Entries in 'sector' (30)

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM 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
Peripherals industry 'near-impossible to penetrate,' says inventor

Peripherals industry 'near-impossible to penetrate,' says inventor

A designer working on a new racing game controller says the UK peripherals market is inaccessible to outsiders.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on May 29th 2013 at 1:52PM in News
Future of video games at HMV in doubt as it decimates team

Future of video games at HMV in doubt as it decimates team

The UK games trade is concerned over the latest round of redundanciesat beleaguered retail giant HMV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 15th 2013 at 10:25AM in News

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EA founder says consoles will become "a hobby market"

EA founder says consoles will become "a hobby market"

Predictions of gloom for the console sector aren’t exactly rare – and this morning you’ve got another one to add to the pile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2012 at 11:43AM in News
Borderlands 2 sparks market fight back

Borderlands 2 sparks market fight back

Sales of video games leapt up 125 per cent last week on the back of three blockbuster releases.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 28th 2012 at 10:09AM in News
Games and consoles TV advertising at five-year low?

Games and consoles TV advertising at five-year low?

This week we review the current state of the games and consoles TV advertising market in 2012 so far, in comparison to the previous five years.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 23rd 2012 at 9:30AM in News
277 lost GAME shops could cost market £158m

277 lost GAME shops could cost market £158m

The UK games market could be as much as £158m worse off due to the closure of 277 GAME stores.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 5th 2012 at 9:28AM in News

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Games becomes second-fastest growing TV ad sector

Games becomes second-fastest growing TV ad sector

Video games has become the second fastest growing TV advertising market in the UK, behind office equipment.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2012 at 2:12PM in News
Steve Jobs - the man who changed handheld gaming

Steve Jobs - the man who changed handheld gaming

There are several moments that can rightly be called ‘pivotal’ throughout the history of gaming. The Magnavox Odyssey. Space Invaders. The NES. Game Boy. Sony’s PlayStation. Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2011 at 10:14AM in News
QA Profile: U-Trax

QA Profile: U-Trax

MCV sits down with U-Trax president Richard van der Giessen about the state of the localisation and quality assurance sector.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 4th 2011 at 11:05AM in News
QA Spotlight: Babel Media

QA Spotlight: Babel Media

Babel Media’s VP of sales and marketing Keith Russell tells MCV about the state of the QA sector and a potential move to Montreal.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 28th 2011 at 10:01AM in News

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QA Spotlight: Enzyme Labs

QA Spotlight: Enzyme Labs

MCV chats to Enzyme Labs president and CEO Yan Cyr about the challenges of testing 3D games, motion titles and more.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 26th 2011 at 10:30AM in News
EA questions future of portable gaming

EA questions future of portable gaming

The shockwaves created by the shock 3DS price drop continue to ripple outwards, and now EA has warned Sony that the PlayStation Vita faces some very serious challenges.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2011 at 11:26AM in News
FEATURE: Games for kids

FEATURE: Games for kids

Two factors are dovetailing to create growth in the pre-teen gaming market.Firstly, there is the traditional migration down the demographic that comes about as a generation of hardware enters its ...

Dave Roberts
by Dave Roberts
on Jul 21st 2011 at 4:50PM in News
The importance of games merchandise

The importance of games merchandise

Christmas approaches, and video games once again find themselves competing with toys, gadgets, books and other items as they try to grab gifters’ attention.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 2:44PM in News

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Activision has no social gaming plans

Activision has no social gaming plans

Despite the likes of EA, Capcom and Ubisoft continue to enjoy growing success in sectors such as the App Store and Facebook, publishing giant Activision has said it has no ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2010 at 9:40AM in News
Digital passes boxed in PC games market

Digital passes boxed in PC games market

A new report from American stat analysis group NPD suggests that the value of digital PC games market is now far greater than the boxed sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
Budget boosted by supermarket growth

Budget boosted by supermarket growth

The budget games sector has seen its sales soar at key UK supermarkets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 3:27PM in News
Is 3D already in trouble?

Is 3D already in trouble?

There are significant doubts about whether the success 3D has seen at cinemas can translate to the home.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2010 at 12:15PM in News
Social games market to hit $1.5bn in 2014

Social games market to hit $1.5bn in 2014

The total value of the social network games market will reach $1.5bn by 2014, according to a new report from Screen Digest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 1:20PM in News
Gordon Brown praises UK games sector

Gordon Brown praises UK games sector

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has again talked up the British game industry, claiming that the nation’s developers are "by far the biggest producer of computer games in Europe."

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 12:21PM in News
Casual no threat to core, claims analyst

Casual no threat to core, claims analyst

It’s common knowledge that casual and social games markets continue to increase with importance – but that doesn’t mean the core games sector is under threat, one analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 12:02PM in News
World of Warcraft 'will not be beaten’

World of Warcraft 'will not be beaten’

MMO specialists have told MCV that predicting the fall of World of Warcraft is ‘futile’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 3:50PM in News
Best of music genre “yet to come”

Best of music genre “yet to come”

The creators of market rivals Guitar Hero and Rock Band have insisted that the future is bright for the music games genre, with the rising prominence of user-created content driving ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 11:30AM in News