Factfile 2015: United States

International Factfile 2015: United States

More than 150 million Americans now play video games, according to national trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). 

on Jun 12th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

It seems that Nintendo’s latest shooter still has legs (tentacles?) in Japan, as it outdoes a slew of new releases to remain top of the retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 10th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: New Zealand

International Factfile 2015: New Zealand

The New Zealand games industry is on the rise, growing 18 per cent year-on-year in 2014. 

on Jun 10th 2015 at 9:36AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Russia

International Factfile 2015: Russia

Russia is one of the biggest markets for video games in the world, and is even overcoming its long-held issue with piracy.

on Jun 8th 2015 at 1:12PM in News
Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Norway

International Factfile 2015: Norway

Norway may have a limited local games market, but investment in the industry is paving the way for growth.

on May 27th 2015 at 12:15PM in News