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UK boxed video game sales plummet in October

Q4 has got off to a rough start for UK?games retail, with fewer games sold in October than September. In total 2.83m games were sold last month, a fall of 29.5 per cent over the same period a year ago. This is also 20.5 per cent down over September, which …

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The Settlers Online finds a new home on the High Street

Ubisoft has confirmed that it is to release another of its digital titles on the High Street. The Settler Online, which until now has only been available in browsers, will receive a boxed release on December 7th. However, whereas the browser version is free the boxed release will cost 19.99. …

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Vita Black Ops bundle doesn’t include physical copy of the game

Sony’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Vita hardware bundle will not include a physical copy of the game. Videogamer reports that the SKU will instead contain a code to download the game from the PlayStation Store. Also included in the bundle is the handheld console and a 4GB memory …

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Archos GamePad marries tablet touchscreen with Vita-like controls

A seven-inch Google tablet with Vita-like physical controls that costs less than a Nexus 7? That’s the promise from Archos, whose new ‘GamePad’ hopes to be the ideal offering for those who want the flexibility of a tablet PC and the usability of a portable games machine. The device houses …

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EA’s Moore: ‘Next generation will give packaged goods a rebirth’

Electronic Arts may be spearheading the digital revolution, but discs aren’t dead yet, says COO Peter Moore. In an interview with MCV at Gamescom, the influential figure in fact predicted that packaged goods will be reborn when the much-discussed new generation of consoles arrives, even if the digital tipping point …

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Digital could overtake physical in 2-3 years, EA’s Moore believes

The sale of digital product could account for the majority of EA’s revenue within 24 to 26 months. That’s according to EA COO Peter Moore, who told Reuters that: "There will come a point, whether it is two or three years from now, when we say ‘We are doing more …

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Books hit digital tipping point – how long until games do the same?

Retailer Amazon has reported that UK consumers are for the first time purchasing more digital books than they are physical copies. Specifically, it currently sells 114 Kindle books for every 100 print books. And it appears that as well as being of benefit to Amazon, the switch to digital has …

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Nintendo details trio of 3DS retail options

Nintendo has detailed the three ways in which consumers will be able to purchases digital games for the 3DS. Andriasang reports that gamers have three options. Firstly, they can download the game directly onto their machine from the Nintendo eShop. Simple. Secondly, they can buy a code from an online …

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Koch: ‘Nobody is abandoning physical’

Having won new deals to handle Sega and THQ games in Europe, Koch Media boss Klemens Kundratitz says a paradigm shift lies ahead for publishers on the continent. The distributor expects more games publishers to abandon costly regional operations in favour of local partners as they try to invest more …

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HOT TOPICS: Should we give up on boxed games?

In the second of a series of features answering the biggest questions about the industry’s future, James Batchelor investigates how much life is left in physical products. Should we give up on boxed games?NO. The duo of divisive D-words will be abundant at E3 this week – we expect to …

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