Entries in 'International' (63)

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Iran

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Iran

Iran’s population is close to 80m people and in 2010 50 per cent of those were under 35, according to local distributor Doostan Co.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2012 at 12:49PM in News
$99 subscription Xbox could come to the UK

$99 subscription Xbox could come to the UK

Microsoft’s $99 subscription Xbox 360 trial could be coming to the UK and Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2012 at 11:52AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Canada

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Canada

In terms of employee numbers, Canada is home to the third biggest video game industry in the world. 16,000 people are employed by games firms across 348 companies, according to ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2012 at 10:40AM in News
Gamescom: We're only show with '360-degree coverage' of games

Gamescom: We're only show with '360-degree coverage' of games

Gamescom 2012 will offer ‘360 degree’ coverage of the established and emerging games industry, organiser Koelnmesse has said at its International Press Conference this afternoon.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jun 28th 2012 at 2:55PM in News

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Ireland

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Ireland

Like the UK, the Irish games retail market took a hit with the fall of GAME.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 31st 2012 at 11:30AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Saudi Arabia

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is home to a video game market that continues to offer new opportunities. 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 16th 2012 at 2:15PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: India

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: India

According to the FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2012, the Indian games business was valued at 13bn Rupees ($259m) in 2011 – up 30 per cent.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 8th 2012 at 11:23AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Russia

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, and as a result, there’s plenty of room for a variety of retailers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 2nd 2012 at 10:16AM in News

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Portugal

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Portugal

Believe it or not, Portugal is classed as an emerging market – but that certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the region seriously.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 17th 2012 at 11:51AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Germany

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Germany

Germany is a crucial European market for publishers. Sales in the region generated a cool €2bn in 2011, according to research from German games trade body BIU.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 3rd 2012 at 11:30AM in News
Australia & New Zealand: At A Glance

Australia & New Zealand: At A Glance

Australia and New Zealand have fared well in the global recession, due in part to our proximity to Asia and relative economic isolation from the US. 

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 27th 2012 at 2:15PM in News
TERRITORY REPORT: Australia & New Zealand

TERRITORY REPORT: Australia & New Zealand

Video games retail in the Pacific region is not unlike that of Europe. 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 27th 2012 at 2:15PM in News

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: France

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: France

France is one of the biggest gaming markets in Europe, and one still dominated by boxed sales.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 27th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
GameStop "expects to open stores opportunistically"

GameStop "expects to open stores opportunistically"

Retail giant GameStop has said it “expects to open international stores opportunistically while keeping square footage flat”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2012 at 12:51PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Italy

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Italy

The Italian video games market was worth $1.09bn in 2011, and more than half of this was generated by software sales.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 20th 2012 at 1:16PM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Poland

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Poland

Poland’s games market enjoyed impressive growth last year. 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 13th 2012 at 10:45AM in News

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Iceland

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Iceland

Iceland is only 40,000 square miles in size, and its population – and therefore its retail landscape – is even more consolidated.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 6th 2012 at 9:44AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Denmark

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Denmark

The southernmost Nordic nation is home to a strong retail market, where games are sold in everything from specialists and hypermarts to bookstores and indie music chains.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 28th 2012 at 11:30AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Finland

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Finland

Like its fellow Scandinavian nations, Finland is a big country. It has a population of 5.4m spread around a large geographical area.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 21st 2012 at 11:45AM in News
INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Sweden

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Sweden

Sweden has the largest games market in the Nordic region, and as a result a strong presence from the world’s biggest games companies.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 16th 2012 at 11:30AM in News
GAME sets international bid deadline

GAME sets international bid deadline

Potential suitors have until Friday to register their interest for the possible acquisition of GAME’s overseas business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2012 at 10:36AM in News
OG wins court battle

OG wins court battle

A Californian court has blocked Ubisoft’s request for a temporary restraining order on Get Up and Dance.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 6th 2011 at 12:55PM in News
International gamers finally have CEX

International gamers finally have CEX

Second-hand specialist CEX is on the rise, opening new shops in the UK and across the world.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 8:26AM in News
Hirai: ‘If it’s right for Japan it’s probably not right for the rest of the world’

Hirai: ‘If it’s right for Japan it’s probably not right for the rest of the world’

Though a big part in the resurgence of PS3 has been the launch of the Slim and the drop in price, SCE president and CEO Kaz Hirai has told MCV ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2010 at 2:50PM in News
17 new countries getting iPhone 4

17 new countries getting iPhone 4

Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 4 will be launched in 17 new countries this Friday, July 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 3:58PM in News