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Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market… Some gamers love them; some hate them. Either way, pre-owned games are an important part of the market. They make up 10 per cent of the UK games market and had a strong …

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World of Tanks users spend the most

World of Tanks claimed more average revenue per user than any other online game in the last 12 months, according to a new research. Thereport by SuperDataranks Wargaming’s popular free-to-play warfare game at the top of a chart that includes major hitters such as League of Legends, DOTA 2 and …

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Online PS4 prices surge 41% since launch

The price that consumers are willing to pay for PS4 is shooting up as we get closer to Christmas. New research form price comparison site Idealo.co.uk shows that in mid-September the highest PS4 price that was being clicked on by consumers was 349.99. By the first week of December, however, …

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Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps. That’s according to a new report from Akamai entitled The State of the Internet. It’s the first time the global average has surpassed 3Mbps. The global peak speed averages out at 18.4Mbps. The UK misses …

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How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong. CVG has word of a new survey from gaming social network Pixwoo that finds that the average British gamer is as follows: They’re …

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BioShock Infinite on track to be one of the highest rated games of all time

2K Games’ BioShock Infinite, which goes sale worldwide tonight, is receiving a blistering reception from critics. The review embargo lifted just one hour ago at the time of writing, and already the game has an almighty 96 per cent rating on Metacritic. Only 13 other games have ever scored so …

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Average price of video games tumbles Down Under

Average prices in Australia have been falling significantly in 2012, now representing an all-time highest drop for the industry. NPD Group first started tracking market data in 2000, and this year’s average price is the lowest on its records. The average price in 2012 for the total market (not just …

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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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Ouya nears $4m on Kickstarter

Console newcomer Ouya is possibly just hours away from passing the $4,000,000 funding mark on Kickstarter. At the time of writing the project has attracted $3,934,714 in pledges from 30,542 backers. Interestingly, in the process of writing this story (which took about 15 minutes) the project attracted 54 backers contributing …

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Average UK gamer spent £334 in 2012

ShopTo.net has released the results of a survey claiming the average UK gamer spent 334 last year on their hobby. The survey was conducted via e-mail between the 15th and 17th of June 2012, recieved just over 9,000 responses, with a sampling error of plus or minus seven percent. ShopTo.net …

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