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The Banner Saga: Collector’s Edition coming to UK retail

A boxed Collector’s Edition of indie hit The Banner Saga will be coming to UK retail on July 25th. Sold Out Sales and Marketing Limited will offer the Viking-themed tactical role-playing game as a physical release for the first time. A spin-off of the retail sales team at Mastertronic, Sold …

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Sold Out warns indies not to ignore traditional market

Publishing label Sold Out has told indies they shouldn’t ignore the opportunities that remain available in the traditional boxed market. Further to a recent deal struck with Worms developer Team 17, Sold Out is now on the hunt for new indie development partners that it argues are missing on substantial …

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Early Access games arrive at retail with boxed release for Planetary Annihilation

Kickstarted strategy title Planetary Annihilation is now available to buy at GAME – despite the fact it’s still in development. The SKU was spotted by Reddit but can also be seen on GAME’s website, where both the final game and the Early Access version can be had for 39.99. That’s …

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74% of US gamers prefer physical to digital

The disc could yet have some life left in it. Despite plummeting physical game sales in the UK, NPD reckons that US gamers still much prefer to purchase their games in a box. When price is equal 74 per cent of those who on console or PC play five or …

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Digital games success drives numbers up at Sega

Sega has reported a 102 per cent increase in operating income to 38.53bn for the year ending March 31st. Net sales climbed 17.6 per cent to 378bn thanks in part to the launch of titles such as top performer Total War: Rome 2 (1.13m units), Football Manager 2014 (790k), Sonic …

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UK boxed game sales collapse as release schedule dries up

The UK games market plunged to its lowest figure all year last month as the number of new releases slowed dramatically. Only 7.9m was made in revenue for the week ending April 26th – a fall of 34 per cent week-on-week – according to GfK Chart-Track. The biggest launches of …

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Exclusive Destiny freebie for GAME customers

GAME is currently going big on promoting an exclusive Destiny item available only to those who pre-order the Bungie title from the retailer. Speed through the world of Destiny with your Guardian’s very own upgraded and powerful Sparrow, available only at GAME,” the blurb says. Perfect for fast-travel across long …

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Boxed release inbound for Goat Simulator

Koch Media is getting its bovid love on by stepping up to the plat to publish a physical version of Goat Simulator. Joystiq reports that developer Coffee Stain Studios has team up with the Saints Row, Dead Island and Metro publisher for a boxed release for the game, which until …

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A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 – report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation. The analyst believes that by 2017 a total of 34 per cent of all games spend on PS4 and Xbox One will be spent on digital games. By comparison, it says that …

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Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo says it will focus on digital releases for its new IP given the platform’s flexibility. The firm’s president Satoru Iwata suggested during Nintendo’s Q2 earnings Q&A that customers were hesitant to buy boxed releases of new IP. Instead, Nintendo will focus on digital launches and its wide flexibility in …

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