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UK GAMES INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY: What are you worth?

This year, our salary survey shows a decline in the average UK games industry yearly wage. Last year we reported the number at 33,123 – this year it is just under 4,000 less, at 29,358. This is actually back in line with broader historical data, rather than a serious decline. …

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Record iPhone and iPad sales challenge Apple detractors

Apple is on the ropes as customers flock from iOS to Android, right? Perhaps not. The tech company last night reported record Q1 sales of 47.8m iPhones and 22.9m iPads. That’s up on last year’s sales of 37m and 15.4m respectively. That works out as over 800,000 iOS device sales …

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US Xbox 360 sales fall in December quarter

Xbox 360 still rules the roost in the US, but sales for the December quarter were sharply down year-on-year. Revenue for Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division – home of Xbox and Windows Phone – was down 11 per cent to $3.8bn with operating income up 15 per cent to $596m. …

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Minecraft hits 20m sales across all platforms

The seemingly unending sales onslaught of Minecraft has brought the title to another major milestone. The indie sandbox block-builder blockbuster has surpassed 20m units sold across its four available platforms, according to Mojang’s Jens Bergensten via Twitter. The company went on to reveal some key numbers for last year, announcing …

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Who says the boxed PC games market is dead? It overtook DS in the UK last year to be the fourth biggest games platform

PC has overtaken DS and 3DS to become the fourth biggest games platform in terms of boxed sales. That’s according to the latest data released to MCV from GfK Chart-Track. The PC market has been in decline over recent years, with more consumers choosing to download games via digital distribution …

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Skylanders toys make up 25% of UK accessories market

25 per cent of all accessories sold in the UK last year were Skylanders toys. Activision’s kids franchise was the UK’s biggest physical games brand last year, with around 6.2m figures sold. Skylanders has been a retail phenomenon and has generated over $500m in the US. It sits just behind …

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Europe to get pre-owned digital music market; Games on the agenda

US second-hand digital music marketplace ReDigi is preparing to launch in Europe and expand into areas including ebooks and video games. The company labels itself as the world’s first legal online marketplace for used” digital music whereby consumers can sell on second-hand digital goods as sites such as Ebay allow …

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Electronics sales boost Argos Q4 takings

Home Retail Group has announced that total sales grew 1.6 per cent to 1.744m between September 2nd and January 5th. Internet sales for the year accounted for 42 per cent of total sales. "Argos had a good peak trading period building on its first half performance,” says Terry Duddy, Home …

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Epic Mickey: The Power of Two US sales dreadful

Warren Spector’s original vision of a four-game Epic Mickey saga may be relegated to a pipe dream. The LA Times reports the Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two sold just 270,000 copies in the US by the conclusion of last year. In comparison, the first Epic Mickey moved 1.3m …

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HMV demise could kill 4% of games market; High Street entertainment share would plummet

The cost to the UK video games market should HMV fail to find a buyer could be as little as four per cent. That’s thanks to HMV’s relatively small share of the UK games market. Nonetheless, its demise would theoretically leave the High Street with just a 16 per cent …

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