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PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

1,542 games were rated by PEGI last year – that’s 1,208 fewer than were rated than back in the heady days of 2009. It also represents a continued decrease in the number of traditional titles hitting the High Street, with 2,538 rated in 2010, 2,214 in 2011 and 1,813 in …

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Rovio profits cut in half during 2013

Angry Birds studio Rovio saw little growth in revenue and a significant dip in profits last year, the company’s annual financial report reveals. The company saw a year-on-year rise of just 2.5 per cent in total revenue for 2013, while profits before interest and taxes dropped to €36.5m – compared …

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Smartphone games account for 75% of app store spending

Google Play and iOS games accounted for 75 per cent of app store spending last year. It was a year of major growth for the smartphone sector as areport by IDC and App Annie foundconsumer spend on Google’s Android games store increased by over four times in Q4 2013 compared …

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Nexon appoints new CEO as 2013 revenue shows growth

Korea-based free-to-play publisher Nexon has reported fourth quarter and full year financial results for its 2013 fiscal year, revealing a growth in revenue during both periods. Total revenue for 2013 went up 43 per cent to 155.3bn yen, while operating income was up 7 per cent to 50.7bn yen. Net …

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NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD has revealed new US sales figures for games in 2013 – and this time around, the research group has included digital revenue and second-hand sales in their findings. Following its 2013 US retail report – which showed a 2 per cent year-over-year decline in industry sales – NPD has …

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Activision Blizzard reports quarterly revenue of $1.5bn

Activision Blizzard has announced better-than-expected earnings for its past quarter, reporting $1.5bn in revenue. Overall for last year, earnings were down slightly from $4.85bn in GAAP net revenue to $4.58bn – though the publisher still earned the top spot in console and handheld publishing in both North America and Europe. …

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Call it a comeback: 2013 in numbers

The UK physical games market staged a comeback in 2013 with the help of new consoles, Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA. MCVanalyses the figures. It wasnot quite a full recovery for the UK games market in 2013, but it was a record-breaking year nevertheless. Grand Theft Auto V took …

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Twitch adds 15m viewers in just six months

The rise of Twitch isn’t new to anyone in the games industry. But the latest numbers are simply astronomical. Gamers are now watching over 12 billion minutes of Twitch content every month – a figure that has doubled since 2012. That’s an average of 106 minutes every day. But it’s …

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PS4 was the biggest UK home console in 2013 in revenue

UPDATED: PS4 was the No.1 console in revenue terms. In unit terms, 3DS was the No.1 games console followed by Xbox 360. PlayStation 4 is the UK’s biggest home games console of 2013. Sony’s new machine sold over 530,000 consoles in just five weeks generating 181.4m, making it the fastest …

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Kickstarter amasses $480m pledged in 2013

Kickstarter has posted its year in review piece, announcing that the crowdfunding site helped successfully fund nearly 20,000 projects in 2013. Posting on itssite, the company revealed that last year $480m was pledged from 3m accounts. That’s over $1.3m a day, or $913 a minute. Of those 3m individuals, 800,000 …

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