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China extends its lead as world’s largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years. In 2016, the Chinese video game market was worth $25.6bn, and this is expected to grow to $29bn this year. This makes it …

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PlayersXpo unveils Ireland’s biggest ever gaming event

Independent News & Media has announced a brand new video games expo for Ireland. PlayersXpo will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday October 28th and Sunday 29th and vows to be the biggest show of its kind the country has ever seen. 20,000 visitors are expected across …

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PS4 overtakes Switch in monthly US sales race

After two successive months as the best selling console hardware in the US, Nintendo Switch has slipped back behind the PS4. NPD hasn’t released any numbers, so we don’t know by how much Switch sales fell or PS4 grew. By the same token, the Switch stock situation seemingly remains a …

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe claims fifth No.1 in Japanese weekly charts

After a relatively quiet week at Japanese retail, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back at the top of Japan’s weekly charts, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu. The title had been inched out of the number one spot for a couple of weeks following the launch of Nihon Falcom’s …

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Yes, there’s a Mario Kart VR game for HTC Vive

Bet this wasn’t an announcement you were expecting this week. Bandai Namco has announced plans to open a large virtual reality arcade called VR Zone in Japan in Shinjuku, expanding upon the company’s previous installation. And curiously, among the games confirmed for the new venue is Mario Kart VR. Although …

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Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale. While not quite as successful as the PS3 launch of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (which sold around 69,000, says Famitsu), …

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beats Breath of the Wild as best-selling Switch game in Japan

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now surpassed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the best-selling Switch title in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. Despite 20 per cent fall in sales week-on-week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed its fourth week at No.1 in Japan last …

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Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD’s monthly report. The overall market is up ten per cent at $636m. Hardware was up 37 per cent at $195m, with software up six per cent at $304m …

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe approaches 400k units in Japan with third week at No.1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed its third week at No.1 in the Japanese software charts last week, after selling another 30,745 units, according to the latest data from Famitsu. This takes its cumulative total to just shy of 400,000 units, (397,287, to be exact), after a fall of 64 per …

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