Entries in 'International' (120)

Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology top Japanese charts despite fall in 3DS sales

Atlus' time-travelling RPG Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS has gone straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, ending the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Tencent introduces playtime restrictions for Honour of Kings

Chinese game giant Tencent has responded to criticism about the alleged addictive nature of its mobile hit Honour of Kings by limiting the amount of time that can be spent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
Economic study links video games to US labour decline

Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

King criticised for cancellation of Gaming Ladies event

Candy Crush Saga maker King has been criticised by Vlamber boss Rami Ismail for its decision to withdraw support for for a woman-only games event in Barcelona.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News

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China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

China extends its lead as world's largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

PlayersXpo unveils Ireland's biggest ever gaming event

Independent News & Media has announced a brand new video games expo for Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

After two successive months as the best selling console hardware in the US, Nintendo Switch has slipped back behind the PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claims fifth No.1 in Japanese weekly charts

After a relatively quiet week at Japanese retail, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back at the top of Japan's weekly charts, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 16th 2017 at 12:10PM in News

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Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Yes, there's a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn't an announcement you were expecting this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 9th 2017 at 2:15PM in News
Ys VIII

PS4 sales rise 17% in Japan after Falcom's Ys VIII dethrones Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has finally been knocked off the top spot in Japan by Falcom's Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the PS4, according to the latest data from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 1st 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beats Breath of the Wild as best-selling Switch game in Japan

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now surpassed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the best-selling Switch title in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 25th 2017 at 12:14PM in News

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Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD's monthly report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe approaches 400k units in Japan with third week at No.1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed its third week at No.1 in the Japanese software charts last week, after selling another 30,745 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. This ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 18th 2017 at 1:58PM in News
Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Nintendo has announced it sold over 280,000 Switch units in the US last month, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in April according to new figures from NPD. This ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 2:53PM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe holds No.1 in Japan, reaching 366k in two weeks

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe held its No.1 spot on the Japanese charts last week, shifting another 86,313 units during its second week on sale. Nintendo's revamped racer sold an astonishing ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 11th 2017 at 2:35PM in News

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Nintendo has said that Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the fastest ever game in the series in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Fire Emblem Echoes

Fire Emblem Echoes debuts at No.1 in Japan

The 3DS remake of Intelligent System's Fire Emblem Gaiden for the NES went straight to No.1 in Japan last week, according to the latest figures from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 27th 2017 at 2:52PM in News
Russia's Mail.Ru launches $100m gaming division

Russia's Mail.Ru launches $100m gaming division

One of Russia’s leading internet companies is making a bigger move into video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 11:16AM in News
Ubisoft teams up with Tencent for China-focused Might & Magic game

Ubisoft teams up with Tencent for China-focused Might & Magic game

French publisher Ubisoft has joined forces with the biggest game company in the world to launch a new game designed specifically for China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

US gamers are finally able to buy the PS4 Slim with 1TB of internal storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
Monster Hunter XX

Monster Hunter XX claims third No.1 in Japan

Monster Hunter XX claimed its third No.1 in Japan last week, shifting another 121,847 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Sales dropped 52 per cent last week, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 11:41AM in News
Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX has sold another 255,748 copies last week in Japan and topped Famitsu’s charts for the second consecutive week despite sales decreasing 74 per cent. Having shifted ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News
Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

The combined revenue of the world’s largest 25 video games companies hit $70.4bn in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 4:00PM in News