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PC shipments fall to nine year low

Two analysts have reported a sharp fall in PC shipments for the first quarter if 2016. VentureBeat reports that Gartner says global PC shipments for the period fell 9.6 per cent to 64.8m units. It’s the first time since 2007 that the number has fallen below 65m. IDC’s numbers were …

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Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Total sales of virtual reality headsets will reach $895m by the end of 2016, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. The prediction is somewhat lower than other recent estimates. SuperData last month estimated that the entire VR sector, including hardware and software, will reach $3.6bn this year – and …

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International Factfile 2016: China

China is now the biggest video games market in the world. The Chinese industry had revenues estimated at more than $22.2bn (over 15.5bn) last year, according to data firm Newzoo, and outperformed the US for the first time. With over 446m players – which represent a third of the total …

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Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

A new title in Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series has once again gone straight to No.1 in Japan. Called Sangokushi, this release is a crossover between the popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise and Koei Tecmo’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. Though Yo-Kai Watch claims yet another No.1, its initial sales …

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What kind of games media is the most-trusted?

A few weeks ago, we ran a news story that revealed that gamers in the UK trust their media. 83 per cent of gamers surveyed said they trust the specialist games press, versus 71 per cent for YouTubers and 70 per cent for mainstream media (such as newspapers, websites and …

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How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

TinyBuild’s new game Punch Club has garnered its fair share of headlines since it debuted in January. The title was marketed with an interesting Twitch Plays series, and went on to make $1m in sales in just ten days, shifting 100,000 copies. And last week, TinyBuild announced a new sales …

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The Division claims yet another record

Ubisoft’s shooter RPG hybrid The Division has set yet another record for the publisher. The game today celebrates its fourth consecutive week at the top of the GfK Entertainment All Formats Top 40. That’s the longest run at No.1 for any Ubisoft title in the company’s history. Last month the …

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The Division claims fourth No.1 in the UK

Tom Clancy’s The Division has smashed the record for unbroken Ubisoft No1s in the All Formats charts. This is the fourth week that Ubisoft’s online shooter has spent at the No.1 spot. The new IP holds this position despite a 37 per cent dip in sales. Fellow Ubisoft title Far …

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Miitomo has been downloaded 3m times

Nintendo has revealed just how well its first foray into the mobile gaming space is doing. The platform holder took to Twitter (below) to announce that Miitomo has been downloaded three million times worldwide. This follows the app’s launch in the UK and American markets yesterday (March 31st). Miitomo was …

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Final Fantasy XV needs to smash 10m copies to be a success

The latest entry in the Final Fantasy series needs to shift more than 10 million units to be considered a success. As reported by Kotaku UK, game director Hajime Tabata said at a press conference that Final Fantasy XV needs to hit this figure over its lifetime. This is a …

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