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FIFA 14 notches up 26m mobile downloads

The iOS and Android release for FIFA 14 has been downloaded over 26m times, EA has revealed. It’s the first time the series has been released as a free-to-play title. It’s unknown how that sales performance compares to its premium 2.99-priced predecessor. For comparison Pocket Gamer reports that the console …

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A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 – report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation. The analyst believes that by 2017 a total of 34 per cent of all games spend on PS4 and Xbox One will be spent on digital games. By comparison, it says that …

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Breaking the Steam monopoly

For many, the first word that comes to mind when discussing digital games is Steam. The Valve-owned digital distribution platform celebrates its tenth anniversary this year having opened its virtual doors back in September 2003. Since then, the success of the service has skyrocketed. Its most recent figures reveal there …

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If you include digital, Black Ops II has had the biggest year for a video game ever

Black Ops II’s digital revenue alone for the last 12 months would place it as the year’s third biggest game behind Grand Theft Auto V and Skylanders Giants. That’s according to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, who also told investors that Black Ops II’s total 12-month revenue is the biggest …

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Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo says it will focus on digital releases for its new IP given the platform’s flexibility. The firm’s president Satoru Iwata suggested during Nintendo’s Q2 earnings Q&A that customers were hesitant to buy boxed releases of new IP. Instead, Nintendo will focus on digital launches and its wide flexibility in …

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HMV app returns to App Store – minus in-app downloads

The controversial HMV music download app is back on iOS although its key bit of functionality has been cut. The app hit the headlines last week when it was revealed that users could use it to purchase and download music and have it automatically added to their iTunes library – …

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Sega classics coming to 3DS

Eight classic Sega titles have received 3D makeovers ready for a digital release on Nintendo’s 3DS. 3D Space Harrier, 3D Super Hang-On, 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast, 3D Ecco the Dolphin, 3D Galaxy Force II, 3D Shinobi III, and 3D Streets of Rage will be released in batches …

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EA reports another quarter of loss although digital growth continues

Publisher EA has reported a $273m loss for the quarter ending September 30th. That’s less than the $381m loss reported in the same quarter the year before. Net revenue for the period reached $695m. Digital revenue climbed to $450m, up from $324m a year earlier. That means digital accounted for …

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Grand Theft Auto V Games On Demand XBL release breaks records

The digital version of Grand Theft Auto V available on Xbox Live’s Games on Demand has broken records. Take-Two says that the game became both the highest grossing day one and week one release ever on Xbox Live following its release on the platform October 18th. The game had already …

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