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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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Zelda: Industry’s magic moments

The UK games trade shares its favourite Legend of Zelda moments including GAME’s Ian Shepherd, Capcom’s David Reeves, Ubisoft’s Murray Pannell and more. "Thinking back on my first playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time brings to mind a number of moments that left me in awe. From …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market dips 19%

The boxed games market value fell to 31.7m this week down from last week’s 39.1m – a change of 18.9 per cent. Unit sales dipped 14.7 per cent to 1,109,321. Sales were down partly because there were fewer blockbuster games released between October 29th and November 5th compared to prior …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market jumps 36%

It was a big week for the UK games market, with the total value up by 36 per cent to 39.1m, and unit sales up by 31 per cent to 1,300,858. The reason for the sales surge? Battlefield 3. The game is now the tenth fastest-selling game in Chart-Track history, …

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QA Profile: U-Trax

MCV sits down with U-Trax president Richard van der Giessen about the state of the localisation and quality assurance sector. How have publisher attitudes towards the sector changed in the past year? There’s no way to make a general statement about this for all publishers. Some of them really get …

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UK Software Sales Monitor: Market jumps to £17.6m

The weekly games software market value hit 17.6m this week – up 28 per cent over the 13.7m generated last week. Game unit sales leapt 11 per cent to 687,610. It’s the best performance for the boxed games industry in the past month, with Dead Island and Warhammer 40,000: Space …

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