2013 – A good year for some, a bad year for others

As with any year, 2013 had its ups and downs. MCV takes a look at some of the epic highs and crushing lows that companies in the industry faced in the last twelve months.


The portable has seen a number of critically
acclaimed released this year, hit 2m UK sales and is the UK’s No.1 console of 2013.


Almost half of Capcom’s European office was made redundant this year after poor sales of Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 6 and Lost Planet.

Deep Silver

After acquiring assets from THQ,Deep Silver shot up the publishing rankings. With Dead Island, Metro and Saints Row IV, the firm spent eight weeks at No.1 this year.

Trion Worlds

The ambitious MMO publisher had to cut staff from its Rift and Defiance development teams, and has since closed its European office, with 10 redundancies.


For all the retail troubles, GAME has thrived this year, refurbishing all its stores, opening new outlets, throwing more events and hiring more staff.

Square Enix

Considering how successful (and brilliant) Tomb Raider was, it’s surprising to see Square in here. But after failing to hit commercial targets, the Japanese giant has made a number of redundancies to its business, including in the UK.

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