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Xbox One sales spike 75% during S launch week

The 2TB version of the new Xbox One S has already completely sold out in the UK, boosting sales of the console by more than 75 per cent last week. UK retailers told MCV that stock for the machine was tight, although Xbox will release more 2TB machines in the …

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Why Ubisoft’s Reflections is far more interesting than you think it is

MCV had a certain perception of Ubisoft Reflections before it visited the Newcastle-based developer. The firm hasn’t led its own triple-A games project since Driver: San Francisco five years ago. Since then, it has been largely used in a support capacity, helping out with the likes of Just Dance, Watch …

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UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

In a month where Pokmon Go dominated the media, sales of boxed video games plunged to an all-time low. 21.4m was spent on physical video games in the UK during July – the lowest figure ever reported. The previous low happened in July 2013, when the market made just 23m. …

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London Games Festival 2017 kicks off March 30th

Put the date in the diary, London Games Festival 2017 will run from March 30th to April 9th. The event will kick off with EGX Rezzed at the Tobacco Docks, while the week will also feature the BAFTA Games Awards, which will take place on April 6th. Other events include …

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BioShock creator Ken Levine to deliver EGX Rezzed keynote

Ken Levine will headline next year’s EGX Rezzed on Thursday, March 30th. Levine is the man behind the BioShock series and details of his talk will be revealed ‘soon’. He is currently working on an unannounced narrative-driven game for Take-Two. Levine is one of the original creators of 1998’s Thief: …

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HTC: ‘Triple-A publishers risk creating massive rivals by not investing in VR’

The content boss for the Vive VR headset has delivered a warning to major games publishers that are reluctant to invest in virtual reality. Joel Breton told MCV that these businesses risk enabling ‘massive new competitors’ by not getting in early on virtual reality – akin to what happened in …

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3DS sales up over 200 per cent as Pokémon Go phenomenon carries on

In what is becoming a now weekly MCV story, UK sales of 3DS consoles and 3DS Pokmon games continue to rise as the Pokmon Go obsession continues. According to retail sources quoting GfK figures, Nintendo was the No.1 boxed games publisher (both in units and value) last week. The firm …

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Sub-£200 price is crucial to NX success, says UK retail

UK retail buyers have told MCV that they have ‘high hopes’ for Nintendo’s new console, but only if it’s affordable. Every retailer surveyed says that a sub-200 price tag will be ‘essential’ if Nintendo hopes to stage a comeback in the console market. The games industry sorely misses a strong …

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Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX ‘dream’ line-up

Nintendo is putting together a triple-A software line-up, to ensure NX flies out of the gate next year. Developer Game Freak will bring Pokmon to the platform, while Nintendo’s first party titles include the previously announced Zelda game – Breath of the Wild – and a new Mario game. All …

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EA’s mission to drive eSports into the mainstream

20minutes into our interview with Todd Sitrin, the senior VP of EA’s new Competitive Gaming Division, and we realise that he hasn’t used the word ‘eSports’ once. We purposely do not use the term,” he tells us. eSports is that shiny execution that is getting a lot of hype. We …

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