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Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-13

Valve has revealed Steam’s top selling products chart for the week ending on April 13th. Strategy update Age of Empires II HD takes the top spot, beating out a rare tie for the runner-up spot with a heavily discounted Dishonored sharing space with Bioshock Infinite. The Walking Dead rises again …

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UK boxed game sales jump in March

2.67m boxed games were sold last month in what was a decent March for retail. That number is a slight 1.5 per cent drop over the same period in 2012, but it’s a big improvement over the significant declines posted in January and February. In fact, games stores generated 70.6m …

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Are publishers shunning boxed product?

Free-to-play and downloads are the fastest-growing business models of the past five years, but how many video games publishers actually rely on them rather than more traditional methods of releasing games? In January and February 2013, industry networking and events firm Game Connection led a publishers’ survey targeting key business …

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Who made the best game in the world? Find out in the Develop 100

MCV sister site Develop’s ranking of the best games of all time as voted for by game critics is now live. The Develop 100 Critics’ Choice asked a panel of over 200 journalists to vote for the best games ever made. Critics also voted for which company they consider to …

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The Japanese video games market actually GREW in the last 12 months

The Japanese video games market grew by 1.2 per cent year-on-year for the 12 months ending March 31st. No, that is not a typo. It’s the first annual growth the Japanese industry has reported in five years. Tech In Asia reports that the region’s games market hit $4.6bn in the …

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Just how far short of expectations did Square Enix’s console games fall?

Outgoing Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has revealed the exact extent of the publisher’s console game sales disappointments. As revealed last month, Sleeping Dogs has sold 1.75m units, Hitman: Absolution 3.6m units and Tomb Raider 3.4m units. Let’s talk about Sleeping Dogs,” Wada said in a financial briefing as reported …

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BioShock Infinite holds chart top spot

2K Games’ artistic shooter BioShock Infinite has remained at No.1 for a second week in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. That’s despite a week-on-week sales downturn of 75 per cent. Square Enix’s Tomb Raider charts in second place for the third consecutive week ahead of the only …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: March 31 – April 6

Valve has revealed Steam’s latest top ten sellers chart for the week ending on April 6th. Bioshock Infinite held off Trion Worlds’ just released open world multiplayer shooter Defiance for the top spot – something Infinite is getting used to. Pre-orders for Age of Empires II HD have picked up …

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UK boxed game sales spike over Easter

UK games retailers enjoyed its busiest weekend yet last week, thanks to BioShock and Tomb Raider. The two blockbuster releases of the last month dominated the Chart-Track Top 40 last week, with BioShock Infinite becoming the fastest selling game in the series to date. 743,045 games were sold in the …

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HMV: The full list of stores saved

HMV has revealed a list of the 141 stores that will be saved from closure. The remaining stores are listed below. The firm was acquired by Hilco UK this morning in a deal worth 50m. In total 81 HMV outlets have been closed from a store estate of 222. We …

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