Retail

PS VR shipments reached 429k in Q1, taking 18.8% of total shipments – IRC

Total worldwide shipments of VR and augmented reality headsets reached 2.3m in Q1, according to the latest data from IDC (via SeekingAlpha), with VR headsets representing over 98 per cent of those sales. Around 1.53m headsets were mobile headsets, including Samsung’s Gear VR, Google’s Daydream View, and TCL’s Alcatel VR, …

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Tokyo RPG Factory’s Lost Sphear to receive exclusive physical edition on PS4 and Switch

I am Setsuna developer Tokyo RPG Factory has unveiled its next project. Entitled Lost Sphear, the title will be coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam in early 2018, with an exclusive physical edition available from the Square Enix Online Store for PS4 and Switch. Fans who pre-order the game …

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Overwatch re-enters UK charts at No.2, Injustice 2 keeps No.1 spot

Hot off the back of the digital release of its Game of the Year edition, Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch climbed 16 places in the UK charts last week, claiming the No.2 spot after a impressive 281 per cent rise in sales week-on-week. It still wasn’t enough to dislodge Injustice 2, however, …

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Injustice 2 leads four new Top 10 Chart entries

It’s a busy week in the UK charts this week, and Warner Bros’ Injustice 2 has emerged as the champion. The brawler has matched the achievement of its predecessor by debuting in first place, grabbing Warner’s first UK No.1 this year. It’s the first beat ’em up to top the …

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GAME launches premium loyalty scheme

Retailer GAME is hoping to convince consumers to spend 36 per year to sign up to a new customer loyalty scheme. Current GAME Reward Card users net two per cent back on purchases and one per cent on trade-ins. GAME Elite members will instead get ten per cent back on …

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The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

Rime will no longer cost more digitally on Switch than it does on other platforms. Developer Tequila Works in March blamed the disparity on development and publishing platform costs. And indeed, the physical Switch release will still retail for more than other platforms – a fact that presumably can be …

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Nintendo Switch dock accessory set coming in June

Nintendo is launching a new Switch accessory set that includes the console dock next month, the platform holder has announced. Launching on June 23rd, the kit will also come with an AC adapter and an HDMI cable, allowing consumers to replace any part of their Switch setup without having to …

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Prey: is Bethesda’s review policy really to blame?

Prey launched to mixed success in the UK last Friday. Despite making it to No.2 in the UK charts, it was still pipped to the post by Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which enjoyed its second week at No.1 after its Switch release on April 28th. It’s not a great …

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Gear VR still most popular headset, ships 782k in Q1 – SuperData

SuperData has updated its VR headset shipment figures and Samsung’s Gear VR headset is once again the most shipped headset in Q1, according to the research firm’s estimates. In Q1, the Gear VR shipped 782,000 units through to consumers and businesses, says SuperData, making it by far and away the …

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Owlchemy on why it chose to avoid VR platform exclusivity

Job Simulator developer Owlchemy has said that It believes platform exclusivity should be avoided when possible. Its game has been one of the early successes in the virtual reality sector, and CEO Alex Schwartz has said that part of this success has been down to the company’s efforts to ensure …

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