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Consoles games market is nearing 50% digital tipping point

The move from physical to digital is happening faster than most analysts had predicted. A report from Games Industry shows that in some instances, triple-A console titles are seeing as much as 45 per cent of their sales being claimed by digital. Indeed, Activision just yesterday revealed that digital sales …

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Mothergunship to get physical PS4 and Xbox One release courtesy of Sold Out

Boxed specialist Sold Out has partnered with Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital to publish the physical console versions of first-person bullet-hell shooter Mothergunship in 2018, the company has announced. Arriving on PS4 and Xbox One and digitally on PC, Mothergunship is the spiritual successor to 2014’s Tower of Guns, …

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Valve’s Orange Box paved the way for today’s physical indie retail space

When Valve launched Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two as The Orange Box bundle back in 2007, it had a transformative effect on the games retail space of its day. That’s according to Valve’s Robin Walker, who recently spoke to PC Gamer about the legacy of the game bundle …

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Have Shadow of War sales lived up to its ‘triple-A flagship’ billing?

Warner Bros’ Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s first weekend figures came out this morning and it looks to be down on what the company was hoping for the title. It’s still one of the better-selling titles of the year – in the top ten of 2017’s various Week One openings – but we …

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Why Daedalic’s point-and-click adventure The Pillars of the Earth will be a hit on consoles

As the physical edition of Daedalic’s point-and-click adventure The Pillars of the Earth hits shelves today (September 8th), CEO Carsten Fichtelmann (pictured below) has told MCV he hopes the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be a hit with players despite the genre being a difficult sell …

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Physical game sales fell by 20% last quarter, says Kantar

Physical game sales have fallen 20 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s latest quarterly entertainment barometer report, with the limited number of new releases also affecting GAME’s share of the overall physical entertainment market. GAME’s market share fell by 2.5 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar’s figures, which is …

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Devolver Digital’s Absolver to receive limited physical release on PS4 and PC

Devolver Digital has announced its upcoming online action game Absolver will receive a limited physical release in when it launches next month. This is in addition to its standard digital release. Launching on PS4 and PC on August 29th, Devolver Digital will also be releasing 3,250 physical collector’s editions per …

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ERA: 2016 physical games revenue down 16.4% year-on-year, but digital up 12.1%

In 2016, revenue generated by the boxed games market dipped by 16.4 per cent. That’s according to data from the retail trade body ERA, which – citing GfK figures – says that 776m was generated by software sales during 2016, down from 2015’s 927.7m. This is due to some titles …

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Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies

Developer Yacht Club Games has revealed just how well its indie darling has performed. The studio has revealed that between its launch in June 2014 and December 2015 the platformer sold more than 1m units in total – physical and digital. But in February, the Kickstarter game’s digital sales figures …

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HTC partners up with Currys PC World, Overclockers UK and Scan for Vive VR

Starting today (Thursday, March 17th), consumers can try and pre-order HTC’s Vive VR headset at a number of PC-focused brick and mortar stores. The tech giant will be bringing its virtual reality hardware to Currys PC World (Leeds Birstall, Reading and Tottenham Court Road locations), Overclockers UK (Newcastle-under-Lyme) and Scan …

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