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Why indie devs should consider physical retail

The digital age has given rise to thousands of games developers releasing titles on Steam, mobile and consoles. Sold Out sales director James Cato believes there’s room at retail for these studios, too… An MCV article (May 23rd, 2014) set industry tongues wagging by suggesting that over two-thirds (72 per …

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Physical release planned for NES Remix on Wii U

Nintendo is granting its previously digital-only NES Remix titles a boxed physical release. NES Remix and NES Remix 2 are to be spliced together into a single retail SKU for Wii U, having previously been only available on the eShop in the West. The two games have previously been bundled …

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Vita title Freedom Wars will get boxed release after fan pressure

Freedom Wars had been scheduled for a digital-only release on Vita in Europe, but Sony has changed its mind. You’ve let us know here on PlayStation Blog, on forums and on social media that you really wanted to see a full title card release for the game,” Sony social man …

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GAME exclusive Ghost Recon Phantoms retail SKU arrives

A retail version of free-to-play PC shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available exclusively from GAME. The press material also carries the pay-to-win themed boast that the SKU features all the necessary equipment for users to develop the ultimate clan and dominate the leaderboards”. It costs 15.99 and includes a …

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No Bayonetta 1 for digital purchases of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U

Wii U owners who choose to buy Bayonetta 2 digitally will not receive the complimentary copy of the first game. Nintendo revealed yesterday as part of its E3 video presentation that the game – which is due out in October – will include a copy of the 2010 original, which …

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition rolling into retail

Wargaming has announced it is to introduce a boxed edition of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition. The Combat Ready Starter Pack is set to launch this August for 15.99 and will provide new players with everything they need to get started in shooter. Included in the boxed edition is …

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72% of UK gamers prefer buying physical games

Digital may be the industry’s biggest market, but consumers still prefer to buy games in a box. Analysts Kantar WorldPanel revealed that two-thirds (72 per cent) of consumers are buying boxed products only. It follows estimates from Screen Digest, which showed that digital games last year generated more revenue than …

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74% of US gamers prefer physical to digital

The disc could yet have some life left in it. Despite plummeting physical game sales in the UK, NPD reckons that US gamers still much prefer to purchase their games in a box. When price is equal 74 per cent of those who on console or PC play five or …

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UK boxed game sales collapse as release schedule dries up

The UK games market plunged to its lowest figure all year last month as the number of new releases slowed dramatically. Only 7.9m was made in revenue for the week ending April 26th – a fall of 34 per cent week-on-week – according to GfK Chart-Track. The biggest launches of …

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Xbox One’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Activision has said that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released physically on Xbox One in the UK some time in early May. In mid April the Xbox One version of the game mysteriously disappeared from release schedules, with Activision simply saying that it was working with Microsoft in an …

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