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THQ Nordic: US will be strongest market for Darksiders III

Darksiders III is likely to sell better in the US than in Europe, publisher THQ Nordic has told MCV. Developed by Gunfire Games, the third entry in the action RPG Darksiders series is due for release sometime next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC. "The strongest market for Darksiders …

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PC games hardware market bucks wider technology trends

The sales of PC hardware may be suffering worldwide, but not in terms of games. Data specialists GfK revealed that sales of PC gaming components and peripherals rose by 13 per cent in 2015. Overall, the PC games hardware market – which also includes graphics cards and headsets – generated …

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Moshi Monsters collapse masks market growth for toy tie-ins

Toys based on game licences are actually in growth, despite what the numbers suggest, NPD has said. The toy tracker’s latest data – which does not include toys-to-life – shows that 62.3m was made from game-inspired toys, an eight per cent dip. But this is entirely down to Moshi Monsters. …

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Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokmon, Pac-Man. Recall one from after 2000 and it’s instead likely to be a product of the West: Halo, Call of Duty, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed. It’s …

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Over 40 indies braced for first London Gaming Market

A market dedicated to selling retro games and merchandise takes place this weekend, and the organisers expect it to give a huge boost to retailers. London Gaming Market is set for Sunday, November 15th at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square, London, and will return on April 3rd, 2016, …

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PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases. PS4 and Xbox One comprised two thirds of the mint boxed games market for the 12 weeks ending September 27th, according to retail tracker Kantar …

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