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‘Watch Dogs will be one of the biggest-selling games of the year’

Watch out EA, Activision and Take-Two, Ubisoft says its new IP will go toe-to-toe with the biggest games of the year. Watch Dogs launches next month and is hotly tipped to be the biggest selling title of 2014 so far. Ubisoft is already preparing future sequels and the firm’s Wayne …

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Tomb Raider has finally "exceeded profit expectations"

A year after it was released the Tomb Raider reboot has at last exceeded Square Enix’s sales estimates. The game famously fell short of what the publisher had hoped for last year despite selling 3.4m copies in its first three weeks. Now it has not only passed targets but looks …

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Sony: Launch PS4s have 0.4% fail rate, within expectations

As few as 0.4 per cent of launch PS4 consoles are experiencing technical problems, Sony has stated. It was revealed yesterday that a handful of consumers – as well as websites IGN and Kotaku – had experienced technical problems with their launch PS4s. Sony, however, has claimed that failure rates …

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Square Enix beats expectations as focus is shifted to Western development

The success of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has seen Square Enix easily beat its financial expectations for the six months ending September. The publisher had forecast an operating loss of 2bn (12.6m) but actually reported a (12.6m) but actually reported a 4.7bn (29.6m) profit. The publisher has also, …

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Capcom forecasts 1.2m Dead Rising 3 sales

Dead Rising 3 will sell over 1.2 million copies on Xbox One, says Capcom. The publisher revealed the figures in its latest financial document, which also detailed the Japanese firm’s report for the first half of the financial year ending 31st March 2014. The expectations fall short of previous entries …

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Platinum Games gives itself a ‘D’, says it needs to sell more games

The president of Platinum Games may be pleased with the quality of the studio’s output, but he’s less than happy with its sales. "The team has been working really hard," Tatsuya Minami told Polygon. "They’ve held up their end of the bargain and done a really good job of putting …

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Sony’s PS4 announcement – what and what not to expect

It’s nearly here. After years of speculation and weeks of rumour, tomorrow night we will finally get our first look at Sony’s next console. But what exactly will Sony be telling us tomorrow night? Bear in mind that a PS4 launch could well be as much as nine or ten …

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Capcom almost halves DmC sales expectations

DmC: Devil May Cry is going to fall well short of Capcom’s initial expectations for the game. Capcom had originally forecast sales of 2m units by the end of its financial year. That has now been lowered to just 1.2m units, Eurogamer reports. In its first week on sale in …

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Analyst: GameStop’s Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Sales of Wii U hardware and software failed to meet expectations at leading US games retailer GameStop, an analyst has claimed. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia claimed that the disappointment was despite an abundance” of stock, GameSpot reports. Software attach rates are also said to be low. Bhatia adds that …

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Dishonored sales exceed Bethesda’s own expectations

Yes, launching new IP is a gamble. But when it pays off, it pays off big. And that has proved to be Bethesda’s reward for launching new IP Dishonored in October. Not only has the game been a critical and commercial success in its own right, but it has successfully …

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