UK retail has hailed the launch of Fallout 4 as the title hit the market and made it the best-performing week for physical games this year.
We report just how well Fallout 4 did, how many units it sold and just how much the market made as a result.
Also, GAME boss Martyn Gibbs gives MCV a tour of its flagship Stratford store and tells us how the High Street retailer is innovating its stores.
And why would you give away your DLC for free? We talk to Larian, Yacht Club Games and CD Projekt RED about why they have given away substantial pieces of game content free of charge.
Meanwhile, Nintendo is launching a charm offensive to attract core RPG fans to the Wii U with Xenoblade Chronicles X.
And if you missed Interface last week, we have rounded up the best points from the day.
Below are the full contents of this week’s issue. It can be read online here.
- COVER: Payout – how did Fallout 4 perform at UK retail?
- NEWS: PEGI to adjust age ratings for virtual reality games
- NEWS: 82 per cent of Football Manager 2016 sales were digital
- FEATURE: GAME boss Martyn Gibbs gives MCV a tour of its flagship Stratford store and shares the latest innovations coming to its stores
- FEATURE: Why would you give away your DLC for free? We speak to the companies giving away DLC, expansions and games for free
- THE BIG GAME: Nintendo is on a charm offensive to attract core RPG fans to the Wii U with Xenoblade Chronicles X. MCV speaks to product manager Gemma Hall
- FEATURE: Did you miss Interface? Luckily we’ve rounded up the top tips from the day
- INDIE INTERVIEW: The only way is Wales – David Banner of Wales Interactive tells us how he’s trying to put the Welsh games market on the map
- INTERVIEW: Loading Bar’s James Dance tells MCV about his new Stratford location and his plans for retail and eSports
- APPOINTMENTS: PlayStation’s indie champion to leave
- SHELF LIFE: Steve Stangroon of Stan’s Games Exchange tells MCV how his hardware has been performing, what other areas he has diversified into and why MGS V is his biggest selling game of the year
- MARGIN MAKER: Star Wars Battlefront hits stores today – we round up the best merchandise on the market
- INTERNATIONAL: Peru’s games market has been struggling with the steep cost of hardware and software in Latin America, leading to a thriving black market. MCV reports
- TERRITORY REPORT: MCV looks at how the games market in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland is faring