Read our exclusive interview with Phil Harrison in this week’s MCV

In the the latest edition of MCV, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison discusses the future of video games retail.

It is yet another issue rammed with news and features, 128m will be spent on marketing by games publishers this Christmas, we speak to the lead designer of Assassin’s Creed IV and we analyse the September sales data

And that’s on top of all the other things you’d expect from MCV. The retail, XBLA, PSN and Steam charts, off the record, tweets of the week and our look at the advertising sector.

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The issue’s key content includes:

  • UK games industry splashes 128m on Christmas marketing
  • Wii U sees 685% sales spike
  • Interview: Microsoft corporate VP Phil Harrison
  • Interview: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lead designer
  • MCV analyses September’s sales data
  • A detailed look at Q4’s biggest marketing campaigns
  • eBay offers its festive shopping trends
  • Wii U sees 685% sales spike
  • Plus! Previews of WWE 2K14, Rocksmith 2014, Moshi Monsters, Adventure Time and Razer’s Battlefield 4 accessories

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