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Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

We now have an idea of how well Nintendo’s much sought-after NES Classic Mini has performed. According to a tweet by Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki(below) – who was at a Nintendo corporate strategy meeting – the company has sold 1.5m units globally, with Nintendo upping production. This …

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32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

EA’s digital unit sales are tracking ahead of the publisher’s own expectations. That’s according to an investor call with the publisher last night, in which CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that that 32 per cent of its unit sales were digital. The exec said that is just on PlayStation 4 and …

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With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out’s biggest year yet?

Despite the narrative of digital sales becoming a bigger part of today’s games market, 80 per cent of new releases are bought in a box.   This is a sector within which publisher Sold Out has built its business, and it’s done it rather successfully, too. The current version of …

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Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release. The survival horror release shot to No.1 despite only being on shelves for four days including in this sales data (chart ran from January 1st to 28th). The PS4 SKU was the single best-selling release of the month, too.  Resident …

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Ex-FreeStyleGames devs found new studio SlingShot Cartel

Two of the founders of Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames have set-up a new studio. Called SlingShot Cartel, the outfit has been launched by Jamie Jackson and Dave Osbourn. Also joining the duo former FreeStyleGames senior execs Gareth Morrison and Jonathan Napier. The firm is working on two games at …

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Wii U reaches 13.56m units, 3DS hardware up 9.7% year-on-year

Nintendo’s latest financial report, for the nine months ending December 2016, show the firm’s net sales dipping, while its profits soar. According to its latest release, the Japanese platform holder’s net sales saw a 26.9 per cent decline, but its profits rose by a massive 154 per cent. The firm …

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ESA responds to Trump’s travel ban

American video games trade body The ESA has released a statement urging Donald Trump’s White House to exercise caution” with regards to its immigration policies. The organisation says that it recognises national security concerns, but that US games industry needs to have access to labour from abroad. This follows Donald …

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"There was a lot of skepticism, as we were doing something new": IO on Hitman’s episodic move

At E3 2015, IO and Square Enix revealed a new entry in its Hitman series.  Simply called Hitman, this was a departure for the franchise, being released in an episodic fashion. Square had seen success with this model the year before with Dontnod’s episodic surprise smash hit, Life is Strange. …

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FBI releases its Gamergate investigation file

The FBI has published a 173-page document that shows the department’s investigation into the online harrassment movement, Gamergate. Available to read on the Bureau’s website, the heavily-redacted report includes emails, news articles and internal memos regarding the online hate movement. Fair warning for anyone looking to read the full report …

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Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is the first new game to take the top spot in 2017. Resident Evil 7 has the third best Week One for the series to date; the record holder is 2009’s Resident Evil 5, assisted by it being the franchise’s debut on the Xbox 360. In …

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