Entries in 'International' (177)

China forces developers to reveal loot box odds

China forces developers to reveal loot box odds

Starting May 2017 developers whose games contain random loot box drops will be required to reveal the underlying odds.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 11:14AM in News
Sony's Black Friday PS4 discount deal is returning to the US

Sony's Black Friday PS4 discount deal is returning to the US

$50 will once again be shaved off the price of PS4 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

To no-one’s surprise, this week’s No.1 in Japan is Final Fantasy XV, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

The latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, Sun and Moon are once again the best-selling games in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:55AM in News

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Germany's Red Faction ban to be lifted after 13 years

Germany's Red Faction ban to be lifted after 13 years

THQ shooter Red Faction will this year be available in Germany for the first time since its release in 2001.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

New 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have failed to match the sales of the series’ 2013 releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:46AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Peru

International Factfile 2016: Peru

Peru is the 52th biggest games market in the world, data firm Newzoo reports, and generating an estimated $103m (£83m) in revenue for 2016.

on Nov 16th 2016 at 11:00AM in News
NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

Nintendo’s new NES Classic Mini has hit shelves in Japan and has had a rather good start to its life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 16th 2016 at 10:09AM in News

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Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US, UK and Australia last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Week One sales of Call of Duty have also taken a dive in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Latvia

International Factfile 2016: Latvia

Eastern Europe is a growing games market.

on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
The Mega Drive is being re-released in Brazil

The Mega Drive is being re-released in Brazil

Did you know that the Sega Mega Drive still, to this day, sells around 150,000 units every year in Brazil?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2016 at 10:47AM in News

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International Factfile 2016: Argentina

International Factfile 2016: Argentina

Argentina is the third biggest market in Latin America with $409m (£333m) in revenues, behind Brazil ($1.3bn) and Mexico ($1.1bn), Newzoo reports.

on Oct 26th 2016 at 3:30PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Romania

International Factfile 2016: Romania

Romania might not be known for its gaming scene, yet it’s actually behind one of the biggest franchises of all time.

on Oct 13th 2016 at 11:28AM in News
FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

EA’s latest football title has shot to the top of the Japanese games charts, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 6th 2016 at 11:54AM in News
Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

A Famicom-themed version of the NES Mini has been announced for Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 1:27PM in News

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Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Isle of Man

International Factfile 2016: Isle of Man

Right now, the Isle of Man doesn’t boast a thriving games sector, but its government is working hard to rectify this. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 28th 2016 at 12:02PM in News
3DS sales rocket in the US

3DS sales rocket in the US

Nintendo has said that "excitement for the Pokemon brand" is behind an ongoing resurgence in 3DS hardware sales in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Switzerland

International Factfile 2016: Switzerland

The Swiss games industry had a turnover of 226m CHF (£178m) in 2015, according to the latest report by the Swiss Interactive Entertainment Association (SIEA).

on Sep 7th 2016 at 10:51AM in News
Why publishers should pay attention to Turkey

Why publishers should pay attention to Turkey

You may be surprised to learn that Turkey is home to a burgeoning games market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 2nd 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

The latest entries in the wildly popular Yo-Kai Watch series, Sushi/Tempura, were the best-selling titles in Japan this week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Denmark

International Factfile 2016: Denmark

The Danish games market had revenues reaching $245m (£188m) as of June 2016, according to data firm Newzoo. It is the 36th biggest market worldwide and No.15 in Europe.

on Aug 31st 2016 at 1:45PM in News
Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

A new entry in Bandai Namco’s popular Tales of RPG series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:13AM in News
ELeague's Counter-Strike: GO tournament pulled from German TV following Munich shooting

ELeague's Counter-Strike: GO tournament pulled from German TV following Munich shooting

In the aftermath last week's shooting in Munich German network ProSieben MAXX will not be showing an upcoming Counter-Strike Global Offensive competition in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 29th 2016 at 10:57AM in News