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UK physical games market down 50% year-on-year

Last week, the UK boxed games market was down by more than 50 per cent year-on-year. According to GfK figures, the sales period for the week ending Saturday, November 12th 2016 saw 651,637 games sold, a 52 per cent dip when compared with the week ending Saturday, November 14th 2015. …

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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. According to data provided to MCV by Famitsu, the hardware sold 262,961 units during its first four days on shelves. The machine launched in the region on November 10th; the …

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Updated: Super Mario Run launches December 15th

Update: Nintendo has now confirmed that unlocking all of Super Mario Run’s content will set UK consumers back 7.99. The release date of Nintendo’s plumber mascot’s first foray into the mobile world has been confirmed. Nintendo has revealed that the mobile title will be launching on December 15th on iOS. …

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Kiz Studios on toys, mobile and free-to-play

Back in 2007, the team that would become Kiz Studios had a crazy idea. The developers wanted to merge the disparate sectors of physical toys and video games. Sound familiar? It should, as the studio was somewhat ahead of the curve in the toys-to-life format, which has seen players such …

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PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Sony’s new powerful Pro console is in stores and has helped PS4 console sales triple in the UK. That’s according to GfK hardware data seen by MCV for the week ending Saturday, November 12th, which says that overall PlayStation 4 sales rose 204 per cent week-on-week. Of total PS4 sales …

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Dovetail on its multi-million pound investment, Dovetail Live and the state of the sim market

We catch up with Dovetail Games CEO Paul Jackson and COO Jon Rissik to find out about its recent investment, its plans for the Dovetail Live platform and the state of the simulation market. You recently secured a multi-million pound investment from UK finance house Alcuin Capital Partners. What do …

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Ubisoft on its follow-up to 2014’s smash hit Watch Dogs

When the original Watch Dogs hit shelves in May 2014, the reception was something of a mixed bag. On the one hand, it was a big seller, becoming the fastest-selling new IP at the time, going on to sell well over a million units in the UK alone. But many …

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Ubisoft: ‘Watch Dogs 2 will certainly fill Assassin’s Creed’s shoes’

2016’s release slate may be missing a new Assassin’s Creed title, but publisher Ubisoft insists that Watch Dogs 2 can fill the gap. Speaking to MCV, UK sales director Darren Bowen said that the cyberpunk hacking title is up to the task of replacing Assassin’s Creed in its end of …

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Niantic: ‘It’s important to design games specifically for mobile’

The chief marketing officer of Pokmon Go firm Niantic, Mike Quigley, has said it’s important for titles on mobile to be made precisely for the platform. In the past, companies such as Rockstar and Square Enix have brought ‘traditional’ console and PC experiences such as Grand Theft Auto III and …

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Koch Media UK office to head up Deep Silver publishing

Koch Media has made some big changes in itsGerman and UK offices. The UK branch will now be looking after Deep Silver original IP, while its Munich site is taking charge of partner products and titles from Ravenscourt. UK sales and marketing director Paul Nicholls (pictured) has been promoted to …

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