Entries in 'market' (293)

Sony's foray into VR is 'a bad idea', Pachter says

Sony's foray into VR is 'a bad idea', Pachter says

While there is some money to be made from virtual reality, Sony is wasting its time on the technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 2:44PM in News
PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PS4 passes 400k sales in Japan, pips Vita in charts

PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling games console in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2014 at 1:00PM 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
Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Google Play and iOS games accounted for 75 per cent of app store spending last year.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 26th 2014 at 1:15PM in News

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Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:12PM in News
Just Cause dev warns of market's triple-A sickness

Just Cause dev warns of market's triple-A sickness

Christofer Sundberg, the creator of the Just Cause series, has said that triple-A game development has failed to evolve alongside technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Nintendo's decline 'could be detrimental to the market', Sony says

Nintendo's decline 'could be detrimental to the market', Sony says

Any declines suffered by Nintendo will come at a cost for the wider market unless platform holders act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 2:59PM in News
App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News

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GAME ups entertainment market share

GAME ups entertainment market share

Retailer GAME increased its share of the UK entertainment market by 2.3 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending December 22nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
China to police any new console market

China to police any new console market

The sale of games consoles may have green lit in China, but the market will still be heavily regulated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2014 at 3:15PM in News
F2P: The state of free-to-play

F2P: The state of free-to-play

Jagex is one of the oldest names in free-to-play games, having launched RuneScape in 2001.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:40PM in News
UK games market returns to growth in September

UK games market returns to growth in September

5.17m boxed games were sold in the UK last month, as the games industry returned to growth for the first time in years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:17PM in News

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ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses whether the next generation of consoles has what it takes to restore the games industry...

on Oct 2nd 2013 at 2:19PM in News
Who is playing Euro Truck Simulator?

Who is playing Euro Truck Simulator?

Utility Vehicle Simulator. Chemical Spillage Simulation. Street Cleaning Simulator.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 27th 2013 at 12:28PM in News
OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

There’s much excitement online this week as Valve detailed more of its battleplan to get Steam a space in the living room.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 27th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
Why is mobile gaming such a success?

Why is mobile gaming such a success?

Over 133 new studios opened within the UK in the last 18 months. 80 per cent of these are working on games for Apple’s iOS platform, and over 70 for ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:18PM in News

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Next-gen consoles will help give AMD an "advantage" on PC

Next-gen consoles will help give AMD an "advantage" on PC

AMD’s success in securing rights to produce the innards for both Xbox One and PS4 has placed it in pole position to take control of the PC games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2013 at 1:18PM in News
Steam growth continues despite PC decline

Steam growth continues despite PC decline

The decline in PCs is not having any detrimental effect on Steam, which according to owner Valve continues to post impressive growth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2013 at 12:30PM in News
Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Futuresource Consulting has predicted that PS4 will enjoy a decent sales advantage over Xbox One over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 10:02AM in News
NPD: US digital games spending up, but not enough to offset physical decline

NPD: US digital games spending up, but not enough to offset physical decline

Digital full game downloads and DLC spending grew 27 per cent in the US games market during Q2 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2013 at 12:12PM in News
Sony: Vita was designed for a different world, but changes are afoot

Sony: Vita was designed for a different world, but changes are afoot

The PlayStation Vita was designed for a market where smartphones, tablets and freemium games were not the driving force.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2013 at 12:09PM in News
'We'll help UK firms crack the Middle East'

'We'll help UK firms crack the Middle East'

Distributor Al Futtaim wants to help publishers cash in on the growing Middle East games market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2013 at 12:34PM in News
MCV India calls for dedicated regional video games trade body

MCV India calls for dedicated regional video games trade body

The Indian games industry is one of the world’s future powerhouses – and now is the time to form a trade body to support it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2013 at 11:17AM in News
XBLA title State of Decay matches the UK's ENTIRE physical market in one week

XBLA title State of Decay matches the UK's ENTIRE physical market in one week

275,000 physical games were sold in the UK last week. Xbox Live title State of Decay sold 250,000 units in two days in the same week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2013 at 10:38AM in News
Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

The US video games market has ceased its decline, according to the latest numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 12:48PM in News