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Star Wars Battlefront is EA’s biggest ever digital launch

EA hasn’t announced any sales numbers for Star Wars Battlefront, but it has said the game has claimed a new record. In the same way that last month’s beta for the shooter broke internal publisher records by attracting 9m players, the full release has now become EA’s biggest ever digital …

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Green Man Gaming forced to defend itself against grey market key claims

Retailer Green Man Gaming has questioned the motivations of a Reddit games deals thread after it made a string of what it believes are unfounded accusations. Chief among them is the claim that GMG is selling illicitly sourced digital games keys from outside the official channels. The retailer, however, points …

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Take-Two: ‘GTA Online success won’t change our strategy’

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business. For its second financial quarter, Take-Two revealed that 39 per cent of its revenue comes from digital content – primarily driven by Grand Theft Auto …

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Amazon Underground has tripled Rovio’s Amazon Appstore revenue

Retailer Amazon has said that developers who have signed up to its Amazon Underground ecosystem are enjoying a surge in revenues. Specifically, Angry Birds developer Rovio has seen revenues from the Amazon Appstore triple since launching four games on the service while Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja creators Halfbrick have …

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GTA Online has 8m weekly players as another publisher sees digital soar

Take Two has joined the ever-growing list of publishers profiting from players’ increased hunger for digital content. The publisher has revealed that Grand Theft Auto Online – which was included as part of Grand Theft Auto V – currently has 8m weekly players. For comparison, EA’s Battlefield 4 and Battlefield …

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Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Their announcement may have been greeted with criticism, but players seem to be voting with their wallets and backing the content. VentureBeat reports that the game’s Silver currency, which is purchased with real cash, has hit the top five of the Paid Add-Ons sales charts for PSN in the US. …

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Developer-run item stores arrive on Steam

Valve has rolled out a new developer-run storefront on Steam that lets developers sell in-game items. The scheme hasdebutedwith Facepunch’s open-world survival game Rust. It runs similar to existing community markets, but developers can now curate the store themselves. Developers can either sell their own items, or potentially sell items …

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ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes. The firm is offering codes for PlayStation Plus subscriptions, DLC, wallet top-ups and full games. It is eyeing the Xbox and Nintendo markets, too. We have PlayStation, plus a few other things that will launch in the coming weeks and months,” …

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Thinking inside the box: Why digital developers should bother with brick and mortar retail

The narrative goes that boxed games retail is dying as the digital market thrives. The digital sector has, in many ways, lowered the barrier to entry in the games market and been one of the main factors in the booming indie movement. Oh course, the physical games market is still …

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GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It’s been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer’s acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space. MCV asksCEO Martyn Gibbs (pictured, left) and CFO Mark Gifford (pictured, right) about the firm’s GAME plan for the next 12 …

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