Tag Archives: boxed

Riccitiello: Retail revenues will feel the squeeze

Software sales currently account for around 80 per cent of the games market – that could decline to 50 per cent in the next two years, according to EA boss John Riccitiello. Presently, we are packaged goods with strong service components,” the exec told Gamasutra. Within a year or so, …

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Warner reverses Watchmen digital exclusivity plans

Having touted the digital-only release of episodic adventure Watchmen last year as a ‘risky experiment‘, Warner has seemingly had a re-think following its confirmation of a boxed retail release for the game. Speaking to 1UP, Deadline Games director Sren Lund stated that parts one and two of the episodic game …

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PC receives high-profile backing from EA

Whilst High Street sales of PC software can paint a picture of decline, the un-monitored online revenues coming from the format are drastically increasing – a fact that helped EA enjoy a strong performance on the format last year. VG247 points out that EA released 32 PC games in its …

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Moore: Boxed PC games ‘arent working’

The outspoken boss of EA Sports and former Xbox boss Peter Moore has stated that the current business model of boxed PC games is no longer viable for the publisher. We’ve got to find the right business model for us going forward,” Moore told Edge. We really want to keep …

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Left 4 Dead shifts 2.5m at retail

Valve, the developer of co-operative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead, has revealed that its title has sold over 2.5m units worldwide at retail since launch, Edge reports. The number includes boxed sales of the game on both Xbox 360 and PC. The figure doesn’t include sales of the game through …

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Capcom: Downloads more important than retail for PC

Japanese publisher Capcom has stated that it now believes that digital distribution is more important to the PC market that traditional High Street retail. Is digital distribution more important to the PC than retail? For me? Absolutely. No question in my mind,” Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning Christian Svensson …

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NPD: Gamers prefer boxed product

Whilst the drive towards digital distribution continues to gather pace, leading North American games analyst NPD has stated that gamers still prefer boxed product – and that 58 per cent have still never downloaded a game. Edge reports that speaking at last week’s DICE Summit in LA, NPD’s Anita Frazier …

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Tenth EVE expansion set for March

Independent MMO developer CCP has confirmed that the tenth free expansion for its globally popular MMO EVE Online will arrive on March 10th – the same day that Atari brings the first boxed iteration of the game to retail. EVE Online: Apocrypha sees a network of unstable wormholes open across …

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E3 08: Ratchet & Clank heading to Blu-Ray

Though it was announced as a frontline downloadable PSN product at the Sony E3 press conference, SCEE boss David Reeves has confirmed that the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty will also be available on Blu-Ray in Europe. The game follows the lead of Warhawk and Gran Turismo 5 …

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