Tag Archives: france

UK leads digital and physical game sales

NDP data shows that UK consumers buy more video games – both boxed and downloadable – than those in France, Germany in the US. The research group reported that the split between physical and digital sales in Germany is nearly equal, although France is dominated by boxed sales. The UK …

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GAME hints at possible international sell-off

UK retailer GAME has hinted at the possible sale of some of its international operations as it continues to fight for its life in the UK. In response to press speculation the GAME Group confirms that it is in ongoing dialogue with its lending syndicate to reach agreement on revised …

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Imagine Online heads to the High Street

Ubisoft has released a physical starter pack for its browser-based game and popular girls’ property Imagine Online. This launched in France last week but will arrive in the UK and the rest of Europe next year. It is priced at €14.99 and includes one-month diamond membership for the browser-based free-to-play …

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Armed robbers steal Modern Warfare 3 shipment

Up to 6,000 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were reportedly stolen by French thieves in the early hours of yesterday morning. Eurogamer reports that a car crashed into a van carrying around €400,000 worth of video games at 8:00am on Sunday morning. Upon exiting the van, the …

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French courts illegalise console piracy

The Court of Appeal in France has followed the UK’s lead in effectively illegalising the sale of the DS piracy device R4. Six companies failed in their appeal against their conviction for selling the R4, meaning that as is the case in the UK legal precedent has now outlawed the …

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French acquisition and UKdeal grows Sony DADC

Sony DADC now handles over half the French games market’s distribution following the acquisition of Supply Chain Performance. Swooping for the business based just outside Paris helps the firm make good on its promise to grow its power in physical distribution across all of Europe. In February, Sony DADC told …

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PS3 trumps Xbox 360 in France

PS3 is leading both hardware and software sales in France, outselling Microsoft’s Xbox 360 on both counts. This sales triumph was announced by Sony and based on GfK data, according to CVG. The PS3 has sold more than three million units in the country, surpassing 2.3m Xbox 360 sales. In …

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