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iPhone suffers another sales drop

It was once unheard of, but once again Apple has reported a decline in the number of iPhones being sold. The device still sells in astronomical numbers, of course – 50.76m handsets were sold in the three months ending April 1st. But that’s down on the 51.19m sold in the …

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Nintendo has said that Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the fastest ever game in the series in the US. The platform holder says 459,000 copies were sold across physical and digital on its first day of release in the US on April 28th. That represents at attach ratio …

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Digital market grows seven per cent in March

SuperData has said that the global digital video games market in March was up seven per cent year-on-year, reaching $8bn. Within this, mobile grew 13 per cent, while non free-to-play games fell by six per cent. In the US, digital revenues rocketed 15 per cent year-on-year, reaching $1.46bn, while digital …

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Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

It’s pretty tough to get a handle on Xbox performance nowadays, but Microsoft’s latest financials do reveal a few snippets. Microsoft Gaming revenues for fiscal Q3 climbed four per cent. It was also revealed that Xbox Live users jumped 13 per cent to 52m active accounts. Microsoft no longer reports …

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PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

Switch’s early success may continue to grab the headlines, but the enduring success of the PS4 continues to be the console sector’s crowning jewel. Sony has revealed that it shipped 20m PS4s in the year ending March 31st 2017, making it the most successful period in the console’s history. In …

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FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

EA’s FIFA 17 was the highest grossing console game digitally in the UK last month. SuperData’s March 2017 chart has the football sim way out front in the listings, with digital revenues of 7.38m. Next up was the current physical charts No.1, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with digital console revenues …

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March. The shooter enjoyed the best launch ever for a Ghost Recon title and the second best ever Tom Clancy launch, falling short only of The Division. In second place was Nintendo’s The Legend …

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Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

The global video games market is expected to grow by 7.8 per cent in 2017. That’s according to Newzoo’s Global Games Market Report, which predicts that total worldwide games revenue will reach $108.9bn this year. Digital games will account for $94.4bn of this. Mobile will be the most lucrative segment, …

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The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest ever selling console in the US

Nintendo has announced as part of the March NPD results that the Switch has become its fastest selling video game system ever in the US. The console shifted 906k units in March. That puts it ever so slightly ahead of the Wii U, which sold 890k in its first five …

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Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017. UK physical game sales were up 0.5 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending March 12th. In contrast, physical music …

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