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One to watch: How Xbox picked up the pace against PS4 in 2014

Entering 2014 on the back foot, Xbox One fought passionately to pull itself back into the race against PS4. Microsoft UK director of sales Anne Lepissier tells MCV how her team helped keep pace with Sony’s machine – and what comes next Congratulations on winning the MCV Award for Sales …

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PlayStation admits ‘sparse’ 2014 line-up, promises to sign more third-party deals

Andrew House, the president of the PlayStation business, says the company will go after more third-party exclusives for PS4 this year. The move is designed to counter what House calls a ‘sparse’ line-up of first-party games. When he says exclusives, he doesn’t necessarily mean complete exclusives. We were able to …

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PS4 sells 14.8 million in a year, PlayStation annual profit up to £261.5m

Sony’s latest financials have revealed a bright 12 months for the company’s games business. For the fiscal year ended March 31st, the platform holder reported 14.8 million unit sales for PS4. This is almost double the 7.5 million seen in FY2013, although given that the console was only around for …

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GameStop annual sales show slight increase in 2014

GameStop has released its annual financial results for its past fiscal year, with the specialty chain reporting revenue of $9.3bn for the period. Games Industry reports that the figure translates to a modest 2.8 per cent increase, instead of the 14 per cent sales growth GameStop had projected for the …

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Revealed: The 100 best-selling games of 2014 in the UK

Surprise! FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and GTA V were the best-selling games of 2014. The usual suspects dominated the charts, but there was also some interesting changes. For once, Ubisoft had the most games on the charts with 12, followed by EA with nine. It was also …

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Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years. As translated by NeoGaf, 2014’s 368.55bn total was the sector’s lowest total for nearly a quarter of a century. As recently as 2007 the region’s console games market was worth 688bn. …

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Mobile game usage growth slowed in 2014 – report

Time spent gaming on smartphones and tablets continued its upward trend last year, but at a significantly slower rate compared to 2013. Research from mobile analytics firm Flurry claims 2014 mobile game usage grew 30 per cent from 2013’s total. Not bad in a vacuum, but relatively weak when stacked …

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PS4 was the UK’s best-selling console in 2014

Sony has added to its global PS4 sales info by confirming the console’s UK success in 2014. The platform holder says GfK Chart-Track data shows that PS4 was the UK’s best-selling console in 2014 and also the best-selling machine on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November. It was …

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Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter has released its annual report for 2014, showing that nearly 2,000 games were successfully funded during the period. According to the report, 2014 Kickstarter projects raised a total of $529m – beating out the $480m pledged in 2013 by considerable length. Music – Kickstarter’s most successfully funded category – …

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Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

It appears that gaming’s transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality. The reviews aggregator said that for the second year in a row just 11 console games (and nine unique titles) scored 90 per cent or higher …

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