Tag Archives: digital

Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Superdata’s worldwide digital games report for September has shown an annual 11 per cent increase in sales. Overall the digital games market was worth $5.4bn. The biggest growth was seen in digital console game sales, which shot up 29 per cent to $326m. That’s despite the number of console players …

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Some US Wii U owners left stumped by Project Zero

The digital-only release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (known as Project Zero in the UK) in the US has left some unable to play the game. Kotaku reports that the eShop download weighs in at 15GB. Nintendo has to date released two versions of the Wii U – …

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Darkest Dungeon’s full release coming in early 2016

Having won plenty of admirers throughout its stint on Steam Early Access, Darkest Dungeon now has a full release date. The game, which earned Kickstarter backing of $313,337 and hit Early Access in February, will be released on January 19th. This community has grown beyond our expectations, and we’re both …

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‘Overly ambitious’ expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

Digital retailer Humble Bundle has been forced to let 12 of its staff members go, after the firm’s CEO admitted it had attempted to grow too quickly. Polygon, citing an anonymous source, reported that the job losses took place across the entire company last week, and accounted for around 20 …

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Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium bundle due out this month, costs £240

A new Wii U SKU will include two of the platform’s most popular multiplayer games. The Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium Pack will include digital copies of the titular titles, coming with the racing game pre-installed and a download code voucher for the squid shooter. Mario Kart …

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Publishers now legally obliged to refund faulty digital goods

A new set of consumer rights laws comes into effect today that give buyers the right to a full refund on any faulty digital purchase for 30 days. This is particularly pertinent for gamers, with an increasing number of titles hitting shelves in a state many would consider to be …

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Opinion: Who will make the next Rocket League?

If you visited MCV Towers at all this summer, there’s a good chance you would have heard the words ‘Rocket’ and ‘League’ echo around the floors. We’ve loved the car-football title here, and the fact it has been played by 6m people suggests that we’re not the only ones. That …

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ERA: Games success story deserves to be told

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has thrown its support behind MCV’s Digital Counts campaign. The trade body says it estimates that games’ digital market is bigger than both music and video, but is unable to say definitively due to the lack of tracked figures. In a letter sent to MCV, …

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Destiny: The Taken King claims PSN’s records

The expansion to Bungie’s co-op focused shooter Destiny has claimed a new PlayStation Network record. Publisher Activision says that the game has become the most downloaded day one new release on Sony’s network. It has also claimed the record for the highest number of total players and peak online concurrency …

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GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

The largest American High Street games retailer will now only sell console bundles that include physical copies of games. It is common nowadays for hardware bundles to include download codes instead of physical games. However, Giant Bomb reports that the retailer in a recent conference call outlined its new physical …

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