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Who is supplying the console download data?

SuperData is the new official supplier of console download data for the UK games market. But how accurate is it? And can we expect it more frequently than just monthly? We ask CEO Joost van Dreunen Tell us a bit about SuperData. We’re a New York-based games research start-up that …

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Over 300,000 consoles sold during Black Friday week in the UK

315,000 games consoles were sold during the Black Friday week. UK retailers told MCV that it was PS4 that was the best-selling machine, with around 139,000 consoles sold. But it was very close between Sony and Microsoft, with Xbox One shifting almost 134,000 units. Note that these figures run from …

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Who is supplying the mobile charts?

Reflection is offering in-depth mobile data to games developers for free. What’s the catch? MCV asks founder and CEO Gustaf Leksell Tell us about your company. Reflection provides free and accurate revenue and download intelligence to the development community. At my previous job as an app developer, we couldn’t afford …

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The charts are back – and this time they are digital

At last! The UK games industry has some digital download charts. UKIE has signed agreements with leading providers of mobile and digital sales data, and MCV will be printing the results. Analytics firm Reflection will offer UK mobile sales charts, which will be distributed by UKIE alongside the boxed charts …

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November charts: Call of Duty, Fallout and Battlefront cause blockbuster month for the UK games industry

November proved to be a major month for the UK games industry, driven by a trio of major launches – Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront. Activision’s military shooter sold over 1m units in just over a week. The game is part of the Black Ops line of …

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Does Take-Two even need another Grand Theft Auto?

If you work in games retail, it will be hard to forget September 2013. Grand Theft Auto V launched to phenomenal critical acclaim, resulting in snaking queues outside stores and a level of commercial success that no other boxed game has attained before or since. A few weeks after the …

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Mastertronic enters administration

UK games publisher Mastertronic has entered administration. The firm says a deal is in place to buy the assets of the business and retain the existing team. However, MD Andy Payne will no-longer be involved. Mastertronic applied for a CVA in July 2014 to avoid a winding-up order. At that …

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PlayStation UK PR boss takes on European comms role

Long-serving PlayStation veteran David Wilson has been named the new director of communications for Europe. Wilson has spent over 15 years at PlayStation, joining in 2000 as head of UK PR. He has managed the launches of PS2, PSP, PS3, PS Vita and PS4. Prior to Sony, he worked as …

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PlayStation UK chief Gara joins Amazon

Fergal Gara has joined Amazon UK as director of PC. He joins the company after four years in charge of PlayStation’s UK and Ireland business. During his tenure, he helped turn around the firm’s fortunes in the UK. PlayStation was ranked No.3 in terms of console market share when he …

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Games retail braced for £70m Black Friday bonanza

This Friday could be the biggest sales day for games outside of a console launch. Over 70m is expected to be spent on games, consoles and accessories tomorrow (Friday, November 27th), based on MCV estimates. More retailers are involved this year than ever before, with the likes of GAME and …

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