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Sony sold 5.9m PS4 over the holidays – pushing global total to 73.6m

Christmas 2017 was not as jolly as the previous one for Sony. The platform holder announced that it has sold 5.9m PS4 consoles worldwide between the end of November and December 31st 2017. This figure include both PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles and is a slight decrease compared to last year’s …

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Just five more days to submit your entry for the all-new MCV Awards

There’s now just five days left to submit your entry for the MCV Awards 2018 – with the deadline being the 8th of January. And it’s easier than ever, thanks to a clearer and streamlined submissions system, plus reorganised categories covering every aspect of the UK games industry. Get your entry …

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UK games market up 9.6% YoY, reached £3.3bn in 2017

The Entertainment Retailers Association released its annual report on the entertainment market (video, music and games) and found it has broken a new record in 2017 by reaching £7.24bn – a 8.8 per cent increase year-on-year.  The video games market hit £3,353bn in 2017, which represented a 9.6 per cent …

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Nintendo delays 64GB game cards to 2019

Nintendo has recently informed developers that 64GB game cards, allowing developers double the current maximum of 32GB to work with, will not be available for the Switch until 2019. This comes from a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter. Currently, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One …

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New year chart update: Xbox down and PS4 up YoY while market holds against digital shift

With two weeks of chart data coming in today, we can announce that Call of Duty ticked off weeks eight and nine at No.1 as well. That now puts its level-pegging with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in terms of consecutive weeks at the top. Congratulations to Activision UK …

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Super Mario Odyssey sells 1m physical copies in Japan

Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 1m physical copies in Japan since its October 27 launch. This data comes from Famitsu, and is translated by Gematsu, revealing that Super Mario Odyssey has sold 1,055,806 units in Japan at time of publication. They haven’t revealed the digital number, which will inflate …

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Rural gaming boost: High-speed broadband to become legal right in UK

The UK government today confirmed that it would undertake regulation to ensure that every home in the UK will have access to high-speed internet by 2020. With high-speed being defined as being at least 10Mbit/s – the regulation will work similarly to current law requiring the universal right to a …

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Adding gambling to games isn’t the problem – unless you’re some kind of puritan

People have always gambled on games of skill and chance. And there’s nothing wrong with sensible gambling, in the same way there’s nothing wrong with the sensible consumption of alcohol, or sensibly having sex with people you only just met, or even the sensible driving of cars – though that …

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Charts: Call of Duty: WWII celebrates Christmas with seventh consecutive number 1

It’ll all be over by Christmas, they said. They were wrong. Call of Duty: WWII has clutched the UK Christmas number one, and has done so comfortably after a strong showing that has seen the game selling around 50%, still, then last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which also …

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PUBG sells 1m in just 48 hours on Xbox One

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sold more than 1m copies in its first 48 hours on the Xbox One. The news comes from Xbox Wire, who announced the figures on Friday, ahead of PUBG’s first weekend on sale. Bluehole’s battle royale survive-em-up launched into Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program on December 12. At …

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