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Star Wars classics to be available outside of PS4 hardware bundle

The four classic Star Wars ports announced as part of the Star Wars PS4 console bundle will be sold separately. Sony at the weekend revealed two Darth Vader themed PS4 console bundles, including a 1TB console and branded controller. One includes Star Wars Battlefront and the other Disney Infinity 3.0, …

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Digital sales accounted for 77% of EA’s Q1 revenue

Anyone who doubts the transition from physical to digital need only look to EA’s most recent financials for evidence. Of the $693m revenue generated by EA in the last quarter, $532m came from digital – which is up ten per cent year-on-year. The bulk of it came from digital mobile …

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European Commission: Our ‘Digital Single Market’ will strengthen the industry

The European Commission insists that its proposed Digital Single Market will open up the whole of Europe for games retailers. Among the proposals is a plan to end regional pricing, with online outlets such as Steam, the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live forced to maintain game prices across all countries …

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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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Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool. The Dark Knight’s latest outing, Batman Arkham Knight, helped propel the US games market in June. Warner Bros’ title topped the software rankings for the month, according to market tracker The …

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New Hitman is episodic, will ‘begin’ on December 8th

This year’s Hitman game will be a ‘digital first’ episodic release, although developer Io Interactive prefers not to use that term itself. We’re doing things a bit differently,” the studio said. Hitman will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 8th this year as a digital download. That’s …

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The Witcher 3 UK console downloads hit 144,000 in May

Almost 150,000 UK console gamers downloaded The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in May, the latest numbers from SuperData revealed. The UK download chart – which launched last month in Beta and MCV ran exclusively – shows just how successful games are in terms of both individual unit sales and total …

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GameStop hasn’t given up on pre-owned digital games

The idea of pre-owned digital games has been flying around for a while, and retailer GameStop still hopes to one day get the idea off the ground. "It’s still an opportunity that’s out there," GameStop merchandising director Eric Bright told GameSpot during a meeting at E3 last month. "I think …

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Counter Strike, Total War and Ark: Survival Evolved win big in Steam Summer Sale

Valve’s own Counter Strike: Global Offensive was the most purchased game during Steam’s recent PC Summer Sale. The game was purchased 899,405 times throughout the week, according to Steam Spy, pushing its total Steam sales up to over 14m units. Despite the 50 per cent discount applied to the game …

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Nintendo exec wants fans to ‘take more risks on the eShop’

The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America’s licensing department has urged the company’s fans to be a bit more adventurous with the digital content they buy. "It seems like a lot of the Nintendo fans and consumers they gravitate towards nostalgia, they gravitate towards platformer and puzzle action …

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