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Io: Only 20% of players will finish Hitman: Absolution

Developer Io Interactive predicts that just one in five players will finish the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. Knowing that 20 per cent of the players will see the last level of the game,” game director Tore Blystad told OPM. It’s horrible to know. It makes the people working on it really …

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Four out of five games are bought for men

The female gamer is in decline, research has found. Statistics from Kantar Worldpanel show that the boxed games market is proving more popular with males aged 18 to 24, while casual and female gamers are switching over todigital platforms. Three quarters of games sold in 2008 were bought for males …

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iPad claims 97% of US tablet market

New research from comScore – ‘Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices are Changing U.S. Digital Media Consumption Habits’ – merely consolidates what we all knew: in the US, the tablet market is the iPad market. It also found iPads have also begun to account for a higher share …

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Half of UK population play games

Non-gamers are now in the minority as over half of everyone in the UK play video games, a new report has revealed. The UK’s resident population is estimated at around 62m, and 32.9m of those say they play iPad, Android, PlayStation and Xbox games online. The findings were published in …

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GAME: 40% of annual revenue to come from next 10 weeks

Nearly half of game retail’s annual revenues will come from just one fifth of the calendar year. That’s according to GAME Group CEO Ian Shepherd, who has told investors that he hopes a strong set of releases will make up for the rough retail climate that has defined the year …

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In-app purchases account for 3/4 of iOS revenue

Nearly three quarters of all App Store revenue comes from in-app item sales, new data suggests. A study published by smartphone analyst firm Distimo claims that the huge bulk of App Store cash comes from a relatively small crop of apps. Only four per cent of iOS applications utilise in-app …

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68% of Xbox subs bought at retail

The High Street can play a major part in selling digital games, and Microsoft has the proof. Two thirds of Xbox Live Gold members paid for their subscriptions via traditional retailers, the platform holder told MCV. It highlights the extent to which retail has played a major role in growing …

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Xbox claims 69% of Brink sales

Bethesda’s online-centric shooter Brink saw over two thirds of its week one sales claimed by Xbox 360. Brink was this morning confirmed as the UK’s new No.1. Eurogamer reports that Microsoft’s platform accounted for 69 per cent of total boxed sales. PS3 claimed 23 per cent. Though you’d expect a …

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Games played by 40% of net users

Four out of ten internet users globally now play online games That’s according to a new report by Dutch browser gaming outfit Spil based on data from the company’s own pool of 130 million monthly active users and ComScore. The 2010 State of Gaming Report shows that of the 1.3 …

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Pre-owned claims 50% of GameStop profit

GameStop has revealed that sales of pre-owned game products accounted for 47.4 per cent of the company’s profit for the three months ending October 2010. In total pre-owned was worth $528.m, with profit of $250.2m. By comparison profit from new games reached $182.4m (21.7 per cent of the quarter’s total) …

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