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Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Activision has posted revenues ahead of its forecasts, with digital accounting for a record percentage of its business. GAPP revenues climbed from $1.11bn last year to $1.28bn for the year ending March. On a non-GAAP basis, however, revenue was down from $772m last year to $703m this time. Digital GAAP …

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EC outlines plans to illegalise geo-blocking, enforce EU digital price parity

Europe’s 28 different national digital markets could be merged into one if new proposed reforms from the European Commission are made law. This would bring an end to price differences for digital purchases from the likes of Steam, PSN and Xbox Live in different European countries, forcing parity across regions. …

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Valve: We hate Steam gift restrictions as much as you do

The gifting restrictions recently enforced on Steam were unavoidable in the face of spiralling fraud, Valve has said. A number of restrictions were put in place late last year, and expanded upon earlier this year, that restricted some games from being played in a different region to that in which …

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EA agrees to amend Origin refunds policy in Australia

Customers of Origin in Australia could soon have similar refund rights as those in the EU. Kotaku reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has told the publisher that its current refunds policy is at odds with consumer law. And EA has relented, agreeing to amend its policies. Businesses …

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Resident Evil HD passes 1m worldwide sales

Capcom has revealed that its recent reworking of survival horror classic Resident Evil has been a strong seller. Specifically, the game has sold over 1m units worldwide since its release on January 20th. This is in part because the dev team made a great product, but also because of the …

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Another PC game skips physical release in the UK

Another one of this year’s big PC games releases will not be available physically, it has emerged. ShopTo has revealed that the standard edition of Ubisoft’s upcoming shooter Rainbox Six Siege will not be released on disc in the UK. The Collector’s Edition, which comes complete with a guide book, …

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PS4 edition of Ultra Street Fighter IV hits PS Store next month

Ultra Street Fighter IV is heading to PlayStation 4 next month as a digital offering, Sony and Capcom have announced. The PlayStation Blog reveals the digital edition of the game will arrive on the PS Store May 26th in both North America and Europe. It’ll cost $24.99. The PS4 release …

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Codemasters launches its own digital store

UK publisher Codemasters has become the latest publisher to begin selling its titles directly to consumers. As spotted by PCGamesN, the store doesn’t currently titles from any other publishers – in contrast to the likes of EA and Ubisoft who are happy to sell titles from rivals on Origin and …

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Bloodborne has sold 155k digital units worldwide, SuperData claims

PS4 exclusive Bloodborne is on track to become the most successful game in the Souls series to date, with digital sales accounting for over a tenth of its total. While it’s not a Souls game by name, of course, it’s commonly accepted that Bloodborne sits resolutely within the Souls games …

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Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Apple’s successful Asian strategy has seen Chinese iOS owners download more apps than their American counterparts for the first time. VentureBeat speculates that last year’s launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was the catalyst, with Chinese consumers typically preferring smartphones with larger screens. Both models featured bigger …

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