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Yoshida: "I think we can still pursue handheld market" with Vita

The president of SCE Worldwide Studios has perhaps for the first time admitted that question marks hang over the long-term future of PlayStation Vita. The console has failed the replicate the (criminally under-reported) success of its predecessor and continues to sell in low numbers across most key territories. However, speaking …

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Digital shift could mean game over for big publishers, Ed Fries says

Microsoft’s former games VP Ed Fries has warned big publishers that a digital gaming future could result in their demise He told [a]listdaily that the shift from physical to digital eradicates the very reasons large publishers were formed in the first place. Who knows if there’ll be big publishers in …

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OPINION: Future blames games – but did it fail to innovate as the world changed?

Future Publishing says the depreciated games market has hurt its growth. I’m not convinced that’s true. In fact, think hard about the notion that games overall are ‘challenged’ – at a time when the addressable audience for all kinds of games is bigger than ever – and the whole thing …

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Future blames weak sales on games market – and warns more cuts are ahead

Specialist games magazine publisher Future is planning more cuts, it has warned in a new trading updated. Sales in the three months up to June 2013 were below expectations and the firm will miss targets, it said today. So Future plans to keep cutting its print cost base until the …

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Future restructures its games team

Future has reorganised its senior management team for film and games. It follows the departure of Edge and OXM publisher Richard Keith last week, and criticism from Future’s senior management, which blamed disappointing sales of its video game publications for a drop in the company’s performance. Former head of entertainment …

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Desilets: The future is digital and there’s nothing you can do about it

Acclaimed developer Patrice Desilets doesn’t believe the recent furore over the Xbox One’s digital strategy will halt the march toward a disc-less future. "Yeah, games come on disc, and I get it guys you were really pissed off," he said of the Xbox One backlash at the Gamelab conference in …

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Wii U "could be relegated to a first party only platform"

The second half of 2013 will be crucial to deciding the ultimate fate of Nintendo’s Wii U, one analyst has stated. And while Nintendo itself is not hosting a press conference at next week’s E3, the LA convention is still of vital importance to the struggling console. We believe the …

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OPINION: Where now for Nintendo?

As if the varied reporting on Nintendo’s financials this morning is not confusing enough, the disparity of the analysis could well baffle many readers. The fact is that Nintendo is a brand that matters personally to a lot of people. David Braben once suggested to me that this is because …

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UK games industry to HMV: Stick with us

Leading UK publishers will meet HMV this week with one clear message: Don’t give up on games. The entertainment giant emerged from administration last week with 132 stores, plus nine Fopp outlets. 79 HMV shops closed in total – fewer than originally feared. But there’s still uncertainty around video games …

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UPDATED: Edge editor Wiltshire is leaving Future

Alex Wiltshire, the current editor of Future’s Edge magazine, is to leave the publication at the end of the month. The news comes from upcoming games conference Launch, which says Wiltshire is leaving to work as a freelance writer and consultant on video games for developers and institutions including the …

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