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Take-Two predicts a complete shift to digital in around 10 years

The idea of shipping video games on disc will be completely dead in around a decade. That’s according to Take-Two president Karl Slatoff, who told the Credit Suisse Technology Conference that a purely digital future will arrive before too long. "I think over the long-term, it will be 100 per …

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Consoles games market is nearing 50% digital tipping point

The move from physical to digital is happening faster than most analysts had predicted. A report from Games Industry shows that in some instances, triple-A console titles are seeing as much as 45 per cent of their sales being claimed by digital. Indeed, Activision just yesterday revealed that digital sales …

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PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal remains the top digital payment method among gamers around the world, according to the latest analysis from SuperData Research, but strong competition from Apple Pay and Amazon Payments are starting to erode PayPal’s market share. In the US, PayPal’s market share fell from 32.1 per cent in 2015 to …

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A Fidget Spinner app is top of the iTunes charts

If you’re a parent, you are undoubtedly more than aware of what a Fidget Spinner is. Cast your mind back to when you were at school. What were the crazes then? Teenage Mutant ‘Hero’ Turtles? Tamagotchi? Or more recently maybe Loom Bands? These flash in the pan sensations define our …

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Steam clamps down on ‘fake game’ Trading Card scammers

The Trading Card system will be locked away from new releases on Steam until they have have proven themselves to be real games. Many games offer Trading Cards which can be sold by players on the Steam marketplace. Their value is typically low, often around 10p or less, although some …

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The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

Rime will no longer cost more digitally on Switch than it does on other platforms. Developer Tequila Works in March blamed the disparity on development and publishing platform costs. And indeed, the physical Switch release will still retail for more than other platforms – a fact that presumably can be …

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‘Milestone year’ sees EA stock hit $100 for first time

EA’s share price passed the $100 mark yesterday after what boss Andrew Wilson described as a milestone year. Q4 revenues jumped 16 per cent to $1.53bn, although net income fell nearly 40 per cent to $566m. However, while physical game sales were flat, digital revenues are soaring. Furthermore, the company …

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Valve pledges to open up about Steam’s inner workings

Valve has pledged to work directly and transparently with the Steam community as it continues to evolve PC gaming’s largest marketplace. In a lengthy blog post, Valve has tried to explain why serving the interests of such a large and diverse group of consumers is a very tough task. One …

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Digital market grows seven per cent in March

SuperData has said that the global digital video games market in March was up seven per cent year-on-year, reaching $8bn. Within this, mobile grew 13 per cent, while non free-to-play games fell by six per cent. In the US, digital revenues rocketed 15 per cent year-on-year, reaching $1.46bn, while digital …

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FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

EA’s FIFA 17 was the highest grossing console game digitally in the UK last month. SuperData’s March 2017 chart has the football sim way out front in the listings, with digital revenues of 7.38m. Next up was the current physical charts No.1, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with digital console revenues …

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