Entries in 'value' (108)

JAPAN: Market drops year-on-year

JAPAN: Market drops year-on-year

Early numbers from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain claim that the Japanese market suffered a slight annual decline for the fiscal year ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2010 at 12:54PM in News
MW2 DLC is ‘worth the investment’

MW2 DLC is ‘worth the investment’

Coming in at the higher end of Xbox Live’s pricing range, the 1200 Microsoft Points – or just over £10 – that Activision is asking for the upcoming Call of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
UK games market holds steady in Feb

UK games market holds steady in Feb

The value of the UK games software market in February fell two per cent year-on-year, according to ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 10:49AM in News
Value of public betas questioned

Value of public betas questioned

The development sector’s growing reliance on public betas has made a significant – and often troublesome – impact on the development process, according to a panel of industry experts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 10:29AM in News

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Newell: DRM damages value of games

Newell: DRM damages value of games

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has made known his objections to digital rights management in games, claiming that copy-protection systems diminish the value of a product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 1:47PM in News
Games software worth $64.9bn by 2013

Games software worth $64.9bn by 2013

The total value of the global video games software market will reach $64.9bn by 2013 – a jump of approximately 28 per cent on its current value – according to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 5:27PM in News
NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
Modern Warfare 2 sales hit $1bn

Modern Warfare 2 sales hit $1bn

Publisher Activision has confirmed that total sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have just passed $1bn worldwide, according to the firm’s own internal estimates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 1:19PM in News

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UK games market falls to £60.1m

UK games market falls to £60.1m

UK software sales fell 30 per cent last week, as post-Christmas consumer spending slows down. Value for the week dropped to £60.1m, while unit sales fell 23 per cent.

This ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2010 at 11:00AM in News
UK games market climbs again

UK games market climbs again

Sales for the UK video games software market grew by 13 per cent this week to 3.4 million units, driving the sector’s value up by 11 per cent to £77.3 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2009 at 11:00AM in News
Weekly UK video games market soars

Weekly UK video games market soars

This week’s UK software sales have skyrocketed 198 per cent to £103.1 million. It is comfortably the highest weekly figure of the year and isn’t far off 2008’s Christmas week, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2009 at 11:24AM in News
MW2 sales pass $550m worldwide

MW2 sales pass $550m worldwide

It just can’t stop breaking records! Publisher Activision Blizzard has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold-through a staggering $550m in its first five days on sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2009 at 1:49PM in News

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£1.8bn second-hand games in UK

£1.8bn second-hand games in UK

Britons are sitting on a £1.8 billion-worth of unused computer games – the equivalent of one game per person in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 5:38PM in News
UK games market sees value soar

UK games market sees value soar

The UK video games market’s weekly sales shot up 54 per cent to £27.8m last week – its highest weekly figure since Easter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2009 at 11:30AM in News
JAPAN: Market 10% down in 2009H1

JAPAN: Market 10% down in 2009H1

The ongoing decline in the Japanese video game market has so far continued in 2009, with Famitsu reporting that the sector showed a 10.5 per cent decline year-on-year for the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2009 at 3:45PM in News
UK market down ahead of Q4 rush

UK market down ahead of Q4 rush

The UK software market fell once again, despite the release of Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles: Rock Band.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2009 at 12:44PM in News

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Slight dip for UK software market

Slight dip for UK software market

The UK software market has dipped just slightly in terms of software this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 4:57PM in News
Tesco wants VAT increase delay

Tesco wants VAT increase delay

Supermarket giant Tesco has called on the Government to delay a rise in VAT scheduled for January 1st, according to this report on the Daily Telegraph.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2009 at 2:55PM in News
NPD: Microsoft dubs Live ‘untold phenomenon’

NPD: Microsoft dubs Live ‘untold phenomenon’

An unsurprisingly upbeat Microsoft has heaped praise on the continuing success of Xbox Live in its response to the June NPD figures and the news that Xbox 360 was the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 12:51PM in News
PC downloads worth $1bn in 2009

PC downloads worth $1bn in 2009

The value of the PC digital distribution will comfortably sail past the $1bn barrier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2009 at 6:16PM in News
id acquisition worth $105m+

id acquisition worth $105m+

Maryland-based media empire Zenimax media had raised $105 million in debt financing to facilitate the acquisition of landmark Texan developer id.



Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2009 at 12:59PM in News
Gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015

Gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015

Global Industry Analysts expects the global gaming market will be worth $91 billion by 2015.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2009 at 11:28AM in News
41% of all PC software is pirated

41% of all PC software is pirated

A new study has claimed that a remarkable 41 per cent of all software installations on PC last year were based on illegally pirated copies – a figure which amounts ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

New data from market research body OzToys has claimed that the Australian video games market grew by an impressive 47.8 per cent year-on-year in 2008, hitting a total value of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2009 at 3:18PM in News
MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

Whilst the publishing world may be vocal in its increasing interest in free-to-play online game models, a new report by Screen Digest shows that the subscription based MMO market grew ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 4:07PM in News