Entries in 'software' (32)

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
FIFA 15 remains in UK chart top spot despite Shadow of Mordor competition

FIFA 15 remains in UK chart top spot despite Shadow of Mordor competition

Lord of the Rings spin-off Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor debuted in second in the UK software chart last week, failing to knock FIFA 15 from number one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
Devs will be forced to give away their early Gear VR games for free, Oculus says

Devs will be forced to give away their early Gear VR games for free, Oculus says

Oculus is planning to launch its virtual reality games portal without the means to pay for software.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 10:56AM in News
PS4 outsells Xbox One for eighth consecutive month in US

PS4 outsells Xbox One for eighth consecutive month in US

There’s no sign of Xbox One closing the gap on PS4 in the US next-gen console sales race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:28AM in News

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Nintendo says New 3DS will also be region locked

Nintendo says New 3DS will also be region locked

Both the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will maintain Nintendo’s region locking policy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 9:00AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Smash hit 3DS title Yokai Watch 2 has finally been knocked off the Japanese software chart top spot, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
92% of PC game sales are digital

92% of PC game sales are digital

Digital downloads represent a whopping 92 per cent of all PC game sales across the world.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 18th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
PS3 overtakes Wii U in Japan to become top-selling home console again

PS3 overtakes Wii U in Japan to become top-selling home console again

The PS3 has once again become the top-selling home console in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 3:35PM in News

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Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

The growth of mobile gaming will erode the console and PC games market by 12 per cent over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 4:06PM in News
3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

The original Nintendo 3DS has seen sales sharply rise this week in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM 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
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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Strong Q1 for GameStop thanks to next-gen success

Strong Q1 for GameStop thanks to next-gen success

Global games retailer GameStop has seen sales and earnings have shot up after an expectation-hitting Q1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2014 at 10:16AM in News
Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Vita back on top as Titanfall makes Famitsu's Japanese Top Ten

Sony’s PlayStation Vita was the best selling console in Japan last week according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:45PM in News
Capcom invests $80m in new R&D facilities

Capcom invests $80m in new R&D facilities

Capcom has put $80m behind two new research and development buildings in Osaka, Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2014 at 10:59AM in News

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3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

3DS regains lead as PS4 sales slip in Japan

Nintendo’s 3DS is back in front in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:37PM 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
Green Man Gaming 'to consider software publishing' in 2014

Green Man Gaming 'to consider software publishing' in 2014

Digital games retailer Green Man Gaming says it could begin publishing games later this year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 20th 2014 at 10:03AM in News
January PS4 sales nearly double Xbox One in US

January PS4 sales nearly double Xbox One in US

Sony has taken an impressive lead over the Xbox One across the pond.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
48% of Vita software sales are digital

48% of Vita software sales are digital

Sony has revealed that digital has very nearly overtaken physical in the Vita software market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Miyamoto: Nintendo has 'overcome the challenge' of first party game shortages

Miyamoto: Nintendo has 'overcome the challenge' of first party game shortages

Nintendo IS releasing enough first party games to propel its platforms forward.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
PS4 games outselling Xbox One by 3-to-1 on Play.com

PS4 games outselling Xbox One by 3-to-1 on Play.com

Sales of PS4 software are beating sales of games for rival Xbox One by a ratio of 3-to-1 ok Rakuten’s Play.com.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
Xbox One software attach ratio down compared to 360, EA claims

Xbox One software attach ratio down compared to 360, EA claims

EA has revealed that the software attach ratio (the number of games bought per console sold) for Xbox One is down compared to Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 1:21PM in News
Competitive Xbox One digital pricing 'on the agenda'

Competitive Xbox One digital pricing 'on the agenda'

Microsoft has suggested that the price of digital Xbox One games will become more competitive with the High Street at some point in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2014 at 11:20AM in News