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Sony on potential PS4 price cut: ‘We’ll leave it where it is for now’

PS4’s success in Europe is a sign that the hardware doesn’t need a drop in price, according to Sony’s chief for the region. SCEE president Jim Ryan toldVG247thatPlayStation 4 accounts for at least seven out of every 10 games consoles sold in any European country, with market share ‘frequently’ extending …

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance western release set for October

The latest in Nippon Ichi’s Disgaea franchise will arrive this October in North America and Europe, publisher NIS America has announced. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will release on October 6thin North America and October 9thin Europe for PlayStation 4 consoles. Additionally, the North American release offers a special "launch …

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Western launch of Dragon Quest Heroes on PS4 set for October

Dragon Quest Heroes will launch in Europe and North America on PlayStation 4 this October, Square Enix has revealed. The game will launch on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. Physical releases include a standard edition, Collector’s Edition and Day One Edition. The Day One Edition …

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International Factfile 2015: Austria

Indie retail continues to flourish in Austria, as the country’s hypermarkets fail to make a significant dent in the games retail space. Additionally, the two largest grocery retailers in the country – Rewe International and Spar sterreichische Warenhandels – both have a minimal games offering, allowing specialist and independent games …

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EU accuses Google of abusing search monopoly

Google has broken European antitrust laws and as a result could be fined up to 10 per cent of its annual earnings, the European Commission has said. The search giant is accused of abusing its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services [in the EEA] by systematically …

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EU wants to end regional digital pricing, enforce Digital Single Market

The European Commission has announced plans that, if passed, will turn the digital video games market on its head. Currently sellers such as Valve (Steam), Sony (PlayStation Network) and Microsoft (Xbox Live) funnel customers through regional portals according to their location. This is done partially for rights reasons but primarily …

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OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood lands on PS4 and Vita next week

OlliOlli 2 will launch on PS4 and PS Vita next week in North America and Europe. The PS edition of Roll7’s skateboarding sequel hits North America on March 3rd and Europe on March 4th. Publisher Curve Digital has also revealed in a related announcement, that the original OlliOlli will release …

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International Factfile 2015: Belgium

Casual and online games continue to prosper in Belgium, as sluggish smartphone uptake limits the presence of mobile gaming in the region. According to market tracker and research firm yStats.com, the majority of Belgian gamers play social or casual games. This is supported by online data outlet Statista, which reports …

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Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch’s Western invasion

One of Japan’s most popular video game series is to give it a go in the West with the release of a toy line in Europe and the US in 2016. Hasbro has signed a deal to make toys based on Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series. The Pokemon-a-like game ruled …

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Nintendo abandons TVii plans for Wii U in Europe

In news that will surprise very few, TVii will not be coming to Wii U in Europe. The functionality was supposed to allow Wii U owners to access TV channels and streaming video services through their console, with a TVii button having sat on the console’s UK dash since launch. …

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