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Destiny and Minecraft were the best-selling games on PlayStation Store in 2014

Sony has revealed which games and DLC on the PlayStation Store were big hits last year, with Destiny and Minecraft topping the rankings. Posted on the US PlayStation Blog, the charts show that Activision’s sci-fi shooter Destiny attracted the most downloads on PS4, with ever-popular block-building hit Minecraft the most …

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Hearthstone now has over 20m players

Blizzard’s free-to-play card battler Hearthstone has reached a significant player milestone. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, as it is officially called, now has over 20m registered players. It previously had hit 10m in March but has since then added to its PC and Mac version by launching on iPad. An Android …

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Freemium mobile games up 39% and full game downloads down 43% at EA

EA’s Q3 financials have revealed the extent to which the smartphone market has shifted from full price to freemium and microtransaction titles. Overall mobile grew 18 per cent to $120m for EA for the quarter ending June 30th, with smartphone and tablets accounting for 90 per cent of that. Within …

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Monument Valley sells 1m

Ustwo’s optical illusion puzzlerMonument Valley has passed the one million downloads mark. The game was originally released for iPad last year, but later came to iPhone and Android platforms. A third of all Android downloads for the game are via the Amazon app store, according toTechCrunch. Players guide a silent …

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Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report. According to the Q2 2014 Market Index from analyst App Annie, Google Play downloads shot up by 15 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. The growth …

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Wolfenstein: The New Order illegally downloaded over 100,000 times

It’s a big hit with legitimate shoppers, but it seems that the new Wolfenstein was popular with pirates, too. TorrentFreak reports that Wolfenstein: The New Order was in its first week downloaded via BitTorrent in excess of 100,000 times, making it the largest torrent of any type for the week. …

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Trials Frontier downloaded over six million times in first week

Ubisoft’s Trials Frontier has broken mobile records for the publisher. It has revealed that the game, despite aggravating some critics, was downloaded over 6m times in its first week of release, making it the fastest selling mobile game the publisher has ever released. The game is currently the number one …

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425m paid Tetris downloads and counting on mobile

Tetris has amassed more than 425 million paid mobile downloads, more than the combined sales of boxed software. The Game Boy version of Tetris sold 35 million copies, with boxed products altogether selling around 70 million, according to the founder of The Tetris Company. Develop has more details.

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Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news. As reported by The Guardian, the Chancellor also revealed plans to close a VAT loophole that was allowing the likes of Steam, Apple and Amazon to sell their …

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