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Tencent profits exceed $1bn in Q1

Tencent raked in nearly $3 billion in revenue during the first three months of 2014. The China firm made an operating profit of $1.2 billion, an increase of 64 per cent on the previous quarter, and 54 per cent year-on-year. Its online game revenues increased 23 per cent from the …

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Microsoft targeting "potentially upwards of a billion" next-gen console unit sales

Expansion beyond the games market could lead to record-breaking sales of the Xbox One and games consoles in general, Microsoft has claimed. But before it gets there, the company believes that the Xbox 360 still has as many as 25m additional unit sales left in it. "We believe over the …

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Black Ops II beats Modern Warfare 3 to $1bn sales milestone

The jury may still be out on Black Ops II’s overall market performance, but the shooter has claimed yet another very impressive record today. Activision has announced that the game has hit the $1bn sales milestone in 15 days – that’s a day quicker than its predecessor Modern Warfare 3 …

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NPD says total US games market was over $1bn in April

The money generated from overall game sales in the US during April has been estimated at a whopping $1bn. This figure from The NPD Group includes sales of hardware, accessories, new and used physical games at retail, rentals, digital downloads, add-on content, subscriptions, mobile games and social network titles. It’s …

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EA hits $1bn annual digital revenue target

In July of last year MCV ran a piece entitled Riccitiello’s $1bn digital dream”. Now, six months later, we can confirm that the EA CEO’s dreams have come true. Having confirmed the publisher’s achievement, Riccitiello described it as an incredibly important milestone". The most pleasing thing for EA is that …

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MW3 sets $1bn sales record

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has become the fastest piece of entertainment to generate $1bn in sales, toppling movie blockbuster Avatar. It achieved this milestone within 16 days of going on sale on November 8th, ahead of Avatar’s 17 days in 2009. Call of Duty now boasts 30m players …

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EA could lose $1bn over athlete lawsuit

A US judge has denied EA’s dismissal of a court case over player likenesses which could result in a heavy pay-out. Former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller and former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon took legal action against EA and sports association NCAA two years ago, reports USA …

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Rovio chases 1bn users

Angry Birds developer Rovio has set itself the goal of attracting 1bn fans as it plans to crack the Chinese market. The Finnish mobile giant said it wants to grow Angry Birds into a long-term brand as big as Mario or Mickey Mouse, rather than try to build a new …

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EA linked to $1bn PopCap swoop

One leading tech site claims to have it on good authority that EA is on the verge of one of the largest acquisitions ever seen in the games industry. If true, TechCrunch‘s claims that EA is the mystery bidder behind a supposed $1bn swoop for PopCap would dwarf the $17m …

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Black Ops sales pass $1bn

Activision’s November release Call of Duty: Black Ops has now generated revenues in excess of $1bn. It hit the milestone in just six weeks on the market. The achievement is just the latest in a long line of impressive accomplishments by the game. In its first week in the UK …

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