Entries in 'market' (49)

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 10th 2015 at 8:46AM in News
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
PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PlayStation 4 has been the best-selling games console every month of the year to-date, Sony has told MCV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

The European Commission insists that its proposed Digital Single Market will open up the whole of Europe for games retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:34AM in News

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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
Gaming video content now makes $3.8bn, Twitch more prosperous than YouTube

Gaming video content now makes $3.8bn, Twitch more prosperous than YouTube

As the audience for gaming video content nears half a billion people, a new report has highlighted live streaming’s quick rise to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 9th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Two thirds of console games are digital-only

Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 11th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Israel

International Factfile 2015: Israel

Digital is thriving in Israel, with few specialist retail outlets present.

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:50AM in News

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International Factfile 2015: Ireland

International Factfile 2015: Ireland

According to research outlet McCormick AMS, Irish gamers spent €206m (£149.1m) on boxed video games in 2014.

on Apr 13th 2015 at 12:27PM in News
Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

The overall gaming hardware market reached $67bn in 2014, according to new data presented by analyst Jon Peddie Research.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 8:38AM in News
UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

MCV can today reveal that the UK video games market generated £3.944bn in consumer spending during 2014.

on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:45AM 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

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MCV Games Market Valuation

MCV Games Market Valuation

In Events Feb 12th 2015 - Feb 12th 2015 in Islington, London

MCV's widely-read annual market valuation returns in February 2015, with a launch at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

Persona of interest: Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka's first European interview

Persona of interest: Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka's first European interview

CEO Naoto Hiraoka speaks exclusively to MCV about bringing Japanese sensibility to the West, pairing with Sega, sticking with Vita and remaining unpredictable

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 14th 2014 at 1:28PM in News
Handheld gaming's battle to hold on

Handheld gaming's battle to hold on

Calling any area of the games industry ‘dead’ is something that invariably comes back to  haunt the person that said it.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 1:37PM in News
'Sony has the potential to make the game console market its exclusive territory', analyst claims

'Sony has the potential to make the game console market its exclusive territory', analyst claims

A US analyst has predicted that Sony could eventually grow to control virtually the entire console market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:06PM in News

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The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel Jules Williams reviews the growth of digital gaming, who’s buying into it and the direction of the digital pound...

on Aug 4th 2014 at 2:41PM in News
PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn - twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware is now worth over $21.5 billion (£12.6bn) globally – over double the value of the console gaming market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 11th 2014 at 3:38PM in News
Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

An increase in hardware sales and a decrease in software has left the Japanese games market flat for the first half of 2014, according to Famitsu data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA's Moore argues

The growth of gaming into new markets and new business models has left some of its core fans feeling uncomfortable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:05PM in News
Sony confirms PlayStation's move into Chinese market

Sony confirms PlayStation's move into Chinese market

PlayStation hopes to become the next big gaming brand in China after Sony's confirmation of its move into the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2014 at 8:36AM in News
UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

Pre-owned game sales grew faster than new titles over Christmas, says data specialist Kantar Worldpanel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 15th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Publishers and platform holders no longer have to ignore one of the world’s biggest video games markets. China is open for business.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 9th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
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