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UK games retail revenues drop to £14.1m

UK games retail generated 14.1m last week – a dip of 21.2 per cent from the 17.9m made during the week prior. Unit sales also dropped 11.2 per cent to 570,969 forthe week ending March 17th. EA continued its chart dominance last week with four games in the Top Five. …

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Games distributor profiles

MCV takes a closer look at some of the leading video game suppliers, with an update on what each company has achieved over the past year. Koch Media Established: 1994Key goods: Games, DVDs, softwareStaff: 350Based: Basingstoke, HampshireKey territories: UK, Benelux, Nordic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, North AmericaContact: …

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Chart-Track: This is still a £1bn industry

As publishers bemoan difficult game launches, Chart-Track has warned them to stop talking down retail. In an interview with MCV following its split from UKIE, the stat-tracking firm says the trade mustn’t forget the power of boxed retail, as it still accounts for 70 per cent of the UK software …

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Charity football event kicks off

A new industry five-a-side football tournament is set to raise over 2,000 for GamesAid. Organised by London creative agency SJS, the event will kick off on Tuesday, March 27th at Lucozade’s Power League at Wembley. SJS is hoping to attract around eight to 12 teams in a bid to raise …

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UKIE: Digital Chart coming February

Industry body UKIE has announced a digital chart for PC games will be published next month, two years after it began the project. It’s the first measure of downloadable video game sales and UKIE says it will be continually improved in the months ahead. The basic PC chart – which …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market shrinks by a third

It wasn’t a great week for UK games retail, with the market shrinking by a third. 14m was generated from game sales overall which is almost 7m less than last week’s 20.9m With no new big releases hitting shelves for the week ending January 14th, the number of units sold …

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The biggest Christmas 2011 games TV ad campaigns

Games and consoles TV advertising focused heavily on the broader family market in the week leading up to Christmas, as demonstrated by these Top Ten campaigns. Sony’s PlayStation 3 was the most viewed campaign. However, Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus achieved the most views per spot, highlighting a more harder hitting …

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Best Games of 2011 – Industry Picks

We all know which games you liked the most this year – we only have to look at the charts to figure that out. But what about the people that make up the games industry? MCV asks a number of recognisable games from publishing and journalism what their top picks …

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Watch the Xmas Industry Fight Club here

Namco Bandai and Capcom’s Xmas Industry Fight Club takes place tonight (December 2nd). But if you can’t attend the charity bash, then never fear, you can watch the whole night’s proceedings right here from 6pm. Alternatively you can visit here to watch the event. The industry Fight Club takes place …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market makes £54.6m

The market value dipped ten per cent to 54.6m, down from last week’s 60.9m. That’s still a huge amount and should increase as Christmas approaches. Unit sales were down only slightly (two per cent). This was driven by a series of Black Friday promotions. It was one of the last …

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