Entries in 'Digital' (311)

GameStop talks digital pre-owned 'barriers', says new consoles 'imminent'

GameStop talks digital pre-owned 'barriers', says new consoles 'imminent'

Retail’s hope of integrating the digital games market into its pre-owned model looks less likely than ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
The number of games released on Steam doubled in 2015

The number of games released on Steam doubled in 2015

A new survey has fortified the perception of a growing saturation of games on Steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 12th 2016 at 12:12PM in News
Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that Valve’s Steam service breached Australian consumer law.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Gamers may in the future be able to sell their digital Xbox purchases back to Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:26AM in News

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Microsoft could yet bring digital game sharing to Xbox One

Microsoft could yet bring digital game sharing to Xbox One

One of the features lost in Microsoft’s big Xbox One u-turn in 2013 could yet be revisited.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2016 at 9:25AM in News
Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

The physical version of Square Enix’s new Hitman won’t be released until next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 2:54PM in News
New 3DS gets SNES downloads and special edition console

New 3DS gets SNES downloads and special edition console

Nintendo has confirmed the long-awaited arrival of SNES games on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

It appears that the PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider had a strong debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News

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Day one digital Fallout 4 sales outpaced physical

Day one digital Fallout 4 sales outpaced physical

Bethesda has offered another glimpse into the secretive world of digital console game sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 9:40AM in News
Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

The smartphone sector is king, consuming all other formats in its wake, right? Apparently not. Actually, the good ol' PC still rules the roost.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Valve’s alteration of how it conducts its Steam Winter Sale appears to have paid off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Now French consumer group is taking Valve to court over pre-owned re-sales

Now French consumer group is taking Valve to court over pre-owned re-sales

First it was Germany and now France is doing its bit to try and force Valve to allow Steam users to re-sell their digital purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2015 at 12:31PM in News

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Star Wars Battlefront is EA's biggest ever digital launch

Star Wars Battlefront is EA's biggest ever digital launch

EA hasn’t announced any sales numbers for Star Wars Battlefront, but it has said the game has claimed a new record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 10:47AM in News
Green Man Gaming forced to defend itself against grey market key claims

Green Man Gaming forced to defend itself against grey market key claims

Retailer Green Man Gaming has questioned the motivations of a Reddit games deals thread after it made a string of what it believes are unfounded accusations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio's Amazon Appstore revenue

Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio's Amazon Appstore revenue

Retailer Amazon has said that developers who have signed up to its Amazon Underground ecosystem are enjoying a surge in revenues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
GTA Online has 8m weekly players as another publisher sees digital soar

GTA Online has 8m weekly players as another publisher sees digital soar

Take Two has joined the ever-growing list of publishers profiting from players’ increased hunger for digital content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 4:54PM in News
Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Their announcement may have been greeted with criticism, but players seem to be voting with their wallets and backing the content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 2:10PM in News
Developer-run item stores arrive on Steam

Developer-run item stores arrive on Steam

Valve has rolled out a new developer-run storefront on Steam that lets developers sell in-game items.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 5th 2015 at 3:37PM in News
ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:26AM in News
Thinking inside the box: Why digital developers should bother with brick and mortar retail

Thinking inside the box: Why digital developers should bother with brick and mortar retail

The narrative goes that boxed games retail is dying as the digital market thrives. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 3:00PM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Superdata’s worldwide digital games report for September has shown an annual 11 per cent increase in sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 2:09PM in News
Some US Wii U owners left stumped by Project Zero

Some US Wii U owners left stumped by Project Zero

The digital-only release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (known as Project Zero in the UK) in the US has left some unable to play the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 11:54AM in News