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Take-Two predicts a complete shift to digital in around 10 years

The idea of shipping video games on disc will be completely dead in around a decade. That’s according to Take-Two president Karl Slatoff, who told the Credit Suisse Technology Conference that a purely digital future will arrive before too long. "I think over the long-term, it will be 100 per …

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Physical entertainment market grows for the first time since 2014

Data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests that physical games sales have enjoyed a surprise surge. UK physical entertainment spend for the quarter ending September was up 2.2 per cent across all sectors, but it was video games that saw the strongest growth – 26 per cent. That offset decline of 5.4 …

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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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The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

Rime will no longer cost more digitally on Switch than it does on other platforms. Developer Tequila Works in March blamed the disparity on development and publishing platform costs. And indeed, the physical Switch release will still retail for more than other platforms – a fact that presumably can be …

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Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017. UK physical game sales were up 0.5 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending March 12th. In contrast, physical music …

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Hitman’s physical release pushed back to 2017

The physical version of Square Enix’s new Hitman won’t be released until next year. The boxed release had been due out before the end of the year, but the publisher has told Videogamer that it has been delayed – although the reason has not been specified. Hitman is released digitally …

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Rocket League physical release coming from 505 Games

505 Games has signed up as the exclusive worldwide publishing partner for the physical version of Psyonix’s Rocket League. A Collector’s Edition of the game will be released on PS4 and Xbox One in Q3 2016. The game launched digitally on PS4 and PC last July and arrived on Xbox …

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Day one digital Fallout 4 sales outpaced physical

Bethesda has offered another glimpse into the secretive world of digital console game sales. Speaking to Game Informer, Bethesda producer Todd Howard has revealed that RPG hit Fallout 4 sold more digitally on day one that it did physically. To put that into perspective, while the publisher never announced any …

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Retail release confirmed for Tales from the Borderlands

UPDATE: 2K has told MCV that in the UKthe physical game is not coming to PS3, Xbox 360 or PC, and that the PS4 and Xbox One versions are exclusive to GAME. ORIGINAL STORY: Telltale Games has pencilled in a boxed release for former digital-only title Tales from the Borderlands. …

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Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market. The analyst says that sales of physical games fell 3.5 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending December 20th. However, that compares favourably with the …

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