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UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Q4 has got off to a rough start for UK?games retail, with fewer games sold in October than September. In total 2.83m games were sold last month, a fall of 29.5 per cent over the same period a year ago. This is also 20.5 per cent down over September, which …

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The Settlers Online finds a new home on the High Street

Ubisoft has confirmed that it is to release another of its digital titles on the High Street. The Settler Online, which until now has only been available in browsers, will receive a boxed release on December 7th. However, whereas the browser version is free the boxed release will cost 19.99. …

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DayZ creator has no desire to bring game to retail

The standalone version of popular zombie mod DayZ will not be coming to retail, it seems. The game’s creator, Dean Hall, is currently working with Arma II developer Bohemia Interactive on a standalone version of the Arma II mod that has taken the indie PC games scene by storm. But …

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Sony lists freshly discounted PS3 Essentials titles

The new super-slim PS3 is to be joined at retail by an invigorated PS3 Essentials range. A wide assortment of first and third party titles will be released at retail for around €19.99 a piece. Many of them will also be available to download from PSN with prices starting at …

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UK games market reaches lowest ebb

Olympics fever was good news for publishers of Olympic-based games, but it wasn’t enough to save the UK games market from its worst performance ever last week. UKIE/Chart-Track data reveals that the total value of the physical UK games market for the week ending July 28th 2012 was 8.40m – …

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Green Man Gaming announces boxed game expansion

Hang on – this isn’t how it’s supposed to work, is it? In an age where many are happy to predict the death of the High Street, digital games retailer Green Man Gaming is going the other direction, having announced its expansion into the boxed games market. The strategy is …

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Telltale’s Walking Dead heading to retail; Second season confirmed

The five episodes that comprise the first season of The Walking Dead will be released on disc at retail, developer Telltale has announced. To date the games have been available to download individually for around 4 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Alternatively, the 15.99 season pass grants users all …

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ANALYSIS: Digital pressure on retail

Laurie Krohn, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, outlines pressures on the boxed games industry and looks at what the future might hold.. It’s fair to say that things are pretty tough in the world of boxed games – the value of the market has declined by 12.1 per cent …

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Sony: Consumers more likely to buy if a game is both digital AND boxed

Platform holder Sony claims the growing appetite for digital content is helping grow the sales of ‘full console’ games. The format-holder releases some games on PSN and at retail on the same day to make them as accessible as possible”. The world is changing at a rapid rate and the …

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Activision thinks Bungie deal may outlive boxed games

Boxed retail may not survive beyond 2019 and perhaps end as early as 2013, Activision believes. That’s the latest revelation to emerge from court documents detailing the publishing agreement between Bungie and Activision. As revealed earlier today, the pair currently have a deal spanning four title the ‘Destiny’ series, with …

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