Tag Archives: boxed

The relationship between games advertising and sales

Generation Media looks at the year-on-year percentage change in video games advertising and sales of boxed titles. The way in which consumers are able to purchase games and consoles in recent years has gone beyond just retail. As such, it has become difficult to understand what is really going on …

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Microsoft resists simultaneous digital and retail Xbox 360 releases

Games will not arrive on Xbox Live on the day they hit retail shelves any time soon, says Microsoft. The computer giant has not been influenced by Sony’s push to launch titles on its online PSN platform the same day they arrive in stores in boxed form. Many PS3 titles …

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Doctor Who to get limited physical release on PS3

The first ever outing for Doctor Who on the PS3 WILL now get a limited physical release. When the game was announced it was claimed that it would be downloadable over PSN only, with a PC release to follow at a later. However, Amazon is now listing the game for …

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Gravity Rush WILL get boxed release in Europe

Space-shifting action title Gravity Rush will now be released as both a boxed and digital title in Europe, MCV understands. Sony had previously stated that it would only be available in Europe via the PlayStation Network. The reason for the decision is unknown, though it is likely linked to the …

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Koch distributing Game of Thrones RPG this summer

The Game of Thrones action RPG will hit UK shelves this June and be supplied to retailers by Koch Media. It’s based on the hugely successful ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ novels written by George R.R. Martin, which have sold over 15m copies worldwide. These spawned the hit TV …

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FEATURE: Games distribution special

You’d think distribution would be a less exciting part of the games industry, but you’d be wrong. As its life is so deeply rooted with physical retail, the sector faces just as many ups and downs as the High Street. If it’s not the threat of new competitors emerging and …

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Digital Vita games ‘17% more expensive’ than retail

The launch games for the PlayStation Vita cost an average of 17 per cent more to download over PSN than they do to buy on the High Street or online. That’s according to calculations from bargain hunting site SavyGamer, which has compared the recently released PSN price list with the …

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Strictly Come Dancing game axed

Ubisoft has canned its licensed music game Strictly Come Dancing. The title – based on the popular BBC TV show – was due to hit shelves on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in time for Christmas last year. However, a Strictly Come Dancing game will still arrive, but it will …

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Digital Vita games also cheaper in the US

US retail has, as expected, confirmed that buying a game digitally for the PlayStation Vita will be cheaper than buying a physical version of the same title. This price disparity is already established in Japan and will, in all likelihood, also be the case when the handheld arrives in the …

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And the average Vita launch game RRP is…

The average RRP of a boxed PlayStation Vita game in the UK on launch day will be 33, MCV can reveal. The news comes as Vita gets its second 44.99 RRP title in the shape of FIFA Football. It joins Sony’s own Uncharted: Golden Abyss in the full-price tier. Vita …

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