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Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

The Indian games industry grew to Rs 15 billion ($277m) in 2012, recording a growth of 16% over the previous year, the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2013 has stated. The report also estimates that the games industry in India will grow at a 22% CAGR to reach Rs …

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Report: 2012 sees record numbers for mergers and acquisitions

The video games industry saw record consolidation in 2012, with total spending on buyouts and mergers hitting $4.2bn. Games Industry reports on research from investment bank Digi-Capital that took a closer look at last year’s acquisitions. While there were 26 per cent fewer deals during the period versus 2011, a …

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Warner elated to crack 2012 publisher Top Ten

LEGO has fired Warner Bros into the UK’s ten best-selling publishers by units. The firm, which also publishes the hit Mortal Kombat and Batman games, has seen its position in the industry grow in recent years, thanks largely to the success of the LEGO games. There were seven LEGO titles …

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Revealed: 2012’s UK Top 100 Video Games

Just two physical games sold over 1m units in the UK last year, according toUKIE and GfK Chart-Track data. Call of Duty: Black Ops II and FIFA 13 were comfortably the No.1 and No.2 sellers last year. In contrast, there were five million sellers in the UK in 2011 – …

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NPD December: Xbox 360, Black Ops 2 top another lackluster month

The NPD has provided its December 2012 report for US retail, as well as a general overview for 2012, and to no one’s surprise the numbers show the same old decline we’ve come accustomed to in the past year. The month saw total industry sales fall by 22 per cent …

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Video games is the star in record year for Kickstarter

2012 was a fantastic year for crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, and video games have emerged as the big winner. A total of 18,000 projects were backed by 2.2m contributors in 2012, with video games winning the largest slice of pledges totalling $83m of the $320m total from 561,000 backers across 2,796 …

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EA conquers 2012 as UK’s No.1 publisher

Electronic Arts was comfortably the UK’s top physical games publisher of 2012. The firm enjoyed a successful year thanks to record-breaking sales of FIFA 13, which sold through 2m units two weeks faster than its predecessor. Other games that helped propel the publisher to the top of the rankings included …

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New Year, new start despite 2012 washout

The UK games industry is hoping for a brighter 2013 after last year’s software sales fell by almost 400m. 39.5m physical games were sold over the last 12 months, 15m fewer than in 2011. This generated 1bn, a drop of 26.4 per cent year-on-year. According to IHS?Screen Digest, UK?digital game …

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Metacritic bemoans 2012’s lack of quality

Significantly fewer games received an average review score of 90 per cent or above in 2012 than they did in the preceding three years. That’s according to review aggregation site Metacritic, which says that just 18 games (14 of which were on console) achieved the higher score bracket last year. …

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2012: Despite it all, look what we achieved

It has been a brutal year for nearly everyone working in the video games business. Be you a publisher struggling to keep out of the red, a developer facing project cancellations or a retailer trying to sell games in a dramatically contracting market, it’s been one of the toughest. But …

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