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The Witcher series passes 25m copies sold

Developer CD Projekt has announced some big numbers for its now smash-hit RPG series The Witcher. Total cumulative sales of the series, which now spans three titles, have now passed 25m global unit sales. Furthermore, sales of the Witcher 3 and its expansions have passed PLN 1bn (PolishZloty), which is …

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GAME will sell GameStop’s Deformers exclusively in the UK

It may seem like an unlikely alliance, but GAME has joined forces with GameStop for a UK retail exclusive. Games Industry reports that Ready At Dawn’s upcoming Deformers, which is published by GameStop’s publishing arm GameTrust, will be a GAME exclusive in the UK. Remember that following the sudden closure …

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GAME interim figures: A predictably tough 2016 but upbeat about 2017

GAME has published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period, and what have we learnt? Well, very little in fact. The figures largely tie with those we had from GAME back in January, when it updated us before its AGM. In …

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Strong launch for Switch, but stock must continue to flow, says retail

The Nintendo Switch is finally out in the wild and retailers are reporting an excellent first weekend for the platform holder’s new console despite some stores experiencing delivery issues and low stock levels. Speaking to MCV, execs at UK stores said their stock was quickly diminished during the Switch’s first …

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Wales Interactive open to limited retail release of new FMV title Late Shift

Wales Interactive has announced it’s bringing new cinematic FMV adventure game Late Shift to PS4, Xbox One and Steam next month, with the possibility of a limited retail version coming further down the line, MCV has learned. Developed by CtrlMovie and co-written by Michael R Jackson of the 2009 Sherlock …

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Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

A disc version of Red Barrels’ Outlast Trinity is heading to retail worldwide courtesy of Warner Bros. Outlast Trinity includes the original Outlast, sequel Outlast 2 and DLC release Outlast Trinity in a single SKU. It’s due out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 28th alongside the release …

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HTC says it has no plans to cut Vive price

The HTC Vive will not be cutting its price to mirror the recent discount to Oculus Rift. Oculus this week announced some steep price cuts to its hardware. The Rift headset itself has been cut from $599 to $499, while the recently released Touch controllers have been halved in price …

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Distributor Snakebyte eyes up UK market

Consumer electronics specialist Snakebyte is branching out in to the UK and Ireland. The German company has partnered with UK sales and brand consultant Twenty5Eight Solutions, which is headed up by Big Ben Interactive’s and 4Gamers’ Neil Meredith. Snakebyte offers a range of gaming hardware and accessories, although it’s best …

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GAME and GameStop shares fall following Xbox Games Pass reveal

News of Microsoft’s Xbox subscription service has caused the share price of the two big High Street games retailers to fall. In the US, GameStop saw its share price drop eight per cent from $26.5 to as low as $23.61, although it has since recovered a little to $24.44. In …

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