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Excalibur cuts back on sims and eyes console business

Publishing label Excalibur is considerably cutting back on its simulation business as it invests more into its own IP. The firm is well-known for its sim games, such as Euro Truck Simulator, but it has faced challenges from self-published rivals. The simulation market for us has dried up and we’ve …

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PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PlayStation 4 has been the best-selling games console every month of the year to-date, Sony has told MCV. The company was speaking about the success in June of its limited edition console bundle, which features Warner Bros’ chart-topping title Batman Arkham Knight. Arkham Knight is the fastest-selling game of 2015 …

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Last year’s big hits top the digital console chart for June in the UK

The boxed charts might all be about Batman and Elder Scrolls, but 2014’s success stories continue to reign in the UK digital rankings. SuperData Research has published its latest Top Ten for digital sales on console in June, finding that retail chart-toppers Batman Arkham Knight and The Elder Scrolls Online’s …

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Sony on potential PS4 price cut: ‘We’ll leave it where it is for now’

PS4’s success in Europe is a sign that the hardware doesn’t need a drop in price, according to Sony’s chief for the region. SCEE president Jim Ryan toldVG247thatPlayStation 4 accounts for at least seven out of every 10 games consoles sold in any European country, with market share ‘frequently’ extending …

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More money is spent on games than movies and music combined, says IHS

Stat trackers IHS has shown its latest market data ahead of next week’s E3 – revealing that $92bn will be spent on games this year. That is higher than music ($18bn) and movies ($62bn) combined. The latest estimates from the firm also reveals that 80 per cent of this revenue …

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Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out. The latest GamePulse report from research outlet EEDAR estimates that the number of physical titles released for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s machines has more than halved over the last six …

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Metal Gear Solid V PS4 bundles coming to the UK

A limited edition of the PS4 will launch alongside Metal Gear Solid V this September. Previously announced for release in Japan, the 500GB machine is split with a black and crimson colour scheme, and includes a gun metal grey DualShock 4 controller. Both console and pad are branded with the …

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Konami: We are not at all focusing purely on mobile games

Konami will be doing more in the mobile games market, but it is not abandoning its console business. This comes from a fully translated version of the Nikkei interview with Konami president Hideki Hayakawa. A summary of the interview had already been translated earlier this month, and it seemed to …

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